Aveiro, Portugal
The perfect 3 days itinerary

Aveiro, often referred to as the 'Venice of Portugal', is a charming city on the west coast of Portugal. Known for its canals navigated by colorful boats (moliceiros), Aveiro is a unique blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy. The city is also famous for its Art Nouveau architecture, the University of Aveiro, and the traditional sweets, ovos moles. Let's dive into the itinerary for your 3-day trip to this enchanting city.

What to do in Aveiro?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Aveiro. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Explore the City and its Canals

Morning

Start your day with a boat tour on the city's canals in a traditional moliceiro. Enjoy the beautiful views of the city from the water. Visit the Aveiro Cathedral, a beautiful Baroque church in the heart of the city.

Afternoon

Visit the Art Nouveau Museum to learn about this unique architectural style. Take a stroll around the Fisherman's Wharf, a lively area with many seafood restaurants.

Evening

Enjoy a traditional Portuguese meal at one of the local restaurants. Try the city's famous sweet, ovos moles.


Day 2: Discover the University and Local Markets

Morning

Visit the University of Aveiro, known for its modern architecture. Take a walk around the campus and visit the university's botanical garden. Head to the local market, Mercado Manuel Firmino, to explore the local produce and goods.

Afternoon

Visit the Aveiro Museum, located in the former Convent of Jesus. The museum houses a collection of religious art and artifacts.

Evening

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the city's canals and watch the sunset. Have dinner at a canal-side restaurant.


Day 3: A Day at the Beach

Morning

Take a short trip to Costa Nova, a nearby beach town known for its colorful striped houses. Spend the morning on the beach and enjoy the sun and sand.

Afternoon

Visit the Costa Nova Market to buy local crafts and souvenirs. Try the local seafood at one of the beachside restaurants.

Evening

Return to Aveiro and spend the evening exploring the city's nightlife. Visit a local bar or club to end your trip on a high note.


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