Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 शिकार brother PRINTER1800:681:7208 CONTACTbrother Tec*hh care
  2. 2 Trip Report Winter ... UK Finland Sweden. (Live...ish)
  3. 3 First time italy, 12 nights. What to do
  4. 4 London: Stunning New American Embassy
  5. 5 Getting to FCO from Rome
  6. 6 Drive from Paris to Mont St Michael
  7. 7 Order of Amalfi visit in October
  8. 8 Looking for Paris Rental Apt.
  9. 9 10 Days in May: Switzerland Itinerary Help
  10. 10 Italy: Hotels on the Amalfi Coast; Orvieto; Perugia; Florence; and Siena
  11. 11 Easter Week in Italy
  12. 12 Moscow Hotels
  13. 13 Rome Hotel
  14. 14 Four Nights in Nice--What should we do?
  15. 15 Getting around Lisbon
  16. 16 Lisbon stay - Olissippo Lapa Palace vs NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade
  17. 17 Greece -- Alternative to Athens
  18. 18 Overwhelmed with planning! Need help from Italy experts.
  19. 19 1st Birthday Party in Italy questions
  20. 20 Trains - website?
  21. 21 Spain.... 2.5 Weeks... Need Help!
  22. 22 Trip Report Paris November 2017
  23. 23 X-mas Eve dinner in Rome
  24. 24 Spain in 2018
  25. 25 Can only visit one (maybe two) cities. Which one?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Travel Dates to Avoid

Jump to last reply

We are in the planning process for our trip to England and Scotland. We are hoping to visit in May or June 2017 and are looking at plane tickets. Places we will visit: London, Bath, Cotswolds, road trip from Cotswolds through Wales to Manchester, Lake District, York, Edinburgh. We are very flexible on dates (but we've heard late May and early June are great times to visit).

Do we need to avoid certain bank holidays or school holidays? I noticed that Summer break 2017 (half term) is from May 29 - June 2 and May 29 is Spring bank holiday. Should we avoid these dates? We were looking at dates roughly from May 16 - June 3 until we noticed the school break and bank holiday.

If we really should avoid these dates, then our next options are May 9 - May 27 or June 6 - June 24.

Given that we are flexible, which option do you think is the best in terms of weather, scenery, crowds, daylight hours, etc.

Thanks!

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement