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Best Places to Travel Every Month of 2024

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By Sarah Hemsley

Last updated: 18th January 2024

There has never been a better time to prioritise travel than right now! If you aren’t already planning your 2024 travels, this list will leave you inspired. Here’s our ultimate list for an epic year of travelling.

Best Place to Go in January

Thailand / Cambodia

Traveller on boat at Koh Phi Phi Island

Start your year off right by booking your dream trip to Thailand and Cambodia. Between now and April is the best time to explore this incredible part of South East Asia. January falls in the dry season, so there are plenty of warm and sunny days perfect for exploring. Snorkel at paradise islands in Thailand, discover Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and visit an ethical sanctuary to meet adorable Thai elephants. The list of amazing once-in-a-lifetime things to do in Thailand and Cambodia is endless so what better time to start your big adventure?

Secure your space on:

Thailand and Cambodia Adventure (35 days)

Best Place to Go in February

Sri Lanka 

Travellers on safari with view of elephants

Next stop, Sri Lanka! February is the best time to visit as the weather is warm and dry. It is perfect for spotting wildlife on a safari through Udawalawe National Park, riding the world-famous train journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella, and releasing adorable baby turtles into the wild. You can even snap that perfect Insta pic from the summit of the incredible Sigiriya Rock.

Uncover Sri Lanka on:

Sri Lanka Adventure (12 or 16 days)

Best Place to Go in March

Costa Rica

Traveller zipling through La Fortuna

Does your 2024 bucket list include zip-lining through Monteverde Cloud Forest? Tick it off when you visit Costa Rica in March. March falls in the middle of the dry season, meaning there are lots of sunny days to enjoy activities like canyoning, ziplining and night safaris through the depths of the forest. Escape to Puerto Viejo on the East Coast for a dreamy beach day spent surfing and snorkelling in the hot sun. 

Experience this and more on:

Costa Rica Adventure (14 days)

Best Place to Go in April

Japan

View of Mount Fuji with Cherry Blossom branches

If you’re dreaming of Japan in Cherry Blossom season, April is the time to go! Imagine soaring through the sky on Hakone’s Ropeway cable car as you marvel at the gorgeous view of Mount Fuji surrounded by hues of fuchsia and blush pink. Visit in April when the blossom is in peak bloom. You may have seen pictures but nothing beats seeing it for yourself.

See the Cherry Blossom on a Japan group trip:

Journey through Japan (10 or 14 days)

Best Place to Go in May 

Morocco

Travellers on camelback ride through Moroccan desert

Will 2024 be the year you visit Morocco? The best time to visit is in May when the days are hot yet comfortable. It’s the perfect time to experience Morocco’s rich culture. From tasting delicious tagine at food markets in Marrakesh to escaping to the desert on camelback. Be sure to pack sun cream for this trip!

Immerse yourself in Morocco on:

Morocco Adventure (7 days)

Best Place to Go in June

Bali

Group of travellers with view of Mount Batur

This paradise on earth is a backpacker’s dream so no doubt it is already on your 2024 bucket list. June offers many days of sunshine and hot temperatures and is a quieter time to visit. So if spotting dolphins at Lovina, watching the sunrise at Mount Batur and discovering hidden underwater statues are on your list, book a trip to Bali for this June.

Tick it off your list on:

Bali Intro (9 or 12 days)

Best Place to Go in July

Greece / Croatia

Group of travellers on sailing boat on Adriatic coast in Croatia

Time to soak up some European sunshine! Spend your summer on a premium boat and sail the picture-perfect coasts of Croatia or Greece. Make sure to pack your swimming gear for this one. You won’t want to miss diving off the top deck into the refreshing turquoise waters. There’s so much to discover in these gorgeous countries. Whether you’re a history buff who can’t wait to uncover some Greek mythology, or you’re keen to party in an ancient fortress in Dubrovnik, there’s a perfect trip for you.

Take a look at these popular group tours:

Ultimate Croatia (10 days)

Greece Summer Explorer (9 days)

Best Place to Go in August 

Tanzania / Kenya

Hot air balloon flying over Zebras at Maasai Mara in Kenya

Is a Big 5 Safari a lifelong dream of yours? Then delve into the depths of Africa on a trip to Tanzania or Kenya. Both places are known for some of the best safaris in the world at their many game reserves, including Serengeti National Park and Maasai Mara. August is the best month for safaris and spotting wildebeest in migration across the Mara River from Tanzania to Kenya. Plus, as the weather is dry and water sources are low, it’s easier to spot wildlife surrounding watering holes. The weather is also ideal for long treks and camping in the African bush. Hop over to Zanzibar for some dreamy beach days and swim with dolphins in the warm Indian Ocean.

Visit Tanzania on:

Tanzania & Zanzibar Adventure (9 days)

Kenya & Tanzania Adventure (13 days)

Best Place to Go in September 

Canada

Person sat on rock looking out at Lake Louise

September is a great time to travel to Canada as it transitions from summer to fall. It's still warm enough to do all the adventurous activities on your list. Fly over Whistler on the Superfly zipline, white-water raft at Fraser River and hike through Maligne Canyon in the breathtaking Jasper National Park. Stop by Lake Louise to see the crisp golden leaves contrast with the bright turquoise lake for an autumnal view which is out of this world.

Explore Canada on:

Best of West Canada (11 days)

Best Place to Go in October 

USA

Central Park in fall

There’s no better place to celebrate Halloween than the USA. New York City holds the biggest Halloween parade in the US. Not only that, but the city is great for cosy autumn vibes. Picture yourself wandering through Central Park with a pumpkin-spiced latte in hand. Central Park has never looked so good! If you prefer long sunny days visit the Golden State of California. See the iconic Hollywood sign and the Walk of Fame lit up in the gleaming sunshine.

Get the best of both on:

Best of the USA (13 days)

Best Place to Go in November

Iceland

Northern lights over Iceland

2024 is said to be the best year to see the breathtaking auroras of the Northern Lights at their brightest and most active! If experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime moment, where you’ll be saying “Look up! Look up!” as you spot them dancing across the sky, is top of your bucket list, then don’t miss a trip to Iceland this year. They won’t be this active and bright for another decade! You can spot them easier on dark nights so November is the perfect time to visit.

Look out for the Northern Lights on:

Incredible Iceland (6 days)

Best Place to Go in December 

Australia

Group tour on sandy beach in Australia

There’s nothing like getting some winter sun. December is the perfect month to visit Australia as it starts the summer season. Get away from the cold and enjoy warm days lounging on the beach with a cocktail in hand. Spend your December exploring the best of the East Coast. Sail the Whitsundays and snorkel the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Spend Christmas Day driving a 4x4 down the sands of K'gari and start your 2025 staring up at the spectacular fireworks display above the Opera House in the heart of Sydney.

Live the dream life on:

Absolute Oz Jobs & East Coast Adventure (up to 12 months)

 

Planning your 2024 travels? Add these incredible destinations to your wishlist and chat with one of our friendly travel advisors for the best tips and recommendations on all things travel! Let’s make 2024 your best year yet!

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