16 days in Portugal, Santiago de Compostela & La Coruna Itinerary

16 days in Portugal, Santiago de Compostela & La Coruna Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal, Santiago de Compostela & La Coruna Itinerary

Start: Campinas, Brazil
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Guimaraes, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Braga, Portugal
— 1 day
Drive:  45 min
4
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
La Coruna, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Aveiro, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
9
Obidos, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
11
Sintra, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Beja, Portugal
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
14
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
15
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  13 h
End: Campinas, Brazil

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro, pause for some serene contemplation at Bom Jesus de Matosinhos Church, see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Porto vacation maker app .

Campinas, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Western European Time (WET) is 4 hours. Traveling from Campinas in October, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Bom Jesus de Matosinhos Church
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum

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Guimaraes, Portugal

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
On the 4th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Largo da Oliveira and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Guimaraes trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Porto to Guimaraes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites
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Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira

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Braga, Portugal

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Marcos Church, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Church, make a trip to Chafariz dos Castelos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia de Braga, then pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dos Congregados.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Braga tour itinerary planner .

Braga is very close to Guimaraes. In October in Braga, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites
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Sao Marcos Church ©
Sao Marcos Church
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga
Igreja da Misericordia de Braga ©
Igreja da Misericordia de Braga

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, then admire the masterpieces at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados.

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You can drive from Braga to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Santiago de Compostela on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums
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Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela trip planner .

Drive from Porto to Santiago de Compostela in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Porto in October; daily highs in Santiago de Compostela reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to La Coruna.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©

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La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. On the 7th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Domingo Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Santiago, then pause for some serene contemplation at Colegiata de Santa Maria do Campo, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules).

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our La Coruna itinerary planner .

La Coruna is very close to Santiago de Compostela. October in La Coruna sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Aveiro.

Things to do in La Coruna

Historic Sites
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Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Parroquia de Santiago ©
Parroquia de Santiago
Colegiata de Santa Maria do Campo ©
Colegiata de Santa Maria do Campo

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Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Aveiro online road trip planner .

Getting from La Coruna to Aveiro by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from La Coruna to Aveiro is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Aveiro

Historic Sites
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Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro ©
Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro

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Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Casa De Lucia, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos, examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, then make a trip to Batalha Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capelas Imperfeitas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fatima trip planner .

Drive from Aveiro to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Batalha
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Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Capelas Imperfeitas ©
Capelas Imperfeitas

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Obidos, Portugal

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stop by Olaria S. Pedro and then go for a walk through Rua Direita.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Obidos online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Fatima to Obidos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. October in Obidos sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites Shopping
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Igreja de Santa Maria ©
Igreja de Santa Maria
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Olaria S. Pedro ©
Olaria S. Pedro

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, and then get engrossed in the history at Igreja de Sao Roque. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, see the interesting displays at National Coach Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ), then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally contemplate the long history of Miradouro da Graca.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Obidos to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Parque Natural da Arrabida, National Coach Museum
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida

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Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial De Sao Pedro De Sintra and then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sintra driving holiday planner .

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. In October in Sintra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lagos.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla ©
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla

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nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Lagos road trip planning app .

You can drive from Sintra to Lagos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Beja.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Church of St. Anthony, Tres Castelos Beach
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Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade
Tres Castelos Beach ©
Tres Castelos Beach

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Beja, Portugal

Beja ©
Beja is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio, contemplate the long history of Núcleo Museológico de S. Cucufate/Casa do Arco, see the interesting displays at Nucleo Museologico, pause for some serene contemplation at Misericordia Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora Dos Prazeres E Museu Episcopal, and finally appreciate the history behind Se Catedral de Beja / Igreja de Sao Tiago.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Beja trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Beja takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Beja when traveling from Lagos in October, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Beja

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Núcleo Museológico de S. Cucufate/Casa do Arco, eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio
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Misericordia Church ©
Misericordia Church
Castelo de Beja ©
Castelo de Beja

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Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, then see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Evora trip planning website .

Drive from Beja to Evora in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Evora are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Aldeia da Terra
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
On the 16th (Wed), kick back and relax at Matosinhos Beach, then explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, then do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Ildefonso.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Porto online road trip planner .

Getting from Evora to Porto by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in October, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Porto

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto Augusto's, Matosinhos Beach
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Igreja de Santo Ildefonso ©
Igreja de Santo Ildefonso

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