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Europe in May
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on December 31, 2021 Share on

Europe in May – A Complete Guide!

Be ready to watch flowers blossoming and outdoor activities picking up pace again. Europe in May is surely a wonderful time to travel and celebrate the arrival of sunny months ahead. In May you won’t find much of a crowd. All you will have is pleasant weather, affordable accommodation, cheap flight tickets and open-air festivals! May is the calmness before the storm arrives as by the end of May you can witness many tourists arriving for a good vacation. No need to worry anymore, you can pack your bags for a holiday that you’ve been waiting to take for so long! Know everything you need to know about Europe in May, here!

Weather in Europe in May

It is spring weather in northern Europe in May and in fact, is one of the best times to arrive and explore the region with frequent mild temperatures and thinner crowds. The average high temperature is 16°C, whereas the low temperature is well above freezing at 7°C.

In southern Europe, it will feel more like summer. The average high temperature is 25°C and can go even higher up to 30°C. If you want to add swimming into your itinerary then it is better you visit by the end of May.

Also read – Europe in July – Your Guide to a Dreamy Vacation in Europe

 

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What to wear in Europe in May

If you think you won’t need any warm clothes in the Northern region of Europe then you are wrong. May is a mixture of both warm and cool days. It will be smart to carry a sweater, fleece jacket, or a wind-proof jacket with you even this month. If you are planning on lots of outdoor adventures then jackets will be your good friends.

On the other hand, for a Southern Europe trip you can pack Long pants, shorts and short-sleeve shirts for men and for women you can pack shorts, a dress, jeans, tops and any casual clothing. You should also carry a couple of sweaters or jackets as this month is all about cool and warm days. If you plan to go later in the month then don’t forget to pack your swimwear or bathing suit.

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What to wear in Europe in May
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Places to visit in Europe in May

  1. San Sebastian, Spain
  2. Dublin, Ireland
  3. Stavanger, Norway
  4. Porto, Portugal
  5. Athens, Greece

1. San Sebastian, Spain

  • Average High Temperature: 18°C | Average Low Temperature: 12°C

Enjoy your summer on a beachfront! San Sebastian in Spain offers you a relaxing vacation on the beautiful European bay. Relax on the beaches or visit and explore a number of museums and breathtaking architecture. In May, you will witness a bloom of wildflowers and lush greenery and make a great time to hike and have a wonderful view!

Also read – 15 Best Reasons To Visit Spain

2. Dublin, Ireland

  • Average High Temperature: 15°C | Average Low Temperature: 6°C

Dublin is quite popular with tourists in summer. It gives you plenty of scope for fun activities around the city such as food and music festivals by the end of the month. The city is deeply rooted in their incredible history, heritage culture and Irish whiskey! You can have day trips and excursions to the mountains or cliff sides or visit one of the most beautiful parks of Europe – Phoenix Park. There’s something for everyone in this precious capital city of Ireland.

Dublin Ireland
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3. Stavanger, Norway

  • Average High Temperature: 15°C | Average Low Temperature: 7°C

Stavanger is not a very famous holiday destination but is slowly gaining popularity among travel enthusiasts. It is known for its panoramic landscapes and verdant greenery. This place gives you a little adventure and is perfect for those who want to have fun and thrill on their itinerary. The city has plenty of flora and fauna and is popular with trekkers. The climate is pleasant and is an offbeat destination that should be on your holiday list!

Also read – 10 Best Beaches To Visit In Norway

4. Porto, Portugal

  • Average High Temperature: 20°C | Average Low Temperature: 12°C

Porto in Portugal is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Europe. It has cobbled-stone streets, charming houses, romance in the air and contemporary vibes. Explore the historic buildings with old-European charm, unique café culture, fine wines and amazing art. Go to the Bolhao market and have some amazing souvenirs.

places to visit in Europe in May, Porto Portugal
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5. Athens, Greece

  • Average High Temperature: 25°C | Average Low Temperature: 16°C

Athens is a great destination as it is one of the greatest civilisations in the world and has its own glory and charm. This place is all about neoclassical buildings, fantastic galleries, magnificent museums and cosy cafes. It also offers affordable accommodations which are closer to the city. May is also a great month for shopping without getting exhausted by weather or crowds.

Also read – 10 Best Things to Do at Night in Athens, Greece!

 

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Events / Festivals in Europe in May

  1. Labour Day – It is also known as International Workers’ Day or May Day. On this day, the whole of Europe except the U.K. and the Netherlands enjoy a holiday. Celebration styles depend on the country you have visited. At some places, people barbecue food together and eat, whereas at some places you might find free concerts. You can also visit fairs at some places.
  2. Athens Jazz Festival (Athens, Greece) – Athens Jazz Festival is one of the best jazz festivals in all of Europe. The event takes place for five days in late May. The festival features European and international artists to perform. The entrance to this event is free of cost.
  3. Cannes Film Festival (France) – One of the most charming and glamorous of all film festivals around the world is Cannes Film Festival. Here, thousands of filmmakers including big-name celebrities come to promote their creations. People also visit to catch previews of new films of all genres.
  4. Constitution Day (Oslo, Norway) – The Constitution Day celebrates Norway’s independence from Denmark. You can witness parades, traditional costumes, folk music, and much more.

Also read – 10 Cities in Europe for the Best Nightlife Experience

Events / Festivals in Europe in May
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Europe in May is surely a wonderful time to travel and celebrate the arrival of sunny months ahead. Pick up your bags and get ready to have a brilliant trip to Europe. Check out Pickyourtrail for the best Europe travel packages and get ready for your dream vacation to come true. You can customise your Europe itinerary as well and explore this fantastic wonderland at your pace. See you soon!

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