Best Places To Travel Each Month Of The Year

If you’re planning your next holiday and would like to know which is the best holiday location for each month of the year, then we’ve ensured that our list of the top travel destinations will help you.


January: Argentina and Chile 

As the festive season completes and the winter weather continues, January is often a popular time for eager travellers to book a holiday in a sunny destination.

If you’re hoping to reach one of the hottest holiday destinations available during winter, then Argentina and Chile offer the perfect chance to escape the cold weather associated with the start of the year. 

As Patagonia is a South-American region shared by these two fascinating countries, why not use this as the opportune time to explore the Andes Mountains or partake in the nearby treasured activity of penguin spotting?

Choose between staying in a luxury hotel offering modern suites with breath-taking views, like the Four Seasons Buenos Aires, or a five-star hotel like Alvear Palace, which features magnificent furnishings, crystal chandeliers and paintings by renowned artists that effortlessly enable visitors to discover the styles used during the time of Louis XV and Louis XVI. Whether you’d rather stay in one of these two exclusive hotels or discover the Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa in Chile, Berkeley Travel can ensure your holiday is stress-free, so you can beat the Monday blues.

alvear palace

February: Morocco and Brazil

If now that February, the month when the coldest winds tend to reach the UK, is fast approaching you’re realising you really need a break from the cold weather, then Morocco and Brazil both offer fantastic chances to explore a more exotic location.

Why not stay in the modern oriental resort Amanjena in Morocco or the Fasano Boa Vista in Brazil, which is set on the expansive Fazenda Boa Vista farm but provides all the comfort of modern rooms? 

amanjena marrakech

March: The Maldives 

If you’re struggling to find some early sunshine where you’re based, why not travel further afield in March?

The Maldives are renowned for providing desirable, high temperatures throughout March, which allow you to maximise the amount of time you can spend relaxing on one of the many beaches this exclusive location has to offer. 

luxury maldives holiday

If you’re sporty or happen to be particularly interested in pursuing an activity-based holiday, March is the perfect time to visit the Maldives, as the weather improves visibility for water-based sports like snorkelling and diving, with this month also symbolising the start of the surfing season.


For those who would prefer to spend their holiday relaxing, and immerse themselves in beautiful surroundings, the One & Only Reethi Rah combines a contemporary setting with traditional features that reflect the location’s Asian culture. The five-star JOALI Maldives offers beach villas that provide a unique opportunity to swim under the stars, whilst Gili Lankanfushi gives guests a luxury hotel experience without needing to venture more than a 20-minute speedboat ride away from the capital’s International Airport.

Whichever accommodation is closely aligned to your perfect holiday, Berkeley Travel will ensure you discover the ideal Maldives resort for your preferred leisure activities. 


April: Japan

In the middle of Spring, which is the best season to see cherry blossoms in bloom, April is a very popular time for travellers to explore Japan

Minimal rainfall, clear blue skies and pleasant temperatures make April an even more ideal month in which to visit this beautiful country.

If you choose to book through Berkeley, we’ll ensure your visit can be complemented by arranging for you to stay at an exclusive hotel in Japan. From appreciating the impressive natural views offered by the Aman Kyoto to the panoramic city views offered by Aman Tokyo to the business and leisure favourite Park Hyatt Tokyo, we work with a number of carefully-selected resorts.

aman tokyo


May: Germany

If you’re so eager to visit Germany that you’d rather not wait until October for Octoberfest, Munich hosts Fruhlingsfest (also known as Springfest), which still offers the same activities to visitors without being as crowded. 

With a pool and a Finnish sauna available to enjoy at your leisure, Hotel Bareiss prides itself on providing exemplary customer service for all its guests regardless of whether they travel alone, with their partner or accompanied by many loved ones.

If you’d prefer to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in a historic part of Düsseldorf, the Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel provides an ideal combination of modern facilities with an appreciation for the heritage that accompanies this stunning city has to offer.

If you’re looking to explore Munich whilst residing in a luxury hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Munich is the perfect hotel for couples seeking an intimate setting, as the exclusive resort is small but still provides expertly-designed interiors. For those who require a location that can accommodate larger groups and facilitate business meetings in an exquisite, modern setting, the Charles Hotel can provide modern meeting rooms within a hotel that still offers a traditional outlook.  


June: Greece 

With summer said to really begin in June in Athens, Greece is the ideal holiday location for the middle of the year. 

The month in its entirety is expected to bring a lot of sun and warmth for those who decide to travel to this beautiful place at this time. 

For those seeking the warmest destinations available in Greece, June is the ideal time to visit Karpathos, Rhodes and Crete. 

If you’re planning a visit to Eastern Crete, the Domes of Elounda, situated in a secluded location known amongst elite individuals for its crystal clear waters, provides ultimate privacy for your luxury holiday.


July: France

July is an ideal time to visit France, as the markets are plentiful and the lavender is blooming. 

To take full advantage of the culinary delights that are therefore much easier to enjoy at this time of year, Provence is a particularly advisable part of France to explore.

With lavender used in recipes as unusual as artisan honeys and luxury sorbets, these special delicacies and the extensive range of food markets are therefore best appreciated by visiting the region towards the middle of the year.

For an ideally-located resort, which offers as much luxury as it does convenience for exploring the best attractions in France, Villa La Coste provides the perfect setting. With a vineyard also available to guests, there really is every opportunity to discover the delightful food and drink associated with this popular holiday destination.

villa la coste


August: Iceland

As the warmest month of the year for this breath-taking country, August really is the ideal time to visit Iceland.

If your primary reason for visiting Iceland is to see the Northern Lights and you don’t mind milder temperatures, September is when the nights become longer and there are more opportunities to do so whilst still enjoying the warmer-than-average Icelandic weather.

Whichever time of year you choose to visit Iceland, the Blue Lagoon provides a dedicated sky terrace, which enables the resort’s guests to observe the Northern Lights in their full beauty.

iceland luxury holiday

September: Italy

In September, warm weather and sunshine are normally synonymous with unforgettable holidays in Italy.

From climbing Mount Vesuvius to attending film festivals in Venice, there’s truly something for everyone at this incredibly popular holiday destination.

If you decide to visit Venice, Aman Venice provides the perfect opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the romantic atmosphere of the city. For those visiting alone or with friends, the UNESCO World Heritage Site provides an abundance of opportunities, including exploring stunning architecture and discovering some of the most exclusive shops in the country. 

Jewellery, antiques and leather items are amongst the most luxurious products available, with leading designers like Gucci and Versace choosing to sell their branded fashion items in the fashion boutiques that Venice is renowned for.


October: Spain 

If you’re determined to experience warmth and sunshine at a time when half the world is preparing for winter, Spain is one of the most suitable locations in the world for a holiday in October.

By mid-October, grapes have been harvested and vineyards throughout Spain are therefore beginning the annual tradition that dates back to the Romans: grape stomping. If you’d like to experience this productive pastime, or you’d just like to sample some of the finest wines, then visiting this beautiful country is an absolute must. 

With wine tours in Madrid and Barcelona lasting 2-3 days, why not stay at the exclusive Ritz Madrid, Almanac Barcelona or the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona to fully appreciate this rich tradition?

mandarin oriental barcelona

November: Turks and Caicos Islands

Venturing further afield as Christmas nears is advisable, as you can avoid the incredibly busy holiday period across Europe that normally occurs pre-Christmas. 

Turks and Caicos Islands are therefore the ideal place to visit in November.

The islands are the perfect location for safaris and for exploring wildlife as diverse as whales, turtles and flocks of birds, as several species migrate to this tropical holiday destination.

Why not reside at the Amanyara to fully embrace nature? The exclusive resort features an enviable surrounding of protected parkland whilst overlooking stunning reefs. 


December: Switzerland 

What better way to mark the end of the year than by visiting the picturesque country of Switzerland for an unforgettable adventure? 

From skiing in the Swiss Alps to visiting a chocolate factory, there’s truly an abundance of activities to satisfy all guests.

For those who are travelling with children or simply love dogs, dog sledging is an absolute must while exploring this incredible holiday destination.

The Alpina Gstaad offers five-star luxury suites to their discerning clientele. Providing breath-taking views, the resort’s exclusive Panorama Suite offers the unique opportunity to enjoy your own private jacuzzi and spa, then warm up over your choice of two fireplaces. 

alpina gstaad
The Alpina Gstaad, Switzerland, The Alpina Gstaad/ Urs Homberger

If you’d prefer to visit one of the exquisite destinations listed above, or explore an entirely different country for your luxury holiday, contact Berkeley Travel today to discover how you could be one step closer to a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.

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