Europe, it’s the continent on everyone’s list. But when is best to travel through its incredible countries – summer, autumn, winter or spring?
Sunseekers head to Europe en masse in the summer months of June, July and August. What's not to love about the sunny coastal charm of Dubrovnik, the light drenched squares of Barcelona, and the greenery of Stockholm's city spaces? Outdoor dining is a pleasure with prime people watching seats affording entertainment and color.
At the other end of the scale, winter in Europe can be equally magical. Cities turn into winter wonderlands as snow covers the buildings, streets and trees, lakes freeze over, and cozy restaurants serve warming food. Sip mulled wine in Austria, discover the beauty of the snow-covered Plitvice Lakes National Park and stroll Ljubljana’s charming streets, just make sure you pack your beanies, gloves, scarves and jackets in your suitcase!
Our favorite? The “in between” seasons of autumn and spring. Perfect for those who don’t like to be hot or cold, the weather is mild, the crowds are noticeably thinner, but the sightseeing is just as impressive. These seasons also bring with them their own unique flair – with the stunning burnt orange, red and yellow colors that takeover the trees and landscapes throughout autumn and the sign of re-birth after a cold winter that comes with spring in the form of stunning new growth of flowers and more.
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