Trip Report

Lisbon to Bilbao

Three days of exploring the wonders of Lisbon, Porto, Santiago de Compostela, and Bilbao on foot.

by cormacthorpeAbout Me:I'm a friendly New Yorker taking some time off from school to work and travel. read more

EuropePortugal, Spain3 days / July 2019

Highs & Lows

Watching the sunset on a hill overlooking Porto.

I wish I had a little bit more time!

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Another day in Porto and another day in Bilbao would have been nice to explore the surrounding areas more.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?


  • How was the food?

    Eater, Culture Trip, and the Crazy Tourist all have great recommendations. Definitely get a francesinha and port wine in Porto, octopus and traditional sweets in Santiago de Compostela, and pintxos in Bilbao.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Walk around and explore as much as you can. Bring your wallet, phone, and a small bag with a water bottle and sweatshirt with you so you can be comfortable for multiple hours.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Rome2Rio has good resources for scouting out a route from place to place, and then use the national bus/train lines.

  • Booking details?

    Use Hostelworld!