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To determine what times of the year you may want to travel to various areas depends on what you want to do. For example, we go to Canada a great deal to hike. If you want to do hiking in Alberta or British Columbia, you are best off waiting until at least mid July into mid September. Earlier in the year, high country trails are muddy, or still dangerously snow packed, due to snow melt. And you have to look at records in the area you're interested in to determine how much snow pack they had that year. More snow, wait until later. Best time in western Canada, to me, is mid August to mid September which is always the safest bet.
For the east, spring brings about black flies that can be like biblical plagues. So, again, later in summer to early fall is best for bugs and cooler weather.
All high mountain areas that get snow in winter will have the same issues. I'm not familiar with the mountain areas in Europe so I don't know how early trails are at their best, but I would assume it must be similar to Western Canada.