Spain in June: All You Need to Know
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From the sunny beach of Costa del Sol to the ancient walls of Segovia and the mountains of Sierra Nevada, Spain is a wonderful destination for a summer vacation! During this month, the weather is warm but not too hot. June is also the ideal month to visit Spain before the peak of the high season. Try out a new outdoor activity, visit one of the many historical towns of Spain or simply relax at the beach.
Spain weather in June
Spain is a vast country and as such it’s characterized by different climates although June is generally dry and precipitation is rare around the country. The warmest weather can be found inland. For instance, in June the temperatures in Madrid range from 25°C to 33°C, while the southwest coast is slightly colder. If you are traveling to Málaga, you can expect to find an average temperature of 25°C, making this city a great destination for those who want to sunbathe, avoiding the many tourists arriving in July and August. If you don’t like hot weather, head to the northern regions where you will find colder temperatures. For instance, in June, Bilbao has highs of 25°C and an average temperature of only 20°C.
For in-depth information, check out our guide on the best time to visit Spain.
Weather in Spain in June - Rainfall and Temperatures
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|Avg Nightly (°C)||1||2||4||5||8||13||16||16||14||9||4||2|
|Avg Daily (°F)||50||53.6||60.8||62.6||71.6||84.2||91.4||91.4||84.2||69.8||59||51.8|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||33.8||35.6||39.2||41||46.4||55.4||60.8||60.8||57.2||48.2||39.2||35.6|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||40||40||30||50||40||30||10||10||20||40||50||50|
Why Visit Spain in June
With the advent of summer in Spain, June has great weather and offers an abundance of reasons to visit the country for all tastes.
- Festivities and celebrations: In June you will be able to participate in several events such as the Batalla de Vino de Haro, the ‘wine fight’ of Haro. This festival is held in the city of Haro, in the north of the country, known for its wine production. During the celebration, people climb over a mountain top to then start throwing wine over each other. A unique experience worth trying! If you’re looking to meet new people and have fun, don’t miss the night of Saint John, on the 23rd of June. This evening, people spend the night at the beach with friends singing and chatting.
- Beaches: This is also the perfect month to soak up the sun at the beach. Despite the nice weather, June is not the peak of the high season, and you will therefore be able to get some peace. If you don’t mind crowds, you can head towards the popular Costa del Sol close to Málaga. This is the last period in which you will be able to enjoy this beach without the suffocating hot temperatures of July and August, during which the area reaches 37°C!
- Hikes and caminos: June is also the ideal month for hikes. Precipitation is rare and temperatures are warm but not too hot. You can visit one of the many national parks in the country, such as Doñana National Park, or try one of the famous Camino pilgrimage trails to Santiago de Compostela.
- Outdoor activities: Spain abounds in natural areas and national parks. For the most adventurous, June is a great month to try out outdoor activities such as mountain biking, climbing, or canoeing. If you like surfing, you can head towards the town of Tarifa, in the Cádiz region. Here the winds are strong creating huge waves on which surfers from all over the world refine their techniques.
- Fewer tourists: Even though you will find a few visitors, most people arrive in Spain either in July or in August. This means that you may find cheaper prices, and more availability, and you will not be surrounded by tourists everywhere you go.
Insider's Tips: Spain starts to seriously heat up in June, so my advice is to avoid the south of the country and use this opportunity to explore further north instead. The Balearic island of Mallorca would be my hot tip for a great place to catch a sea breeze in the steamy Spanish summer and to enjoy some fabulous beach time and refreshing ocean swims. Often wrongly thought of only as a package tourism island, Mallorca also provides a wealth of opportunities for the independent traveler. From amazing hiking and cycling trails in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains to amazing culinary experiences in historic, cobbled villages such as Deia and iconic drives along the Cap de Formentor, Mallorca is an epic Spanish destination that should not be missed in June... or any time of year! — by Stephanie Parker from Big World Small Pockets
Where to go and what to do
There are plenty of things to do in Spain and places to visit in June! If you want to enjoy a relaxing holiday, head towards the sea to one of the many secluded beaches in the country. Some good options include Cala Sa Cova in Costa Brava and Playa de Silencio in Asturias. If you love nature, check out some of the country’s best national parks, for instance, the Desierto de Tabernas Natural Area, the only desert in the whole of Europe. If you truly want to get a taste of Spanish culture, make sure to spend at least seven days in the country, and visit Barcelona or Granada where you can take flamenco classes, try the delicious Spanish tapas, and explore the local architecture.
For more duration ideas, check out our guide on how many days to spend in Spain.
Spain’s temperatures in June are warm but not as hot as July and August. Unlike these months, June is not the peak of the high season and you will therefore be able to experience authentic Spanish culture away from the many tourists. If you are convinced, why not browse through our list of trips to Spain in June.
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