6 days in Santiago de Compostela & Lugo Itinerary

6 days in Santiago de Compostela & Lugo Itinerary

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6 days in Santiago de Compostela & Lugo Itinerary

Start: Santiago de Compostela
1
Santiago de Compostela
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lugo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Santiago de Compostela

2
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 historical perspective at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and Enxebre. You'll explore and learn at Museo do Pobo Galego and The City of Culture of Galicia. Get out of town with these interesting Santiago de Compostela side-trips: La Coruna (Monte de San Pedro & Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)) and Faro de Fisterra (in Fisterra). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Catedralicio, don't miss a visit to Palacio de Raxoi, look for gifts at Mercado de Abastos de Santiago, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa de la Troya.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela tour itinerary builder site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Santiago de Compostela Airport and A Coruña Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Santiago de Compostela can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

La Coruna, Faro de Fisterra
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Mercado de Abastos de Santiago ©
Mercado de Abastos de Santiago
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©

3
nights
Lugo

Lugo ©
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Conjunto Etnografico de Teixois, get curious at Museo Molinos Mazonovo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Lugo, and finally explore the ancient world of Muralla Romana de Lugo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Palloza Museo Casa do Sesto, Piornedo, then see the interesting displays at Museo Provincial de Lugo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ourense, and finally have fun at Arde Lucus.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lugo trip app .

Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Lugo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Lugo

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Taramundi, Catedral de Ourense
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Museo Molinos Mazonovo ©
Museo Molinos Mazonovo
Muralla Romana de Lugo ©
Muralla Romana de Lugo
Catedral de Lugo ©
Catedral de Lugo

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