Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Where to go after the Camino?

Jump to last reply

I find myself (happily) planning to do another segment of a Camino , this time the last 120 kms of the Camino Portugues. We're planning to start from Tuy, and arrive Santiago on 7/18. Originally we thought of staying in Santiago about 3 nights- 4 nights (including a day trip to Finisterre) and then tour around Galicia for a few days (we would rent a car for that) and end somewhere were we could return the car and take a train to Madrid (probably on 7/26, we're flying back to the US from Mad on 7/30).

I have a few questions/concerns and I'm hoping some of you can provide suggestions:

1) Would making Santiago our home base thru 7/26 and using it as a base for exploring Galicia make sense? Again, we would rent a car for the days we would travel out of Santiago. Among places/ areas we're interested in seeing are : Finisterre, Muxia, La Coruña and the Rias Altas, Lugo.

2) Any suggestions for other itineraries in Galicia area?

3) If it doesnt make sense to use Santiago as base, could you offer suggestions as to where to move to next and for how many days?

4) I know that 7/25 is the Saint's feast and I'm sure as such Santiago will be more crowded than usual. Is that a thing to avoid, or is it one of those experiences that are worth it? I have been to Santiago several times, one time was there a week before the Feast and I remember many nice concerts an typical dances on public squares.

Thank you in advance for your help!

20 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Solo, inexperienced traveler struggling w/ logistics
  2. 2 Paris for a Week – Looking for a Day Trip Outside the City
  3. 3 Trip Report Our Brief Bavarian Break: Christmas Markets
  4. 4 Trip Report A Sardinia trip report
  5. 5 Granada
  6. 6 A month in Europe - how does this sound?
  7. 7 Spain/EU trip in february "History,Nature is our main goal"
  8. 8 Caserta, Italy? Anyone Been There?
  9. 9 Have ten days to visit Munich, Salzburg and Switzerland
  10. 10 All Set To Go!!
  11. 11 First time to Switzerland
  12. 12 Trip Report Finally in Italy for the holidays - installment report
  13. 13 Favorite London spot for roast beef and Yorkshire pudding?
  14. 14 Early stages of planning for Euro trip + would love suggestions
  15. 15 Dublin, love it or hate it? please tell me why
  16. 16 Hotels in Toulouse & Montpellier
  17. 17 Eastern Europe
  18. 18 Tripadvisor fined in Italy over fake reviews
  19. 19 Trip Report Trip Report: 17 days in Switzerland, Austria & Czech Republic
  20. 20 10 Days in Emilia-Romagna : Thinking of 3 Days Bologna and Then??
  21. 21 Switzerland help...?
  22. 22 Base for a Week in Normandy or Brittany in July
  23. 23 Airport ATMs
  24. 24 Trip Report Brittany France 2014 - Trip Report
  25. 25 London to Paris by train
View next 25 » Back to the top