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Discover the Best Time to Explore Europe: A Seasonal Guide!

By Ketika Shah on Apr 4, 2023
Themes:  Interesting Facts  | Category: Best Time To Visit | Country:  Europe

There is no doubt that Europe is a dream destination for all travel seekers, with its rich history, local cuisine, romantic alleyways, and UNESCO sites. Whether you are looking to savor Italian cuisine in Rome, explore the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or unwind on the beaches of Ibiza, Europe Tourism has so much to offer.

But at the back of your mind – are you wondering the best time to visit Europe? Should you visit Europe in winter, to ski and watch Christmas lights up the cities in Europe, or visit in summer when the days are sunny and lush green? Though Europe is not a big continent, it has a very diverse terrain. Due to this, the climate of Europe varies as per the region from the arctic Norwegian fjords to the sunny Mediterranean isles.

In this blog – read through the highlights of both seasons to travel to Europe. This article will help you decide which season is best and include the same in your Europe tour packages for your next European adventure.

Summer in Europe

Summer In Europe

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When the air feels warmer and the day starts to lengthen, Europe in summer begins to wake up. Colorful umbrellas pop up on the beach, sidewalk cafes come to life, festive nights of June and July, amusement parks, daylights last longer, and iconic landmarks are brimming with tourists, are just a few reasons to visit Europe in summer.

From the chic Scandi cities in the north to the buzzing capitals of Europe and romantic Greek Islands, where you wish to go summer season in Europe is a wonderful time to explore with glorious sunny days.

Places to Visit in Europe in the summer

  • Rome – Italy
  • Santorini – Greece
  • Zurich – Switzerland
  • Prague – Czech Republic
  • Copenhagen – Denmark
  • Barcelona – Spain
  • London – UK
  • Reykjavik – Iceland
  • Amsterdam –Netherlands
  • Istanbul – Turkey

Things to do in Europe in the summer

  • Canal Cruise in Amsterdam
  • Gondola Ride in Venice
  • Island hopping in Greece
  • Unwind at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.
  • Roam around the Old Town Square in Prague
  • Visit the Acropolis in Athens
  • Participate in the San Fermin parade in Spain.
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia
  • Hiking on the Swiss Alps
  • Attend a festival like Oktoberfest in Germany, Edinburgh festival in Scotland, or La Tomatina in Spain.

Tips for Visiting Europe in the summer

  • Expect huge crowds in the summer season in Europe – so it is best to book tickets beforehand and plan your itinerary accordingly.
  • You can pack light while traveling to Europe in summer. Carry sunscreen, breathable, light clothes, sunglasses, hats, etc.
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Not all rooms have air conditioning. So if you need to plan your stay accordingly.

Plan your budget, as summer is the peak tourist season in Europe, and prices for stay, transportation, activities, etc., will be sky-high.

Also Read : 6 Reasons To Visit Europe In summer For Fabulous Euro Trip!

Winter in Europe

Winter In Europe

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Traveling to Europe in winter is a magical and unique experience. With festive decorations, snowy landscapes, cozy cafes, Christmas markets, skiing, and northern lights, winter months in Europe can’t get better. The winter season typically last from December to February. Europe in December experiences more snowfall and colder temperatures. With holiday festivities and Christmas markets throughout the continent, traveling to Europe in winter has its magical charm.

Places to Visit in Europe in winter

  • Zermatt – Switzerland
  • Tromso – Norway
  • Nuremberg – Germany
  • Rovaniemi – Finland
  • Dublin – Ireland
  • Salzburg – Austria
  • London – UK
  • Strasbourg – France
  • Golden Circle – Iceland
  • Dolomites – Italy

Things to do in Europe in winter

  • Admire northern lights in Iceland and Norway
  • Ice-skating
  • Visiting Christmas markets
  • Take a dip in hot springs
  • Snowboarding and skiing
  • Try famous European foods such as Swiss cheese fondue, hot chocolate, Italian pizzas, French croissants, etc.
  • Husky sledding in Finland
  • Stay at an Ice hotel
  • Participate in local festivities
  • Attend a musical concert in Vienna

Tips for Visiting Europe in winter

  • The primary Europe travel tip is to pack warm clothes, thermal wear, boots, or other footwear with good traction.
  • Enjoy the winter season in Europe with all the popular winter activities like snowboarding, ice skating, skiing, etc.
  • Try winter European cuisines like hot chocolates, soups, stews, mulled wine, etc.
  • Winter is off-season – thus, cross-check whether the attractions are open or not before you visit.
  • Take the advantage of daylight hours.

Read More : 7 Festivals That Celebrate Life in Europe!


The best time to visit this beautiful continent hugely depends on you. What you wish to explore, the activities you wish to do, budget, time, etc. Like if you wish for outdoor activities, longer days, and warmer weather, then summer is apt for you. But if you are keen on winter sports, festivals, Christmas markets, snow, and chilly weather, then you can definitely visit in winter.

No matter which season you pick, Europe is a treasure trove of natural beauty, culture, history, and traditions that will enchant you. Flamingo Transworld has ample Europe tour options for you to choose from.

FAQs Regarding Europe Tour

Which month is best to visit Europe?

The best month depends on what you wish to experience, most Indian prefer visiting Europe in the summers, whereas there are tourists who would love to experience winters in Europe.

What is the price of a Europe tour?

The cost of a Europe tour may vary on many factors such as the hotel stay, the number of days and cities visited, mode of transportation, activities, etc. On average the cost is around INR two to three lakhs per person.

What is the best country to visit in Europe?

There is not just one best country in Europe. Europe is a collection of 45 countries. Some popular ones are London, Switzerland, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, etc.

Which cities to visit in Europe during winter?

Some of the top winter travel destinations in Europe; are Amsterdam, Paris, London, Prague, Vienna, etc.

What is the cheapest month to go to Europe?

The cheapest time to travel to Europe is from November to March –excluding New Year’s and Christmas holidays.

About Author

Ketika Shah
Ketika Shah

I Mrs. Ketika Shah (Sales Manager, Flamingo Transworld) Joined Flamingo Transworld in 2002 and started the outbound tour department. I got a chance to explore many countries, took international tours, deal with many people, and understood customers’ psychology. I graduated with B.sc and entered in Aviation and Tourism Industry with the certified course of IATA. I believe in selling quality tours to our customers as our employees are our biggest strengths.

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