Austria is a country with a wide variety of weather, so deciding on when to visit all depends on the activities you want to partake in. Overall, the best time to visit Austria is between April and May and September and October.
During the spring, you might be met with a rain shower or two. But it’s still a great time to wander around Vienna or Hofburg since the tourist season is just beginning. Come fall, and the mountains become covered in red and golden hues as the leaves change, making it one of the best times to hike.
Summer (June through August) is high season meaning both crowds and prices have doubled since spring. The heat can be felt, especially near the lakes, so it’s a wonderful time to take a dip. This is also the season of the Salzburg Festival, Vienna Festival, and the Rainbow Parade!
Winter in Austria can be quite chilly, but there’s something spectacular about walking around the Vienna Christmas market. If you’re an avid skier, this is the time to go skiing in the Austrian Alps before relaxing at one of the ski resorts.