When to Go

High Season (May–Sep)

  • Expect sunny skies in June and July, but prepare for rain.
  • Museums, national parks and other attractions are open for business.
  • You'll find big crowds, especially over holidays and at weekends.

Shoulder (Mar, Apr & Oct)

  • Some attractions may be closed or have shorter hours.
  • April and October are cool, but there'll be some sunny days.
  • Easter weekend can be very crowded; book in advance.

Low Season (Nov–Feb)

  • Snow in the mountains brings skiers to the southern resorts.
  • The week between Christmas and New Year can be crowded.
  • Museums and castles in smaller towns may be closed.