8 days in Leiria, Galicia & Castile and Leon Itinerary

8 days in Leiria, Galicia & Castile and Leon Itinerary

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Leiria, Portugal
— 1 night
2
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Vigo, Spain
— 1 night
4
Segovia, Spain
— 1 night
5
Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights

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night
Leiria, Portugal

Leiria ©
Leiria is a city and a municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida da Memoria, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, thenmake a trip to O Sitio, and finally kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Cristo, and then don't miss a visit to Batalha Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leiria sightseeing planner.

Lisbon to Leiria is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: highs in Leiria hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Leiria

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery, Convento de Cristo, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Convento de Cristo ©
Convento de Cristo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Quintana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, thenmake a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and finally don't miss a visit to Hostal dos Reis Católicos. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Mercado de Abastos de Santiago, thenmake a trip to Botafumeiro, and then make a trip to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Leiria to Santiago de Compostela with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Santiago de Compostela can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Vigo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Plaza del Obradoiro ©
Plaza del Obradoiro
Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico ©
Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico

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Vigo, Spain

Vigo ©
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): head off the coast to Islas Cies, get outside with Guías Malouco -Turismo y Aventura-, and then make a trip to Cruceiro de Hio.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vigo vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Vigo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Segovia.

Things to do in Vigo

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cangas do Morrazo
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Islas Cies ©
Islas Cies

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Segovia, Spain

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Real Casa de la Moneda, learn about all things military at Alcazar of Segovia, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Segovia, thenwander the streets of Old City, and finally make a trip to Acueduct of Segovia.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Segovia itinerary planner.

Getting from Vigo to Segovia by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, Segovia is somewhat warmer than Vigo - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a train to Salamanca.

Things to do in Segovia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza Mayor, take in the views from Puente Romano, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Casa de las Conchas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salamanca trip planner.

You can take a train from Segovia to Salamanca in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Segovia in August, plan for little chillier nights in Salamanca, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
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Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

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