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Best Time To Visit Europe in 2024

Europe is one of the most travelled destinations with more than 500 million travellers setting foot on this land of Historical heritage. It has a wide range of travel destinations despite its diversity in language and culture. It attracts the hearts of people irrespective of their age, race or religion. There are many cities scattered across the continent which quenches every desire of all kinds of travellers. The fashion city of Paris is not only known for being a shopping epicentre but also for its romantic aura that one gets when they arrive into this beautiful city thus making it impossible for the honeymoon couples to not consider it. The capital city of the Dutch, Amsterdam, is known for its historic buildings, the canals and the amazing nightlife. And there are so much more destinations in Europe that will make you fall in love with the continent. It is also important to know the best time to visit Europe and its various parts as it stretches longitudinally for a long distance and has weather varying from West to East on a given time.

Europe during Spring, one of the best times to visit Europe
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Why Visit Europe?

If you belong to the group of people who are addicted to the country-side living with exciting nightlife and the love for spectacular sceneries, Central Europe is definitely the place you should visit and it has some of the romantic places to visit. Apart from the sceneries, Europe is also known for its adventurous activities all over the stretch from the mind-boggling Northern lights in Europe to the adrenaline rushing skying in the Alps. You can also try your hand at Skydiving in the charming city of Prague which is also known for its incredible architecture. These are just a few of the spectacular sights that Europe has to offer.

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What to visit and When to visit Europe?

The changing climate patterns and geography across the landscape factors the best time to visit Europe. So, the following are the different seasons and best times during which the various parts of Europe shall be explored.

1. June to August

These months will be the most exemplary and the best time to visit Europe as the temperature in most of the countries across the region is pleasant during this time. It is also the best time to visit the serene beaches in Europe. Most travellers prefer July and August and it is the peak season due to the pleasant weather. It is a good season to explore various monuments like Eiffel Tower, Colosseum and Acropolis. Very hot conditions make it impossible to visit the Mediterranian countries at this time of the year as it isn’t ideal for sightseeing. A quick alert on travelling during this peak season is that the prices of hotels and other places are on the higher side. The average temperature during these months is 14°C – 28°C.

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A picture of Colosseum in front of the Colosseum in Europe
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2. September to November

The Autumn season in Europe is from the month of September to November and the best countries to visit within this time frame are France, Sweden, Spain, Netherlands, and Belgium. It is also the best time to visit Europe for the Mediterranean countries. This is the time of the year where all the festivals take place and Europe is known for its traditional and fun-filled music festivals which include Italy’s Alba White Truffle Festival, England’s Great Cornish Festival, and many other such festivals. The average temperature during these months is 7°C to 14°C.

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Autumn in Europe, one of the best times to visit
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3. December to February

This is the Winter season in Europe and the temperatures can get as low as -10°C. However, its the best time to visit Europe for the weather is perfect for the ones who love snow and gives the window to do adventurous activities like Skiing and snowboarding. Even though many of the attractions are closed in winter, it lets to visit the others which will be less expensive and less crowded. Be it the Scenic Alps or the Mediterranean countries, Europe is as astonishing as always even during the winter months making it the best time to experience winter adventures. The average temperature during winter is -10°C to 7°C.

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Winter in Europe, one of the best times to visit the snowy side of Europe
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4. March to May

Along with Autumn, the spring season from March to May constitutes the shoulder seasons of Europe which allows us to experience the best Europe with considerably limited cost and a reasonable crowd at this time. The hotel prices are lower than the peak season and make it the best time to visit Europe if one is looking to cut on his expenses and still taste this beautiful landscape. Europe during the month of May is refreshing and charming. This is also the time of the year when most of the best music festivals in Europe take place. The average temperature during these months is 2°C to 18°C.

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Eiffel tower in Paris during Spring, one of the best times to visit Europe
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The Seasons of Europe:

1. Summer

It is the best time to visit Europe during the months of May to September. It involves pleasant temperatures, less crowded places and the flight costs are reasonably low. The weather in Europe during this time of the year is far more pleasing. The most favourable months for travel are July and August which happens to be the hotter months as well. Also, The month of July is ideal for travelling to France, Italy and Spain. Most of the festivals and cultural events take place during this period as the climate across the region is endurable except for regions like the Mediterranean coast.

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2. Monsoon

The monsoon period in Europe is during the months from October to April. The amount of rainfall or the time-period varies across the landscape. The Scandinavian countries have their rainfall due to the west wind along the North Atlantic Coastline. The Alps mountains experience rainfall during the Summer while the lower regions of Europe experience it in the months of November and December. This is the best time to visit Europe on Budget as the costs of the hotels and flights will on the lower side. Carry windbreakers or light jackets when you travel during this time.

Montmartre in Paris, one of the best places to visit in Europe during winter time
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3. Winter

Europe in Winter is one of the great sights and also provides the opportunity for skiing and snowboarding. It is also a Christmas season and hence enables us to experience the best Christmas markets, which is one of the best things to do in Europe. It is also the Best time to visit Europe for Honeymoon during winter and also the special way to spend the winter will be a romantic Christmas week in Paris. Other things to do in Europe during winter are to watch the Northern Lights in Iceland, visit the Glaciers in Norway, Spend a new year’s eve in Vienna, the beautiful capital city of Austria and much more. As winter in Europe can be extreme, don’t forget to carry woollens for the vacation.

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As you could have deciphered by now, Europe has wide diverse landscapes that can be visited all around the year. Arrived at your best time to visit Europe? So, what stops you to plan an amazing itinerary for conquering the Peninsula of Peninsulas? Create yours soon! Check out the various Europe tour packages available with Pickyourtrail to make your European Dream come true!

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