Spain is a beautiful and vibrant country filled with passionate people and a captivating landscape. If you are planning a trip to Spain in 2023, the good news is that you can travel any time of the year. However, there are certain times of the year you can consider the best time to visit Spain based on your weather, activities, and pricing preference. Note due to the varied landscape in the country the climate differences in areas of the country.
Hence, in this article, we have compiled the best time of the year to go to Spain monthly. So, whatever your traveling preferences are, you are sure to find a month that best suits you below.
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WHAT IS THE CHEAPEST MONTH TO GO TO SPAIN?
HOW MANY DAYS ARE ENOUGH FOR SPAIN?
WHAT IS THE RAINY SEASON IN SPAIN?
WHAT IS THE BEST MONTH TO VISIT BARCELONA?
What is the cheapest month to go to Spain?
The cheapest time to visit Spain is usually between December and March, but you can also find cheap flights and hotels in early spring and late autumn. During this time many vibrant markets and activities are dedicated to annual celebrations such as Christmas, Carnival, and New Year's Eve.
How many days are enough for Spain?
When it comes to Spain itineraries, we recommend a minimum of seven days because this is just enough time to visit two destinations in one trip (like Madrid and Barcelona, or Seville and Granada).
What is the rainy season in Spain?
Note the further north you go towards the Atlantic coast, the more rain you will get. However, the wettest months in Spain are September through January, with the most rain falling in November (119mm) and December (112mm). Also, April can be quite wet, with 96mm of rain.
What is the best month to visit Barcelona?
Barcelona's spectacular beaches, as well as its outdoor events and festivals, are best enjoyed between April and July especially if sightseeing is your priority. However, March to May and September to November are good times to visit Barcelona because there are fewer tourists and queues are shorter.
Spain in January
At this time of the year, Spain is at its off-season when there are fewer crowds and cheaper accommodations with plenty of winter activities. The temperature during this time ranges from 45-60°F, so don't forget to pack your winter gear along eg. Coat, thick clothing, gloves, etc. In addition, you get to enjoy Spain's popular Three Kings Day festival on the 6th, and the San Sebastian festival along with other celebrations in the Balearic Islands.
Spain in February
This month is popular for its Carnivals. One began in lent with other events happening in Cadiz and the Canary Islands. The weather around this time is pretty chilly and rainy, especially in Madrid, Galicia, and Bilbao which ranges between the 40s-50s. It rains almost every day. However, it is less rainy in Barcelona but still like the other parts of the north. Lastly, there is the Festival De Jerez which is one of the most prominent flamenco festivals in the city of Jerez. There are just a lot of celebrations to enjoy while visiting Spain at this time.
Spain in March
This is the beginning of spring, It is less crowded and a good time for hiking if you are into that. The average temperature at this time is 60-70°F. However, the weather at this time can be unpredictable, but you still want to bring along some sunblock and chill clothes in case. Many consider this time to be the best time to go to Spain before it starts getting crowded. There are also lots of activities to do like hiking, visiting the museums, and fun festivals like Semana Santa (Holy Week) and Sant Medir Festivals.
Spain in April
If you are in for some adventure time. Then April is the best time for you to travel to Spain. Although the weather at this time can be unpredictable it is still warm and comfortable weather with fewer crowds and adventurous activities to indulge in. At this time children are still in session and it is not yet crowded, so you can check out local attractions, and the Feria De Abril spring fair for celebrating the people and traditions of Seville. Also, Madrid hosts their Fest Imad music festivals at the time, featuring night concerts and a variety of music, so you don't want to miss it!
Spain in May
The weather in Spain in May is superb. The weather is warm and clear with sunny days and cooler nights. The average temperature in this month is 70-80°F. Also, you get to enjoy the Bullfighting season and the Madrid Open, which is Spain's largest tennis tournament, held annually in May. This month is also ideal for city strolls along the beach, and hiking. Lastly, you get to enjoy the Cordoba Patios festival, celebrated with events, parades, and patio contests for residents to show off the finest of spring on their doorsteps, It is worth witnessing!
Spain in June
The heat is up during this time with an average temperature of 77-90°F. The weather is more predictable at this time. You don't need to carry a raincoat or umbrella around, you are guaranteed warm and sunny weather which makes it a good time to go to the beaches of Spain. However, due to the peak season experienced at this time of the year, flight tickets, and accommodation Prices are bound to skyrocket at this time. Lastly, you can attend the Water and Ham festival in Granada and Photo Espana in Madrid, which is the largest international photo exhibition in the country.
Spain in July
This is the peak season in the entire of Spain, so prices of things at this time are bound to skyrocket. The average temperature is 80-100°F which makes it the hottest time of the year in Spain, so most locals move to the coast for some fresh air and ocean views. Lastly, there are lots of festivals and events to attend like San Fermin, Sanlucar De Barrameda, and Benicassim Festival.
Spain in August
The weather is still hot, ranging between 80-100°F. This makes it the perfect time to hit the beaches of Spain. Also, if you are looking for places to visit in August, try Galicia, Basque country, and Asturias. The weather in these places is warm and amazing. There are awesome festivals to keep you engaged as well.
Spain in September
This marks the end of the peak season and summer, but Spain remains hot with an average temperature of 75-90°F. The crowds have gone down. However, there is still the wine season to enjoy when grapes are harvested and you get to taste the finest of wines. Even though it is the off-season, September is still a great time to visit the vibrant cities of Spain. Lastly, there is the San Mateo festival to enjoy which is a week of music, dancing, fun, and lots of wine to drink.
Spain in October
The weather this month is pleasant (65-75°F) and it is a good time to visit Andalusia, Madrid, and Salamanca if you were planning on visiting the city. October is also ideal for hiking and immersing yourself in the fall foliage along the trails. Also, if you are a building fanatic you can head to Madrid to enjoy the week of architecture.
Spain in November
The crowd has gone down at this time, but there are still fun festivals to enjoy, like the International Sherry festival and the Jazz festival. So don't worry about not enjoying yourself at this time. November is a great time to wander around the inner cities of Spain at an average temperature of 55-65°F before the winter chill hits.
Spain in December
December is the holiday season and everyone is hyped for the Christmas season. The weather varies at 45-60°F depending on where you are staying. Also, you are sure to encounter a vast number of Christmas markets throughout the country. The cities are decorated nicely with widespread celebration throughout the country. Spain is definitely, worth visiting at this time.
And there you have it, the best times of year to visit Spain to enjoy its breathtaking views and weather, depending on your preferences and trip objectives. Is there anything else we should know about visiting Spain? Let us know in the comments below!