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Europe is on the bucket list of almost every Indian traveler. Thanks to Europe’s vibrant culture, splendid weather and wonderful people, it allures everyone from those looking to escape the routine to those who wish to explore the world. Popular attractions like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome and the beautiful gondola ride in Venice draw in tourists from all over the world. With Europe being such a major part of global popular culture, the number of visitors to this marvelous continent is on the rise. This often makes people wonder what the best time to visit Europe might be. (CHECK OUT These are the 10 best places to visit in Europe according to Lonely Planet)
Europe has a diverse geographical terrain ranging from mountains to grasslands and modern cities to sleepy villages. The climate across Europe ranges from sunny and warm in Greece to cold and misty in Norway. Popular countries like Italy, France, Spain are a delight for tourists as they enjoy sunny weather almost throughout the year. On the other hand, some places like Sweden, Denmark, and The Netherlands go through a rough and cold winter with heavy snowfall making it a bad time for tourism.
What is the best time to visit Europe
While Europe really is an all year round destination, the best time to visit Europe depends upon where you are going and what you want to do. Summer season is a great time to visit Europe for sight-seeing. However, this is also the peak tourist season which means that most attractions are crowded and expensive. Hotel rates are also quite high during this time. July and August are the busiest tourist months in Europe. You can avoid the crowds if you visit the Eastern European destinations like Czech Republic and Hungary which have their own charm.
Autumn is perhaps the best time to visit Europe’s popular attractions like Italy, France and Germany. During the months of October-November, the crowds are fewer, rates are cheaper and the weather is still not extremely cold. It is the ideal time for romantic getaways, pleasant walks, and even bar-hopping.
For cheap deals, the winter months of January and February are a good time to visit several areas of Europe. Be advised though that this period draws in the Christmas vacation visitors as well as the skiing enthusiasts. However, if you like snow, Christmas, and places sans the crazy tourist crowd, winter is a delightful time for you to visit Europe. DON’T MISS Your ultimate 10-day Eastern Europe itinerary: Explore the wonders of Prague, Budapest, Vienna and more
No matter what time of the year you visit Europe at, it will have something exciting for you. Just look up the weather for the country you wish to visit and plan your travel accordingly. In general, September-November seems to be the best time to visit Europe.
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