13 days in Galicia Itinerary

13 days in Galicia Itinerary

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Fly to Asturias Airport, Drive to Ribadeo
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Ribadeo
Drive
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Lugo
— 1 night
Drive
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Santiago de Compostela
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fisterra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cies Islands
— 1 night
Drive
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O Grove
— 3 nights
Drive to Santiago de Compostela Airport, Fly to Buenos Aires

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Ribadeo

Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia. On the 24th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Illa Pancha and then tour the pleasant surroundings at As Catedrais Beach.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ribadeo road trip website.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Ribadeo is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Ribadeo due to the time zone difference. In August, Ribadeo is a bit warmer than Buenos Aires - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lugo.

Things to do in Ribadeo

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Lugo

— 1 night
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Cove Beach, make a trip to San Nicolas de Portomarin, then delve into the distant past at Muralla Romana de Lugo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Lugo.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lugo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ribadeo to Lugo takes 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 up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Lugo

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santiago de Compostela

— 3 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) will appeal to history buffs. Praza de Cervantes and Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Santiago de Compostela to go to Laracha and see Caion, A Laracha, A Coruna, Galicia, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and grab your bike and head to Vista Galicia - Day Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Lugo to Santiago de Compostela in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fisterra.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Fisterra

— 2 nights
Fisterra is a municipality in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. On the 29th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mar de Fora, then hike along Camino de Finisterre, then enjoy the sea views from Faro de Fisterra, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Faro Tourinan. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Lagosteira and then pause for some photo ops at Horreo de Carnota.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fisterra online day trip planner.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Fisterra in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Fisterra can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cies Islands.

Things to do in Fisterra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Cies Islands

— 1 night
On the 31st (Sat), get great views at Ruta de O Alto do Principe and then kick back and relax at Praia de Rodas.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cies Islands tour itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fisterra to Cies Islands. In August, daily temperatures in Cies Islands can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to O Grove.

Things to do in Cies Islands

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Highlights from your trip

O Grove

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make a trip to Ermita de San Sebastian, then kick back and relax at Playa Area das Pipas, and then stroll through Praia da Lanzada. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tienda Museo La Toja, explore the striking landscape at Pedras Negras, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de La Lanzada, then make a trip to Torre de San Sadurnino, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Fefinans.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our O Grove trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cies Islands to O Grove. In August, daytime highs in O Grove are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in O Grove

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.