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A Guide to the Best Places to Vacation - by Month

Sometimes the most difficult part of planning a vacation is deciding where to go. Choosing a destination that everyone will love plus ensuring it is the right time of year to visit can be challenging, since most places don’t have ideal weather all year long.


Below is a guide to the best places to vacation, by month…


January - Thailand

Thailand’s climate varies across the country but in January you will find temperatures are pleasant in most areas, making this an excellent time to travel there. From the temples in the north to bustling city of Bangkok, and the islands in the south you will enjoy great weather during this time.

The spectacular waters of Maya Bay, Thailand

February - A Caribbean Getaway

Enjoy beautiful and warm sunny days with comfortable temperatures and wonderful beaches. So many options for the Caribbean depending on your preferences. Some islands have the most pristine beaches while others offer spectacular scenery with lush green mountains and adventure activities.


March - Japan

Enjoy the spectacular cherry blossoms of Japan this time of year. One of the best spots is the UNESCO World Heritage city of Kyoto. The city has a vast collection of temples and shrines and is also known for its refined culture and great dining experiences.

Cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan

April - Morocco

This north African country has captured the imagination of many travelers, and consistently exceeds their expectations. Indulge in a dreamy itinerary where you will enjoy so many diverse experiences… explore Fes, the cultural capital of Morocco, spend a night in the Sahara Desert (in a luxury tented camp). In Marrakech visit the medina, souk and spice market, and enjoy a cooking class. Moroco is very hot in the summer and the Sahara is very cold in the winter – so this is the perfect time to go.

May - Andalucía region of Spain

Andalucía (the magical region of Southern Spain), is a land of culture, history, and exquisite food. You’ll experience UNESCO World Heritage sites, visit spectacular mosques and cathedrals, and the best flamenco shows in all of Spain. A vacation in Andalucía is so diverse, you can immerse yourself in its blend of cultures and enjoy the amazing beaches of the region. This area also has a wonderful culinary scene.


June - Italian Lakes Region

Nestled amidst the dramatic backdrop of the Alps, the Italian lakes offer breathtaking scenery that captivates its visitors. Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, and Lake Garda each have their own unique charm, crystal-clear waters, and charming villages dotting their shores.


July - Swiss Alps

Whether you are seeking outdoor adventure, cultural immersion, or simply a peaceful retreat surrounded by nature, a summer vacation in the Swiss Alps offers an unforgettable experience. Spend a day reaching Jungfrau, the top of Europe, as you enjoy scenic train rides and enjoy the panoramic views surrounded by towering peaks and glaciers.

Interlaken, Switzerland

August - Vienna and Prague

Just a train ride away from each other. These 2 stunning cities are easy to combine in a week. The rich cultural heritage of Vienna combined with the medieval charm of Prague promise a memorable journey through centuries of history, art, and architecture in two of Europe’s most enchanting cities. It will be a wonderful blend of history and culinary delights.


September - Greece

The comfortable temperatures this month make for the perfect vacation in Greece. Immerse yourself in its rich history as you explore ancient ruins and archeological sites. No vacation to Greece is complete without discovering its captivating islands – there are many to choose from and we help find the right ones based on your wish list.


October - Southern Africa

Great weather across the region in October for the tapestry of experiences you could enjoy in Southern Africa. In South Africa, enjoy vibrant cities like Cape Town, wine experiences in the Winelands, diverse wildlife on a safari adventure, a rich cultural heritage, plus ending with a few nights on an African island, Southern Africa will not disappoint!

Benguerra Island, Mozambique


November - Iceland

A November vacation in Iceland offers a unique opportunity to experience the country's spectacular landscapes, natural wonders, and vibrant cultural scene during the quieter, off-peak season. It is also the beginning of the Northern Lights season in Iceland. The best time to see the mesmerizing aurora borealis is during the winter, between November and April, when dark and long nights have taken over from the bright summer nights in Iceland.


December - The Dolomites

The Italian Alps boast world-class ski resorts with diverse terrain suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The area offers many beautiful hotel options. Its Mountain Huts are sprinkled all over the Dolomites offering the most incredible rest stops. Most offer gourmet dining and fine wines with sommeliers to assist with wine selections – they are rustic but elegant mountain huts offering wonderful food, wine, and Alpine hospitality.

Dolomites in the winter, Alta Badia, Italy


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