The weather on the Camino de Santiago will depend on the season and the region you choose to travel to. Some parts of Spain can reach very high temperatures during Summer, but from Autumn to Spring you will find colder days. There is a season to suit everyone! Have a look at our average temperature and average rainfall graphs on the map below, just clicking over the white dots on the route you are u are interested in:
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During late Autumn and Winter, some hotels might close and flights and ferries operate less frequently than in the warmer months. Daylight hours are also reduced, so you will need to adjust and manage better the daily distance you want to cover. Our travel experts will be able ti help those looking to travel during these months to make the correct choices.
The weather on the Camino de Santiago starts to get milder in Spring, when the sun starts to peak a little earlier than before. Although you will get some rain and clouds, this can often be welcome on a hike as a way to cool down.
One of the best things about Autumn and early Spring (October and April for example), is that the number of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago is much lower than July and August, when the affluence of pilgrims, especially on the French Way, can be very high. The Camino becomes a tranquil trail.
Bear in mind some sections might be too hot for walking in July and August, for example, the Via de la Plata in Andalucía and Extremadura.
The landscape, climate and weather on the Camino de Santiago is very varied, not just from one country to another, but also from one city to the next, even between places not that far from each other.
Whatever the weather make sure you are well prepared and you’ll have the trip of a lifetime. Download our packing guide here to ensure you have everything you need.
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