16 days in Santiago de Compostela & Porto Itinerary

16 days in Santiago de Compostela & Porto Itinerary

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 6 nights
2
Porto, Portugal
— 8 nights

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Viajes Turigrino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago de Compostela: Islas Cies (in Vigo) and La Coruna (Room Escape Games, Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, admire the landmark architecture of Monasterio de San Martin Pinario, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Santiago de Compostela due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in Santiago de Compostela hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

La Coruna, Islas Cies
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)
Room Escape Games

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Coimbra (University of Coimbra & Jardim Botanico), Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Porto travel planning tool.

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Porto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in October; daily highs in Porto reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Coimbra, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Bom Jesus do Monte, Conservas Pinhais & Cia
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours
Wine Tours & Tastings

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