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Ditch the spring clean for a spring break, with our favourite ideas for May below. As ever, we’re on hand to give you detailed guidance and expert suggestions in choosing your trip. And remember, we have our super-flexible cancellation terms.

May destinations

Italy

Lyrical landscapes & world-class gastronomy
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    The weather in Italy in May is perfectly Mediterranean, with most of the country enjoying temperatures between 21-24°C.

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    Stealing a march on the summer crowds, it's a lovely time to be outside. Italy's manicured gardens are in their pomp, its historic wonders a delight to explore before the baking summer heat and its coastline positively glittering.

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USA

A gigantic patchwork of epic landscapes for epic trips
  • WEATHER

    April can vary in temperature across the country from temperate spring temperatures in the northern states, averaging 18-22°C, to a balmy 28-30°C in the southern states.

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    May is a pretty good month to visit, well, basically anywhere in the USA. Spring blooms have erupted to add splashes of colour to the country's widescreen landscapes, while its wildlife has woken up from winter hibernation.

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Greece

Stunning Mediterranean coastlines, rich ancient history & sumptuous food
  • WEATHER

    The weather in Greece in May is wonderfully Mediterranean, with temperatures averaging between 22-25°C.

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    Beat the summer rush to Greece and you'll be rewarded with crowd-free ruins that aren't too hot to explore and sun-soaked shores that aren't too chilly to relax on.

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Barbados

British history and Bajan soul
  • WEATHER

    May comes after Barbados' prime season, soy uo can bank on far fewer crowds with just a tiny increase in the chance of rain.

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    Idle away a week or two soaking up the Bajan sun, swinging in an overwater hammock, rum cocktail in hand. Or spend your days snorkelling kaleidoscopic coral reefs and diving down to the mesmerising shipwrecks, now home to an impressive number of multi-coloured marine life.

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Peru

Experience mystical Inca history & pulsating biodiversity
  • WEATHER

    Following the rainy season in the Andes and the Amazon, May is a time when Peru is bathed in sunshine and warmed by temperatures upwards of 20°C.

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    May's great weather means you can tick off lots of Peru's icons, whether it's hiking to Machu Picchu in the cooler Andean foothills to trying ceviche in Lima and marvelling at the floating villages on Lake Titicaca.

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Bhutan

An enthralling Kingdom of unique culture, traditions and pure contentment
  • WEATHER

    Temperatures across Bhutan increase in anticipation of the summer months, with temperatures around 15-17°C. Humidity also begins to increase.

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    It's a real treat to go hiking in Bhutan during springtime, with its Himalayan hillsides speckled with blooming wildflowers and rhododendron bushes with their lilac flowers.

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Mexico

Adventure, cuisine and relaxation drenched in Maya magic
  • WEATHER

    Sitting in Mexico's dry season, May welcomes topaz-blue skies across the country and temperatures ranging from 26-33°C, while it will be cooler in mountainous areas.

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    Adrenaline lovers can zip through the Mexican jungle by bike, zip-line or on foot, before cooling off in a cenote. Cultural enthusiasts can swap the high-octane thrills for the epic Maya pyramids of Chichén Itzá or the vibrant culinary scene of Mexico.

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Ecuador & the Gálapagos

Uncover rich biodiversity and ancient Inca ruins
  • WEATHER

    Mainland Ecuador is cool and wet (although this is only in the form of short afternoon showers) but it's the best time to explore the Gálapagos Islands, where it's warmer.

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    Witness blossoming wildflowers and unique wildlife encounters, with land iguanas and sea turtles hatching on its beaches.

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Jordan

An island of calm with outdoor adventures that 'wow'
  • WEATHER

    May marks the apex between Jordan's rainy winter and the sizzling summer heat still to come. It's the country's Goldilocks weather – not too hot and not too cold. Just perfect.

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    Jordan's warm – but not too hot – weather makes it ideal for exploring its signature sights like Petra and Wadi Rum.

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Israel

Experience captivating history first-hand at sacred sites & ancient landscapes
  • WEATHER

    May avoids the mugginess and intense heat of Israel's summer, with temperatures around 22-24°C.

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    Instead of wilting under the summer sun, the warm and pleasant conditions May brings make it ideal for soaking up Israel's cultural sights.

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Italy

Lyrical landscapes & world-class gastronomy
  • WEATHER

    The weather in Italy in May is perfectly Mediterranean, with most of the country enjoying temperatures between 21-24°C.

  • Star Icon SEE & DO

    Stealing a march on the summer crowds, it's a lovely time to be outside. Italy's manicured gardens are in their pomp, its historic wonders a delight to explore before the baking summer heat and its coastline positively glittering.

VIEW DESTINATION

USA

A gigantic patchwork of epic landscapes for epic trips
  • WEATHER

    April can vary in temperature across the country from temperate spring temperatures in the northern states, averaging 18-22°C, to a balmy 28-30°C in the southern states.

  • Star Icon SEE & DO

    May is a pretty good month to visit, well, basically anywhere in the USA. Spring blooms have erupted to add splashes of colour to the country's widescreen landscapes, while its wildlife has woken up from winter hibernation.

VIEW DESTINATION

Greece

Stunning Mediterranean coastlines, rich ancient history & sumptuous food
  • WEATHER

    The weather in Greece in May is wonderfully Mediterranean, with temperatures averaging between 22-25°C.

  • Star Icon SEE & DO

    Beat the summer rush to Greece and you'll be rewarded with crowd-free ruins that aren't too hot to explore and sun-soaked shores that aren't too chilly to relax on.

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Barbados

British history and Bajan soul
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Peru

Experience mystical Inca history & pulsating biodiversity
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Bhutan

An enthralling Kingdom of unique culture, traditions and pure contentment
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Mexico

Adventure, cuisine and relaxation drenched in Maya magic
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Ecuador & the Gálapagos

Uncover rich biodiversity and ancient Inca ruins
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Jordan

An island of calm with outdoor adventures that 'wow'
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Israel

Experience captivating history first-hand at sacred sites & ancient landscapes
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Our recommended experiences for May

9 days Mar-Nov
Romance on the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi coast is the perfect place to practice what the locals call “La Dolce Vita”. With rugged cliff faces, small picturesque villages and rolling vineyards, the entire region has a wealth of attractions, world-class cuisine and some of the best views in the world.

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13 days May-Oct
Peru: In the footsteps of the Incas

Peru is a destination which has enthralled its visitors for decades. On this trip you’ll spend thirteen incredible days discovering the wonders of southern Peru before reaching the majestic site of Machu Picchu, the jewel of the Incas.

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18 days May-Oct
Sacred Incas and wild Amazon of Peru

The Inca empire is far more than just Machu Picchu and Peru is far more than the Incas. This trip takes you far beyond the iconic citadel to showcase a much more varied chunk of Peru’s treasures. Skip from Lima to Cusco and the Sacred Valley to deep in the Peruvian Amazon, exploring by road, rail and boat for an adventure Hiram Bingham would be proud of.

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8 days Mar-May, Sep-Nov
Hidden Treasures of Jordan

Discover the hidden treasures of Jordan on this week-long holiday where you’ll experience the lost city, one of the seven wonders of the world and ride through the Valley of the Moon.

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16 days Dec-May
Treasures of Ecuador & The Galápagos

Not long after landing in Ecuador, most people rush off to the Galápagos. Admittedly, it’s an archipelago of otherworldly proportions but why should it have all the fun? This sixteen-day adventure shows you mainland Ecuador also has plenty of jewels of its own.

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11 days May-Oct
Sensational Santorini

Anyone who visits Santorini, cannot help but fall under its spell. With the sky ablaze with a captivating sunset, the sublime landscape of whitewashed houses mingling in with colourful Bule domed buildings with the renowned Caldera as a backdrop.

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11 days Oct-May
Uncloak Bhutan’s mysteries

The last great Himalayan kingdom, Bhutan is shrouded in secrecy. This eleven-day journey will unlock the door to this devoutly Buddhist land, one of the world’s most mysterious countries.

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11 days May-Oct
Magical Mykonos

Whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches sit alongside luxury hotels, each equipped with the obligatory infinity pool from which you can take in some of the most renowned views in Europe. On this eleven-day journey we'll give you the inside track on what makes this Greek island so perfect, be it your honeymoon or a milestone holiday with friends.

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10 days Mar-May, Sep-Nov
Israel: The best of the Holy Land

Famous for being the birthplace of Christianity and home to some of the holiest sites in Judaism and Islam, this itinerary will immerse you in the architecture, mysticism and beauty that encapsulate the region.

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11 days Mar-Nov
Culture & classics in Sicily

Your journey will begin on the east of Sicily with a stay in the coastal town of Syracuse, followed by the cosmopolitan capital of Palermo before reaching the chic resort of Taormina.

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8 days Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct
Highlights of Turkey: Istanbul & Cappadocia

Rich in history and folklore, Istanbul straddles Europe and Asia has much to offer. Couple this with the fabulous Cappadocia region, renowned for its quirky rock formations, this is the perfect introduction to the best of Turkey.

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