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Best Destinations to Travel to Each Month of the Year


When life gives you lemons, why not hop on a plane and explore the world? Regardless of the time of year, there's always an incredible destination waiting to be discovered. You'll often come across headers saying "perfect weather," but let's face it, not everyone wants to visit Switzerland in January unless you're a snow sports enthusiast. Similarly, Tanzania might not be your first choice in July when it's winter there, affecting safari experiences. You'll also see mentions of "fewer crowds", emphasizing the importance of timing. Visiting Costa Rica in the bustling heat of July may not offer the serene experience you're seeking, compared to a quieter April visit.


Choosing your destination for your upcoming vacation can be a difficult task and there are many factors involved to ensure a incredible experience. To help with your selection process we've curated a list of our selected best destinations to travel to for each month of the year. These curated lists of amazing travel destinations are purposefully selected to optimize weather, crowds, and prices, ensuring you have the best possible experience. So find the best month for you whether you're embarking on a trip to Utah or Croatia, it's time to step out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in the culture, landscapes, and attractions awaiting you.


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Our Selections for the Best Destination to Travel to for Every Month of the Year


January: Switzerland

Switzerland, with its stunning alpine scenery and rich cultural heritage, is a dream destination any time of the year. However, visiting in January offers a unique charm as the country transforms into a winter wonderland. Whether you're a winter sports enthusiast, a culture admirer, or someone looking for a cozy retreat, Switzerland in January has something special for you. 



Why Visit Switzerland In January?


Perfect Snow Conditions

January typically offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding conditions of the year. The snow is well settled, and the weather is generally more stable than in the earlier winter months.


Cozy Historic Villages

Explore charming villages like Grindelwald, Wengen, and Gstaad. These villages provide a glimpse into traditional Swiss life and are perfect for leisurely strolls, local shopping, and sampling Swiss cuisine.


Fewer Crowds

Compared to the bustling holiday season in December, January sees fewer tourists. This means you can enjoy popular attractions and ski resorts with more space and tranquility.


Lower Prices

Post holiday prices for flights and accommodations tend to drop in January, offering better deals and making your Swiss adventure more affordable.


Unique Cultural Experience

To support and respect locals, take part in learning about the culture. By shopping local, finding boutique shops, family owned businesses, and restaurants, and taking guided tours from locals which gives you first hand experience into Switzerland.


Top Attractions in Switzerland:


Winter Sports and Activities

January is the ideal time to hit the slopes. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, destinations like Zermatt, St. Moritz, and Verbier offer excellent conditions. If you’re not into Skiing and snowboarding, January is perfect for engaging in other winter activities like ice skating, sledding, and snowshoeing. If none of these are appealing, you can take part in Apres-Ski. Take a stroll in the towns at the bottom of the mountains and grab yourself a drink!


Festivals and Events

The holiday season may have ended, but the festive spirit lingers in Switzerland. Towns and villages remain beautifully decorated, and many seasonal events continue into January. January hosts a variety of unique festivals that showcase Swiss culture and traditions. These events provide an immersive experience and a chance to celebrate with locals. One particular one is the Grindelwald World Snow Festival where artists come from all around the world creating sculptures and figures with art. 


Interlaken

Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, is a hub for winter sports and activities. Try paragliding over snow covered valleys, take a scenic train ride, or enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on the lakes.


Geneva and Lake Geneva

Geneva, offers a mix of cultural and natural attractions. Visit the United Nations headquarters, explore the historic Old Town, and take a stroll along the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva.


International Hot Air Balloon Festival

Held annually in late January, this festival in Château-d'Oex is a visual wonderland. The sight of colorful hot air balloons drifting over snow covered landscapes is magical. Participate in balloon rides, or simply enjoy the view from the ground.


February: Tanzania

February is a month that often finds many of us seeking an escape from the winter chill. If Switzerland seems too cold for you and you're dreaming of warm weather, breathtaking landscapes, unforgettable wildlife encounters, and beautiful beaches, look no further than Tanzania. This vibrant country located in East Africa, offers an incredible array of experiences that make it the perfect travel destination in February. 


   *Photo taken on a Cherish Tour in Tanzania


Why Visit Tanzania in February?


Perfect Weather

February falls within Tanzania's dry season, which means you can expect sunny skies and comfortable temperatures ranging from 77°F to 86°F. The weather is ideal for exploring the country's diverse attractions, from its incredible safari’s to its iconic national parks.


The Great Migration in Serengeti

One of the most spectacular wildlife events on the planet, the Great Migration, is in full swing during February. This is when vast herds of wildebeest, zebras, and other grazing animals cross the Serengeti plains, closely followed by predators like lions and cheetahs. Witnessing this natural phenomenon is a once in a lifetime experience that draws nature enthusiasts and photographers from around the world and it could be you too!


Calving Season

February is also calving season in the Serengeti. Thousands of wildebeest calves are born each day, providing a unique opportunity to observe the circle of life in action. Basically the Lion King in real life! This period is crucial for the survival of many predators as well, making it an excellent time to observe wildlife.


Cultural Experiences

Tanzania is rich in culture and history. A visit to a Maasai village offers a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of one of Africa's most iconic tribes. In Maasai, visit nearby schools, craft with the Maasai women, and learn more about their culture. If you love dancing, ask to learn their ceremonial dance! You can also explore Arusha, one of Tanzania’s biggest cities and/or another local village Mto Wa Mbu. Visit the Cultural Heritage Centre in Arusha, banana farms in Mto Wa Mbu, and support local markets.


Top Attractions in Tanzania:


Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is known for having amazing African wildlife safaris. Its endless plains and diverse ecosystems have a vast array of animals, including the Big Five which include lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhino oh my! Safaris in the Serengeti offer an immersive experience, bringing you up close to some of the most majestic creatures on earth.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is another must visit destination. This massive volcanic caldera is home to a dense population of wildlife, including elephants, lions, and rhinos. The lush landscape within the crater creates a natural enclosure, offering some of the best game viewing in Africa.


Zanzibar Archipelago Beach

For those looking to unwind after a thrilling safari, the Zanzibar Archipelago provides the perfect retreat. Known for its powdery white sand beaches and clear blue waters, Zanzibar is a paradise for beach lovers. February's warm weather is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving in the vibrant coral reefs.


Mount Kilimanjaro

Adventure seekers can challenge themselves with a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. While the climb is demanding, the reward is unparalleled and getting to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the vast savannah below. February's dry conditions make it an excellent time to attempt this bucket list adventure.


Cherish Tours

Ready to cross an unforgettable adventure off your bucket list? Cherish Tours offers fully planned trips to Tanzania, perfect for women of all ages and backgrounds. Don't miss our upcoming trip from February 26th to March 8th. Booking opens soon!


If you already have a group, explore our tailor made tours. We'll create a personalized itinerary just for you, ensuring your journey to Tanzania is unique and memorable!


March: Ireland

Ireland, with its emerald landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture, is a destination that captivates travelers year round. However, March holds a special charm as the country comes alive with festivities, traditions, and breathtaking scenery. From lively St. Patrick's Day celebrations to the awakening of spring, visiting Ireland in March promises an unforgettable experience. 



Why Visit Ireland in March


St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

St. Patrick's Day, Ireland's national holiday, falls on March 17th, but celebrated all throughout March is celebrated with passion across the country. Experience parades, music, dance, and a sea of green as cities and towns come alive with festivities. Dublin's St. Patrick's Festival is particularly renowned, offering a diverse program of events and activities for all ages. If you’re over 18, I hope you like Guiness.


Mild Weather and Longer Days

March in Ireland typically sees mild temperatures and longer daylight hours, making it an ideal time for outdoor exploration. Enjoy scenic walks along coastlines, through the spring blooms across the countryside, and historic ruins without the summer crowds. These scenes are postcard worthy pictures.


Cultural Immersion

Immerse yourself in Ireland's rich cultural heritage through music, dance, storytelling, and traditional arts. Attend live performances, visit museums and heritage sites, and engage with locals to gain insight into Irish customs and traditions.


Less Crowded Attractions

Compared to the peak tourist season in summer, March offers a quieter and more authentic experience at Ireland's top attractions. Explore ancient castles, majestic cliffs, and historic cities without the hustle and bustle of peak tourist crowds.


Top Attractions in Ireland:


Cliffs of Moher

Marvel at the dramatic cliffs of Moher, towering over the Atlantic Ocean on Ireland's west coast. March offers a chance to witness the cliff's rugged beauty against the backdrop of crashing waves and clear skies.


Dublin

Explore Ireland's vibrant capital city of Dublin, where history meets modernity. Visit iconic landmarks such as Trinity College, Dublin Castle, and the Guinness Storehouse, told you, you better like Guiness, and soak up the lively atmosphere of Temple Bar's pubs and restaurants.


Ring of Kerry

Embark on a scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry, a picturesque route winding through County Kerry's stunning landscapes. Admire panoramic views of mountains, lakes, and coastal cliffs, and stop in charming villages along the way.


Galway

Ever heard the song Galway Girl by Ed sheeran? Experience the bohemian charm of Galway, known for its colorful streets, lively music scene, and friendly locals. Stroll along the cobbled lanes of the Latin Quarter, explore historic sites like the Spanish Arch, and savor fresh seafood in local restaurants.


Killarney National Park

Discover the natural beauty of Killarney National Park, home to pristine lakes, dense forests, and majestic mountains. Take a boat ride on Lough Leane, hike to the summit of Torc Mountain, and encounter native wildlife such as red deer and golden eagles.


Aran Islands

Escape to the remote Aran Islands off Ireland's west coast and experience traditional Irish culture and Gaelic language. Explore ancient stone forts, rugged landscapes, and serene beaches, and immerse yourself in the island way of life.


April: Costa Rica

Costa Rica, with its lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and abundant biodiversity, is a tropical paradise that beckons travelers from around the world. April, with its balmy weather and vibrant landscapes, offers an ideal opportunity to explore this Central American gem. From thrilling outdoor adventures to tranquil nature retreats, Costa Rica in April promises an unforgettable experience. Let's delve into why this month is the perfect time to visit this ecological wonderland.


      *Picture taken from a Cherish Tour Trip


Why Visit Costa Rica in April


Ideal Weather Conditions 

April brings warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine to Costa Rica, making it an excellent time for outdoor activities. While the dry season is coming to an end, the occasional afternoon shower rejuvenates the landscapes, creating lush, vibrant scenery.


Less Crowds, More Serenity

April falls between the peak tourist seasons of December to March and the rainy season starting in May. As a result, you'll encounter fewer crowds at popular attractions and beaches, allowing for a more peaceful and intimate travel experience.


Abundant Wildlife Viewing

April is a fantastic time for wildlife enthusiasts to visit Costa Rica. As the forests burst with new growth, animals become more active and visible. You can spot colorful toucans, playful monkeys, and elusive sloths in their natural habitats, and embark on guided wildlife tours for unforgettable encounters.


Whale Watching Opportunities

April marks the peak of the humpback whale migration along Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Witness these magnificent creatures as they breach and play in the warm waters, providing an amazing spectacle for visitors.


Surfing and Water Sports

With consistent swells and favorable wind conditions, April offers excellent surfing and water sports opportunities along Costa Rica's coastlines. You could take part in paddle boarding, windsurfing, and if you like to stay on the sand, relax under the sun or take a beach horseback ride.


Festivals and Cultural Events

Experience Costa Rica's vibrant culture and traditions through local festivals and events held in April. One festival held in April is Fiesta San Vicente de Moravia, which is a street fair with live music, dancing, food, and bullfighting. Dive into the culture by taking a Costa Rican cooking class, partake in traditional dance performances, and support the community. This will offer you insight into the country’s rich heritage and spirit.


Top Attractions in Costa Rica:


Manuel Antonio National Park

Explore the pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and diverse wildlife of Manuel Antonio National Park. Hike scenic trails, swim in crystal clear waters, and keep an eye out for monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds.


Arenal Volcano

Marvel at the majestic Arenal Volcano, one of Costa Rica's most iconic landmarks. Take a guided hike through the surrounding rainforest, relax in natural hot springs, and enjoy breathtaking views of the volcano's crater.


Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Immerse yourself in the mystical beauty of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Walk across hanging bridges, zip line through the canopy, and discover an incredible array of plant and animal species in this unique ecosystem.


Tortuguero National Park

Embark on a thrilling boat tour through Tortuguero National Park, known as Costa Rica's "Amazon of the North." Encounter nesting sea turtles, rare bird species, and lush mangrove forests along the park's extensive network of waterways.


Jaco Beach

Escape to Jaco Beach, known for its stunning beaches, surf town, and nightlife. Relax on the beach or take a boat ride, indulge in fresh seafood, and immerse yourself in the pura vida lifestyle.


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May: Greece

Greece, a land of ancient history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture, is a dream destination for travelers. While this Mediterranean paradise is enchanting year-round, May offers an exceptional opportunity to explore its wonders. From the idyllic islands to historic ruins and bustling cities, Greece in May promises warm weather, blooming landscapes, and a more relaxed atmosphere. Let’s uncover why May is the perfect month for your Greek adventure.



Why Visit Greece in May


Perfect Weather

May marks the beginning of the warm season in Greece. Temperatures are pleasantly mild, making it ideal for sightseeing, beach lounging, and outdoor activities. The Mediterranean climate ensures sunny days with minimal rain, providing perfect conditions for exploring.


Blooming Landscapes

Springtime in Greece brings vibrant blooms and lush greenery, enhancing the beauty of the countryside and islands. Enjoy the sight of colorful flowers, fragrant herbs, and olive groves as you explore the diverse landscapes.


Ideal Sea Temperatures

By May, the sea has warmed up enough for comfortable swimming, but the beaches are not yet crowded. Enjoy the beautiful waters of the Aegean and Ionian seas, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and other water activities.


Affordability and Fewer Crowds

One of the most significant advantages of visiting Greece in May is the affordability. With the summer high season yet to start, you can find better deals on flights, accommodations, and tours. Enjoy luxurious stays and delicious meals without the peak-season price tags. That also means fewer crowds at popular attractions and beaches.


Rich Cultural Experiences

Greece is a country steeped in history and culture. Eat the mouth watering Mediterranean food from fresh seafood to vibrant salads to sweet baklava, which is a traditional Greek dessert. Participate in local festivals including the Anastenaria Firewalking Festival in Northern Greece, where you can witness unique cultural rituals and traditional music and dance. Greece also has an immense art and music scene with opportunities to attend concerts, theatrical performances, and art exhibits.


Top Attractions in Greece:


Athens

Explore the ancient wonders of Athens, the cradle of Western civilization. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. May’s mild weather is perfect for strolling through the historic Plaka neighborhood and enjoying outdoor cafes.


Santorini

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Santorini, known for its white buildings, stunning sunsets, and volcanic beaches. Hike along the caldera, visit charming villages like Oia and Fira, and savor local wines at cliffside wineries.

Crete

Discover the largest Greek island, Crete, with its diverse landscapes, ancient ruins, and vibrant culture. Explore the Palace of Knossos, relax on the beautiful beaches of Elafonissi and Balos, and hike through the stunning Samaria Gorge.


Mykonos

Enjoy the exotic flair of Mykonos, famous for its lively nightlife, picturesque streets, and beautiful beaches. Visit the iconic windmills, explore the charming old town of Chora, and unwind at beach clubs along the coastline.


Rhodes

Delve into the history of Rhodes, an island rich in medieval architecture and ancient ruins. Wander through the Old Town of Rhodes, visit the impressive Palace of the Grand Master, and relax on the golden sands of Tsambika Beach.


Delphi

Journey to the ancient site of Delphi, once considered the center of the world in Greek mythology. Explore the well preserved ruins, including the Temple of Apollo and the ancient theater, set against a backdrop of stunning mountain scenery.


June: Croatia

Croatia, with its stunning Adriatic coastline, rich history, and vibrant culture, is a gem of a destination that captivates travelers from around the world. While this enchanting country is a delight to visit any time of year, June offers a particularly magical experience. With its perfect weather, fewer crowds, affordability, and exciting festivals, June is the ideal month to explore everything Croatia has to offer. 



Why Visit Croatia in June


Perfect Weather

June marks the beginning of summer in Croatia, bringing warm temperatures and long sunny days. Croatia’s landscapes are particularly stunning in June. The countryside is lush and green, the sea is warm and inviting, and the islands are in full bloom. It’s an ideal time for hiking, sailing, and exploring the natural beauty of the country.


Affordable Travel

One of the appealing aspects of traveling to Croatia is its affordability, especially compared to other European destinations, even in June. While the peak tourist season is just beginning, Croatia remains more budget friendly than many Western European countries. Accommodations, from charming guest houses to seaside hotels, are reasonably priced, offering excellent value for money. Dining out in Croatia is also a treat for the wallet, with delicious local cuisine and fresh seafood available at lower prices than you might find in places like Italy or France. Additionally, entrance fees to attractions such as national parks and historic sites are often more affordable, allowing you to explore the country's rich cultural and natural heritage without breaking the bank. This makes Croatia an ideal destination for travelers seeking a cost effective yet enriching European getaway. 


Cultural Aspects

Croatia is a treasure trove of cultural experiences that enchant and inspire visitors. Rich in history, it boasts a unique blend of Mediterranean, Central European, and Balkan influences, evident in its architecture, cuisine, and traditions. In cities like Dubrovnik and Split, you can explore ancient Roman ruins and medieval fortresses, immersing yourself in stories of the past.  Additionally, local markets and artisanal crafts reflect Croatia's cultural pride, making it an enriching destination for any traveler.


Vibrant Festivals and Events

June is a month filled with cultural events and festivals in Croatia. In June there are always a vast amount of music festivals, something Croatia is known for, including Hideout festival which is a 5 day and night music event on Zrce Beach. There is also a traditional sports event called the Pannonian Challenge, where people compete in challenges during the day and concerts at night. Croatia is definitely a music filled country! These among others allow you to experience Croatia’s traditional music, dance, and customs, offering a vibrant glimpse into the country's heritage.


Top Attractions in Croatia:


Dubrovnik

Explore the historic city of Dubrovnik, located on the stunning Adriatic Sea. Wander through the medieval walls, visit the stunning Rector’s Palace, and take in the views from Mount Srđ. In June, the city hosts the Dubrovnik Film Festival, adding a cultural touch to your visit.


Plitvice Lakes National Park

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park’s cascading waterfalls, crystal blue lakes, and lush forests are at their most vibrant in June, making it the perfect time for hiking and pictures.


Hvar Island

Experience the charm of Hvar Island, known for its lively nightlife, historic sites, and beautiful beaches. Visit the ancient Hvar Fortress, explore the lavender fields, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Hvar Town’s cafes and bars.


Split

Explore the coastal city of Split, home to the impressive Diocletian’s Palace, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll along the Riva promenade, visit the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and enjoy the local markets. June’s warm weather makes it perfect for a day trip to nearby islands like Brac and Vis.


Korcula Island

Discover the medieval charm of Korcula Island, believed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. Wander through the narrow streets of the Korcula Town, visit the Marco Polo Museum, and relax on the island’s pristine beaches. June’s pleasant weather is ideal for exploring the island’s vineyards and olive groves. Who doesn’t love wine and olive oil?


Istria

Explore the Istrian Peninsula, known for its picturesque towns, rolling hills, and delicious cuisine. Visit the charming town of Rovinj, the Roman amphitheater in Pula, and enjoy wine tasting in the region’s renowned vineyards. June is also the perfect time to explore Istria’s beautiful coastline and hidden coves.


July: Montana

Don’t want to venture too far, and not a fan of the cold. Montana in July Might be for you. Montana, often referred to as "Big Sky Country," is a land of vast landscapes, majestic mountains, and pristine wilderness. In July, Montana comes alive with vibrant outdoor activities, breathtaking natural beauty, and perfect weather for exploration. Whether you’re an avid adventurer, nature enthusiast, or simply looking for a peaceful retreat, Montana in July offers an unforgettable experience.



Why Visit Montana in July


Perfect Weather

July is one of the best months to visit Montana if you’re not a big winter sport person, with warm temperatures, long sunny days, and minimal rainfall. This ideal weather makes it perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, and wildlife watching.


Stunning Landscapes

Montana’s diverse landscapes, from the Rocky Mountains to vast plains and serene lakes, are at their most stunning in July. The wildflowers are in full bloom, and the lush greenery creates a perfect backdrop for your adventures.


Abundant Wildlife

July is a great time to observe Montana’s abundant wildlife. National parks and forests are full of animals such as bears, elk, bison, and eagles. The warm weather and accessible trails make wildlife viewing both easy and enjoyable.


Outdoor Adventures

With its wide open spaces and diverse terrain, Montana is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. July offers ideal conditions for hiking, mountain biking, rafting, and horseback riding. Whether you’re exploring the backcountry or enjoying a scenic drive, the opportunities for adventure are endless.


Festivals and Events

Montana hosts a variety of festivals and events in July that celebrate its rich culture and heritage. From rodeos and county fairs to music festivals and arts and crafts shows, there’s always something happening that showcases the local traditions and community spirit. Have you ever experienced a real western rodeo? Montana has 100’s of rodeo’s all summer long in all parts of Montana. At the end of July in Big Sky, a 3 day long rodeo with 40 world class cowboys and cowgirls going head to head takes place. 


Top Attractions in Montana:


Glacier National Park

Explore the breathtaking beauty of Glacier National Park, known for its rugged mountains, pristine lakes, and stunning glaciers. July is the perfect time to hike the park’s famous trails, such as the Highline Trail and Grinnell Glacier Trail, which offer spectacular views and the chance to spot wildlife. Don’t miss a scenic drive along the Going to the Sun Road, where you can experience some of the park’s most iconic landscapes.


Yellowstone National Park

While primarily located in Wyoming, parts of Yellowstone National Park extend into Montana. July is an excellent time to visit the park, with its geysers, hot springs, and diverse wildlife. Explore the Mammoth Hot Springs, witness the grandeur of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and enjoy the abundant wildlife viewing opportunities.


Flathead Lake

Visit Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. July’s warm weather makes it perfect for swimming, boating, and fishing. The surrounding area also offers charming towns, local festivals, and beautiful hiking trails, such as those in the Jewel Basin.


Big Sky

Experience the outdoor adventure haven of Big Sky. Known for its world class skiing in the winter, Big Sky offers incredible summer activities in July, including hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, rafting, and zip lining. Take a scenic lift ride for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and enjoy the vibrant summer events and concerts in the area.


Bozeman

Bozeman, Montana, is a vibrant city nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and cultural richness. The city boasts a lively downtown area filled with unique shops, art galleries, and excellent restaurants. Additionally, Bozeman is home to Montana State University, which infuses the city with youthful energy and academic influence. With its friendly community, stunning scenery, and diverse activities, Bozeman is a must visit destination for anyone exploring Montana.


Missoula

Explore the city of Missoula, known for its vibrant arts scene, historic downtown, and outdoor recreation. Visit the Missoula Art Museum, stroll along the Clark Fork River, and enjoy the local farmers market. In July, the city hosts the annual Missoula Marathon, attracting runners from all over the world.


Beartooth Highway

Drive along the Beartooth Highway, one of the most scenic drives in America. This All American Road offers stunning views of the Beartooth Mountains, alpine meadows, and crystal clear lakes. July is an excellent time to travel this route, as the snow has melted, revealing the full beauty of the landscape.


August: Scotland

Scotland, with its rugged landscapes, historic castles, and rich cultural heritage, is a captivating destination that beckons travelers year round. However, August is an especially magical time to visit this enchanting country. With its ideal blend of warm weather, vibrant festivals, and breathtaking scenery, August offers an unforgettable experience for visitors.



Why Visit Scotland in August


Perfect Weather

August is known as the warmest month in Scotland, offering mild temperatures and longer daylight hours. This makes it ideal for exploring the great outdoors, from hiking in the Highlands to strolling through historic cities.


Festivals Galore

August is festival season in Scotland, with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival, taking center stage. The city of Edinburgh buzzes with energy, hosting thousands of performances spanning theater, comedy, music, and more. Additionally, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, offers spectacular performances by military bands from around the world.


Stunning Landscapes

Scotland’s natural beauty is at its peak in August. The rolling hills, lush green valleys, and serene lochs create a picturesque setting that is perfect for photography, hiking, and simply soaking in the scenery. The weather is also ideal for exploring the Scottish Isles, such as Skye and Orkney.


Rich Cultural Heritage

August provides ample opportunities to immerse yourself in Scotland’s rich cultural heritage. From men in skirts (kilts to be exact), historic sites and ancient castles to traditional Highland games and local festivals, there’s no shortage of ways to experience the country’s unique traditions and history.


Wildlife Watching

August is an excellent time for wildlife enthusiasts to visit Scotland. The warmer weather brings out a variety of wildlife, including the minke whale, red deer, otters, and its puffin mating season. Coastal areas are perfect for spotting seals, dolphins, and even whales.


Top Attractions in Scotland:


Edinburgh

Experience the magic of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, which comes alive in August with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Wander through the historic Royal Mile, explore the majestic Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy the city’s vibrant arts scene. Don’t miss the stunning views from Arthur’s Seat, an ancient volcano and one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.


Loch Ness

Visit the legendary Loch Ness, home to the mythic Loch Ness Monster dun dun dun. Take a scenic boat tour on the loch, explore the fascinating Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, and wander through the ruins of Urquhart Castle, which offers stunning views over the water. August’s mild weather makes it an ideal time for a day trip to this famous loch.


Isle of Skye

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Isle of Skye, known for its dramatic landscapes, rugged coastline, and colorful villages. Hike the famous Quiraing and Old Man of Storr, visit the enchanting Fairy Pools, and explore the island’s charming capital, Portree. August’s pleasant weather allows for comfortable exploration of this stunning island.


Glasgow

Explore the vibrant city of Glasgow, renowned for its rich cultural scene, historic architecture, and friendly locals. Visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, stroll through the lush Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and enjoy live music in the city’s bustling pubs and venues. In August, Glasgow hosts various cultural events and festivals, adding to the city’s lively atmosphere.


The Scottish Highlands

Embark on an adventure in the Scottish Highlands, a region famous for its stunning landscapes, historic castles, and outdoor activities. Hike Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, explore the ancient ruins of Eilean Donan Castle, and take a scenic drive along the North Coast 500. The Highlands are particularly beautiful in August, with lush greenery and vibrant wildflowers in full bloom.


Stirling

Visit the historic city of Stirling, known for its impressive castle and rich history. Explore Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s grandest castles, and learn about the country’s turbulent past at the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre. Wander through the charming old town and enjoy the scenic views from the Wallace Monument.


Orkney Islands

Explore the Orkney Islands, an archipelago off the northeastern coast of Scotland, known for its ancient history and stunning natural beauty. Visit the Neolithic sites of Skara Brae and Maeshowe, stroll along the beautiful beaches, and enjoy the local wildlife. 


September: Nordic Getaway(Iceland, Faroe Islands, and Denmark)

The Nordic region, encompassing the stunning landscapes and rich cultures of Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Denmark, is a captivating destination for any traveler. While these countries offer enchanting experiences year round, September is a particularly magical time to visit. From witnessing the mesmerizing Northern Lights in Iceland to exploring the rugged beauty of the Faroe Islands and enjoying the cultural vibrancy of Denmark, a September trip to the Nordic region promises memorable adventures.



*Picture taken from a Cherish Tours Trip


Why Visit the Nordic Region in September


Mild Weather

September marks the transition from summer to autumn in the Nordic region, offering mild temperatures and fewer tourists. The weather is generally pleasant, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities and sightseeing without the peak summer crowds.


Northern Lights

September is the beginning of the Northern Lights season in Iceland. With darker skies and increased solar activity, your chances of witnessing the breathtaking Aurora Borealis are significantly higher. This natural phenomenon is a must see for any traveler.


Autumnal Beauty

The landscapes of Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Denmark transform into a tapestry of autumn colors in September. The changing foliage adds an extra layer of beauty to the already stunning scenery, creating perfect conditions for photography and nature walks.


Local Festivals and Events

September is a vibrant month for cultural festivals and events in the Nordic region. From the Outdoor festival in Denmark which is all about getting in touch with nature, to the Night of Lights festival in Iceland, there are many opportunities to experience the culture in these countries. There are also many music and food festivals throughout the month. Who doesn’t love music and food?


Wildlife Watching

The Nordic region is home to diverse wildlife, and September is an excellent time for wildlife enthusiasts. In Iceland and the Faroe Islands, you can spot migrating birds and marine life, while Denmark offers opportunities to see deer and other wildlife in its national parks.


Top Attractions in the Nordic Region:


Iceland:

Reykjavik

Explore Iceland's vibrant capital city, Reykjavik, known for its colorful buildings, lively arts scene, and friendly atmosphere. Visit landmarks such as the Hallgrimskirkja Church, the Harpa Concert Hall, and the Sun Voyager sculpture. September’s mild weather makes it ideal for strolling around the city and enjoying its outdoor cafes and parks.


South Coast

Explore Iceland’s dramatic South Coast, home to black sand beaches, towering waterfalls, and glacial lagoons. Highlights include Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Reynisfjara beach, and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. September’s quieter atmosphere allows for a more serene exploration.


Reykjadalur Valley

Located just 45 minutes from Reykjavik, is a geothermal wonderland that offers visitors a unique and rejuvenating experience. Known as the "Steam Valley," Reykjadalur is famous for its naturally heated hot springs and steaming rivers. A scenic hike through the valley takes you past bubbling mud pools, steaming vents, and colorful mineral deposits, leading to a series of warm rivers where you can soak in the soothing waters amidst the stunning Icelandic landscape. The hike itself is relatively easy and provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lush green valleys.


Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is one of the country's most iconic and alluring attractions, known worldwide for its surreal, milky blue waters set against a backdrop of black lava fields. Located in the Reykjanes Peninsula, just a short drive from Reykjavik and the Keflavik International Airport, this lagoon is filled with mineral rich seawater that is naturally heated by the earth’s geothermal activity. Bathing in the warm, soothing waters is a truly rejuvenating experience, often known for its therapeutic benefits for the skin. The Blue Lagoon also offers luxurious amenities, including water massages, a swim up bar, and a variety of skin care treatments using the lagoon’s silica mud. 


Golden Circle

Take a tour of the Golden Circle, a popular route that includes the stunning Thingvellir National Park, the powerful Gullfoss waterfall, and the active geothermal area of Geysir. The autumnal colors add an extra layer of beauty to these natural wonders.


Vatnajökull National Park

Explore Vatnajökull National Park, home to Europe’s largest glacier. Hike on the glacier, explore ice caves, and take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.


Northern Lights Tours

Join a Northern Lights tour to increase your chances of witnessing the magical Aurora Borealis. September offers darker skies and the perfect opportunity to experience this natural spectacle.


Faroe Islands:

Eysturoy

The second largest of the Faroe Islands, is a captivating blend of dramatic landscapes and quaint villages, making it a must visit destination for nature enthusiasts and cultural explorers alike. Dominated by rugged mountains, including Salaettaratindur, the highest peak in the Faroe Islands, Eysturoy offers stunning hiking opportunities with panoramic views of the surrounding fjords and valleys. The island is also home to charming fishing villages like Gjógv, known for its picturesque harbor nestled in a natural gorge, and Eiði, offering a glimpse into traditional Faroese life. Eysturoy’s coastline is dotted with striking cliffs and serene beaches. 


Tórshavn

Discover Tórshavn, the charming capital of the Faroe Islands. Wander through the old town with its colorful turf roofed houses, visit the National Museum, and enjoy the local cuisine. 


Mykines

Take a trip to Mykines, one of the most remote and beautiful islands in the Faroes. Known for its puffin colonies and stunning cliffs, Mykines offers incredible hiking opportunities and breathtaking views. September’s cooler temperatures make for a comfortable hiking experience.


Denmark:

Copenhagen

Experience the cultural and architectural delights of Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital. Visit the historic Tivoli Gardens, explore the colorful Nyhavn harbor, and tour the majestic Rosenborg Castle. September’s mild weather is ideal for cycling around the city and enjoying its vibrant street life.


Aarhus

Explore Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, known for its rich history and modern attractions. Visit the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, stroll through the Old Town open air museum, and enjoy the city’s dynamic culinary scene. September is a great time to experience Aarhus’s blend of old and new.


Skagen

Travel to Skagen, at the northern tip of Denmark, famous for its unique light and beautiful scenery. Visit the Skagen Museum, explore the shifting sand dunes at Rabjerg Mile, and stand at the tip of Grenen, where the North Sea and Baltic Sea meet. 


Feeling intimidated by the idea of country hopping? Or finding it too daunting to plan on your own? Let Cherish Tours ease your worries with our Nordic Getaway this September! With just a few spots left, don't miss out on this incredible adventure from September 6th to the 14th. Everything is meticulously planned and fully customizable to your preferences. Whether you dream of hiking atop a glacier or exploring history museums in Iceland, we've got you covered for an unforgettable experience. Cherish welcomes women of all ages and backgrounds who are eager to step out of their comfort zone, forge new connections, and explore the world. Join us for our Nordic Getaway and embark on the journey of a lifetime!


October: Utah

Utah, with its stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant outdoor activities, is a captivating destination for travelers. October, in particular, offers a unique charm to this western state, making it an ideal time to explore its diverse attractions. From the striking colors of fall foliage to the comfortable weather for outdoor adventures, October transforms Utah into a must visit destination. 


*Picture taken from a Cherish Tours Trip


Why Visit Utah in October


Perfect Weather

October brings mild and pleasant weather to Utah, with warm days and cool nights. This makes it an ideal time for outdoor activities, from hiking and biking to sightseeing, without the intense heat of summer or the cold of winter. It even would be perfect for camping, or a newer revelation…glamping! 


Fall Foliage

The autumn colors in Utah are breathtaking, especially in the higher elevations. The vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows of the changing leaves create a stunning contrast against the rugged landscapes and clear blue skies.


Fewer Crowds

As the summer tourist season winds down, October offers a more serene and peaceful experience. You can explore popular national parks and attractions without the hustle and bustle, allowing for a more intimate connection with nature.


Unique Festivals and Events

October is a month filled with unique cultural events and festivals in Utah. From harvest festivals celebrating the local produce to arts and music events, there’s always something happening that adds to the state’s charm.


Ideal Hiking Conditions

With moderate temperatures and fewer visitors, October is perfect for hiking enthusiasts. Trails are less crowded, and the cooler weather makes long hikes more comfortable, allowing you to fully appreciate Utah’s stunning scenery.


Top Attractions in Utah:


Zion National Park

Zion National Park is a gem of the Utah landscape, known for its towering red cliffs and deep canyons. In October, the park’s foliage turns vibrant shades of red and gold, enhancing the beauty of its trails. Hike the famous Angels Landing or the Narrows, and enjoy the pleasant temperatures and stunning views.


Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon is renowned for its unique hoodoo rock formations, and October is a fantastic time to visit. The cool weather makes hiking the park’s trails, such as the Navajo Loop and Queens Garden, more enjoyable. Sunrise and sunset at Bryce Point offer breathtaking views of the park’s natural amphitheaters illuminated by autumn light.


Arches National Park

Arches National Park, with its over 2,000 natural stone arches, is a spectacular destination in October. The milder temperatures are perfect for exploring iconic landmarks like Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch, and Double Arch. The park’s red rocks contrasted with the blue sky and fall foliage create a photographer’s paradise.


Salt Lake City

Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City, offers a mix of urban and outdoor attractions. Visit the historic Temple Square, explore the Natural History Museum of Utah, and hike the nearby Wasatch Mountains to see stunning fall colors. October also hosts various cultural events and festivals, adding to the city’s vibrant atmosphere.


Moab

The adventure hub of Moab is an excellent base for exploring both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. October’s cooler weather makes it ideal for outdoor activities like mountain biking, rock climbing, and off-roading. Don’t miss a scenic drive along the Colorado River or a visit to Dead Horse Point State Park for panoramic views.


Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is divided into four distinct districts, each offering unique landscapes and experiences. In October, the Needles, Island in the Sky, and Maze districts are particularly beautiful with cooler temperatures and fewer visitors. Explore the park’s dramatic canyons, mesas, and rivers through hiking, biking, and four wheel driving.


Have you ever heard of glamping? It's like camping, but with a touch of glamor. Picture this: instead of roughing it in a tent or settling for a traditional hotel room, you're nestled in a cozy space with running water, an outdoor kitchen, and a comfortable bed. If this sounds like your kind of getaway, mark your calendar for Cherish's glamping retreat in Utah this October, running from the 17th to the 20th. This retreat promises a relaxing escape filled with yoga, reiki sessions, a sauna experience, and more. And if you're keen on customizing the experience with a group of friends or family, Cherish also offers Tailor Made Tours to suit your preferences.


November: New Zealand

As the southern hemisphere transitions from spring to summer, New Zealand emerges in all its splendor, offering travelers a perfect blend of blooming landscapes, pleasant weather, and exciting outdoor adventures. November, with its longer days and warmer temperatures, presents an ideal time to explore this breathtaking country. From lush greenery to pristine beaches, New Zealand beckons visitors with its diverse attractions and captivating experiences. 



Why Visit New Zealand in November


Blooming Landscapes

November marks the peak of spring in New Zealand, when the countryside bursts into a riot of colors. Vibrant wildflowers blanket meadows, cherry blossoms adorn city streets, and native flora come alive.


Ideal Weather

With temperatures warming up but still mild, November offers comfortable weather for exploring both the North and South Islands. Whether you're hiking in the mountains, relaxing on the beach, or indulging in outdoor activities, the pleasant climate makes it all the more enjoyable.


Less Crowded

November falls just before the peak tourist season, meaning fewer crowds and more serene experiences at popular attractions. You'll have more space to explore iconic landmarks, scenic trails, and hidden gems without the hustle and bustle of peak season crowds.


Baby Animals

Spring brings new life to New Zealand's countryside, with lambs frolicking in the fields and birdlife flourishing. November offers the chance to witness adorable baby animals and their playful antics, adding a touch of joy to your travels.


Outdoor Adventures

From hiking and kayaking to bungee jumping and skydiving, New Zealand is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. November's mild weather makes it perfect for embarking on thrilling adventures and exploring the country's stunning natural landscapes.


Top Attractions in New Zealand:


Fiordland National Park

Explore the dramatic fiords, cascading waterfalls, and lush rainforests of Fiordland National Park. Take a scenic cruise through Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound, hike the iconic Milford Track, and marvel at the breathtaking scenery that defines this UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Abel Tasman National Park

Discover the golden beaches, turquoise waters, and coastal trails of Abel Tasman National Park. Kayak along the pristine coastline, hike the Abel Tasman Coast Track, and unwind on secluded beaches surrounded by native bush.


Rotorua

Immerse yourself in Maori culture and geothermal wonders in Rotorua. Visit Te Puia to see bubbling mud pools and erupting geysers, experience traditional Maori performances, and relax in natural hot springs surrounded by volcanic landscapes.


Queenstown

Embrace adventure in the adrenaline capital of Queenstown. Go bungee jumping, jet boating, or skydiving against the backdrop of stunning alpine scenery. Take a scenic gondola ride for panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range.


Bay of Islands

Sail, swim, and snorkel in the pristine waters of the Bay of Islands. Explore secluded bays, visit historic sites like the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and encounter dolphins, whales, and other marine life on a guided cruise.


December: Columbia

As the year draws to a close, Colombia welcomes travelers with open arms, offering a perfect blend of cultural festivities, natural beauty, and warm hospitality. December, with its balmy weather and lively atmosphere, sets the stage for unforgettable adventures in this diverse and captivating country. From colorful festivals to pristine beaches and ancient ruins, Colombia beckons visitors to explore its rich heritage and vibrant landscapes.



Why Visit Colombia in December


Festive Spirit

December is a festive month in Colombia, with celebrations galore that reflect the country's vibrant culture and traditions. From the iconic Feria de Cali, a week-long extravaganza of salsa music and dance in Cali, to the mesmerizing Alumbrado Navideño, where cities sparkle with elaborate Christmas lights, Colombia comes alive with joyous festivities that are not to be missed.


Ideal Weather

December brings warm and pleasant weather to most parts of Colombia, making it an ideal time to explore both its coastal regions and inland cities. Whether you're relaxing on palm fringed beaches, trekking in lush rainforests, or exploring colonial towns, the mild climate ensures a comfortable and enjoyable experience.


Natural Beauty

Colombia is blessed with stunning natural landscapes, from the rugged peaks of the Andes to the pristine beaches of the Caribbean coast. In December, you can explore the lush coffee plantations of the Zona Cafetera, hike to breathtaking waterfalls in Tayrona National Park, or marvel at the towering wax palms of the Cocora Valley.


Cultural Experiences

Immerse yourself in Colombia's rich cultural heritage by exploring its historic cities, charming towns, and vibrant markets. Visit the colorful streets of Cartagena's Old Town, discover the indigenous cultures of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, or sample delicious Colombian cuisine at bustling food markets.


Coffee Harvest

December marks the peak of Colombia's coffee harvest season, offering visitors the chance to experience the country's world renowned coffee culture firsthand. Join a coffee tour in the coffee growing regions of Quindío, Risaralda, or Caldas, and learn about the process of coffee cultivation from bean to cup.


Top Attractions in Colombia:


Cartagena

Explore the enchanting colonial city of Cartagena, with its colorful streets, historic fortresses, and lively plazas. Wander through the cobblestone alleys of the Old Town, visit the iconic Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, and soak up the Caribbean vibes along the city's scenic waterfront.


Medellín

Discover the vibrant city of Medellín, known for its innovative urban renewal projects and thriving cultural scene. Ride the scenic Metrocable to enjoy panoramic views of the city, explore the botanical gardens and museums, and experience the pulsating nightlife of El Poblado.


Bogotá

Experience the capital city of Bogotá, where colonial architecture meets modern art and culture. Visit the historic neighborhood of La Candelaria, home to colorful street art and historic landmarks, explore the world class museums and galleries, and sample delicious Colombian cuisine at local eateries.


Tayrona National Park

Escape to the pristine beauty of Tayrona National Park, where lush rainforests meet pristine beaches and turquoise waters. Hike along scenic coastal trails, swim in natural pools beneath cascading waterfalls, and relax on secluded beaches surrounded by lush vegetation.


Cocora Valley

Embark on a scenic hike through the breathtaking landscapes of the Cocora Valley, home to Colombia's iconic wax palms. Marvel at the towering palms, explore cloud forests teeming with wildlife, and enjoy panoramic views of the Andean mountains.


Conclusion

Whether you’re packing to ski in Switzerland or lounge at the beach in Costa Rica, this list of places by month won’t steer you wrong. If you have time off from work for the fourth of July, instead of going to a packed beach, check out Montana! If winter break is upon you and you have off for the holidays, skiing in Switzerland is calling you. Skiing abroad can even be cheaper than some places out West! If the kids have a week for spring break, take your whole family to Costa Rica.


If exploring the world in an immersive way with a curated trip built specifically for women travelers sounds like your cup of tea, then Cherish Tours is for you. Celebrate life with an uplifting group, making time for yourself and new connections all while supporting women in business around the world.


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