Going on a vacation out of the country? That’s a wonderful idea! All countries are truly worth exploring, but visiting them at the right time would make your trip more exciting and memorable. This guide will help you decide when it is best to visit some of your favorite countries taking into consideration the climate and events happening around the different countries.
Summer is a wonderful time to visit the United States. During this time, you can visit their popular tourist spots, theme parks, as well as beaches. The bad thing, however, is that summer is also the most crowded time of the year. According to the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI), there were almost 17 billion non-resident visitations to the US during the summer of 2013. If you want to avoid the crowd, you may visit the US during the autumn months of September to early November or during the spring months of March to June. Winter season is also a wonderful time to visit the US if you want to experience the snow and try some winter sports. Since the the US is composed of many states with different festivities and events, it would be better to check out the state with which you are planning to visit and learn about their annual events you wouldn’t want to miss.
According to an article posted at Ninemsn entitled “The Best Time to Travel,” the most popular time to travel in Japan is during the Spring months of March, April, and May, as well as during the Autumn months of September, October, and November. The Winter months of December, January, and February can be a little bit too cold, while the Summer months of June, July and August can get too hot. You can also plan your visit to Japan in time for their famous festivals including the Bean-Throwing festival every February 3, their Doll Festival every March 3, and the Lantern Festival every July 13-15. You may visit Japan National Tourism Organization for more information on Japan’s annual festivities.
Anytime of the year would be a great time to visit Singapore. As mentioned in their official information source, Singapore has a tropical climate the entire year. The months of November to February comprise their rainy season. Since the weather is generally friendly in Singapore, you may decide when to go there based on the events and festivities you want to witness in Singapore. These include the Chinese New Year, the Singapore Arts Festival, and the Singapore Food festival, among others.
Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate with four seasons. The Autumn months of September to November are being regarded as the best months to visit Hong Kong, with nice breezes and pleasant temperatures. The popular events that are worth witnessing in Hong Kong include the Chinese New Year festival,
which is their biggest festival sometime in February, as well as the Mid-Autumn festival in September, and the Dragon Boat Festival in June
Anytime of the year is great to be in Australia. The size and location of Australia causes the difference in climatic conditions between the North and South Australia. According to the Lonely planet, if it’s cold down south, you can always head up to the center and the north of Australia for a nice weather. The best time to visit Australia depends on what you want to do and witness in Australia. You can visit Melbourne, Australia in time for the Australian Open in January, the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on March, and the Melbourne Cup Carnival on September to mid-November.
According to Ninemsn, a beautiful time to visit England would be between April and September and avoid the chilly and short days of November to February. In Ireland, where weather is bitterly cold most of the time, July and August would be wonderful months to visit. Weather is warmest during these months. In Scotland, April to May and October to September are the best months to visit. Finally, if you want to head on to Wales, you can visit there during the Spring months of March to May, as well as the Autumn months of September to November. Popular happenings in UK that you may want to witness include the Portsmouth Kite Festival in Portsmouth, Hampshire that takes place during late Summer; the changing of the guards at Windsor that takes place regularly during the year; and the opening of the royal palaces in certain times of the year in England. The Buckingham palace, for example is open to visitors every August and September. You may learn more about which palaces are open and when on visitbritain.com.
Thailand is another tropical country, which is great to visit between the middle of October to the middle of March. According to an article at Yahoo Voices written by a Thai resident, it is during these months that the weather is not that hot compared to other times of the year. Popular festivals and holidays in Thailand, which are worth witnessing in time for your visit would be the Thai New Year celebrated every April 13-15, as well as the Christmas holidays.
Particularly any time of the year would be a great time to visit Canada, depending on what you want to do there. During winter, although it can be really cold and dark, it would a great time to go skiing, as well as witness winter carnivals in Canada. During summer, the weather is great for discovering Canada and enjoy its attractions, but it is also during this time that most tourists arrive,thus making it quite crowded and more expensive to book flights and hotels. Fall and spring are also wonderful times to visit Canada with pleasantly cool weather and lesser tourists. It is also during fall when the infamous pumpkin festival is celebrated.
If you are planning to visit Vietnam, you need to understand that the weather condition is not the same for the whole country. While it may be very cold and frosty in the north, the southern part could be very humid. It is always best to check the weather of Vietnam during your planned date of visit. According to Audley travel, travelling to Vietnam is possible and pleasing all year round. The most important festival happening around Vietnam is their Tet Festival in January or February, wherein they celebrate the first morning of the first day of the new year. You can also find other remarkable festivals in Vietnam here.
There you go. With this guide, you will know when and where to book your next vacation for a more enjoyable and comfortable trip.
Have a happy summer!
- The Best Time to Travel: http://getaway.ninemsn.com/askgetaway/2001/16186/best-time-to-travel (link removed from active links due to their site’s downtime)
- Ninemsn: http://getaway.ninemsn.com/askgetaway/2001/16186/best-time-to-travel (link removed from active links due to their site’s downtime)