8 days in Portugal & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

8 days in Portugal & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Peso Da Regua, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
Amarante, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Guimaraes, Portugal
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
7
Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon is 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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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 27th (Fri), get lost in a book at Livraria Lello, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: high temperatures in Porto hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vila Nova de Gaia.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Vila Nova de Gaia ©
Across the Douro River from Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia touts famed Port wine lodges, where bottles are stored and aged.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Cantinho das Aromaticas, take in the pleasant sights at Paisagem Protegida do Lajido da Criacao Velha, and then do a tasting at Pocas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vila Nova de Gaia trip itinerary maker tool .

Vila Nova de Gaia is just a stone's throw from Porto. September in Vila Nova de Gaia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Peso Da Regua.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Gaia

Shopping Parks Wineries
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Cantinho das Aromaticas ©
Cantinho das Aromaticas
Pocas ©
Pocas

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Peso Da Regua, Portugal

Peso Da Regua
Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, is a municipality in northern Portugal, in the district of Vila Real. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get outside with Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Peso Da Regua day trip planning site .

Drive from Vila Nova de Gaia to Peso Da Regua in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amarante.

Things to do in Peso Da Regua

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Amarante, Portugal

Amarante ©
On the 29th (Sun), take in the views from Ponte de Sao Goncalo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de São Gonçalo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de Sao Goncalo.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amarante trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Peso Da Regua to Amarante in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Amarante

Historic Sites
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Igreja de São Gonçalo ©
Igreja de São Gonçalo
Convento de Sao Goncalo ©
Convento de Sao Goncalo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of GUIMARAES.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Guimaraes online road trip planner .

Getting from Amarante to Guimaraes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September in Guimaraes, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites
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GUIMARAES ©
GUIMARAES

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): walk around Largo Carlos Amarante, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte, and then walk around Parque de Sao Joao da Ponte.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Braga vacation planner.

Braga is just a short distance from Guimaraes. In September, daily temperatures in Braga can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Parks
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Parque de Sao Joao da Ponte ©
Parque de Sao Joao da Ponte

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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.
To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela trip planning tool .

You can drive from Braga to Santiago de Compostela in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Braga to Santiago de Compostela is 1 hour. September in Santiago de Compostela sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Convento, igreja e colegio das Orfas ©

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