Head to Bali in January
The crowd in Bali thins out after the new year, making accommodation easier to get. January is ideal for diving in Bali. Other activities include relaxing on the island’s beautiful white-sand beaches, fishing, kayaking, water skiing, and dolphin watching.
Venice in February
It is carnival time in Venice in February, if you like the chaos you can join the revelling masses. There’s plenty of street parties along with exclusive private festivals in luxurious palazzos, costume competitions, colourful folklore and more.
Galapagos Islands in March
March is extra special in the Galapagos Islands as this is the time there’s opportunity to view a number of species nesting. You’ll get to see the land and marine iguanas, tortoises, sea turtles and penguins.
Netherlands in April
The month of April hosts one of the biggest street parties, celebrating the Dutch royal house also it marks the start of the nation’s breathtaking Tulip season. You can visit the world’s largest flower garden in Lisse, a small Dutch town 40-minute drive from Amsterdam. This is the place to see tulips in an array of vibrant colours alongside with orchids, lilies, daffodils, roses, carnations, hyacinths, and other flowers.
Asheville in May
May is just the perfect time to visit the mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville offers a crisp breath of fresh air, it is a magnet for lovers of music beer and the great outdoors. If you time your trip right, you’ll be able to catch up with the LEAF festival for local and world music or the Montford Music and Arts Festival.
Iceland in June
Head off to the Westjords at Iceland’s northwestern tip where you can expect full 24 hours of sunlight. There are endless activities for you to do in June in Iceland. Wildlife lovers can enjoy the best time of the year for whale and puffin sightings. The backdrop for outdoor activities is constituted by breathtaking views of mountains, glaciers, hot pools, nature treks, and picnics.
Athens, Greece in July
The streets of Athens bustle with energy while its ancient sites provide visitors with a window into an ancient civilization. In July, the Parthenon and the Temple of Olympian Zeus are just a few of the must-see wonders.
Kenya in August
August is dry and cool in Kenya and it signals the start of the great migration, known as the eighth natural wonder of the world. More than 2 million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles make the journey across the Serengeti in search of greener pastures in the Mara region. Along the way, predators like lions and crocodiles lie in wait for the incoming herds, providing tense drama for intrepid sightseers and nature lovers.
September in Western cape, South Africa
Visit the western cape in September where there’s something for everyone, from rugged outdoor excursions to relaxing tours through the wine country. There are range of activities including, Whale watching, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing at the table mountains. The cape town street food festival offers a variety of local and world cuisines.
October in Marrakesh, Morroco
Marrakesh is teeming with culture and life. It is home to beautiful mosques, palaces, gardens, sprawling bazaars, and cuisines. Visit in October and bask in the wonders of the Bahia Palace, the Ben Youssef Madrasa and the Jemaa El-Fnaa market.
November in Chiang Mai, Thailand
The annual Loi Krathong lantern festival holds in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is a breathtaking sight. The festival is marked by the release of thousands of lanterns into the night sky. Apart from attending the festival, you can spend days exploring the elephant sanctuaries and the majestic temples around every corner of the city.
December in Vienna
Stay warm in Vienna because temperatures at December drops to near-freezing, but the city comes alive as its legendary Christmas markets take center stage. If you are a lover of arts, you can splurge on tickets to the nutcracker ballet performed at the Vienna state opera. All across the city churches play host to seasonal classical concerts that will get you into the Christmas spirit.