Top Places To Visit In May
When deciding on your next break or holiday, destination is vital, but so is time of year. When it comes to the spring, May is one of the best months for traveling and there are some great places to start your adventure. If you’re struggling to think of somewhere to go and really want to get the most out of your trip, start with our list of the best places to visit in May – and all the reasons why too.
With the high heat of the summer still not in full throw and tourist season just around the corner, May is the perfect month to visit Croatia. Although you’ll still enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures, it’s nowhere near as oppressive as in June or July. Vacation prices tend to be cheaper too, which means you can get a great deal on a fancy hotel or cute apartment overlooking the Adriatic sea. You won’t be swamped by tourists either, which means you can really experience Croatian life.
Top things to do whilst you’re there: visit the Plitvice National Park and its waterfalls, hop on a boat to Hvar, and enjoy one of Croatia’s many quaint little bars.
Spring is the perfect time to visit Japan, purely for the cherry blossom alone. May is a particularly good month to take a trip because of the warmer temperatures, which means you can enjoy the blossom to its full extent. With comfortable heat levels and plenty of outdoor activities, it’s no wonder why so many people say that May is the best
Top things to do whilst you’re there: hike up Mount Fuji, visit the many flower parks, and attend one of Tokyo’s biggest festivals, Sanja Matsuri.
The Netherlands is a beautiful country to visit regardless of where you choose to go, but its capital and largest city is perfect to take a trip to during May. With the colder weather disappearing, the city’s flowers and nature come into full throw, so it’s a great time to bring your travel camera and take photos of their amazing tulip displays. With the beautiful canal system and amazing architecture, there’s plenty to do and see during May in Amsterdam – ideal for a long weekend away.
Top things to do whilst you’re there: hire a bike and ride along the canals, watch the world go by at a café in Dam Square, and visit the numerous museums and galleries on offer.
One of the more exotic places on our list is Madagascar. The island is a fantastic place to travel to, especially during May, particularly if you’re interested in wildlife outside of seeing them in zoos. May marks the end of the rainy season on the island, giving you the chance to explore during cooler weather, but dry underneath. The natural environment will be in full swing because of the rain and the food is something you won’t experience anywhere else.
Top things to do whilst you’re there: strain your neck at the Avenue of the Baobabs, defy the odds at Tsingy, bring your water shoes for hiking and take a hike through the Isalo National Park.
Morocco is the ideal destination for May, as the evenings are cooler, the crowds are fewer, and nature is in abundance. Because the temperatures are a little lower than at the height of summer, this gives you the opportunity to explore places you normally wouldn’t, as well as embarking on activities, such as hikes. With plenty of bustling markets (which will be less crowded at this time of year) and amazing restaurants and bars, it’s no wonder why Morocco is such a popular choice for travelers.
Top things to do whilst you’re there: explore Casablanca, take a walk through the desert, and see the blue streets of Chefchaouen.
The Caribbean is known for its white, sandy beaches, cool, blue water, and stunning surroundings – as well as amazing weather. However, they do have a rainy season, which you’ll want to avoid, which tends to arrive during the last parts of May, into June. Taking a trip in early May will allow you to experience the hot weather of these Caribbean islands to its full extent, as well as explore amazing places, such as the mass of pink flamingos at the Lucayan National Park.
Top things to do whilst you’re there: take a trip to the Lucayan National Park, spot dolphins at Blue Lagoon Island, and relax on Pink Sands Beach.
Specifically, the Inca Trail. Peru is notorious for long, extremely hot summers, so taking the opportunity to travel during May is a must. Temperatures are cooler, so it makes the hike and trek less oppressive, and there are also fewer crowds too, giving you ample photography opportunities. You’ll also avoid the rainy season too. Although Peru is well known for Machu Picchu, there are plenty of other amazing excursions to be had, from the Sacred Valley to the Colca Canyon.
Top things to do whilst you’re there: explore the Inca Trail, discover the Amazon Rainforest, and sandboard in Huacachina.
8. Cabo San Lucas
If you are looking for somewhere a little warmer, then Cabo San Lucas might just be your next trip. Mexico is an amazing country to visit, but will need a little more planning than perhaps some of the above places. It’s well worth the trip, however, wherever you’re visiting from. Locals have stated that May is the best month to visit, as the cooler weather has gone, welcoming warmer temperatures, but barely any crowds. With farmer’s markets and lots of local events, Cabo San Lucas really has a great sense of community, which makes this trip even more memorable. Don’t be afraid to try some of the local cuisine and dance the night away in some of the quaint bars and restaurants.
Top things to do whilst you’re there: go and watch whales on a cruise, experience the amazing street food, and see beautiful rock forms at Lands End.
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