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Best time to visit Spain

Our verdict

The best time to visit Spain is May-June

Spain is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, May-June is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, the average maximum temperature in Madrid climbs to around 33℃ (91℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 36℃ (96℉) on the hottest days of the year. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Madrid is around 0℃ (33℉). Temperatures can often differ in other locations in Spain, so be sure to continue reading if you plan on visiting elsewhere.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Spain when the days are longest, you should visit in June. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Spain in April. Head there in July instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Spain below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

June

Spain seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Spain is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Spain

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
AlicanteMay-June
14℃
8℃
14℃
8℃
16℃
10℃
18℃
12℃
21℃
15℃
25℃
19℃
28℃
22℃
28℃
23℃
26℃
20℃
22℃
17℃
17℃
12℃
15℃
9℃
BarcelonaJune
13℃
7℃
13℃
7℃
15℃
9℃
17℃
11℃
21℃
14℃
25℃
18℃
27℃
21℃
27℃
22℃
25℃
19℃
21℃
16℃
16℃
11℃
14℃
9℃
BenidormMay-June
14℃
11℃
14℃
11℃
15℃
12℃
17℃
14℃
20℃
17℃
24℃
21℃
26℃
23℃
27℃
24℃
25℃
22℃
22℃
19℃
18℃
15℃
15℃
12℃
BilbaoSeptember
11℃
7℃
11℃
7℃
13℃
8℃
15℃
9℃
17℃
11℃
20℃
14℃
22℃
16℃
23℃
17℃
22℃
16℃
19℃
14℃
14℃
10℃
12℃
8℃
CadizJune-July
15℃
11℃
16℃
11℃
17℃
12℃
19℃
14℃
22℃
17℃
25℃
19℃
27℃
21℃
28℃
22℃
26℃
21℃
23℃
19℃
19℃
15℃
17℃
13℃
CordobaJune
13℃
5℃
15℃
5℃
17℃
6℃
21℃
9℃
26℃
13℃
32℃
17℃
36℃
20℃
36℃
21℃
30℃
18℃
25℃
14℃
17℃
9℃
15℃
6℃
CorralejoMarch-May
19℃
17℃
18℃
17℃
19℃
17℃
19℃
18℃
20℃
19℃
21℃
20℃
23℃
21℃
23℃
22℃
23℃
22℃
24℃
22℃
22℃
20℃
20℃
19℃
FuengirolaApril-May
15℃
11℃
15℃
11℃
16℃
12℃
18℃
13℃
21℃
16℃
24℃
19℃
27℃
22℃
28℃
23℃
25℃
21℃
22℃
19℃
18℃
14℃
16℃
13℃
FuerteventuraMarch-May
19℃
17℃
18℃
17℃
19℃
17℃
19℃
18℃
20℃
19℃
21℃
20℃
23℃
21℃
23℃
22℃
23℃
22℃
24℃
22℃
22℃
20℃
20℃
19℃
GironaSeptember
12℃
5℃
13℃
5℃
15℃
7℃
17℃
9℃
21℃
12℃
25℃
16℃
28℃
19℃
28℃
19℃
24℃
16℃
21℃
13℃
16℃
9℃
13℃
6℃
GranadaMay-June
10℃
2℃
11℃
2℃
13℃
4℃
16℃
7℃
21℃
11℃
26℃
15℃
30℃
18℃
29℃
18℃
24℃
14℃
20℃
11℃
13℃
6℃
12℃
4℃
IbizaMay-October
15℃
13℃
14℃
12℃
15℃
13℃
17℃
15℃
20℃
18℃
23℃
21℃
26℃
24℃
27℃
25℃
25℃
24℃
23℃
21℃
19℃
17℃
16℃
14℃
Las Palmas de Gran CanariaMarch-May
19℃
16℃
18℃
16℃
19℃
16℃
20℃
17℃
21℃
18℃
22℃
19℃
23℃
20℃
24℃
21℃
24℃
21℃
24℃
21℃
22℃
19℃
20℃
18℃
MadridMay-June
10℃
2℃
12℃
3℃
15℃
5℃
18℃
7℃
23℃
11℃
29℃
16℃
33℃
20℃
32℃
20℃
27℃
16℃
21℃
12℃
14℃
6℃
11℃
3℃
MagalufJune-July
-7℃
-15℃
-6℃
-14℃
3℃
-5℃
11℃
2℃
19℃
9℃
24℃
14℃
28℃
17℃
27℃
15℃
23℃
11℃
13℃
4℃
4℃
-3℃
-5℃
-11℃
MalagaMay-June
15℃
10℃
15℃
10℃
16℃
11℃
18℃
13℃
22℃
16℃
25℃
19℃
28℃
22℃
29℃
23℃
26℃
21℃
23℃
18℃
18℃
14℃
16℃
12℃
MarbellaApril
15℃
9℃
15℃
9℃
16℃
10℃
18℃
12℃
22℃
14℃
26℃
18℃
29℃
21℃
29℃
22℃
26℃
19℃
23℃
17℃
18℃
12℃
16℃
10℃
PalmaApril-May
14℃
10℃
14℃
9℃
16℃
10℃
18℃
12℃
22℃
15℃
26℃
19℃
29℃
22℃
29℃
23℃
26℃
21℃
23℃
18℃
18℃
14℃
16℃
11℃
San SebastianApril
20℃
18℃
19℃
18℃
19℃
18℃
20℃
18℃
21℃
20℃
22℃
21℃
24℃
22℃
25℃
23℃
25℃
23℃
24℃
23℃
22℃
21℃
21℃
20℃
SevilleApril
15℃
7℃
17℃
7℃
19℃
8℃
23℃
10℃
28℃
14℃
33℃
18℃
37℃
21℃
37℃
22℃
32℃
19℃
27℃
16℃
19℃
11℃
17℃
9℃
SitgesMay-June
12℃
8℃
13℃
8℃
15℃
9℃
17℃
12℃
20℃
15℃
24℃
19℃
27℃
22℃
27℃
22℃
24℃
20℃
21℃
16℃
16℃
12℃
13℃
9℃
TenerifeMarch-May
18℃
17℃
18℃
16℃
18℃
17℃
19℃
17℃
20℃
18℃
21℃
20℃
22℃
21℃
23℃
22℃
23℃
22℃
23℃
22℃
21℃
20℃
20℃
18℃
TorremolinosApril-July
15℃
10℃
15℃
10℃
16℃
11℃
18℃
13℃
22℃
16℃
25℃
19℃
28℃
22℃
28℃
23℃
26℃
21℃
23℃
18℃
18℃
14℃
16℃
12℃
ValenciaApril-July
15℃
7℃
16℃
7℃
18℃
9℃
20℃
11℃
24℃
15℃
28℃
19℃
30℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
27℃
20℃
24℃
16℃
19℃
11℃
16℃
8℃
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Top FAQs

You can check out the full list of awesome destinations and hidden gems to explore in Spain here.
The warmest month of the year in Madrid, one of the most popular places to visit in Spain, is July.
The driest month of the year in Madrid, Spain, is usually around July each year.

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