Summer in Spain: All You Need to Know


Boasting a mild, temperate Mediterranean climate staying dry almost year-round, Spain is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the summer. Running from June through August, summers in Spain can be hot, particularly in the south, and the beach towns along the coast are packed with Europeans flocking south to the sun. The northern parts of Spain tend to be slightly cooler in the summer months if you prefer to avoid the heat.

Best time to visit Spain

beach and coast of Mallorca during spanish summer
Spain offers a wealth of summer activities in the coastal regions and inland cities.

The best time to visit Spain is in the shoulder season or late spring before the crowds from Europe arrive for the summer (April to May) or early autumn after the summer crowds have left (September to October).

June is a wonderful time to visit Spain as the weather is ideal for both exploring the cities and hitting the beaches. The country is well into summer by July and the heat is setting in with temperatures pushing 30°C. Summer is in full swing by August and hotspots like Barcelona and Ibiza are packed to the hilt. The further south you go, the hotter it gets and inland cities like Seville and Córdoba often exceed temperatures of 37°C.

September sees summer waning and the crowds beginning to thin out, so this is a fantastic time to holiday in Spain. Temperatures are still warm enough for spending time on the beach or you can enjoy outdoor activities like exploring cities or hiking without overheating.

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