Santiago de Compostela, Spain: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Santiago de Compostela, Spain? If you're planning to go to Santiago de Compostela, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Based on the climate and weather in Santiago de Compostela, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Santiago de Compostela, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Santiago de Compostela, Spain by month

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January

If you visit Santiago de Compostela during January, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the charming Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Pilgrimage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you go to Santiago de Compostela in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the charming Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Pilgrimage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March here is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the charming Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Pilgrimage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you go to Santiago de Compostela in April, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the charming Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Pilgrimage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you visit Santiago de Compostela during May, you are likely to see that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the charming Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Pilgrimage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you visit Santiago de Compostela during June, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the charming Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Pilgrimage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Santiago de Compostela is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the charming Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Pilgrimage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you go to Santiago de Compostela in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the charming Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Pilgrimage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Santiago de Compostela is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the charming Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Pilgrimage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Santiago de Compostela can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the charming Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Pilgrimage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you visit Santiago de Compostela during November, you will probably notice that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the charming Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Pilgrimage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you visit Santiago de Compostela during December, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the charming Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Pilgrimage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Santiago de Compostela.

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