I have "issues" in my 2012 vacation weeks selections that shut me out of May-October vacations. I am seriously considering a tour that visits Munich- Prague-Budapest-Vienna-Salzburg. I fully understand that noone can predict the weather next week yet alone in a 6 months. But fundamentally, is mid March a good time to visit these cities? Any comments for anyone who has done a similar tour is welcomed. Thank you.
We were in Prague in mid-March a few years ago and experienced daytime highs in the 40's and some light snow. It was still fun.
Weather Underground - wunderground.com Click on their trip planner link. You can pop in any city and any 2-week date range, and you will get the actual conditions for each day for the past 12 years. That will give you an idea of what you can expect. I did a Budapest-Vienna-Prague trip (12 days) last May. I came back feeling that I liked Budapest least, Prague most. Then I realized that I had the best weather (warm and sunny) in Prague and the worst (cold, rainy and grey) in Budapest. I'm sure that colored my perceptions. On the other hand, they are all lovely at night and then it doesn't matter if it's cloudy. And it gets dark early. So if that's the only time you can get away, then go for it. Most of Europe will have the same unpredictable weather then.