The new year brings a wealth of possibilities, one of which is a year full of thrilling trips. We’ve compiled a list of the top places to visit every month in 2023 to help you decide where to go on vacation.
Whether you’re looking for a place to soak up some rays, explore the history, or celebrate some culture, you’ll find it here. Keep reading to find out the best places to visit every month in 2023 so you can start crossing items off your travel bucket list.
January in Australia
Your travel plans for 2023 will get off to a great start if you choose to visit the land down under. Beginning in Sydney, take in the New Year’s Eve fireworks display over the harbor as you ring in the new year.
You might also attend the Sydney Festival, which begins on the 5th of January, or travels throughout the country during this beautiful summer month. There are countless opportunities for adventure in Australia, starting with the iconic Uluru and continuing to the colorful streets of Melbourne and the Great Barrier Reef.
February in Thailand
February in Thailand is dry and pleasant, great for exploring the islands, mountains, temples, and waterfalls. You’ll skip the December-January tourist crowds and enjoy the great weather. Phuket, Koh Samui, Bangkok, and Chiang Mai provide limitless riches.
March in Jordan
Jordanian spring, which occurs in March, features plenty of sunshine, little precipitation, stunning wildflowers, verdant valleys, and more comfortable temperatures for exploring the desert. Jordan is the ideal holiday destination in March 2023, whether you want to see the engineering marvel known as the Rose City of Petra or spend your days floating around in the salty Dead Sea.
April in Japan
Japan’s sakura (cherry blossom) season is one of the most popular tourist attractions. The optimum time to visit is from the end of March to the first half of April.
This varies yearly, so keep an eye on the forecasts. Aside from the beautiful spring environment, April is an excellent month to visit Japan for exciting festivals. Travel to Takayama on 14 and 15 April 2023 to witness the annual Hie Shrine celebration, with impressive parades, floats, performances, and traditions.
May in Peru
Peru is a bucket-list destination for many, and May is one of the finest months to check it off your list. This autumn is between the rainy season and the beginning of the busy tourist season in June. Thus, you can experience the finest of Peru with pleasant weather and fewer tourists. Win-win!
June in The Balkans
When you think of June, you might picture a friendly trip to the Mediterranean. But if you don’t want to deal with the crowds that usually go to famous places like Greece and Italy, consider traveling to the Balkans in the summer of 2023.
Choose from Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Albania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Romania, and Bulgaria, or combine a few countries into one fantastic trip. The Balkans is the best new place in 2023. It has golden beaches, clean woods, towering mountains, and a rich tapestry of cultures and history. Get in now before everyone knows about it.
July in Kenya
In July of 2023, you want to go to see the Greatest Show on Earth in Kenya. This month marks the beginning of the Great Migration. In these, millions of wildebeest travel from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Maasai Mara. The animals will remain here until the dramatic return journey in October. The Maasai Mara is one of many significant areas to see animals in Kenya; Samburu, Aberdare, and Lake Nakuru are other fantastic options.
August in Scotland
Put Scotland on your travel itinerary for August if you value engaging in meaningful cultural activities.
The world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival are held throughout August, giving you various options for things to see and do. Because of the higher average temperatures and lower average rainfall, July is an excellent month to travel to the Scottish Highlands.
September in Italy
Italy is popular year-round. Italy in September 2023 offers moderate weather and fewer tourists than in summer. You’ll enjoy fall views and harvest festivals while swimming at the beaches.
October in the United States
In the US, October is a huge month that offers something for everyone. Nature enthusiasts won’t be able to resist New England’s spectacular autumnal foliage. You’ll be in awe of the brilliant gold, scarlet, and orange splendor of the leaf-peeping season from Vermont and New Hampshire to Connecticut and Maine.
Go to New Mexico if you want to experience some culture. It’s one of the best states to explore old ruins and learn about native cultures, and fall is also much more excellent. You may also take in the breathtaking Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in October. Be sure to catch the lavish Halloween events at the end of the month if you enjoy all things spookily.
November in Argentina
Argentina is beautiful in November, the spring season. Lavender and jacaranda trees blossom all throughout Buenos Aires. Further south in Patagonia, wildflowers bloom over the beautiful national parks, nestled between glaciers and majestic peaks. It’s also an excellent time to go in 2023 before the summer throngs start.
December in South African & European Christmas Markets
The first month of summer in South Africa in December. While sipping wine in the Cape Winelands or observing wildlife on game safaris in Kruger National Park, you can enjoy the warm weather. It is also the last month of the year when seeing whales along the coast and penguins on Boulder Beach is possible.
Holiday Markets in Europe
In addition, Europe is home to some of the world’s most magical Christmas markets, making it the perfect vacation spot for holiday lovers. You can go with any of these destinations: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, or France. Enjoy the season’s enchantment with dazzling decorations, soft snow, bustling markets, stolen, mulled wine, and time-honored customs.
Where do you want to go in the year 2023? Tell us in the comments section below!