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Best time to visit Spain

Excited to head to Spain but want to time your trip just right? Our guide reveals when to visit for good prices and great weather.

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Contrary to popular belief, Spain isn't sunny all year round. It experiences all four seasons so it will be chilly in winter and beating hot in summer.

The good news is that Spain has a very diverse landscape, ranging from beaches and port towns such as Barcelona and San Sebastian to mountainous cities such as Bilbao - giving you reason to visit any time of the year.

Best time to visit Spain by weather and price

For the perfect combination of weather and affordable fares visit the popular cities of Barcelona and Madrid from April to May and September to October, avoiding the Easter break as Spain is predominantly Catholic and celebrations will be rife. These are the shoulder season months of spring and autumn, respectively, and are still warm but can sometimes see rainfall. For cities such as Malaga and Seville, you can visit almost any time of year as the western coast stays warm year-long. By visiting during the heart of winter or summer you might save quite a bit as the weather is too cold for the beach and too hot to sightsee, respectively.

For the best weather visit Spain northern beach cities like Barcelona and San Sebastian during the summer months of June to August. This is when the Spainish beaches come to life and the atmosphere is merry with festivals all around. For the southern cities, it's better to travel in autumn or winter for pleasant temperatures.

For the cheapest price travel to Barcelona and Madrid during the cooler months from October to March, excluding Christmas dates. The weather is less inviting to the crowds seeking sunshine. To the south, head in mid-summer or mid-winter for cheap flights.

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Overview

Spain looks and feels different depending on which region you visit and what time of the year you choose to go.

The Mediterranean coast stays warm to hot throughout the year, rarely seeing a cold or rainy day.

Cities further north such as Madrid and Barcelona are more likely to experience the four seasons, being sweaty-hot in summer and mild in winter. You'll find, generally, it only gets to low single digits in northern inland regions or mountain towns.

Best time to visit Spain for...

  • Beaches: Visit in the summer months of June to August to get that perfect tan at beach spots like Barcelona and San Sebastian or during April-May and September-October if your destination is Seville or Malaga.
  • Sightseeing: Generally spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) is best throughout Spain as temperatures are mild and the crowds thin out.
  • Festivals: Don't miss out on Carnival in February/March and music festivals in June and July.
  • Food and wine: Visit in spring and autumn for the best of local produce. September is also perfect for wine lovers. Popular wine regions include Valencia, Priorat and Rioja.

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