Much like its Celtic cousins, Galicia gets cold and damp in winter. For the warmest and driest weather, opt for summer.
Flights from Madrid, Barcelona and other Spanish cities touch down in Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña and Vigo. Santiago receives flights (some seasonal) from European cities including London, Dublin, Milan, Frankfurt, Brussels and Zürich, and you can fly from many UK cities to A Coruña and Vigo.
Ferries run from Portsmouth to Santander year-round, and from Plymouth in spring, summer and autumn; from there, it’s around a five-hour drive to Galicia.
Trains run to A Coruña from several Spanish cities, including Madrid and Barcelona. Alternatively, you can cross the Portuguese border from Porto to Vigo by rail.
Driving is the best way to see all that Galicia has to offer, especially if you’re up for a break filled with city hopping and scenic drives. You can hop on a direct bus from Madrid to all the main Galician cities, or from across the border in Porto to Vigo.