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The answer is going to depend on the country. There is no worldwide answer. National meteorological institutes often have maps of snow frequency. Not that you want snowcover, which may be harder to find than snowfall. Some places get lots of snowfall that melts within days, whereas others might get only little snowfall, but are so cold that any snow ...


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Renting Winter-Equipped Cars in Italy I think it is actually possible to rent a car, equipped for winter road travel, in Italy. Indeed, Hertz agrees with me: To help you enjoy safer, more reliable and more comfortable journeys, we offer a range of winter driving accessories: Winter tyres - for significantly improved handling and stopping ...


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In Austria (and in Germany!), it's actually not mandatory to have winter tires or any form of special equipment if the road is in good conditions. The rule only kicks in in “winter conditions” (“winterliche Fahrbahnverhältnisse”), i.e. if there is actually snow or ice on the pavement. Except if you are driving in the middle of the night on a day with heavy ...


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Are you sure that the Italian car rental agency does not offer cars with winter tires? I really doubt that, because also in Italy it gets very cold in the winter and there will be snow on the roads. Maybe the cars have all year tires? Have you already talked to the car rental agency? Considering the vignette: In Switzerland you pay 40 Swiss francs for 1 ...


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In an answer to a previous question about weather, there was a reference to this website called Weather Spark that turned out very great for historical values. There is no relevant graph beside maybe the probability of precipitation (but it does not say how thick the snow will be) and the snow depth (but there does not seem to be any data). Graphs are ...


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I realized there is already an accepted answer but I figure I would add my 2 cents. Having lived in Chicago for 6 years and enjoyed the winters. For regular walking about when it is >0F, especially if you plan on going indoors at all, ex. shopping then I usually wear wool socks, non-insulated boots, jeans, t-shirt, heavy cloth button down shirt or sweater, a ...


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It should definitely be enough but you should take the warm jacket with you just in case. But you can judge yourself. Temperature Averages in Paris in November are about 7°C (41°F) and it can be quite rainy (15 rainfall days in december as seen on holiday-weather.com). A rainjacket is advised, but depends on your personal preference. If you don't mind ...


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Can you check with rental companies if they offer Snow Chains as an option? If not, you may buy them yourself (prices start from 50-60 euros). According to austria.info "Mandatory Winter Equipment" , you should be ok since winter tires or tire chains are required only if winter conditions arise. You can mount them at occurrence. Be aware that a "vignette" ...


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Flagstaff is no longer a small town. The metro area has an estimated population of over 135,000. I suggest looking at the Grand Canyon web site and making a reservation for lodging, either in the park or outside. This includes camping. As far as activities, you may a get a beautiful clear winter day. And you may not. You are probably aware that all tourist ...


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I agree with all the other answers. Bottom line: the best way to tour an entire country is by Road. Depending on the type of journey you are planning there are various combinations of means of transportation you could use. For example, if you plan to stay for a long period in a region, say Normandy, and then think of moving all the way across the country to ...



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