From bullfighters to tangos and mind-blowing food to a nightlife that won't quit, Spain is a tickle to every sense you have. Located on the far western end of Europe's mainland and surrounding by the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea on its ends, Spain is home to some of the most attractive coastal spaces in Europe as well as several islands including the Canary and Balearic Islands.
The climate in Spain will vary based upon where you are in the country. The northern parts of the country are slightly cooler. However head south and you are in for a toasty time. The weather is hot and the beaches are always bumping - get that bikini body ready because Spanish beaches also come with beautiful, tone Spanish bodies. Temperatures in the south get into the low 30s although they can drop down into the tens in the winter. Most of the rain falls during the winter months.
The country is popular for many different water-based activities including paddling and sailing activities around Lleida and Alcanar. Of course, visitors can also take in the many popular cities around Spain including Madrid and Barcelona. Many of the sites that were used in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona can still be visited to this day. Meanwhile, there are dozens of beaches to visit around the Costa del Sol, a southern region that is home to the cities of Marbella and Manilva.
The Roman Catholic influence of Spain is also prevalent throughout the country through many historic churches like the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, a place in Cordoba that was created as a medieval Islamic mosque but became a Roman Catholic church after the original settlers moved out of the area. During the summer, guests can go to Pamplona to see the running of the bulls and to Madrid to experience the many unique art museums around the country.
Tourists can also visit the many wineries that populate the country including ones in the Ribera del Duero and Jerez de la Frontera regions of the country, which are two of the largest and most important wine regions in the country.
Although Ibiza is often associated with some of the wildest DJ'd beach parties in the world, the city is trying to make an effort to tone down that image and replace it with a new family-friendly face. The city is located off of the coast of Spain and has some gorgeous white sand beaches that are far from the electronic thumps and gyrations of partygoers. Additionally, the area is also popular for some of the most unique natural rock formations you will see in the country.
The historic architecture of Toledo is also worth exploring with the Cathedral of Toledo being one of the most popular places to visit.
Popular airlines servicing the route between Spain and Australia include Air China, China southern Airlines, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Turkish Airlines, Emirates and qantas Airways.
Australia to Spain
Popular stopovers between Spain and Australia include Shanghai, Beijing, Vienna, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi.
More information at the Spain Holidays guide.