Best Times to Visit Granada

The best time to visit Granada is in May and June as well as September and October. From May to June, temperatures are cool, flowers are fully bloomed and some of the city's biggest cultural events fill up the calendar. Though summer in Spain may sound like a romantic idea, Granada's position in the southern tip of Europe yields daily temps in the 80s and 90s during July and August, making for a potentially uncomfortable getaway. Winter is an option for those seeking off-peak deals, but with the nearby skiing available at the Sierra Nevada Mountains, prices may vary depending on where you're staying. In addition to May and June, September and October are also ideal times to visit. These months boast temperatures similar to those seen in spring, but come nightfall, temperatures from October onward get cooler and cooler. 

Weather in Granada

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Average Temperature (°F)
55.4
32.5
59.4
35.2
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76.3
48.2
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55.2
93.9
59.4
93
59
84.9
54.3
72.9
46.8
63
39.6
56.3
35.2
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Average Precipitation (in)
1.61
1.5
1.18
1.5
1.1
0.67
0.16
0.12
0.63
1.65
1.89
2.09
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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

May-June

May and June feature some of the most comfortable temperatures throughout the year. May sees highs in the mid-70s, with lows in the high 40s. In June, temps rise to the mid-80s during the day and hang in the mid-50s come nighttime. Along with experiencing a milder climate, travelers visiting during this time have the opportunity to take part in some of Granada's most important cultural events. Feria del Corpus Cristi is considered the city's biggest annual event, offering up a week full of festivities, including processions and bullfights. Visitors can also catch the tail end of El Festival Internacional de Música y Danza (or the International Festival of Music and Dance), which features theatrical performances at the Alhambra and other historic sites around the city. 

Dia de la Cruz (May)
Feria del Corpus Cristi (May-June)
Festival Internacional de Música y Danza (June)

July-August

Summer in southern Spain is hot – and Granada is no exception. Though chances of precipitation are at their lowest during this time of year, daily temperatures are guaranteed to reach the 90s. It often gets so hot that locals don't even go outside until the evening, if there are any locals around that is. Like you, the Spanish use the summer to take their vacations, with many escaping to cooler climates. Unlike you, vacations last for weeks, sometimes a whole month or two. This leaves cities throughout Spain emptier than usual, leaving plenty of room for summer travelers to create loads of foot traffic. 

September-October

Once fall creeps in, the mercury lowers fast. September sees average temps in the mid-80s during the day and low 50s come nighttime. October boasts more comfortable daytime temperatures in the low 70s but drops significantly to the mid-40s once the sun sets. Though October does offer pleasant day temperatures, keep in mind that the likelihood of rain significantly increases. Though the chances of precipitation are higher, you'll likely find more locals and fewer tourists now that the summer traffic is long gone. 

November-March

You may think that Granada's location in the mountains make winter an especially bitter one, but the city's placement in the warmer climate of southern Spain makes its winter milder. Highs in November hang in the low 60s and the lows are just below 40 degrees. However, once December hits lows stay in the 30-degree range until March while highs linger in the mid-50s until February. When March rolls around, winter temps start to fade, with the highs resembling a cool spring day at an average of 65 degrees. Though the winters are mild in comparison to Granada's northern counterparts, it's important to know that November, December and January see the most precipitation of any other time of the year.

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