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Wondering what to wear in Galicia? This packing list will help you plan and prepare your travel wardrobe for your trip!

 


What to Wear in Galicia


 

Galicia is characterized by its hilly landscape and coastal areas, which make it a breathtakingly beautiful scenic destination.

We want you to have a stress-free travel experience, and the main goal of this article is to help you plan your packing choices in an efficient way so you won’t be unprepared for your trip and know how to dress in Galicia.

You’ll find insight on general Galicia clothes and what to wear to Galicia, in addition to visual examples of the type of clothing you might want to wear based on the weather and how to build a Galician wardrobe.

As a bonus, you will also learn some general travel tips including safety precautions such as using anti-theft products like this that can help you feel less stressed during your travels.

Please use the visuals in this post as a guideline to help you create Galicia outfits and choose corresponding items based on your own style and clothing preferences.

 

 

What Do People Wear in Galicia?

 

Fashion style in Galicia is considered to be mainly casual, with a formal touch for special occasions. However if you want to ensure you do not look like a tourist during your trip, avoid the classic tale-tell signs like the combination of socks with sandals.

As with most destinations, practical sense applies and choosing clothing based on the weather should always be a priority over fashion.

 

 

What Should I Wear in Galicia?

 

The most important factors in planning and packing for Galicia are the activities you’ll be doing on your trip AND the weather.

Always, always, always check the weather forecast before your trip. What to wear in Galicia now could be different a week later depending on what the weather decides to do. Nothing will ruin your trip faster than being unprepared with the wrong clothing for the weather. 

Once you’ve researched the weather, you can focus on creating a capsule travel wardrobe, which should easily fit in a carry-on suitcase with the help of packing cubes to compress your clothing.

Again, keep in mind the activities you have planned while choosing what to pack for Galicia. Hiking and walking will require different wardrobe choices than wine tasting and poolside sitting, for instance.

 

 

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Blondo Villa | Clarks Wedge

 

What are the best shoes for Galicia?

 

There are countless scenic paths that you can walk in Galicia. If this interests you, it would be beneficial to bring along a pair of hiking shoes and a day pack.

If dressing up, avoid heels, as they are not comfortable for walking and can deter your enjoyment. If you must have a heel, opt for wedges.

Waterproof shoes are essential, leather boots or leather flats are always a good option as they are comfortable, waterproof and sturdy.

While not recommended for all-day sightseeing, ballet flats are also a good option should you want a dressier pair of shoes on your trip for warmer days or evenings

 

These are the most cute and comfortable ballet flats for travel!

 

Popular shoe options include (click each item below for suggested styles):

 

Read this post on how to choose the best walking shoes for Europe!

 

Below you’ll find helpful seasonal clothing tips and suggested packing lists that you can use as a guideline to prepare for a trip to Galicia:

 

 

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Long-Sleeve | Knit Sweater | Long Sleeve Blouse | Short Sleeve Blouse | Wrap Dress| Oversized Shirt Dress | Skinny Jeans | Jeans | Raincoat | Wool Coat | Sweater | Skirt | Flats| Ankle Booties | Scarf | Crossbody

 

What to Wear in Galicia in Spring

 

What is the weather in Galicia in spring (March, April, May)?

 

During the spring season, you can typically expect a lot of rain. While the climate is rainy, the weather tends to be temperate.

To ensure you are protected from the weather you should include waterproof boots, an umbrella, and a good rain jacket to your travel wardrobe along with a pair of leggings and a sweater.

 

Start by reading these general tips on packing for spring travel:

 

 Read these tips on how to pack for transitional weather!

 

What clothes should I wear in Galicia in spring?

 

Galicia has rainfall throughout the year, so to ensure you are well protected from the rain, pack parkas, waterproof jackets, trench coats, and a good and sturdy umbrella. 

You can opt for neutral colors although there are no specific guidelines, the neutrality of the looks allow you to mix and match far easier, and use accessories such as scarves to add a refined and womanly touch to your look.

 

Read these tips on what to wear on a rainy day!

 

Add Capri trousers and jeans that will act as your base, and t-shirts and 3/4 tops will be perfect to wear on the warmer days, or underneath your waterproof gear.

 

What shoes should I wear in Galicia in spring?

 

As with your clothes, choose your shoes based on the weather and your planned activities. Select no more than two to three pairs of shoes in neutral colors that can mix and match with all your clothing.

Make sure your sightseeing shoes are broken in properly. Opt for a pair that are comfortable and enable you to wear them for many hours without discomfort.

Popular styles include light brogues, sneakers (Supergas are very popular) or waterproof shoes are essential. Note that the best waterproof shoes are not made out of rubber; instead choose leather ankle boots, which are the best shoe option for travel to Europe in spring.

 

Galicia Packing List for Spring

 

Clothes:

  • Two short sleeve tops
  • Two long sleeve tops
  • Two additional tops
  • One pair of blue jeans
  • One pair of black ponte pants
  • One additional bottom
  • One dress
  • One rain or winter jacket
  • One warm layer
  • Thermals (if very cold)
  • Three socks
  • Ten underwear
  • Three bras
  • One versatile sleep set

 

Shoes:

  • Waterproof ankle boots (sightseeing)
  • Slip-on sneakers (sightseeing)
  • Ballet flat (dressing up)
  • Wedges: (optional)

 

 

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Sleeveless Top | Slub Tee | Tank Top | Cold Shoulder Top | Wrap Dress | Swing Dress | Skinny Jeans | Shorts | Poncho | Wool Coat | Skirt | Silk Top | Ankle Booties | Wedge | Hat | Crossbody

 

What to Wear in Galicia in Summer

 

What is the weather in Galicia in summer (June, July, August)?

 

Summer in Galicia can be really warm. In some regions, you can get temperatures as hot as 40℃ (104°F). However, the temperatures can also be cool, and you will not be without rainfall, although the summer months tend to be drier in comparison to other seasons.

The weather should not act as a deterrent for this picturesque destination. Galicia is known as the “country of the thousand rivers” and is filled with untainted landscapes covered in a deep green.

 

Start by reading these general tips on packing for summer travel:

 

What clothes should I wear in Galicia in summer? 

 

Summer will allow you the fashion freedom everyone craves on holiday; you can pack your summer dresses, shorts and skirts in styles that you feel most comfortable in. 

This is the season for color and enjoyment, and there are many beaches where you can enjoy yourself and indulge in local Galicia food

Have a pair of Capri trousers and a pair of jeans and a jacket just in case you encounter the cooler temperatures.

Add your swimsuit when deciding what to bring to Galicia, including sunglasses and even a sun hat to ensure you are protected from the rays.

 

For added versatility, these are popular convertible travel dress styles!

 

What shoes should I wear in Galicia in summer?

 

When considering footwear, you’ll want something a little more beach-friendly than ankle boots, so pack a pair of wedge sandals and flat pumps that are comfortable to walk in.

As with your clothes, plan your shoes based on the weather and your scheduled activities. 

Choose no more than two to three pairs of shoes in neutral colors that can mix and match with all your clothing.

When choosing what to pack for Galicia, make sure your sightseeing shoes are broken in properly. Opt for a pair that is comfortable and you can wear for hours without discomfort.

 

These are the most cute and comfortable ballet flats for travel!

 

Galicia Packing List for Summer

 

Clothes:

  • Three short sleeve and/or sleeveless tops
  • One ¾ sleeve top
  • One additional top
  • Two bottoms
  • One maxi dress
  • Two summer dresses
  • One light rain jacket
  • One light layer
  • Three socks
  • Ten underwear
  • Three bras
  • One versatile sleep set

 

Shoes:

  • Comfortable sandals (sightseeing)
  • Slip on sneakers (sightseeing)
  • Ballet flat (dressing up)
  • Wedges: (optional)

 

 

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Denim Shirt | Cable Knit Sweater | V Neck Shirt | Basic Tee | Wrap Dress | Straight Dress| Skinny Jeans | Jeans | Raincoat | Wool Coat | Sweater | Skirt | Ankle Booties | Flats | Scarf| Crossbody

 

What to Wear in Galicia in Fall

 

What is the weather in Galicia in fall (September, October, November)?

 

The weather in Galicia is rainy during the autumn season with mostly moderate temperatures.

 

Start by reading these general tips on packing for autumn travel:

 

What clothes should I wear in Galicia in the fall?

 

Packing essentials in Galicia during the autumn are no different from the clothing essentials during spring. Simply refer to the spring list, but just change the colors of your wardrobe slightly, ensuring that they are neutral with a pop of rich browns and burnt oranges.

 

What shoes should I wear in Galicia in fall?

 

As with your clothes, pick your shoes based on the weather and your planned activities. Choose no more than two-three pairs of shoe in neutral colors that can mix and match with all your clothing.

Make sure your sightseeing shoes are broken in properly. Opt for a pair that is comfortable and you can wear for hours without discomfort.

Popular styles include light brogues, sneakers (Supergas are very popular) or waterproof shoes are essential. Note that the best waterproof shoes are not made out of rubber; instead choose leather ankle boots, which are the best shoe option for travel to Europe in fall.

If it will be cold during your trip, opt for one of these chic leather boots – they’re waterproof but look good, too!

While not recommended for all-day sightseeing, ballet flats are also a good option should you want a dressier pair of shoes on your trip for warmer days or evenings. Alternatively, bring closed toe wedges for a dressy alternative.

 

Galicia Packing List for Fall

 

Clothes:

  • Two short sleeve tops
  • Two long sleeve tops
  • Two additional tops
  • One pair of blue jeans
  • One pair of black ponte pants
  • Two dresses
  • One rain or winter jacket
  • One warm layer
  • Thermals (if very cold)
  • Three socks
  • Ten underwear
  • Three bras
  • One versatile sleep set

 

Shoes:

  • Waterproof leather boots (sightseeing)
  • Canvas sneakers (sightseeing)
  • Ballet flat (dressing up)
  • Closed toe wedges: (optional)

 

 

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V Neck Blouse | Cable Knit Sweater | Slub Tee | Long Sleeve | Sweater Dress | T Shirt Dress | Skinny Jeans | Jeans | Jackets | Wool Coat | Sweater | Pants | Ankle Booties | Combat Boots | Scarf | Crossbody

 

What to Wear Galicia in Winter

 

What is the weather in Galicia in winter? (December, January, February)?

 

Temperatures range from 12 to -10℃ (53 to 50°F), with the chance of snow, although snowfall is often short-lived.

 

Start by reading these general tips on packing for winter travel:

 

Use these tips to learn how to stay warm in cold weather without looking like a snowman!

 

What clothes should I wear in Galicia in winter?

 

When traveling to any icy destination you want to ensure that you are kept warm at all times.

Layering is essential in achieving this, pack long tops and sweaters which you can wear underneath a waterproof jacket or a heavy coat.

 

Find out why thermals are a must for traveling light (and staying warm) in winter!

 

Trousers and jeans will act as the base of your outfit. Again these are always best in darker shades to ensure you can easily mix and match your looks.

 Accessorize with gloves, a warm hat such as a beanie, thick socks and warm wrap scarves in patterns and colours of your preference.

 

What shoes should I wear in Galicia in winter?

 

You want to ensure your feet are kept warm and dry during the winter season. Boots are the best shoes to guarantee that this happens. Opt for a pair of leather boots with an inner lining for added warmth.

 

Find out why leather boots are some of the best travel shoes to Europe!

 

 Galicia Packing List for Winter

 

Clothes:

  • Two long sleeve tops
  • Three long sleeve sweaters
  • One additional top
  • One pair of blue jeans
  • One pair of black ponte pants
  • One additional bottom
  • One long sleeve dress
  • One winter jacket
  • One warm layer
  • Thermals
  • Three socks
  • Ten underwear
  • Three bras
  • One versatile sleep set

 

Shoes:

  • Waterproof tall or ankle leather boots (sightseeing)
  • Leather sneakers (sightseeing)
  • Ballet flat or heeled ankle boot (dressing up)
  • Closed toe wedges: (optional)

 

 

What is the Best Luggage for Galicia?

 

There are various things to consider when choosing the best luggage for Europe, including a difference in carry-on size, strict weight restrictions, mobility on the cobblestone streets, and long flights of stairs.

The best suitcase to have when traveling Galicia is a rigid trolley case, ideally with four castors. The trolley should be divided into two compartments (not just one big compartment) for easy packing. These are easy to travel with on bumpy terrain.

For a European carry on size bag, a backpack is always a safe option. It’s also the perfect fit for those of us who prefer to travel hands-free.

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

Depending on how many days or weeks you’re traveling, you may want to use luggage organizers such as packing cubes, which allow optimum use of the space in your luggage, keeping everything organized and in place during your travels, and making the task of unpacking and repacking simple and stress-free.

As you’re headed to fashionable Europe, use an equally stylish carry-on, such as the Osprey Ozone, which is a personal favorite. Keep in mind that most of Europe’s budget airlines have a carry-on bag allowance of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm (22” x 16” x 8”). Always check your airline’s individual baggage rules and regulations in advance.

 

Find out the most popular Europe travel bag styles according to our readers along with their tried and tested reviews!

 

Toiletries

 

When traveling to Galicia, you’ll need some of the standard, essential toiletries, including:

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Moisturizer (face and body)
  • Sunscreen
  • Razor
  • Makeup (we recommend keeping it simple: mascara, concealer, and a lip tint that doubles as a blush)
  • Hair ties and bobby pins
  • Dry shampoo

 

Worried that all your toiletries, makeup, skincare, and hair styling tools won’t fit into your suitcase? Read these tips on how to travel size toiletries to learn how to make the most of limited space without sacrificing your routine!

We recommend you take the most important products in travel containers like these and try to either buy basics like shampoo and shower gel in Europe or use the items provided by hotels.

Also, consider your makeup–in many European cities, women opt for natural makeup focusing on a well groomed but not over-the-top appearance.

While a daily salon blow out isn’t necessary, be mindful of your hair and makeup. Find out if it’s necessary to bring a travel blow dryer here.

When choosing your styling tools, choose items that have dual voltage and bring along a travel adapter for all your electronics. Just make sure to add all these items to your backpacking packing list for Europe so you don’t forget them.

 

Check out our guide to toiletries for more tips!

 

 

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Compass Rose Secret Bra Wallet

Safety

 

Safety is a big concern whenever you travel, and pickpocketing can be a common occurrence. Taking a few safety precautions can help you feel less stressed during your travels.

 

How can I stay safe while traveling in Galicia?

 

Be cautious about where you stash your cash so you don’t fall prey to muggings and pickpocketing. 

Make your clothing theft-proof and choose items with strong zippers. Jeans are handy for this reason: you can put important items, like your wallet and phone, in your front pockets, where it’s very difficult for a wandering hand to snatch anything. Add items like the Secret Bra Pocket and Underwear with Pockets to your packing list.

And be mindful of purse snatchers! They either slash the bottom of your bag so the contents fall out or slash the strap. Wear your purse strap across your body and the zipper towards the front. For extra security, check out the “theft-proof” bags featured in this post about crossbody purses.

 

These are articles with other suggested anti-theft products:

 

Remember, the safest place for your passport is locked in your accommodation. Carry a photocopy or other ID when you’re sightseeing or are out at night.

 

Read these tips on how to keep your passport safe when you travel!

 

Suggested Anti-Theft Accessories for Galicia 

  • Bra stash, neck pouch, or money belt with RFID protection
  • Anti-theft crossbody bag
  • Passport case
  • TSA-approved luggage lock
  • Clothing with hidden pockets (like underwear, tops, and scarves)

 

 

Galicia Travel Tips

 

Before you head on your tour of Galicia, check out these frequently asked questions:

 

 

What’s the best time of year to visit Galicia?

 

While summer offers more sun than the other seasons, it still doesn’t guarantee there will not be rain.

Inlaid areas are generally dryer all times of the year, while coastal areas tend to be cooler and more rainy. 

Galicia is relatively new to the tourism boom; however, old coastal towns such as Santiago de Compostela have now become noteworthy tourist destinations and can become crowded in the summer months.

Weather in Galicia

 

Summer can be quite warm, with some regions reaching temperatures as hot as 40℃ (104°F). However, the temperatures can also be cool, and you will not be without rainfall, although the summer months tend to be drier in comparison to other seasons.

Temperatures in winter range from 12 to -10℃ (53 to 50°F), with the chance of snow, although snowfall is often short-lived.

Never travel without checking the weather forecast as this will be your ultimate packing guide for Galicia. 

Use websites such as Accuweather or Holiday Weather for advanced forecasts and don’t forget to check the weather one week and three days before your trip, as mother nature doesn’t run on a tight schedule.

 

 

What Are the Best Accommodations in Galicia?

 

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I prefer to book “the entire home” instead of opting for shared accommodation on Airbnb. Aside from safety, I also like to feel like I’m living in the destination. It’s a small taste of local life plus you get more amenities than you would at a hotel such as a kitchen and washing machine.

 

Read these Airbnb tips for more info!

 

If you prefer the convenience and comfort of a hotel room, I like using both Agoda.com and Hotels.com. Tip: Hotels.com gives you a free night for every ten nights you book!

For hostels, we recommend Hostelworld and Hostelbookers. Always read the reviews before booking to get the best idea if the hostel is right for you. Some are quiet and family friendly while others are known for their party atmosphere.

 

Not sure about staying at a hostel? Read this!

 

 

What’s the Best Way to Get to Galicia?

 

For flights, I like booking through Travelocity or Cheapoair (whichever one’s cheapest). Although I prefer Travelocity because they have a 24-hour money-back guarantee.

To maximize your vacation time, fly into the city where you’re starting your trip and out of the city where your trip ends. 

Many times it’s the same price and saves you from having to spend extra time and money to go back to where you started your trip.

 

Please read our Ultimate Packing List for Europe featuring stylish outfits and travel tips for 9 countries!

 

 

Where’s the Best Shopping in Galicia?

 

If you find yourself in need of additional clothing or accessories and are looking for stores that are budget-friendly, you can try out the Inditex brands, of which Zara is best-known, also try Pull&Bear, Bershka, and Oysho. 

If it is sports equipment that you are after, try out Decathlon and Sportzone, which have a great selection of cheap sports equipment.

For this guide on what to wear to Galicia, I received help from Inma in order to create a Galician wardrobe for your travel to the historic location of Galicia. 

Imna has been bitten by the travel bug for many years. And was born and raised in Galicia, it is the place she always returns to after her travels. If you are interested in finding out more about her adventures you can check out her travel blog A World to Travel, Facebook and Twitter. Thanks, Inma!

 

Please note: Most of Europe’s Budget Airlines have this Carryon Bag Allowance: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. Always check your airlines individual baggage rules and regulations in advance.

 

 


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