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

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Traveling to Madrid, Spain? If you're planning to go to Madrid, I have 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 Madrid, Spain

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

Important essentials for Madrid, Spain

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Madrid, Spain

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Madrid.

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

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    January

    If you visit Madrid during January, you are likely to see that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. There is frost about half of the time.

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    February

    February in Madrid can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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    March

    If you go to Madrid in March, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

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    April

    April in Madrid is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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    May

    If you vacation in Madrid during May, you might notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

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    June

    If you are traveling to Madrid in June, you will notice that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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    July

    If you vacation in Madrid during July, you will probably find that it is constantly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally around 30 during the day.

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    August

    If you are traveling to Madrid in August, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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    September

    If you visit Madrid during September, you might find that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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    October

    If you visit Madrid during October, you might find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

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    November

    If you vacation in Madrid during November, you will probably notice that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. There is frost sometimes.

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    December

    Traveling to Madrid in December, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost regularly.

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