17 days in Galicia Itinerary

17 days in Galicia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Galicia route planner

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Santiago de Compostela
— 2 nights
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Viveiro
— 3 nights
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Ferrol
— 3 nights
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Fisterra
— 3 nights
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O Grove
— 3 nights
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Nigran
— 1 night
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Santiago de Compostela

— 2 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, don't miss a visit to Praza da Quintana de Vivos, then examine the collection at Museo Catedralicio, then make a trip to Palacio de Raxoi, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Refugio de Verdes and then don't miss a visit to Convento de San Francisco.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary builder tool.

Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get slightly colder in Santiago de Compostela: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Viveiro.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Viveiro

— 3 nights
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Barayo Beach and Playa do Cabalino. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa A Marosa and Playa de Serantes. Explore Viveiro's surroundings by going to Playa de Llas (in Foz), Senda Costera Naviega (in Navia) and Finca Galea (in Alfoz).

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Viveiro day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Viveiro takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Viveiro can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ferrol.

Things to do in Viveiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Ferrol

— 3 nights
Ferrol, is a city in the Province of A Coruña in Galicia, located on the Atlantic coast in north-western Spain. You'll get in some beach time at Playa San Xurxo and Playa de Esmelle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mirador Cabo Prior and Mirador de la Ermita de Chamorro. Get out of town with these interesting Ferrol side-trips: Playa de Santa Cristina (in Oleiros), La Coruna (Menhires & Paseo Maritimo) and Castillo de Moeche (in Moeche). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Exponav, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Monte Ventoso, stroll through Playa de Santa Comba, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Chanteiro.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Ferrol trip planner.

You can drive from Viveiro to Ferrol in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ferrol are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fisterra.

Things to do in Ferrol

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Fisterra

— 3 nights
Fisterra is a municipality in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa de los Cristales and Playa Mar de Fora. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de Laxe and Playa de la Arnela. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fisterra: Faro Roncudo (in Ponteceso), Pedra da Serpe (in Corme-Puerto) and Capilla de Santa Rosa (in Laxe). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Carlos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Pindo, look for gifts at Nacho Porto Ceramica, and take in the waterfront at Paseo Ribeira.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fisterra trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Ferrol to Fisterra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to O Grove.

Things to do in Fisterra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

O Grove

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ecoparque Municipal de Marin and Vilajet alquiler de motos de agua. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Foxos and Praia De Montalvo. Go for a jaunt from O Grove to Pontevedra to see A Xunqueira about 40 minutes away.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the O Grove trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Fisterra to O Grove in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in O Grove sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nigran.

Things to do in O Grove

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Nigran

— 1 night
Nigrán is a municipality of Galicia, Spain in Pontevedra Province, near Vigo, the most populous city in Galicia. On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Foz Estuary, don't miss a visit to Templo Votivo del Mar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Patos, then make a trip to Mirador de Monteferro, then make a trip to Mirador Monte Lourido, and finally stroll through Ladeira Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Nigran trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from O Grove to Nigran takes 1.5 hours. In August in Nigran, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nigran

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.