It’s not the tourist season yet, but it’s getting warmer and sunnier. This is why May is the best time to travel, especially when you want to avoid lots of visitors in popular spots and expect to find cheap flights to the most attractive holiday destinations.
If you’re looking for some entertainment, Norway is the place to be this time of year. On 17 May you will witness the Constitution Day, during which people wear their national clothes and walk the parade waving the Norwegian flags. Then, at the end of the month you will enjoy the two-week-long Bergen International Festival with music, dance, theatre and art events.
Chicago, the US
For more festivals go to Chicago. The month starts with the Chicago Beer Classic which offers a taste of local brews’ beverages. At the end of the month you can take part in the Summer Camp Festival with 100 concerts held at a huge campsite. And on 26 May get ready to laugh your worries away during an upcoming comedy festival.
For the first beach holidays this year, Algarve is the perfect destination. Among crowded spots you can also find some quieter places to enjoy one of the most beautiful coasts in Europe. If you get tired of the beach, you can take a walk on the peaceful hillside set in beautiful olive groves.
Vancouver Island, Canada
This is a destination for those who expect some adventurous holidays among the wildlife and ever green forests. Visitors can spend their days hiking, whale watching or joining water sports, such as diving or snorkelling. If you just want to relax, make sure to get a plane ticket to Tofino – the city on the west coast of Vancouver Island also known as the surfer town.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
As the rainy months end in April, May is the best time of year to visit one of the most entertaining cities in Brazil with the famous Jesus Christ statue and picturesque beaches. Rio de Janeiro, called the ‘marvellous city’, offers many tourist attractions and interesting neighbourhoods both for architecture and nature enthusiast, such as Saint Teresa, Jardim Botanico or Tijuca National Park.tags: Algarve, Bergen, Brazil, Canada, Chicago, Norway, Portugal, Rio de Janeiro, USA, Vancouver Island