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Where to go in May

With brighter days and rising temperatures, May sits neatly between the year’s start and the vastness of summer. And you won’t always have to travel far to find something rare and unknown.

We’ve hand-picked the ideas below to get your mind racing about your options for the month. As ever, we’re on hand to give you detailed guidance and expert suggestions in choosing your trip.


Your destination inspiration for May

Where to go on vacation in May: USA
Where to go on vacation: Colombia

Experiences & Hotels

Our hand-picked recommendations for where to stay and what to do

Egypt: Culture on the Nile

This classic Egyptian itinerary has the energy of a 1920s expedition. See Aswan, Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and feluccas. Archaeological sites, private museum access and some very authentic riverside meals. You’ll fall in love.

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A Charming Cultural Journey in Charleston

A journey built around the people and stories of this extraordinary region. May is the perfect moment to experience Charleston before things get too hot. Canoes, waterways, historic towns and motorboats. A night campout on Capers Island is a must.

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A Duet of Greece & Turkey

A world of difference right next door to neighboring Europe. This itinerary includes Greece (with Mykonos and Santorini) before hopping across the Aegean for Istanbul and surreal, beautiful Cappadocia (with its balloon rides and iconic ‘fairy’ chimneys).

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Luxury March vacation: Mexico

A Cultural Beach Escape to Mexico

Finely tuned, this spectacular trip blends the Mayan history of Merida with coastal bliss on the Riviera Maya. Wellness at Chable Yucatan, early-morning access to Chichen Itza, secluded and mysterious cenotes and thousands of flamingos at Celestun.

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A Luxury Vacation in Colombia

Looking for a thrilling combination of culture and relaxation? Same. From the curious history of Cartagena to the dramatic wilds of Tayrona National Park. Finish things off on exotic Tiera Bomba island. It’s the best of all worlds.

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