The month of May includes that time prior to the Labor Day holiday which marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Flowers are in bloom, temperatures are warmer, and the days seem longer. Most importantly, it also means you can beat the summer crowds, and the blazing heat, and get great deals on everything from accommodations to rental cars. To help you get a great headstart on your vacation, here are the 15 best places to travel in May.

The 15 Best Places to Travel in May

1. Machu Picchu, Peru


Hiking the Inca Trail to famous Machu Picchu is on many travel bucket lists. May is the perfect time to do it too. The rainy season is over, and the popular tourist season doesn’t begin until June. Additionally, traveling here in May means that along with the stunning views of verdant valleys, you also enjoy cooler temperatures, which means your hiking conditions are as close to perfect as they’re going to get.  

Pack layers though, as it will be cooler at night. In fact, you need to book this trip well in advance to reserve your accommodations and get the required hiking permits. Fewer hikers will be out on the trails in May anyway so that should help. Remember, Machu Picchu is a very popular UNESCO World Heritage site and everything about this ancient Incan city and the surrounding area is unforgettable.

(Continued on next page)



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here