The best time to visit Spain is in early autumn (September to October) or late spring (April to May). You will likely find lighter crowds and pleasant temperatures at these times.
However, you can plan your trip during other seasons as well. You can opt for various season-specific sightseeing and activities depending on the time you visit Spain.
Read on to learn more about the best time to visit Spain and the best places to visit in Spain.
Best Seasons to Visit Spain
You can plan a perfect getaway to Spain in two seasons. They are:
Time Period- April to May
Range of Temperature- 17°C – 21°C
Average Rainfall- around 45 mm
The towns of Spain are well known for their Spanish architectural relics, diverse culture, famous events, and natural attractions like Tamborrada, Las Medulas, etc. If you want to travel to Spain, consider visiting from April to May. The skies remain clear, and the weather is quite pleasant during this period.
Here is the list of things you can do while visiting Spain during the Lenten season:
Places to Visit in Spain During Late Spring
1. Experience the beautiful city of Madrid through Segway/cycling/walking Tour
2. Unfold the mystery of the famous Prado Museum
3. Stroll through the El Retiro Park
4. Experience the Festival of San Isidro
5. Plan out a day trip to the rock formations at the Ciudad Encantada (Enchanted City) and Cuenca
Season to Visit Spain
Time Period- September to October
Range of Temperature- 12°C to 17°C
Average Rainfall- 59.7mm
You can also travel to Spain from India from September to October. The weather is moderate, as it is neither too hot nor too cold. In addition, you can experience a few rain showers during this specific time. The weather is soothing and favourable for sightseeing the natural beauty of this European country.
For instance, you can visit coastal areas like Costa del Sol and Barcelona.
Here is the list of things you can do while visiting Spain:
Places to Visit in Spain During Early Autumn
1. Join the week of concerts and parades in La Rioja (Fiestas de San Mateo)
2. Enjoy the passionate flamingo dancing of Bienal de Flamenco
3. Unleash yourself in Spain's unique culture and heritage by attending festivals like Catalan day, Euskal Jaiak, Festa de la Mercè, etc.
When to Avoid Visiting Spain?
Time Period: July and August
Temperature Range: 23°C to 37°C
Average Rainfall: 50 to 70mm
July and August are not exactly the best month to visit Spain. During this time, the weather is uncomfortably hot and dusty. The temperature often hits over 30°C. Furthermore, since this is one of the most popular times to visit Spain, you can expect bigger crowds and higher prices on everything like food, accommodation, etc.
Therefore, if you are not a big fan of large crowds, it is highly recommended to avoid Spain during this time. Furthermore, the most famous Spain destinations and the cities in Spain to visit are too hot in July and August. If you have any desire to visit Spain in these months, enjoy visiting The White Towns of Andalucía, Alhambra, etc.
When Is It the Cheapest to Travel to Spain?
The period between December and March is considered the cheapest time to visit Spain. During this time, the temperature range from 9°C to 15°C. The temperature is quite low, and there is a greater chance of heavy rainfall. You can avail yourself of great deals on accommodations, food, and flights. In addition, many attractions and museums also offer free admission during this specific season.
Besides availing of great deals and offers, there is much to see and do during this particular time. It includes hopping around the famous Christmas markets and exploring beautiful cities of Spain like Barcelona, the Canary Islands, Seville, etc. In addition, towards the end of January, the almond blossoms in the Mallorca town of Almogia. It is the perfect time to cycle or hike around the island.
What Are the Things to Know Before Visiting Spain?
Now that you know the best time to visit Spain, it is necessary to consider certain things before visiting this beautiful country. They are:
Spanish is not the only official language here
Learn the lingo
Dates for the low and high seasons vary depending on certain specific regions of this country
Ensure to take particular care of your valuables. Pickpockets are a significant problem here
Shops and businesses may close between 1 pm and 4 pm
Explore different destinations on foot by downloading free offline walking maps
What Are the Different Tips for Travelling to Spain?
Here are a few travelling tips to make your trip hustle-free
Travel through public transport to save money
Avoid travelling to Spain during summer
Try regional drinks and dishes
Try to visit Spain for at least one prominent local festivities and celebration
What Phrases Do You Need to Know While Travelling to Spain?
Here are some essential phrases that is important to know for your travel to Spain from India:
Hi! - Hola
How are you? - Cómo estás
My name is Nita - Me llamo Nita
Thank you - Gracias
Speak slower, please - Habla más despacio, por favor
Where is it? - Dónde está
Can you help me? - Me puedes ayudar
Your passports, please - Sus pasaportes, por favor
Where is the boarding gate? - Dónde está la puerta de embarque
the tourist information centre - la oficina de información turística
I have booked a room - He reservado una habitación
Learning essential Spanish words and phrases can help you a lot in several situations. Initiate small conversations with local people by picking up a few terms and sayings. It shows that you respect their culture and language.
This blog illustrates everything you need to know about finding the best times to visit Spain. You can plan your trip based on the weather, preferences, and schedules. However, it is always recommended to purchase a travel insurance policy before planning a trip for a hassle-free and secure holiday vacation.
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