Europe encompasses an area of 3,930,000 square miles, stretching from Asia to the Atlantic, and from Africa to the Arctic. European countries welcome more than 480 million international visitors per year, more than half of the global market, and 7 of the 10 most visited countries are European nations. It's easy to see why, a well preserved cultural heritage, open borders and efficient infrastructure makes visiting Europe a breeze, and rarely will you have to travel more than a few hours before you can immerse yourself in a new culture, and dive into a different phrasebook.
Although it is the world's smallest continent in land surface area, there are profound differences between the cultures and ways of life in its countries. It is almost impossible to determine the best time to go to Europe; however, it is important to mention that Europe and North America share almost the same latitudes, which makes the weather quiet similar. Be prepared to find from blue skies to gray and cloudy days; however, remember that Europe has developed a very important infrastructure in the last decades that offers to its travelers the best and most comfortable whether the weather is extreme or pleasant.