Best Time to Visit Spain for Families
Updated: January 29, 2020
The best time for families to visit Spain is generally in the spring between March and May and again in the fall from September to November. During these months, families can enjoy a variety of festivals and outdoor fun. They can also avoid the long lines and crowded city streets that come with summer travel to Spain.
Families, especially those with young children, should be advised that June through August can be extremely hot months in central and southern Spain. During this time, temperatures regularly reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit at midday. During the month of August, many shops and other small businesses close down as locals retreat to more temperate climates.
Northern Spain offers much milder summers. Families can visit cities, such as San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, and Barcelona, during these months but should avoid them in winter as this is the rainy reason.
Other particularly busy times of year can include Semana Santa or Holy Week, which takes place in the week leading up to Easter Sunday each year. Flights fluctuate at this time but are generally more expensive than at other times of the year.