Category Archives: Eastern Europe

Does it snow in Bucharest, Romania? Winter weather guide

Bucharest city architecture at night. There is snow on the ground and streetlights. This is a great view of Bucharest in winter

Does it snow in Bucharest?  If you’re planning a winter trip to the capital of Romania, you may be wondering just how cold the weather will be.  It can and does snow in Bucharest all winter long.  But, it’s becoming rarer. In this post, we’ll look at the snowfall patterns in Bucharest are – so […]

Does it snow in Romania? Winter weather guide

Winter in Moeciu Village. Rural landscape in the Carpathians, Romania.

Does it snow in Romania? In the cooler season, yes! Here’s all you need to know. Sitting in Southeastern Europe, Romania has a long cold season largely thanks to its mountain ranges in Transylvania.  Average temperatures in much of the country are low, although Bucharest and the Black Sea coast can have slightly warmer weather.  […]

Christmas in Sofia: things to do & what to expect

Christmas tree decorated with lights and Sophia Cathedral on background. Ukraine

Christmas in Sofia: it might not be your obvious break for a festive experience in Europe, but the capital city of Bulgaria has plenty on offer!  Sofia relishes the Christmas atmosphere, with lots of cultural events and religious focused celebrations, along with family activities.  If you’re travelling on a budget, beer prices are cheap and […]

25 best places to visit in Europe in December (2023 guide)

Classic postcard view of famous Hallstatt lakeside town in the Alps with traditional passenger ship on a beautiful cold sunny day with blue sky and clouds in winter, Salzkammergut region, Austria

There’s no better place than Europe in December.  Sure, the days might be short and the weather a little on the chilly side (although it’s warmer in the south!), but festive celebrations are in full swing.  Whether you want to embrace the cold weather in Lapland or enjoy both sunny weather and Christmas traditions in […]

40 best winter city breaks in Europe (2023/4 guide)


Are you looking for winter city breaks in Europe? When the thermometer dips in Europe, the shutters don’t go down in its cities. Some bask in the warmth of winter sunshine, whereas others come alive with snow and Christmas markets. Dozens are all-weather, with lots of museums and attractions that are perfect for winter. I […]

21 best places to visit in Europe in January (2024 guide)

Vatican, Rome

Are you looking for the best places to visit in Europe in January?  The festive season may be over in many countries, but that doesn’t mean that these European destinations aren’t worth visiting.  In fact, pro travellers know that January in Europe has a lot to offer; whether they’re seeking mild temperatures in the south, […]

16 fantastic places to visit in Europe in February

Arctic Cathedral with snow around it

Are you looking for an unforgettable February getaway in Europe? Myself and other expert travel bloggers have put together this list of the best place to visit in Europe in February in this post! There’s so much to see in Europe, even in the middle of winter. While it’s certainly not the warmest month of […]

23 top places to visit in Europe in March, by travel experts

Landscape with trail looking from Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego in direction of Ponta da Madrugada on a sunny day, Sao Miguel. Viewpoint of Ponta do Sossego. Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

Whether you fancy exploring popular attractions without the crowds of tourists, admiring the turquoise waters and sandy beaches of the Mediterranean in winter sun destinations or soaring down ski slopes, Europe in March has plenty on offer.  European cities are generally quiet in March, making it the ideal time to explore tourist attractions, coastal destinations […]

Things to do in Bansko in winter: Bulgaria’s snow capital!

Wooden chalet, houses and snow mountains landscape panorama in bulgarian ski resort Bansko, Bulgaria

Welcome to the winter capital of Bulgaria! Whether you’re a skiier, snowboarder or someone who just wants to frolic in the snow, Bansko has it all.  It’s one of those places that is nice in the summer months, but as soon as the weather starts to get colder, it becomes completely magical.  With a range […]

Epic Places to Visit in Bulgaria in Winter (2023 guide)

Alexandre Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria winter with snow

Are you visiting Bulgaria in winter? Here’s a list of 12 incredible places to visit and some travel tips! Also known as the land of roses, Bulgaria is a beautiful country with plenty of winter activities.  It boasts of the best ski resorts in this part of Europe, a popular spa culture, cities with a […]