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Here Are This Year's Best Travel Destinations in May

From north to south, from east to west: These destinations should definitely be on your bucket list in May 2024, including hotel tips!

April 3, 2024

Lima, Peru

Climate: Average 20 to 24 °C, with 7 hours of sunshine per day and 1 to 3 days of rainfall in May


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Reason to book: Thanks to the arid climate, May is an ideal month to explore Lima. The sun shines all day long, but the temperatures are mild and remain pleasant at around 24 °C. The humidity is also low. Beaches such as Miraflores and Barranco invite you to go for walks or you can go on cool excursions, exploring the Pacific. Peruvian cuisine is known far beyond the country's borders anyway. And the city is not short of cultural sights either. Think of historical sites such as the Palacio de Gobierno and Lima Cathedral. Excursions to the surrounding area, for example to the Inca ruins of Caral, are also a good idea.

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Where to stay: The Miraflores Park, a Belmond Hotel, is located directly on the coast in the city's trendiest district. You can enjoy spectacular views from the rooftop while enjoying your morning coffee. Culinary delights are on the menu at Tragaluz, the hotel's acclaimed restaurant. The Zest Spa provides additional pampering moments.

Miraflores Park, a Belmond Hotel
Mal. de la Reserva 1035, Miraflores 15074, Peru
Tel.: 0800 017 988
Price: from € 510

Istanbul, Turkey

Climate: Average 20 to 25 °C, with 8 hours of sunshine per day and 9 days of rainfall in May


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Reason to book: Istanbul is one of those destinations in May 2024 that's just perfect for sightseeing. Instead of summer heat and long queues, you can go on comfortable walks, enjoying all the sights. Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar are just a few of them. On the Bosphorus, you can go on a cruise and admire the skyline of the city from a new perspective. The delicacies of the restaurants, from meze to baklava, can be enjoyed outdoors in sunny weather. If you're out and about in early May, you still have the chance to see the city's many tulips in full bloom.

Peninsula Istanbul

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Where to stay: The Peninsula Istanbul only opened around a year ago. But it's already the place to be on the Bosphorus. In addition to the impressive location, it also offers its guests interesting culinary concepts and spacious rooms and suites. The property extends over several historic, lavishly renovated buildings.

The Peninsula Istanbul
Karaköy, Kemankeş Karamustafapaşa Mahallesi, Kemankeş Cd. No:34, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 212 931 28 88
Price: Doubles incl. breakfast from € 700

Alicante, Spain

Climate: Average 20 to 25 °C, with 8 hours of sunshine per day and 3 to 4 days of rainfall in May


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Reason to book: As a coastal city, Alicante enjoys pleasant temperatures almost all year round. With temperatures of up to 25 °C, you can visit beautiful beaches such as Playa del Postiguet. Here, you can soak up the sun and swim. Sightseeing excursions should definitely include the Castillo de Santa Bárbara, the old town and the Archaeological Museum. If you're in the city on May 20, 2024, you should definitely stop by the Plaza de Toros. It's where the ALMAD Festival takes place. Ana Mena, one of the most promising Spanish pop stars will be performing this year!

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Where to stay: If you want to work on a new, healthier self while on vacation, the SHA Wellness Clinic is the right place for you. The brand is one of the best in the field of medical wellness. As such, it recently received a Award for "Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year" at the World Spa & Wellness Awards. Transformative experiences and new impulses are guaranteed. Which other destinations in May 2024 can make that claim?

SHA Wellness Clinic
Carrer del Verderol, 5, 03581 L'Albir, Alicante, Spain
: +34 966 81 11 99
Price: on request

O'ahu, Hawai'i/USA

Climate: Average 29 to 31 °C, with 7 hours of sunshine per day and 8 days of rainfall in May


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Reason to book: May is the best time to visit Hawai'i. The weather's warm and sunny, with hardly a cloud in the sky. It's simply paradise. Beach activities such as swimming and snorkeling are now very popular. Waikiki Beach in particular is very popular with tourists. But a trip to the famous Hanauma Bay is also worthwhile. The old volcanic crater is particularly rich in animal sights. Here, you can snorkel with turtles and admire numerous corals. Make sure you book in advance! It's closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Wayfinder Waikiki

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Where to stay: If you're looking for a pleasant alternative to the somewhat outdated bed castles of big brands right on the beach, you should consider the Wayfinder Waikiki. The boutique hotel is a gem just a short walk from the beach. Reasonable prices, excellent cuisine and an incredible amount of hospitality make it a not-so-secret insider tip away from the crowds. Plus: you don't pay any resort fees here!

Wayfinder Waikiki
2375 Ala Wai Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Tel.: +1 808-922-4744
Price: from € 250

Vancouver, Canada

Climate: Average 15 to 20 °C, with 8 hours of sunshine per day and 10 days of rainfall in May

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Reason to book: When the city's many parks come to life in May, it's the perfect time to experience outdoor adventures. After all, with cooler temperatures, you won't break a sweat canoeing or hiking. Long walks through the sea of flowers in the VanDusen Botanical Garden, the Bloedel Conservatory and the Nitobe Memorial Garden help you to recharge your batteries. Grouse Mountain or the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park provide a change of pace in between.

Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver

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Where to stay: Fairmont Waterfront is an elegant luxury hotel located in the city's lively harbor district. It exudes tranquillity like an oasis. It's also completely committed to sustainability. Without guests having to compromise on comfort, of course. Top service, views of the West Coast and a rooftop pool are just some of the amenities that guests can look forward to.

Fairmont Waterfront
900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5, Canada
Phone: +1 800-257-7544
Price: from € 240

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