10 days in Asturias, Galicia & Porto Itinerary

10 days in Asturias, Galicia & Porto Itinerary

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10 days in Asturias, Galicia & Porto Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Oviedo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Valle del Lago, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Madrid, Spain

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night
Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Nalon, don't miss a visit to Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel de Lillo, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally appreciate the history behind Esculturas Oviedo.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oviedo online travel route planner .

Madrid to Oviedo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect nights in Oviedo to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Valle del Lago.

Things to do in Oviedo

Nature Fun & Games Parks

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Room Escape Games
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Rio Nalon ©
Rio Nalon
Room Escape Games

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Valle del Lago, Spain

Valle del Lago ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagos de Saliencia, steep yourself in history at Torrestio, and then hike along Ruta Lago del Valle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Valle del Lago trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Oviedo to Valle del Lago in 2 hours. Traveling from Oviedo in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Valle del Lago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Valle del Lago

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Torrestio, Lagos de Saliencia
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Lagos de Saliencia ©
Lagos de Saliencia

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santiago de Compostela side-trips: Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) (in La Coruna) and Islas Cies (in Vigo). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, and admire the striking features of Monasterio de San Martin Pinario.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Valle del Lago to Santiago de Compostela takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Valle del Lago in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santiago de Compostela, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Islas Cies, Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico ©
Plaza del Obradoiro ©
Plaza del Obradoiro

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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.
Take a break from Porto with a short trip to University of Coimbra in Coimbra, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Porto road trip website .

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Porto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

University of Coimbra
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours
Wine Tours & Tastings

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