Where to Go by Season Travel Guide

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Experience the world’s beauty across the seasons, and discover what makes summer, spring, winter, and fall unique in your favorite places across the globe. Make a splash on tropical beaches with your family in the summer, enjoy winter sports in the Alps, explore popular hotspots when there are fewer crowds in spring, or head to a wine country when autumn's colors burst. Our travel guide by season shares trip ideas, destination recommendations, and more information on what to expect when traveling in summer, spring, winter, or fall.

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Paralia Voutoumi Beach on Antipaxos Island in Greece
Summer Vacation Ideas for 2024: Best Places, Itineraries, and More
Summer is a coveted time in which to enjoy new experiences in popular places, and this collection of our top summer vacation ideas for 2024 features countries to which you can plan the perfect getaway....
Winter in Hallstatt, Austria
Winter Vacation Ideas for 2024: Best Places, Itineraries, & More
Our top winter vacation ideas for 2024 circle the world and our collection of sample trips can inspire your December, January, or February vacation. Whether you dream of an African safari during the...
Spring blooms in Rovinj, Croatia
Spring Vacation Ideas for 2024: Best Places, Itineraries, and More
With colorful scenery, fewer crowds, and great weather at destinations around the globe, this list of spring vacation ideas is just the beginning of what is possible as winter gives way to the season’s...
Lush green countryside along the Whanganui River in New Zealand
Fall Vacation Ideas for 2024: Best Places, Itineraries, and More
Whether in the heart of the season or at its cusp, our top fall vacation ideas for 2024 can immerse you in the beauty of shifting scenery across the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Revel in the lingering...
Morning scene of Dolomite alps in Italy
Italy in Winter: Where to Go, What to Do, the Weather & More
Winter in Italy is an exciting time to explore the variety of landscapes, cities, and towns, and we share insight into the weather, the best places to visit, and the top experiences you can enjoy. Whether...
The Acropolis during winter time in Athens, Greece
Greece in Winter: Where to Go, What to Do, the Weather & More
If you are considering Greece for a winter vacation, the following information will share ideas and insight on the weather, best places to visit, and top experiences you can enjoy when traveling through...
View of the Alhrambra Fortress in Granada, Spain
Spain in Winter: Where to Go, What to Do, the Weather & More
Experience the pleasures of Spain in winter, whether admiring Gaudí’s architecture in Barcelona or exploring the history of Seville, with our ideas of where to go, what to do, and the weather to expect...
View of the National Pantheon in Lisbon, Portugal
Portugal in Winter: Where to Go, What to Do, the Weather & More
Portugal in winter, in contrast to some of its Mediterranean neighbors, offers plenty of sunshine and fewer crowds, and our ideas of the best places to visit, top experiences to have, and weather to expect...
Paris in winter with the Eiffel Tower
9 Best Places to Visit in France in Winter
From Paris to the Alps, the Loire Valley to quiet villages, festive Christmas markets to exciting activities in the snow, France in winter can take you to serene landscapes, lively holiday celebrations,...
Top 5 Things to Do in Croatia in Winter

While Croatia is often associated with a perfect Mediterranean summer, you can embrace the spirit of a natural wonderland with these top five things to do in Croatia in winter.

From snow that blankets the hillsides to festivities that offer heart-warming traditions, enticing resorts to relaxing getaways, whether visiting on a couple’s escape or a fun family vacation, a Croatian winter is timeless.

With the perfect blend of activity and culture, you can indulge in the country’s surprising winter splendor for a perfect trip, whether by visiting popular sites in seclusion or embracing the holiday ambiance.

Fall Foliage in Japan: Where to Go, What to Do, the Weather & More

Fall in Japan can feel majestic, with the changing colors of the trees adding vibrant texture to the familiar sites and offering unique experiences to enjoy around the country. The following information offers insight into the weather, the best places to visit, and the experiences you can have when traveling to Japan at this time of the year.

Japan’s splendid fall foliage, the crisp but pleasant weather, as well as the abundance of renowned temples and shrines to visit create a perfect blend for an unforgettable fall trip to Japan. Explore the orange and red leaves, wander through traditional Japanese gardens, and enjoy the open spaces with fewer crowds than in the popular cherry blossom season.

Whether looking for the ideal place to stay, the right activities for you, or what the weather will be like, you can embrace the beauty of autumn in Japan during your trip.

10 Warmest Places for Summer Lovers to Visit in Winter

Some travelers embrace the winter season, but you may prefer to visit warm places that remind you of summer, offering a tropical lifestyle and an escape from the cold. These 10 destinations provide the perfect summer-style getaways in the heart of winter.

Whether traveling to the Southern Hemisphere or finding an idyllic beach near the equator, you can indulge in the beauty of nature and the quintessential sun-baked sands at your leisure. Blend adventure, excitement, discovery, and relaxation as you find warmth in these perfect destinations for the Northern Hemisphere’s winter.

Whether you would like to visit the Asia Pacific region for a cosmopolitan beach vibe, Africa for a safari, or south or central America for wildlife, art, and more, the following information will guide you in making your decision.

7 Best Winter Destinations for Summer

While some travelers embrace the summer sunshine and the warmth of tropical islands, others prefer the fresh air of winter, and these top places for winter lovers to visit in summer offer an escape from the heat in June, July, and August.

The growing allure of traveling on a "coolcation" lets you sidestep the crowded streets of Europe or the sweltering heat of the Northern Hemisphere’s sun-baked sands this summer and head for the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, the stunning South African coastline, Patagonia’s glaciers, and more.

The following best destinations for winter lovers to explore share welcoming cultures and unique adventures during their refreshing cooler months.

10 Underrated Summer Travel Ideas

Our underrated summer travel ideas can immerse you in natural beauty, welcoming culture, and unforgettable experiences perfect for families or seniors, couples or solo travelers.

Summer conjures images of beaches and lush landscapes, but can also result in large crowds causing traffic in popular cities and at famous monuments. Lesser-known destinations can give you a unique experience, while still connecting you to mesmerizing beauty.

Whether eager to hike the edges of a fjord or relax on a white-pebbled beach, discover ancient ruins or lounge in a picturesque village, our list of underrated places to travel to in summer will help you uncover hidden treasures and new ideas.

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