8 days in Galicia Itinerary

8 days in Galicia Itinerary

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8 days in Galicia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  10​h 15​min
1
Ribadeo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lugo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
O Grove
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Santiago de Compostela
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Edinburgh

1
night
Ribadeo

Ribadeo ©
Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Praia das Illas, then kick back and relax at As Catedrais Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Illa Pancha.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ribadeo trip maker .

Edinburgh, UK to Ribadeo is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Edinburgh in May, things will get a bit warmer in Ribadeo: highs are around 21°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lugo.

Things to do in Ribadeo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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As Catedrais Beach ©
As Catedrais Beach
Illa Pancha ©
Illa Pancha

1
night
Lugo

Lugo ©
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. On the 15th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Lugo, steep yourself in history at Muralla Romana de Lugo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Palloza Museo Casa do Sesto, Piornedo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lugo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ribadeo to Lugo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lugo can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to O Grove.

Things to do in Lugo

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas
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Muralla Romana de Lugo ©
Muralla Romana de Lugo
Catedral de Lugo ©
Catedral de Lugo
Room Escape Games

2
nights
O Grove

O Grove ©
On the 16th (Sat), head outdoors with Guías Malouco -Turismo y Aventura- and then head off the coast to Islas Cies. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parque Monte del Castro, don't miss a visit to Casco antiguo de Pontevedra, then make a trip to Los Horreos de Combarro, and finally stroll through Praia da Lanzada.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our O Grove day trip app .

Getting from Lugo to O Grove by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in O Grove sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in O Grove

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vigo, Guías Malouco -Turismo y Aventura-, Casco antiguo de Pontevedra, Los Horreos de Combarro
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Islas Cies ©
Islas Cies
Praia da Lanzada ©
Praia da Lanzada
Parque Monte del Castro ©
Parque Monte del Castro

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: Faro de Fisterra (in Fisterra) and La Coruna (Monte de San Pedro, Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), & more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, and walk around Parque de la Alameda.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela sightseeing planner.

Drive from O Grove to Santiago de Compostela in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Santiago de Compostela can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

La Coruna, Faro de Fisterra
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Plaza del Obradoiro ©
Plaza del Obradoiro
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©