Best Time to Visit Spain for Seniors
Updated: February 19, 2020
Consult these quick travel tips before you set off on the adventure of a lifetime to Spain.
While temperatures soar during the summer months in some parts of Spain, winter throughout the country is fairly mild. The Iberian Peninsula also offers a variety of climates and landscapes. No matter the time of year, you can enjoy pleasant weather, minimal crowds, and ideal sightseeing in Spain.
Bask in the sun in the sun-soaked region of Andalucia or escape on a picturesque hike to the seaside villages of northern Spain.
Northern Spain: The best time to visit Northern Spain is during the summer between June and August. During this time, you can enjoy the warmest and driest weather that Spain has to offer. Temperatures average 70 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer compared to a chilly 50 degrees during winter. International tourism peaks in summer, but crowds are not nearly as congested in northern Spain as they are central and southern Spain. Small town charm and the fervor of mid-sized cities offer the very best sightseeing opportunities without the long lines and crowded tourist attractions.
Central and Southern Spain: The best time to visit central and southern Spain is in spring or fall. During this time of the year, the average temperatures are in the low to mid-70s, and rainfall is minimal. The number of tourists in the region also dramatically decreases during this time. Central and southern Spain, otherwise known as Andalucia, offer some of the best sightseeing that the country has to offer. While tourists arrive in the masses during mid and late summer, it is best to avoid central and southern Spain, especially in July and August, because daily temperatures can rise to a high of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to the hot weather, it is also common that many businesses close or limit their hours for an extended siesta.