Summer (June to August) is the ideal time to experience the European sunshine, beaches, buzz, and nightlife. Here you will see many tourists from around the world, joining you on your adventures. It is the busiest ‘peak’ time for travel in Europe.
April through to mid-June and September through to October, are the months we call ‘shoulder season’. It’s less busy season than summer, and as the weather is more inviting for sightseeing, you can enjoy shorter queues while still soaking up the sun as the longer days remain.
The cooler months, November through to March, are what we consider as ‘off season’. These months are much quieter with tourists, and if you don’t mind the cold, they are the perfect time to explore with more locals around. Europe is also known for its abundance of Christmas markets, so be sure to rug up as you wander through.