Family Holidays in Austria

Austria enjoys a moderate continental climate: summers are warm and pleasant with cool nights which makes it perfect for younger kids. Day-time temperatures in July and August are around 25°C (77°F), but can often reach 35°C (95°F) so take care and use sun protection and bring a sun parasol or buggy shade.

Winters are sunny, with snow levels high enough for widespread winter sports. Ski season is from December to March. Winters are cold in the lowlands and very harsh in the Alpine region with temperatures often dropping below -10°C (14°F). Wrap up warm and when walking around take frequent breaks from the cold if you are travelling with a baby.

The best time to visit Austria is June to September for those seeking sunshine and low rainfall, whilst November to March are ideal for winter sports.