Best Time of Summer to Visit These European Cities

If you’ve always wanted to take a trip to Europe, summer is the best time to go. With warm temperatures, plenty of sunshine, and lots of things to do outside, you’re sure to have a blast. However, because of these ideal conditions, summertime also happens to be the most popular time to visit and can mean higher prices.

The Best Time of Summer to Visit These Popular European Cities

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Below we filter down the best summer month to visit each popular city.


Best Month: August

While other European capitals shut down in August, Berlin keeps summer interesting with plenty of festivals, monuments, museums, shops, markets, delicious local restaurants, and more. No matter what you’re looking to explore, you can find it in Berlin in August.


Best Month: July

With temperatures in the 70s and long summer days, you’ll have the perfect weather for strolling around the quaint streets of this capital city. And if sunbathing is more your style, July is a great time to head to the man-made beach along the Seine to soak up the sunshine.


Best Month: August

Hotel and flight prices are cheapest in August, however, they’re only 3% higher in June and July, so there’s really not a bad time to visit the Spanish city. Whenever you go, you’ll enjoy the creative local culture, the beautiful architecture, the delicious wine and food scene, and much more.


Best Month: July

Most tourists head this Swedish city in June, so it’s best to wait until July for fewer crowds and more affordability. The city has tons of quaint cafes and is great for solo travelers who love getting lost in a good book, strolling through beautiful gardens, or relaxing on the beach.


Best Month: June

This Scottish capital is known for its variety of festivals during August, but that means travelers from all over the world flock to the city during that time. By booking a flight in June, you’ll enjoy lower airfare and fewer crowds while still having plenty to do.


Best Month: June

For beautiful weather and fewer summer tourists, book your trip to Rome in early or mid June. You’ll be able to enjoy all of the historical sites (the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, etc.) without the crowds as well as sit back and relax with a glass of wine and some delicious Italian food.


Best Month: August

If you’re going to Ireland, a trip to Dublin is a must. From the Guinness headquarters to cultural festivals, to friendly locals, the capital city is hard not to love. Head there in August during the fall and you’ll enjoy mild temperatures as you discover the city’s architecture, cuisine, and more.


Best Month: August

If you’re a fan of the heat, the summer temperatures in Spain’s capital peak during August. This is also the time you’ll find hotels and airfare to be 20% cheaper. And because of the heat, there will be fewer crowds at the museums, markets, temples, parks, plazas, and other popular sites.


Best Month: July

Amsterdam is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Take a stroll through the canals, dance the night away, or make it a shopping day at the Nine Streets district. And for a taste of the lifestyle, head to one of the area’s many museums or get tickets to a world-renowned orchestra show.

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