- Where to go in May
Where to go in May
May is one of our most popular holiday months – and it’s no wonder. The weather in southern Europe is warming up nicely, so it’s the perfect time to explore somewhere a little closer to home. Discover the romance of Italy or perhaps experience sailing down the Rhine. Further afield, the pleasant temperatures make May an ideal month to travel to North America and North Africa.
Our pick: the best places to visit in May
"The days are warm whilst the evenings are cool and pleasant. Nature is in bloom in May so the landscape is green and lush. The popular ‘festival of the roses’ also takes place along the Dedes Valley as farmers complete the harvest of swathes of stunning flowers.”
- Phil Ellis, Product Manager
Experience pleasant temperatures and light evenings on the Rhine as you explore charming, ancient towns and villages. Pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge with fairytale castles at every turn. The canals and old town of Strasbourg are particularly beautiful in the spring sunshine.
£1,399per person 2 8 days
3. Puglia, Italy
With its Mediterranean climate, May is the perfect time to visit the ‘heel of Italy’ with temperatures at in the pleasant early 20s. One of the greatest perks of visiting at this time is there are also fewer crowds, particularly around must-see destinations including the ancient cave dwellings of Matera.
The Silk and Spice Festival often takes place in the month of May in Bukhara, a wonderful demonstration of Uzbekistan culture and an effort to revive the historical legacy of the ancient Silk Route. It is also warm and dry as the country enters its low season and crowds at major sites begin to thin.
Including Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva
£2,499per person 2 12 days
Throughout the year the landscapes change to reflect the different seasons and after a cold hard winter, spring sees temperatures beginning to rise, and the country come alive again with flora and fauna. And on this Ultimate Titan tour, you will experience it all - as the magnificent scenery changes in front of your eyes. From the West to the East Coast, spring slowly makes its way around, as colours begin to bloom and lakes begins to thaw.
£4,699per person 2 16 days
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6. Florida, USA
The Sunshine State sees gloriously hot temperatures all year around, but during the summer, it can be uncomfortable so, and with the rainy season also closing in. So May is an idea time to explore Florida’s breathtaking beaches and the abundance of amazing wildlife in Everglades National Park.
7. Hawaii, USA
May is the perfect month to visit Hawaii. The rainy season has been and gone, and it leaves behind lush landscapes and pleasant temperatures to immerse yourself in island paradise, exploring exotic wildlife, topical gems and one of the most poignant historical sites in US history, Pearl Harbour.
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