There are many questions we receive from readers who are planning their next trip to Spain, but there is one that you ask us very often. When is the perfect and appropriate time to go to Spain? This question is asked by many people on opinionesespana.es.
The quick answer, according to goeuro, is that the best date is in April to June and from September to October. But this must be highly qualified, depending on what you have thought to see and do in Spain.
Climate by regions in Spain
The Canary Islands, which are located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco, are the only area that maintains more or less the same temperature throughout the year all due to its tropical climate.
However, throughout northern Spain, there are mountain systems that cross the country from west to east. Therefore, all the regions bathed by the Atlantic and the Cantabrian Sea up to the Pyrenees, register lower average temperatures compared to the rest of the country.
In addition, most of the fronts that bring rain to the country enter through the extreme northwest, through Galicia, so the whole area is the greenest and rainiest throughout the year. The interior of the country has a continental climate and is the place where the most extreme temperatures are recorded, very hot and dry in summer and very cold in winter.
Except for an inland city that may be wetter due to the influence of a major river, the interior of Spain is the driest part of the country. On the other hand, the entire eastern end of Spain has a Mediterranean climate due to the sea that bathes it, which makes the temperatures always milder than inland.
Travel to Spain in summer
Spain has about 6,000,000 kilometers of coastline, regardless of the islands. This means that all kinds of beaches can be found, from wild bays, rocky cliffs, or miles of white sand. The coast of the country offers options for all kinds of water sports, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, snorkeling. Or you can simply go to the beach enjoying a refreshing sangria. This only in the peninsula, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, also have spectacular paradises, and summer is a perfect time to get to know them.
Keep in mind that summer can be very hot in some places and that all tourist attractions will be very crowded. Travelers who prefer to escape the high temperatures also have options in the summer and can travel north, for example to Bilbao or Santiago de Compostela, where they will meet all the pilgrims who end their journey there.
Spring is the most wonderful time to visit Spain
Spain in the spring becomes a show that falls in love. Almond blossoms fill the parks, and Valea Jerte celebrates the Cherry Blossom Festival. The days are starting to get warmer and you can already enjoy a few days at the beach before the summer crowds start to arrive. It is a good time to go hiking or cycling and discover the natural treasures of the country. It is also the ideal time to get to know the big cities and do cultural tourism.
It is recommended to take advantage of spring to visit inland cities such as Madrid, Córdoba, Granada, and Seville, which become excessively hot in summer. In March, the Fallas de Valencia is celebrated, in which pyrotechnic performances are held and huge sculptures are burned. Easter is also very important in Spain and in some cities people live with great emotion, especially in Andalusia.
It is important to know how to choose the best time to travel to Spain, not because one time is better than another, but because the essence of the trip will be completely different depending on the time of year you visit the country.
Spain is the sixth largest country in Europe, which means it has a great diversity of climate and landscapes. It is also one of the most mountainous countries on the continent. So, to decide when to travel to Spain, you need to evaluate the benefits of each season and season, such as events, parties, temperatures, or crowds of tourists.