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Best Time to Visit

Spain has different climatic conditions; thus, it is crucial to know the best time to visit Spain as it influences the kind of holiday you will have. Generally, March to May, the spring season, or September to November, the autumn/fall, is considered the best season to visit Spain for an enjoyable holiday. 

As Spain is located in western Europe, the Mediterranean coast affects the country’s weather. It experiences hot, dry summers and wet, cold winters. The temperature of Spain varies from north to south. You can plan a trip to the north of Spain any time and enjoy roaming around the cities. 

The winter season in Spain, i.e., November to February, is freezing, and northern Spain gets gloomy icy cold. The temperature progressively dips, and there are also chances of rain. If you want to indulge in snow adventures, winter is the ideal time to go to Spain. It transforms into the most sought-after ski destinations. 

Spain in summer gets humid and receives an influx of tourists, making it very crowded. Flight tickets and hotel price hikes, especially in coastal areas like Costa Blanca, Costa Brava, and San Sebastian. Travelers who want to witness the festivities of Spain anytime in the year are great to experience that. 

Take a look at the seasons to visit Spain and whichever suits your likes and preferences, book Spain tour packages with us.

Overview of Spain Season

Off Season:
June - August: 18°C - 30°C
Shoulder Season:
September - October: 17 - 24°C
Peak Season:
March - May: 9°C to 24°C

 

Travel Season Minimum Temperature Maximum Temperature Weather Condition
March to May 9°C 24°C Warm, Pleasant
June to August 18°C 30°C Hot, Humid
September and October 17°C 24°C Moderate, Pleasant
November to February 6°C 18°C Cold, Snowfall

Spain in Summer (June – August)

Temperature: Spain experiences hot summers with temperatures fluctuating between 18°C and 30°C.

Weather: Spain's climate in summer is hot and humid. Despite the heat, many travelers visit Spain, move to coastal areas, and enjoy cool weather at the beach. The days are much longer, and you can revel in crazy parties at Spain’s best clubs. However, summer is considered the low season in parts of inland Spain. 

Significance: If you want to experience the culture of Spain, plan your trip between June and August. The festivals like Battle of Wine and the International Festival of Music and Dance - the two most important festivals in Spain - are celebrated in summer.

Why you should visit now: The famous festival you have seen in the Bollywood movie ‘ Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, La Tomatina, is celebrated in summer in Spain. Museums and galleries are worth checking out and will give you a respite from the scorching heat.

Know before you visit: Spain, in some parts, has high seasons and crowds can be seen everywhere. Despite being so hot, there are many tourists around and therefore, the ticket price for flights and hotels rise. You can check out the beaches in Barcelona and concerts at night in Seville for a fun and memorable time in Spain. 

Tips: Pack your suitcase with soft linen clothing. They are breathable and will help soak in the sweat. Carry sunscreen with high SPF as you don’t want to end up with sunburn on your face and body. Comfortable footwear is a must as you will be walking around the cities. The vital thing to know is that it is illegal to drive in sandals or flip-flops in Spain. So, save them for beaches.

Spain in Autumn/Fall (September and October)

Temperature: In Autumn, the temperature in Spain ranges from 17°C to 24°C.

Weather: Autumn is the best time to visit Spain as the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. You can enjoy the pleasant weather by strolling around the city and visiting the famous attractions in Madrid and Barcelona. You can expect a few rain showers. 

Significance: If you love fewer crowds, autumn is the ideal time to go to Spain. The temperature starts to get to pleasanter levels, leaving the nation in a peaceful state. However, you can still see the vibrant Spanish culture. You can make use of this time to explore the country at a slow pace. 

Why you should visit now: in the Autumn season, Spain sees a beautiful mix of russet and yellow. You can head to coastal areas to enjoy peaceful environs. Hotels and other accommodations are available at reasonable prices. Another important reason to visit Spain in the fall is that the biggest Flamenco Festival also called Bienal de Flamenco is celebrated during this time. Take part in the concerts, witness fireworks, and attend exciting events. 

Know before you visit: Spain celebrates a lot of public and regional holidays. If a festival falls on Thursday or Tuesday, they make it into a long weekend, which means most places are closed. So, if you are planning to visit Spain in the fall season, be prepared for this. Also expect sudden rain showers.

Tips: During this season in Spain, the weather starts to get colder. Especially at night, you will need warmer clothes. Pack them along with rain gear. Madrid will be quite hot and it is best to carry light clothes for it. Also, book flight tickets and accommodations early as tourists tend to visit Spain during autumn to attend the festivals, which may give you trouble at the last minute.

Spain in Spring (March to May)

Temperature: Spain's temperature in the spring season hovers between 9°C and 24°C, making outdoor activities a pleasant affair.

Weather: The warm and pleasant weather of Spain in spring makes it a perfect time to visit. You can enjoy the warm sands at the beach, lay under the golden sun, and explore the pretty locales of Spain’s best cities. There’s no doubt spring is considered the peak season as the flowers sprout around you and leave you enthralled. 

Significance: Partake in the festivities in spring. As the weather warms up, the streets of Spain start to buzz with summer festivals. Semana Santa, Festival de Jerez, and Feria de Abril are some of the famous festivals of Spain celebrated during this time. With parades and fireworks lighting up the sky, Spain looks beautiful and makes your trip memorable. 

Why you should visit now: Plan a trip to Spain in spring if you want to enjoy the beautiful weather. Plus, the April Fair in Seville, Cordoba’s Courtyard Competition, and Feria Del Caballo are some of the festivals you can join and have a great time on your holiday.

Know before you visit: As spring is the peak season, there are a lot of tourists visiting from all over the world. This will give you a chance to get introduced to different cultures. Besides, tickets for flights, hotels, and monuments will be high, so booking them well in advance is advised.

Tips: The weather is warm in Spain in spring, but there may be a little cold at night. It is suggested you carry warm clothing. Pack rain gear also. Dress in layers if it gets too cold. Also, take a good pair of shoes, a jacket, and scarves with you.