18 days in Portugal & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

18 days in Portugal & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

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18 days in Portugal & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

Start: Boracay, Philippines
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Evora, Portugal
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  31​h
End: Boracay, Philippines

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Guincho Beach (in Cascais) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, pick up some new kitchen skills with Cooking Lisbon, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip tool .

Boracay, Philippines to Lisbon is an approximately 25-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Boracay to Lisbon. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Boracay in September since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Guincho Beach, Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to O Sitio and then contemplate the long history of Batalha Monastery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fatima itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from Lisbon to Fatima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Fatima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trips

O Sitio, Batalha Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
O Sitio
O Sitio

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): walk around Parque de la Alameda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, and then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Cervantes - Santiago. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Monasterio de San Martin Pinario, make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Catedralicio.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela planner .

You can drive from Fatima to Santiago de Compostela in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Fatima in October: high temperatures in Santiago de Compostela hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Plaza del Obradoiro ©
Plaza del Obradoiro
Monasterio de San Martin Pinario ©
Monasterio de San Martin Pinario

2
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos, and get your bearings at Museu Serralves.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip site .

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Porto: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

1
night
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. October in Coimbra sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico

3
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, wineries, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), see the interesting displays at Museu de Evora, and look for gifts at Divinus Gourmet.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Evora itinerary planning site .

Getting from Coimbra to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
Highlights from your plan
Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres ©
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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