7 days in Porto & Salamanca Itinerary

7 days in Porto & Salamanca Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights

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nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga) and Igreja Matriz de Barcelos (in Barcelos). Dedicate the 2nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, head off-road at Oporto Buggy Adventure, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, and don't miss a visit to Palacio de Cristal.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Salamanca on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Porto Calem, Bom Jesus do Monte, Igreja Matriz de Barcelos
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Wine Tours & Tastings

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nights
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Monumento a Alberto Churriguera y al Conde Francos and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), steep yourself in history at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, then steep yourself in history at Universidad de Salamanca, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de la Sta. Vera Cruz.

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Getting from Porto to Salamanca by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Salamanca due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in September: highs in Salamanca hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Tordesillas
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Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas ©
Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca

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