Best Time to Visit Spain
In general Spain has a welcoming climate all year round. Northern Spain is more seasonal, with colder winter months but still a great time to see the area. Andalucia has a Mediterranean climate, making it a year-round destination. In general, you can usually rely on pleasant or hot temperatures from April to early November. In Andalucia there are plenty of warm, sunny days right through winter.
The best time to visit is in the Spring and Fall when the temperature is simply perfect with warm sunny days. During July and August it can be very hot and some days the temperature reaches 40°C, Andalucia is extremely crowded during these months.
Climate guide for Spain
Average temperatures (Fahrenheit) and rainfall (mm)
Our Experts Say...
"Spain can be considered a year-round destination, with different regions better to visit at different times. As with most European destinations, it is best to avoid the biggest crowds in July and August. Additionally, temperatures in the inland and southern cities such as Madrid and Seville can reach over 100°F. The northern basque region which includes the foodie capital of San Sebastian is a great summer destination as the temperatures are milder than in the south. The popular Andalucia region is perfect in either the spring months of March-May or the fall months of September-November. Spain is also a wonderful country to experience the festiveness of the vacations where the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Seville and more all have beautiful decorations and markets, plus some great New Year's Eve parties!"
Stephanie McClendon, Spain Specialist