Spain Tours in September

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The crowds begin to dissipate, the locals return, and the weather becomes mild when you visit Spain in September. Discover why the beginning of autumn is a perfect time to discover this spectacular country. Your personalized itinerary will allow you to enjoy the marvelous highlights to and locals’ favorite restaurants.

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Spain Tours in September

Spain Tours in September at a Glance

Enjoy your immersive visit to Spain this September with these helpful travel tips.

Savory aromas of freshly prepared saffron-induced paella waft through the air along Spain's cobblestone streets. Flamenco dancers entice passersby in crowded public plazas with their rat-a-tat-tat foot-stomping and clicking castanets. Acoustic guitar players sit beside ornate fountains and sooth late-night restaurant-goers with their soulful melodies. These rich cultural traditions are set against the backdrop of charming seaside villages, central rolling plains, and bustling metropolitan areas. Enjoy your visit to Spain this September and uncover Spain's beauty one day at a time. In September, mass crowds have subsided, giving way to ideal sightseeing experiences at a laid back pace.

Regions

Northern Spain: Northern Spain is known for its lush landscapes, rolling hills, fizzy ciders, and cultural heritage. Here, you will learn about Basque traditions and make your way to some of the most scenic landscapes Spain has to offer, including Santiago de Compostela, Oviedo, Bilbao, and San Sebastian.

Central Spain: Central Spain is home to the nation's bustling capital city of Madrid. Trendy restaurants and shops line downtown streets, and ornate palaces and cathedrals are just a short stroll away. Beyond the central region of Madrid, travelers can venture to the countryside and Miguel Cervantes’ inspiration for Don Quixote in the Castilla La Mancha region.

Southern Spain: The most prominent region of Southern Spain is Andalucia, which is beloved for its warm sunshine, vivacious flamenco dancers, and friendly hospitality. Here, you can marvel at ancient Moorish architecture at La Alhambra in Granada and the Alcazar palace in Seville. Then, you can admire the exquisite mosque-cathedral at UNESCO's La Mezquita in Cordoba.

Climate

September is an ideal time to visit Spain because temperatures are mild throughout Spain. Rain is possible in northern Spain, but the rainy season typically peaks in November or December.

Population

The population of Spain is 46.6 million people.

Religion

Spain's primary religion is Roman Catholicism.

Language

Spain's official language is Castilian Spanish. Other official languages of Spain that are specific to certain regions include Catalan (Catalunya), Galician (Galicia) and Basque (Basque Country). Regional dialects include Valenciano (Valencia) and Asturiano (Asturias).

Currency

Spain uses the Euro as its official currency and operates primarily on a cash economy. In large cities and highly frequented tourist destinations, credit cards are typically accepted.

Where to Visit in Spain in September

Planning a visit to Spain in September is ideal because the weather is mild throughout Spain.

San Sebastian (Northern Spain): You can take in the beauty of northern Spain in the world-renowned city of San Sebastian. In the native Basque language, San Sebastian is called Donostia. Here, you will learn about traditional Basque culture and indulge in picturesque ocean views from La Concha beach. In the evening, you can explore the downtown area for a pintxos tasting experience in a city that is revered for its Michelin-star status.

Madrid/La Rioja (Central Spain): You can get lost in the splendor of Spain's national capital. You'll feel the buzzing energy in the Plaza del Sol and dine in the prestigious Plaza Mayor. You can also enjoy sightseeing at the Royal Palace, Parque El Retiro, and along Gran Via before venturing to Spain's illustrious wine country in La Rioja.

Granada (Southern Spain): You can stroll along the charming streets of Andalucia's Granada and sip on a cafe con leche at a nearby patio. Here, you can attend live flamenco and dinner shows in addition to ascending the famed La Alhambra fortress and palace. In the evening, you can enjoy tapas as you listen to the soothing melodies of acoustic bands beside the central cathedral.

Essential Experiences in Spain in September

Consider factoring these exciting experiences into your September itinerary to Spain.

San Sebastian Film Festival: Each year in mid-September, San Sebastian hosts an annual film festival. The festival first began in 1952 and continues to showcase groundbreaking film work from around the world. In addition to film viewing, visitors can also spend time at La Concha beach, visit the San Sebastian Cathedral, and go on a pintxos tasting at night.

La Rioja Grape Festival: You can venture to La Rioja, which is also known as Spanish wine country, to experience the Rioja Wine Harvest Festival. Activities include grape stomping, parades, floats, and live music. Besides the festival activities, visitors can also venture to the countryside and take part in a private wine tasting event alongside an expert sommelier.

Bullfights in Andalucia: You can immerse yourself in Andalucia traditions by attending an authentic bullfight in one of the many authentic stadiums in Seville, Granada, and Malaga. As you'll soon discover, Andalucia culture is diverse and blends unique heritages, such as that of the Romans, Moors, and Jews. After breaking away from the bullfighting arena, you can visit the Alcazar in Seville, La Alhambra in Granada, and the Alcazaba in Malaga.

Travel Considerations

We have left the following advice to help you pack for your upcoming trip, such as ground transportation, cultural considerations, and general packing tips.

Weather

September is an ideal time to visit Spain because the weather is mild, averaging a high of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures tend to be slightly warmer in the southern region of Spain, making September an ideal month to visit the beach. When visiting northern Spain, you should bring a light jacket for cool evenings. You may also choose to bring an umbrella or poncho in the case of rain, although the peak of the rainy season in northern Spain usually falls during late November and early December. In the case of inclement weather, you can consult with your Zicasso trip specialist, who will be readily available to adjust your itinerary accordingly. Spain offers a variety of rainy weather activities, such as art museums, palace tours, tapas bar crawls, and shopping in trendy districts.

Transportation

Cities in Spain are easily accessible via bus, train, and private ground transportation. Travelers can quickly travel between cities like Barcelona and Madrid by using the high-speed AVE train. For guests with mobility challenges, you can speak with a Zicasso trip specialist. Your Zicasso trip specialist will make sure that any and all your needs are accommodated.

Packing

Travelers should feel comfortable dressing like they would in their home country. Spaniards are less likely to wear shorts on hot days, but shorts are perfectly acceptable. Travelers may want to avoid bringing a roller suitcase because downtown streets are often lined with cobblestone or are otherwise uneven.

Weather Considerations

When traveling to Spain in September, especially northern Spain, visitors should bring a light jacket. Overall, the weather throughout Spain in September is mild.

Electrical Considerations

Spain operates on a 230 voltage, 50-hertz system. Outlets take two-pronged, rounded plugs. It is wise to pack a converter to make sure that you will be able to charge your electronics.

Pharmaceutical Considerations

Travelers should make an effort to pack all prescribed medications. All mid and large-sized cities have pharmacies for locals to visit in case of an emergency. For specific recommendations, you can consult with your Zicasso trip specialist. You should be aware that most pharmacies will be closed or have limited hours on Sunday.

Cultural Considerations

Public parks and soccer fields are easily accessible for families who are traveling with small children. Bathrooms are also readily available in public places. You may consider packing toiletries because amenities may be limited.

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.

Flights Via Zicasso

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 & Support, and Complimentary Consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an Expert Flight Specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Travel Documents

Making sure that you carry the appropriate travel documents when visiting Spain is essential. For this reason, you should pack the proper paperwork to ensure the most pleasant and problem-free travel experience. Listed below are some of the most important documents to have on you when traveling in Spain:

  • Personal medical information
  • Pertinent information regarding your condition from your doctor, especially any medication that you are taking
  • Emergency contact information
  • Passport
  • Visa, if necessary
  • Proof of airline tickets and reservations
  • Customs forms and documents
  • Hotel or accommodation reservations
  • Travel and medical insurance (see above section regarding this)

Your Zicasso travel specialist will be able to provide requirements specific to your trip, although responsibility always lies with the traveler to ensure that all is in order. Travel requirements can and do change with little to no notice, so it is wise to stay updated as your trip nears.

Finances & Tipping

ATMs are readily available throughout Spain. The country still operates primarily on a cash economy, and travelers should bring cash with them, especially when traveling to small cities and areas that are less-frequented by tourists. Tipping is not common in Spain. At most, restaurant-goers can leave a few euros for waitstaff in the case of above-average service. If you have any questions related to tipping and bartering, you can speak with your Zicasso travel specialist for specific guidelines.

Safety & Accessibility of Resources

You should consider the following safety precautions to maximize your experience in Spain this September.

Spain is considered a very safe country. Travelers should feel free to travel during the evening and at night. Most crime is limited to petty theft, such as pickpocketing.

Crime Rate

The crime rate in Spain is among the lowest in Europe and continues to decline.

Things to look out for

You should be wary of pickpocketing, especially when traveling on public transportation or when in crowded areas.

Medical & First Aid

In the case of a medical emergency, services are readily available throughout Spain. For local recommendations about speaking with a doctor or seeking urgent care, you can speak with your Zicasso trip specialist. You should be aware that pharmacies close or may have limited hours on Sundays. It is recommended that all international travelers consult with their primary care physician prior to traveling to Spain. This information is in no way intended to be a substitute for professional guidance from a doctor.

Water & Food Safety

Travelers to Spain do not need to avoid any specific foods or take special precautions. Travelers with specific food preferences or allergies should be specific about their diets when visiting restaurants because some diets may have different local connotations (pescatarians versus vegetarians, etc.).

Travel with Zicasso

When you book your travels with Zicasso, you can put aside tricky logistics and make the most of your time in Spain this September.

When planning a luxury vacation, every detail matters, which is why our approach is different. We will match you with leading travel specialists who are the most qualified to make your dream trip happen. They know their country better than anyone, and each travel specialist in Zicasso’s network is among the finest travel agents and tour operators, comprising of the top tier of the industry. Experience the wonder of an exceptional itinerary crafted just for you.

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