15 days in Galicia Itinerary

15 days in Galicia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Galicia route planner

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Make it your trip
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Santiago de Compostela
— 5 nights
Drive
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O Grove
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cies Islands
— 1 night
Drive
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Fisterra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ribadeo
— 1 night
Drive
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Lugo
— 3 nights
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Santiago de Compostela

— 5 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Visit Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) for their historical value. Sargadelos and Domus will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica de Santa Maria (in Pontevedra), Meirande (in Redondela) and Vigo (Museo de Arte Contemporanea & Playa Samil). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Museo do Pobo Galego, make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and look for gifts at Mercado de Abastos de Santiago.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela journey site.

Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Madrid in August, with highs in Santiago de Compostela at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to O Grove.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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O Grove

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Moreiras, kick back and relax at Playa Area das Pipas, then stroll through Praia da Lanzada, and finally stop by Orujos y Vinos. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Castineiras, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Area Grande, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Pazo Baion, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Parque Natural Ria Barosa.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our O Grove online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to O Grove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Cies Islands.

Things to do in O Grove

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Cies Islands

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Ruta de O Alto do Principe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Rodas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cies Islands trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from O Grove to Cies Islands. In August in Cies Islands, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Fisterra.

Things to do in Cies Islands

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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Fisterra

— 2 nights
Fisterra is a municipality in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Faro del Cabo Cee, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa De Ezaro, then take in the exciting artwork at Stoupa Tenda Turistica, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Fisterra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lagosteira, admire the landmark architecture of Castillo de San Carlos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Laxe, and finally examine the collection at Melga. Museo Etnoludico de Galicia.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fisterra travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Cies Islands to Fisterra with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Fisterra can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ribadeo.

Things to do in Fisterra

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Ribadeo

— 1 night
Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Areoura, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Llas, then look for gifts at Mar de Sensaciones, then enjoy the sand and surf at As Catedrais Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Espazo Caritel.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ribadeo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fisterra to Ribadeo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lugo.

Things to do in Ribadeo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Lugo

— 3 nights
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. Get some cultural insight at Muralla Romana de Lugo and Museo Provincial de Lugo. Popular historic sites such as Catedral de Lugo and Castro Candaz are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Lugo side-trips: Sarria (Museo Etnografico del Pan & Moreno), Ecomuseo de Arxeriz (in Fion) and Monforte de Lemos (Pazo de Tor & Museo de Arte Sacro MM Clarisas). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Praza de Santa Maria, examine the collection at Museo Fortaleza San Paio de Narla, explore the world behind art at Sala de Exposiciones "Porta Mina", and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Area.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Lugo trip maker app.

Drive from Ribadeo to Lugo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lugo can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lugo

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Galicia travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Still largely untouched by international tourism, Galicia offers outstanding seafood and a strong connection to the ancient Celts. Steeped in history, Galicia often feels far removed from the rest of the country, tracing its cultural ancestry to these Northern tribes, who began settling in the area about 3,000 years ago. Celtic traits remained ingrained in everyday life even during the period the region was part of the Roman Empire. Fiercely independent, Galicians take great pride in their cultural heritage and architecture, and well-preserved World Heritage Sites and other attractions are readily found in the region’s towns and villages. Its varied landscapes include spectacular sea views and rugged mountains.