8 days in Santiago de Compostela, Vigo & Porto Itinerary

8 days in Santiago de Compostela, Vigo & Porto Itinerary

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8 days in Santiago de Compostela, Vigo & Porto Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Vigo, Spain
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

1
night
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 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico and then admire the striking features of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela journey site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santiago de Compostela, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Vigo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites
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4
nights
Vigo, Spain

Vigo ©
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vigo: Los Horreos de Combarro (in Combarro), Praia da Lanzada (in O Grove) and Santa Tecla Celtic Village (in A Guarda). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Islas Cies, make a trip to Casco antiguo de Pontevedra, stroll around Parque Monte del Castro, and kick back and relax at Playa Samil.

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Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Porto.

Things to do in Vigo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Pontevedra, Fortaleza de Monterreal, Praia da Lanzada, Santa Tecla Celtic Village, Playa de Areas
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Parque Monte del Castro ©
Parque Monte del Castro
Praia da Lanzada ©
Praia da Lanzada
Playa Samil ©
Playa Samil

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 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and then go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Porto road trip planner.

Take a bus from Vigo to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for home.

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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Wine Tours & Tastings
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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