Who doesn’t love to travel? Besides it being the perfect way to get some much needed rest and relaxation, it also allows us to learn more about the world around us. Traveling gives us a sneak peak of the different cultures, traditions and of course, the food! However, to maximize our time and money, it’s good to go on months when that country “blooms” the most.
A few days ago, FlyFM posted photos of different destinations with the best month to visit on their Facebook page. I have yet to visit most of these places on these specific months so I opted to do some research and share what other websites thought. Check them out below and tell us what you think.
“For sunbathers, the Maldives is glorious between December and April. As usual, visitors enjoy the warm, tropical 80s, and rainfall is infrequent during these months. However, the sea life among the reefs is also less plentiful. Plus, room rates are at their peak.” (travel.usnews.com)
“February is one of the best months to visit Italy if you are on a tight budget. When it comes to traveling, spring and summer are preferred to the winter months because of the warm, pleasant weather. For this reason airfares and hotels tend to offer better deals to customers during the colder months. February, however, is also a month famous for Carnevale, especially in some parts of the country (Venezia and Viareggio, for instance): these areas are usually just as expensive then as they are during the summer months. Keep it in mind when you book!” (lifeinitaly.com)
“Early flowering plants and trees, such as plum trees, deliver the first signs of spring, while the weather is getting noticeably milder. Towards the end of March the cherry blossom season starts in certain regions, while in northern Japan conditions are still good for winter sports.” (japan-guide.com)
“If you’re visiting Santorini more for the sights, views, wineries, and food then you don’t need hot weather just warm pleasant weather. So the months of April, May, October, and early November (as well as June through September) are fine times for touring the sights. The weather is still warm by northern european standards though there can be rain and some warmer clothing should be packed.” (santorinidave.com)
“Spring (April to May) is a delightful time to visit Canada owing to the blossoming of tulips and daffodils across the country, with the added advantage of warming days and off-peak season tourist rates.” (journeymart.com)
“Visiting Iceland in summer has its pros and cons. The things to look forward to are the long summer days, midnight sun, better weather and everything being more green and lush. The highland roads usually open mid summer too which will give you access to the raw and somewhat untouched part of Iceland. The downsides are more crowds, higher prices and difficulties finding reasonably priced accommodation in certain areas (or any accommodation at all for that matter).” (www.iheartreykjavik.net)
You’ll have the city slightly more to yourself this time of year, since these months come right before Sydney’s peak season—but only slightly. Sydney’s weather year-round is pretty sublime, and this season is no different. (travel.usnews.com)
“July and August, the hot months in Russia, make up the main vacation season. St. Petersburg has endless days during the early part of July during which the sun doesn’t fully set. This period is called “White Nights,” and it is an excellent time to visit the city. Temperatures during the summer days reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas, which can make being in a crowded city such as Moscow uncomfortable.” (traveltips.usatoday.com)
“Fall is also one of the best times to visit Korea as the weather cools off and the leaves turn red, orange, and yellow. It is by far the best time to go hiking. One of the things I love the most about Korea is the mountains. I love that Korea has both oceans and mountains. The weather requires a light jacket, but it feels pleasant and it’s not too crowded, either. Planning a trip around this time around would be the best. It may rain occasionally but definitely manageable.” (heartmindandseoul.com)
“If you want to take advantage of the best deals and still have good weather, consider visiting Brazil in September or October. The spring weather means warm days in São Paulo, Iguaçu, and Rio, and tropical heat everywhere else; in the Amazon and the Pantanal, you’ll be there just before the wet season starts. As an added bonus, in Rio you’ll be able to attend some of the samba school rehearsals as they get ready for Carnaval (yes, they start 4 months early).” (frommers.com)
“The best time to visit Egypt is from October to May. Though it is the peak travel season, when most travellers come, the temperatures are a lot better for those not used to the heat. Within these 8 months there are 2 periods of what are known as “High Season” (the Christmas/New Year period and the Easter Period) when hotels and cruises will put their prices up, though you will find that special events like Gala Dinners are also laid on for their customers.” (ask-aladdin.com)
“Thailand’s west coast beaches prepare for the Christmas rush and it’s best to book far in advance to secure your preferred option. With good weather all round, it’s peak time to visit Thailand. We recommend going at the beginning of the month to avoid the hotel surcharges over Christmas.” (audleytravel.com)
So what do you these of these statements and photos? Do you agree? What places do you plan to visit in 2017? Do share!