We’re running out of the year! He’s gone so fast! 🙈🙉🙊
These phrases have been on everyone’s lips for weeks.
A year ends, but another year begins full of good intentions, opportunities…. and new journeys! 😊
How many of us with unfinished vacations are already thinking about the next ones?
Some can have the whole year to choose the dates of rest. Others, on the other hand, have to adapt to certain months of holidays.
But we all want to save as much as possible when making our reservations!
On this occasion, we present you with a Travel Calendar where we will tell you month by month which are the most economical options for your trips or escapes.
Suitable for all kinds of preferences, dates and pockets, it will help you reduce expenses knowing fabulous destinations.
Choose your favorite month and start dreaming about the next adventure! 👏
- January: Hungary and the Philippines
- February: Iceland and Dominican Republic
- March: Great Britain and Sri Lanka
- April: Cape Verde and Vietnam
- May: Prague and Costa Rica
- June: Canary Islands and Indonesia
- July: Slovenia and France
- August: Poland and Bolivia
- September: Portugal and India
- October: Ireland and Thailand
- November: Italy and New York
- December: Austria and New Zealand
What are the cheapest destinations for each month of the year?
Many times the price difference we find between traveling to a country on a certain date or another is quite significant.
Depending on whether it is high season, the weather, if there is an important celebration… our holidays can become quite expensive.
But there are a few specific weeks a year when, although it is a low season, the climate does not prevent us from knowing the country and spending is reduced considerably.
With what you save you will be able, for example, to spend more days, or to contract excursions and thus to have a more complete and pleasant experience.
Let’s give each other the whim we so deserve!
We have selected the best destinations for each month of the year, offering you two proposals: One for a short getaway and the other for a long trip.
Pack your suitcase! 12 months and 24 destinations await you!
January: Perfect for a budget trip.
For a getaway: Hungary.
Between 0 ℃ and 5 ℃
Don’t be afraid of the cold! In Budapest, The City of Spas, for a modest price, you can take a relaxing bath at 40 degrees in the outdoor swimming pools of Europe’s largest thermal complex: The Széchenyi Spa.
With more than a thousand years of history, on the banks of the Danube lies one of the most beautiful European cities. An entertaining night cruise on the river and the visit of imposing buildings such as the Parliament of Budapest will make our visit a unique experience.
For a long trip: Philippines.
Between 24 ℃ and 30 ℃
In this season the Philippines has sunny days, pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall.
Seven thousand islands make up this country where we will enjoy beautiful beaches and lush rice fields. A booming economic destination, where mass tourism has not yet arrived. Ideal for a trip of several weeks.
Paradise exists and it’s in El Nido! Crystal clear waters, colourful corals and an extraordinary landscape… you haven’t seen anything like it.
February: Choose between the cold of the mountain or the heat of the beach.
For a getaway: Iceland.
Between 0° C and 5° C
Do you dream of ever seeing the aurora borealis? Escape to Iceland for a few days and travel leisurely through what is known as the Land of Fire and Ice. The spectacle of the northern lights will accompany you at night.
Great waterfalls, unpredictable geysers, thermal waters like the Blue Lagoon, … are just some charms of an island where you can trek or snowmobile on the second largest glacier on the European continent, El Vatnajökull.
Iceland is an expensive country, but in February it is low season and prices are cheaper.
You’ll feel like an avid explorer in their amazing ice caves!
For a long trip: Dominican Republic.
Between 27° C and 31°C
February is a good month to visit one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. With a warm climate, you can relax on its white sand beaches and do water sports such as kayaking or snorkeling.
Exclusive resorts stretch across the island so you can relax or dance all afternoon to the contagious Latin music.
Punta Cana, Bávaro Beach, Boca Chica and La Romana are some places where you can stay.
March: City and Nature at your fingertips.
For a getaway: Great Britain.
Between 6°C and 12°C
In March the first signs of spring arrive in London. Parks and gardens are filled with flowers and the temperature begins to be more pleasant.
The capital is full of travellers all year round, but at this time we find good prices and fewer queues at the main tourist spots.
As a plus, this month is celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day with a multitudinous parade.
Have fun touring the well-known markets of Canden and Portobello. He admires the solemnity with which the change of guard takes place in front of Buckingham Palace. Have your five o’clock tea in a nice cafeteria downtown.
And don’t forget to synchronize the hours of your clock with the Big Beng bells! ⌚
For a long trip: Sri Lanka.
Between 28°C and 32°C
Sri Lanka is an emerging destination with a growing presence in world tourism.
This is a quiet and safe country where the main religion is Buddhism.
Its natural parks are perfect for wildlife observation. We recommend a 4×4 tour to discover the protected elephant herds in the Minneriya National Park.
On almost deserted beaches like Unawatuna and with legendary sunrises like the ones you’ll see at the top of the mountain called Adam’s Beak, you’ll feel like you’re in the seventh heaven. Literally! 😇
April: A thousand waters… but not in all destinations.
For a getaway: Cape Verde.
Between 26°C and 29°C
Considered the African Caribbean, the islands of Cape Verde invite the traveller to tourism without massification where, as much the price of the food, as of the lodging, are very acceptable.
Nine inhabited islands and different from each other will make that in our vacations we find beautiful coral reefs (in Isla de Sal) and entertaining trekkings full of vegetation (in Santiago).
The friendly character of its people and their calm attitude towards life have earned them the nickname of The Islands of Happiness.
Don’t miss the opportunity to escape from routine is one of the closest paradises we have!
For a long trip: Vietnam.
Between 22° C and 28°C
Vietnam catches the traveler as soon as he arrives. Among the Asian destinations is one of the cheapest. Besides, it is home to so many wonders that we will feel that every penny spent has been extremely worthwhile.
With a pleasant temperature, April is the end of the tourist season and the rain has not yet begun, so touring the country will be a pleasure.
We could name a multitude of places you mustn’t miss, but we stay with:
- Rice terraces in Sapa
- The traditional city of Hội An with its canals and colorful French buildings
- Ha-Long Bay.
The latter is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover it on a wonderful cruise in a traditional wooden boat for a few days.
Just because you have this experience is worth the trip!
May: A fairytale city and adventure in the middle of nature await you.
For a getaway: Prague.
Between 15° and 20°C
Do you want to feel like a king or queen through ancient castles and medieval streets?
So don’t miss travelling to Prague in May, when the strong tourist season has not yet begun, prices remain low and the temperature becomes milder.
Discover why Prague is considered the most beautiful city in Europe!
These are essential visits:
- The Charles Bridge
- The Old Town Square
- Astronomical Clock
- The Prague Castle
- The Gunpowder Tower.
For a long trip: Costa Rica.
Between 21°C and 27°C
In May you will have the opportunity to tour the region before the rains make their presence.
From Costa Rica we like everything, but what we love is that you can meet at our pace with a rental car for an advantageous budget.
The motto of the “Ticos” is “Pura Vida” (Pure Life) and they are right. All the excursions that we wish and more, we will be able to realize them in attractive surroundings as they are:
- The Tortuguero National Park
- The Arenal Volcano
- Cloud Forest Biological Reserve in Monteverde
- The Guanacaste Beaches
- The Manuel Antonio Beaches.
Grab your backpack, and we’ll go trekking in the rainforest!
June: Summer begins between temples and beaches.
For a getaway: Canary Islands.
Between 18°C and 25°C
The Canarian archipelago enjoys stable temperatures all year round, but June is a good month to get to know its charms before the arrival of the holidaymakers.
The Fortunate Islands compete in beauty and tourist attractions. They are perfect for a family getaway as you can move between them very comfortably and quickly both by boat and plane.
Do not miss any of the following unique enclaves:
- Los Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote.
- The beaches of Jandia in Fuerteventura.
- Dunes of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria.
- The Teide National Park in Tenerife.
- Garajonay National Park in La Gomera.
- La Caldera de Taburiente in La Palma.
- The Sabinar in El Hierro.
For a long journey: Indonesia
Between 22°C and 31°C
Indonesia is the country with the largest number of tropical islands in the world, but only one is called the Island of the Gods.
Bali boasts elaborate temples (Pura Besaki), incredible rice fields (Tegalallang) and dream beaches (Kuta).
As is generally the case throughout Asia, it is a fairly inexpensive destination in terms of accommodation, transport and food.
Whether you want to spend a few days quiet and relaxed as if your thing is adventure tourism, this enclave is the ideal place to spend your holidays.
Rent a motorcycle and be a free spirit discovering Bali! 🛵
July: Europe in its purest form.
For a getaway: Slovenia.
Between 16°C and 27° C
We have before us one of the great unknowns of the European continent. This green treasure combines nature with tradition.
A magisterial destination for ecology lovers, Slovenia strives to take care of its environment respectfully and offers the traveller high-quality tourism.
On the beautiful Lake Bled is a small island with a church that you can not fail to photograph.
An activity not to be missed is to take the train that runs inside the impressive Postoina Cave, covered with stalactites and stalagmites with curious shapes.
For a long trip: France.
Between 15°C and 25°C
You will think: how is it that we recommend France for a long trip instead of a short getaway?
Because it has a lot to offer us also to the famous city of Paris with its Eiffel Tower, and it is worth devoting at least two weeks to it.
They’re places you can’t miss:
- The Castles of Loria.
- Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel.
- The cities of the Côte d’Azur: Marseille, Cannes, Saint Tropez and Monaco.
- The picturesque villages of French Alsace such as Colmar, Riquewirh and Eguisheim.
And why not, give us a jump to Disneyland Paris to enjoy as children in its attractions! 😉
August: Trips full of history and tradition.
For a getaway: Poland.
Between 21°C and 32°C
Nowadays, Poland is one of the cheapest destinations in Europe, so you can visit it in summer, even during the high season. August is excellent to visit a country full of history that has been reborn from its ashes recovering the splendor of past times.
The temperature during this month encourages us to share the fantastic atmosphere that we find in the largest medieval square in Europe: The Market Square in Krakow.
It’s situated in the Old Town area and contains several of the most important buildings in the city:
- La Lonja de los Paños (The Cloth Market)
- The Basilica of Santa Maria
- The Old Town Hall Tower.
Excursions such as a visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mines (Unesco World Heritage Site), the beautiful village of Zakopane, or the country’s capital, Warsaw will complete our getaway.
For a long trip: Bolivia
Between 15°C and 26°C
Bolivia is our big travel bet. Little by little it opens the way for tourists from all over the world who surrender to incomparable landscapes. Its untamed nature will awaken our most adventurous side.
In the mysterious Lake Titicaca, some handmade canoes will take us to the Floating Islands of the Uros.
The small houses of the village are located on rafts built with totora, a plant that grows on the shore and that is fundamental for the ethnic groups that live on the water in this remote place.
This region has one of the most magical and spectacular places that exist, El Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt desert in the world. Here lies one of the most fascinating environments on the planet where earth and sky merge into one landscape.
September: One of the best months of the year to travel.
For a getaway: Portugal
Between 18°C and 29°C
We recommend this destination for a quiet getaway very close to home.
If we feel like going to the beach, in the Algarve area, the sea has an ideal temperature at this time. We will be able to bathe or navigate by numerous coves of turquoise waters and to rest under the sun in beaches of golden sand.
Take advantage and jump to the cities of Lisbon, Oporto and Sintra. All of them are real jewels that won’t let you down.
For a long journey: India
Between 26°C and 30°C
They say of India that you love it or hate it, but we have not yet met anyone who has not returned from his journey amazed by the grandeur of its monuments or the closeness of its people.
It’s the spiritual journey par excellence. We should all go at least once in our lives to get drunk on the millenary culture that fascinates the rest of the world so much.
The cities of Rajasthan: Jaipur, Jodphur, Idaipur and Jaisalmer will impress us with their beauty, but where we stay with our mouths open will be in Agra, before the lavish Taj Mahal, the most important monument to love of all times.
Don’t miss a traditional boat ride on the canals of Kerala. You can forget the long sunsets you will witness as you sail among exotic palm trees.
October: Visit some most impressive coasts.
For an escape: Ireland.
Between 9°C and 18°C
How beautiful Ireland is in Autumn! 🍀
Look for your four-leaf clover among multicolored trees in Connemara National Park, a film set.
Even though good luck is with you! You are in one of the most attractive islands in Europe!
Its lively capital, Dublin, is full of cozy pubs where you can drink the country’s most popular drink, Guinness beer.
But if you want to see something incredible, from the towering Cliffs of Moher, you can appreciate like nowhere else the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean.
For a long trip: Thailand
Between 24°C and 29°C
In September the monsoons in Thailand end and the strong tourism season has not yet begun so it is a great time to plan our holidays to the “land of the smile”.
The security, the climate, the hospitality of its people, its gastronomy, the beaches, its ancestral culture… together with the affordability of visiting the country, making it considered the Star of Asia.
Once you get to know it, you’ll always want to come back!
In a first visit, you should not miss Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Krabi or Phuket.
November: The Colors of Autumn in its maximum splendor.
For a getaway: Italy.
Between 10°C and 17°C
We have to admit that Italy is not a cheap country. But in November, both flight and hotel prices drop drastically, and we can find good deals to save on our trip.
The month of November has several cultural and gastronomic festivals, such as the Truffle Fair or the New Wine Fair.
Walking through Tuscany dyed with the colours of autumn is marvellous. If you travel by train, you will soon get to know three of the most important cities such as Rome, Florence and Venice.
You won’t be able to stop looking out the window while you’re on your way to another fantastic city! 📷
For a long trip: New York.
Between 5°C and 12°C
Live the beginning of the Christmas holidays in the city of skyscrapers!
This month is special in New York. The ice skating rinks open at Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park, you can attend NBA basketball games or football, is organized the most important marathon in the city … And if that’s not enough…
Black Friday is celebrated in style!
We assure you, there’s no time for boredom in this sparkling metropolis.
December: Two different ways to celebrate Christmas.
For an escape: Austria.
Between 1°C and 8°C
We have reached the last month of the calendar, but no less great for travelling. And we’ll prove it to you if you choose the city of Vienna for a Christmas getaway.
This town is beautiful when it’s covered in snow. Christmas markets such as those in the Town Hall Square and Schönbrunn Palace fill it with magic.
Its numerous imperial buildings will shine especially on dates where thousands of lights adorn the streets.
Savour a warm punch to chase away the cold to the sound of carols! ⛄
For a long trip: New Zealand.
Between 20°C and 25°C
Why not? We’re going to finish the year in style at our antipodes.
New Zealand is the country we have chosen to finalize our list.
Those who love to travel by car or caravan must have a minimum of 2 weeks to move around the two islands that make up the country and visit the highlights of it.
This corner of the world was chosen as the setting for the film “The Lord of the Rings”. Imagine what landscapes are like!
The essential ones, in this case, would be:
- The village of the Hobbits where The Lord of the Rings was filmed.
- Milford Sound Fjord.
- Abel Tasman National Park.
- The Geysers of Rotorua.
- The volcanoes in Tongariro.
We have finished our tour of the most economic destinations for each month of the year.
We hope we’ve helped you decide where you want to spend your next vacation.
Contact us to organize your next trip, and we will advise you so that you can save and make the most of your days of rest.
We will offer you the best deals on flights, hotels and excursions and give you valuable recommendations to take into account for each country.
What are you waiting for! A new year awaits you full of exciting journeys! 😃
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Recuerda: Más importante que el viaje en sí, es lo que queda en el espíritu del viajero. (Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo)
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If I had to define myself, I would say that I am a tireless lover of writing.
Trotamundos since I was 18 years old, these last 10 years I have combined my passion to know the world with my profession as a travel agent.
In this blog, I will transmit my knowledge through complete posts with the intention of helping you prepare your dream vacation.
I will describe my experiences through useful tips and you can consult any doubts that may arise.
Remember: More important than the trip itself, is what remains in the spirit of the traveler. (Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo)