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How to Plan a Trip to Spain: Frequently Asked Questions

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With a dedication to living the good life by celebrating simple pleasures and passion, Spain can immerse you in a combination of epic landscape, preserved culture and culinary mastery, with the following information covering the most frequent questions travelers ask before a Spain trip.

Open now to American travelers with proof of vaccination and a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival, or a proof of recovery, entry is manageable and possible.

From flamenco to feasts, art captures a sense of life and life embraces the wonders of art in Spain. You can relax on the sun-drenched coast, enjoy Moorish palaces or explore contemporary streets as you enjoy your Spain trip.

Can I travel to Spain this year?

Travelers must provide proof of full vaccination no less than 14 days before arrival, a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, or proof of recovery from Covid-19 within the past 12 to 180 days from first positive test in order to enter the country. Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult may enter.

Your Zicasso travel specialist can assist with your test arrangements to ease any travel logistics during your Spain trip.

Related: Countries Open to American Travelers

Is a last minute trip to Spain a good idea for 2021?

A trip to Spain is a great idea for 2021. With museums and other tourist highlights open, restaurants and cafes ready to serve and beautiful scenery all around, you can enjoy the best of Spain with little crowds or hassle.

Related:  6 Reasons to Visit Spain

How far in advance should I plan a Spain vacation?

Spain is one of Europe’s most popular destinations, with warm weather, a relaxing and relaxed ambiance, as well as renowned food and wine. With the possibility of postponed trips from 2020 and increased demand from international travelers looking to visit in late 2021 and into 2022, accommodations and access to activities may be limited in some regions.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic we recommended travelers to Spain book their trip 3 to 4 months in advance. If you prefer to travel during the high season, we now recommend booking your trip between 6 and 8 months in advance to account for the limited accommodations and activities. This timeframe can give you a better opportunity to secure your preferred accommodations, experience your chosen tours and access the best guides.

Last-minute trip planning is possible and your Zicasso travel specialist can ensure an exceptional vacation experience.

Related: Best Time to Visit Spain

What should I do on my trip to Spain?

Alongside our Spain travel specialists, we have compiled recommendations for the best destinations to visit, with the top things to enjoy. With a custom Zicasso tour we can organize your days however you would like, but the below gives you a framework from which to launch your perfect trip.

Madrid | Barcelona | Seville | Malaga | Granada | San Sebastian | Valencia

  • Explore sites such as the Royal Palace, La Sagrada Familia and the Plaza Mayor
  • Sample authentic and gourmet tapas, charcuterie, cheese and street food
  • Enjoy a private tour of Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art at the Prado, the Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums
  • Explore the Alhambra, a most spectacular hilltop fortress
  • Discover the charm and history of the Gothic Quarter
  • Indulge in a cooking class and market tour that reflects the flavors of Catalonia
  • Witness Antoni Gaudi’s surreal designs at Park Guell, Casa Mila and La Sagrada Familia
  • Shop the boutiques of La Rambla, the center of culture in Barcelona
  • Delight in the authentic flavors of Andalucia with a traditional tapas-tasting tour
  • Discover the tremendous passion and preserved spirit of Spain during a traditional flamenco show
  • Traverse celebrated medieval history at the Cathedral, Barrio Santa Cruz and Real Alcazar
  • Embrace the spirit of Spain during a private flamenco lesson

Related: Top 5 Must-See Places in Spain | Top 10 Things to Do in Spain

When is the best time to visit Spain?

The best time to visit Spain is from May to June and again in September. July is Spain’s hottest month of the year, especially in the southern region of Andalucia.

Each season offers something unique to experience, depending on your goals during your Spain trip. In winter, hotel rates and restaurant prices drop. The best months to visit the region of Andalucia, such as cities like Seville and Granada, are May and September due to the warm summer temperatures and vibrant lifestyle.

Related: Best Time to Visit - Spain

Is Spain safe for travel?

Spain is very safe. During your Spain vacation, you will find the people and country safe, welcoming, and eager to share their culture. As anywhere, pickpocketing can be a concern, especially in larger tourist destinations like Barcelona. Healthwise, there are no concerns regarding the general safety of eating and drinking throughout Spain.

Which airports should I be looking at?

The most convenient airport to fly in and out of Spain is Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD). It is also the busiest airport in the country. The second-busiest airport is Barcelona El Prat (BCN). The top active airports in Egypt are:

  • Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
  • Barcelona El Prat (BCN)
  • Palma De Mallorca (PMI
  • Malaga- Costa Del Sol (AGP)
  • Sevilla (SVQ)

Can Zicasso help me with flights?

Zicasso Flights is an international air-ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation. By employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso, our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 service and support, and complimentary consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an expert flight specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

Are you ready to plan your Spain trip?

Spain embodies grand beauty that emanates from dramatic scenery and simple details. From the exquisite to the robust, preserved medieval towns and forward-thinking chefs, Spain is blissful and rewarding, ancient and fast-paced. Discover the right combination of logistics and inspiration for your next trip with sample itineraries from our Spain Tours & Vacations or uncover helpful tips with Zicasso’s Spain Travel Guide. Ready to plan your trip? Talk with a Spain travel specialist by filling out a Trip Request or by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707.

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