16 days in Galicia Itinerary

16 days in Galicia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
O Vicedo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Lugo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
O Grove
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Santiago de Compostela
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Barcelona

2
nights
O Vicedo

O Vicedo ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Molino de Mareas de Senra and then stroll through Playa de Arealonga. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa Caolin, then kick back and relax at Praia de San Román, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Abrela.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our O Vicedo itinerary planner.

Barcelona to O Vicedo is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect O Vicedo to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lugo.

Things to do in O Vicedo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Equinus Caballo Natural, Molino de Mareas de Senra, Lake As Pontes
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Praia de San Román ©
Praia de San Román
Punta de Fucino do Porco ©
Punta de Fucino do Porco
Lake As Pontes ©
Lake As Pontes

4
nights
Lugo

Lugo ©
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. You'll get in some beach time at Praia das Illas and Playa de Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque do Mino and Domus del Mitreo. Venture out of the city with trips to Binatur (in Las Medulas), Orellan (Galerias de Orellan & Mirador de Orellan) and Alto de San Roque (in Pedrafita do Cebreiro). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Castro de Viladonga, examine the collection at Museo Provincial de Lugo, get outside with Canon del Sil, and deepen your understanding at Centro de Interpretacion de la Muralla Romana.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lugo road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from O Vicedo to Lugo takes 1.5 hours. In August in Lugo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to O Grove.

Things to do in Lugo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parada de Sil, Orellan, Binatur, Torre del Homenaje, Praia das Illas
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Castro de Viladonga ©
Castro de Viladonga
Parque do Mino ©
Parque do Mino
Puente Romano ©
Puente Romano

4
nights
O Grove

O Grove ©
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Area das Pipas and Playa de Patos. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Praia de Barra and Acuario do Grove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around O Grove: Guías Malouco -Turismo y Aventura- (in Cangas do Morrazo), Pontevedra (Area Cova Beach & Ecoparque Municipal de Marin) and Cabo Home (in Donon).

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the O Grove trip planner.

You can drive from Lugo to O Grove in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in O Grove are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in O Grove

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vigo, Cangas do Morrazo, Pontevedra, Sanxenxo, Cabo de Udra
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Cabo de Udra ©
Cabo de Udra
Miradoiro da Siradella ©
Miradoiro da Siradella
Parque de Castrelos ©
Parque de Castrelos

5
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.
Visit Playa Lagosteira and Playa Mar de Fora for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Camino de Finisterre and Playa de Santa Cristina. Venture out of the city with trips to Praza da Constitucion (in Noia) and Carballo (Praia De Razo & Refugio de Verdes). The adventure continues: walk around San Domingos de Bonaval Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Museo Catedralicio, and make a trip to Convento de San Francisco.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from O Grove to Santiago de Compostela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fisterra, Carballo, Praza da Constitucion, Playa de Santa Cristina
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Playa Mar de Fora ©
Playa Mar de Fora
Playa Lagosteira ©
Playa Lagosteira
Playa de Santa Cristina ©
Playa de Santa Cristina