Deciding when to travel is a crucial part in planning your travel itinerary. You also need to take account special events, crowds, and the comparative costs between peak and off-peak season. Once you have chosen which cities or countries to visit, you need to look up the forecasted weather and pack accordingly. Most people prefer to visit Europe during the warm summer months where the days are longer, and there is a plethora of cultural, music, and art festival all over the continent.
Moreover, the warm, dry weather is good for a variety of activity outdoors, and extended operating hours at most tourist attractions. While some may not have a choice because of school or work, spring is usually the best time to see most parts of Europe. This usually happens from March to June where a big part of the continent thaws and the days get longer. Even though summer is Europe’s high season, some still prefer spring because the peak season draws immense crowds, leading to long lines and inflated hotel rates.
Spring may not be beach weather, but it is comfortable enough to go sightseeing, as it is the best time to see tulips in the Netherlands and the gardens of the different castles in bloom. This season also rewards intrepid travelers a cheap holidays with smaller crowds, less-expensive accommodations, and more opportunities to socialize and mingle with the locals. Plan your off-season trip well to enjoy best what Europe has to offer!