Bilbao, Spain: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Bilbao, Spain? If you're planning to go to Bilbao, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Bilbao, Spain

Based on the climate and weather in Bilbao, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Bilbao, Spain

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bilbao, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Bilbao, Spain by month

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January

If you go to Bilbao in January, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the heavenly Iglesia de San Nicolás, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Guggenheim Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you vacation in Bilbao during February, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the heavenly Iglesia de San Nicolás, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Guggenheim Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you vacation in Bilbao during March, you may find that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the heavenly Iglesia de San Nicolás, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Guggenheim Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Bilbao is relatively cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the heavenly Iglesia de San Nicolás, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Guggenheim Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Bilbao is balmy and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the heavenly Iglesia de San Nicolás, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Guggenheim Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you visit Bilbao during June, you might notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the heavenly Iglesia de San Nicolás, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Guggenheim Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

Traveling to Bilbao in July, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the heavenly Iglesia de San Nicolás, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Guggenheim Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August for Bilbao is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the heavenly Iglesia de San Nicolás, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Guggenheim Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Bilbao is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the heavenly Iglesia de San Nicolás, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Guggenheim Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the heavenly Iglesia de San Nicolás, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Guggenheim Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Bilbao is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the heavenly Iglesia de San Nicolás, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Guggenheim Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Bilbao can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the heavenly Iglesia de San Nicolás, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Guggenheim Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Bilbao, Spain

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Bilbao.

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