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When to visit Luxembourg

by SmarterTravel Staff

Luxembourg's weather is mild year-round. However, the most popular time to visit is during the summer when temperatures are at their warmest and people enjoy partaking in outdoor activities. Spring is also a pleasant time to visit, while early autumn is primetime for grape harvesting and December brings Christmas markets. November, January, and February are the least popular times due to dismal weather and limited access to venues.

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  • high season: mid-June to mid-September
  • low season: January to March, November
  • shoulder season: April to mid-June, mid-September to October, December

Weather Information

Luxembourg has a temperate climate without extreme hot or cold weather. Daily temperatures average in the low 70s during the summer and the low 40s during the winter. The weather is warm and dry from mid-June through mid-September and gray November through March.

Crowd Information

Luxembourg sees more crowds July through August.

Closure Information

Hotels, shops, and other venues can close down or offer limited access November through March, then reopen in April.

When to Save

The most expensive time to go is July through August, while the cheapest months are January, February, and November. The best time to go to save money and experience pleasant weather is May through June and September through October.

When to Book

In general, Luxembourg has no direct flights to/from the U.S. or Canada, and it can be very difficult to know when to book. However, as for most flights to Europe, it's generally a good idea to book at least six months in advance for travel during the high season. For hotels, B&Bs, villa rentals, and campsites, book at least six months in advance during the high season and three months in advance for the shoulder season. Booking at the last minute is viable for low season travel, but it's best to make reservations at least one week in advance.

Information provided by the Luxembourg National Tourist Office.

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