Planning to travel in May but confused where to go? Let us give you a short preview – you can witness the stunning cherry blossoms of Japan that will rekindle your belief in magic, attend the Primavera Sound festival in Spain – an unmissable music festival featuring the best artists from the world, or see the most stunning sunset of your life from a picture-perfect beach in the Maldives. Feeling excited about all the places you can travel? Read on to know a lot more such destinations, perfect for a May vacation.
Konnichiwa! Welcome to the land of the rising sun! May is the absolute best time to visit Japan to witness the famous white and pink cherry blossoms. During this time, the entire country is in a festive mode as it witnesses its biggest festival season during Golden Week and as an added bonus there is a special Sumo competition that is organized during this time. Once here, watch out for all the quirky contradictions that Japan is famous for.
Hola, welcome to Spain, a country that knows how to have a good time! Spain is an interesting mix of diverse culture and modern aesthetics, and boasts of three world class cities – Barcelona, Madrid, & Valencia. The best part about Spain during May is that this is the month before the big crowds descend the city, so you can enjoy all the pretty sights in peace. Another plus point for visiting in May is a chance to attend festivals like Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona.
For those who enjoy the beach, we suggest you head straight to the Maldives, a beautiful tropical beach paradise. During this month you will experience some rainfall, but the rates will be cheaper, with a bonus of less crowds as well. Those into surfing and diving will not only find the best of surfing and underwater life at this time, but they’ll also get cheaper gear for rent. Shops also offer special discounts on souvenirs, accessories, and clothes. What’s more, UAE residents get the visa-on-arrival in the Maldives!
United States of America
Head over to the United States of America if you want to be blown away by a sheer diversity of attractions you can visit in May. Best places to visit include, New York – famous for its museums, restaurants, and theaters, Philadelphia – a UNESCO World Heritage city famous for its cheese steaks, Maui – a wonderful beach city guaranteed to make you happy, and New Orleans – a city dominated by jazz.
For those whose idea of an ideal holiday includes visiting mountain ranges, villages, beaches, cities, and valleys, Turkey is a must-visit in May. A country that stretches across both Europe and Asia, Turkey is filled with a lot of unique attractions. Don’t forget to visit Hagia Sophia – an incredible museum with an extraordinary history, and the Grand Bazaar – a special marketplace that sells literally everything under the sun!
Want to take off on a quick getaway in May? Then Georgia is just the place you are looking for! Georgia is not only extraordinarily stunning with a presence of dense forests, Caucasian mountains, vineyards, and beaches, but also traveling to the country is extremely affordable! Make sure to spend some quality time exploring Tbilisi – the capital city that offers the best of both, new-world as well as old-world attractions.
If you want to visit a stylish European city this May, you must visit London – one of the most popular cities in the world. You will not find a better place if you like history, culture, and art. The bonus is the good weather! In May, you can also attend Museums at Night – a special event where the iconic museums put up an exceptional show for visitors, as well as the Chelsea Flower show.
Visiting this popular European country should be a must if you’re looking to explore a delightful destination packed with a variety of attractions. Right from the charming cobbled streets to amazing architecture, to the mysterious Bohemian forests, Czech Republic surprises everyone who lands here. If you find yourself in the country in May, do not forget to check out the café scene of Prague, a city quickly becoming the intellectual hub of Europe!
Interested in traveling to these places? Check out our easy guide for the best places to visit in May!