With summer just around the corner and the weather getting more and more travel friendly, May is the perfect month to kick off the travel season We’ve put together a list with the best places to travel this month – from strolling down the Champs-Elysees, to indulging into the Monte Carlo glamour and relaxing on a secluded island.
May is the perfect month to visit Paris. The weather is lovely, all gardens are in full bloom, the chic sidewalk cafes are filled with chic assemblies of chairs and tables, each one more inviting than the next and there’s a special feeling in the air also known as joie de vivre.
Moreover, this time of the year comes with wonderful events and lots of entertaining opportunities.
On the 19th of May, the city celebrates the annual Nuit des Musées, when over 1,000 institutions will be open until after midnight, for free, with bonus shows and concerts.
If you would rather preffer to live like a Parisian for a day, there’s nothing like a picnic, in the fresh spring air. You can choose from multiple fantastic locations, from canals and gardens to the lawns in front of famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower or the Jardins du Luxembourg. Be sure to pack a fresh croissant or a crusty baguette, a nice selection of the finest cheese and a nice glass of wine or prosecco to match.
Extend your vacation enough and you will also get the chance to attend the French Open which begins its run in May, at Roland Garros.
Cannes and Monte Carlo
May is the perfect time to schedule a visit to Cannes and Monte Carlo. The celebration beggins with a very glittering event, the Cannes film festival and end with the famous Formula 1 Race in Monte Carlo.
Book a room at one of the exquisite hotels on the winding streets of the principality and enjoy the race from your balcony or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can spend the week before the race travelling around Europe in your own very fast car, as part of The Run to Monaco.
Florence is by far one of the most charming cities in Italy. History, art, architecture and gourmet food are just some of the main reasons why this small city exudes beauty and mistery.
Soak up the Italian sunshine, admire the birthplace of the Renaissance and take advantage of the numerous art and cultural festivals that pop up in the city center. You will surely fall in love with the Italian laid back lifestyle and you will be amazed by the beauty of each building.
Plus, from Florence you are in the perfect location to explore the region of Tuscany and take a short trip to the countryside, where you can go wine tasting, you can explore old medieval towns, rent a vespa or a bike or simply live the Italian „Dolce far niente”.
May is the perfect time of the year to recharge your batteries. There is no better place to do so than in Bali. The peaceful Hindu temples, the iconic views of the rice terraces and the sandy beaches and crystal clear waters will be the perfect remedy for you.
Not to mention the rituals, festivals and ancient culture, present everywhere you look and the delicious food that you can experiment.
By travelling to Bali in May, you will also avoid the monsoon season and enjoy almost 12 hours of sunshine.