16 days in Santiago de Compostela, Lourdes & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Santiago de Compostela, Lourdes & Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 3 nights
2
Lourdes, France
— 3 nights
3
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
4
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
— 1 night
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santiago de Compostela side-trips: El Banco Máis Bonito (in Ortigueira), La Coruna (Monumento a Maria Pita, Plaza de Maria Pita, &more) and Vigo (Parque Monte del Castro & Islas Cies). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, stroll around Parque de la Alameda, contemplate the long history of Igreja de San Fructuoso, and don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela trip maker tool.

San Francisco, USA to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Santiago de Compostela, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Santiago de Compostela are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

La Coruna, Vigo, Marinan y Costa Doce Trail, El Banco Máis Bonito
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Islas Cies ©
Islas Cies
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)

3
nights
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Get out of town with these interesting Lourdes side-trips: Pont d'Espagne (in Cauterets), Jardin Massey (in Tarbes) and La Mongie (Pic Du Midi & Col de Tourmalet). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lourdes trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Santiago de Compostela to Lourdes takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

La Mongie, Pont d'Espagne, Grottes de Betharram, Jardin Massey, Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
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Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees ©
Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You've now added Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Colonna del Diavolo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then examine the collection at Civic Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza Sant'Alessandro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner.

You can fly from Lourdes to Milan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lourdes in June, expect Milan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Giovanni Rotondo.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©

1
night
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy

San Giovanni Rotondo
San Giovanni Rotondo is the name of a city and comune in the province of Foggia and region of Apulia, in southern Italy.San Giovanni Rotondo was the home of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina from 28 July 1916 until his death on 23 September 1968. On the 15th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cella di Padre Pio, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, then appreciate the history behind Via Crucis Monumentale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese, and then don't miss a visit to Rione Junno.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Giovanni Rotondo holiday planner.

You can fly from Milan to San Giovanni Rotondo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in San Giovanni Rotondo are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in San Giovanni Rotondo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monte Sant'Angelo
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Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo
Via Crucis Monumentale ©
Via Crucis Monumentale

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Vaticano Egyptian Obelisk, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps. On the next day, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip maker site.

Traveling by car from San Giovanni Rotondo to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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