Travel to Europe

  • About Europe
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  • When to visit Europe

    In general, the climate in Europe is temperate - there’s no need to worry about hurricanes or other weather extremes ruining your vacation. Of course, there are differences depending on what part of Europe are you going to visit. Late spring and early fall – the so-called “shoulder seasons” - usually offer the best weather, you can also avoid the main tourist season and save a lot of money.

    Europe in summer

    Summer’s advantage is long days (longer than in the USA) and generally pleasant weather, as long as you can stand temperatures around 30°C (around 85° F). Of course, Scandinavia and Russia will have milder temperatures in summer, as will the mountains. Southern countries can be much hotter than this - ideal if you plan on spending your day on the beach, but not so good if you’d like to explore the cities.


    Europe in winter

    Winter usually brings temperatures below freezing in most of Europe. Not even the Mediterranean countries boast temperatures over 15°C (60°F). If visiting Eastern Europe (Russia in particular) or Scandinavian countries in winter, be prepared for constant temperatures well below freezing, especially in January. However, if you’re looking for a skiing holiday in the Alps or would like to visit the magical Christmas markets, winter is definitely the best season to visit Europe.


    Average temperatures

    Use the maps below to find out about the average summer and winter temperatures across Europe. To see the exact values, move your cursor to the desired location.

    Summer average high

    Winter average high

    If you’d like to check monthly temperatures by country, visit the official European tourist website.

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