What are the best months to travel in Spain in 2024 or 2025?


Many people ask what are the best months to visit Spain for comfortable and fun private tours and cultural travel. In our experience here over 20 years, the best time to visit Spain has 2 windows…

The first is late March until mid -July. The peak heat is often late July into mid August so unless you’ll be on a beach our mountain getaway, we suggest waiting. The sencond attractive time to visit Spain is September into November. Feel free to contact us for any questions here.

That said September in Spain is generally considered to be one of the best months to tour this diverse and beautiful country, but it is often a busy time so be sure to book ahead..

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September in Spain typically offers a delightful blend of summer warmth and hints of autumn:

  • Warmth with a Fall Feel: Temperatures throughout most of Spain remain warm, although not quite as scorching as peak summer months. You can expect highs in the mid to upper 70s to low 80s Fahrenheit (around 26-29°C). Mornings and evenings start to feel cooler, especially towards the end of the month.
  • Sunshine and Occasional Rain: September is still a sunny month in Spain, with a good chance of enjoying clear skies. Rainfall does increase slightly compared to summer, but it’s usually minimal, with most rain concentrated towards the later part of the month, particularly in northern regions.
  • Variations Across Regions: Spain’s size and diverse geography lead to some regional weather variations. Here’s a glimpse:
    • Southern Andalusia: Remains the hottest, with average highs reaching the low 80s Fahrenheit (around 31°C).
    • Northern Atlantic Coast and Basque Country: These areas are the coolest, with highs averaging in the low 70s Fahrenheit (around 22°C).
    • Coastal Areas: Expect slightly cooler temperatures due to sea breezes, especially in Barcelona.
    • Canary and Balearic Islands: Maintain plenty of sunshine with pleasant warmth.

Packing for your trip to Spain should involve light, breathable clothing for daytime activities, with a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings. Remember, it’s always a good idea to check the specific forecast for your chosen destination closer to your travel date.

September to November is a fantastic time to visit Spain and Portugal, offering comfortable weather, possibly fewer crowds, and vibrant cultural experiences.

Here is short list of highlights and best places to visit in splendid Spain:

  • Madrid is ideal for foodie and cultural fun. Enjoy spring or fall’s pleasant weather, fewer crowds, romantic old Madrid, the majestic Spanish Royal Palace, and explore world-class Prado & Reina Sofia muesums. Or embark on a culinary adventure of regional and fine dining with amazing wines from all 50 regions.
  • Southern Spain (Andalusia): Andalusia boasts captivating, historic cities, and a rich cultural tapestry. Seville sizzles with fiery flamenco guitar, song & dance, tasty tapas cuisine, and historical landmarks. Granada offers the world-famous Alhambra Palace & gardens complex from Moorish history. Córdoba showcases the architectural marvel of the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are at least a dozen post-card pretty medieval towns, like Carmona, Ronda & Aracena.
  • Extremadura charms with UNESCO cities like Merida and Caceres (think Roman ruins and “Game of Thrones” filming sites!). Explore rolling plains, medieval villages with castles, and friendly locals. Savor award-winning cheeses and Habla wines for a delicious escape.
  • Barcelona: This cosmopolitan city offers a vibrant mix of art, architecture, and culture. Explore the Sagrada Familia basilica, stroll down Las Ramblas, or relax on the Barceloneta beach.
  • San Sebastian is a foodie paradise with delicious pintxos (tapas) and a beautiful beachfront promenade.
  • Valencia offers a romantic escape with stunning architecture, Mediterranean coast and beaches & historic heritage. Marvel at the Valencia Cathedral and the UNESCO-listed Silk Exchange. Explore a vibrant tapestry of flavors with Spain’s most famous dish, the Paella Valenciana. Create lasting memories with cooking classes

With its comfortable weather, fewer crowds, and vibrant cultural offerings, let us help you pick a perfect time to explore the Iberian Peninsula. See more Spain travel itinerary ideas here for your 2024 or 2025 private luxury Spain tours from 5 to 22 days.