Where to go when – a holiday for every month of the year

At some point, someday, we’ll be back to what we do best – with our feet up and a beer in hand, basking in blissful blue skies and enviable ocean views. But for now, we can still dream. Because when travel inevitably does make a welcomed return to our lives, you might just find you feel like mixing things up a bit. Book a spontaneous last-minute escape. Tick an item off your travel bucket list. Or make up for lost time with a tropical trip to far-flung shores. That’s exactly why we wanted to bring you the low down on where to go when – with a holiday for every month of the year. So when that day does finally come, you can jet off on the dream holiday that you deserve.

JanuaryBarbados

Barbados holidays

Average temperature: 26°C

Season: Dry

Bask in some of the world’s most picturesque beaches, pop your feet up in a plush hotel and immerse yourself in the radiant rays of Barbados’ dry season. If you’re planning on jetting off in January, it’s bound to be one to remember – that’s for sure. And to make it even better. You’ll be jetting off to holiday heaven, whilst every other person you know plods along with what is undoubtedly one of the dullest months of the year. Who said the fun has to stop after Christmas? We know where we’d rather be.

FebruaryDominican Republic

Dominican Republic holidays

Average temperature: 24°C

Season: Dry

Fly high in February in to no other than the Dominican Republic. Be it the serene sandy bays of Punta Cana or the historical colonial capital Santo Domingo – your February’s set to be filled with nothing but sun. February sits right in the peak of the Dominican Republic’s dry season and the temperatures can reach as high as 29°C. Perfect time for a Valentine’s getaway of a lifetime? Now there’s a way to get in the good books.

MarchTenerife

Tenerife holidays

Average temperature: 18°C

Season: Spring

Ah magical March. The arrival of spring, the run-up to summer – we welcome you with open arms. But the Great British summer is still a little way off just yet. So if you’re eager to squeeze in some sunshine before it really starts hotting up over here – then a quick trip to Tenerife could do just the trick. Graced with good weather pretty much all year round – trusty Tenerife is a great place to be at this time of year. With temperatures ranging from 21-15°C, it’s the perfect time to explore the incredible Mount Teide if you like a hike!

AprilThailand

Thailand holidays

Average temperature: 28°C

Season: Dry

See phenomenal Phuket and captivating Koh Samui in all their glory by visiting in the high dry season. April sees some soaring temperatures and nothing but radiant sunshine so heading to the breezy tropical beaches is a must. It’s also the time of Thai New Year, with vibrant nation-wide celebrations, making April a great time to soak up a spot of culture too.

MayAlgarve, Portugal

Portugal holidays

Average temperature: 18°C

Season: Spring

In the words of The Temptations, ‘When it’s cold outside‘.. we’d rather have the month of May. Although things are hotting up at home about May time, it can be one of the best times to beat the summer crowds to the Algarve, yet still see this gorgeous region under the golden sunshine. Temperatures can reach highs of up to 22°C, so it’s the perfect time to adventure along coastal paths and end the day with some tasty Portuguese tapas.

JuneAthens, Greece

Greece holidays

Average temperature: 25°C

Season: Summer

As June comes round, the gorgeous Greek mainland starts to see toasty temperatures, long sunshine hours and warm summery evenings – making it one of the best times to visit. Get in there just before the summer rush and meander from city break to beach escape. Athens holidays offer the best of both worlds. Enjoy strolling the city without the soaring crowds in the months to come, but still see glorious sunshine, meaning you can enjoy the rolling ocean waves in all the right ways.

JulyIbiza

Ibiza Holidays

Average temperature: 25°C

Season: Summer

Beat peak season August prices, party in Ibiza’s best clubs before the dance floors get too crowded and get a great spot for sunshine at some of the island’s most magical beaches. Ibiza’s long been a popular pick for sun-seekers, with legendary nightlife and beautiful Balearic beaches – it’s no wonder this enchanting island holds the hearts of so many. If you don’t like it too hot, then July is a great time to visit.  You’ll get the gift of gorgeous temperatures, without the scorching heat that August can sometimes bring, it’s a win-win.  

AugustMajorca

Majorca Holidays

Average temperature: 25°C

Season: Summer

Jetting off during the summer holidays? While prices can sometimes soar during the kids’ summer break, there’s still plenty of places you can enjoy an affordable family holiday… and Majorca is undoubtedly one of them. With a short flight time from the UK, lots of fantastic family-friendly resorts and a nice average temperature of around 25°C – the little ones will love it, and we’re sure you will too!

SeptemberAntalya, Turkey

Turkey Holidays

Average temperature: 25°C

Season: Summer

Stretching out the summer with a cheeky September trip is a great way to extend the sun in your life before the winter comes. Luckily for us, the tempting shores of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast still stay sun-soaked all the way through till October time. So you can spend September in true summer style, soaking up the twinkling oceans of the Antalya region without a care in the world. Plus, you’ll just skip peak season prices, so you might be able to bag yourself a bargain too.  

OctoberPaphos, Cyprus

Paphos Holidays

Average temperature: 22°C

Season: Summer

Cyprus’ crystal clear oceans can still be enjoyed in October, thanks to the island’s magnificent Mediterranean climate, which still sees highs of up to 25°C. With long dry summers that stretch way into our winter months, you can ditch the October blues for something a little more appealing. The nightlife might not be as bubbly at this time of year – but it’s great for those seeking a quieter break, as well as avid adventurers who love to explore the coastlines.

NovemberDubai

Dubai Holidays

Average temperature: 25°C                        

Season: Warm winter

Dazzling Dubai’s desert-like temperatures can be a little much during the hot summer season, so November is a great time to see this spectacular city. Make November one to remember with this best-of-both-worlds destination where you can indulge in both an extravagant city break and a sun-soaked beach break all in one! Shop till you drop in massive malls, live the life of luxury at lavish hotels and take an adventure on the sands – there’s so much to discover in Dubai.

DecemberCancun, Mexico

Cancun Holidays

Average temperature: 24°C

Season: Dry

Christmas in Cancun – what could be better? If you’re thinking of spending Christmas in the sunshine, then Cancun could just be the answer. December is the first month of the dry summer season, with highs of up to 28°C. Forget frosty mornings and find yourself immersed in some of the world’s finest white-sand beaches, with breathtakingly beautiful blue waters before your eyes. This Christmas break will be like one you’ve never had before.

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Written on 19th March 2021 by

Holly Gregg

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