You will visit art and sculpture museums. Walk through the squares of the Galician cities.. Learn the pilgrimage routes. Visit delightfully beautiful temples.. Climb the hill to the Templar Castle.. Visit the Galician Peoples' Museum and the Centre for Contemporary Art.. Get to know many cities and nature reserves in Galicia. Visit the vineyards and the winery.. Spend a day on an island paradise. Enjoy excellent cuisine, the freshest seafood and delicious cheeses.. Try the local wine..
Even if you have seen most of Spain, Galicia will impress you! Small towns and nature of the north-west of the country will give you not only great views but bright impressions as well. The scenario starts and ends in Madrid where you can rent a car for the whole trip.
8 days itinerary by Elizaveta Smirnova - Nature and Hiking, Museums and Culture - Car, 7 Hotels
Road Trip Categories: Nature and Hiking, Museums and Culture
Day 1: Madrid has a delicious dinner.
First day of travel: adapt, have dinner and rest.
Visiting: El Espinar, Guadarrama, Madrid
Day 2: The charm of Spanish antiquities
Today, a day of travel awaits you: in Valladolid, visit the central square and the National Museum of Sculpture, walk along the ancient streets of a village where time seems to have frozen, climb a hill to the Templar Castle, taste amazing local cuisine and, after a few kilometres, stay overnight.
Visiting: El Espinar, Valladolid, Villafranca del Bierzo, Castrillo de los Polvazares, Benavente, Ponferrada, San Rafael
Day 3: History and Modernity of Galicia
Today you will find the road to Santiago de Compostela, a visit to the Cathedral of St. James, a walk through the squares near it in the ancient park, a tour of the Galician People's Museum and the Galician Centre for Contemporary Art and a whole palette of restaurants, bars and pubs in the evening.
Visiting: Santiago de Compostela, Villafranca del Bierzo
Day 4: The delightful nature of Galicia
And this morning we will go to the country with thousands of rivers! Steep mountain slopes, vineyards, wineries, rivers, bridges, delicious gastronomy and a visit to the Monastery of St. Christine - this is what awaits us!
Visiting: Santiago de Compostela, Nogueira de Ramuin, Doade, Parada de Sil, Castro Caldelas, Monforte de Lemos, Ourense
Day 5: The charm of the Galician Pontevedra
Today you will explore the beautiful compact and very attractive city in the bay, visit the city market, its ancient and beautiful squares, enjoy the architecture and gardens, visit the Temple of the Virgin Mary in the form of a shell and the Church of St. Francisco, look at the ruins, stop at the beach and make your way to Bayona.
Visiting: Nogueira de Ramuin, Baiona, Pontevedra, Cambados
Day 6: Paradise Islands exist!
Today you will have a fascinating journey to a fabulous island of beauty.
Visiting: Baiona, Vigo
Day 7: Contrasts of nature and hot cities
Today you'll be on a journey of contrasts: the freshness of forests and lakes will be interspersed with the hot cities, in Zamora you'll see the cathedral, in Salamanca you'll see a funny house with shells, walk around Plaza Mayor, visit the Paraiso Del Tietar nature reserve and have dinner in Madrid.
Visiting: Baiona, Madrid, Salamanca, La Adrada, Galende, Zamora
Day 8: Galicia, everything was great!
Today we have breakfast in Madrid and go to the airport.