7 days in Porto, Galicia & Gijon Itinerary

7 days in Porto, Galicia & Gijon Itinerary

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7 days in Porto, Galicia & Gijon Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Gijon, Spain
— 1 day
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Largo da Oliveira, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sameiro Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, then do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara), then take an in-depth tour of MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, and finally examine the collection at FC Porto Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto road trip planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Porto is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, expect Porto to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Braga, Guimaraes, Porto Augusto's
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Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

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.
On the 24th (Tue), examine the collection at Museo do Pobo Galego, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monte do Gozo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de San Fructuoso.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Porto to Santiago de Compostela takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Santiago de Compostela can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gijon.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo do Pobo Galego ©
Museo do Pobo Galego
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Monte do Gozo ©
Monte do Gozo

1
day
Gijon, Spain

Gijon ©
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. On the 25th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum of Mining and Industry, then go deep underground at Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Julian de los Prados, and finally contemplate the long history of Barrio de Cimadevilla.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Gijon sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Gijon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gijon

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno, San Julian de los Prados, Museum of Mining and Industry
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Museum of Mining and Industry ©
Museum of Mining and Industry
Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno ©
Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno
San Julian de los Prados ©
San Julian de los Prados

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