San Sebastián, Spain: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to San Sebastián, Spain? If you're planning to go to San Sebastián, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to San Sebastián, Spain

Based on the climate and weather in San Sebastián, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for San Sebastián, Spain by month

January

January in this region is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts

February

If you go to San Sebastián in February, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

March

In March, San Sebastián is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and once in a while jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for San Sebastián, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella

April

If you are traveling to San Sebastián in April, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

May

May in San Sebastián is cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans

June

If you go to San Sebastián in June, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage

July

In July, San Sebastián is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for San Sebastián, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

August

August in San Sebastián is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

September

If you visit San Sebastián during September, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans

October

October in San Sebastián is chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella

November

If you go to San Sebastián in November, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Umbrella

December

December for San Sebastián is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for San Sebastián, Spain

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in San Sebastián
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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