3 Day Porto & Douro Valley itinerary


This day by day travel itinerary is your key to unlocking the hidden gems and must-see attractions of this beautiful part of Portugal. Discover the best places to visit in Porto and the Douro wine region with options for different budgets and interests.



Explore the enchanting beauty of Porto and the Douro wine region with this 3-day itinerary full of unforgettable adventures.

It’s designed for the independent traveller who wants to discover the captivating culture, rich history, exquisite wines, delectable cuisine, and breathtaking landscapes that Porto and the Douro Valley have to offer. Carefully curated to maximise your time, provide insider tips, and ensure a seamless journey.

This itinerary is perfect for travellers who are reasonably fit and mobile, as it includes walking tours and opportunities to explore Porto on foot over 2 full days. The day in the Douro is less active, unless you decide to go for a short walk in the vineyards.

Whether you are a history enthusiast, a wine lover, a foodie, or simply someone seeking breathtaking views, this itinerary has you covered. Discover the historical wonders of Porto, such as the iconic Porto Cathedral, the Stock Exchange Palace and the mesmerising Livraria Lello bookstore. And so much more, including gardens, viewpoints, secret spots, art galleries, museums…

Expand your experience of port wine in the lodges across the river from Porto and wineries in the heart of the Douro Valley.


🚘 Ready-to-use self-guided itinerary that offers the flexibility to explore Porto at your own pace

📆 Day-by-day plan of where to go and what to see in a logical order, saving you hours of research time and backtracking 

🏛️ Includes a mix of ‘must-see’ sights and under-the-radar spots so you get to enjoy some of my favourite places in Porto

ℹ️ Insider travel tips to help your day go as smoothly as possible, including links to all major sights for up to date opening times, pricing and tickets

🛌 Eco-friendly accommodation suggestions at different price points within the heart of Porto

 ➡️ Alternative options to suit different interests, e.g. Roman ruins vs a quaint village with hiking trail and river beach

🗣️ Suggested tours in Porto to give you a deeper understanding of local history, culture and food

🍷4 different options for spending the day in the Douro wine region depending on your preferences and budget, including wine tours and a boat trip

🏞️ Activities you can do without a guide so that you can explore at your own pace

🍽️ Restaurant suggestions where you can experience authentic Portuguese cuisine

📱 Online version of the itinerary plus option to use it within an app or download as a PDF


Once you purchase the 3-Day Porto and Douro Itinerary, you will receive an email with access to an online version complete with necessary links, maps, images and addresses. 

You’ll have everything you need at your fingertips to enable you to book your accommodations, restaurants and any tours that you wish to take. 

You can also click the links to get more information about the sights, restaurants and other places mentioned in this detailed travel plan.


Can I get a hard copy of the itinerary? You will receive a link to an online version of the itinerary, which will automatically be updated with any subsequent changes I may make in light of new information. You also have the option to download this Porto and Douro itinerary into an app on your mobile device. The digital options not only reduce the environmental impact of printing but also enable you to make full use of the links contained within the itinerary. However, if you wish to download it as a PDF and print it out, this is also possible.

This is a digital product. Nothing physical will ship. No refunds. Not for resale or distribution.

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