Beautiful hot beaches, famous historic landmarks, adventurous hikes, exciting tours, blooming landscapes; the choice is yours! There are so many exciting places to visit and take a vacation to, all around the world. Globalization today has given us the gift of so many options when it comes to traveling, often times making it difficult to pick only one destination to travel to. Each month will provide its unique weather and season, along with different activities that a destination will have to offer during that time of the year. For this reason, below we have compiled a list of the best places to vacation in every month, that will ensure that you make the most out of a destination, depending on the time of the year that you will be traveling.
One of the best places to vacation in January is undoubtedly beautiful Costa Rica. What makes Costa Rica especially desirable to vacation during the month of January is its exceptional weather during this time of the year. January, for Costa Rica, is when the weather is ultimate. This is because most of the country is in its early part of the dry season, with little rain on the Pacific side of the country, and high temperatures, averaging in the mid 80s to low 90s with plenty of sunshine.
Costa Rica is a popular spot to vacation in January; many who live in colder climates during these months will be in great need of a break in the middle of their cold winter. Since the weather in Costa Rica in the month of January is exceptional, most will find it the perfect opportunity to visit this marvellous country. Book your vacation rental to Costa Rica today!
February may not typically be as popular of a vacation month as the months of December-January or June-August; however, if you are nonetheless looking to go somewhere lively and enjoy an especially fruitful experience during this time of the year, then Italy, is definitely the best place for you. Italy is one of the best places to vacation in February; choose yours from our thousands of vacation rentals in Italy here. Venice is amongst one of the many beautiful cities that Italy has to offer. The misty winter time brings the best of out cinematic La Serenissima—as Venice is known. The temperature may be chilly; however the lively events and numerous tourist attractions that this city has to offer are especially stunning around this time of the year.
Visit the majestic palazzi that line the misty canals, walk down mysterious alleyways, explore fascinating deserted attractions and have an afternoon coffee or snack at the infinite number of cozy cafes and tratorrias along the way. Escape the chilly cold and enjoy an evening at one of the many unique art galleries, amongst them the well-known Gallerie dell’Accademia, home to masterpieces by Titian, Tintoretto and Bellini.
What especially contributes to making Venice one of the best places to vacation in February, is the Venetian’s calendar’s most anticipated event—Venice’s Carnevale. Become part of this world-wide known event, with an exceptional program that is filled with mystery, masks and mesmerizing shows. This carnival, beginning in mid February and lasting all throughout the entire month, will leave you with an experience that you will never forget. Choose over thousands of vacation rentals in Italy for your vacation here.
Brussels, Belgium, is definitely amongst the best places to vacation in March. This time of the year makes this marvellous city especially pleasant, with temperatures ranging from the 40s to the mid 60s. Enjoy walking around beautiful European landscapes, with fewer crowds, immersed by a more mellow atmosphere than you would find visiting this city during any other time of the year.
Brussels is known to be the home of the second most diverse population in the entire world. You will hear numerous languages, and see people from all over our globe, all within this European hub.
Take a stroll along Brussel’s famous world plaza, the Grand Place, also known as the Grote Markt, and get to see some of the most unique and beautiful architecture in the world. Taste dishes from some of the top and most diverse restaurants, and of course, don’t forget to try the original Belgian waffle.
Interestingly, Brussels is huge on comic culture, as it is known for its significant comic history. Take a comic tour and get to explore the history and invention of comics, at The Belgian Comic Strip Centre, which is open daily from 10am-6pm. Travel through one of the world’s most eclectic tourist attractions, known to be the comic strip murals that are displayed all across walls along the city. There is truly so much to explore in this beautiful European city, making it one of the best places to vacation in March—book your vacation rental for Brussels today.
If you are looking to get the perfect balance between manageable crowds and great weather, then Mollymook, Australia, is definitely one of the best places to vacation in April. Australian summers tend to start in early December and end around the beginning of February. What makes April an especially good time of the year to take a vacation to Australia is the weather; summers in Australia can get especially humid, while winters are typically very dry. Thus, April ensures the perfect weather, making this destination one of the best places to vacation in April.
Mollymook is located on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is an absolutely gorgeous seaside escape, home to delicious seafood, beautiful picnic spots, and majestic sea creatures that you can easily spot from afar. The famous Mollymook beach is a major tourist attraction, crossing two entire kilometers, allowing you to have fun and explore all that there is. Explore our numerous options of vacation rentals for your trip to Mollymook, Australia here.
Vienna, Austria’s capital, is filled with tourist attractions and historic landmarks. What makes May especially appealing of a time to visit this breathtaking city is the beautiful weather that you will be submerged in. You will be able to visit beautiful European landscapes that this historic city has to offer, right in the middle of Spring, surrounded by flowers in bloom.
Take a walk through the blooming cherry blossoms in Stadtpark, check out the Genussfestival in Stadtpark in mid May and enjoy eating and drinking festivities, or wine and dine in Yppenplatz or Naschmarkt. You can even decide to take a hiking tour, as this time of the year is the best for that.
Get to experience historic landmarks such as the Belvedere Palace, Schonbrunn Palace and Prater Park, amongst many, during one of Austria’s best times of the year.
Don’t miss out on Austria during the springtime; book your vacation rental today. Vienna during this time of the year is truly a charming experience, definitely making Vienna, Austria, one of the best places to vacation in May.
Santorini, one amongst the thousands of magical islands of beloved Greece. Santorini is definitely one of the optimal and best places to vacation in June. If you are looking to explore the islands of this stunning country, then check out our list of vacation rentals!
June is definitely the best time of the year for you to travel to any of Greece’s beautiful islands. The islands of Greece during the summer time are an experience like no other; there is no better time to vacation in Greece other than the summer time.
The weather is beautiful, stores are open and happening, and tours, excursions and events will all be available to you. The reason why June is specifically one of the best times of the year to visit Santorini, is because it is in the very beginning of the summer season; this means that the temperatures will be perfect and tourism levels will be moderate in comparison to other months of the summer.
As Greek islands tend to be an especially hot destination spot for tourists during the summer, it is best to take advantage of the early summer month of June which will provide you with both fantastic weather, but also a much serene experience in terms of visiting tourist attractions.
Of course, you are still within one of the best summer destinations in the world during the summertime, ensuring you get the most out of summer fun experiences and that you get to relax and even swim in some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
One of the best places to vacation in July is Canada’s capital, Quebec city. This city’s French Canadian culture will welcome you with beautiful sights that will make your trip an unforgettable experience.
Take a stroll around the historic Old Quebec neighborhood of stunning architecture, artisan shops, welcoming locals and marvellous cobblestone streets. Delve into North America’s oldest shopping district, the Quartier Petit-Champlain, and pick up gorgeous souvenirs along the way.
If you are interested and want to learn about Colonial history, check out the well-known Battlefields Park while soaking in Quebec’s lovely July summer weather. Get to explore or even hike at natural attractions, such as the Montmorency Falls Park amongst many more.
Quebec City during the month of July is a summertime wonderland, filled with numerous enjoyable experiences and fun activities that you can take part in. Choose from our list of thousands of vacation rentals in Canada today!
August, the peak of the summer season, is one of the hottest and most happening months to visit Iceland, making the capital, Reykjavik is one of the best places to vacation in August. This month is perfect for visiting the city’s gorgeous landscapes, and not only! Some of the most beautiful night skies during this month, that locals have not been able to see for months, will leave you in complete awe. Visitors can catch a glimpse of the extraordinary Northern Lights during the month of August are very crisp and clearly visible during the August summer nights.
Travel across the famed Golden Circle route, or get to explore the Blue Lagoon, amongst numerous number of adventures that you experience during your vacation in this incredibly beautiful country. What makes Reykjavik, Iceland one of the best places to vacation in August is that there are certain adventures and activities that are specifically open during the summer months, allowing you to make the most out of your trip, as you will be able to experience things that you may not have been able to during other months of the year. Iceland is truly one of the best places to vacation in August, choose the best vacation rental for you.
September is considered to be the dry season in Machu Picchu, Peru; this means that the city days are especially bright and sunny, with an average daily temperature of 64 degrees Fahrenheit and temperatures cooling to about 54 degrees Fahrenheit during the night time. The dry season makes Machu Picchu, Peru one of the best places to vacation in September.
Visit Machu Picchu by walking through the Inca Trail Hike, the hardest and most exciting way to get to Machu Picchu, very popular amongst travelers visiting Peru. September is the best time to hike to the world famous ruins of Machu Picchu, truly giving you a fulfilling experience of visiting Machu Picchu. We have some great vacation rentals for you to choose from.
Paphos, Cyprus, is a beautiful city that is located on the southwest coast of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Interestingly, this city has been inhabited ever since the neolithic times, a period that began in around 4500 BC. The city has numerous beautiful archaeological sites that you can take tours on during your visit, while enjoying the beautiful October weather that this city has to offer during this time of the year.
Explore the Kato Paphos Archeological Park, take a tour to the majestic Tomb of Kings located two hours out of Paphos city, visit St. Paul’s pillar and the Medieval castle of Paphos, amongst so many more historic sites. Relax and delight yourself in a classic Cypriot Meze lunch or dinner together with a glass of Mediterranean wine. The list can go on and on. Paphos, Cyprus, is without a doubt one of the most relaxing and best places to vacation in October- book the best vacation rental for your trip today.
Immerse yourself in restaurants, resorts, shops, a fun casino, and beautiful beaches on this sunny island of Paradise Island in the Bahamas—one of the best places to vacation in November. November is considered to be part of the high season for this island, and for a good reason. Summers in the Bahamas are known to be part of the hurricane season, which will typically begin in the month of July and last all the way up until the month of October.
This season makes the climate warm, humid and rainy, a time not so appealing to visit this beautiful tropical island. If you are looking to take a beach vacation during the month of November, then Paradise Island, Bahamas, will be guaranteed to give you the perfect weather and the lovely water temperatures that you are seeking. Book your vacation rental to the Bahamas today!
The New Year, known in Japan as “oshogatsu,” is known to be the most important holiday in the entire country- filled with markets and especially fun festivities during the entire month of December! Get to experience extraordinary events, such as the dazzling bamboo forest and the thousands of lanterns that are placed all around the area of Arashiyama from December 8th until December 17th. Celebrate New Years with an unforgettable experience of listening to the famous bell-ringing ceremonies to welcome the new year. December is definitely one of the best times of the year to visit Japan, making it by far one of the best places to vacation in December.
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