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1. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Hi,
I'm planning to travel Europe in September. Is it a bad timing or is it OK? Is vacation season over then? How cold is it? Anything I need to know?

TIA
Z

2. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

September is probably a good time to come to Europe. All the kids are back at school so everywhere is quieter than what it would be in August. Weather wise it's still pretty good. October is when it starts go get cold.

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Yep, I think September is the best time to see most European countries. It's still very warm in most of southern Europe, and further north the weather is still sunny with lovely crisp mornings. As DAve said, the hoards of tourists have pretty much done their thing by that time and it's somewhat quieter, but not very. I interrailed around Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland and Austria during the months of Sept and Oct...and the weather was actually very hot at times. I've also been in Europe during the peak months of June and July, and I would prefer Sept much more.

Hope that helps,

E;)

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I agree with Dave and Eve (there I go again!!).

I went to Paris in September, and it couldn't have been any better. The weather was pleasant day and night, and people were just getting back from their extended holidays (read "well rested"). Everything was open, yet except for the Eiffel Tower and bits of the Louvre I didn't find places to be uncomfortably crowded (which is a big turn off for me).

I also swam in the south of Spain at the end of October, which was a tad cool but do-able.

I have to say, early fall is the best posisble time to travel, for me. A large part of that has to do with beautiful weather and just about no tourists with kids to be found. I always try to book my vacation in September.

5. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Guys, thanks for all your replies! You have all made me sure that September is a good time to see Europe. I hope everything goes well and I'll be going in 5 months *fingers crossed!*

Z

6. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

Everything was open, yet except for the Eiffel Tower and bits of the Louvre I didn't find places to be uncomfortably crowded (which is a big turn off for me).

Eiffel is closed in September? :(

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

No, no - the Eiffel Tower was crowded in September. Everything I wanted to see was open. The Louvre shuts various exhibits on different days, but that's throughout the year. If there's somehting you really want to see, just check beforehand.

8. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

if you are for longer follow the warm weather travelling from north to south

9. Posted by silvaninja (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Apa khabar?
Europen forests are beautiful in autumn and there are lots of festivals around that time.[celebrating the harvest]
I don't know how long your trip is but you may consider heading north to end your trip in scandanavia and see the northern lights [and some real snow].

saya belajar bahasa Indonesia di Sekolah Puri di Yogyakarta.
but it was a long time ago,I forgot most of it now

Enjoy your trip.

10. Posted by elise.s (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

All the sights I have been looking up on like the Lonely Planet etc say that august is way too hot and crowded, and september is the best time because it's a bit cooler and the crowds tend to die down. So instead of waiting in line for 3 hours to get into a museum...now your m=waiting 30 mins or not at all!

elise