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Is there a way to find out how crowded a place can be during certain period?

Google has a tool for this. it you search for a specific place, it will show you data Google has on how busy that place is on certain days and at certain times as a bar graph. Here is an example of ...
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How busy is the Roman Colosseum throughout the year?

Rome is always full of tourists. The best time (IMO) to visit is September, just after the most popular summer vacation time for most people Your best bet will also be October and November to mid-...
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How busy is the Roman Colosseum throughout the year?

Here is a presentation regarding tourism in Italy. It's for 2011 and doesn't show the Colosseum specifically, but does have breakdowns per month for paid and free museum entry. For paid entry, ...
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How busy is the Roman Colosseum throughout the year?

The Italian Statistics bureau publishes the number of annual visitors per sight as well as the number of visitors per month divided by region (as used in the answer by @Berwyn). This means the monthly ...
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How to reach Old Faithful (Yellowstone) from Jackson Hole in December?

Most roads within Yellowstone National Park are not plowed over the winter. From the National Park Service: Every year in early November, most park roads close to regular traffic as we prepare for ...
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How can I choose my time of visit to avoid the crowds at the Paris Catacombs?

It is normal to see long crowds there (even Google Street View shows the queue), but google suggests it is less busy Wednesday to Friday, either around opening time (ideally get there sometime before ...
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Iceland in late Autumn

Vast majority of the attractions should still be accessible in September and October, with possibly the exception of a few remote places in the center highlands. I don't think most of the attractions ...
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Will the tulips in Holland still be in season in early June?

I highly doubt there will be many left in June, but someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Near Amsterdam, the place to visit would be the Bollenstreek (Bulb region), with the Keukenhof being the ...
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Where to find cherry blossom dates for Stockholm

There is no forecast per se that I can find, although the cherry blossom day event will be on the 22nd of April this year at Kungsträdgården. Then some kind of celebration/event is done in conjunction ...
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Will I be able to order meat in Crete restaurants on Good Friday?

This is a really good question. The truth is that the week before the Orthodox Easter many meat serving restaurants in Greece are closed. I believe you will be able to find a limited amount of ...
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Iceland in late Autumn

While not as well known as the fall colors of New England, or the autumn colours of England, the leaves on Iceland do get pretty colours in September/October. I was there second half of September ...
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Does Mykonos have nightlife in September?

September is not exactly 'post-season'. It's surely not gonna be like July and August but there are gonna be some parties till mid September and the island is not gonna be empty. Here's a blog where ...
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How busy is the Roman Colosseum throughout the year?

I visited Rome a couple years ago for a month from late January to late February in order to avoid the number of tourists as in the summer months or Christian holidays or other ecclesiastical events ...
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Almeria Spain beach season

Easter ("Semana Santa", the Holy Week) is probably the second most important holiday season in Spain. Coastal cities are usually full of national and foreign tourists which enjoy both the cultural ...
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The Choquequirao route during the rainy season

You've likely found that there are an abundance of articles on treking Machu Pichu, when where what how. One site that gives both a good overview, along with very detailed weather information is Machu ...
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Keukenhof Garden in March - Too early?

When they open the park there will be enough flowers to make it worthwhile. But the opening week there might be more boxes with flowers between the planted flowers and fewer flowers in the ground. But ...
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When is the best time for fall foliage along the Hudson River?

Foliage is late this year in this region. Normally you would expect peak foliage in mid-October, but we're still seeing a lot of green here currently. Based on current levels, I would expect to see ...
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When is there a high chance of seeing the aurora from Sweden?

Geographically you want to be in the northernmost third of the country. The further north the better. Auroras in southern Sweden are few and far between. You also need to be away from any big cities ...
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Tree pollen counts in Tenerife

For Europe, a good general source of information is PollenInfo.org, hosted by the Medical University of Vienna. The maps and forecasts it provides are very high-level, however (e.g. continent-level ...
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Why would a hotel room shoot up in price at the start of the year?

Those can actually be the correct cheapest available rates for the new year... or Those prices are erroneous... Without contacting the hotel directly you won't know. Two possibly scenarios to ...
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Avoiding crowded times in southern Utah national parks and monuments

The reason spring and fall are so popular in these parks is that the temperatures in the summer can can be scorching. Some tips for avoiding crowds at any time: Most visitors never go much farther ...
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Are there organized surfing day trips from Bordeaux?

You have many options here. As you said, you could just go along the coast and ask any surfing school, I'm sure they'd offer you what you're looking for. Here are a few options if you want to ease ...
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How busy is the Roman Colosseum throughout the year?

My experience in mid march: we arrived in the morning (10 AM) and the weather was beautiful and warm. The queue was short and it took us some 15 minutes to get through the security. Then we went to ...
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Where to find cherry blossom dates for Stockholm

The official page does not contain much information about dates. But on the facebook page maintained by officials working with the park they post information continuously (in swedish). (Cherry trees ...
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When is there a high chance of seeing the aurora from Sweden?

I researched this a little bit last year when planning a trip to Norway during which I saw several auroras. In theory, the best is around the equinox but you should really go in the middle of the ...
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When is it Lobster Season in the Caribbean?

The season does differ by island, although a closed period from April/May to July/August is more common than any other. Some places have no closed season, some have a closed season which is in a ...
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Does Mykonos have nightlife in September?

The nightlife of Mykonos is intense from June to September! But if you rent a motorbike to Mykonos or some other means, do not drink and drive!
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