Best Times to Travel in Europe

Obviously the most important times of the year to travel are the summer months (June-August), but these might not be the best times to travel.

First of all, it’s hot! If you have ever been in the Roman metro in the middle of the day in 90 degree weather you know why this is a bad idea.

Second, this is when everyone else is traveling which translates to longer lines, more expensive hotels, harder to find accommodation, and everything is more crowded.

Third, many locals, especially the Parisians leave major cities for their own vacation. So whose left in these towns? Tourists.

It is much better traveling in the off-season when it’s not totally cold! The best months to travel are September/October and March-May. Any other times it’s either too crowded or too cold. These months give you a pleasant temperature, smaller crowds, cheaper accommodation, and friendlier locals.

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The best months of the year to cruise to Europe is from April to November, where you have a very wide selection of available cruise ships. Since there are only a few cruise lines which go to the Mediterranean the whole year, so you would find an available cruise ship during the winter. The months that are considered as the high season for cruises to Europe are June until August.

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