29 days in Iberia Itinerary

29 days in Iberia Itinerary

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Porto
— 5 nights
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Viana do Castelo
— 2 nights
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Braga
— 2 nights
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Guimaraes
— 2 nights
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Peso Da Regua
— 2 nights
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Coimbra
— 6 nights
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Lisbon
— 8 nights
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Porto — 5 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Dedicate the 3rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Porto is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 10 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Viana do Castelo.
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Viana do Castelo — 2 nights

On the 7th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Viana do Castelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia, see the interesting displays at O Navio Gil Eannes, then appreciate the history behind Santa Casa Da Misericórdia De Viana Do Castelo, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca da Republica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museu do Brinquedo Portugues, don't miss a visit to Fortaleza de Valenca, and then make a trip to Palacio da Brejoeira.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Viana do Castelo trip itinerary app.

Getting from Porto to Viana do Castelo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto to Viana do Castelo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Viana do Castelo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Braga.
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Braga — 2 nights

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, walk around Jardim de Santa Barbara, then stroll through Praca da Republica, then make a trip to Sameiro Sanctuary, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio do Raio. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Arco da Porta Nova, take in the views from Ponte Romana e Medieval, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Ponte de Lima.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Braga trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Viana do Castelo to Braga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Viana do Castelo to Braga. In March in Braga, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Guimaraes.
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Guimaraes — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira, then contemplate the long history of Padrao do Salado, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Alberto Sampaio Museum, then don't miss a visit to Largo do Toural, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montanha- Parque da Penha.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Guimaraes trip itinerary site.

Guimaraes is just a short distance from Braga. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Peso Da Regua.
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Peso Da Regua — 2 nights

Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, is a municipality in northern Portugal, in the district of Vila Real. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museu do Douro, then contemplate the long history of Casa de Mateus, then cruise along Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, and finally learn about winemaking at Quinta do Tedo. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, then don't miss a visit to Pinhao Railway Station, then admire the verdant scenery at The Douro Valley, and finally learn about winemaking at Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Peso Da Regua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guimaraes to Peso Da Regua takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra — 6 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: Tomar (Charola, Convento de Cristo, &more), Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Nazare (Forte de Sao Miguel, Farol de Nazare, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, learn about winemaking at Caves Messias, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra sightseeing site.

You can drive from Peso Da Regua to Coimbra in 2 hours. March in Coimbra sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 8 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, stop by Alfama, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lisbon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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