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Where to Visit and When to Visit in 2024

Happy New Year! As the world slowly awakens from their New Year celebrations we thought we would tickle your wanderlust with adventures for 2024 with recommendations of some of our favourite destinations and when to visit them. From exotic beaches to vibrant cities and breathtaking natural wonders, join us as we explore the must-see places and hidden gems that await you in the coming year.

January: Colombia

There isn’t really a bad time to visit Colombia but January is a fantastic time to visit Colombia for several reasons. Firstly, it is the peak of the dry season, ensuring pleasant weather and clear skies. This allows visitors to explore the country’s stunning landscapes, from the Caribbean coast to the Andes Mountains, without worrying about rainfall. Additionally, January is the month of various vibrant festivals and events, such as the Feria de Manizales and the Carnaval de Blancos y Negros, offering a unique cultural experience. Moreover, January is an ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, surfing, and wildlife spotting. Colombia in January is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural celebrations, and adventure. Click here to see our Experiences in Colombia.

Season: All Year

February: South Africa

February is a lovely time to visit South Africa for several reasons. The weather is warm and pleasant, making it ideal for outdoor activities like safaris and exploring the beautiful beaches. It’s also the perfect time for wildlife enthusiasts as it coincides with the birthing season for many animals, offering a unique opportunity to witness adorable newborns in their natural habitat. Additionally, February marks the end of the rainy season, resulting in lush green landscapes and vibrant flora. Whether you’re seeking adventure, wildlife encounters, or simply a relaxing getaway, South Africa in February has something for everyone. Click here to see our Experiences in South Africa.

Season: September to June

March: Italy

Is there ever a bad time to visit Italy? We don’t think so but for these itching to get away from the winter season as soon as possible March is an underrated time to visit Italy, with a particular highlight being the southern region of Puglia. With mild temperatures and fewer crowds, Puglia offers the perfect conditions for exploring its picturesque towns and stunning coastline. But what truly sets Puglia apart is its delectable cuisine. March is the time to indulge in the region’s famous dishes, such as orecchiette pasta, fresh seafood, and olive oil. The culinary delights combined with the pleasant weather make March an ideal month to savor the flavors and immerse oneself in the charm of Puglia, making it an irresistible destination for food and travel enthusiasts. Click here to see our Experiences in Italy.

Season: March to November

April: Bosnia

Visit before the crowds arrive in the region April is a great time to visit Bosnia, as the country begins to awaken from its winter slumber and the spring season unfolds. With milder temperatures and blooming landscapes, April offers an ideal climate for exploring the country’s natural wonders, such as the stunning waterfalls of Kravice and the picturesque Pliva Lakes. Additionally, April is a great time to immerse oneself in the rich cultural heritage of Bosnia, with various festivals and events taking place throughout the month. From the vibrant city of Sarajevo to the charming towns of Mostar and Jajce, April provides a perfect opportunity to discover the beauty and charm of Bosnia. Click here to see our Experiences in Bosnia.

Season: April to October

May: Romania

May is one of my favourite times to visit Romania, as the country bursts into life with the arrival of spring. With mild temperatures and longer daylight hours, May offers perfect conditions for exploring Romania’s natural wonders, such as the breathtaking Carpathian Mountains, the stunning Danube Delta and the bird migration. Additionally, May brings an array of vibrant events and festivals, including the Bucharest International Film Festival and the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, providing visitors with a unique cultural experience. Whether it’s exploring medieval castles, indulging in traditional cuisine, or witnessing the beauty of Transylvania, May offers a delightful time to discover the enchanting charms of Romania. Click here to see our Experiences in Romania.

Season: December to October

June: Albania

June is an ideal time to visit Albania, especially for nature enthusiasts. The Accursed Mountains in the north of the country come alive with vibrant blossoms during this month, creating a picturesque and awe-inspiring landscape. The rugged beauty of the mountains, combined with the colorful blooms, offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Moreover, June brings warm and pleasant weather, making it perfect for outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and exploring the pristine lakes and rivers. Whether you are seeking adventure or simply want to immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature, June in Albania promises a memorable and rejuvenating journey. Click here to see our Experiences in Albania.

Season: April to October

July: Faroe Islands

With the stark nature of this remote archipelago in the North Atlantic its always a bit of a toss of the coin when it comes to the weather but July arguably gives you the best chance of having the weather gods on your side. The long daylight hours and moderate temperatures make it an ideal month for outdoor exploration. July offers breathtaking landscapes, with lush green valleys, dramatic cliffs, and cascading waterfalls. The Faroe Islands also host various cultural events and music festivals during this time, providing a unique glimpse into the local traditions and vibrant arts scene. Whether you want to hike along scenic trails, witness the stunning wildlife, or immerse yourself in the rich Faroese culture, July offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural experiences in the Faroe Islands. Click here to see our Experiences in the Faroe Islands.

Season: April to October

August: Slovenia

Balmy on the coast and inland and mild weather in the mountains August is an ideal month to visit Slovenia, a picturesque country nestled in the heart of Europe. With pleasant weather and longer days, August offers the perfect conditions for exploring Slovenia’s diverse landscapes. From the stunning Julian Alps to the enchanting lakes of Bled and Bohinj, there are endless opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking. August is also a time for vibrant festivals and cultural events, where visitors can immerse themselves in Slovenian traditions, music, and cuisine. Whether you seek adventure in nature or a taste of local culture, August promises a memorable experience in Slovenia. Click here to see our Experiences in Slovenia.

Season: April to October

September: Montenegro

Early September is when you’ll often find me in Montenegro, a not so hidden gem anymore, on the Adriatic coast. With the summer crowds starting to dwindle, September offers a more tranquil and authentic experience of the country. The weather remains warm and pleasant, making it perfect for exploring the breathtaking coastlines, charming medieval towns, and majestic mountains. September is also an ideal time for outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, and sailing, with the added bonus of fewer tourists. Additionally, September brings the harvest season, offering visitors the chance to savour the delicious local cuisine and indulge in the rich cultural traditions of Montenegro. Click here to see our Experiences in Montenegro.

Season: April to October

October: Morocco

October is peak season (Along with April) to visit Morocco, as the scorching summer heat begins to fade, and the weather becomes more pleasant. With fewer tourists compared to the peak season, October offers a more relaxed and authentic experience of this vibrant country. It is the ideal time to explore the bustling medinas of Marrakech, wander through the charming blue streets of Chefchaouen, or venture into the Sahara Desert for a magical camel trek. Additionally, October brings the annual date harvest and the vibrant festivities of the Eid al-Adha celebration, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the rich cultural traditions and flavours of Morocco. Click here to see our Experiences in Morocco.

Season: September to June

November: Ethiopia

Possibly my favourite intrepid destination, November is an great time to visit Ethiopia, as it marks the end of the rainy season and the start of the dry season. The landscapes are lush and green, making it an ideal time for hiking and exploring the stunning highlands and national parks. November also brings cultural festivities like the Timkat Festival, a vibrant celebration of Epiphany, where locals gather to witness the ceremonial reenactment of Jesus’ baptism. With pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists, November allows visitors to fully experience the rich history, diverse landscapes, and warm hospitality of Ethiopia. Click here to see our Experiences in Ethiopia.

Season: September to May

December: Finland

Christmas, Santa Claus and the Northern Lights. How could any other destination be better for December! It’s wonderful time to visit Finland, especially for those seeking a magical winter experience. With its snowy landscapes and cozy atmosphere, Finland offers a range of exciting activities. Visitors can enjoy thrilling winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, go on husky sledding adventures, or witness the mesmerising Northern Lights. December is also when the country celebrates Christmas traditions, such as the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, where visitors can meet Santa himself. Additionally, Finland’s unique sauna culture provides a perfect retreat from the chilly weather. December in Finland is truly a winter wonderland waiting to be explored. Click here to see our Experiences in Finland.

Season: All Year

If any of the destinations listed have tickled your fancy then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. We’ll be more than happy to assist you and hopefully get an adventure for 2024 booked for you.

Written by James Chisnall