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Spain is not all about paella, sangria, and siestas, alternatively, there is much more to expect from the country. From majestic architectural buildings to sun-drenched beaches, it has all for everyone. It is one of the best tourist destinations around the globe and the best summer holiday destination in Europe.

Facts of Spain

  1. Spain is famous for its flamenco dance form, nightlife, Spanish food, and football team. This information is based on the information gathered from travelers, however, there are many whimsical architectural structures.
  2. Spanish is the official language, however, Catalan, Galician, and Basque are spoken in some parts of Spain.
  3. Mulhacén (3483m) is the highest mountain on the Spanish peninsula and the longest river is the Rio Tajo (716km).

Peak Season in Spain

In Spain, summer is the peak season in which the prices of the hotels, and flights are higher than the usual time. Specifically, in July and August, the availability of accommodation becomes the main concern of the travelers. However, advance bookings, and approaching the best Spain travel agents are the best options to skip the hassle.

Spain is a beautiful place with diverse places and each place appears to be a paradise on earth. This makes it hard to decide on which part of Spain deserves to visit first and what things to do in the top destinations in the top cities of Spain. To cut down the hassle and commotion of choosing the place and the best things that sure shot deserves an attempt, here is a list of the best things to do in the top cities in Spain:

Barcelona: Situated in the north-east of Spain and cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia is one of the top destinations in the country. From stunning architecture to lively nightlife, the city offers everything that a tourist seeks during Spain vacation.

Best things to do

Architectural Buildings: Casa Batllo, La Sagrada Familia church, Park Güell, Casa Milà, La Rambla, Gothic Quarter, Plaça del Rei, Cathedral of Barcelona, and more.

Amusement and Theme Parks: Tibidabo Amusement Park, Aquarium Barcelona, Barcelona Zoo, and many more.

Scenic Views: Agbar Tower, Port of Barcelona, Tibidabo, Montserrat, and far more.

Madrid: The capital city has a diversity of groups that makes it a cosmopolitan city. It is best known for its sizzling nightlife and home to several architectural buildings and boulevards.

Best things to do

Architectural Buildings: The Royal Palace, Plaza de Cibeles, Plaza Mayor, Museo Nacional del Prado, Plaza de la Villa, Temple of Debod, Catedral de la Almudena, and many more popular places.

Amusement and Theme Parks: Madrid Zoo Aquarium, Manzanares, Parque Warner Madrid, Parque de Atracciones de Madrid, and many more.

Scenic Views: Juan Carlos I Park, Parque Europa Torrejón De Ardoz, Free Walking Tours Madrid, and far more.

Nightlife: Calle de las Huertas.

Seville: The capital city of the Andalusia region that is famous for its flamenco dancing, especially in Triana.

Best things to do in Seville:

Architectural Buildings: Alcazar castle, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, Plaza de España, Catedral de Sevilla, Museo del Baile Flamenco (Sevilla), Sevilla Tower, Archivo de Indias, and far more.

Amusement and Theme Parks: Isla Mágica, Acuario de Sevilla, Alamillo Park, Aquopolis Sevilla, and a lot more.

Scenic Views: Plaza del cabildo, Isla de La Cartuja, and far more.

Springtime is typically considered the best time to visit Spain that falls from March to May and during the fall season that takes place from September to November. These are the months in which the crowd is low, accommodations are economical, and food is also available at affordable prices. To get brief guidance on weather, consider this guide for a hassle-free Spain vacation.

Where And When To Visit the Places In Spain (Month-By-Month)

January

It is off-season in Spain, which means that the prices of the accommodation will be cheaper compared to other months of the year. This is a good time to visit Spain for those travelers who want to explore the country in peace and enjoy the following events:

  1. Three Kings Day Celebrations
  2. The San Sebastian Festival

February

This is the coldest month in the northern parts of Spain, including Galicia and Bilbao, and Madrid is also quite chilly. Some drizzling or rainfall is also noticed in the northern parts of Spain; however, Barcelona is less wet in February, whereas Andalusia is known as the warmest with the days. All-in-all, the month is not too harsh or mild upon the locals and tourists. To treat well this month, here is a list of events occur in month February:

  1. The Festival de Jerez
  2. Spanish Carnival - Fiestas de Carnaval

March

March is the beginning of the warm season, especially in Andalusia, hence it is recommended to pack a sunscreen cream or gel to protect your skin. Here are the events that can be enjoyed in the month of March during Spain vacation:

  1. Las Fallas
  2. Semana Santa
  3. Sant Medir Festival

April

The weather in April in Spain is quite unpredictable as the days are sometimes chilly and sometimes warm. Adding to this, there is a fluctuation in the temperature throughout the entire month. Apart from this, there are some events that occur during February month:

  1. The Feria de Abril
  2. Festimad Festival in Madrid

May

May month treats not so good people in the southern parts of Spain with hot weather, and the rest of the part treats warm with their climate conditions. Madrid is the only place in Spain that has unpredictable climate conditions. Let’s have a look at the big events that take place in Spain in May month:

  1. L'Aplec del Caragol in Lleida
  2. The Festival de San Isidro
  3. Feria de las Cruces in Cordoba
  4. The Feria de Patios in Cordoba
  5. Madrid Open in Madrid

June

June is more reliable weather with a dash of sunshine and warm weather. With this month, the weather starts to warm up, which brings a huge loss of business in the country. The top tourist attractions are open all-year-long, except for gazette holidays. The main events that occur in June month are as follows:

  1. Water and Ham Festival in Granada
  2. PHotoEspaña in Madrid

July

The weather is super hot in the month of July but the central locations such as Sevilla and Madrid are the key spots to cool off the heat of the locals and tourists. The big events occur in July in Spain:

  1. San Fermin
  2. Horse Racing

August

Still hot weather in most parts of Spain, that what keeps most of the businesses shut. However, there are many tourist attractions that grab eye-balls apart from the following main events:

  1. Tomatina
  2. Feria de Málaga
  3. Semana Grande in Bilbao

September

The weather is still warm in September but quite bearable for the travelers who can’t handle much heat. Let’s find out the big events that occur in Spain in the month of September:

  1. Festa de la Mercé in Barcelona
  2. San Sebastian Film Festival
  3. La Rioja Grape Harvest Festival in Logroño
  4. Hay Festival in Segovia

October

Eventually, the weather gets cooler during the start of October; however, the central cities, including Madrid and Salamanca, are quite receptive as they are unbearably hot in the summer season and coldest in the winter season. The main festivals to count on in October are as follows:

  1. The Bienal de Flamenco
  2. El Dia de la Hispanidad
  3. Fuengirola Annual Feria
  4. The Human Towers of Tarragona
  5. Seville Guitar Festival

November

The weather in Spain becomes coolest in the month of November, however, it is fixed that the entire country will treat masses the same. The temperature varies with the cities and the capital city, Madrid turns chilly in this month. The main festivals that happen in November are as follows:

  1. San Andres Festival Tenerife
  2. Dia de Todos Los Santos – All Saints’ Day
  3. Benidorm Annual Festival
  4. Benidorm Fancy Dress

December

The weather is pleasant in the last month of the year throughout the entire country. The main festivals that occur in Spain are as follows:

  1. Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Seville
  2. Torrox Migas Festival in Malaga
  3. New Year's Eve
  4. Christmas Eve

Spain is the country of breathtaking landscapes, art, and cultural spots. There are several spectacular tourist spots in Spain that deserve a visit during Spain vacation. Therefore, here is a list of breathtaking destinations to visit in Spain:

Madrid: Let’s begin with the capital city of Spain, which has a lot to offer to the tourist. It is home to the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, and Museo Nacional del Prado.

Things to do in Madrid: Explore the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Museo Nacional del Prado, El Retiro Park, Temple of Debod, Catedral de la Almudena, and many more popular places.

Barcelona: The cosmopolitan capital of the Catalonia region is famous for its architecture and art that is appreciated through La Sagrada Familia, Museu Picasso, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló.

Things to do in Barcelona: Embrace the modernist landscapes by exploring La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Milà, La Rambla, Casa Batlló, and so on.

Seville: The capital city of the Andalusia region, which is famous for its flamenco dance.

Things to do in Seville: Stroll through the major landmarks, including, Alcázar castle, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, Plaza de España, Catedral de Sevilla and far more.

Ibiza: One of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea that is known for its nightlife and nightclubs.

Things to do in Ibiza: Enjoy the beautiful beaches, including, Cala Benirrás, Platja d'en Bossa, Cala Comte, Cala d’Hort, and considerably more.

Valencia: The port city situated on the southeastern coast of Spain, which is famous as the City of Arts and Sciences. The city is also famous for its delicious sweet oranges.

Things to do in Valencia: Explore the culture park and major landmarks, including, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, L'Oceanogràfic, and much more.

Málaga: a port city on Spain’s Costa del Sol that is famous for its high-rise resorts extending up to the yellow sand beaches.

Things to do in Málaga: Explore the landmarks cathedral & museums such as Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, Picasso Museum Málaga, Roman Theatre, and appreciably more.

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Let’s find out the best vacation packages for Spain:

14-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Granada, Málaga

The number of cities to visit: 6

Destinations: Plaza de Cibeles, Plaza Mayor, Museo Nacional del Prado, Plaza de la Villa, Temple of Debod, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Plaza de España, and La Sagrada Familia.

Minimum Price: $2,899*

Maximum Price: $3,677*

Vacation Duration: 2 Weeks

Activities on the Trip: Skydiving, swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, bird-watching such as pink Flamingos, kite surfing, hiking, windsurfing, wandering, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, and far more.
Key Highlights of the Vacation: Plaza de España, La Sagrada Familia.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

5-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Seville, Madrid, and Barcelona

The number of cities to visit: 3

Destinations: Casa Milà, La Rambla, Casa Batlló, Plaza de España, Catedral de Sevilla, Temple of Debod, and Catedral de la Almudena.

Minimum Price: $560*

Maximum Price: $672*

Vacation Duration: 5 Days

Activities on the Trip: Skydiving, swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, bird-watching such as pink Flamingos, kite surfing, windsurfing, wandering, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, and far more.
Key Highlights of the Vacation: Park Güell, and Casa Batlló.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

5-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Barcelona and Madrid

The number of cities to visit: 2

Destinations: La Rambla, Gothic Quarter, Plaça del Rei, Plaza Mayor, Museo Nacional del Prado, Plaza de la Villa, Temple of Debod, and Catedral de la Almudena.

Minimum Price: $603*

Maximum Price: $719*

Vacation Duration: 5 Days

Activities on the Trip: Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Surfing, Kayaking, Swimming, walking tours, bike tours, and several exciting activities.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Plaça del Rei, and Plaza Mayor.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

6-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Seville, Costa del Sol, Madrid, and Barcelona

The number of cities to visit: 4

Destinations: The Royal Palace, Plaza de Cibeles, Tibidabo Amusement Park, Park Güell, Casa Milà, La Rambla, Gothic Quarter, Plaça del Rei, and Cathedral of Barcelona.

Minimum Price: $723*

Maximum Price: $879*

Vacation Duration: 6 Days

Activities on the Trip: Hiking, surfing, whale-watching, nightlife, windsurfing, kitesurfing, swimming, scuba diving, and kayaking.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: La Rambla, and the Gothic Quarter.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

7-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Costa del Sol, Granada, Córdoba, Toledo, Madrid, and Barcelona

The number of cities to visit: 6

Destinations: Alcazar castle, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, Museo del Baile Flamenco (Sevilla), Sevilla Tower, Archivo de Indias, La Sagrada Familia, and Temple of Debod.

Minimum Price: $999*

Maximum Price: $1,199*

Vacation Duration: 7 Days

Activities on the Trip: Surfing, Kayaking, Swimming, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Scuba-diving, walking on pristine white sand beaches, bird-watching such as pink Flamingos, kite surfing, hiking, windsurfing, wandering, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, and far more.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and Museo del Baile Flamenco (Sevilla).

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

8-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Seville, Barcelona, Costa del Sol, Granada, Córdoba, Toledo, and Madrid

The number of cities to visit: 7

Destinations: Juan Carlos I Park, Parque Europa Torrejón De Ardoz, Free Walking Tours Madrid, Parque Warner Madrid, Agbar Tower, Port of Barcelona, Tibidabo, Montserrat, Casa Batllo, and La Sagrada Familia church.

Minimum Price: $1,389*

Maximum Price: $1,597*

Vacation Duration: 8-Days

Activities on the Trip: Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Surfing, Kayaking, Swimming, walking tours, bike tours, and several exciting activities.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Juan Carlos I Park, and Parque Europa Torrejón De Ardoz.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

8-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Madrid, Seville, Valencia, and Barcelona

The number of cities to visit: 4

Destinations: The Royal Palace, Madrid Zoo Aquarium, Manzanares, Parque Warner Madrid, Parque de Atracciones de Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, Plaza de la Villa, Temple of Debod, Catedral de la Almudena, Casa Milà, La Rambla, Gothic Quarter, Plaça del Rei, Cathedral of Barcelona, and Valencia Cathedral.

Minimum Price: $4,499*

Maximum Price: $6,789*

Activities on the Trip: Flamenco dance learning, Shopping, Bullfighting, Skydiving, swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, bird-watching such as pink Flamingos, kite surfing, hiking, windsurfing, wandering, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, and far more. 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Catedral de la Almudena, Valencia Cathedral.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

9-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Madrid, Valencia, Málaga, Granada, Seville, and Costa del Sol

The number of cities to visit: 6

Destinations: Prado Museum, Plaza Mayor, Museo Nacional del Prado, Plaza de la Villa, Alcazar castle, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, Plaza de España, Temple of Debod, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, L'Oceanogràfic, Picasso Museum Málaga, Roman Theatre, and Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga,

Minimum Price: $6,889*

Maximum Price: $7,498*

Vacation Duration: 9 Days

Activities on the Trip: Snuba diving, Snorkeling, Surfing, Kayaking, Swimming, hiking, walking tours, bike tours, and several exciting activities.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Picasso Museum Málaga and Roman Theatre.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

9-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Majorca, Ibiza, Madrid, Formentera, Valencia, Málaga, and Barcelona

The number of cities to visit: 7

Destinations: Moorish Almudaina Royal Palace, 13th-century Santa María Cathedral, Sant Antoni, Platja de Migjorn, Platja d'Illetes, Platja d'en Bossa, Cala Salada, Cala Comte, Agua Blanca, The Royal Palace, Plaza de Cibeles, Plaza Mayor, Juan Carlos I Park, Parque Europa Torrejón De Ardoz, Alcazar castle, and Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

Minimum Price: $7,579*

Maximum Price: $8,790*

Vacation Duration: 9 Days

Activities on the Trip: Skydiving, swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, bird-watching such as pink Flamingos, kite surfing, hiking, windsurfing, wandering, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, and far more.
Key Highlights of the Vacation: Moorish Almudaina Royal Palace, and Juan Carlos I Park.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

10-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Segovia, Seville, Málaga, Granada, Madrid, Valencia, and Barcelona

The number of cities to visit: 7

Destinations:18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring, the Alcazaba, Platja de Migjorn, Platja d'Illetes, Platja d'en Bossa, Cala Salada, Cala Comte, Agua Blanca, The Royal Palace, Plaza de Cibeles, Plaza Mayor, Juan Carlos I Park, Romanesque churches, and Alcazar castle.

Minimum Price: $8,873*

Maximum Price: $9,797*

Vacation Duration: 10 Days

Activities on the Trip: Surfing, Kayaking, Swimming, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Scuba-diving, walking on pristine white sand beaches, and biking tour.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring, and Plaza de Cibeles.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

10-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Seville, Málaga, Granada, Madrid, and Barcelona

The number of cities to visit: 5

Destinations: Plaza de España, Isla Mágica, Acuario de Sevilla, Alamillo Park, Aquopolis Sevilla, Plaza del cabildo, Isla de La Cartuja, Juan Carlos I Park, Parque Europa Torrejón De Ardoz, Free Walking Tours Madrid, Plaza de Cibeles, Plaza Mayor, Museo Nacional del Prado, Plaza de la Villa, Aquarium Barcelona, and Casa Batllo.

Minimum Price: $9,889*

Maximum Price: $10,497*

Vacation Duration: 10 Days

Activities on the Trip: Snorkeling, parasailing, scuba diving, and kayaking, surfing, swimming, walking on pristine white sand beaches, bird-watching such as pink Flamingos, kite surfing, hiking, windsurfing, wandering, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, and far more.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Aquarium Barcelona, and Casa Batllo.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

11-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Madrid, Toledo, Ávila‎, Salamanca, Segovia, Seville, Barcelona, and Valencia

The number of cities to visit: 8

Destinations: Casa Batllo, La Sagrada Familia church, Park Güell, Casa Milà, La Rambla, Gothic Quarter, Plaça del Rei, Cathedral of Barcelona, Agbar Tower, Port of Barcelona, Tibidabo, Montserrat, Aquarium Barcelona, Plaza de España, Catedral de Sevilla, Museo del Baile Flamenco (Sevilla), Alamillo Park, Aquopolis Sevilla, and Plaza del cabildo.

Minimum Price: $10,589*

Maximum Price: $11,097*

Vacation Duration: 11 Days

Activities on the Trip: Surfing, Kayaking, Swimming, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Scuba-diving, walking on pristine yellow sand beaches, and biking tour.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Montserrat, and Aquarium Barcelona,

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

11-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Nerja, Costa del Sol, Málaga, Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, and Valencia

The number of cities to visit: 7

Destinations: Montserrat, Temple of Debod, Catedral de la Almudena, Juan Carlos I Park, Parque Europa Torrejón De Ardoz, Free Walking Tours Madrid, Cueva de Nerja, the Royal Palace, Agbar Tower, Port of Barcelona, Tibidabo, Casa Batllo, and La Sagrada Familia church.

Minimum Price: $11,289*

Maximum Price: $11,997*

Vacation Duration: 11 Days

Activities on the Trip: Surfing, Kayaking, Swimming, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Scuba-diving, walking on pristine yellow sand beaches, and biking tour.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Casa Batllo, and La Sagrada Familia.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

12-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Seville, Costa del Sol, Granada, Córdoba, Toledo, Madrid, and Barcelona

The number of cities to visit: 7

Destinations: Montserrat, Temple of Debod, Catedral de la Almudena, Juan Carlos I Park, Parque Europa Torrejón De Ardoz, Free Walking Tours Madrid, Cueva de Nerja, Plaza de España, and Catedral de Sevilla

Minimum Price: $14,889*

Maximum Price: $15,897*

Vacation Duration: 12 Days

Activities on the Trip: Snorkeling, parasailing, scuba diving, and kayaking, surfing, swimming, walking on pristine white sand beaches, bird-watching such as pink Flamingos, kite surfing, hiking, windsurfing, wandering, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, and far more.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Temple of Debod, and Catedral de la Almudena.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

12-Day Spain Vacation Packages - Granada, Córdoba, Toledo, Seville, Madrid, and Barcelona

The number of cities to visit: 6

Destinations: Plaza de España, Catedral de Sevilla, Free Walking Tours Madrid, Cueva de Nerja, the Royal Palace, Agbar Tower, Port of Barcelona, Tibidabo, Casa Batllo, and La Sagrada Familia church.

Minimum Price: $15,889*

Maximum Price: $17,497*

Vacation Duration: 12 Days

Activities on the Trip: Spelunking, Surfing, Kayaking, Swimming, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Scuba-diving, walking on pristine yellow sand beaches, hiking, and biking tour.
Key Highlights of the Vacation: Catedral de Sevilla, and Free Walking Tours Madrid.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

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