Only a few days have passed since the start of year and you’re probably still an eager beaver working on your new year’s resolution. One of the things present in everyone’s list is traveling, more traveling, and even more traveling. Imagine experiencing foreign cultures, making new adventures with friends, having a family getaway and eating various authentic specialties- exciting, right? So why not claim 2017 as your year of discovering many exciting destinations around the globe!
We won’t be able to plan your vacation itineraries for the whole year in detail, but we can help narrow down the most amazing and breathtaking vacation spots all year round.
Check this list now, try to book your flights early, and fill your 2017 with new memories!
Start your 2017 right with a quick tour of Asia’s land of smiles! January is a good time to visit Bangkok, since its dry and warm climate makes it very conducive to explore museums, parks, andtemples like the Lumpini Park, Wat Arun, Grand Palace and the Bangkok National Museum. Try visiting on the last week of January and take part in their weeklong Chinese New Year celebration where Thai-Chinese people gather and celebrate through dragon parades, acrobat performances and firework shows
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February – Maldives
Are you seeking for a romantic getaway during the love month? Feel the heat of Maldives in time for Valentine’s day! February is the sunniest month in Maldives making it perfect for beach sunbathing and water sports activities like parasailing, snorkeling and island hopping. Maldives is also one of the world’s premier scuba diving resorts so definitely try diving in their clear blue waters and marvel at the incredible beauty of the underworld filled with coral reefs, captivating marine life species and golden sand beaches!
March – Tokyo, Japan
If you’ve been planning to visit Japan for the longest time, spring season in March is the best time! Fall in love with thebreathtakingbeauty of cherry blossoms as they start to bloom all over the city. You should also witness the biggest and most celebrated festivals that reflect Japan’s beliefs and traditions like the Awashima Doll Floating Festival, OmizutoriFestival and St. Patrick’s Day. If you get to visit Hokkaido where snow is still present, experience skiing and snowboarding too!
April –Seoul,South Korea
Be amazed with South Koreaonce the vast green surroundings start to bepainted with pink cherry blossoms in April. The blooming of these cherry blossoms is one of South Korea’s main highlights. This is also the perfect time to go around the city’s main attractions like Seoul Tower, Nami Island and Changdeokgung Palace. If you happen to be in South Korea within the last week of Mach, try catching The Ultra Korean Music Festival happening on March 24-26 this year.Secure your tickets and watch the world’s hottest DJs play their music live!
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May- Santorini, Greece
If you’re into swimming, sightseeing and island hopping, Santorini is the perfect destination for you. Santorini experiences the warmest weather in this month – perfect for island hopping and feeling refreshed while exploring the city’s best beaches like Kamari, Perissa and Amoudi Bay. Hiking is also a good idea this month -reach the peak of Trail Fira and take as much photos of the amazing 360-degree view of blue waters, mountains and different towns. Also, don’t miss the much talked about sunset in the town of Oia! Can’t wait to book your flights to Greece for May?
Get your swimsuits ready and experience a warm and sunny June in Norway! Join Norwegians in their own version of summer as they go skinny dipping in beaches and enjoy eatingtheir typical summer dish of mackerel with sour cream and fresh potatoes. At night, join the locals in their bonfires and merriment while drinking bottles of beer. Also, watch out for their upcoming festivals like North Norway Festival, Norwegian Wood and MidnightSun Marathon!
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July in Iceland can only mean two things -summer time and s long days.Take this chance to admire the city’s beautiful natural landscape. Enjoy discovering the outdoors such as swimming in the blue lagoon, berry-picking and exploring the highlands of Landmannalaugar and Kerlingarfjöll. July also features a lot of activities and festivals like Laugavegur Ultra Marathon, The Golden Circle Challenge and Music Festival Reykholt.
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With the numerous beaches, falls and water activities that Hawaii flaunts, it is best to explore this country on its warmest season - August! Soak under the sun and sport your swim wears in Hawaii’s beaches and falls like Waikiki beach, Ala Moana beach park and Rainforest falls. Interact with marine life species through snorkeling in Sea Life Park and Hanauma Bay. Cap your tour with the annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament which is typically held in August.
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September – Lisbon, Portugal
Discover the best of Portugal under its warm weather this September! Join a tour and be charmed with its famous attractions like the Braga's baroque churches, Coimbra and the district of Alfama.
Adventures are also conducive during this season, so try exploring their amazing cliffs like the Cabo de São Vicente where a spectacular view of windswept beaches can be seen. Valleys like The Douro Valley, where marvelous vineyardslie, is also a great sight to behold! You can also catch some of Portugal’s religious events like the Our Lady of Nazaré Festival and Minor pilgrimage to Fátima.
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October- Bali, Indonesia
Bali is quiet in October which makes it the perfect time to savor the peace and tranquility of the island. Hotels are also cheap and easy to book during these days! Experience the best of Bali and meditate in temples like Tanah Lot and Uluwatu. Visit the area of Ubud and check out the Tegallalang Rice Terraces and art market. Their annual festivals like Bali Vegan Festival and Ubud Writers & Readers Festival are also a must see!
November- New York
Aside from the usual landmarks and attractions to see in the concrete jungle where dreams are made of, NYC has a lot more in store for you in the city’s November 2017 events calendar! Spend the first day of the month in NYC’s nightclubs wearing your scariest costume in time for the Halloween. Shop on your favorite stores and avail great discounts during the Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday Day sale. You could also join their famous outdoor events such as the Veteran’s Day and New York Marathon!
Spend your Christmas holidays in a winter wonderland! Glide around London’s famous ice skating rinks filled with festive lights like Hampton Court Palace and Wembley Park. Feel the holiday spirit even more as you watch one of many musical concerts held in Royal Albert Hall. You should also go museum hopping and check out the traditional Christmas attractions for the year! A lot of great finds are on discount (sale alert!) so don’t miss the Christmas markets too!
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Feeling hyped now? Can you feel the waves, mountains, and various elements of nature calling out your name? Are you ready to soak in the numerous experiences the world has to offer? Plan your trip with family and friends now and create lasting memories while exploring the best wonders of the world!