Spain in July: Great Outdoors and Warm Weather

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From the crowded beaches of Tossa de Mar to the crazy adventures in Ibiza, holidaying in Spain in July is perfect for people from all walks of life! The sun hardly gets any break, eliminating most chances of rain. Hiking in one of many national parks, such as the Ordesa y Monte, is ideal during this time of the year. Alternatively, take a stroll around cities like Granada and sample the food and culture. If you’re looking for endless beaches with crystal blue waters, gorgeous festivals, and cultural highlights, then a trip to Spain this month won’t disappoint.

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Spain weather in July

Tourists families playing and relaxing on a beach in Spain in July.
July is an ideal time for tourists to enjoy the warm beaches in Spain.

Summer in Spain is at its peak in July. You can find the warmest temperatures in inland cities. For instance, temperatures in Madrid average around 25°C with highs of 33°C. The south coast is characterized by hot temperatures frequently reaching 31°C. For this reason, July is the perfect month to organize a trip to soak up the sun at the Balearic Islands where you will also find breathtaking landscapes and wild nightlife!

If you are not a big fan of the summer heat, you can visit the northern cities such as Bilbao or picturesque little towns like Castro Urdiales and Cudillero. Here the weather is slightly cooler with an average of 20°C.

For in-depth information, check out our guide on best time to visit Spain.

Weather in Spain in July - Rainfall and Temperatures

Jun Jul Aug
Avg Daily (°C) 29 33 33
Avg Nightly (°C) 13 16 16
Avg Daily (°F) 85 92 92
Avg Nightly (°F) 56 61 61
Avg Rainfall (mm) 30 10 10

Why visit Spain in July

Stroll through the center of Seville in Spain in July.
Visitors can enjoy outdoor dining experience by the sidewalk in Spanish cities.
People run from bulls on street during San Fermin festival in Spain
Locals participating in the week-long San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain.

Thousands of tourists and locals come together to enjoy the best things Spain has to offer during this time of the year.

  • Vibrant nightlife: In July most Spanish cities get flooded with tourists from all over the world ready to enjoy the Spanish nightlife and spend lazy afternoons at the beach. Some of the most popular destinations are Barcelona, Granada, and Malaga. You will have a variety of parties to choose from every night and tons of occasions to meet new international friends.
  • The beaches: July is the best time to visit Spain for those who want to enjoy a relaxing holiday. There are plenty of beautiful, secluded places where you will be able to lie down on the sandy beach and enjoy the warm sun on your skin, away from the many tourists. The cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo or Cala de las Mulas in the Murcia region are great destinations for those who value their privacy and love tranquility.
  • National parks: Precipitation in July is extremely rare. You can therefore enjoy a trip to one of the many national parks in the country and be assured that you will find good weather. Enjoy bird watching through the swamps of Tablas De Daimiel or go for a hike in the national parks in the Pyrenees. This is the perfect month to try activities such as rafting, canoeing, and river boarding.
  • Festivals: Witness the crazy San Fermín festival in Spain in July. This week-long celebration is held in the historic city of Pamplona in the north of the country. The most famous event at the festival is the running of the bulls in which hundreds of people run in front of six bulls through the narrow streets of the city. If you like music, book a ticket for the Benicàssim Festival held in the north of Valencia. Here you will be able to listen to indie and alternative music.

Where to go and what to do

Ibiza Dalt Vila downtown at night in Spain
Ibiza is known for vibrant parties and nightlife.

There are plenty of things to do in Spain. Make sure to spend at least seven days in Spain if you want to make the most of your time. The islands of Ibiza, Majorca, and Minorca come to life and are among the best places to visit in Spain during the summer months. Here you will find the best nightlife and wildest parties. If you want to see the most iconic cities of Spain, opt for a tour of Barcelona, Madrid, or visit Granada during the summer period. For a relaxing option, head north towards the city of Bilbao, the perfect location for those who want a break from the many summer visitors coming to Spain. Here you can explore the Guggenheim Museum, visit the close-by Salt Valley or simply enjoy a swim in one of the many quiet beaches in the area. Another option is to conquer one of the many walking trails present in the country such as the Caminito del Rey or the Picos de Europa.

What to bring

Young women dance flamenco on Plaza de Espana during famous Feria festival
Flamenco is a popular Spanish art form based on various folkloric music traditions.

Precipitation is scarce in July so you can leave your umbrella at home. Don’t forget to pack light clothes made of natural fabrics to survive the hot weather. Sunscreen is also a must; the sun here is no joke!

The Spain weather in July is perfect with long sunny days, warm temperatures, and low chances of precipitation. You can enjoy a quiet holiday in the north of the country visiting cities such as Bilbao or exploring one of the many Spanish national parks. If you like partying, you can head towards the Balearic Islands where you can find younger crowds. Cities such as Barcelona and Pamplona are the ideal destination for those interested in Spanish culture as here you will be able to join the San Fermín festival and other cultural events.

If you need help planning your custom trip to Spain, feel free to reach out to our local travel experts. Alternatively, you can also check out trips to Spain in July that we offer.

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Published by Tim Green, updated on August 8, 2023

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