12-Day Portugal Road Trip from Porto to Lisbon, Viseu, Chaves, and Braga and surrounding area

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12 days & 11 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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11 nights included
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12 days included
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 12-day road trip through Portugal.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Portugal. With this perfectly planned travel package, you will stay 4 nights in Porto, 2 nights in Lisbon, 1 night in Viseu, 1 night in Chaves, and 3 nights in Braga, experiencing the ultimate road trip in Portugal. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Agualva-Cacém, Lisbon, Ourém, Viseu, Chaves, Braga, Vilar da Veiga, and Guimarães. We'll help you experience the best 12 days in Portugal you can imagine so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Porto, you'll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you'll be off to discover some of the most popular attractions in Portugal, including the stunning Luís I Bridge and Belém Tower.

You'll have an extensive selection of accommodations to choose from throughout your road trip. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, catering to all budgets. Whether you're in the mood for luxurious five-star hotels or cozy, budget-friendly accommodations, we've got you covered.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights in Portugal. From the magnificent Praça do Comércio to the breathtaking National Palace of Pena and Quinta da Regaleira, your journey will take you on a thrilling adventure through some of the most iconic travel destinations in the country. Your discovery doesn't end there. As you hit the open road and drive through Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Agualva-Cacém, Lisbon, Ourém, Viseu, Chaves, Braga, Vilar da Veiga, and Guimarães, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Portugal. Whether you're exploring enchanting small towns, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there's always something new and exciting to experience in Portugal.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in Portugal. You'll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you'll never have a boring moment on your road trip through Portugal.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you multiple opportunities to look for souvenirs to memorialize your road trip in Portugal.

You'll return home having experienced the very best of everything Portugal has to offer. Each twist and turn of the journey adds a unique charm to your travel tales.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Portugal. You'll be booked at the best hotels for 11 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 11 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You'll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. Make your vacation in Portugal extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

The best services in Portugal fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in Portugal today!

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Hotel, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Porto, Portugal old town ribeira aerial promenade view with colorful houses, Douro river and boats.Porto / 4 nights
Braga - city in PortugalBraga / 3 nights
Photo of monumental ensemble of the sanctuary and the basilica of our lady of Fatima, Portugal.Ourém
Chaves - city in PortugalChaves / 1 night
Photo of Lisbon City Skyline with Sao Jorge Castle and the Tagus River, Portugal.Lisbon / 2 nights
Guimarães - city in PortugalGuimarães
Vila Nova de Gaia - city in PortugalVila Nova de Gaia
Agualva-Cacém
Vila Real - city in PortugalVila Real
Bragança District - region in PortugalBragança District
Viana do Castelo - city in PortugalViana do Castelo
Viseu - city in PortugalViseu / 1 night

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Attractions

Photo of the Sanctuary of Fatima on a beautiful summer day, Portugal.Sanctuary of Fátima
Photo of famous arch at the Praca do Comercio, Lisbon, Portugal.Praça do Comércio
Photo of the Belem tower at the bank of Tejo River in Lisbon ,Portugal.Belém Tower
Photo of the big Lisbon oceanarium (aka Oceanario de Lisboa) building on pier in an artificial lagoon at Tagus river, Portugal.Lisbon Oceanarium
Luís I Bridge, Sé, Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalLuís I Bridge
Park and National Palace of Pena, São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalPark and National Palace of Pena
Photo of Palace Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, landmarks of Portugal.Quinta da Regaleira
Photo of Lighthouse at Cabo da Roca in Portugal.Cabo da Roca
Photo of Time Out Market Lisboa with a big wall clock and an arch, Portugal.Time Out Market Lisboa
Photo of Padrao dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries), Lisbon, Portugal.Padrão dos Descobrimentos
Photo of Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, Porto, Portugal.Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal
Photo of view of the church of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga famous for sculpture decorated staircase leading to it, Portugal.Bom Jesus do Monte
Photo of Guimaraes, Portugal - November 23 , 2014 : End of a sunny day in the autumn next to the castle of Guimaraes.Castle of Guimarães
Photo of Porto Cathedral. Portugal. Beautiful morning view of the famous cathedral in Porto. Camino de Santiago. Pillory of Porto.Porto Cathedral
Photo of Parque da Cidade do Porto, Portugal, city Park is the largest city park in this city.Parque da Cidade do Porto
Aerial view of Jardim do Morro, a little public park, in Avenida da Republica from Serra do Pilar at Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto in Portugal. Picturesque urban cityscape at sunset light.Jardim do Morro
Photo of beautiful lake in national park Peneda Gerês, Portugal.Peneda-Gerês National Park
Photo of Casa da Música, Porto ,Portugal.Casa da Música
PHOTO OF Clérigos Tower, Porto, Portugal.Torre dos Clérigos
Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Fátima, Ourém, Santarém, Médio Tejo, Centro, PortugalBasilica of the Most Holy Trinity
Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, Fátima, Ourém, Santarém, Médio Tejo, Centro, PortugalBasilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima
She changes as Rotunda da Anémona , designed by artist Janet Echelman in Northern , porto Portugal.She Changes
Aerial view of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, with Basilica Santa Luzia Church, shot from drone.Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus / Mount of Santa Luzia
Photo of Parque de Serralves,Porto,Portugal.Parque de Serralves
Church São Bento da Porta Aberta, Seara, Rio Caldo, Terras de Bouro, Braga, Cávado, North, PortugalChurch São Bento da Porta Aberta
Photo of The Sanctuary of Our Lady Sameira / Marian Shrine and large steps / The sanctuary of Our Lady Sameiro is a sanctuary and marian shrine of Braga, Portugal.Sameiro Sanctuary
cathedral of Braga, Portugal.Braga Cathedral
Jardim Botânico do Porto | Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da U.Porto, Lordelo do Ouro, Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalJardim Botânico do Porto | Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da U Porto
Ageas Porto Coliseum
Deck of Gil Eannes rescue ship moored at Viana do Castelo in PortugalGil Eannes
Beach Azibo, Podence, Podence e Santa Combinha, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Bragança District, Terras de Trás-os-Montes, North, PortugalBeach Azibo
FC Porto Museum, Campanhã, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalF C Porto Museum
Photo of Arch of the New Gate (Arco da Porta Nova) - Braga, Portugal.Arco da Porta Nova
Miradouro da Pedra Bela, Vilar da Veiga, Terras de Bouro, Braga, Cávado, North, PortugalMiradouro da Pedra Bela
Castle Bragança, Santa Maria, Sé, Santa Maria e Meixedo, Bragança, Bragança District, Terras de Trás-os-Montes, North, PortugalCastle Bragança
Aqui Nasceu Portugal
Toural Square (Largo do Toural) is one of the most central and important squares in Guimaraes, PortugalLargo do Toural
Fundação da Casa de Mateus, Mateus, Vila Real, Douro, North, PortugalFundação da Casa de Mateus
Azibo Reservoir Protected Landscape, Podence, Podence e Santa Combinha, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Bragança District, Terras de Trás-os-Montes, North, PortugalAzibo Reservoir Protected Landscape
Trajano Bridge, Madalena, Madalena e Samaiões, Chaves, Vila Real, Alto Tâmega, North, PortugalTrajano Bridge
Elevador de Santa Luzia - Sur, Santa Maria Maior, Viana do Castelo (Santa Maria Maior e Monserrate) e Meadela, Viana do Castelo, Alto Minho, North, PortugalElevador de Santa Luzia
Parque Natural do Alvão in Portugal.Parque Natural do Alvão
Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park, Bornes de Aguiar, Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Vila Real, Alto Tâmega, North, PortugalPedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park
Military Museum of Bragança, Santa Maria, Sé, Santa Maria e Meixedo, Bragança, Bragança District, Terras de Trás-os-Montes, North, PortugalMilitary Museum of Bragança
House of culture in Viana do Castelo PortugalCultural Center of Viana do Castelo
Parque Florestal, São Pedro, Vila Real, Douro, North, PortugalParque Florestal

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Day 1

Day 1 – Porto - arrival day

  • Porto - Arrival day
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  • Luís I Bridge
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Your road trip adventure in Portugal begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Porto. You’ll stay in Porto for 4 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Porto has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Luís I Bridge. This attraction is a must-see tourist destination and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 79,128 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Your stay promises to be a delightful continuation of your exploration, providing comfort and tranquility to recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Porto, Nata Lisboa. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,037 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Porto is Tapabento S. Bento. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,413 customers.

Locals recommend Muu Steakhouse as one of the best restaurants in the city of Porto. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 1,431 customers.

Porto also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Porto is Brasão Aliados. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,812 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Porto is Base Porto. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,621 customers.

Locals also enjoy Aduela. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,570 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 12-day vacation in Portugal!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Porto

  • Porto
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Drive 26 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • F C Porto Museum
  • Ageas Porto Coliseum
  • Casa da Música
  • She Changes
  • Parque da Cidade do Porto
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Porto has to offer. Cherish the 3 nights you have left in Porto by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Porto. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of Porto, like the extraordinary F. C. Porto Museum. This attraction is an architectural structure and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 6,440 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Porto is the spectacular Ageas Porto Coliseum. This attraction is a must-see tourist destination and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,571 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Casa da Música. This concert hall has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,921 visitors.

She Changes is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This sculpture is a popular destination among visitors in Porto. Rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 11,047 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Parque da Cidade do Porto. Parque da Cidade do Porto is an urban park and popular attraction in Porto. More than 26,193 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Porto does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Porto on this day of your trip.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Portugal, be sure to eat at Do Norte Café by Hungry Biker, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Porto. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,325 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Porto is the popular Chama. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 574 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Bonaparte Downtown is one of the best bars in the city of Porto for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,088 customers.

Letraria Porto is another of the most popular bars in the city of Porto. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,654 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Porto!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Porto and Vila Nova De Gaia

  • Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Porto
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Drive 21 km, 59 min

  • Parque de Serralves
  • Jardim Botânico do Porto | Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da U Porto
  • Torre dos Clérigos
  • Porto Cathedral
  • Jardim do Morro
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At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Porto, where you'll stay for 2 nights more.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of Vila Nova de Gaia is Jardim do Morro. This amazing attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 26,941 visitors.

You can also make your new day in Portugal more epic with one of the most popular tours you can take part in today. The tour allows travelers to experience the enjoyment of exploring some of Portugal’s most popular attractions and hidden treasures. Make sure to check out all options below to find the perfect adventure for you.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation near the city of Porto.

When you arrive, we recommend eating at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like Abadia do Porto. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,633 customers.

Negra Café Baixa is one of the top restaurants in the city of Porto. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,213 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Porto, Capela Incomum. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,234 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day in the city of Porto!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Agualva e Mira-Sintra and Lisbon

  • Agualva-Cacém
  • Lisbon
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Drive 402 km, 4 hours 55 min

  • Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • Cabo da Roca
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Day 4 of your road trip through Portugal gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You'll start your day with some exploring in the city of Agualva e Mira-Sintra and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Lisbon. You will stay in Lisbon for 2 nights. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Agualva e Mira-Sintra is the amazing National Palace of Pena. This attraction is a museum that is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 85,427 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible museum, Quinta da Regaleira. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 53,884 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Agualva e Mira-Sintra is the outstanding Cabo da Roca. This popular cape and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 54,367 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Agualva e Mira-Sintra by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Portugal. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Lisbon, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try daPrata52 - Petiscos ¦ Tapas, one of the best restaurants in the city of Lisbon. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,470 customers.

Locals also recommend Alma as one of the best restaurants in the city of Lisbon. Alma is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,033 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Lisbon is Lisboa Tu e Eu 2. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,027 customers.

After dinner, visit Delirium Café Lisboa, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Lisbon. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,093 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Portugal!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 37 km, 1 hour 30 min

  • Belém Tower
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Time Out Market Lisboa
  • Praça do Comércio
  • Lisbon Oceanarium
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On day 5 of your road trip across Portugal, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Lisbon. You’ll stay in Lisbon for 1 night, meaning you have plenty of time to discover the best things to see and do in the area.

We recommend you stay at the Ramada by Wyndham Lisbon, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of Lisbon. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 6,771 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Lisbon is the 5-star Turim Boulevard Hotel. The hotel is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 5,160 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Lisbon is the 3-star Roma. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 10,309 guests.

Our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best alternatives if these hotels are not available.

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations in the city of Lisbon, like the outstanding Belém Tower. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 90,401 visitors.

Padrão dos Descobrimentos is another popular attraction you could visit in the city of Lisbon. This incredible attraction is a monument and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 55,078 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the city of Lisbon is the extraordinary Time Out Market Lisboa. This food court is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 58,503 reviews.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Praça do Comércio. Around 106,926 visitors have given this square an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Come to Lisbon prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book a popular and budget-friendly activity you can do on this day in Lisbon.

After a day of exploring, try one of the best restaurants in the city of Lisbon.

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like Nicolau Lisboa, after your day of exploring the city of Lisbon. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 5,172 customers.

It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy another amazing evening in Portugal.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Nossa Senhora da Piedade and Viseu

  • Ourém
  • Viseu
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Drive 302 km, 3 hours 29 min

  • Sanctuary of Fátima
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima
  • Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity
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As you rise to greet the dawn on day 6 of your epic road trip in Portugal, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Nossa Senhora da Piedade. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Viseu. You’ll stay in Viseu for 1 night. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Nossa Senhora da Piedade’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Nossa Senhora da Piedade, start your day with a visit to the amazing Sanctuary of Fátima. This much-appreciated shrine to the virgin mary and attraction is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 107,021 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima. This church and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 11,883 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity to make the most of your road trip across Portugal. The spectacular Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity is a church that has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,320 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Nossa Senhora da Piedade has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Viseu. Viseu offers plenty of options for top-rated hotels and other places to stay that fit all travel budgets.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Viseu, the fantastic Irish Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 825 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful Syrah - Bar. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 510 customers.

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in Portugal!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Braganca and Chaves

  • Bragança District
  • Chaves
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Drive 313 km, 3 hours 40 min

  • Beach Azibo
  • Azibo Reservoir Protected Landscape
  • Military Museum of Bragança
  • Castle Bragança
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Rise and shine on day 7 of your road trip in Portugal. Today, you'll wake up in Viseu and embark on a scenic drive to Chaves, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Viseu and Bragança District before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Viseu. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Parque Aquilino Ribeiro. This attraction is an urban park that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,493 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Viseu Cathedral. This attraction, a beloved cathedral, has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,799 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Viseu is the stunning Parque de Santiago. This park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,701 visitors.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Beach Azibo. This attraction is a best-rated sightseeing destination that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,649 visitors.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible Azibo Reservoir Protected Landscape. This park and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,544 reviews.

Another site you could visit today is the top-rated Military Museum of Bragança. This museum and travel destination is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,957 visitors.

The lovely Castle Bragança is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 5,495 visitors have left this must-see tourist destination an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

When you're done with your sightseeing in Bragança District, it's time to continue your drive to the city of Chaves. When you arrive in Chaves you’ll check in at one of the best hotels in the area.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Carvalho. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 974 customers.

Locals also recommend Taberna Benito, another of the best restaurants in Chaves. Taberna Benito is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 800 customers.

After dinner, visit Ilha do Cavaleiro to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Chaves, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 749 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Chillout Café. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Chillout Café has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 210 customers.

Dom Quixote Cervejaria is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 421 customers.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in Portugal, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Vila Real and Braga

  • Chaves
  • Vila Real
  • Braga
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Drive 195 km, 3 hours 5 min

  • Trajano Bridge
  • Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park
  • Fundação da Casa de Mateus
  • Parque Florestal
  • Parque Natural do Alvão
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Day 8 of your road trip through Portugal gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You will stay in Braga for 3 nights. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Vila Real is the amazing Trajano Bridge. This attraction is a top-tier point of interest that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,277 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible hotel, Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,414 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Vila Real is the outstanding Fundação da Casa de Mateus. This popular park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 5,204 visitors.

The spectacular Parque Florestal is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating park and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 477 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Alvão Natural Park. This attraction is a popular nature park that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,747 visitors.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Portugal. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Braga, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Retrokitchen, one of the best restaurants in the city of Braga. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,007 customers.

Locals also recommend Bira dos Namorados as one of the best restaurants in the city of Braga. Bira dos Namorados is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,412 customers.

After dinner, visit Cozinha da Sé, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Braga. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,019 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Portugal!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Braga

  • Braga
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Drive 25 km, 52 min

  • Arco da Porta Nova
  • Braga Cathedral
  • Bom Jesus do Monte
  • Sameiro Sanctuary
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On day 9 of your road trip across Portugal, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Braga. You’ll stay in Braga for 2 nights, meaning you have plenty of time to discover the best things to see and do in the area.

We recommend you stay at the Vila Galé Collection Braga, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of Braga. This hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,424 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Braga is the 5-star Meliá Braga. The hotel is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,222 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Braga is the 3-star B&B Hotel Braga Lamaçães. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,085 guests.

Our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best alternatives if these hotels are not available.

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations in the city of Braga, like the outstanding Arco da Porta Nova. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,139 visitors.

Braga Cathedral is another popular attraction you could visit in the city of Braga. This incredible attraction is a catholic cathedral and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,996 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the city of Braga is the extraordinary Bom Jesus do Monte. This minor basilica is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 28,503 reviews.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Sameiro Sanctuary. Around 9,619 visitors have given this church building an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Come to Braga prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book a popular and budget-friendly activity you can do on this day in Braga.

After a day of exploring, try one of the best restaurants in the city of Braga.

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like Taberna Londrina Braga, after your day of exploring the city of Braga. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,916 customers.

Locals recommend Domus Vinum - Wine Bar & Tapas, one of the best bars in the city of Braga, for a refreshing evening drink to finish your day. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 550 customers.

Alternatively, you could choose another of the most popular bars in the city of Braga, Barhaus. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 736 customers.

ATípica - Restaurante, Tapas Bar e Sabores de Portugal is also one of the best bars in the city of Braga. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 612 customers.

It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy another amazing evening in Portugal.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Viana Do Castelo and Braga

  • Viana do Castelo
  • Braga
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Drive 243 km, 3 hours 51 min

  • Peneda-Gerês National Park
  • Cultural Center of Viana do Castelo
  • Gil Eannes
  • Elevador de Santa Luzia
  • Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus / Mount of Santa Luzia
  • More

You still have 1 night left in Braga.

One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is Peneda-Gerês National Park. This incredible attraction is a national park and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 23,484 visitors.

Cultural Center of Viana do Castelo is another popular attraction you'll visit. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,230 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit is Gil Eannes. This amazing attraction is a hospital ship and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,878 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Elevador de Santa Luzia. This funicular and place of interest is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,283 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Santa Luzia Sanctuary. This church building is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 10,314 visitors.

To do something one-of-a-kind today, you can join a popular tour. Check out all the fun and eye-opening experiences you can try out in Portugal to make your travel experience in the country more memorable.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Braga.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Braga, like Restaurante O Jacó. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,154 customers.

La Porta is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Braga. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 953 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Braga, Rossio Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 460 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Sé La Vie. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 371 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through Portugal!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Vilar da Veiga, Guimaraes, and Porto

  • Guimarães
  • Porto
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Drive 164 km, 3 hours 35 min

  • Church São Bento da Porta Aberta
  • Miradouro da Pedra Bela
  • Castle of Guimarães
  • Aqui Nasceu Portugal
  • Largo do Toural
  • More

Day 11 of your road trip will take you to the city of Vilar da Veiga and the city of Guimarães. You’ll stay in Porto for 1 night.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Vilar da Veiga today is Church São Bento da Porta Aberta. This excellent attraction is a church that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,553 visitors.

We also recommend you visit the amazing Miradouro da Pedra Bela, an outstanding must-see tourist destination, in the city of Vilar da Veiga. Around 5,353 travelers rated this attraction with 4.8 out of 5 stars.

To experience the local culture, see more of Portugal, and meet new people at the same time, we highly recommend you go on a tour. You’ll find many top-rated and popular tours in the city, offering unique experiences that will inspire you. On this tour, you can go on an epic adventure to some of the best places to visit in Portugal. You also get to admire popular places of interest.

You could then travel to Castle of Guimarães for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Guimarães. This popular attraction is a castle and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 29,608 visitors.

This outstanding best-rated sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,776 travelers.

You can also stop at the popular Largo do Toural in the city of Guimarães. This attraction, a stunning square, has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,901 visitors.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Porto.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Porto, Bulha Sá da Bandeira. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,983 customers.

Locals recommend tascö as one of the best restaurants in the city of Porto. Tascö is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,119 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Porto, FÉ Wine & Club. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,278 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like THE ROYAL COCKTAIL CLUB. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 932 customers.

HD Bar to Be Wild is a popular bar that locals recommend in the city of Porto. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 696 customers.

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through Portugal with a toast!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Porto - departure day

  • Porto - Departure day
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  • Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal
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Day 12 of your road trip in Portugal is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Porto before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Porto. This garden and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 38,920 visitors.

Take a stroll along the main shopping streets of Porto and find some souvenirs to remind you of your road trip in Portugal.

You’ll then say farewell to Porto. We wish you a pleasant journey home, with many wonderful memories of your unforgettable vacation in Portugal!

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