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Where to go when

Not sure where to go on your holiday, but know when you want to go? Don’t fret, just take a look below at our recommendations of where to go in each month of the year, telling you why these destinations are so great to visit at that time.

Spring

March

Vietnam: With the arrival of spring rainfall is lighter and temperatures a little cooler, making this a perfect time to explore this culturally diverse destination.

Caribbean: The southern Caribbean islands, such as Barbados, Tobago and Grenada, are best to visit in March when weather is at its warmest and driest.

Chile: Perfect for something a little more adventurous with fewer crowds and warm day temperatures in March. Ideal to explore the Lake District and wine country in the south.

Cambodia: The cooler temperatures are perfect for exploring the iconic site of Angkor Wat Temple, indulge in sumptuous local cuisine or take a boat trip to the island of Koh Rong.

April

India: Although this is a hot time of year in India, it’s the best time to visit Ranthambore National Park, famous for its wildlife including leopards, crocodiles and of course tigers.

USA: Ideal time for a ranch holiday to spend your days horse riding and hiking, then in the evenings enjoy campfire cookouts, star-gazing and a spot of storytelling with s’mores over the campfire.

Sri Lanka: Head to the east coast to enjoy warm weather, relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world with calm seas and long bays to find your own piece of paradise.

Japan: May sees the arrival of the beautiful cherry blossoms that Japan has become renowned for, to catch a glimpse head to Ueno-Keon Park in Tokyo or Maruyama Park in Kyoto.

May

Jordan: The cooler April temperatures allow more exploring of this World Heritage gem of a destination, including the Dead Sea and Petra, one of the New Wonders of the World.

Canada: Make sure you head to the Pacific Ocean coast, you’ll find orcas (killer whales) off the coast of Vancouver Island or head to the east coast, Quebec, to catch a sight of humpback and beluga whales.

USA: Head to any of the national parks in May to make the most of them during a slightly quieter month, allowing time to take plenty of pictures and explore them at your own pace.

China: With ideal temperatures to explore this fascinating country, head to the iconic Great Wall, see the extraordinary Terracotta Warriors and discover the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Summer

June

Costa Rica: Although this is the beginning of the rainy season there is still plenty of sunshine to explore the national parks with fewer crowds and more time to observe the incredible wildlife.

Argentina: June marks the beginning of the winter months, making it the perfect time to explore the north, and in particular the majestic Iguazu Falls to see the thundering waters in cooler temperatures.

Oman: To see something truly amazing head to Oman in June to witness pods of 400+ dolphins. This is also the beginning to the summer months so expect warming temperatures.

Zambia: For an extraordinary view of Victoria Falls, head out in June for the chance to see it flowing at the full width of the Zambezi River, at 1.7 kilometres wide.

July

Kenya: Head to Kenya in July to witness millions of wildebeest migrating into the Masai Mara from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, allowing you the chance to see the greatest wildlife show on earth.

East Coast Thailand: This time of year is perfect for a spot of island hopping around eastern Thailand as you’ll get the beautifully warm temperatures with little rainfall.

Bali: Make the most of the low rainfall this time of year to explore the lush rice fields, trendy restaurants and breath-taking sunsets in Seminyak and the blend of culture and nature in Ubud.

Peru: This is the best time to head to the famous archaeological site of the lost Inca city, Machu Picchu, especially if you plan to trek the Inca Trail, as it’s the middle of the dry season.

August

Botswana: Enjoy warm daytime temperature and cool evenings, the dry season allows a great chance to see plenty of animals around fewer water holes.

Canada: From late August head to Yukon for the change to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, followed with the perfect weather for a spot of hiking or wildlife spotting.

Alaska: Enjoy longs days, short nights and lovely warm temperatures, perfect to see incredible wildlife, including bears and beluga whales.

Wadi Rum, Jordan: Head out early August to see the spectacular Perseid meteor shower which happens every year, with the right moon you can see numerous shooting stars in the dark night sky.

Autumn

September

Hawaii: Experience the warmest temperatures Hawaii offers. Explore multiple islands and stay busy with a variety of activities available, or simply relax on the stunning beaches listening to the waves lapping the shore.

California, USA: Head down the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1), start in San Francisco and make your way along the coastal road to end in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles.

Borneo: This is a great time to head into the wild to see the flame-haired orangutans in their natural habitat, along with much more wildlife including rhinos, elephants and tigers.

Florida Coast, USA: One of the warmest beaches in the USA in early September is the 110 miles of Florida Keys coastline, ideal for its warm temperatures and low rainfall.

Denis Private Island, Tortoise, Seychelles

October

Seychelles: This is the best time to be in with a chance to see whale sharks, plus it’s the beginning of the nesting season for hawksbill turtles, who start laying their eggs across the islands.

Mauritius: October is one of the driest months to visit the island, in particular the east coast, as the trade winds have calmed down providing a pleasant climate to enjoy a bit of sun before winter sets in.

Mozambique: As the dry season comes to an end, this is the ideal time for some incredible game drives and animal spotting. Head to the beautiful coast for a beach stay after your safari.

Zimbabwe: The chance to spot wildlife on games drives is at a peak at this time of the year with the dry season coming to an end, it will be relatively warm but it’ll be worth it to catch a glimpse of the Big Five.

November

Sri Lanka: If you love wildlife in Sri Lanka this time of year is perfect for a spot of bird watching as the migration begins. It's also the start of the whale watching season, which runs from now until April.

Chile: November marks the beginning of the summer, the rain is lighter allowing more time to explore, from the glaciers of Patagonia to the vibrant city of Santiago.

Caribbean: Perfect for a sunny escape from the chilly UK temperatures, most Caribbean islands will boast beautifully warm, sunny weather for the ultimate winter getaway.

Cambodia: Marking the beginning of another peak season, with warm and dry weather, this is a great time to discover the stunning temples of Cambodia and combining with a stay in one of the stunning beach areas.

Winter

December

Philippines: As the dry season arrives you can easily travel around paradise islands of the Philippines. Go hiking in the chocolate hills and see tiny Tarsiers in Bohol or explore the coral reefs and underground rivers of Palawan.

Maldives: Although the Maldives has warm weather all year, December marks the beginning of the dry season, so now’s the time to head out there and enjoy undisturbed relaxation in this island paradise.

Myanmar: December sees cooler temperatures allowing you the opportunity explore this unique country and take a step back in time. See the floating villages on Inle Lake or fly over the incredible landscapes of Bagan in a hot air balloon.

Middle East: With the coolest temperatures in the Middle East seen in December, it’s ideal to do a bit more exploring in Jordan, Dubai and Oman. Take a cardigan or sweater for the evenings, as the temperature drops considerably.

January

Hawaii: Head to Maui in January to witness the whale migration, where you can see pods of humpback whales making their way through the North Pacific Ocean for winter breeding.

India: The southern regions offer beautifully warm weather, an ideal time to visit Kerala. Spend time in the warm waters or head to the mountains to see the tea and coffee plantations.

Alaska & Canada: If you enjoy the snow then head to Alaska and Canada to enjoy dog sledding, a snowmobiling tour, ice skating or a sledge ride.

Sri Lanka: The ideal time to discover the south west coast, with warm temperatures and minimal rainfall. Combine a beach stay with a tour of the cooler hill country to see the famous tea plantations.

New Orleans Mardi Gras

February

Patagonia: Located at the most southern tip of South America, head to Patagonia in February to witness the whale migration, you’ll find four different types of whales; Orca, Humpback, Southern Right and the Blue Whale.

Northern India: This is the ideal time to travel to northern India, head to Darjeeling in the foothills of the Himalayas or Agra to see the iconic Indian landmark, the Taj Mahal.

Seychelles: If your timing is right you might be lucky enough to witness the turtles eggs hatching. Hotels such as Banyan Trees Seychelles located on Intendance Bay, boasts a nesting beach ideal to get a little closer to nature.

New Orleans, USA: Head to New Orleans in February to experience first-hand the unique Mardi Gras celebrations that happen each year. Enjoy the parades and exquisite costumes, and make sure you arrive the weekend before to make the most of the festivities.