8 days in Galicia Itinerary

8 days in Galicia Itinerary

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8 days in Galicia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 15​min
1
Santiago de Compostela
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lugo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Fisterra
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 45​min
4
Cies Islands
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

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.
Visit Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and Igrexa de Santa Maria Salome for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo do Pobo Galego and Museo Casa de la Troya. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Museo Pedagoxico de Galicia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Miguel dos Agros, and get engrossed in the history at The City of Culture of Galicia.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela road trip app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or fly. Traveling from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in May; daily highs in Santiago de Compostela reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lugo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Museo do Pobo Galego ©
Museo do Pobo Galego
Igreja de San Fructuoso ©
Igreja de San Fructuoso

2
nights
Lugo

Lugo ©
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza Mayor, explore the ancient world of Centro Arqueologico San Roque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Lugo, then explore the ancient world of Muralla Romana de Lugo, and finally have fun at Arde Lucus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): admire the striking features of Catedral de Mondonedo, contemplate the long history of El Monasterio de San Salvador, experience the excitement of Palloza Museo Casa do Sesto, Piornedo, then examine the collection at Museo Provincial de Lugo, and finally explore the world behind art at Sala de Exposiciones "Porta Mina".

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugo trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Lugo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lugo can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fisterra.

Things to do in Lugo

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Catedral de Mondonedo
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Muralla Romana de Lugo ©
Muralla Romana de Lugo
Catedral de Lugo ©
Catedral de Lugo
Centro Arqueologico San Roque ©
Centro Arqueologico San Roque

1
night
Fisterra

Fisterra ©
Fisterra is a municipality in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. On the 7th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Rutas Fisterra, take in the exciting artwork at Stoupa Tenda Turistica, visit a coastal fixture at Faro del Cabo C, visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Fisterra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria das Areas, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Carlos.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fisterra driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Lugo to Fisterra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Fisterra can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Cies Islands.

Things to do in Fisterra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Stoupa Tenda Turistica, Faro del Cabo Cee
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Castillo de San Carlos ©
Castillo de San Carlos
Faro del Cabo Cee ©
Faro del Cabo Cee
Iglesia de Santa Maria das Areas ©

1
night
Cies Islands

Cies Islands ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Ruta de O Alto do Principe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Rodas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cies Islands online sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fisterra to Cies Islands. In May in Cies Islands, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cies Islands

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Playa de Rodas ©
Playa de Rodas

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