If you love stunning sunsets, ornate tile work, Harry Potter, or wine tasting, you should definitely consider adding Porto, Portugal to your bucket list. The second largest city in Portugal, Porto was the second stop on our Portugal trip. With its narrow alleys and dilapidated buildings, Porto reminded me of Diagon Alley—I can definitely see how living in Porto inspired J.K. Rowling to dream up the settings of Harry Potter. Even if you’re short on time, keep reading to find out how to pack the best of Porto into your 36-hour visit!
Be sure to check out my other Portugal blog posts to help you plan your trip!
- 4 Days in Lisbon, Portugal: Long Weekend Itinerary & Travel Guide
- How to Plan a Day Trip to Sintra, Portugal
Day 1 Evening: Miradouro Serra do Pilar and Dinner at Puro 4050
Having started off our Portugal trip in Lisbon, the easiest way to get to Porto was by train. We took the train from Santa Apolonia Station in Lisbon in the early afternoon, and arrived at Porto Campanha station about 3 hours later. Tip: if you’re under 25, you can get a 25% off discount on your train ticket! Tickets are normally 31 euros, but we got ours for 23.50. From Porto Campanha, we took a 15 minute Uber ride for 4 euros to our AirBnB in central Porto.