11 days in Lourdes, Fatima & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

11 days in Lourdes, Fatima & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

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Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  22 h 45 min
1
Lourdes, France
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Subway + Bus:  8 h 45 min
2
Fatima, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

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Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Visit Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Grotte de Massabielle for their historical value. Explore Lourdes' surroundings by going to Chateau Observatoire Abbadia (in Hendaye), Bayonne (Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne & Room Escape Games) and Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste (in Saint-Jean-de-Luz). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lourdes road trip planning app.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Lourdes is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lourdes when traveling from Chamarel in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fatima.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bayonne, Biarritz, Chateau Observatoire Abbadia, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain ©
Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Popular historic sites such as Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Portugal dos Pequenitos are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Coimbra (Chapel of St Michael, Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, &more) and Obidos (Castelo de Óbidos, Obidos Village, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Batalha Monastery and pause for some serene contemplation at Capelas Imperfeitas.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fatima online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lourdes to Fatima takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lourdes to Fatima. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coimbra, Obidos, Batalha
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Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, then make a trip to Botafumeiro, then make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Convento, igreja e colegio das Orfas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torre da Berenguela, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Cervantes - Santiago, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colegiata del Sar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de San Marcos.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fatima to Santiago de Compostela in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar ©
Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar
Torre da Berenguela ©
Torre da Berenguela

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