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Best Times to Visit Milan

The best times to visit Milan are April to May or September to October. These spring and fall months straddle the city's manic peak tourism season, and they also escape the summer's sweltering temperatures. The months between November and March constitute the offseason and are characterized by high average temps in the 40s and 50s, fog and an emptied-out city. 

Weather in Milan

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Average Temperature (°F)
40.3
28.6
46.8
32.2
55.8
37.9
63.5
44.6
71.4
52.2
79
59
84
63.1
81.9
62.1
75.7
56.3
65.8
47.1
50.4
38.5
41.7
30.4
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Average Precipitation (in)
2.53
2.46
3.21
3.24
3.8
2.57
2.68
3.66
2.7
3.93
3.98
2.38
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Jul
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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

April-May

Spring is a great time to visit the city before the summer crowds roll in. While April sees daytime highs in the 60s, you'll still receive remnants of winter's chill in the evening, as nighttime temps dip down to the low 40s. May sees warmer days, with highs in the 70s and lows creeping up to the low 50s. 

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June-August

The peak season is hot. Although average highs hover in the mid-80s, the humidity can make the city feel a lot hotter. That, mixed with the loads of tourists that visit during this time, could make for an uncomfortable visit (think crowded main streets, long lines at attractions). It's important to keep in mind that in August, lots of locals take off for their summer travel, so you may run into more tourists than actual Italians. And in June, men's fashion week commences, so make sure to book accommodations a couple months in advance if you plan to visit during this time. 

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September-October

Fall in Milan is another sweet time to visit. High average temperatures drop into the mid-70s in September and then the 60s by October, giving visitors a hospitable climate to tour the city. The downside to visiting during October is rain. After November, October sees the most precipitation out of the entire year, so arm yourself with an umbrella. And if you plan on visiting in September, keep in mind that women's fashion week commences, so be sure to book your hotel months in advance. 

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November-March

Bring a warm coat for Milan's foggy and cold wintertime. High averages slide into the 50s during the day in November and then dip down to the 40s December through February. And with nighttime lows in the low 30s and 20s, you'll need a heavy duty coat to get around. If you're traveling during November, be sure to bring an umbrella, as the month sees the most rain out of the entire year. If you plan on visiting during February, book your accommodations months in advance, as women's fashion week is scheduled to occur. 

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Popular Times to Visit Milan

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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