Camino de Santiago Maps

Below there is the map of El Camino de Santiago along the French Way. Every marker in the itinerary it’s a end of stage counting up to 31. After the city of Santiago de Compostela, three stages have been included, that is the prolongation of El Camino de Santiago until the ocean, finishing in the Cape of Finisterre (the medieval “end of the earth”).

These are the stages that I walked but it doesn’t have to be like this because there is plenty of facilities such as hostels, small shops and restaurants nearly in every small village that you walk through, being these villages about 5 to 10 km distant from each other. So my Camino de Santiago, and the stages that I followed and that I am now showing in this website should be regarded as an example of Camino, the writer’s Camino, but it doesn’t have to be “your” Camino, “your” Way. That’s the greatness of it.

Furthermore, there is also flexibility in the route of El Camino de Santiago that you will walk. As I said in the introduction in the Camino’s home page, the French Way, whose map you can see below, is the most popular route. In 2011, 72% of 183,366 pilgrims have walked the French Way, as you might imagine this has its pros and cons.

Other quieter routes of El Camino de Santiago, which also has its pros and cons, are La Via de la Plata (The Silver Way), el Camino de Santiago del Norte (The Northern Way), el Camino Primitivo (The Primitive Way), the Portuguese Way, the Aragonese Way, the English Way and the Finisterre Way.

El Camino de Santiago via Camino Frances Map:

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Below you can see the maps of the Camino de Santiago that appear in the pilgrims’ credential. They are very helpful because next to the name of every village is written the remaining kilometres to Santiago de Compostela.

Firstly, we have a map of the main Camino de Santiago or Camino Frances which also shows La Via de la Plata which is another way that starting from Seville (in the South of Spain) follows an old Roman causeway to head north and arrive in Santiago. In the bottom right corner it also shows the map of El Camino de Santiago del Norte and El Camino Primitivo.

Camino Frances Map, Camino del Norte Map, Via de la Plata Map. Camino de Santiago Maps.

Secondly, we have a map of all the routes from Europe arriving in Santiago de Compostela. There are three main routes coming from central Europe: Via de Arles, Via de Le Puy, Via de Vezelay, Via de Tours or Paris and Via del Piamonte.

Camino de Santiago Map. All the European routes Map. Via de Arles, Via de Vezelay, Via de Le Puy Maps.

53 thoughts on “Camino de Santiago Maps”

  1. I want to walk a short distance,as i will be in Logrono later this year. Say about 15k. Any advise? Many thanks

  2. I am interested in camino primitivo and can’t find much information re level of difficulty from oviedo, availability of facilities. Can you recommend a good source. Thanks.

  3. Hi
    I would like to ask how long is gonna take me to get from Leon do Santiago, is 8 days enough.
    Many thanks for help.

    1. No, unless you take public transport to fit your schedule. We just finished walking from Logrño to León and it’s another 2 weeks at least from there.

    2. hi Anna…. could i ask u : what has made u want to walk the camino? my name is Dave & im walking the camino soon…..
      im walking the trail for the love of the lord !!!!.

    3. 8 is not enough. I walked from Astorga to Santiago (15-23 miles a day) and it took 12 days…. Try and find another 4 days!!!
      Buen Camino

      1. Hi Rick! How was the hike? I’m not familiar with the Way. Did you start from Astorga then to Santiago? How many miles is that total? You hiked 15-23 miles a day, how many hours a day were you hiking at that distance? Has anybody finished the full hike (500mi) in less than 30 days? My friend and I are planning of doing the full 500 miles in less than 30 days, if we can, do you think it’s doable? Good job in hiking that many miles in a day!

      2. Also Mr. Rick, do you have any suggestions of where to get a complete map for the Way? Is there only one route for the total 500 miles? I would like to prepare and know where the accommodations are such stores, restaurants, hostels, bathrooms, hotels, etc. thank you very much…

  4. I would like to informally bicycle for 2 +/- days on the camino tied in with a general trip to this area of Spain and Galicia for 3 weeks. Starting anywhere between Estella and Leon areas. I will have own support pick up, etc with wife in a rental car. What would be the best, most interesting, beautiful, historical place(s) to do this. Would not even have to be continuous days and need bike rental. Thanks./gracias

    1. It’s been a while for me, but I found that the area between Ponferrada and Cebreiro was some of the most challenging–and beautiful–on the Camino when I cycled it years ago.

      The Bierzo region west of Leon and into Galicia is phenomenal. You may have already gone and experienced it, but if not, that’s my recommendation.

      ¡Buen camino!

    1. I’m not sure there is a formal route if this is what you’re asking? You may have to develop your own Camino for this particular walk but once you get into France or Italy you can easily meet up with some of the established routes.

      Hope that helps but I’m not sure it does.

      Buen Camino

  5. I’m extremely impressed with your writing abilities and also with the format to your blog. Is this a paid subject or did you modify it your self? Anyway keep up the nice high quality writing, it’s uncommon to look a great weblog like this one today..

  6. help! will be in paris 4/16/16 for a few days & would like to do some of camino in paris the take train to orleans , do some of the way there then take train to loirre & again do a bit of camino there.
    am looking for a detailed map(s), & can only find overviews, nothing specific.!!!
    very frustrating, thanks

  7. I’m wanting to walk the pilgrimage next year for my 50th birthday and I am just starting to research things, are there any specific books you could suggest? Also can you start anywhere on the route and end in Santiago? Questioning the passport, is it only for the complete trail? Thank you for your time, Michelle

    1. How many kilometers do you need to walk to get the certificate? Also, did you follow the shell markers on the trail?

      1. Hi Michael,

        A minimum of 100 km will entitle you a Compostela (Certificate).
        Yes, you can follow the Yellow arrow or the Shell.

    2. We found “Walking the Camino de Santigo” by Bethan Davies and Ben Cole. To be very helpful. There may be a third edition, but we used the second. Published by Pili Pala Press.
      I think you have to walk a minimum of 100 Km to have your pilgrims passport stamped . We walked from Ponferrada. As of 2002 if you start after Ponferrada the Pilgrim office in Santiago requires that you get two stamps per day.
      Buen Camino!

    3. Hi Michelle which month are you planning its my 50th in September so I am planning towards end of September 2017. I am from South Africa and are planning to do it alone.”or are there anyone doing around that time.

      Let me know

      1. Helen, I am at the talking stage to go in Sept of this
        year also. Do you have dates and your route as yet
        I have a friend in Spain who has done part of the route
        it 2 or 3 times – I have been discussing the idea with her.
        Let’s keep in touch “in case” we are on the same path.

      2. Hi Hellen ,
        I am from Brazil planning to do the walk alone in August – September maybe we can walk together – need to be back in Brasil 9/12

      3. Hi Helen
        I’mil a fellow South African living in the UK since 2005 and intending to start Camino Frances across Pyrenees on 3 Oct 2017. Might meet you along the way peregrino(fellow pilgrim)
        Beun Camino

      4. Hi this will be my first time doing the Camino. I am from the US. I have a friend who is not so sure yet if he is coming or not, if he is, we are doing the full 500 miles, this will be our first time, if he is not, I am doing the last 100 km or 110 km to get the credential. We will probably see you there. I heard there are always plenty of pilgrims doing the camino at all times except probably during the winter, but even then I heard there are some who like the challenge.

      5. Hi Helen – I am also planning to walk in September 10- I will fly into Madrid and train or bus to Astorga, my start point. Where do you plan to begin your walk ? I am an active 67 year old. Hope to see you.

  8. i have a limited numbers of vacation within this year (5 days). i am thinking of doing the pilgrimage alone and i am 49 years old. whats the reccommended way and level of difficulty to take. whats the weather around december?

    1. I walked the entire Camino Frances over three years. The stages were not consecutive: for example, I started the first year in Ponferrada, the second in St Jean and third in Fromista. My experience tells me very strongly that it is instead best to start at the beginning, and just walk for five days (in your case), and then get public transport back to the airport to fly home. You can then rejoin the Camino the following year where you left off. And you will!

  9. Hi there Pilgrim’s! I am currently in Paris and will be heading down to Spain in the next week. I have a flexible schedule and would like to do the Northern Route to see the port cities and such. Is it that much longer than the French Way? I am probably looking at about 25 days time to walk and am in good shape. I have also thought of biking a portion of the route.
    Any advise would be greatly appreciated!

    1. I am 66 years old, had a heart attack (cardiac event) in 2005, was paralyzed in 1999 on my right side from disc and vertebrae injury rehabilitated a year late … walked the entire Camino Frances leaving St. Jean Pied de Port on Sept, 22, 2016 arrived in Santiago November 4, 2016 Going back fall of 2017 to trek the Camino del Norte’, I will be 67 and my wife 66 …. It was the hardest thing in my life and my wife’s that we have ever done and it was worth doing every step of the Way, every injury and sickness. Check with your Dr’s and walk what you may, it is a lifetime experience. The first 10-14 days are the hardest but after that you will be in “Camino” shape/conditioning. Walking a treadmill will not equate to this, we are training on stair master (stair stepper) and found out from many this will get you in shape for it unless you live in a hilly or mountainous area. We live in flat lands with no mountains for 700 km.

  10. Hello,

    I am planning to walk the final stage from Sarria to Santiago this May. This will be my first Camino walk however due to limited time (7-10 days only) I wanted to experience the final stage and feel the arrival to Santiago.

    I will arrive Madrid Airport from Istanbul. I was wondering what would be the alternative wayw to reach Sarria from Madrid. Any suggestions I would appreciate 🙂

    Thank you so much
    Buen Camino


    1. Hi Ebru ,
      I am planning to travel from London to Sarriera to Santiago this may or July 7 days 6 nights. But I have been told in sarriera no airport so I have to go to santiago then get the transport from there to sarriera.

  11. When is the best time to do camino. I am 66 and turn 67 in july. Had big operations cancer in my colon chemo and in my liver. I am clean now since Jan 2016. Will take my 33 year old son with me. Where do you think we must start

  12. Hi Annette.

    I have just finished my fifth Camino, my first being the Frances in 2010 at the age of 60. I always start May 1st as I prefer warmer weather and little rain. A good place to start is Roncesvalles on the Camino Frances, it is a pleasant walk down to Pamplona and onwards. Enjoy.

  13. Hi Michele, Helen:

    Which routes are you waking? I’m planning to go beginning of Sept. from Gijón to Santiago.


  14. Hi fellow perigrinos need advice about applying for Spanish Tourist visa.
    Intend walking full Camino Frances in Oct 2017
    How does one go about getting Flight/Accommodation Itinerary for duration of pilgrimage over 30 days without having to pay up front for return flight from Stansted (London) and Accommodation. Any advice welcomed.
    Beun Camino

  15. Hello
    I would love to do the Camino . I would find it a time for me to reflect on family troubles and hopefully giv me strength n my self
    I would like to start from the beginning of the Camino . •Where wud that be ? •How long wud it take ?
    •Wud it be better to book a complete package such as ~flights ~accommodation ~transfers too and from airport ~half board ~bed and breakfast only ?
    I’m a complete novice on this so sorry for the annoying questions lol
    Thank u for ur help

  16. Hello to all – my question involves travel from Madrid to Astorga or possibly Leon as my start point to Santiago. Is a bus or train available?
    Many thanks,

  17. Hi, My friend wants to experience some of the stages. She is not a ‘walker’ and has some mobility issues, although she is fairly fit. I would like to take her for 3 or 4 days doing some short walks (5/7 km a day) with transport to stages further along the route, ending in Santiago de compostela. Is this possible? Can you recommend any short walks where you can access transport to take you further along? I was thinking we could fly into Bilbao and pick it up around that area.

  18. I have done it 2 times from Sarria. Each time was in late September (enough time to go to Octoberfest in Munich). The weather was great (no hot days). The walk each day was about 12 to 15 miles. The scenery was fantastic each time. Would like to other sections of the Way in the future.

  19. I’m planning to do the Camino with a friend in July, most likely only 14 days. I have few questions:
    Where should I start?
    How is the weather in July?
    Should I make hostel reservations?

  20. Hi, I i’m now in Porto Portugal and would like to walk the last hundred kilometers to the end of El Camino. Any advice is welcome to find out where is the best place to start from to only 200 km as I have limited time perhaps only 3 to 4 days. Thanks, Shae

  21. Hi, I am a 62 years old woman and I am looking into walking the final 100km from Sarria with my daughter (who is 39), in April or May next year (she only has a week available to do this). However I am now wondering about the possibility of walking the entire Camino from St Jean Pierre de Pont on my own, then meeting up with her at Sarria for the final stretch. Does this seem a viable thing to do and how long would it take? I am fairly fit and healthy, I swim two or three times a week, walk regularly and I have an active job.

  22. I want to do a lazy camino next year from Vilalba to Santiago in 8 days about 15kms a day average
    here is my planned route am hoping the information on a camino page is correct about the accommodation available at each place

    Vilalba a Baamonde
    Baamonde a Miriaz
    Miraz a A Roixia
    A Roixia a Sobrado
    Boimorte a Arzua
    Arzua a Santa Irene
    Santa Irene a Santiago

    I walk slow so will take about 4-5 hours each day ( Im in no rush to kill myself from walking too fast)

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The pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela