With a world full of fascinating destinations, choosing the perfect vacation spot can present a challenge. One person’s idea of the best holiday destinations in the world differs wildly from the next’s. It all depends, of course, on what you want from a holiday.
Some places in the world, however, are so unequivocally brilliant, so indisputably incredible, that it would take extraordinary effort to not love them. Places that have everyone from belligerent old uncles to jaded been-there-done-it-alls about what a simply WONDERFUL holiday they had. So here is the ultimate holiday calendar to help you find out where to go when, top holiday destinations whether you want beaches or wilderness, safari or city breaks, skiing or winter sun: the 10 best holiday destinations for every month of the year.
5. Cape Town, South Africa
The most southern point of Africa where you can see whales and dolphins, go to the top of Table Mountain and see spectacular views or enjoy a visit to one of the many vineyards and taste some of the best wines produced in the world today. Robben Island, the historic prison where Nelson Mandela was held, is a ‘must do, for any visitor.
4. Sydney Australia
Be a beach bum in the morning, tourist in the afternoon and culture vulture in the evening – in Sydney you can be whatever you want to be and still manage to blend in. This city is often the first port of call for visitors and it rolls out a brilliant welcome mat. Sydney Opera House, Manly Beach and the Blue Mountains are just a snippet of the list of things to do here.
3. Machu Picchu, Peru
This destination offers access to what remains of one of the most fascinating extinct cultures and to the shrinking Amazonian jungle. The local people are proud to share their heritage with visitors and to guide those that are interested through the more remote areas to scenery that few places can compete with.
City of romance, more tourist attractions than anyone can see in one brief holiday – with a city base apartments and a couple of months you may get around to seeing some of the less well known treasures of this city and not just the Eiffel Tower and Louvre. Some of the restaurants here serve food and wine that will change the way you think about what you consume forever.