Days get warmer, making this one of the year’s best all-rounder travel months.

As days get warmer, a range of holiday destinations closer to home open up – helpfully backed by a bonanza of Bank Holidays. Possibilities persist further afield too, making May one of the year’s best all-round travel months.

Catch some early European sun – Crete and Sicily are both warming up nicely, or head to Andalucía for a tour of Seville’s tapas bars. Or go further off-grid and escape to the beautiful beaches of the Seychelles or Mozambique. The wet season is over in the Pacific so grab a paddle and go sea kayaking in Fiji. Prefer paddle boarding? Then the beaches of Indonesia are for you. Hit the open road and take in the epic scenery on a classic American road-trip. If you can stand the heat, this is also the top time for tiger sightings in India’s national parks.

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