16 days in Santiago de Compostela & Porto Itinerary

16 days in Santiago de Compostela & Porto Itinerary

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1
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 6 nights
2
Porto, Portugal
— 8 nights

6
nights
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Viajes Turigrino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago de Compostela: La Coruna (Room Escape Games, Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), &more) and Islas Cies (in Vigo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, admire the landmark architecture of Monasterio de San Martin Pinario, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Santiago de Compostela due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in Santiago de Compostela hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

La Coruna, Islas Cies
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)
Room Escape Games

8
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Coimbra (University of Coimbra & Jardim Botanico), Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, and contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Porto journey builder.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in October; daily highs in Porto reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coimbra, Conservas Pinhais & Cia, Bom Jesus do Monte, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours
Wine Tours & Tastings

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