8 days in Galicia & Asturias Itinerary

8 days in Galicia & Asturias Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Vigo
— 1 day
2
Santiago de Compostela
— 3 nights
3
Ribadeo
— 1 night
4
Oviedo
— 2 nights
5
Cangas de Onis
— 1 night

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Vigo

Vigo ©
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. On the 8th (Sat), get outside with Guías Malouco -Turismo y Aventura- and then step off the mainland to explore Islas Cies.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Vigo online tour planner.

Madrid to Vigo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, Vigo is little chillier than Madrid - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Vigo

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Guías Malouco -Turismo y Aventura-
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Islas Cies ©
Islas Cies

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago de Compostela: Plaza de Fefinans (in Cambados) and La Coruna (Casa de las Ciencias, Plaza de Maria Pita, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Lanzada, and walk around Parque de la Alameda.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Santiago de Compostela sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ribadeo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

La Coruna, Praia da Lanzada, Plaza de Fefinans
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)
Plaza del Obradoiro ©
Plaza del Obradoiro

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night
Ribadeo

Ribadeo ©
Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia. On the 12th (Wed), gear up at Maremasma Multiaventura & Medioambiente, stop by Mar de Sensaciones, then enjoy the sand and surf at As Catedrais Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Illa Pancha.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ribadeo trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Ribadeo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Ribadeo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Ribadeo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Maremasma Multiaventura & Medioambiente, Mar de Sensaciones
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As Catedrais Beach ©
As Catedrais Beach
Illa Pancha ©
Illa Pancha
Mar de Sensaciones ©
Mar de Sensaciones

2
nights
Oviedo

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo and then visit TeverAstur Senda del Oso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the striking features of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, then kick back and relax at Playa de San Lorenzo, then pause for some photo ops at Esculturas Oviedo, and finally make a trip to Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oviedo vacation planner.

Drive from Ribadeo to Oviedo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Oviedo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cangas de Onis.

Things to do in Oviedo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Gijon, TeverAstur Senda del Oso
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TeverAstur Senda del Oso ©
TeverAstur Senda del Oso
Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo

1
night
Cangas de Onis

Cangas de Onis ©
Cangas de Onís is a municipality in the eastern part of the province and autonomous community of Asturias in the northwest of Spain. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario De Covadonga, then explore the activities along Lake Covadonga, and finally take in the views from Puente Romano.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cangas de Onis online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oviedo to Cangas de Onis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cangas de Onis

Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Lake Covadonga ©
Lake Covadonga
Santuario De Covadonga ©
Santuario De Covadonga
Puente Romano
Puente Romano

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