10 days in Galicia Itinerary

10 days in Galicia Itinerary

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10 days in Galicia Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Lugo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
O Grove
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Santiago de Compostela
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Lugo

Lugo ©
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ecomuseo de Arxeriz and Sala de Exposiciones "Porta Mina". Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castro de Viladonga and El Monasterio de San Salvador. Explore Lugo's surroundings by going to Museo de Arte Sacro MM Clarisas (in Monforte de Lemos) and As Catedrais Beach (in Ribadeo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas, contemplate the long history of Muralla Romana de Lugo, and don't miss a visit to Catedral de Lugo.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugo driving holiday planning tool .

Chicago, USA to Lugo is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lugo can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to O Grove.

Things to do in Lugo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

As Catedrais Beach, Museo de Arte Sacro MM Clarisas, Ecomuseo de Arxeriz, Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas
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Muralla Romana de Lugo ©
Muralla Romana de Lugo
Castro de Viladonga ©
Castro de Viladonga

2
nights
O Grove

O Grove ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Areas, don't miss a visit to Casco antiguo de Pontevedra, and then kick back and relax at Praia da Lanzada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Ruta de Senderismo Rio Da Fraga and then head off the coast to Islas Cies.

Make your O Grove itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Lugo to O Grove takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In October in O Grove, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in O Grove

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Areas, Ruta de Senderismo Rio Da Fraga, Casco antiguo de Pontevedra, Islas Cies
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Playa de Areas ©
Playa de Areas
Praia da Lanzada ©
Praia da Lanzada
Islas Cies ©
Islas Cies

4
nights
Santiago de Compostela

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colegiata del Sar and Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo. Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago de Compostela: Faro de Fisterra (in Fisterra), La Coruna (Monte de San Pedro & Plaza de Maria Pita) and Stoupa Tenda Turistica (in Cee). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Marcos.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela visit planner.

Drive from O Grove to Santiago de Compostela in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Santiago de Compostela can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

La Coruna, Stoupa Tenda Turistica, Faro de Fisterra
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©

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