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Where are the best places to visit in the world?

Where are the best holiday destinations?


These are tough questions to answer but we've used our experience of travel in over 55 different countries over decades to help you plan your next trip.

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THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN JANUARY

For a spot of year round sunshine, try the Caribbean or the Middle East.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN FEBRUARY

Embrace the cold and the sight of the sun by travelling to the Arctic Circle to stay in an ice hotel or hitting the European and North American ski slopes.


More on the best places to travel in February here.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN MARCH

Sub-saharan Africa is just cooling off from its summer spell, making it a great time to go on safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta, climb Table Mountain or see the rest of this great vast space.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN APRIL

Depending on the timing of Easter, head to Seville to catch Spain's biggest Semana Santa parades, followed quickly by a week long party. The summer heat hasn't yet arrived but the sense of flamboyant occasion has..

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN MAY

May is a wonderful time to start visiting Southern Europe before the skies become too hot or everyone leaves for the August shutdown.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN JUNE

Zanzibar and New York City are just two extremes open for travel at this time of the year. And literature lovers should make their way to Dublin for Bloomsday.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN JULY

July marks the month for Canada, with the first of the month marking Canada Day. It's a summer of festivals and the great outdoors.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN AUGUST

August marks your best shot at Britain as the rugged Pembrokeshire coastline warms up and the Royal Parks of London spill with summery good cheer.

Surprise beach spots in Europe, like Scheveningen in The Hague, also make sense.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN SEPTEMBER

September's a dream month for much of Europe, as the crowds melt, the kids go back to school but the days are still long, the air fresh. Much of China and Japan is readily accessible and the oppressive levels of heat in the Middle East begin to wilt down to more bearable levels. 

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN OCTOBER

Greece and the Galapagos come into their own as travel destinations in October, while "leaf peeping" makes forests scarlet in northeast USA.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN NOVEMBER

Now's another good time for sun spots like the Maldives, Seychelles, Morocco and the Middle East or a time to visit busy, busy India. 

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN DECEMBER

Both Austria and Germany's Christmas markets spring up among cinnamon-scented wooden chalets this month making them an absolutely wonderful place to visit. 

For extreme adventure, it's also the start of the open season in Patagonia: head south, south, south to the tips of Argentina and Chile.


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