Where Would You Be Traveling in May?

Where would you be traveling this May? May is the wonderful time to travel — it’s shoulder season in most places (fewer tourists, lower prices) and the weather is warming up!


In Europe, the pleasant weather is coming back and the sun is starting to warm up in various countries. May is the ideal time to visit southern and western Europe, where Austria is throwing off its winter chills to enjoy a dry and sunny climate at this time with temperatures generally above 20°C. Scotland benefits from its maximum level of sunshine during the month of May and its blossoming flowers will be adding to the beauty of its countryside. Croatia and Hungary enter into the warmth of springtime and Portugal is enjoying summer like temperatures that will be inviting visitors to relax, go for walks and explore.

Few destinations are recommended to travel in Asia at this time of the year. Bali and Indonesia in general (excepting Sumatra where the rain is still frequent despite its dry season) are worth weighing up as is Japan which is experiencing warm pleasant weather at present. China, depending on the area that you are considering for a visit, can be a good choice at this time.


Are you keen about Africa? If yes, it’s a good time to visit inland areas in northern Africa such as deserts before he suffocating heat of summer arrives. Have a trip to Reunion will provide sunny weather with pleasant temperatures and tolerable humidity levels. Cap Vert is definitely a possibility, rain is infrequent and the sea temperature there is approximately 25°C right now.


Traveling to America, the Caribbean, Guadeloupe and Martinique and also the Bahamas are still welcoming for a short time yet before the rainy season starts. In South America you would definitely like to consider visiting Bolivia where the rainy season has ended. It’s also a good time for Central America, the west coast of Mexico in particular.

To be avoided:

Try to avoid Asia in general which is entering its down season. Egypt is starting to suffer from heat waves and India which is entering its monsoon season, very hot and humid. Zanzibar is still in the middle of its rainy season and Sri Lanka is experiencing its monsoon period soon.