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Where to go on Holiday

While we’re all about inspiring you to go on your next holiday, we also know you’re after practical advice too. And the saying “timing is everything” really comes into its own when you’re thinking of planning your next trip.

Some holidays are time sensitive, like wanting to see the epic northern lights in full effect, catching the cherry blossom season in Japan or wanting to watch a humpback whale migration. You might be looking to escape the cold weather so you’ll want to know where’s hot and when. Other places are just simply brilliant to visit at any time of year.

So with this in mind, our travel experts have handpicked some recommendations to help you be in the right place at the right time. We’ve put together guides to the best holiday destinations for every month of the year - whether you’re after a beach break or sightseeing in a city - or even a combination of both.

Where to go in the Winter:
Month Winter Sun Break City Break Snow Holiday
December Lanzarote
Cuba
Colombia
Goa (India)
Phuket (Thailand) Sydney (Australia)
 
Berlin (Christmas Markets)
Vienna (Christmas Markets)
New York
Kyoto (Japan)
January Florida
Tenerife
Marrakech (Morocco)
Thailand
Cyprus
Dublin
Amsterdam
Finland (Northern Lights)
Iceland (Northern Lights)
The French Alps (Skiing)
February Cancun (Mexico)
Lanzarote
South Africa
Rio (Brazil)
Cape Verde
Australia
Paris (Valentine's Day)
Rome (Valentine's Day)
Tallinn
Venice (Carnival)
 
Where to go in the Spring:
Month Beach Break City Break
March Dubai
Hurghada
Bali
Egypt
Tunisia
Miami
 
Bruges
Amsterdam (Spring flowers)
Japan (Cherry Blossom Season)
Budapest
 
April Fuerteventura
Dominican Republic
Mauritius
Agadir
Venice
Lisbon
Madrid
Prague
Istanbul
Copenhagen
May Cyprus
Tenerife
Sardinia
Crete
Dubrovnik
Marrakech
Milan
New York
Munich
Norway
Where to go in the Summer:
Month Beach Break City Break
June Barcelona
Antalya
Ibiza
Indonesia
Corsica
Croatia
Sevilla
Florence
Stockholm
Edinburgh
July Valencia
Nice
Jersey
Menorca
Greek Islands
Brighton
Sicily
Yucatan Penisula (Mexico)
Singapore
Berlin
August Majorca
Costa Del Sol
Jersey
Tanzania
Bulgaria
Prague
Brussels
Barcelona
Edinburgh
Warsaw
Where to go in the Autumn:
Month Beach Break City Break
September Valletta (Malta)
Miami
Crete
The Algarve
Bali
Zanzibar
Tuscany (Italy)
Tirana
San Francisco
Buenos Aires
October Tunisia
Benidorm (Spain)
Los Angeles
Corfu
Sri Lanka
Agadir
Marseille
Munich
Athens
Las Vegas
November Thailand
Cape Verde
Gran Canaria
Dubai
Budapest (Christmas markets)
Krakow (Christmas markets)
Marrakech
Hong Kong
Mexico City