With so much choice out there in the big wide world, knowing where to go and when can be tricky.
Not only do you need to time it right with your own commitments and getting time off work, then you’ve got to consider peak seasons, dry and wet times of the year (no one wants a soggy holiday) and also seasonal festivals which can throw a spanner into any well laid out itinerary (Chinese New Year, I’m looking at you).
So here is a breakdown of where to travel and when for the second half of 2017.
Cuba – With Havana bringing in an average high of 32ºC, August is the perfect month to visit Cuba. Even the temperature at night is a balmy 23 ºC so if you’re looking for a sunny summertime get away, this Caribbean island is the one for you. Just think: sun, music, piña colada, sea and sightseeing… perfect!
Norway – We know, not your average summer destination right? Well it should be! Long days and short nights mean the country comes alive after months of bitter wintery hibernation. They say the Norwegians bloom from the newfound sun and warmth meaning the locals you come across will welcome you with open arms. And who knew midnight sun was a thing?!
Lithuania – September is a great time to visit Lithuania because the peak season is slowing down meaning prices are getting cheaper. Bearing this in mind, you can still get an average of 18 degrees making it a great weekend getaway (we’re going, join us!)
French Riviera – How does Nice, Monaco, Montecarlo and Cannes take your fancy? This luxury hot spot for the rich and famous boasts 330 days of sunshine a year and 71 miles of coastline and beaches. What’s not to love?
Morocco – ahhh Morocco, one of our favourite destinations. Want a slice of African culture without the heat? Then October is the perfect time to go. Picture souks and medina’s and smell the spices that Morocco is famous for and you’re almost close to imagining just what this fascinating country is all about
Vietnam – This country is so diverse weather-wise that you’ll probably get a bit of everything here. October sees the end of the rainy season but you may still get soggy in amongst the sunshine. On the Solo Traveller trip you’ll go from north to south with an abundance of things to do and see on the way.
Nepal – November is a perfect time for our Highlights of Nepal trip. The daytime temperature is ideal to enjoy walking around the capital, Kathmandu without getting sweaty in what can be uncomfortable heat at other times of the year. “Once is not enough” commonly sums up this gem of a country and if that’s the case, our Annapurna Discovery Trip is running and you can count on great visibility and weather for the trek.
Iceland – It’s cold in England in November so why embrace the freezing temperatures and visit Iceland which is wayyyy cooler than Blighty. Namely because of the Northern Lights, the mystical green glow which dances in the sky leaving truly magical memories. And of course, you can warm up over a Brennivin: Icelandic schnapps affectionately nicknamed ‘Black Death.’
India – Escape the Christmas prep and head over to Kerala, known as a tropical paradise with waving palms and wide sandy beaches. This south Indian state uses the slogan ‘God’s Own Country’ for a very good reason. December is the start of the dry season where rain and humidity are swapped for sunshine and warmth.
Cambodia – See in the New Year in true Cambodian style on our Best of Cambodia tour. With temperatures and humidity near their lows of the year and the countryside vibrant and green it would be a shame not to go!