Best weather: For maximum sunshine, go during summer. However, heat-sensitive travelers may find temps uncomfortable in southern areas such as Italy and Croatia in the summer.
For fewer crowds/lower prices: Go April through May or September through October, when everything is cheaper, and there are warmer days and cooler nights!
Book your trip: Plan a vacation a year in advance. If you want to join a cruise or tour, check with your travel advisor for special AAA Member benefits.
One more thing: For a river cruise, travel in November or December to enjoy holiday markets. For more tips on river cruising, listen to the “Well-Traveled with AAA” podcast on iTunes or Spotify.
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