If there is one thing that is impossible, it is succinctly describing the best time to travel to the United Kingdom. This is because in addition to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland also has many overseas territories scattered around the globe. There is a temperate maritime climate in the European part of the UK, but also tropical climates in places like Anguilla, Montserrat and the Cayman Islands. South Georgia and the Southern Sandwich Islands have the much cooler tundra climate. Nevertheless, we will try to give a best travel time indication per region.
Spain is the most popular flight destination among the Dutch. It is mainly the mild climate that makes people go to Spain on holiday in large numbers. Over the years, people have discovered that Spain has more to offer than sun, sea and sand. The Spanish costas are still very important for tourism, but in the field of city trips, cultural trips and active holidays Spain is doing very well too. More and more people are discovering Spain as a winter sports destination. The best time to travel to Spain depends on the type of holiday and where you want to go in Spain. The weather differs per region.
The best time to travel to Sweden is from June to August. It is then summer in Sweden, which is the warmest and sunniest period for this Scandinavian country. It is by far the most pleasant time to have a holiday in Sweden, despite the fact that there is on average slightly more precipitation in the summer months than in the other seasons. This is mainly because the times when it rains there is more precipitation in a relatively shorter period of time.
The Kingdom of Norway is the most western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Characteristic for Norway is the enormous coastline. Because of the many fjords and coves this coastline counts more than 25 thousand kilometres. If you include the coasts of all the islands, you would even end up with about 100,000 kilometres. The landscape of Northern Norway consists of highlands mixed with mountainous areas and lowlands in the east and southeast. The western side of Norway is wet due to the rainfall from the Atlantic Ocean. As a result, the western parts of the country have a temperate maritime climate, which locally changes into a cool maritime climate at higher altitudes. In the south-east, the temperate continental climate is common. Locally, this is also called the Baltic climate. Norway's interior has a cool continental climate, also referred to as a subarctic climate. At higher altitudes, a tundra climate is predominant. The north of Norway consists mainly of tundra.
The Republic of Austria is a country located in Central Europe. Austria is situated in the Alps, which means that a large part of the country is mountainous. Approximately two thirds of Austria lies at more than five hundred metres above sea level. Because of its location, the large bodies of water have little influence on the weather in Austria. Therefore, Austria has a temperate continental climate with a high mountain climate at the higher altitudes. Typical for the weather in Austria is the capriciousness you can have to deal with. This can cause big differences in temperature and weather within a relatively short period of time. In addition, the weather, especially locally, is sometimes difficult to predict. The mountains can play an unexpected role, causing the final weather to be quite different from what the meteorologists predicted. Especially in the Alps, the risk of sudden changes of weather is to be expected throughout the year.