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

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Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 12-day road trip through Portugal! Travel to Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Agualva-Cacém, Lisbon, Ourém, Viseu, Chaves, Braga, Vilar da Veiga, and Guimarães with this cheap holiday package!

Explore Portugal for less with this 12-day self-drive package. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country. See the stunning Luís I Bridge, the captivating Belém Tower, and marvel at the uniqueness of each attraction. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Portugal and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food. Lastly, this travel plan allows you to stay and feel comfortable at a top-rated budget hotel for 4 nights in Porto, 2 nights in Lisbon, 1 night in Viseu, 1 night in Chaves, and 3 nights in Braga.

This customizable and cheap Portugal travel package promises non-stop adventure. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Portugal at the lowest price!

On arrival in Porto, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Portugal. Explore the magnificent Praça do Comércio to see its unique features. Visit the fascinating National Palace of Pena and take in its distinct atmosphere. Portugal offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your journey, you'll have the pleasure of staying at top-rated budget accommodations, each selected for their exceptional value, comfort, and positive guest reviews. Each stop along your carefully planned route has been chosen to enhance your travel experience, offering you a blend of convenience, comfort, and a touch of local culture, ensuring a restful retreat after a day of adventures.

Choosing the handpicked recommendations gives you easy access to popular places of interest in Portugal. With accommodation conveniently located in a downtown area, you can explore its surroundings at your leisure. Here, you can sample the country’s culinary delicacies and buy keepsakes of your travels in Portugal.

This cheap holiday package will bring you close to many picture-perfect destinations in Portugal, like the stunning Quinta da Regaleira. You'll visit the incredible Sanctuary of Fátima to make lasting memories.

Your camera will be full of memories you can share with friends and family or on social media. By the end of your 12-day road trip, you'll leave Portugal happy and inspired to go on another unique and budget-friendly adventure.

This affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 12-day vacation in Portugal. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 11 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Portugal with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Portugal travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Portugal and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Portugal’s famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions There’s no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Portugal offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Portugal with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours to Portugal fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Hotel, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
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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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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 exciting road trip through Portugal starts when you reach the incredible city of Porto, where you'll stay for 4 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Porto and begin your adventure in Portugal.

Porto is a popular cheap holiday destination in Portugal with something to offer every traveler. When you're ready to explore the city, stop at some of the best places to visit in Porto and get this road trip adventure rolling.

A trip to the amazing Luís I Bridge will make your cheap holiday in Portugal truly special. This attraction is a fascinating best-rated sightseeing destination that has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 79,128 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best budget-friendly hotels or places to stay in the city.

When you're hungry and ready to take a break from your adventure, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the best restaurants in Porto. An excellent example is the popular Nata Lisboa. Serving a menu of mouthwatering dishes, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,037 customers.

Another restaurant you should check out during your cheap vacation in Portugal is Tapabento S. Bento. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,413 customers, this famous restaurant is one of the city's most recommended places to eat.

If you wish to dine at a restaurant locals love, go to the wonderful Muu Steakhouse. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 1,431 customers, and is an awesome place to satisfy your craving for good food and service.

Brasão Aliados is a great bar to relax after a busy day. About 7,812 customers have given this spot an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, making it one of the most popular bars in the area.

Another bar in Porto we recommend is Base Porto, an excellent place to meet new friends. This bar offers customers plenty of snack and drink options and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,621 customers.

Aduela is also one of the best places to go to unwind and chat with locals. Over 2,570 bar-goers have rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and cheap holiday experience 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’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Porto, proving that cheap holidays in Portugal can be extraordinary.

You'll begin sightseeing at the extraordinary F. C. Porto Museum. This attraction is an architectural structure that has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 6,440 travelers.

Another of the best travel destinations you can explore in this fun and cheap holiday destination is the spectacular Ageas Porto Coliseum. This popular place of interest is a stunning best-rated sightseeing destination that boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,571 visitors.

To make your trip to Porto more memorable, spend time at the fascinating Casa da Música. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 17,921 traveler reviews, it’s not surprising that the fantastic Casa da Música is often mentioned in Portugal road trip itineraries.

The magnificent She Changes is another stop you might want to add to your sightseeing plans. This sculpture and popular travel destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 11,047 reviews.

If you’re interested in seeing something else, make your way to the amazing Parque da Cidade do Porto. More than 26,193 visitors have rated this urban park and tourist destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Porto does not have to stop there. You can add a budget-friendly activity on your itinerary and get to know more about Porto on a personal level. Check out the fantastic selection of affordable tours and tickets offered on this leg of your journey across this top cheap holiday destination in Europe, Portugal.

After exploring some of the most remarkable sights in Portugal, you also have the chance to experience the country’s food culture. Eat at Do Norte Café by Hungry Biker, one of the best restaurants in Porto. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,325 reviews.

You can also check out Chama. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers in the city. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 574 diners.

When you’ve finished your meal, head to some of the most popular bars in Porto for an after-dinner drink. Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at Bonaparte Downtown and try some of its cocktails and snacks. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,088 customers.

Letraria Porto is another great place to hang out in and relax after a busy day in the city. This bar offers various drinks at affordable prices and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,654 customers.

Savor the rest of the night and celebrate another incredible road trip adventure in the magical 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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You still have 2 nights left in the area, giving you plenty of chances to check out top-rated restaurants and try out unique activities that will enhance your road trip experience in Portugal.

Today’s adventure starts in Vila Nova de Gaia. Vila Nova de Gaia is a popular cheap holiday destination in Portugal and the home of the wonderful Jardim do Morro. This amazing attraction is a park that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 26,941 visitors.

Make your road trip vacation in Portugal more memorable and epic without spending a fortune. Take advantage of the cheap holiday deals you'll find in Portugal and add budget-friendly activities to your travel plan.

When you’re done exploring, 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 serves delicious dishes at surprisingly cheap prices and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,633 customers.

Negra Café Baixa is another excellent restaurant we recommend for budget travelers in Porto. This restaurant offers good food at even better prices and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,213 customers.

After your meal, finish off this busy day with a refreshing drink at one of the best bars in the city of Porto, Capela Incomum. This bar offers a variety of liquors at different price points and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,234 customers.

This bar offers customers a terrific bar experience at low prices, making it one of the best spots in Porto.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Portugal! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience 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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On day 4 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Portugal, you’ll experience two places in one day. You’ll start your day in Agualva e Mira-Sintra and end your day in the city of Lisbon, where you'll stay for 2 nights. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you.

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

This day is also your chance to stop at the incredible Quinta da Regaleira. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 53,884 travelers, a visit to this well-known museum and sightseeing spot in Agualva e Mira-Sintra is likely to make your vacation in Portugal even more memorable.

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

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in Portugal. To have the best affordable travel experience in Portugal, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in Portugal unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in Portugal.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Lisbon. Lisbon is another cheap travel destination in Portugal where you have access to hotels, restaurants, bars, and other conveniences.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best attractions a budget vacation in Portugal can afford, treat yourself to a hearty meal. You’ll find many great restaurants in Lisbon that offer delicious food to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Lisbon is daPrata52 - Petiscos ¦ Tapas. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,470 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Lisbon, Alma is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,033 diners.

Another restaurant worth trying is Lisboa Tu e Eu 2. Many locals and cheap holiday goers in Lisbon enjoy dining at this restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,027 customers.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Lisbon’s best bars to celebrate this day of your road trip vacation in Portugal. For example, you can visit Delirium Café Lisboa. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,093 customers, this bar is considered a favorite in the area.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in 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 adventures in Portugal, you’ll go deep into Lisbon, where you'll stay for 1 night, and see some of the city’s unforgettable attractions. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Lisbon, and meet locals along the way!

Lisbon offers an incredible variety of budget hotels and places to stay you can choose from and spend the night in.

We recommend you stay at the charming Turim Boulevard Hotel to ensure a pleasant and affordable vacation in Lisbon. This 5-star hotel offers guests comfort and convenience and is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 5,160 guest reviews.

Another budget-friendly stay option you can check into is the cozy 4-star Ramada by Wyndham Lisbon. This cheap hotel provides a ton of handy amenities perfect for travelers in Lisbon. Ramada by Wyndham Lisbon has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 6,771 former guests.

Travelers looking forward to enjoying a cheap vacation in Lisbon should also consider Roma. This 3-star hotel offers great value-for-money and is one of the best budget accommodations in the city. Roma has been rated by 10,309 guests with an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Popular hotels and places to stay in Lisbon offering low-cost accommodations get fully-booked fast. If any of these stay options are not available during your visit in the city, our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best budget alternatives.

One thing that makes Lisbon the perfect cheap holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular attractions. For example, the outstanding fort, Belém Tower. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 90,401 visitors.

The famous Padrão dos Descobrimentos is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. This incredible monument and travel destination has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 55,078 visitors.

Lisbon is also the home of the extraordinary Time Out Market Lisboa. Around 58,503 travelers have rated the spectacular Time Out Market Lisboa an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Praça do Comércio. With an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from a total of 106,926 reviews, a visit to this wonderful square and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

This fascinating attraction is a must-visit.

Come to Lisbon prepared by adding a tour to your budget vacation package to Portugal. If you’re up for a challenging, fun, or inspiring activity, check out the fantastic selection of tours and cheap holiday deals in Lisbon.

After a day of exploring, reward yourself by dining at one of the best restaurants in Lisbon, Nicolau Lisboa. Locals enjoy eating at Nicolau Lisboa for its good food and ambiance. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 5,172 diners.

Curious about the nightlife in Lisbon? Consider visiting some of the best bars in Lisbon after dinner.

Raise a toast and enjoy celebrating this terrific day of your affordable vacation 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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On day 6 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Portugal, you’ll experience two places in one day. You’ll start your day in Nossa Senhora da Piedade and end your day in the city of Viseu, where you'll stay for 1 night. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you.

One of the best places to visit in Nossa Senhora da Piedade is the amazing Sanctuary of Fátima. This travel destination is a shrine to the virgin mary that has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 107,021 visitors.

This day is also your chance to stop at the incredible Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 11,883 travelers, a visit to this well-known church and sightseeing spot in Nossa Senhora da Piedade is likely to make your vacation in Portugal even more memorable.

Another unforgettable sight in Nossa Senhora da Piedade is the outstanding Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity. This church has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 15,320 visitors.

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in Portugal. To have the best affordable travel experience in Portugal, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in Portugal unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in Portugal.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Viseu. Viseu is another cheap travel destination in Portugal where you have access to hotels, restaurants, bars, and other conveniences.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best attractions a budget vacation in Portugal can afford, treat yourself to a hearty meal. You’ll find many great restaurants in Viseu that offer delicious food to help keep you going.

Many locals and cheap holiday goers in Viseu enjoy dining at this restaurant.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Viseu’s best bars to celebrate this day of your road trip vacation in Portugal. For example, you can visit Irish Bar. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 825 customers, this bar is considered a favorite in the area.

Another great place to have a refreshing, celebratory drink is Syrah - Bar. This popular bar in Viseu has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 510 bar-goers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience 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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On day 7 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Portugal, you’ll experience two places in one day. You’ll start your day in Braganca and end your day in the city of Chaves, where you'll stay for 1 night. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you.

One of the best places to visit in Braganca is the amazing Parque Aquilino Ribeiro. This travel destination is an urban park that has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,493 visitors.

This day is also your chance to stop at the incredible Viseu Cathedral. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,799 travelers, a visit to this well-known cathedral and sightseeing spot in Braganca is likely to make your vacation in Portugal even more memorable.

Another unforgettable sight in Braganca is the outstanding Parque de Santiago. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,701 visitors.

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in Portugal. To have the best affordable travel experience in Portugal, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in Portugal unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in Portugal.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Chaves. Chaves is another cheap travel destination in Portugal where you have access to hotels, restaurants, bars, and other conveniences.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best attractions a budget vacation in Portugal can afford, treat yourself to a hearty meal. You’ll find many great restaurants in Chaves that offer delicious food to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Chaves is Carvalho. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 974 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Chaves, Taberna Benito is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 800 diners.

Many locals and cheap holiday goers in Chaves enjoy dining at this restaurant.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Chaves’s best bars to celebrate this day of your road trip vacation in Portugal. For example, you can visit Ilha do Cavaleiro. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 749 customers, this bar is considered a favorite in the area.

Another great place to have a refreshing, celebratory drink is Chillout Café. This popular bar in Chaves has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 210 bar-goers.

You can also go to Dom Quixote Cervejaria as an alternative. More than a bar, the popular Dom Quixote Cervejaria is also a place for fun or relaxation. Around 421 customers have given this city bar an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Portugal!

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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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On day 8 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Portugal, you’ll experience two places in one day. You’ll start your day in Vila Real and end your day in the city of Braga, where you'll stay for 3 nights. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you.

One of the best places to visit in Vila Real is the amazing Trajano Bridge. This travel destination is a must-see tourist destination that has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,277 visitors.

This day is also your chance to stop at the incredible Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,414 travelers, a visit to this well-known hotel and sightseeing spot in Vila Real is likely to make your vacation in Portugal even more memorable.

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

To make the most of your day in this cheap holiday destination in Portugal, drop by the popular Parque Florestal. This attraction, an amazing park, has been rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 477 travelers.

If you’re keen to explore more, you’ll enjoy the fantastic Alvão Natural Park. This nature park is a popular attraction rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,747 visitors from all over the globe.

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in Portugal. To have the best affordable travel experience in Portugal, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in Portugal unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in Portugal.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Braga. Braga is another cheap travel destination in Portugal where you have access to hotels, restaurants, bars, and other conveniences.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best attractions a budget vacation in Portugal can afford, treat yourself to a hearty meal. You’ll find many great restaurants in Braga that offer delicious food to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Braga is Retrokitchen. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,007 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Braga, Bira dos Namorados is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,412 diners.

Many locals and cheap holiday goers in Braga enjoy dining at this restaurant.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Braga’s best bars to celebrate this day of your road trip vacation in Portugal. For example, you can visit Cozinha da Sé. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,019 customers, this bar is considered a favorite in the area.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in 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 adventures in Portugal, you’ll go deep into Braga, where you'll stay for 2 nights, and see some of the city’s unforgettable attractions. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Braga, and meet locals along the way!

Braga offers an incredible variety of budget hotels and places to stay you can choose from and spend the night in.

We recommend you stay at the charming Meliá Braga to ensure a pleasant and affordable vacation in Braga. This 5-star hotel offers guests comfort and convenience and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 3,222 guest reviews.

Another budget-friendly stay option you can check into is the cozy 4-star Vila Galé Collection Braga. This cheap hotel provides a ton of handy amenities perfect for travelers in Braga. Vila Galé Collection Braga has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,424 former guests.

Travelers looking forward to enjoying a cheap vacation in Braga should also consider B&B Hotel Braga Lamaçães. This 3-star hotel offers great value-for-money and is one of the best budget accommodations in the city. B&B Hotel Braga Lamaçães has been rated by 2,085 guests with an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Popular hotels and places to stay in Braga offering low-cost accommodations get fully-booked fast. If any of these stay options are not available during your visit in the city, our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best budget alternatives.

One thing that makes Braga the perfect cheap holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular attractions. For example, the outstanding triumphal arch, Arco da Porta Nova. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,139 visitors.

The famous Braga Cathedral is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. This incredible catholic cathedral and travel destination has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,996 visitors.

Braga is also the home of the extraordinary Bom Jesus do Monte. Around 28,503 travelers have rated the spectacular Bom Jesus do Monte an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Sameiro Sanctuary. With an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from a total of 9,619 reviews, a visit to this wonderful church building and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

This fascinating attraction is a must-visit.

Come to Braga prepared by adding a tour to your budget vacation package to Portugal. If you’re up for a challenging, fun, or inspiring activity, check out the fantastic selection of tours and cheap holiday deals in Braga.

After a day of exploring, reward yourself by dining at one of the best restaurants in Braga, Taberna Londrina Braga. Locals enjoy eating at Taberna Londrina Braga for its good food and ambiance. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,916 diners.

Curious about the nightlife in Braga? Consider visiting some of the best bars in Braga after dinner. Locals recommend Domus Vinum - Wine Bar & Tapas, and it's a great spot to enjoy a refreshing drink after an active day. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 550 customers.

Barhaus is another excellent place to relax and have a drink or two after a busy road trip in Portugal. Barhaus has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 736 bar-goers, proving it's one of the most popular bars in Braga.

You might also want to cap the night off at aTípica - Restaurante, Tapas Bar e Sabores de Portugal, a fascinating bar that 612 customers have rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in their reviews.

Raise a toast and enjoy celebrating this terrific day of your affordable vacation 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

Today's agenda is to explore Viana Do Castelo and discover what this fabulous and cheap holiday destination offers. Expect amazing attractions, a great dining experience, and a wonderful time discovering the daily lives of locals with 1 night left in Braga.

You’ll begin this day’s adventure with a visit to the top-rated Peneda-Gerês National Park. This incredible attraction is a national park that has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from around 23,484 visitors.

Another highlight of this cheap holiday package is a trip to the fascinating Cultural Center of Viana do Castelo. This spectacular cultural center and tourist destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,230 reviews.

It’s hard to pass up the chance to see the famous Gil Eannes during a vacation in Viana Do Castelo. Ranking high up on many travelers’ bucket lists, the amazing Gil Eannes has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,878 reviews.

This day of your road trip in Portugal is also the perfect opportunity to see the outstanding Elevador de Santa Luzia. This popular place of interest in Viana Do Castelo is a valued funicular that has a rating of 4.4 out of a 5-star rating from 4,283 visitors.

You’ll be making the most of your time in Viana Do Castelo when you include the fantastic Santa Luzia Sanctuary to your road trip itinerary. This local attraction is a captivating church building with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 10,314 travelers.

Keen to do something new and one-of-a-kind today? There are many experiences you can add to your cheap vacation package to make your road trip in Portugal more special. Check out all the budget-friendly activities and tours below and bag a cheap holiday deal.

After taking in the best of Viana Do Castelo, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Braga for a well-deserved rest. When you’re ready to eat, indulge yourself to a nice meal at one of the top-rated restaurants in the city.

Restaurante O Jacó is an excellent example. Here you can enjoy good food and service at affordable prices. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,154 customers.

La Porta is another great restaurant option for budget travelers in Braga. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and savory meals at low prices and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 953 customers.

After a lovely dinner at one of the best places to eat in Braga, visit one of the most popular drinking spots in the city. Relax, grab a drink or two, chat with friendly locals, and enjoy the rest of your evening in Braga.

Rossio Bar is a fantastic bar many locals in Braga recognize. This popular bar is an excellent place to unwind after a busy day and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 460 customers.

You can also enjoy a few drinks and some snacks at Sé La Vie, another popular bar in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 371 customers.

Raise your glass and savor every moment of your cheap holiday experience in 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 across Portugal offers you the chance to visit the wonderful Vilar da Veiga and the enchanting Guimarães, two of the most popular cheap holiday destinations in the country. You'll begin sightseeing in Vilar da Veiga and end the day in Guimarães, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Buckle up because day 11 of your affordable vacation in Portugal will take you to some of locals’ and travelers’ most recommended travel spots!

One place travelers keep coming back to in Vilar da Veiga is the magnificent Church São Bento da Porta Aberta. Around 9,553 visitors have rated this excellent church and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Miradouro da Pedra Bela on this leg of your self-drive tour in Portugal. This attraction is a well-known must-see tourist destination that has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from around 5,353 travelers.

After capturing the beauty and rich culture of Vilar da Veiga, you’ll get back behind the wheels and continue your road trip to the fantastic city of Guimarães.

Start your sightseeing in this cheap holiday destination with a visit to the unforgettable Castle of Guimarães. This popular site is a valued castle in Guimarães and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 29,608 visitors.

Another must-visit in Guimarães is the spectacular Aqui Nasceu Portugal. This outstanding must-see tourist destination and sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from more than 4,776 travelers.

You can also stop at the popular Largo do Toural to make your cheap holiday experience in Guimarães truly special. This square and place of interest has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,901 visitors.

Exploring one unique site after another provides you the much-needed variety during your self-drive tour across Portugal. But to satisfy your curiosity or need for adventure, we recommend you add excursions in today’s agenda. You have a great selection of popular and low-cost activities to choose from in Portugal. Make your cheap holiday experience in Portugal more memorable by doing something new, bold, or inspiring.

Porto offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Portugal. So anytime you need a break from your activities, you’re guaranteed a comfortable and affordable place to rest and stay in the city.

As this adventurous day progresses, satisfy your hunger at one of the best restaurants in the city. Many restaurants in Porto offer good food at even better prices, the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Portugal.

Bulha Sá da Bandeira is a must try. This restaurant serves a mouthwatering selection of meals and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,983 diners.

Another popular eating spot in Porto is tascö, a local favorite. Serving diners fresh, delicious, and affordable meals, this restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,119 customers.

Make sure you get to the restaurant early to save yourself a seat.

When night has fallen and you feel like enjoying a drink, head to some of Porto’s best bars. There are plenty of bars in the city where you can order a few drinks without compromising your budget.

FÉ Wine & Club is an excellent example of a great bar in Porto offering drinks at reasonable prices. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,278 customers.

You can also hang out and have a drink at THE ROYAL COCKTAIL CLUB, another of locals’ go-to bars in Porto. THE ROYAL COCKTAIL CLUB is among the best city bars offering various beverages at different price points, with around 932 customers having rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

HD Bar to Be Wild is for you if you’re curious about bars that give you a taste of the nightlife scene in Porto. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from more than 696 bar-goers.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Portugal with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Portugal!

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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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It’s soon time to say goodbye to Portugal as your road trip vacation is about to end. Day 12 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Porto.

Depending on how much time you have before your flight back home, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing to make the most of your cheap holiday experience in Portugal.

If you'd rather pass time visiting some attractions, this is your chance to go to places you may not have had the chance to explore yet.

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Porto is the remarkable Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal. This garden and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 38,920 visitors.

You’ll then say farewell to Porto and begin your journey home. You’ll leave filled with unforgettable memories from your terrific and affordable travel experiences in Portugal!

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