Best Time to Visit Spain

The best time to visit Spain is late spring and early fall, when the weather is pleasantly warm and there are fewer crowds. From April to early June, moderate temperatures are perfect for sightseeing in the cities and exploring the historic sites. There are many cultural events taking place across the country, offering insight into the authentic Spanish culture. 

During the summer months, temperatures are higher in the south and may reach up to 35°C in inland cities like Seville. It is one of the best times to experience the beaches, as well as the iconic nightlife in Madrid and Barcelona. However, since this is the peak season, the architectural sites and museums are at their busiest. 

The weather in Spain is mostly dry throughout the year, and winter temperatures can be as low as 10°C. Since it is the low season, you will have the landmarks all to yourself, but it is not the ideal time to experience the vibrant culture to the fullest.

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Travelling in Spain in January and February

With chilly weather and quiet cities, winter is the low season in Spain. The average temperature is 13°C, which makes visiting landmarks quite comfortable. Shopping is a popular activity during this time since prices are low in the post-Christmas season. In February, quiet streets leave their place to the colorful Carnival celebrations.

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Alhambra, Granada

Travelling in Spain in March and April

In spring, temperatures vary between 15-20°C, and the weather is mostly dry and sunny across Spain. When it comes to cultural activities and local festivals, March and April are as busy as the peak summer months. It is the best time to visit Spain without the summer heat.

Around Easter, many cities like Sevilla are home to street parades, as well as music and dance shows, offering a perfect opportunity for travelers to witness the unique culture.

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Park Güell

Travelling in Spain in May

May hosts the ideal weather for any activity in Spain. Admiring the architectural wonders in Barcelona and Madrid or taking walks in the gardens and alleyways of Granada are some of the highlight activities this month. Also, some of the best Spain tours take place in May, as the blooming countryside offers a unique photographic experience for travelers.

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Edificio Metrópolis, Madrid

Travelling in Spain in June

The weather is more comfortable for sightseeing before the heat of the summer kicks in. Also, the crowds don’t arrive until the start of the European holiday in July, making it the perfect time to enjoy the summer vibe on the coast.

In June, visiting the historic towns and walking tours offer fascinating views as the country transitions from spring to summer. With long and sunny days, June is one of the best times for trips to Spain.

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Cathedral of Saint Mary, Seville

Travelling in Spain in July and August

July and August mark the peak season in Spain, as the coastal cities like Barcelona and Valencia are filled with tourists and locals. Average temperatures across the country are around 30°C, but the dry weather makes the heat more comfortable. It offers the best time to visit Spain to experience the vibrant nightlife and cultural festivals. You may expect to find the historic sites and museums crowded at this time of year.

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Travelling in Spain in September and October

September and October are the best months to visit Spain and experience the country to the fullest. As the summer season winds down, the temperatures become pleasantly warm. The crowds leave the country towards the end of August, and the cities begin displaying the daily lives of locals.

The countryside offers spectacular views as the harvest season begins. Early autumn is the best time to try local dishes and wine, attend music and dance shows, and admire the fascinating architecture of Spain.

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The City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia

Travelling in Spain in November and December

The country slowly enters the winter season in November, leaving the cities chilly and quiet. The lively atmosphere returns in December as locals adorn the cities with lights for New Year’s Eve celebrations. It might be the best time to visit Spain before the cold winter months.

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Spain Climate & Weather Guide

Madrid 9°C 12°C 15°C 17°C 21°C 27°C 31°C 30°C 26°C 19°C 13°C 9°C
Barcelona 13°C 14°C 15°C 17°C 20°C 25°C 28°C 29°C 25°C 21°C 17°C 14°C
Valencia 16°C 17°C 18°C 20°C 22°C 27°C 29°C 30°C 27°C 23°C 19°C 16°C
Granada 12°C 14°C 17°C 18°C 23°C 29°C 34°C 33°C 28°C 21°C 16°C 13°C
Sevilla 15°C 17°C 21°C 22°C 26°C 31°C 36°C 35°C 31°C 25°C 20°C 16°C
Lisbon 14°C 15°C 18°C 19°C 21°C 25°C 27°C 28°C 26°C 22°C 18°C 15°C
Porto 13°C 14°C 16°C 17°C 19°C 23°C 25°C 25°C 23°C 20°C 16°C 14°C
Madrid 49°F 53°F 60°F 63°F 70°F 81°F 89°F 88°F 79°F 66°F 56°F 49°F
Barcelona 56°F 58°F 60°F 63°F 68°F 76°F 81°F 82°F 77°F 70°F 62°F 57°F
Valencia 61°F 63°F 65°F 68°F 73°F 79°F 85°F 86°F 81°F 74°F 67°F 62°F
Granada 54°F 57°F 62°F 65°F 73°F 84°F 93°F 92°F 83°F 71°F 61°F 55°F
Sevilla 60°F 64°F 70°F 72°F 79°F 88°F 96°F 95°F 88°F 79°F 68°F 61°F
Lisbon 58°F 60°F 64°F 66°F 70°F 77°F 81°F 82°F 79°F 81°F 64°F 59°F
Porto 56°F 58°F 62°F 63°F 67°F 73°F 77°F 77°F 74°F 68°F 62°F 57°F
Madrid 45 mm 40 mm 59 mm 67 mm 35 mm 25 mm 11 mm 10 mm 26 mm 63 mm 54 mm 48 mm
Barcelona 54 mm 39 mm 73 mm 84 mm 61 mm 55 mm 41 mm 57 mm 107 mm 117 mm 84 mm 37 mm
Valencia 50 mm 17 mm 53 mm 39 mm 17 mm 20 mm 15 mm 21 mm 41 mm 36 mm 51 mm 34 mm
Granada 100 mm 114 mm 138 mm 109 mm 64 mm 27 mm 6 mm 21 mm 58 mm 79 mm 117 mm 118 mm
Sevilla 81 mm 89 mm 109 mm 78 mm 40 mm 8 mm 1 mm 5 mm 29 mm 90 mm 117 mm 113 mm
Lisbon 82 mm 89 mm 92 mm 86 mm 57 mm 16 mm 4 mm 4 mm 40 mm 102 mm 118 mm 105 mm
Porto 232 mm 211 mm 162 mm 132 mm 91 mm 57 mm 17 mm 19 mm 61 mm 202 mm 208 mm 228 mm
Madrid 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Valencia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Granada 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sevilla 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lisbon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Porto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Madrid 11 km/h 13 km/h 13 km/h 12 km/h 11 km/h 12 km/h 11 km/h 11 km/h 10 km/h 10 km/h 11 km/h 10 km/h
Barcelona 14 km/h 13 km/h 14 km/h 13 km/h 12 km/h 11 km/h 10 km/h 10 km/h 11 km/h 11 km/h 13 km/h 13 km/h
Valencia 15 km/h 14 km/h 14 km/h 12 km/h 11 km/h 10 km/h 11 km/h 10 km/h 10 km/h 10 km/h 13 km/h 13 km/h
Granada 8 km/h 9 km/h 9 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 7 km/h 8 km/h 7 km/h 6 km/h 7 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h
Sevilla 9 km/h 10 km/h 10 km/h 10 km/h 10 km/h 10 km/h 10 km/h 9 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 9 km/h 9 km/h
Lisbon 15 km/h 15 km/h 14 km/h 13 km/h 14 km/h 14 km/h 14 km/h 13 km/h 12 km/h 12 km/h 14 km/h 14 km/h
Porto 11 km/h 11 km/h 11 km/h 10 km/h 10 km/h 10 km/h 9 km/h 9 km/h 8 km/h 10 km/h 11 km/h 11 km/h

When to visit Spain

Visit Spain & Portugal from April to August

Late spring and summer are ideal times to travel through Spain and Portugal’s charming towns and the coastal cities bustling with life. At this time of year, the long and sunny days are perfect for exploring the vibrant Iberian Peninsula. Sightseeing in the historic sites of Lisbon and Madrid, enjoying a sangria in the buzzing streets, and catching a flamenco show are some of the highlight activities to try in these months.

The beaches are full of life in summer and quieter in late spring. Wining and dining are most enjoyable on the coast on breezy evenings. Our Ultimate Spain & Portugal tour combines the most famous destinations in both countries that are best experienced from April to August.

Trips to Spain in Autumn

Autumn is the best time to visit Spain, offering pleasantly warm weather and inspiring cultural activities to enjoy across the country. In September, the countryside is at its best in cozy old towns and vineyards. As it is the harvest season, wine tasting with tasty local dishes is one of the highlight activities.

Temperatures are perfect for spending long hours in the inland regions and exploring the spectacular palaces and gardens. The crowds of the peak season are also gone, and the landmarks, as well as the beaches on the coast, are quiet and peaceful. Our Best of Spain tour is perfect for experiencing the authentic Spanish culture in autumn while exploring the must-see attractions all around the country.

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