Best time to go on holiday
The clue is very much in the name with this, one of our most popular destination tools. If you want to know the best time to go to a specific holiday destination based on the weather, you've come to the right place.
Best time to go to top holiday destinations
- Gran Canaria
Whether you're chasing the sun, avoiding high temperatures or hoping to dodge the monsoon season, our 'best time to travel' tool is here to show you when to go to your chosen destination at a time that best suits you.
The search has a default setting of daytime temperatures between 22°C and 30°C, and 10 hours of sunshine. However, these can be altered to reflect your preferences. For a more detailed breakdown, you can also include the following criteria:
- average number of days with some rainfall
- average amount of rainfall
- average level of discomfort from heat and humidity
- average sea temperature
Whether you decide to change the default criteria or not, once searched, the finder displays the month(s) of the year that best matches your criteria in terms of warmth, sunshine, sea temperature and more in your chosen holiday destination.
Each month is star-rated with up to a maximum of five stars showing how well the weather usually matches the combination of your chosen criteria.
Popular holiday destinations
If you're considering booking a holiday, see when is the best time to go to some of the most popular holiday destinations out there:
- Balearic Islands
- Canary Islands
- Cape Verde
- Costa del Sol
- Dominican Republic
- Sri Lanka
- St Lucia
Destinations by world areas
- Antarctica & Southern Ocean
- Central America
- Central Asia
- Far East
- Indian Ocean
- Middle East
- North Africa
- North America
- Russian Federation
- South America
- South East Asia
- Southern Asia
Looking for hot & sunny weather on holiday?
To help you decide just where you want to go on holiday in 2019/2020, we've shared our pick of the best holiday destinations each month based on finding hot and sunny weather. Choose your desired month below and see where in the world is ideal for your next holiday...
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Can't see your chosen destination? Use our A to Z search to find your required holiday weather guide:
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