Mixed aurora dancing over the Jokulsarlon lagoon, Iceland

The Best Places to Visit Year-Round

Thinking of planning a vacation, but not sure where to go? Our team of experts put together a list of their favorite places to travel for each month of the year!

Passengers watch from the bow of a cruise ship as it goes through ice.


Kick off the new year with a bucket-list trip to remote Antarctica or Argentina’s Patagonia region, where summer days offer almost 20 hours of daylight! Looking for warmer weather during the winter months? Head to Palau for snorkeling and sea kayaking amid the surreal Rock Islands or Oman for a desert getaway. See our full list of best places to visit in January.


It may be the shortest month of the year, but February is packed with amazing destinations to visit, including Tanzania during the secret “green season” when the savannas are lush to Iceland during the magical winter (think snowshoeing and searching for the northern lights) to Costa Rica’s ethereal cloud forests. Check out the full list of our favorite February adventures.

Lago Pehoe in Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean part of Patagonia


As we welcome spring in the northern hemisphere, Chile and New Zealand are showing off their fall foliage while Baja and the Galápagos see wildlife begin their nesting and calving season. It’s also the perfect time to travel to Morocco and Egypt when it’s cooler and less crowded. See our full list of places to visit this month.

Asian women wearing traditional japanese kimono in Byodo-in Temple in Uji, Kyoto, Japan during spring. Cherry blossom in Kyoto, Japan.


From the Himalayas to Zimbabwe, Japan to the Netherlands, April is a time of blossoming flowers and lush landscapes. It’s a great time to travel for those looking for wildlife in places like Borneo and the Galápagos, and for walks and hikes in pleasant weather in Sicily and Portugal. Check out the full list of our favorite destinations in April.

Panorama of Capri Island from Mount Solaro, Italy


Adventure in some of these amazing places before the crowds and rising temperatures of summer take over. We love exploring the empty trails of Mustang and the Azores and searching for wildlife in Chobe National Park, Botswana. Take a list at our full list of places to visit in May.


Celebrate the solstice in Ireland, hike in the lush green hills of Kyrgyzstan, and enjoy the Nordic culture of Norway. June is a wonderful time to explore vastly different climates, from Namibia’s vibrant desert to Peru’s high Andes. Take a look at our full list of best places to visit in June.


From the remote trails of the Faroe Islands to the amazing annual celebration of Montana’s Blackfeet tribe, here are some of our favorite places to visit in the height of summer that get you away from the crowds and up close to amazing landscapes, wildlife, and immersive cultural experiences.


Long summer days mean more time for adventures in these amazing destinations. We journey to Tanzania’s Serengeti to witness the Great Migration and the Peruvian Andes for treks on high trails near spectacular glacier lakes. Take a look at our full list of best places to visit in August.


For those looking to make the most of the shoulder season after the summer crowds fade and fall foliage emerges, head to some of the incredible destinations including Spain’s Camino de Santiago for a pilgrimage experience, hiking in Slovenia and the Alps, and searching for mountain gorillas in Uganda. Check out our full list of places to explore in September below.


Whether you’re exploring Morocco’s magical cities of Fes and Marrakesh, celebrating the colorful Mani Rimdu Festival in Nepal, or savoring the fall harvest delights in Portugal and the San Juan Islands, October is a wonderful time to experience the changing seasons without the summer crowds. Take a look at our full list of favorite places to visit this month.


With the rainy season behind us, November is a wonderful time to explore the cultural gems of Cambodia and Guatemala as well as the colorful celebrations of the Black-necked Crane Festival in Bhutan and the Pushkar camel fair in Rajasthan. Here is our full list of best places to visit this month.


Whether you choose to chase the sun or embrace the cold, we’ve got an adventure for you. Round out the year of adventure in some of these epic destinations including exploring Antarctica’s surreal landscapes on a luxury expedition cruise, snorkeling with whale sharks in Baja’s Sea of Cortez, or festive Christmas market-hopping along the Rhine and Danube rivers. Check out our full list of favorite places to visit this month.