So, is there a best time to visit every destination? Of course, there is. Depending on the weather, the climatic impact on landscape, festivals, events and other factors, some months are always more suitable for making the most of a place rather than others. This is exactly why prices are steep and cost raise during peak tourist season. Everyone wants to be there at the best time.
So which destinations are ideal during each month of the year? Fret not; we’ve got your back there like always. Here is a month wise list of the best travel destinations to visit in every month of the year.
The Tasmanian Island is widely popular for its scrumptious culinary delights and an untamed, wilderness appeal. The region is at its warmest, sunniest and driest best in January, which is when you can enjoy endless walking trails and virtually isolated beaches. Tuck into lip smacking oysters, witness wallabies or go on a adventure packed hike atop Cradle Mountain. Since accommodation rates tend to soar during this period, book ahead to save.
Well, there’s no arguing that aurora borealis is at its striking best and most visible in February in Finland’s Lapland. It is located to the Arctic Circle’s north, and hence looks stunning at the far end of winters. Think of this – Lapland occupies a massive 30% of Finland’s entire territory but houses only 3% of its inhabitants. It is that isolated! This is indeed the perfect region to roam around, enjoy an exhilarating sled ride, going on a snowmobile or experiencing the region’s absolute snowy wilderness. Since the 24 hour darkness, polar nights have concluded, you may also spot reindeers.
Come March, and it’s time to enjoy Trinidad’s strikingly gorgeous beaches, swaying palms, pristine white sands and endless sunshine. Enjoying watching the sea turtles and the innumerable bird species. Believed to have inspired Robinson Crusoe, a vacation to Trinidad and Tobago promises to offer exceptionally good weather and the turtle nestling season, where you can spot a million sea turtles making a beeline to lay eggs in the sand. A phenomenon worth witnessing!
Thailand has become manna from heaven for backpackers. There are temples, delicious and cheap food, forests, shopping, tropical beaches and much more here. April, therefore, is the best month to grab all the sunshine and sultriness Thailand boasts of. With temperatures going over 30 degrees Celsius, you can enjoy everything from the sea breeze in warm coastal belts to sundown cocktails at roof top bars. Want to be a part of the planet’s largest water fight? Celebrate Songkran (in mid April) or Thai New Year that witnesses the world’s best and largest water fight.
May brings out the best of the stunning Bay of Kotor. The sun glistens at its best as average temperatures g above 20 degrees Celsius. This isn’t really peak tourist season in the region, which means you may bag good accommodation deals. Some eateries may be shut, but hey that shouldn’t deter you from enjoying the areas monasteries, coasts, beaches and mountains. Hike atop Montenegro’s mountains minus the crowds. May is also when the rafting season here commences. Don’t miss a visit to River Tara – the continent’s longest canyon.
Midsummer is indeed a good time to cover Norway. Not only will you enjoy the Midnight Sun phenomenon (where its bright and sunny late into the night in far north of the country) but also experience pleasant road trips through charming, old-worldly villages, explore forests, go fjords hopping, and generally take in the spectacular scenery of this Scandinavian hotspot.
July is right time to explore Japan because it has innumerable snowless trails that can be experienced along with the region’s warm, pleasant weather. How about a hike on Mount Fuji? It is known to be the country’s highest volcano peak, which is nestled at 12,388 ft. Oh, and did we mention Gion Matsuri, a month long festival that witnesses a float procession parading through streets.
If you’re the kind that abhors spending vacations in places that are virtually overtaken by tourists, this isolated self-catering Italian region nestled in the country side can be a safe and secluded haven. And while its more popular neighbor Tuscany draws hordes of visitors for its food and wine, you’re not too far to make a quick trip. There are rolling emerald rolling hillsides, medieval towns and lots of palaces you’ll want to explore here. Hire a vehicle and go Umbria attractions hopping.
Sprawling vineyards, lush rolling meadows, and a multitude of monasteries makes Georgia worth exploring. Nestled in the northern part of Turkey and Southern region of Russia, Georgia is at its autumn best in September. It is also the grape harvesting season, which means lots of wine tasting sessions. Then there are adventure packed treks to be enjoyed in the Svaneti region. The weather is bright, warm and pleasant. Don’t miss watching tiny hamlets guarded by stone towers!
Well well, Scotland was one of 2017’s must visit destinations, and with good reason. Why is October a great time to visit this United Kingdom hotspot? Simply because of the stunning fall hues around the region. This is also when you are most likely to spot a red deer. Go castle hopping (plenty for you to write an entire storybook), drink the famed Scottish whiskey, and don’t leave without tucking into a plate of Scottish lobsters.
With active volcanoes, endless coastline, loads of adventure activities and an enviable indigenous wildlife, Nicaragua has plenty going for it. It is almost Central America’s hottest destination given the range of activities it features. November is warm, balmy, dry, and you may also witness the olive ridley turtles if you get lucky. It can’t get any better than this, can it?
Come December and it’s time to soak up the snow in Switzerland. Enjoy a ride on the popular sightseeing tourist train – Glacier Express. The journey covers approximately 290 kilometers, but you’ll be blown away from the scenic views en route. The journey commences from Matterhorn and gradually moves through the snow laden landscape of Matter, then through Rhine valley before concluding at St. Moritz. You’ll find lots of charming villages, abandoned castles, lush hill tops and more. Then there is the popular Lanswasser Viaduct. This is one memorable journey of a lifetime that will allow you to witness the magnificence of Switzerland in all its glory. Ensure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.