10 days in Galicia Itinerary

10 days in Galicia Itinerary

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10 days in Galicia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
O Grove
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Santiago de Compostela
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Lugo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
O Grove

O Grove ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Los Horreos de Combarro, don't miss a visit to Casco antiguo de Pontevedra, and then step off the mainland to explore Islas Cies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Parque Monte del Castro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Virgen Peregrina, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Lanzada.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our O Grove trip planner .

Newark, USA to O Grove is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to O Grove is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in June: high temperatures in O Grove hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in O Grove

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vigo, 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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago de Compostela: Faro de Fisterra (in Fisterra), La Coruna (Monte de San Pedro, Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), & more) and Playa Samil (in Vigo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, make a trip to Botafumeiro, stroll through Mirador Parque da Alameda, and see the interesting displays at Museo do Pobo Galego.

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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 July in Santiago de Compostela, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lugo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

La Coruna, Playa Samil, Faro de Fisterra
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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela ©
Plaza del Obradoiro ©
Plaza del Obradoiro

3
nights
Lugo

Lugo ©
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at As Catedrais Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Lugo, and then contemplate the long history of Muralla Romana de Lugo. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ourense, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy some diversion at Arde Lucus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lugo trip planner.

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Lugo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lugo are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lugo

Fun & Games Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ourense, As Catedrais Beach, Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas
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As Catedrais Beach ©
As Catedrais Beach
Muralla Romana de Lugo ©
Muralla Romana de Lugo
Spas & Wellness

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