Best Time to Visit Spain?
Temperatures in Spain typically don't dip too low, even in winter when the lows typically stay in the 40- to 50-degrees Fahrenheit range country-wide. Summers, on the other hand, can get really hot, with highs creeping into the low to mid-90s in some places. For this reason, we recommend visiting during the shoulder seasons in late spring/early summer (May or early June) or late summer (August to September, even October) to avoid the extreme heat.
If the hot summer months of July and August are the only time you can travel, consider visiting the north of Spain where temps don't soar quite as high (highs reaching upper 70s in the summer), such as Bilbao which is the starting point of the Camino del Norte.
Spring in Spain
If you are looking for warmth with fewer crowds this is a great time to visit. Spring and early summer are also one of the best seasons for festivals. From Easter’s Semana Santa to local Flamenco fairs and the astonishing human towers of Catalonia. This is a great time to visit the Canary Islands which can often be to too hot to enjoy in summer.
Summer in Spain
If you are tied down to travelling during the summer months we would recommend visiting the North of Spain which is typically cooler. A great option is the Picos de Europa one of the most impressive mountain ranges in Spain and a superb environment for walking. Due to the elevation gains, altitude, and close proximity to the sea this area is great for the summer months.
Tip: If travelling during school holidays a single-centered trip is perfect for families. It offers the flexibility to make the trip as active or as relaxing as you please. One of our most popular is the Las Alpajurras Escape.
Autumn in Spain
September temperatures are wonderful, especially for walking and biking. It can still be pretty hot in the big cities of Madrid and Seville, however, Catalonia and the north start to soften. September has become a very popular time to travel for this reason its now a perfect alternative to Spring. In October, temperatures begin to dip across the country, however, Andalucia can still be in the 20s at this time of year.
Tip: Do bring a good waterproof jacket if traveling during October as downpours can happen at any time.