17 days in Galicia Itinerary

17 days in Galicia Itinerary

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17 days in Galicia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Santiago de Compostela
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
O Grove
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Fisterra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lugo
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Dublin

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules). Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa Fluvial de Tapia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago de Compostela: La Coruna (Plaza de Maria Pita & Monte de San Pedro) and Centro Historico de Betanzos (in Betanzos). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Cervantes - Santiago, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento, igreja e colegio das Orfas, and examine the collection at Museo do Pobo Galego.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin to Santiago de Compostela, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in June: highs in Santiago de Compostela hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to O Grove.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

La Coruna, Playa Fluvial de Tapia, Centro Historico de Betanzos
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
O Grove

O Grove ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da Lanzada and Playa Samil. Visiting Islas Cies and Playa de Areas will get you outdoors. When in O Grove, make a side trip to see Santa Tecla Celtic Village in A Guarda, approximately 1h 25 min away.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for O Grove using our trip 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 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fisterra.

Things to do in O Grove

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sanxenxo, Vigo, Castro de Santa Trega
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Islas Cies ©
Islas Cies
Praia da Lanzada ©
Praia da Lanzada
Playa Samil ©
Playa Samil

3
nights
Fisterra

Fisterra ©
Fisterra is a municipality in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. Visiting Playa Lagosteira and Playa De Ezaro will get you outdoors. Visit Playa Mar de Fora and Playa de Rostro for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Fisterra: Carnota (Playa de CARNOTA & Playa Larino) and Fervenza Do Ezaro (in Dumbria). It doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Fisterra and get a taste of the local shopping with Stoupa Tenda Turistica.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fisterra trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from O Grove to Fisterra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Fisterra can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lugo.

Things to do in Fisterra

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carnota, Playa De Ezaro, Stoupa Tenda Turistica, Cascada de Ezaro
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Playa Lagosteira ©
Playa Lagosteira
Faro de Fisterra
Faro de Fisterra
Cascada de Ezaro ©
Cascada de Ezaro

4
nights
Lugo

Lugo ©
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. Get outdoors at As Catedrais Beach and Paseo de Los Enamorados. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muralla Romana de Lugo and Catedral de Lugo. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugo: Cabo Ortegal (in Carino), Los Acantilados Marinos Mas Altos de La UE (in Cedeira) and Playa de Abrela (in O Vicedo). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Arde Lucus and examine the collection at Palloza Museo Casa do Sesto, Piornedo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Lugo trip planner.

Getting from Fisterra to Lugo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Fisterra in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lugo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lugo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

As Catedrais Beach, Cabo Ortegal, Playa de Abrela, Los Acantilados Marinos Mas Altos de La UE
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As Catedrais Beach ©
As Catedrais Beach
Muralla Romana de Lugo ©
Muralla Romana de Lugo