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Best holiday destinations in May

May is one of our most popular holiday months... The weather in southern Europe is warming up nicely, so it’s the perfect time to explore somewhere a little closer to home. Discover the romance of Italy or culture of Spain. Further afield, the balmy temperatures make May an ideal month to travel to North America and North Africa.

Puglia, Italy

With its Mediterranean climate, May is the perfect time to visit the ‘heel of Italy’ with temperatures in the pleasant early 20s. With countryside that’s blanketed with olive groves, a collection of historic cities and fairytale towns, and a coastline, Puglia is a rich region filled with simple pleasures. One of the greatest perks of visiting now is there are also fewer crowds, particularly around must-see destinations including the ancient cave dwellings of Matera.


The white-sand beaches of Mallorca, Andalucia’s age-old bodegas and flamenco bars, Catalonia’s sleepy seaside towns – whether you’re rekindling a love affair with an old favourite or striking out to explore somewhere new, there’s always plenty to discover when you travel to Spain. This is the perfect month to explore. Enjoy cooling sea breezes on boat rides and explore medieval towns and cobbled streets in warm temperatures.


Travel to Uzbekistan and find desert cities, great domed madrasahs, bazaars filled with exotic spices and silks – it’s a destination that conjures up images of the enchanted tales of ‘Arabian Nights’. The Silk and Spice Festival often takes place in the month of May in Bukhara, a wonderful demonstration of Uzbekistan culture and an effort to revive the historical legacy of the ancient Silk Route. It is also warm and dry as the country enters its low season and crowds begin to thin.


We can take you to the wilds of the Rocky Mountains, lead you through the streets of Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver, show you Nova Scotia’s charms, and introduce you to the rolling landscapes of the prairie provinces. Throughout the year Canada’s landscapes change to reflect the different seasons and, after a cold hard winter, spring sees temperatures rise. From the west to the east coast, spring slowly makes its way around, as colours begin to bloom, and lakes begins to thaw.

Florida, USA

Famously sun-kissed, the peninsula of Florida boasts over 180 beaches just waiting to be explored, and so much more besides. The Sunshine State sees gloriously hot temperatures all year around, but during the summer, it can be uncomfortable, and with the rainy season also closing in, May is an ideal time to explore from an abundance of wildlife in Everglades National Park to lively cities like Miami.

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