Any day, any week, or any month could be the most perfect time for you and those that you love to set off on a vacation. However, before you start planning that vacation, we have a recommendation for you. Savvy travelers understand that certain places of the world are better for certain times of the year. Think about it this way, you wouldn’t want to plan a trip to New York City in the dead of winter, would you?
That’s why we’ve put this list together. On it, you’ll find the perfect travel destinations for every month of the year. In making these choices we’ve considered a couple of different things. For one, if you’re budget conscious, then you’ll find that these destinations have the best rates during the months that we’ve identified. Beyond that, though, you’ll find that these months correspond to the best time of the year to enjoy the destination that you’re traveling to.
Thinking about planning a vacation in the months ahead? Well, come check out this list, and find out where you should be going and when!
1. January: The Caribbean
No doubt, the Caribbean is a travel destination that’s beautiful to visit during any month of the year.
However, one reason to strongly consider making your trip during the month of January is that travel rates to this region are often lowest during this period.
2. February: Whistler, British Columbia
For many, the winter months are strongly associated with an enjoyment of pastimes like skiing and snowboarding.
Whistler may be one of the best places in the world for this, marrying tremendous slopes to chic and contemporary environs.
3. March: Nashville, Tennessee
If you’ve got a yen for music and want to indulge yourself in its history, Nashville is definitely the place to be.
When you want to visit this lively and beautiful city, though, March is the best time, as this is when it’s wonderfully temperate.
4. April: Peru
While the month of April is a typically rainy period for Peru, this can be a boon to the budget-conscious traveler.
In addition, the low prices and lack of crowds mean you can enjoy the splendor of places like the Sacred Valley.
5. May: New York City
There are two times to visit New York City, in the spring and in the fall. For our money, we’ll take the spring months.
During the month of May, you can enjoy the blossoming trees of central park and temperatures that won’t have to heading for indoor environments.
6. June: Mediterranean Coast
Not too hot and not too cold, the month of June is pretty much the goldilocks zone for fun along the Mediterranean.
From the cliffs of Italy to the islands of Greece, you’re sure to have an unforgettable vacation if you go.
7. July: St. Lucia
If you’re looking to get the luxury experience at a fraction of the cost, then this is the time to visit world-renowned St. Lucia.
And, as it so happens, this is also the month of the year where you’ll get to experience the joys and fun of Carnival.
8. August: San Francisco
The climate in San Francisco is often much colder than most people even realize. In August, though, the climate is ideal.
This gives you the perfect opportunity to explore the huge parks, historic urban centers, and even to venture out into wine country.
9. September: Paris
No matter the time of year, Paris is always the most romantic city in the entire world.
But, romantic excursions can get expensive, which is why the low September rates might be appealing to some romance-seeking travelers.
10. October: New England
While regions around the world experience beautiful autumns, there’s just something about New England in the fall.
As you drive from small town to small town, you’ll be able to see for yourself why so many people call this region home.
11. November: Morocco
As the temperatures begin to head south in many places around the world, Morocco is wonderfully temperate at this time of the year.
Because of this, you’ll have no problem exploring this tiny nation, as well as the ancient cities nearby.
12. December: Florida
Speaking of escaping the cold, wouldn’t you love to spend the holidays someplace where it’s warm?
That’s why so many families around the world make December the month they finally check out the sunshine and palm tress of Florida.