Planning 3 weeks in Camino de Santiago

Q: I have decided to walk El Camino de Santiago (route Frances) in early September for 3 weeks – I would really appreciate if you could tell me where I should start – and what the best parts are to walk versus take the bus. Do you have any guidance on which place I will most likely be compelled to stop at and spend time? Thank you for your guidance…and for this website to help us future pilgrims in Camino de Santiago.

A: You could start el Camino de Santiago at the beginning (St. Jean Pied de Port) and then skip a week doing by bus the stretch between Burgos and Leon. Otherwise, if you don’t want to take the bus, you could start in Logroño and get into Santiago in three weeks. Read carefully our Camino de Santiago website because the maps (Camino de Santiago Maps) and information of each part of Camino Frances (Camino Frances Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) are all there. Read also the general Camino de Santiago Planning section.

If you want to spend a day sightseeing instead of walking: Pamplona, Burgos, Leon, and Santiago de Compostela are the most beautiful cities. But also there are plenty of towns and villages along el Camino de Santiago with an unbelievable art heritage.