16 days in Galicia Itinerary

16 days in Galicia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Galicia trip itinerary planner

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Fly to A Coruña Airport, Drive to O Vicedo
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O Vicedo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugo
— 4 nights
Drive
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O Grove
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santiago de Compostela
— 5 nights
Fly

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O Vicedo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Molino de Mareas de Senra and then stroll through Playa de Arealonga. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa Caolin, then kick back and relax at Praia de San Román, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Abrela.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our O Vicedo itinerary planner.

Barcelona to O Vicedo is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect O Vicedo to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lugo.

Things to do in O Vicedo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Lugo

— 4 nights
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. You'll get in some beach time at Praia das Illas and Playa de Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ruta de las pasarelas del rio Mao and Castro de Viladonga. Venture out of the city with trips to Alto de San Roque (in Pedrafita do Cebreiro), Binatur (in Las Medulas) and Orellan (Galerias de Orellan & Mirador de Orellan). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Provincial de Lugo, deepen your understanding at Centro de Interpretacion de la Muralla Romana, make a trip to Balcones de Madrid, and walk around Parque do Mino.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lugo trip itinerary maker.

Drive from O Vicedo to Lugo in 1.5 hours. In August in Lugo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to O Grove.

Things to do in Lugo

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

O Grove

— 4 nights
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Area das Pipas and Area Cova Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Guías Malouco -Turismo y Aventura- and Ecoparque Municipal de Marin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around O Grove: Cabo Home (in Donon), Playa de Patos (in Nigran) and Vigo (Praia Canido, Praia da Fontaina, &more).

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the O Grove itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lugo to O Grove in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in O Grove, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in O Grove

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 Playa Lagosteira and Playa Mar de Fora for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mercado de Abastos de Santiago and Praza da Quintana de Vivos. Venture out of the city with trips to Praza da Constitucion (in Noia), Playa de Santa Cristina (in Oleiros) and Camino de Finisterre (in Fisterra). The adventure continues: walk around San Domingos de Bonaval Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Refugio de Verdes, and make a trip to Palacio de Raxoi.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from O Grove to Santiago de Compostela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.