Where To Go and When To Travel

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: August 22, 2019

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Where to travel and when to go are two of the most common questions I get. Here are some great destinations arranged by month of travel. Please, don’t take this list too seriously. It’s a collection of personal preferences, suggestions, and possibilities. There are more than a few contradictions and inconsistencies buried in these recommendations.

The best year-round destinations are Singapore, Barcelona, San Francisco, and New York City.

Best Places To Visit In January

Where To Travel in January.

The weather in Tulum is wonderful in January and bars and restaurants have a fun festive vibe.

Where To Travel In January

1. Tulum
2. Koh Samui
3. Phuket
4. Barcelona
5. Tokyo
6. Florence
7. Rome

Best Places To Visit In February

Where To Travel in February

Koh Samui quiets a little from the holiday rush but weather is still wonderful.

Where To Travel In February

1. Koh Samui
2. Tulum
3. Phuket
4. Tokyo
5. Barcelona
6. Rome
7. Florence

Best Places To Visit In March

Where To Travel in March

Rome is at its best in the Spring for sightseeing. Good weather and crowds and lineups are far from their peak.

Where To Travel In March

1. Rome
2. Koh Samui
3. Phuket
4. Kyoto
5. Tokyo
6. Florence
7. Paris

Best Places To Visit In April

Where To Travel in April

Paris has pleasant weather in April. Crowds are beginning to increase but still manageable.

Where To Travel In April

1. Paris
2. Florence
3. Rome
4. Santorini
5. Kyoto
6. Tokyo
7. Koh Samui

Best Places To Visit In May

Where To Travel in May

May will have great weather in Santorini for sightseeing, wine tours, and hikes. Boat tours are better in June, July, and September.

Where To Travel In May

1. Santorini
2. Paris
3. London
4. Florence
5. Rome
6. Kyoto
7. Iceland

Best Places To Visit In June

Where To Travel in June

Long days and fantastic outdoor activities make Iceland an awesome June destination.

Where To Travel In June

1. Iceland
2. Santorini
3. Mykonos
4. London
5. Bali
6. Paris
7. Florence

Best Places To Visit In July

Where To Travel in July

In July London is packed with tourists but made up for by good weather to enjoy the parks and markets.

Where To Travel In July

1. London
2. Mykonos
3. Santorini
4. Bali
5. Iceland
6. Amsterdam
7. Seattle

Best Places To Visit In August

Where To Travel in August

If you want to party (and have great beach weather) Mykonos is the place and August is the month. (If you’re only interested in the beaches then come in June or September.)

Where To Travel In August

1. Mykonos
2. Santorini
3. Bali
4. Iceland
5. Amsterdam
6. Seattle
7. London

Best Places To Visit In September

Where To Travel in September

September has great weather and slightly smaller crowds than summer as NYC residents head back to work.

Where To Travel In September

1. New York City
2. Santorini
3. Seattle
4. Bali
5. Mykonos
6. Barcelona
7. Florence

Best Places To Visit In October

Where To Travel in October

Bali has great weather and great deals in October.

Where To Travel In October

1. Bali
2. Barcelona
3. Florence
4. Tokyo
5. Kyoto
6. Santorini
7. New York City

Best Places To Visit In November

Where To Travel in November

Tokyo is at its best in November for sightseeing and fall colors.

Where To Travel In November

1. Tokyo
2. Barcelona
3. Florence
4. Kyoto
5. Rome
6. Santorini
7. New York City

Best Places To Visit In December

Where To Travel in December

Barcelona is perhaps the best year-round destination but it has an especially festive spirit in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Where To Travel In December

1. Barcelona
2. New York City
3. Florence
4. Rome
5. Tulum
6. Phuket
7. Koh Samui

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