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These are the best places to go on holiday for every month of the year

Need some sun? Look no further

These are the best places to go on holiday for every month of the year
Tom Victor
30 January 2018

Are you planning on visiting somewhere new this year?

Sure, it might be great to head to the same resort over and over, developing a routine and getting to know the staff and fellow guests, but variety can be the spice of life.

January is known to be the best month to book flights, but that’s no good if you have no idea where to book them to.

Not to worry, though – we’ve done the hard work for you.

We’ve looked at cheap return flights on SkyScanner and average temperatures on to find the best options for catching some sun at any time of the year.

Each of the locations listed is among the cheapest available with an average temperature of 22 degrees Celsius or higher for the month in question*, and it leaves us with a pretty wide spread of options across the world.

*All months used are 2018 with the exception of January, where we have looked at 2019 prices. All figures correct as of the time of writing

  • January - Accra, Ghana

    It’s no surprise that you’ll need to head south for January sun, but you don’t need to go as far as the southern hemisphere. Ghana’s capital is one of West Africa’s big tourist areas with beachfront bars and a buzzing city centre.

    Flights from: £282

    Average Temperature: 27 degrees

  • February - Sal, Cape Verde

    Cape Verde is warm all year round, and flights to Sal seem cheaper than other parts of the island group. If you want to spend a week on a sun-lounger on the beach, there are plenty of worse options.

    Flights from: £179

    Average Temperature: 23 degrees

  • March - Banjul, Gambia

    Gambia has quite a few benefits: it’s in the same time zone as the UK (so no jetlag), English is an official language (so no phrasebooks) and it’s 26 degrees in March. Yeah, I know. 

    Flights from: £240

    Average Temperature: 26 degrees

  • April - Muscat, Oman

    When people talk about taking trips to the Gulf states, Oman can play second fiddle to some of its neighbours. While you’re there, you’ll be able to head out to the coast along the Gulf of Oman, and visit one of the world’s largest mosques.

    Flights from: £213

    Average Temperature: 30 degrees

  • May - Cairo, Egypt

    Egypt has been a popular holiday destination for British tourists for some time, and when you look at the combination of price and heat you can see why. Flights take less than five hours, too, and once you’re there it would be remiss not to visit the Pyramids at Giza, just to the south of the city.

    Flights from: £182

    Average Temperature: 25 degrees

  • June - Milan, Italy

    When it gets to June, you’ll have your pick of plenty of European cities for less than £100 return. Milan might not quite be as warm as the southern part of Italy, but it’s a very tourist-friendly city throughout the year - and especially in the toasty summer months.

    Flights from: £36

    Average Temperature: 23 degrees

  • July - Genoa, Italy

    The perfect spot for spending time along the Italian Riviera, Genoa is surprisingly affordable, even in the high season. Once there, you can choose between the cobbled beaches, renovated port and bright piazzas - or just visit all three.

    Flights from: £44

    Average Temperature: 24 degrees

  • August - Madrid, Spain

    While more attention might be paid to Spain’s islands and coastline, Madrid is a great destination for those in search of a warm city break over the summer. It’s deceptively hot as the season winds down, too.

    Flights from: £61

    Average Temperature: 25 degrees

  • September - Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona has long been a popular tourist spot over the summer, but it remains warmer than most European cities as we approach the time when the clocks go back. With average temperatures around 22 degrees, September won’t necessarily be too late to head to the beach.

    Flights from: £50

    Average Temperature: 22 degrees

  • October - Tel-Aviv, Israel

    At less than £130 (albeit involving one stopover), Tel-Aviv is probably cheaper than you imagined for a city of its climate. And once you’re there, day-trips to other parts of Israel don’t take all that long.

    Flights from: £127

    Average Temperature: 23 degrees

  • November - Dubai, UAE

    We’re all well aware of how hot Dubai can get, but we might not have known how affordable it is to get out there. The city is one of the largest tourist hubs in the Middle East, with plenty in the way of attractions and plenty of options both indoors and out if the humidity takes you by surprise.

    Flights from: £232

    Average Temperature: 25 degrees

  • December - Chennai, India

    If you fancy a change of scenery in the lead-up to Christmas, Chennai has all the heat of a British summer in December (and it’s even hotter in the summer months). With a population of more than 7 million, there’s plenty on offer at all times.

    Flights from: £260

    Average Temperature: 26 degrees

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