The Best Time to Visit Valencia

Want to know what the best time to Visit Valencia is? Let’s go through a full-length guide to plan your trip to the Mediterranean city.  We’ll dig into the details for each month to help you visit the Cap i Casal during the perfect time for you. Let’s get into it!

The Best Time to Visit is June

Starting off strong – June stands out as the best time to visit Valencia. Spain has plenty of places to visit throughout the year, but June is always one of the best months to travel. 

Here’s why June is the best month to visit Valencia overall:

  • Warm summer weather (but not too hot)
  • Just before peak tourist season (lower prices!)
  • Plenty of festivals and celebrations
  • Perfect, cloudless skies

So if you’re planning to come to Valencia for a few days, June is my personal recommendation. 

But to be fair – this is a general recommendation. Depending on what your travel style is, you might have different priorities. So let’s go through some other suggestions for alternative travel styles:

The best time for budget travelers 

Want to enjoy a Mediterranean paradise without those peak summer prices? Head to Valencia in February

It’s one of the few months of the year that doesn’t have any holidays, so the entire month tends to be very budget-friendly. 

From cheaper flights to low-cost accommodations, February is the best time to visit Valencia if your budget is your priority. 

The downside: it’s colder.

You’ll definitely need to bring a heavier coat to handle the chilly days. But considering the city never reaches freezing temperatures – it shouldn’t be a big issue. 

And since you can get 4-star hotels in February for as low as €70, it’s definitely worth considering!

The best time for sightseeing

Plants in the Turia River in May - one of the best times to visit Valencia

If your top priority is spending all day outside, seeing as much of the city as quickly as possible – you have a couple options. 

June is a great month, but you’ll start to get bigger crowds. 

If you can book in either May or October, those are the best times to visit Valencia for sightseeing. 

Both May and October have cooler, but pleasant weather. You’ll also have cheaper accommodations and flights. This makes it a comfortable time to visit – both for you and your wallet. 

The downside is that you have a higher chance of rain during these months. But since Valencia doesn’t see too much rain in general – this shouldn’t be a big issue. Although if you are worried, June is a drier (but hotter) month. So the choice is up to you!

The best time for unique experiences

The best time for a unique experience in Valencia is March.

Specifically, March 15 – 19. 

This is when the city celebrates their UNESCO World Heritage Celebration, Les Falles

1 million people from around the world come to the city for fireworks, enormous artistic displays, nonstop parties, and a fiery end to the holiday. Celebrating the rebirth of new year with fire, food, and satire – it’s truly a one-of-a-kind holiday you won’t see anywhere else in the world. 

I highly suggest everyone adding this holiday to their bucket list. But if you’re working on your holiday itinerary, you should know a few things:

  1. The price surge is real
  2. Valencia in March becomes a different city 
  3. Prepare for crowds

So if you’re able to check out Les Falles (also referred to as Las Fallas in Spanish), do it. It’s a completely unique celebration that you don’t want to miss. 

(Just make sure to book everything in advance!)

The best time for the beach

So of course, you’re coming to this sunny Mediterranean city to enjoy the sand, the sun, and the cool waters. And with 300 days of sunshine every year, beachgoers have plenty of opportunities! 

If you are a big-time beach lover, the best times to visit Valencia are in July and September

The sea temperature is warm, but you’re less likely to experience those extreme August heatwaves. 

The good news – it’s a great time for tourism, too. While it’s probably too hot around 1:30 – 4:00 pm, the rest of the day is perfect to explore the city. 

The bad news – you’re coming in peak tourist season. So you can expect higher prices for flights and hotels

My recommendation: come in mid September. The prices start to go down, but the water temperature is still warm enough for you to swim comfortably. In fact, September is one of my favorite months to explore nearby beach towns! 

Visiting Valencia: A Month by Month Guide

So those are my recommendations for the best times to visit Valencia. But if you still need some extra details to help you plan your trip, that’s what I’m here for. 

Let’s dig deeper into the best time to visit Valencia with this month by month guide. I’ll give you all the quick details you need to know. Then if you want even more details, I have a full article on everything you need to know about each month. 

Time to dive in!


Start the new year off in Valencia. 

Compared to the rest of Europe, the temperatures stay relatively warm, even though it’s the coldest month of the year for the city. 

Here’s what the weather will look like:

  • Average high temperature: 16.4°C (61.5°F)
  • Average low temperature: 7.5°C (45.5°F)
  • Average days of rainfall: 5
  • Average amount of rain: 33mm (1.3 inches)

It might not be perfect beach weather, but there are plenty of fun things to do in Valencia in January. So here are a few things that stand out in January:

  • Els Reis Mags (The Three Wise Men)
  • Rebaixes (Big sales for shopping)
  • Smaller crowds 
  • Cheaper accommodations

Read More: Full article on Valencia in January


February in Valencia brings slightly milder temperatures and fewer tourists compared to the summer months. It’s a great time to explore the city and start to see Les Falles warming up. 

Here’s what the weather looks like in February:

  • Average high temperature: 17.2°C (63°F)
  • Average low temperature: 8.1°C (46.6°F)
  • Average days of rainfall: 5
  • Average amount of rain: 33mm (1.3 inches)

The downside to February is that there isn’t as many things to do. The good news is that means it’s a perfect month for budget travelers. Plus, it makes for a great time to explore the city without being sidetracked by festivals and special events. 

Here’s what’s going on in Valencia in February:

  • Exposició del Ninot (Part of Les Falles)
  • Sant Blai Medieval Market
  • La Crida (The opening ceremony for Les Falles)

Read More: Full article on Valencia in February


The Plaça de la Mare de Deu dels Desemparats in March during Les Falles, filled with ornate flower offerings

March marks the beginning of spring in Valencia, with pleasant temperatures for outdoor activities. It also means the unforgettable Les Falles festival takes place! 

Here’s what those pleasant spring days will look like:

  • Average high temperature: 19.4°C (66.9°F)
  • Average low temperature: 10.2°C (50.4°F)
  • Average days of rainfall: 4
  • Average amount of rain: 35mm (1.4 inches)

Naturally, there are tons of things to do in March. With 1 million people visiting each year, the city turns into a completely different world. Here’s what you should know about Les Falles:

  • La Mascletà (Enormous firework displays at 2pm)
  • L’Ofrena (A flower offering)
  • La Cremà (A fiery end to the festival)
  • Bunyols i Xurros (Typical March treats)

Read More: Full article on Valencia in March.

Note: March is a secondary peak in tourism, so hotels and flights will be more expensive. 


April brings warmer days and plenty of flowers! But unfortunately, it also brings some rainier days. 

But with all the Easter traditions, vibrant colors, and first warm days – it still makes for an excellent Spring Break. 

Here’s what to expect for the weather:

  • Average high temperature: 23.4°C (74.1°F)
  • Average low temperature: 9.8°C (49.6°F)
  • Average days of rainfall: 5
  • Average amount of rain: 37mm (1.5 inches)

Make sure to explore the city’s gardens during April, as everything begins to come into full bloom. Throw in all of the Easter celebrations, and you have an excellent time to visit the city. 

Here’s what to look forward to in April:

  • La Setmana Santa Marinera (Easter week in El Cabanyal)
  • Affordable rates for flights and hotels

Read more: Full article on Valencia in April


A view of Valencia from the Torres dels Serrans

May is one of my favorite times to explore the city! With pleasant Valencia weather, smaller crowds, and a couple of fun outdoor events — it’s one of the best times to see Valencia! 

Here’s what you can expect for the weather:

  • Average high temperature: 25.8°C (78.4°F)
  • Average low temperature: 11°C (51.8°F)
  • Average days of rain: 8
  • Average amount of rain: 34mm (1.3 inches)

There are a few smaller traditions during May, as well as the first outdoor festivals popping up and getting ready for the summer. So here’s some things to look forward to in May:

  • Les Creus de Maig (Flower crosses decorating the city)
  • La Festivitat de la Mare de Deu dels Desemparats (The patron saint’s festival)
  • La Fira del Llibre (A book fair)
  • The last days of lower prices before the summer surge

Read more: Full article on Valencia in May


As I mentioned, June is the best time to visit Valencia. Pleasant weather, fun festivals, and slightly lower crowds make it the perfect month to visit Valencia. Spain starts to warm up quite a bit in June, but compared to cities like Madrid or Seville – Valencia still enjoys nice weather. 

Here’s what to expect for the weather:

  • Average high temperature: 27.1°C (80.8°F)
  • Average low temperature: 18.6°C (65.5°F)
  • Average days of rainfall: 3
  • Average amount of rain: 29mm (0.9 inches)

There are also a few exciting holidays and celebrations during this early summer month. Here’s what you should check out:

  • Sant Joan (A unique Summer holiday, also called San Juan)
  • L’Orgull (Valencia’s Pride festival)
  • Corpus Christi 
  • Music festivals

Read more: Full article on Valencia in June


July brings us the start of peak tourist season – and with good reason. Warm summer days, a vibrant atmosphere, and a cloudless sky turn the Mediterranean climate into a top holiday destination. 

And even though July is hot – it doesn’t get quite as suffocating as those heat waves in August. Here’s what to expect with the weather:

  • Average high temperature: 29.7°C (85.5°F)
  • Average low temperature: 21.5°C (70.7°F)
  • Average days of rainfall: 1
  • Average amount of rain: 9mm (0.4 inches)

July in Valencia is also full of music festivals and summer events. This makes the city a top hit for tourists looking for their next beach adventure. 

Here’s what to look out for in July:

  • La Batalla de Flors (A flower parade that’s part of the July Fair)
  • Concerts in the Vivers park
  • Lively atmosphere at the beach 
  • More expensive hotels and flights

Read more: Full article on Valencia in July


August is known for its hot temperatures and busy scenes. This is top tourism month in Europe, and Valencia is a favorite destination. Expect the days to be hot, the beaches to be full, and the hotels to be more expensive. 

But hey – if you only get vacation in August, you have to make the most of it! 

Here’s what to expect with the August weather:

  • Average high temperature: 33.1°C (91.6°F)
  • Average low temperature: 20.0°C (68°F)
  • Average days of rainfall: 2
  • Average amount of rain: 19mm (0.7 inches)

There are also tons of events that happen in August. Almost all the towns surrounding Valencia will celebrate their yearly festivals. This turns these small towns into a big party for around a week. 

Here are some of the most important things to be aware of:

  • La Tomatina (A tomato fight in the city of Bunyol)
  • August festivals in nearby towns 
  • Possible heat waves 
  • Hotels get fully booked fast! 

Read more: Full article on Valencia in August


September offers pleasant weather and fewer tourists. It’s one of my favorite times to explore the city of Valencia!

The weather is still warm enough for the beach, but the risk of heat waves start to dissipate. Here’s what you should know about the September weather:

  • Average high temperature: 27.9°C (82.2°F)
  • Average low temperature: 21.9°C (71.4°F)
  • Average days of rainfall: 4
  • Average amount of rain: 51mm (2 inches)

There are plenty of things to do in September. From big events like World Paella Day to hidden gems like the  International Mime Festival in Sueca – you have plenty to explore. Here are some things to know about Valencia in September:

  • World Paella Day
  • International Mime Festival
  • Perfect weather for day trips 
  • Comfortable sea temperature 
  • Still quite touristy the first week of the month

Read more: Full article on Valencia in September


October brings us pleasant fall-time weather and one of the city’s biggest celebrations! There’s a bit more risk of rain, but it’s still one of the best times to visit Valencia. Because even though it’s the rainiest month, Valencia stays fairly dry year round. 

With 300 days of sunshine, even the rainy season isn’t so bad compared to the rest of Europe. 

Here’s what the weather will look like in October:

  • Average high temperature: 24.3°C (75.7°F)
  • Average low temperature: 15.2°C (59.4°F)
  • Average days of rainfall: 5
  • Average amount of rain: 74mm (2.9 inches)

Visit the city in October to enjoy the Nou d’Octubre festivities. From local, traditional sweets to enormous parades celebrating the Valencian Country, you’ll have plenty to explore this month. 

Here’s what to look forward to:

  • Nou d’Octubre Parades (The Valencian national holiday on the 9th of October)
  • Sant Donís (Think of it as the Valencian Valentine’s Day)
  • Medieval Markets
  • Cooler temperatures 
  • Fewer crowds and cheaper accommodations

Read more: Full article on Valencia in October


November starts to bring us the last days of nice weather for exploring the city. With mild temperatures and cultural experiences, it’s still a great time to enjoy the city. 

The downside – a chance of rain and chillier nights. So if you’re looking for a beach paradise – November isn’t the month for you. 

But for budget travelers and sightseeing, it’s one of the best times to visit. Let’s take a look at the weather:

  • Average high temperature: 22.8°C (73°F)
  • Average low temperature: 8.5°C (47.3°F)
  • Average days of rainfall: 4
  • Average amount of rain: 51mm (2 inches)

Luckily, November has a couple events that make it a great month to visit. Here’s what to look out for:

  • Tots Sants (A holiday on the 1st of November)
  • La Fira Gastronòmica (A gastronomic fair)
  • Affordable rates for flights and accommodations
  • Pleasant daytime temperatures, but chilly nights

Read more: Full article on Valencia in November


December brings a festive atmosphere to Valencia. Explore holiday markets, enjoy Betlems (nativity scenes), and savor traditional treats like torró.

And with relatively mild temperatures compared to many cities in Spain, Valencia can be a top destination in the winter months.

Here’s what to expect with the weather:

  • Average high temperature: 17°C (62.6°F)
  • Average low temperature: 8.1°C (46.6°F)
  • Average days of rainfall: 5
  • Average amount of rain: 48mm (1.89 inches)

Naturally, there are plenty of festive adventures during December. Make the most of the holidays and enjoy the special decorations, the fun events, and the tasty treats. 

Here’s what to keep an eye out for:

  • Christmas markets
  • Nativity scenes
  • Torró (a special nougat dessert)
  • Fresh oranges 
  • New Year’s celebrations 
  • Higher rates on hotels during the holidays

Read more: Full article on Valencia in December

Holidays in Valencia

As you’re planning your trip, it’s important to know when the local festivals and holidays take place. If you’re traveling on a budget, you’ll want to avoid these dates. 

These specific dates will end up costing you higher rates on the hotels and flights. So if you’re flexible (but on a budget), I would try to avoid these days. 

Not to mention – many places will be closed on these holidays, so that may also limit your trip. 

Here are the specific holidays in Valencia (2024):

  • January 1st – New Year’s
  • January 6th – Els Reis Mags 
  • March 15th – 19th – Les Falles 
  • March 28th – April 1st – Easter 
  • May 1st – Labor Day
  • June 24th – Sant Joan
  • August 15th – Assumpció de Maria 
  • October 9th – Nou d’Octubre 
  • October 12th – Spain’s Holiday
  • November 1st – Tots Sants
  • December 6th – Spain’s Constitution Day
  • December 8th – La Immaculada Concepció 
  • December 24th – Christmas Eve
  • December 25h – Christmas Day
  • December 31st – New Year’s Eve

Note: You might spend more money on these days, but some of the holidays are definitely worth it (like Les Falles). So if you have the budget to spare, check them out!

Final Word

In my opinion, the best time to visit Valencia is June. 

But in the end, the best times to visit Valencia depend on your preferences. Whether you seek beach days, cultural festivals, or budget-friendly travel – there’s a month for you. 

Each month offers a unique experience, ensuring there’s something for every traveler in this beautiful Mediterranean city.

If you need help planning your itinerary or just want some advice, make sure to message me

Bon viatge!


What is the best month to go to Valencia?

June is often considered the best month to visit Valencia due to pleasant weather, budget-friendly options, and a variety of unique experiences.

How many days in Valencia is enough?

I believe that 3 days is enough to get a feel for the city and explore the most important parts, but 5 days give you time to appreciate it more. 

What is the warmest month in Valencia?

August is the warmest month in Valencia, with average high temperatures around 33.1°C (91.6°F), plus the potential for heat waves. If you’re coming in August to Spain, travel with caution as the weather can become quite warm. 

What is the rainiest month in Valencia?

Valencia is the rainiest in October, with an average of 74mm (2.9 inches) of rainfall.

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