7 days in Galicia Itinerary

7 days in Galicia Itinerary

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7 days in Galicia Itinerary

Start: Malaga
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Santiago de Compostela
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ribadeo
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lugo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pontevedra
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h
End: Malaga

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 some historical perspective at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) and Monte do Gozo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago de Compostela: Faro de Fisterra (in Fisterra) and La Coruna (Monte de San Pedro & Plaza de Maria Pita). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela day trip tool .

Malaga to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Malaga in August: high temperatures in Santiago de Compostela hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ribadeo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
day
Ribadeo

Ribadeo ©
Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head off the coast to Praia das Illas and then enjoy the sand and surf at As Catedrais Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ribadeo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Ribadeo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. August in Ribadeo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Lugo.

Things to do in Ribadeo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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As Catedrais Beach ©
As Catedrais Beach

2
nights
Lugo

Lugo ©
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at El Monasterio de San Salvador, catch some excitement at Palloza Museo Casa do Sesto, Piornedo, don't miss a visit to Catedral de Lugo, then steep yourself in history at Muralla Romana de Lugo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Provincial de Lugo.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lugo driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Ribadeo to Lugo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pontevedra.

Things to do in Lugo

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Muralla Romana de Lugo ©
Muralla Romana de Lugo
Museo Provincial de Lugo ©
Museo Provincial de Lugo
El Monasterio de San Salvador ©
El Monasterio de San Salvador

1
night
Pontevedra

Pontevedra ©
Pontevedra is a Spanish city in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. On the 16th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Samil and then kick back and relax at Playa Vao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Areas, kick back and relax at Praia da Lanzada, and then don't miss a visit to Monasterio de Armenteira.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pontevedra trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Lugo to Pontevedra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pontevedra

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vigo, Playa de Areas, Monasterio de Armenteira, Praia da Lanzada
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Playa de Areas ©
Playa de Areas
Praia da Lanzada ©
Praia da Lanzada
Playa Samil ©
Playa Samil

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