Almost as important as choosing a destination is the right timing. In which month are the most interesting regions? Here you will find tips to be around 2017 to be at the right place at the right time.When is the best time to travel? Every year, the question arises again – and the answer: It all depends on what you want. Do you want to lie on the beach or go down steep slopes? Do you want to climb to deserted mountains or cross the desert? Nature or culture? Heat or snow?
Maybe you know exactly when you are traveling – just do not know where to go. We have put together a few tips for each month. In this way you will find your personal best travel time all year round.
January: Island hopping in New Zealand
Fancy winter sports? Then off to the slopes! Snowboarders and skiers find the best conditions in the Alps from January to March.
Or are you fed up with the European winter? Fortunately, at the other end of the world is now summer – for example in New Zealand. Fjords, glaciers and rainforests, volcanoes, geysers, vineyards and palm groves – the two islands offer a variety of landscapes like hardly any other country. Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of the “Kiwis” and explore the wonders of nature with pleasant temperatures around 25 degrees.
Not warm enough? Then Jamaica would be a good alternative. There it is relatively dry in January at temperatures around 30 degrees and above all “storm-free”. The perfect time for nature lovers and bathers. On 15 and 16 January the cultural festival “Rebel Salute” is a cultural highlight – a must for all Reggaefans.
Tip: Most holidaymakers decide six months in advance where to go in the summer – take advantage of the early booking discounts offered by most tour operators.
February: Celebrating in Rio
February is the symbol of carnival among many rice lovers. Rosenmontag is 2016 on February 8th. Those who do not want to enjoy themselves in the German high castles of Cologne and Düsseldorf can also celebrate Carnival in distant countries. In addition to the classic Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, for example, the Seychelles from 22 to 24 April lure you into a crazy activity – at temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees.
As a long-distance destination, South India is also a recommendation. Here you can find houseboat tourists in the backwaters deceleration. Bellyy wooden bavarians navigate through a labyrinth of rivers, lakes and canals – pure relaxation.
But even in a few flying hours you can escape the dripping weather. For example, Majorca in February with its almond blossom and the pleasant temperatures among most people’s stands at the top of the list.
March: Arias on Malta
More than 300 Sundays a year – there are also some for you in Malta in March! The island, which lies between Europe and Africa, now welcomes you with flowering gardens. In March, a cultural highlight is also worth a visit: the Opera Festival takes place in the Teatru Manoel. The magnificent national theater of Malta is worth a visit.
Sicily is also in full glory in March: blossoming almond trees, lush lemon and orange groves. In addition to colorful markets and a lot of culture – visit the bustling Palermo, admire the temples of Agrigento and enjoy the Sicilian cuisine in addition to the rich culture.
Tip: Holidays at Easter are traditionally expensive. If you do not like the hustle and bustle, you will be disappearing at the beginning of the month. Except in Hamburg, the Easter holidays in the federal states do not begin before 18 March.
And do not forget: The countdown for early bookers is running – with many organizers, the early summer season will end on March 31st.
April: Metropolis on two continents
The weather in April is usually very changeable in Europe: times the sun shines, then it rains days again. Now is the perfect time for city trips to Lisbon, Paris or Istanbul.
Istanbul is the only metropolis in the world on two continents – Europe and Asia. The city with its mild and humid sea climate invites you to stroll and shop at a pleasant 17 degrees. Flower lovers come in April for the two-week “Tulip Festival”, in which millions of tulips blossom.
Marrakech is also worthwhile in April: colorful souks and magnificent palaces – the wondrous world of the Orient will fascinate you. By the way, the Moroccan royal city is also accessible on numerous Mediterranean cruises from the ports of Casablanca and Agadir.
May: Blooming in London
Shortly before the summer holidays many organizers attract particularly favorable prices. The holiday oases are not yet overflowed and the temperatures in the southern European countries are not as high as in July and August.
Especially for active tourists who are looking for a holiday destination in Europe, May is the best time to travel. For example, South Tyrol and La Palma are popular holiday destinations for hikers.
If you are planning a city tour, you should not forget Prague. Above all, music lovers will get their money’s worth in the Czech capital in May, when classical music will be heard at different venues at the “Prague Spring Festival”.
Or rather London? At the annual garden show “Chelsea Flower Show”, the capital is in full bloom for five days at the Royal Hospital. And in Brighton, the largest festival in the country takes place in May: parades, music and theater in XXL format.
June, July, August: Summer with the whales
Bremen is the first state to start the summer holidays on 23 June. All of Germany is then a unique holiday paradise – from Sylt and Amrum to Chiemsee and Schwarzwald.
But it does not necessarily have to be home – how about Norway? The ideal time to travel to the Scandinavian country is in July, when the days are longest, brightest and warmest. Explore Oslo at an average of 22 degrees or plan your outdoor holiday in the surrounding area.
Tip: In Andenes, at the northern end of the Vesterålen, especially good sperm whales can be observed.
A lot of nature is also waiting in Canada: turquoise lakes, snowy peaks, bears and moose – the west of the country is a real natural adventure! If you like, you can get back to nature parks without internet and electricity. This is an alternative, especially for football muffles: from 10 June to 10 July, everything is at the heart of the European Championships. The escape from the great sporting event is well planned.
Tip: In June, many organizers already offer the first early bookings for the winter season.
September: China in autumn
On the 12th of September the summer holidays also end in the last state (Bavaria). The month is therefore a good travel time for singles and couples without school-age children who want to leave the great hustle and bustle behind.
Without long flight times you will find pleasant temperatures in southern Europe. The Algarve is recommended in Portugal, the Provence in France or the Turkish south coast.
September is a great time for a trip to South Africa: Enjoy the wild animals in the Kruger National Park, the Blyde River Canyon, the view from Table Mountain. And in Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg.
As a long-term destination in Asia, China is the destination. September is ideal for a round trip: pleasant temperatures, little rain and no tourist high season. The temperatures in Beijing are 25 degrees – ideal for the visit of the Great Wall or the Forbidden City. The “Tourism Festival” in Shanghai also offers numerous cultural events in the middle of September.
October: Halloween where it all started
Autumn is a good time to travel. There are many destinations all over the world that have their special appeal. For example, you can find an attractive photo collection in the metropolises of Vienna, Paris, Venice or Rome. Halloween and Thanksgiving are good opportunities to travel to the USA.
Or rather desert, sea and rocky city Petra? Jordan is considered a safe country of rice, which you can visit with an organizer. Water temperatures around the 27 degrees are perfect for a beach holiday on the Red Sea – the coral reefs and fishing grounds on site make every dive a special experience. Perhaps you want to enjoy the hospitality of the Bedouins and follow the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia in Wadi Rum?
Tip: Endspurt for bargain hunters – on 31st October many organizers have the last chance to profit from the early bird prices for the winter season.
November: Beautiful view from the superlative tower
November in Germany is often wet and windy. If you are traveling now, you are usually flying into the distance: the Caribbean, Thailand and the Maldives have high season.
Dubai also offers an ideal climate for the cold season. Where two generations of Bedouins still stood in the desert, now skyscrapers tower into the sky. Make yourself a picture of the rich emirate, which is decorated with numerous superlatives. The best way from the top – take the lift to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.
Tip: There are the first season starts for the winter. The coldest glaciers already lure with sports and party fun.
December: Relaxing under palm trees
If you want to escape from the Christmas atmosphere, you can have a break in Mauritius – relax is here. Or he packs his bags for Alaska to see the coloring of the Northern Lights, mainly in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Denali National Park.
Need some wind around the nose? Sometimes Icelandic storms are raging around this time, and a new trend sports activity has sprung up on the island. In the so-called “Stormhike”, adventurers get at least five winds to experience Iceland with all its facets. Sun and heat are then expressly undesirable.
Different in Australia. There is summer – ideal for a visit to the numerous highlights: tropical rainforests in Queensland, the legendary underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, the animal paradise on Kangaroo Island and, of course, the desert and Uluru. And if you are here already, you can also welcome the new year -. In summer, Sydney is celebrated with a light show and a large fireworks display over the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House.
Tip: Early booking discounts attract all holidaymakers already booked again – the next summer holiday is certain.