22 days in Madrid, Galicia & Bilbao Itinerary

22 days in Madrid, Galicia & Bilbao Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid
— 7 nights
2
Vigo
— 3 nights
3
Santiago de Compostela
— 5 nights
4
Bilbao
— 6 nights

7
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Segovia (San Martin Church, Acueduct of Segovia, &more) and Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary builder website.

Manchester, UK to Madrid is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in September; daily highs in Madrid reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Vigo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Vigo

Vigo ©
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Explore Vigo's surroundings by going to Pontevedra (Ecoparque Municipal de Marin & Playa Figueiras), Vina Costeira (in Ourense) and Sendeiro Do Rio Louro (in Mos). There's lots more to do: get outside with Guías Malouco -Turismo y Aventura-, head off the coast to Islas Cies, don't miss a visit to Cruceiro de Hio, and stroll around Jardines de Casto San Pedro.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vigo trip planning tool.

Getting from Madrid to Vigo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in September: highs in Vigo hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Vigo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Pontevedra, Cangas do Morrazo, Vina Costeira, Sendeiro Do Rio Louro
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Vina Costeira ©
Vina Costeira
Islas Cies ©
Islas Cies

5
nights
Santiago de Compostela

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, make a trip to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, stop by Mercado de Abastos de Santiago, and admire the striking features of Praza da Inmaculada.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela trip maker website.

Getting from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Santiago de Compostela sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico ©
Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico

6
nights
Bilbao

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Get out of town with these interesting Bilbao side-trips: San Sebastian - Donostia (Wine Tours & Tastings, Bridge of Maria Cristina, &more), Bodegas Tritium (in Cenicero) and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Vega (in Haro). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and appreciate the history behind Puppy.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bilbao tour builder app.

You can fly from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Bilbao sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia, Bodegas Tritium, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Vega
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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