13 days in Galicia Itinerary

13 days in Galicia Itinerary

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13 days in Galicia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Pontedeume
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Fisterra
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 45 min
3
Cies Islands
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 45 min
4
Santiago de Compostela
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Ribadeo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
La Coruna
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Pontedeume

Pontedeume ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lume Boo and Cabo Ortegal. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Natural Fragas do Eume and Los Acantilados Marinos Mas Altos de La UE. Change things up with a short trip to San Andres de Teixido in Cedeira (about 1h 05 min away).

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pontedeume road trip website .

Los Angeles, USA to Pontedeume is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get a bit cooler in Pontedeume: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fisterra.

Things to do in Pontedeume

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cedeira, Lume Boo, Alambicco Licores Y Algo Mas, Cabo Ortegal
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San Andres de Teixido ©
San Andres de Teixido
Cabo Ortegal ©
Cabo Ortegal

1
night
Fisterra

Fisterra ©
Fisterra is a municipality in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. On the 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Lagosteira, then trek along Camino de Finisterre, and then visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Fisterra.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fisterra tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Pontedeume to Fisterra takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cies Islands.

Things to do in Fisterra

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Lagosteira ©
Playa Lagosteira
Faro de Fisterra
Faro de Fisterra

1
night
Cies Islands

Cies Islands ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): head off the coast to Playa de Rodas and then take some stellar pictures from Ruta de O Alto do Principe.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cies Islands trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Fisterra to Cies Islands with the Route module. October in Cies Islands sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Cies Islands

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Playa de Rodas ©
Playa de Rodas

2
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.
On the 15th (Mon), look for gifts at Mercado de Abastos de Santiago, examine the collection at Museo das Peregrinacións, examine the collection at Museo Catedralicio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Cervantes - Santiago, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento, igreja e colegio das Orfas, examine the collection at Museo do Pobo Galego, admire the masterpieces at Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, then don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, and finally make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela online holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cies Islands to Santiago de Compostela. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ribadeo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo Catedralicio ©
Museo Catedralicio
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Mercado de Abastos de Santiago ©
Mercado de Abastos de Santiago

2
nights
Ribadeo

Ribadeo ©
Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Mondonedo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Martino de Mondonedo, then kick back and relax at A Rapadoira Beach, and finally look for gifts at Mar de Sensaciones.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ribadeo trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Ribadeo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ribadeo can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ribadeo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Foz, Mar de Sensaciones, Catedral de Mondonedo
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As Catedrais Beach ©
As Catedrais Beach
A Rapadoira Beach ©
A Rapadoira Beach
Catedral de Mondonedo ©
Catedral de Mondonedo

3
nights
La Coruna

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. You've now added Casa de las Ciencias to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Casa de las Ciencias, visit a coastal fixture at Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Santiago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Barbara Convent, explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes, then stroll through Playa de Riazor, and finally wander the streets of Centro Historico de Betanzos.

Before you visit La Coruna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Ribadeo to La Coruna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in La Coruna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Faro de Punta Nariga, Centro Historico de Betanzos, Caion, A Laracha, A Coruna, Galicia
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Parroquia de Santiago ©
Parroquia de Santiago
Faro de Punta Nariga ©
Faro de Punta Nariga
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©

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