Spring offers a lot to travelers, combining shoulder-season prices with decent weather in many parts of the world. There’ll be something in this month’s round-up that’ll rouse your wanderlust whether you’re seeking wildlife encounters, a cultural soiree, an intrepid journey or a destination that won’t break the bank.
Here are the best places to go in May:
There are a lot of reasons why we should visit South Korea in May. First of all, the weather is very pleasant, the lows of 13°C and highs of 23°C. In summer, the humidity is too high, but in the spring, clear skies and warm days are just perfect for traveling.
Bamboo Festival takes place annually in early May. With this occasion, you can try bamboo stalk-brewed booze, make bamboo crafts and fish with a bamboo basket yourself. During this period, you can also participate in the Boseong Green Tea Festival. The prices are very reasonable in May.
The weather is starting to get a little warmer at the end of May and it is also the perfect time to visit Japan, as in June starts the rainy season, which lasts all summer until August.
If you want to enjoy hanami (cherry blossom viewing), Early May makes a lovely time to visit Japan. The famous pale pink cherry blossoms are in full bloom throughout spring. If you are looking for spectacular views, you should consider visiting Ashikaga Flower Park, and the wisteria tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu.
South of England – Great Spring Destination
Travelers know that the weather in England is often hard to predict. If you’re looking for better weather, you should visit the south, rather than the north, where it’s usually a fair few degrees colder.
In this part of the country, you can see the blooming bluebell woods in Kent, Wiltshire and beyond. If you visit the South of England in May, you will also have the chance to see the Chelsea Flower Show.
If you do fancy London, keep an eye out for the end of May half-term week, and try to avoid a clash to avoid further crowds.
East Coast of Sri-Lanka
Regardless of long you’ve got to explore, there are a few key reasons why May’s a great time to go to Sri-Lanka. The East Coast is not so popular, but it has plenty of magical beaches to visit during spring and you will also avoid the monsoon season.
Did you ever dream about seeing leopards? You can see them in the South-East. Yala National Park is particularly pretty over the summer months. In May, palu trees grow fruit, and you may be able to spot sloth bears coming out to eat.
A Buddhist holiday marking the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha, Vesak, is also widely celebrated across Sri Lanka in May.
In our next article, we will complete our list with other six spring destinations that can inspire you this spring. Remember, spring is the best time to get adventurous and live every experience at its best.