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Questions tagged [seasonal]

Aspects of travel that only apply during certain periods of the year.

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Will I be able to order meat in Crete restaurants on Good Friday?

In 2011 I was in Yorkshire during Easter, and on Good Friday the only food I could get in restaurants and pubs was fish and veggies, no meat, because of the fasting prescribed by religion. Next week ...
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Why would a hotel room shoot up in price at the start of the year?

The Varsity Hotel (Cambridge UK) has pretty standard rates for the next 3 months (£275 apart from Saturday night and the odd day when some event must be happening), but searching ahead into the new ...
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How to reach Old Faithful (Yellowstone) from Jackson Hole in December?

We are reaching Jackson Hole via its airport and after some days in Jackon, we would like to move to Old Faithful (Yellowstone). I have two questions in this regard: I have read that in December, Old ...
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The Choquequirao route during the rainy season

What are the risks of doing the Cachora to Choquerquirao to Machu Picchu hiking path during December? I understand that January and February are the worst concerning rains. My questions is whether ...
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Keukenhof Garden in March - Too early? [duplicate]

Next year the Keukenhof will be open from 21 March until 19 May 2019. We will be in Amsterdam 27-29 March 2019. How different will the early bloom be from the peak bloom in April? Their website says ...
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When is it Lobster Season in the Caribbean?

Just finished reading an entire guidebook on the Caribbean and whenever it mentions that a restaurant serves lobster, they put in parenthesis when in season yet nowhere does it say when that is. When ...
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Tree pollen counts in Tenerife

I have seasonal allergies that are so bad that I’m thinking about escaping them for a bit in late April. I was wondering about tree pollen counts in Tenerife, in particular, birch tree pollen. I’ve ...
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Almeria Spain beach season

We sometimes go for a beach holiday in the province of Almeria Spain and we always have a good time. However, we have only previously been in August or September. We are considering going in March ...
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When is the best time for fall foliage along the Hudson River?

I want to take a Metro North train north along the Hudson River from New York City, about 1-2 hours travel, maybe Peekskill. When would be the best time this year?
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When is there a high chance of seeing the aurora from Sweden?

In what time of the year is there a high chance of having a visible aurora borealis in Sweden? Are there significant differences between areas in Sweden regarding visibility of the aurora? Obviously ...
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Is there a way to find out how crowded a place can be during certain period?

This might be a very dumb question, but I love to visit places which are not very crowded. For example, I am looking for some place, preferably on the sea, to visit in the first part of September (in ...
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Where to find cherry blossom dates for Stockholm

It's the beginning of April, and the cherry trees will soon bloom in Stickholm, one of the most famous locations for this event being the King's Garden (Körsbärsblom i Kungsträdgården). I live abroad ...
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Will the tulips in Holland still be in season in early June?

I do understand that the Dutch tulip fields are in full bloom to be beheld in all their glory from April to early May, but will there be any stunning Tulip fields to see in early June? I know it's ...
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What time of the year is the weather warm enough for camping in Yellowstone National Park?

I want to visit Yellowstone National Park. I want to go for camping and am planning to stay there for a week. When is the weather warm enough to camp (say above 0 degrees Celsius/ 30 Fahrenheit at ...
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Iceland in late Autumn

We're currently planning our honeymoon and visiting Iceland was always one of our dream destinations. We want to take the trip in September and/or October, however for most of the "best places to ...
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How can I choose my time of visit to avoid the crowds at the Paris Catacombs?

This includes time of day, day of the week, month of the year, season, anything useful. I went here once around noon on a weekday recently and it was a 90 minute line, which is crazy-- no other ...
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Does Mykonos have nightlife in September?

I'm planning to go to Mykonos (Greece) in September, I've read that it is "post-season", are there still any parties or it is often empty/more familiar on those days?
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Are there organized surfing day trips from Bordeaux?

I am eyeing a weekend trip to Bordeaux as flights are cheap and was thinking to go surfing for a day while there, given that some surfing spots are relatively close. I found that I could take the ...
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How busy is the Roman Colosseum throughout the year?

I just spent a week in Italy, and found that the tourist crowds are more annoying than I had anticipated. I found I was simply unable to enjoy myself due to the crowds, so I ended up skipping some of ...
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How to Pack for 4 Week Trek? [closed]

I apologize if this is too broad, but I am packing for a 4 week trip through South America. We will be trekking in Torres del Paine for 8-10 days and from Cusco to Macchu Picchu over 5 days. In ...
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Is it more expensive to buy airplane tickets around Christmas?

Do airlines charge you more if you book a trip around Christmas for a trip that is happening in, say, august? I am currently looking for tickets and the price seems to have gone up quite a bit in the ...
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Is it at all possible to visit Old Faithful (Yellowstone) in November?

All the information I can find says that roads are closed during November to prepare them for the winter. However, is it still possible to take buses or guided tours? Are there other parts that are ...
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When are azaleas blooming in Sendai?

Sendai (North Japan) has a temple which is said to be splendid when azaleas are in full bloom. What is the good season to see this? If not full bloom, at least from what month to what month are they ...
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Is the amount of water going over Niagara Falls very different in September compared to summer?

I am in Maple Shade, New Jersey and would like to visit Niagara Falls, NY (US side) by this month, after which it will get very cold and I would wait till the summer next year. Will the fall have ...
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Avoiding crowded times in southern Utah national parks and monuments

Frequent advice to avoid crowds when visiting national parks in the USA is to travel outside summer (example: (1), (2)). However, some parks have more visitors in May than in July or August. For ...
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Will all accommodation be full (or at inflated prices) if arriving in Vietnam right in the middle of Tết?

I arrived overland in Cambodia from Laos on the 19th of January and the Immigration guy put 19th of February on my visa (a bonus extra day!) so that's the day I'll cross the land border from Cambodia ...
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How predictable is the weather in Kuala Lumpur in the rainy season?

When I hitchhiked through KL last year it didn't rain at all so I didn't need to take precautions. I think it was July/August. Now at the end of November there's a big downpour every day and rain is ...
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How bad is Puerto Rico for hurricanes in June?

I'd like to travel to Puerto Rico next June and I heard that around July is the hurricane season. I already found some pages on the Internet, but cannot decide if these are trustworthy. I found ...
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When is a good time to visit Fethiye (Turkey) to see spring flowers and have good weather?

We wish to: Have a relaxing holiday Not to have to take our waterproofs out with us See the spring flowers Sit outside to eat We went at the end of September a few years ago and had 1 good week of ...
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Is it necessary to book a hotel in advance in Baguio, Philippines during May/June?

I am about to make my first trip to Philippines. As it is the low season in most areas, my plan is to travel around the country without a fixed schedule, searching for accommodation on the spot. I'll ...
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When is Spring in the USA?

I am from Australia and want to visit the United States of America in the spring season. I am unsure of when the American Spring is.
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What clothes are necessary to visit Iceland in July?

I'm planning a three weeks trip to Iceland in July and I'm concerned about what kind of clothes I need to bring with me. I don't have a rigid schedule, so this may vary, but right now I'm thinking ...
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What is this Season's Greetings sign for in March in India?

While being driven from Dehli to Agra on March 17, 2014, I saw a number of seasons greetings signs, as shown in the following picture: What holiday is this for? Holi?
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What are the “driest” places in Ecuador around March

Due to horrible planning I ended up in Ecuador during the rainy season (or the time of year where you get a LOT of rain every day). I was wondering, if you knew of any places (besides the coast or ...
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Best time to see cherry blossoms in Japan?

Where are the cherry trees blooming in Japan? My problem is that I cannot find out when the cherry trees are blooming in Japan. I have searched the internet and cannot find when the cherry trees are ...
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How are the weather and vegetation in Kyoto in November-December?

I am deciding if I will travel to Kyoto in late November, early December. How cold is the weather? Is there still a chance to appreciate the fall's splendid colors or will trees have lost all their ...
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Is Stockholm's amusement park “Gröna Lund” open during the Christmas season?

I've read some quotes about the Gröna Lund being open in December (at least there is supposed to be a Christmas market there) but the official website is strangely silent. Does anyone know if the ...
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Nepal: How bad is the rainy season?

I'm considering a trip to Nepal next week, which will mean I would arrive in early July which I've found out is the rainy season. I would be planning to stay for about 2 months, hopefully having ...
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How to avoid the the multitudes during Obon week in Japan?

We're currently planning a trip to Japan. As we realize just now, it will cover the Obon week completely. To avoid getting stuck in the multitudes we try to shift our activities cleverly. What is the ...
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Seeing polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba in spring?

Churchill, Manitoba is the "Polar Bear Capital of the World", being built in the middle of a polar bear migration route. Everything I've read tells me the best time to see the bears there is in ...
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Preventing sea sickness?

I come from a land locked place (in Canada) where there are no oceans around and just lakes. Whenever I go on a boat in a lake in Canada, I never get seasick and I feel fine. Sometimes when I come to ...
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Website to identify low season for hotels

I use online booking websites (Agoda, Booking.com, ...) to check hotels prices; But they are good when you know the time of travel. I want to plan my vacation and it can be any time. So, I started to ...
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Flights to Greenland - seasonal ex-North America?

I'm looking to go from Canada/US to visit Greenland & Iceland (very tentative plans), but am having trouble finding flights. It seems that there's generally flights from Copenhagen, but I'd ...
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Are there any traditional German Christmas markets in the Lake District, UK?

As per the title. I'm thinking German style wooden huts etc.
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Haunted Houses in New York City

My friend is coming into town this weekend and I was hoping to take her to a "haunted house" (of the scary attraction kind rather than the supernatural kind) here in New York City. When we lived in ...
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What are the opening dates for ski areas at Nagano?

Are there fixed dates for the openings of ski resorts at Nagano or does that depend on the snow fall?
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Fall events in Madrid

I'm trying to decided when to visit Madrid during the fall. I'd rather time this visit to correspond with interesting events. I'm more interested in larger public city wide style events rather than ...
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Are flights actually cheaper *to book* during the week?

Last week I was eyeing up flights to Vegas from Vancouver. I had vaguely chosen the flight that I wanted. On Saturday I found that the flights I wanted weren't there, and in general, it was more ...
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Is it normal that I can't find any available hostels in Cannes in August?

Are there any beds available in hostels in Cannes on 6th August? I've used several hostel engines, and they only list hotel rooms... it seems that everything is already reserved. Is it because of the ...
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First week of August in Scotland : What kind of clothes to pack?

In a couple of weeks I will be going to Edinburgh, Scotland. I've been told that the weather is very unpredictable throughout the year. Can you suggest what I should pack as regards clothes?