We plan to average about 12 miles a day and get in Santiago de Compostela in about 40 days of walking. See this table for the planned days. We will probably have 2-4 days where we stay in a place skip walking for a day. That leaves about 10 days at the end. We plan to go on the Finisterre and Muxia, either on the bus or walking and explore the northwest Atlantic coast of Spain.
For the flat parts we hope we can average about three miles/hour. This means four hours of walking a day. With stops and variations we are planning four to six hours of walking a day. Starting around 8 am that means we get to the next town where we will stay between noon and 2pm. Then we get a hotel, do the daily washing, and get lunch. The rest of the day is for exploring the area, reading, blogging, thinking, getting food for dinner or the next day, or whatever.
We are going to try to eat our big meal at lunch and have something small for dinner, like tapas. We don’t like the idea of a big meal at 9 or 10 pm.
All of this is subject to change, of course, we’re not sure what we’ll find when we are actually on the trail.