These Day Trips Will Make Your Visit to Porto, Portugal Even Better

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Porto is home to so many amazing landmarks that you’ll never get bored of it, but the city itself should just be a starting point on your journey. There are many beautiful attractions in its nearby area, and here’s a couple everyone should consider visiting.


Often described as “the Venice of Portugal” thanks to its Ria de Aveiro canals navigated by colorful boats, Aveiro is one of the country’s most vibrant and picture-perfect cities.


Located near Aveiro, Coimbra once served as the capital of Portugal, and it’s still home to some of the most beautiful medieval buildings in the entire country.

The Douro Valley

The Douro Valley is Portugal’s leading wine region, but you don’t even have to be a huge fan of this beverage to join one of the river cruises through this scenic valley.


If Porto didn’t satisfy your cravings for breathtaking architecture, book a trip to Braga and consider making a stop in Guimaraes on your way there.

Peneda-Gerês National Park

If you’re in the mood to explore some nature after your visit to Porto, head to the country’s one and only national park, best known for its rocky mountain terrain and medieval remains.