i normally book accommodation a day or 2 in advance, sometimes that morning. But I haven't been to Europe for a decade and not in the summer.
We have 6 weeks arriving Barcelona end Aug 22 - departing Barcelona 10 Oct 2022.
The very rough itinerary includes Barcelona - Hungry, Slovenia, Croatia, Montengro, Albania, N Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia back to Venice , Barcelona
I'm not too worried about the more remove parts of the Balkans but we we will be travelling through so busy places (Barcelona, Venice, Budapeast, Split, Dubronvick, Kotor).
At what point would you book. I did a check on Barcelona at places under E150 /night seem heavily booked. Or are they just not available yet? Most at least do seem to have free cancellation.
I would normally book the "gateway" cities and internal flights maybe 3 months out - am I being unreasonable? Were not fussy on hotel - location is more important than decor.