From relishing the beauty of the Basque Country and exploring the rugged cliffs of the Atlantic northwest coast to relaxing on the glorious beaches of the Costa Brava and the Costa Del Sol, a Spain tour covers a variety of activities. Planning a trip across Spain can be intimidating, considering the sheer number of attractions and activities the country has. So, taking on one region at a time is a more pragmatic strategy to experience and explore Spain.
Alternatively, you can refer to our comprehensive guide to find out how to plan a trip to Spain without missing anything. To map out an itinerary to suit your needs, you can check out our guide on how many days to spend in Spain.
When it comes to the best time to visit Spain, every month of the year has something unique to offer. Head to Spain in July to spend time on the beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean coast, visiting the Canary Islands, and exploring the Basque Country. For a winter experience, visit Spain in December and enjoy a ski holiday in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, shop at the Christmas markets in Seville, or ring in the new year in Madrid.
The capital city of Madrid is enchanting with its spectacular plazas, elegant Royal Palace, and buzzing nightlife. Barcelona in the north is home to captivating architecture flaunting the Gothic Quarter, while its coasts are a hub for beach activities and a vibrant culinary scene. Other notable places to visit in Spain include Seville for its magnificent cathedral and Barrio de Santa Cruz, Córdoba for its Byzantine and Renaissance architecture, and Granada for its rich Christian and Moorish history.
Top Destinations in Spain
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Tango in Barcelona
Learn how to tango in Barcelona. The city has long had a love affair with the sensual Argentine dance since it was introduced in the early 20th century. Barcelona is also considered the second most prominent tango center in Europe after Paris. There are plenty of places to learn and practice the dance form in the city. View Tours
Explore Walking Trails in Madrid
Resting high in the mountains and surrounded by dense forests, Madrid is one of Spain’s top spots for walking tours. From hiking among the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada in Sierra de Guadarrama to the breathtaking panoramic views of La Pedriza, there is a wide range of walking trails around Madrid for all levels of hikers in any season of the year. View Tours
Escape Winter in Seville
Seville’s pleasant weather makes it a great spot to spend a few days in winter. Explore the Plaza de Espana and its glorious alcoves, walk up the Seville Cathedral’s Giralda bell tower for spectacular city views, stroll around the old quarter of Triana, and watch a traditional flamenco show at La Casa del Flamenco. View Tours
What to do in Spain
Read all about the top things to do in Spain.
10 Things to do in Ibiza: More than just party
Thumping music, flashing lights, and late-night clubs are some of the first things that come to mind when someone mentions Ibiza. It makes sense when you consider that this island is one of the world’s most notorious party destinations. While this i ...Read more
Top 10 Things to do in Malaga
Kissed by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, renowned as the birthplace of Picasso, and overflowing with Spanish culture, the province of Malaga is a treasure trove of everything Spain. From sizzling Flamenco performances to sandy beaches, delicious foo ...Read more
10 Best Things to do in Granada
Granada is one of Spain’s most historically rich cities. Although many of the things to do in Granada revolve around palaces, gardens, baths, churches, monasteries and ancient monarchs’ homes, Granada isn’t all history. There are also su ...Read more
When to visit Spain
Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit Spain.
- Jan Avg Daily: 10 ° C Avg Nightly: 1 ° C
- Feb Avg Daily: 12 ° C Avg Nightly: 2 ° C
- Mar Avg Daily: 16 ° C Avg Nightly: 4 ° C
- Apr Avg Daily: 17 ° C Avg Nightly: 5 ° C
- May Avg Daily: 22 ° C Avg Nightly: 8 ° C
- Jun Avg Daily: 29 ° C Avg Nightly: 13 ° C
- Jul Avg Daily: 33 ° C Avg Nightly: 16 ° C
- Aug Avg Daily: 33 ° C Avg Nightly: 16 ° C
- Sep Avg Daily: 29 ° C Avg Nightly: 14 ° C
- Oct Avg Daily: 21 ° C Avg Nightly: 9 ° C
- Nov Avg Daily: 15 ° C Avg Nightly: 4 ° C
- Dec Avg Daily: 11 ° C Avg Nightly: 2 ° C
Best Time to Visit Spain
Spain is a country of lovers and adventurers. As the second-largest country in Europe, it is full of magical cities, spellbinding mountains, and the best food you can get your hands on. It is a country with great energy, with music flowing out of each str ...Read more
Spain in December: Festivities in Low Season
Spain in December can be a great month to explore the country, even though it is a popular summer destination, especially since a lot of celebrations and fanfare take place at this time of year. Like most parts of the world, Christmas is the most imp ...Read more
Spain in November: Exploring in the Rain
November is rarely taken into account when planning a trip to Spain, but traveling to Spain in November can offer lots of activities for all tastes! The weather is milder than in most other European cities. Rain is fairly common in most parts of the count ...Read more
Spain at a Glance
Quick facts about Spain.
Madrid is the capital of Spain and the administrative center of Madrid Provincia (province). Settled in 860 AC, it boasts a rich historical heritage and is an important artistic and cultural center. It is the largest city in Spain, the fifth most populous city in Europe, and the greenest city on the continent.
Spain is 505,935 km² (195,342 mi²) with a coastline of 4,964 km (3,084.5 mi). The country has an excellent rail and road network, and most of its destinations are easily accessible.
+34 is the country code for Spain when making a call from another country. Follow the country code with an area code, such as 91 for Madrid.
The official currency of Spain is the Euro (€). You can withdraw cash from ATMs, bank branches, urban centers, shopping areas, and tourist sites. Money can be changed at bureaus de change, various banks, and the majority of hotels and travel agencies.
Spain’s main airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, commonly known as Madrid–Barajas Airport in Madrid. It is located nine kilometers from the city’s center and serves both domestic and international travelers. CODE: MAD CLOSEST CITY: Madrid
Countries that are exempt from visa requirements for Schengen countries include the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, and Japan. Travelers from these countries can enter Spain without a visa for up to 90 days. Citizens from the European Union (EU) do not require a visa to enter Spain. However, we recommend checking your travel advisories before booking a trip to Spain as visa requirements can change.
Castilian Spanish is the official national language of Spain and is spoken by 99 percent of Spaniards as a first or second language. Other co-official languages spoken in Spain include Catalan, Valencian, Galician, and Basque. English is spoken in major cities across the country. However, it does help to learn a few words like ‘hola’ (hello), ‘por favor’ (please), and ‘gracias’ (thank you).
The emergency number in Spain is 112 to call the police, ambulance, fire services, or coast guard in Spain.
Siesta is a practice that is unique to Spain. Spaniards take a short 15-20-minute nap in the afternoons after lunch. Tourists, who assume it to be common practice, tend to give it a bad rap, but the once religiously practiced siesta is now a luxury for the retired and those on holiday.
Where to go in Spain
Discover the best places in Spain.
Top 10 Beaches in Malaga
The coastline of Malaga, Spain is known as the Costa del Sol for a reason — this is a place that sees an average of around 300 days of sun per year. There’s nothing that goes with sun better than sand and sea, and fortunately, this stretch of ...Read more
10 Amazing Day Trips From Malaga
Málaga is a Spanish city where history, art, urban life and superb sandy beaches collide. Thanks to its warm and dry Mediterranean climate, Málaga is the perfect year-round destination for visitors interested in enjoying a little sun, s ...Read more
Top 6 Madrid Day Trips: Travel Experiences on Short Journeys
While rich architecture and interesting history make the popular Madrid city worth a visit on its own, it is also a worthwhile place to choose as a base for many amazing day trips. Once you’ve hit the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, and devoured on m ...Read more
How long to stay in Spain
Read about the ideal duration to stay in Spain.
Great Spain Itineraries: How Many Days to Spend?
Spain is home to a rich variety of landscapes and cultures, and the travel opportunities are endless. From the green mountains of Basque Country and the Pyrenees in the north to the rocky coastline and sandy beaches of the south, a holiday in Spain has a ...Read more
One Week in Spain: Top 3 Recommendations
Spending 1 week in Spain allows for just enough time to combine one or two major cities with other bucket-list destinations. The gastronomic delights of Barcelona and historic sights of Madrid make for a great match. Go on a hiking trip in the Pyrenees an ...Read more
10 Days in Spain: Top 3 Recommendations
Bestowed with natural bounties and dripping with art and architecture, Spain is a traveler’s delight. Pair the Roman ruins of Mérida with Granada’s Moorish palaces and Madrid’s hulking, neoclassical building during your 10 days in ...Read more
Top Spain Attractions
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Basque Country in Spain: A Complete Guide
Known as an autonomous Spanish community, the Basque Country in Spain delights visitors who make the effort to travel north. Immediately recognized for its fierceness when it comes to its traditions and lifestyles, Basque, Spain’s softer side is bei ...Read more
Great Mosque of Cordoba: All You Need to Know
The Great Mosque of Cordoba, also known as the Mezquita of Cordoba and officially known as the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is one of the most splendid samples of Mujedar architecture to be found in all of Andalusia. A stellar example of architecture ...Read more
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FAQs for Spain
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Sustainable travel — How to travel through Spain responsibly
In line with Bookmundi’s vision, we wish to provide our travelers with a sustainable travel experience through Spain. As part of this effort, we carbon offset any Spain tour that you purchase through us. You can read more details about our carbon offsetting program here.
Here’s what you can do to travel to Spain more responsibly:
- Carbon offset your transport to Spain via Qantas. The moment your tour starts in Spain, and provided that you have purchased your tour through Bookmundi, we will carbon offset your tour from its starting point to its ending point.
- Sustainable Travel International is an organization that aims to transform the impact of tourism on nature and local communities by conserving and protecting the most vulnerable places on Earth. You can help support this cause by donating to the organization.
- Center for Responsible Travel is another organization that promotes responsible travel to help local communities thrive and steward cultural resources and biodiversity. You can get involved with this great organization here.
- Travel Foundation is an international foundation that focuses on reducing the negative impact of tourism on destinations around the world. They aim to do this by protecting natural environments, creating socio-economic opportunities for local communities, and providing credible experiences for tourists.
Spain Travel tips and insight
- Days are far longer in Spain, with the afternoon ending at around 8 pm and dinner beginning at 10 pm. The sooner you adapt, the easier your trip will be.
- Tapas are small plates of delectable local foods shared by a few people. It is a great way to taste Spanish delicacies and can be an effective way to budget your meals.
- Spain has plenty of festivals and religious holidays throughout the year, and there is no better way to get a feel for Spanish culture than to join in the festivities with the locals.
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