8 days in Galicia & Asturias Itinerary

8 days in Galicia & Asturias Itinerary

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8 days in Galicia & Asturias Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Santiago de Compostela
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ribadeo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Oviedo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cangas de Onis
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Madrid


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3
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 out of town with these interesting Santiago de Compostela side-trips: Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas (in Palas de Rei), Muralla Romana de Lugo (in Lugo) and Islas Cies (in Vigo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, get outside with Aventuras en Galicia, don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, and enjoy the sea views from Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules).

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela trip planning app .

Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madrid in September, with highs in Santiago de Compostela at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Ribadeo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

La Coruna, Muralla Romana de Lugo, Islas Cies, Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas
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1
night
Ribadeo

Ribadeo ©
Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Illa Pancha, stroll through As Catedrais Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Penarronda.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ribadeo trip maker tool .

Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Ribadeo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Ribadeo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa de Penarronda
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As Catedrais Beach ©
As Catedrais Beach
Playa de Penarronda ©
Playa de Penarronda
Illa Pancha ©
Illa Pancha

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nights
Oviedo

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. On the 19th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Esculturas Oviedo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de San Lorenzo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano and then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Fontan.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oviedo day trip app .

Traveling by car from Ribadeo to Oviedo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Oviedo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Cangas de Onis.

Things to do in Oviedo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gijon, TeverAstur Senda del Oso
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TeverAstur Senda del Oso ©
TeverAstur Senda del Oso
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night
Cangas de Onis

Cangas de Onis ©
Cangas de Onís is a municipality in the eastern part of the province and autonomous community of Asturias in the northwest of Spain. On the 21st (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador del Fito, explore the activities along Lake Covadonga, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga, and finally snap pictures at Puente Romano.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cangas de Onis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oviedo to Cangas de Onis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cangas de Onis can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cangas de Onis

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mirador del Fito
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Lake Covadonga ©
Lake Covadonga
Mirador del Fito ©
Mirador del Fito

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