9 days in Galicia Itinerary

9 days in Galicia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Caion, A Laracha, A Coruna, Galicia will get you outdoors. Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and Capilla de San Marcos will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Santiago de Compostela to go to Laxe and see Playa de Laxe, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Vista Galicia - Day Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar, make a trip to Igreja de San Fructuoso, and get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Cervantes - Santiago.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela tour itinerary builder app.

Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Santiago de Compostela are colder (27°C), and nights are little chillier (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to O Grove.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Caion, A Laracha, A Coruna, Galicia, Playa de Laxe
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar ©
Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar

2
nights
O Grove

O Grove ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Montalvo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Castineiras, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de Vista Alegre. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Punta Vicano, kick back and relax at Cabo de Udra, and then stroll through Playa Nerga.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our O Grove trip planner.

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to O Grove by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to O Vicedo.

Things to do in O Grove

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sanxenxo, Cabo de Udra, Playa Nerga, Convento de Vista Alegre
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Praia De Montalvo ©
Praia De Montalvo
Playa Nerga ©
Playa Nerga
Cabo de Udra ©
Cabo de Udra

2
nights
O Vicedo

O Vicedo ©
On the 13th (Sat), kick back and relax at Praia de San Román and then kick back and relax at Playa de Abrela. On your second day here, head outdoors with Cabo Ortegal and then stroll through Playa Caolin.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our O Vicedo tour itinerary planner.

Drive from O Grove to O Vicedo in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in O Vicedo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in O Vicedo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cabo Ortegal
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Praia de San Román ©
Praia de San Román
Cabo Ortegal ©
Cabo Ortegal

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