15 days in Fatima & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

15 days in Fatima & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

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15 days in Fatima & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Fatima, Portugal
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

7
nights
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Visiting Praia da Costa Nova and Moeda Caves will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) and Castelo de Tomar. Venture out of the city with trips to Castelo de Montemor o Velho (in Montemor-o-Velho), Tomar (Museu Dos Fosforos, Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais, & more) and Museu Nacional Ferroviario (in Entroncamento). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera, contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, delve into the distant past at Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Valinhos Sanctuary.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fatima vacation planner .

Manchester, UK to Fatima is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Manchester in September, things will get a bit warmer in Fatima: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Tomar, Vila Nova de Gaia, Coimbra, Batalha, Condeixa-a-Nova
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Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais ©
Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga ©
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and Iglesia de la Virgen Peregrina. Escape the urban bustle at Praia da Lanzada and Playa Vao. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago de Compostela: Castro de Barona (in Barona), Torres do Allo (in Zas) and Faro Tourinan (in Muxia). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Colegiata del Sar, see the interesting displays at Museo Catedralicio, make a trip to Hostal dos Reis Católicos, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Soutomaior.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela day trip site .

Drive from Fatima to Santiago de Compostela in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cambados, La Coruna, Pontevedra, O Grove, Tui Cathedral
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Faro Tourinan ©
Faro Tourinan
Praia da Lanzada ©
Praia da Lanzada
Playa Vao ©
Playa Vao

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