When to Go

High Season (Jun–Aug)

  • Hot, sunny days and packed beaches.
  • Peak rates in coastal areas; inland cities may have discounts in August.
  • High season also during ski season (December to late March), Christmas, New Year and Easter.

Shoulder (Apr–May & Sep–Oct)

  • Sunny spring days in April and May; September is still hot enough for the beach.
  • Crowds and high prices in many cities; more space and lower prices on the coast.

Low Season (Nov–Mar)

  • The coldest and wettest time of the year with snow in mountainous areas.
  • Prices are at their lowest.
  • Many coastal resorts shut up for the winter.