11 days in Lourdes, Fatima & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

11 days in Lourdes, Fatima & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

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11 days in Lourdes, Fatima & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Lourdes, France
— 3 nights
+4
train + bus + Fly + subway + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Fatima, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

3
nights
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Visit Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Grotte de Massabielle for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Lourdes side-trips: Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste (in Saint-Jean-de-Luz), Bayonne (Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne & Room Escape Games) and Chateau Observatoire Abbadia (in Hendaye). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain, and make a trip to Phare de Biarritz.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lourdes road trip planning app .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Lourdes is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chamarel to Lourdes due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chamarel in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lourdes, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fatima.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Biarritz, Bayonne, Chateau Observatoire Abbadia, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain ©
Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain

2
nights
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Convent of Christ. Venture out of the city with trips to Coimbra (Chapel of St Michael, Portugal dos Pequenitos, & more) and Obidos (Castelo de Óbidos, Obidos Village, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Fatima trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Lourdes to Fatima takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lourdes to Fatima due to the time zone difference. June in Fatima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coimbra, Obidos, Batalha, Convent of Christ
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, then don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, then make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Convento, igreja e colegio das Orfas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torre da Berenguela, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Cervantes - Santiago, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colegiata del Sar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de San Marcos.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Santiago de Compostela takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Torre da Berenguela ©
Torre da Berenguela
Capilla de San Marcos ©
Capilla de San Marcos

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