The Camino de Santiago routes in September

Do you want to do the Camino de Santiago in September? If you decide to do the Camino de Santiago in September, you can enjoy the last remnants of summer and live the changing colour of the landscape with the arrival of autumn.

If you decide to do the Camino de Santiago in September, you can enjoy the last remnants of summer

In this blog post on the Camino de Santiago we would tell you about what weather you will find on the main itineraries along the Camino de Santiago in September. We also want to take advantage to speak of the festivities that take place in September in the different towns and villages that cross the pilgrim routes.

Doing the Camino Frances in September

The Camino Frances in September is still a fairly busy route, but slightly less than in August. If you start the Camino de Santiago at the end of September, you will find the pilgrim routes much quieter than at the beginning of the month.

If you would like to do the Camino Frances and want to know more about its outline, you can check out its characteristics in this article in which we dedicate a section to the stages on the French route. In it, you will also find information about what to see and what to do in this famous path.

If you have already decided to take this route in September to take advantage of the good weather, we recommend the Camino de Santiago from Sarria. Tell us details of your travel plan and leave the rest in our hands.









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The climate on the Camino Frances in September

September can be a very hot month, especially during the first few weeks. As the month progresses and autumn approaches, you’ll feel the temperatures begin to drop.

In September, the temperature usually stays around 20 or 25 degrees centigrade. However, in some sections, such as those in Castile, given the change of season, you can see decreases of even 10 degrees from one day to the next.

September festivals on the Camino Frances

If you decide to do the Camino Frances during the month of September, you will find various festivities on the tour. Here’s a list of some of them:

  • Saint Jean Pied de Port (stage 1): Festivals of Garazi (26th September)
  • Roncesvalles (stage 1): The Day of the Virgin of Roncesvalles (September 8th)
  • Puente la Reina (stage 4): The Layas Races (last weekend of the month)
  • Logroño (stage 7): Feast of San Mateo (21st September)
  • Santo Domingo de la Calzada (stage 9): Feasts of Thanksgiving and of San Jerónimo Hermosilla (middle of the month)
  • Belorado (stage 10): Thanksgiving (first weekend of the month)
  • Burgos (stage 12): Day of the exaltation to the potato of Tardajos (last Sunday of the month)
  • Castrojeriz (stage 14): El Sejo (first week of September)
  • Frómista (stage 15): Pilgrim’s Day (first Sunday of the month)
  • Carrión de los Condes (stage 16): Feast of Our Lady of Bethlehem (September 8th)
  • Berciano del Real Camino (stage 18): Feast of the Virgin of Perales (September 8th)
  • Mansilla de Mulas (stage 19): Feast of the Virgin of Grace (first Sunday of the month)
  • Ponferrada (stage 24): Feast of the Oak (first week of the month)
  • Villafranca del Bierzo (stage 24): Feast of the Most Holy Christ of Hope (September 14th)
  • O Cebreiro (stage 26): Feast in honour of Santa Maria and Santo Miragre
  • Sarria (stage 28): Garitosis Festival (September 20th)
  • Portomarín (stage 29): Town festivities (first weekend of the month)
  • Melide (stage 31): San Caralampio (mid-month)

The Camino Portugues in September

Like the rest of the year, the Camino Portugues is a recommended route to take in September. Following this path you can enjoy both inland landscapes and coastal environments.

If you want to know more about the Portuguese routes, you can consult the article we dedicate to the Caminos de Santiago in Portugal. Don’t forget to read it!

The Portuguese climate in September

In September, the temperature in Portugal ranges from 18 to 25 degrees centigrade. However, as you approach the north of Portugal and enter Galicia, the climate will become cooler.

What to do in September on the Camino Portugues

If you decide to do the Camino de Santiago Portugues in September, you can enjoy various festivities. Some of them are:

  • Azambuja (stage 3): Feast of Our Lady of the Assumption (September 18th-20th)
  • Alvaiázere (stage 7): St. Michael (last Sunday of the month)
  • Águeda (stage 12): Festival of Leitao (first fortnight of the month)
  • Grijó (stage 15): Gaia World Music
  • Ponte da Lima (stage 20): Feiras Novas
  • O Porriño (stage 23): Feasts of the Christ (second fortnight of the month)
  • Redondela (stage 24): Lixorrock Festival (first week of September) and Mussel Festival (last week of the month)
  • Pontevedra (stage 25): Franca Fair

The Camino del Norte in September

September is still a good month to enjoy the Cantabrian coast. So if you are thinking of doing the Camino de Santiago del Norte, we find it an excellent choice. The beaches and landscapes on this route in September will make you fall in love!

If you start the Camino de Santiago at the end of September, you will find the pilgrim routes much quieter than at the beginning of the month.

If you want more information about this route, you can check out our post about the Camino del Norte. In the article we also explain what to see and do on the Camino del Norte.

The climate on the Camino del Norte to Santiago in September

During the month of September, on the Camino del Norte you will find temperatures ranging between 15 and 25 degrees. Although in September the likelihood of rain on this route is higher than in the previous months, the volume of precipitation is not very high.

Festivals on the Camino del Norte in September

On the Camino del Norte to Santiago, during the month of September, in addition to enjoying its beautiful beaches and landscape, you can participate in several popular festivals. Below we provide you with the list of localities that hold celebrations during the month.

September festivals in the first 10 stages 

If you start the Camino de Santiago del Norte from Irun you can enjoy the following festivities. Take note!

  • Zarautz (stage 2): Euskal jaiak (9th September)
  • Deba (stage 3): Feast of San Nicolas (10th September) and Basque Festival (last Saturday of the month)
  • Markina (stage 4): Our Lady of Erdotza (September 8th) and St. Michael the Archangel (September 29th)
  • Gernika (stage 5): Rabbit and Cider Fair
  • Lezama (stage 6): San Antolín (September 2nd), Feast of Andra Maria (September 8th) and Fiesta de Cruz Auzoa (September 14th)
  • Portugalete (stage 8): Feast of St. Nicholas (September 8th) and Fiesta de la Cruz (mid-month)
  • Pobeña (stage 9): Festivities in honour of Our Lady of Relief (September 8th)
  • Laredo (stage 10): The Well-Appeared (September 15th) and Commemoration of the Landing of Charles V (end of the month)

Festivals that take place in the final section

If you do not have enough time to complete the whole tour and want to conclude your pilgrimage in Santiago de Compostela, one option is to start from Santander, for example. On the final stretch of the Camino del Norte you will find the following festivities in September:

  • Santander (stage 12): Feast of the Virgin of the Well-Appeared (September 15th) and Festival of the Sea (until September 2nd)
  • Llanes (stage 16): Guide Festival
  • Ribadesella (stage 17): Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (September 7th) and Feast of the Virgin of Hope
  • Avilés (stage 20): Feasts of the Virgin of Covadonga (September 8th)
  • Soto de Luiña (stage 22): Feast of Our Lady of Humility (6th-8th September)
  • La Caridad (stage 25): Saint Michael (September 29th)
  • Ribadeo (stage 26): Festivities of Santa María do Campo (until September 8th) and Orchard Products Fair (September 27th)
  • Abadín (stage 28): Feast of St. Mary (September 8th)
  • Vilalba (stage 29): Feast of St. Mary (September 1st)
  • Baamonde (stage 30): Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (September 11th)

La Via de la Plata in September

In another article on our blog we told you that La Via de la Plata is, of all the pilgrim routes, the route that has the longest number of kilometres. Therefore, when talking about it, it refers to various paths, such as the Camino Mozarabe or the Camino Sanabres.

The climate on La Via de la Plata in September

Most experts on the Camino de Santiago do not recommend doing the southern sections in early September. The arrival of autumn at the end of the month, causes the temperature to drop considerably, so if you plan to do the first stages on the route, we would advise you to wait until the end of September.

What to do in September on La Via de la Plata

If you decide to do the Via de la Plata in September, along the route you will find numerous festivals. Here are some events that take place on this route, departing from Seville:

  • Guillena (stage 1): Patron’s Day (September 8th)
  • Almadén de Plata (stage 3): Cinematic Fair (last weekend of the month)
  • Monesterio (stage 4): Grand Fair
  • Fuentes de Cantos (stage 5): Feast of Our Beautiful Lady (September 8th)
  • Mérida (stage 9): Feria Grande (inicios de septiembre)
  • Cáceres (stage 11): Cáceres Pop-Art Festival, Amex Village Festival, Ibero-American and Irish Fleadh Ancient Music Festival, Traditional Irish and Celtic Music Festival
  • Casar de Cáceres (stage 12): Fiesta del Ramo (first Sunday of the month) and Romería de la Virgen del Prado (end of the month)
  • Embalse de Alcántara (stage 12): Feast of Saint Matthew and the Virgen of Altagracia (September 8th)
  • Galisteo (stage 14): Young Bulls (8th September)
  • Carcaboso (stage 14): Feast of Saint Faustino and Saint Jovita (20th and 21st September)
  • Aldeanueva del Camino (stage 15): Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady (September 8th-10th)
  • La Calzada de Béjar (stage 16): Feast of the Christ (September 14th)
  • Salamanca (stage 19): Feast of the Virgin of La Vega (September 8th)
  • Zamora (stage 21): Hiniesta Pilgrimage (8th September)
  • Granja de Moreruela (stage 23): Feast of the Christ of Amparo (third Sunday of the month)
  • Benavente (stage 24): La Femag (first weekend of the month) and the Pepper Fair (end of month)
  • La Bañeza (stage 26): Bean Fair

Doing the Camino Primitivo in September

If you would like to do the Camino Primitivo, September is an ideal month to do it. Temperatures are great for crossing the mountain passes of this route, as it is not too hot or too cold.

In September, the temperature usually stays around 20 or 25 degrees centigrade.

If you plan to do the Camino de Santiago by bike and are looking for a challenge, the Camino Primitivo is an excellent option. If you are encouraged, do not hesitate to consult our article on making the Camino Primitivo by bicycle.

Temperature on the Camino Primitivo in September

In September the temperature on the Camino Primitivo is pleasant, ranging between 15 and 25 degrees. The chances of rain in September are higher than in the previous months, so you should be prepared for it.

Festivals on the Camino Primitivo in September

If you decide to do the Primitive Way in September, on your tour you will find various localities that are celebrating festivals. Some towns where you will find events, during the month of September, are:

  • Oviedo (stage 1): St. Matthew’s Feast (September 21st)
  • Grado (stage 1): Meadow Cattle Fair (September 7th), Escanda Contest (second Sunday of the month) and Autumn Cattle Fair (September 20th)
  • Tineo (stage 3): Cattle Contest (September 3rd and 4th)
  • Pola de Allende (stage 4): Feast of Our Lady of Hazelon (September 8th-10th)
  • Fonsagrada (stage 7): Feast of St. Mary (5th-13th September)
  • Cadavo Baleira (stage 8): Festivities in the Milagrosa district (first weekend of the month)

The Camino Ingles in September

The Camino Inglés is an excellent route if you have a few days off. The tour can be completed in 5 days, if you decide to do the Camino de Santiago on foot. And by bike, in even less time.

If you want to know more about the stages on the Camino Ingles, you can check the post we dedicate to this pilgrim itinerary. If you want to be a different pilgrim, dare to discover this beautiful route.

The climate on the Camino Ingles

On this route, in the month of September, you will find an average temperature of 15 or 20 degrees. Since the route crosses Galicia, there is a chance of rain. So don’t forget your rain jacket.

The September agenda on the Camino Ingles

If you decide to do the Camino Ingles in September, you will not find many popular celebrations along the route. Neda, a town located on the first stage of the tour, is the town that hosts the most events during September.

One of the events that you can enjoy in Neda, is the Bread Festival, which takes place on the first Sunday of the month. The other is the Feast of St. Mary, on September 10th. In Pontedeume, the Feast of As Peras is celebrated from 7th to 11th September.

The Camino de Finisterre in September

Like the other routes on the Camino de Santiago, the Camino de Finisterre is still quite busy in September. Especially during the first few weeks of the month.

The climate on the Route to the End of the World

With the arrival of September, the chances of rain on the Camino de Finisterre increase. However, throughout the month, you can still enjoy warm temperatures.

And even, depending on how cold the year is, it is very likely that you can take a nice bath at the well-known Langosteira Beach. Bathing on this beach as a rite of purification is still a great tradition on the Camino de Santiago.

Celebrations and festivals

If you dare to do the Camino de Finisterre in the month of September, you can enjoy some popular events. Some of them are:

  • Negreira (stage 1): Romantic Fair (first weekend of the month).
  • Corcubión (stage 4): Feast of the Virgin of the Mercedes.
  • Finisterre (stage 4): Feast of Our Lady of Carmen (8th-10th September).
  • Muxía (stage 6): Feast of the Virgin of Barca (second weekend of the month).

With all the data that we have provided you in this article and all the information that you will find in the articles that we have suggested, you now know everything you need to know to launch yourself to do the Camino de Santiago in September. If you do this between August and September or between September and October, don’t forget to read the articles you’ll find on our Camino de Santiago blog about those months.

To say goodbye, we would like to remind you that if you want to have an agency specialized in the Camino that will help you organize your pilgrimage, in Santiago Ways we will be happy to do so. 

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Buen Camino!