Spain at a Glance
Best Time to Visit
Modes of Transportation
Must-See Destinations in Spain
Alongside our Spain travel specialists, we have compiled recommendations for the best destinations to visit along 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 for 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
Best Time to Visit
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 lifestyles that take place during these months.
Modes of Transportation
Modes of Transportation in Spain
When traveling between big cities, the best way to see Spain is by high-speed train. The trains that service Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville are comfortable, fast, reliable, and accessible. Driving in Spain is a good idea when exploring more of the countryside and small villages of northern Spain, southern Spain, and if traveling between San Sebastian and Barcelona.
Domestic flights are possible and convenient when traveling long distances or off the mainland peninsula to islands such as Ibiza and Mallorca. Ferries are also available, but flights often have similar fares and take less time.
Renting a car in Spain is unnecessary due to the efficient and quick trains. Driving between big cities brings with it more complications, such as traffic, parking, unfamiliar or narrow roads, or the crowds and closed streets of a possible holiday. Driving is easy and enjoyable when along the coast or between small, remote towns of southern and northern Spain. Public transportation, such as trains, does not offer great access to the countryside and villages across the country, making a car-hire one of the best methods for traveling to secluded areas independently. Zicasso travel specialists will always include private transfers to and from the airport or between destinations for your best stress-free Spain tour, which circumvents possible taxi service charges, toll roads, or miscommunications.
What to Consider When Traveling Through Spain
Travel considerations during your Spain tour include safety, ease of logistics, and accessibility. The following information offers our recommendations on what to consider:
Is Spain Safe for Travel?
Spain is very safe. During your Spain tour, 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?
For most travelers, the most convenient airport is Madrid. The second most accessible airport to fly in or out of in Spain is Barcelona’s El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport (BCN). The top active airports in mainland Spain are:
- Madrid (MAD)
- Barcelona (BCN)
- Malaga (AGP)
Can Zicasso help me with flights?
Zicasso Air Desk 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 versus 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.