Valencia Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Valencia

The best time Valencia is in April and May, the sweet spot full of warm weather and void of crazy crowds. In general, the city boasts a Mediterranean climate with consistently pleasant weather. In fact, Valencia sees an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. Average high temps range from 60 degrees in the cooler months to 85 degrees in the height of summer. Wintertime is also pretty comfortable  between the mid-40s to mid-60s – and the city is more or less tourist-free. The downside is that certain attractions shorten their hours of operation.

Weather in Valencia

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Average Temperature (°F)
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Average Precipitation (in)
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0.91
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2.01
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2.05
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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

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November-March

Tourists flee in the winter months, but if you plan to do some sightseeing, keep in mind that many museums operate under shorter hours and some of the more rural restaurants close during the week. We recommend calling your must-see attractions for their hours of operation in advance. If you're visiting for the popular Las Fallas celebrations in mid-March, book your hotel at least six months in advance. Rainfall is most common in autumn, especially October and November.

Key Events:

April-May

If you want to avoid the crowds, visit during the months of April and May. The temperatures hover pleasantly in the low 70s, the water is warm and the crowds still haven't made their way to the city.

Key Events:

  • Holy Week (Mid-April)
  • Fiesta de San Vicente Ferrer (April)
  • Festival of Our Lady of the Forsaken (May)
June-October

This is the best time to catch some rays – even in October, the temperatures stay in the mid-70s – but you may find that the beaches are too crowded for your liking. Pack lots of sunscreen, especially in June and August, since summer days on the Spanish coast usher in plenty of sunshine and often a high level of humidity. Since it's peak season, hotels are also more expensive and more difficult to book. Make your reservations at least four months in advance. Keep in mind that rainy season starts in September, so you'll want to pack an umbrella.

Key Events:

  • Corpus Christi (June)
  • Festival de les Arts (June)
  • Feria de Julio (July)
  • La Tomatina (August)
  • National Valencia Day (October) 

Popular Times to Visit Valencia

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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