Best Month to go to Spain

Jan 3rd, 2011, 07:09 AM
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Best Month to go to Spain

What is the best time to go to Spain?

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Jan 3rd, 2011, 07:31 AM
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There is no 'best' time to visit Spain. It's a diverse country, not a city, so it all depends on what you want to see and do.
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Jan 3rd, 2011, 07:33 AM
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What area?

What activity?

Do you want to see special events like Semana Santa in Sevilla or San Fermin in Pamplona, or the Botafumiero in Santiago?
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Jan 3rd, 2011, 08:15 AM
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Also we need to know where are you landing and exiting Sp. because some one could recommend something in the north whilst you lands in the south or the other way around.
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Jan 3rd, 2011, 09:05 AM
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May
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Jan 3rd, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Year around.
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Jan 3rd, 2011, 09:51 AM
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As mentioned above, it depends on your destination.
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Jan 3rd, 2011, 11:26 AM
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If you want to go to the south April or early May age good - before the heat becomes really hellish. The north is cooler and yo can go somewhat later.

Madrid is weird - we were there around May 1 and the temp was almost 100 - but I was there in November for work and it was quite chilly.

So - where do you want to go and why?
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Jan 3rd, 2011, 12:39 PM
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I was thinking flying to Barcelona, then taking the train to Madrid, then taking the train to Seville, then taking the train back to Madrid and flying home to NY-

Does that sound like a good plan
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Jan 3rd, 2011, 01:20 PM
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How many days and what time of year? In the summer months I would stay away from Sevilla, too hot.
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Jan 3rd, 2011, 01:49 PM
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sounds good... late April or Oct.
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Jan 3rd, 2011, 02:55 PM
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well, for me, the best month is May. The weather is nice and warm. However, now that I've been there in May I think I want to try mid to late September. perhaps less tourists? I'm also going to be there for 8 short days mid March. weather should be mild but not as warm as I'd prefer. but much warmer than where I live!! plus, I think there will be less tourists than last May.
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Jan 3rd, 2011, 03:02 PM
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We have been in there in every month, I prefer the Fall.
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Jan 4th, 2011, 05:49 AM
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I was thinking about 3 days in Barcelona (I will be by my self- and it will be the first time I am "away" by my self)- then about 3 days in madrid, and about 3 days in sevilla-
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Jan 4th, 2011, 07:09 AM
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That's fine, but if you are going in the summer months I would leave Sevilla out and substitute San Sebastian or Bilbao.
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Jan 4th, 2011, 08:56 AM
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That sounds good, add two nights to Granada and you have a great trip. Normally I wouldn't recommend Barcelona, Madrid and Seville unless you have a month but since you're traveling alone it's fine. Trying to squeeze in so much traveling with others can be stressful and tiring.
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Jan 4th, 2011, 09:07 AM
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I think trying to see Barcelona, Madrid and Sevilla in 9 days is too rushed, even if you are by yourself. This would be a good amount of time to see 2 of these cities and do a couple of daytrips from each. But 3 days in each is shortchanging all of the cities, won't really give you any time to explore nearby cities for daytrips and doesn't factor in travel time between cities or time to recover from jetlag.
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Jan 4th, 2011, 09:12 AM
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I am actually meeting a friend in Madrid but will be staying my self in madrid- and we will travel to sevilla together.
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Jan 10th, 2011, 04:46 AM
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In my humble opinion - having both traveled throughout Spain and now live here (in Madrid) - the best time to visit Spain (in general) are during what travel guru Rick Steves calls "The Shoulder Months". These are the spring and autumn months as the weather's still generally good, you have fewer tourists to deal with, and some lodging prices can be cheaper than summertime high-season. When I say "springtime", I'm NOT including the week-long Easter-Week/Holy-Week/Semana-Santa which turns the entire country upside down, touristically-speaking, ESPECIALLY in Seville.

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Jan 10th, 2011, 08:43 AM
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Barcelona in October was perfect!! Weather was typically in the 70's & very little rain. I agree with CathyM that 3 cities in 9 days is too much. I would limit it to 2 cities if possible.
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