18 days in Porto & Guimaraes Itinerary

18 days in Porto & Guimaraes Itinerary

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Start: Porto
1
Porto
— 14 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Guimaraes
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Porto

14
nights
Porto

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Estadio do Dragao. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Praia da Costa Nova. Get a sense of the local culture at Palacio da Bolsa and Rua Santa Catarina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach) (in Figueira da Foz), Poco da Cesta - praia fluvial de Casal Novo (in Arganil) and Ilhavo (Praia da Vagueira & Praia da Barra). Dedicate the 13th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port.

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If you are flying in from Guatemala, the closest major aiport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. May in Porto sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Ilhavo, Praia Fluvial de Burgaes, Matosinhos Beach, Mindelo Beach
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River Rafting & Tubing
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, then view the masterpieces at 9 Seculos, then contemplate the long history of Largo da Oliveira, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Quinta Santa Eufemia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, and then learn about winemaking at Quinta da Pacheca.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Guimaraes trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Porto to Guimaraes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Guimaraes can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Lamego, Braga
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Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco

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