Best time to go everywhere in the world, country by country

When are you going on holiday? Find the best time to visit the destination of your dreams by browsing country profiles on our site. To do this, you can select a country from the map below or by selecting a continent below the map.

Best time to go: country by country

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Best time to go: continent by continent

Find out when is the best time to go to every continent and plan a trip without a cloud or a drop of rain!

Want to discover the world? Find out the best time to go.

From the paradisiacal beaches of the Caribbean islands to the majestic Norwegian fjords without forgetting the impressive ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, the world abounds with superb places to spend an unforgettable holiday. Only, to fully enjoy your trip, you need to know the best time to leave, depending on the destinations per continent.

Africa according to your desires

Africa offers a wide variety of destinations, depending on the activities you wish to do during your trip; whether you want to bask in the sun on the Senegalese coast, discover animal life in all its authenticity or just relax away from the tumultuous daily routine.

Because of their proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, destinations located in the Maghreb countries, such as Tunisia or Morocco, allow you to extend your summer holidays from October to April, which is also the best period to recharge your batteries far from the cold that dominates certain regions of the world.

If you have a predilection for safari, East African countries will welcome you all year round. Tanzania and Kenya are particularly pleasant from May to October. This is a good time to observe animals frolicking through the re-growing vegetation. For a unique experience, the inland delta of the Okavango in Botswana reveals all its splendor during the period between June and August. The southern winter is the best season to travel to South Africa and discover the Kruger Park without having to face the heat.

For those who love diving and seaside holidays, the islands of the Indian Ocean, such as the Seychelles, Reunion Island or Madagascar will allow you to escape from the heat, from May to October.

The best times to travel in America

A vast continent, America is rich in destinations as well as climates and reliefs. From the immense Canadian forests to the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean, from the rugged relief of the Andes Cordillera, nature lovers and sports enthusiasts on vacation will find what they are looking for. All you have to do is determine where and when to travel in America to make the most of the good times.

The softness of the Californian coasts in the United States of America will welcome you all year round, unlike Canada where the variation of the seasons counts for the comfort of vacationers. That's why it's important to determine when to go on vacation. The Canadian Rockies are particularly superb in summer and spring.

The best time to discover the countries of Central America generally coincides with the relatively dry season. So if you are planning to go to Mexico, relax on the beautiful beaches of the Riviera Maya or hike in Costa Rica, there are plenty of opportunities from November to April.

Perhaps you have a predilection for the aurora australis? Patagonia is ideal during the southern winter, from July to September, but it is necessary to be well covered, as the climate is cold.

Go to Asia and enjoy the best climate

The Asian continent, which includes India, China and the countries of South Asia among others, is vast, offering a multitude of destinations that will satisfy all expectations: heavenly beaches for sun and sea holiday enthusiasts, breathtaking landscapes for trekking enthusiasts. But as the climate varies from one place to another, the best time to travel in Asia varies according to the destination.

For example, the period from May to October is a good time to discover the north of Sri Lanka and the whole of Indonesia. The magnificent beaches of Thailand and the diving sites in the Philippines will make you spend privileged moments during the period which extends from October to March.

The months of May, September and October are particularly favorable to go to Japan and take advantage of its favorable climate throughout the archipelago. Whereas the city-state of Singapore is welcoming all year round, except in December when rainfall is at its peak.

The best seasons to spend holidays in Europe

For some regions of Spain, such as Andalusia and most cities on the Mediterranean coast, the best period is from spring to early autumn. Southern Italy, the Croatian islands and the Greek islands are superb destinations for sunny holidays and for rejuvenation.

Eastern European destinations, such as Bulgaria, which are still spared from mass tourism, are magnificent in summer, from July to September.

If you're wondering when to travel in northern Europe, especially in the Scandinavian countries, consider planning your trip during the summer, when the climate is milder and the daylight is more favorable.

On the other hand, for winter holidays, France, Germany and certain regions of central Europe are popular destinations due to their relief, with gradients that make skiers happy. Winter is therefore a better season for sliding on powder snow.

The best times to discover the Middle East

Characterized by the scorching heat of the desert areas in summer, most Middle Eastern destinations are superb vacation spots to recharge your batteries in winter and spring. Thus, the Lebanese coasts and Jordan are exceptional during the period between March and June. While for a cruise on the Nile, Egypt is favorable from October to May.

The best time to discover the Sultanate of Oman is in winter as summer is often dominated by the monsoon. When winter is in full swing in Europe, the climatic conditions are splendid in most of the countries bordering the Persian Gulf. Thus, Dubai is worth a detour from November to March.

Thanks to their geographical location, the coastal cities of southern Turkey are superb summer resorts.

Where and when to go in Oceania

When the warmth and beautiful sunshine fills the summer in Europe, during the Summer, temperatures are relatively cold in the South Pacific and Australia. This period corresponds to the southern winter. So for a successful holiday in New Zealand, make sure to coincide with the best time of the year, which is October to March.

You will be able to spend unforgettable moments and enjoy the beaches, the sun and the sea in New Caledonia or in Polynesia if you arrange to leave during the summer season. This is the best season as the rains are relatively moderate.

Now you know that you can spend your holiday in the sun, away from the rains and under a pristine blue sky all year round. All you need to know is where and when to travel. As the destinations listed here are only suggestions, find your dream destination by referring to this country climate guide.

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