15 days in Galicia Itinerary

15 days in Galicia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Madrid
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Santiago de Compostela
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
O Grove
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h
3
Cies Islands
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 45 min
4
Fisterra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Ribadeo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Lugo
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Madrid

5
nights
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
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 Museo Catedralicio will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica of Santa Maria (in Pontevedra), Vigo (Museo de Arte Contemporanea & Playa Samil) and Meirande (in Redondela). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Mercado de Abastos de Santiago, view the masterpieces at Museo Eugenio Granell, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and examine the collection at Museo do Pobo Galego.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela road trip planner.

Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Madrid in August; daily highs in Santiago de Compostela reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to O Grove.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Coruna, Vigo, Basilica of Santa Maria, Meirande
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)
Monte de San Pedro ©
Monte de San Pedro

2
nights
O Grove

O Grove ©
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.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, 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

Side Trips

Parque Natural Ria Barosa, Playa Area Grande, Bodega Pazo Baion
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Praia da Lanzada ©
Praia da Lanzada
Playa Area Grande ©
Playa Area Grande
Bodega Pazo Baion ©
Bodega Pazo Baion

1
night
Cies Islands

Cies Islands ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Ruta de O Alto do Principe and then step off the mainland to explore Playa de Rodas.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, 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

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Playa de Rodas ©
Playa de Rodas

2
nights
Fisterra

Fisterra ©
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 reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, 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 Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Playa de Laxe, Stoupa Tenda Turistica, Playa De Ezaro, Melga. Museo Etnoludico de Galicia, Faro del Cabo Cee
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Playa de Laxe ©
Playa de Laxe
Playa Lagosteira ©
Playa Lagosteira
Castillo de San Carlos ©
Castillo de San Carlos

1
night
Ribadeo

Ribadeo ©
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 other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, 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 take a bus to Lugo.

Things to do in Ribadeo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Foz, Mar de Sensaciones
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As Catedrais Beach ©
As Catedrais Beach
Playa de Llas ©
Playa de Llas
Mar de Sensaciones ©
Mar de Sensaciones

3
nights
Lugo

Lugo ©
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Muralla Romana de Lugo and Praza de Santa Maria. Get some cultural insight at Catedral de Lugo and Museo Fortaleza San Paio de Narla. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugo: 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 still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas, kick back and relax at Playa de Area, explore the ancient world of Castro Candaz, and explore the world behind art at Sala de Exposiciones "Porta Mina".

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by bus from Ribadeo to Lugo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Lugo are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugo

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Sarria, Monforte de Lemos, Ecomuseo de Arxeriz, Museo Fortaleza San Paio de Narla, Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas
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Ecomuseo de Arxeriz ©
Ecomuseo de Arxeriz
Muralla Romana de Lugo ©
Muralla Romana de Lugo
Catedral de Lugo ©
Catedral de Lugo