The choice of the place to visit at any given time depends on several factors, such as individual preferences, the type of holiday you want to do, and also the place where one comes from: for example, a tourist from a Nordic country could choose to visit a city in southern Europe such as Rome or Athens at Christmas, although this is not the best time of the year, with regard to the climate, in these cities: but it is still better than the cold and darkness of the nordic winter.
Furthermore, those who are not sensitive to cold could swim in the sea in January in the Canaries, or soak up the sun at Easter in California. However, we have chosen the best times depending on the climate, taking into account a number of parameters, such as temperature, amount of sunshine, the chance of very hot or very cold weather, and of hurricanes.

Where to go to sea?

Sea and shore

Sometimes you want to have a beach holiday in a certain period, for example at Christmas or August, but have no clear ideas about where to go. Where to find sunshine, a warm sea and a warm temperature, but not too hot? Here is a guide to answer these questions. Select the countries that have a favorable climate for swimming and sunbathing, month by month.

Which city is the best for a holiday?


In this section we deal with travelling in cities, to visit them, to walk the streets and parks, visit museums, etc. We will suggest the good times, depending on climate, to visit cities, finding a comfortable temperature, and possibly little rain. The best climate to visit a city is generally less warm than that the one required for a beach holiday, because walking in the sun with 30 degrees Celsius. in the shade is not as nice as sunbathing with the same temperature, with the breeze blowing and the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the sea. Therefore it's preferable a lower temperature, around 25 °C.
This guide is not intended as a comparison between the cities, because some cities may not have a really good climatic period, for example those located in nordic or rainy countries, and in these cases we chose the relatively better periods for those cities, because otherwise we would not have been able to consider them at all. Nothing prevents, however, to make a last minute trip by consulting the weather forecast, should it prove good, in other months than those indicated here.
This guide refers to the periods in which you can visit the individual cities: that is not to say that the climate is good also in the rest of the country to which they belong. For an in-depth analysis on their climate or the climate of their country, please refer to the dedicated pages (see the list of the countries).
The cities of the Middle East were included in the paragraphs about Asia.