1 day in Porto District Itinerary

1 day in Porto District Itinerary

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Vila Nova de Gaia



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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto day trip planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Porto. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Vila Nova de Gaia.
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Vila Nova de Gaia

Across the Douro River from Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia touts famed Port wine lodges, where bottles are stored and aged.
You've now added Estacao Litoral da Aguda to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Origens Spa, then see the interesting displays at Estacao Litoral da Aguda, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, and finally do a tasting at Pocas Vinhos.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vila Nova de Gaia trip itinerary builder.

Vila Nova de Gaia is just a stone's throw from Porto. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Gaia

Spas · Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

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Northern Portugal travel guide

Natural beauty and rich cultural heritage make northern Portugal one of Europe's most desirable vacation destinations. Continuously populated for thousands of years, this verdant land features a lively coastline studded with dozens of modern resorts. Away from the ocean, the region transforms into a rolling countryside of small villages, vast national parks, lush vineyards, and World Heritage-listed prehistoric sites. Place the city of Porto at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's centuries-long history of outstanding wine production. Use the tourist-friendly city as your base, and devote some time to exploring the bucolic wine region stretching along the luxuriant banks of the Douro River.