5 days in Galicia & Asturias Itinerary

5 days in Galicia & Asturias Itinerary

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5 days in Galicia & Asturias Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Santiago de Compostela
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Oviedo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Madrid

3
days
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: La Coruna (Plaza de Maria Pita, Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, make a trip to Palacio de Raxoi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirador Parque da Alameda.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela road trip tool .

Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in April, expect nights in Santiago de Compostela to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

#Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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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 1st (Tue), make a trip to Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, make a trip to Plaza del Fontan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo, and finally appreciate the history behind Esculturas Oviedo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Lorenzo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oviedo sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Oviedo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oviedo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Gijon
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Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo
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