8 days in Lourdes & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

8 days in Lourdes & Santiago de Compostela Itinerary

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Lourdes, France
— 5 nights
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Train to Bayonne, Bus to Bilbao, Fly to Santiago de Compostela
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly to Rome, Train to Naples

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Lourdes, France

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Museum-lovers will appreciate Abbaye de Flaran and Musée de Cire. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Sainte Marie and Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire. Change things up with these side-trips from Lourdes: Chateau de Mauvezin (in Mauvezin), Chateau de Lavardens (in Auch City) and La Villa de Seviac (in Montreal-du-Gers). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, get engrossed in the history at Le Petit Lourdes, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and contemplate the long history of Le Cachot.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lourdes trip itinerary app.

Naples, Italy to Lourdes is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Naples in May, expect Lourdes to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

City of Stone

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 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo das Peregrinacións, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colegiata del Sar, appreciate the extensive heritage of Praza de Cervantes, then don't miss a visit to Praza da Quintana de Vivos, then see the interesting displays at Museo Catedralicio, and finally make a trip to Palacio de Raxoi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): walk around San Domingos de Bonaval Park and then delve into the distant past at Castro de Barona.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Lourdes to Santiago de Compostela takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Santiago de Compostela, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip