11 days in Porto, Galicia & Gijon Itinerary

11 days in Porto, Galicia & Gijon Itinerary

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11 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
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ribadeo, Spain
— 4 nights
4
Gijon, Spain
— 1 night
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.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sameiro Sanctuary, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados, 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 see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porto online tour itinerary planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Porto. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, expect Porto to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Braga
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Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Animas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de San Fructuoso, take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa de la Troya, then make a trip to Enxebre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela vacation maker .

You can drive from Porto to Santiago de Compostela in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Ribadeo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela ©
Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar ©
Capilla de Animas ©
Capilla de Animas

4
nights
Ribadeo, Spain

Ribadeo ©
Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia. You'll explore and learn at Museo Molinos Mazonovo and Museo Etnografico de Grandas de Salime. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Conjunto Etnografico de Teixois and Casa del Agua de Bres. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ribadeo: Cabo Busto (in Busto), Espazo Caritel (in Foz) and Playa A Marosa (in Burela). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at As Catedrais Beach, make a trip to Illa Pancha, snap pictures at O Cargadeiro Ribadeo, and look for gifts at Mar de Sensaciones.

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Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Ribadeo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Ribadeo are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gijon.

Things to do in Ribadeo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Taramundi, Mar de Sensaciones, Museo Etnografico de Grandas de Salime, Espazo Caritel, Cabo Busto
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Conjunto Etnografico de Teixois ©
Conjunto Etnografico de Teixois
As Catedrais Beach ©
As Catedrais Beach
Museo Etnografico de Grandas de Salime ©

1
night
Gijon, Spain

Gijon ©
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of Mining and Industry, then examine the collection at Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Julian de los Prados, and finally steep yourself in history at Barrio de Cimadevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Senda Poniente-El Rinconin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Del Sagrado Corazon, steep yourself in history at Termas Romanas de Campo Valdes, then see the interesting displays at Museo Fernando Alonso, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Ferrocarril.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gijon route maker app .

Drive from Ribadeo to Gijon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Gijon sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gijon

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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