With so many amazing holiday destinations to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down the list. But, with our guide of best holiday destinations by month, you’ll find it much easier to plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip! We’ve pulled together an expert list of some of the most popular vacation spots around the world, from glitzy Dubai and luxurious seaside resorts to historic cities and natural wonders. So, whether you’re seeking a relaxing escape to the beach or a thrilling adventure in the mountains, read on to discover your perfect getaway!
With its glitzy shopping, glamorous hotels and world-class dining, Dubai is an unforgettable destination for a romantic holiday. And, with almost no rainfall in February and high temperatures of 25°C, the weather is just right for exploring the city’s top attractions. Browse authentic souks in the old town, race down gravity-defying slides at Aquaventure waterpark and dine amongst the sand dunes under the stars.
This awe-inspiring island paradise in the Indian Ocean is the perfect cure for winter blues. With azure waters, palm-lined beaches and luxury resorts, the Maldives offers relaxation, rejuvenation and some serious R&R after the stress of Christmas and New Year. Enjoy sunbathing and swimming on picture-perfect beaches, indulge in luxurious treatments at the world-famous spa or explore the enchanting islands by foot on an adventurous hiking trail.
Southwestern Montenegro’s Kotor Bay is one of the most beautiful places in Europe, with awe-inspiring mountains, rocky cliffs, and quaint villages sandwiched between them. Thrill to views of the azure-blue water, visit medieval castles and cathedrals, and feast on mouthwatering seafood dishes.
Known as the summer playground of the New York elite, the Hamptons are a cluster of chic seaside towns on Long Island. With pristine beaches, art museums and posh designer boutiques, it’s no surprise that these seaside escapes make the list of best holiday destinations.
Barcelona is a buzzing European city with plenty to see and do, from iconic architecture and stunning cathedrals to hip neighborhoods, a lively nightlife scene and gourmet cuisine. It’s a great choice for families too, with kid-friendly attractions such as the Magical Boat Tour, interactive Science Museum and stunning botanical gardens.
The most luxurious resort on the island of Crete is Daios Cove, which is located in a secluded cove on the northeast coast and boasts a private natural sand beach and spacious suites. The kids’ club, pool and spa are also superb, and the hotel is particularly well-suited to families with young children thanks to its extensive babysitting service.
The thriving port of Mobile is home to America’s original Mardi Gras, and there are plenty of museums, waterfront restaurants and shops to keep the whole family entertained. Mackinac Island is another family-friendly option, with an abundance of secluded beaches, water sports and golf courses. Alternatively, take a scenic ferry ride to the nearby Isle of Man for an action-packed day of cycling, golf and shopping in cosmopolitan Douglas.