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May

Armenia

By May it is getting hot in Yerevan and the lower altitude regions, although it will still be cool in the mountains with snow still on the ground.  It is a pleasant time to visit Georgia. 

Bhutan

Spring begins by the end of February and lasts till the end of May.  May is therefore an excellent time of the year to visit Bhutan.

Botswana

April and May are both delightful months to visit Botswana, marked by moderate temperatures with the average ranging from 15 to 31 degrees Celsius.

Burma (Myanmar)

We do not recommend visiting Burma from April to September, when the temperatures are very high (reaching up towards 40 degrees Celsius in April); the rainy season begins in May and lasts throughout the summer months.

Cambodia Holidays - Novice monks

 

 

 

 

 

Cambodia

A tropical country, Cambodia is warm all year round.  May is the hottest and driest month of the year, just before the summer rains begin.  Temperatures in the plains can reach 35 degrees Celsius.  The northeastern Rattanakiri region, due to its altitude, is usually a few degrees cooler.

 

 

 

China

Spring and Autumn are the best months to visit China in terms of the weather. Days should be warm and sunny with only occasional rain.  This is, however, the peak season and some of the more popular tourist sites (the Great Wall or the Terracotta Warriors, for example) can be very crowded.

Egypt

Egypt is at its hottest from May to August.  With the relative lack of humidity, however, and sightseeing arranged for the early morning and late afternoon, it can still be very enjoyable, especially as the sites are less crowded.  Hotel prices are lower at this time of the year.

Georgia

By May it is getting hot in Tbilisi and the lower altitude regions, although it will still be cool in the mountains with snow still on the ground.  It is a pleasant time to visit Georgia. 

Iceland

The winter is coming to and end, but it is still cold, and outside Reykjavík many of the hotels and guesthouses are not yet open.  In the capital itself, however, there are less crowds, prices are lower and the local excursions to places like Gullfoss, Geysir and the Blue Lagoon operate on a daily basis.

India

North: May is one of the hottest times of the year, with temperatures regularly passing 40 degrees Celsius, so most people would prefer to travel at another time - best months are October to March.  Himalayas - a lovely time to head for the hills, with clear and warm conditions. It is also the perfect time to visit Kashmir
South: May to September is the principal rainy season in Kerala (although due to the region's tropical climate rain is a possibility at any time of the year).  Travel is not ideal in the summer months, but there are fewer crowds and prices are significantly lower.

Iran

Spring is the ideal time to visit Iran.  The winter is over and the really hot days of summer have not yet begun.  Days should be warm, sunny and dry.  

  Jordan Holidays - Temple of Artemis Jerash

 

  

  

Jordan and the Holy Land

May is an excellent time of the year to visit Jordan and the Holy Land.  Days should be warm, sunny and dry.

  

Kenya

Kenya straddles the Equator and is sunny and hot for most of the year.  From late March, through April and May, and into June, Kenya experiences the 'Long Rains'.  Although it doesn't rain incessantly, it isn't the best time to visit Kenya and we do not recommend that you travel during this period. 

Lebanon

Lebanon has a Mediterranean climate, with variations because of the mountainous interior.  From May to August it is hot and humid on the coast, with little or no rain and temperatures reaching 38 Celsius (although it is much cooler at night).  In May there is the occasional harsh wind or 'Khamsin' which blows up from Egypt.  In the mountains it is generally fresh and sunny during the day. 

Morocco

The Moroccan Spring (April and May) is one of the best times to visit the country, with hot sunny days and little rain.  It can still be cold at night in the mountains, but usually warm during the day. 

Namibia

Namibia is located in the tropics and is an all-year-round destination. In April and May the light rains of January to March are over and the atmosphere is much clearer.  These months probably offer the best temperatures of the year with pleasant days and warm evenings.  Apart from Easter, it's a time when fewer tourists are travelling so it isn't too crowded.

Nepal

February to May are excellent months to visit Nepal.  This is the end of the dry season and days should be sunny, dry and warm with good visibility.

Peru

On the coast it's warm and dry throughout the year (with Lima the exception, often covered by a low cloud known as the garua).  In the highlands, from May to September is the best time to visit, with relatively little rain and generally clear blue skies.  It's also the best time for the Amazon jungle, although it can rain throughout the year and is generally hot and humid.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's temperature varies little throughout the year, with maximum day-time temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius, with the minimum usually above 20 degrees.  It is generally slightly cooler in the hills.  From May to August there is a summer rainy season but seldom are the rains monsoon-style for the whole day.

Syria

Spring and autumn in Syria offer warm, bright and sunny days and minimal rain.  May is therefore an excellent month for a visit.

Tanzania

Generally speaking the highlands (where the gameviewing takes place) enjoy a temperate climate, whilst the coast is hot and humid year round.  May is the rainy season, when occasionally the rains will turn the roads to mud.  Gameviewing, however, is still good, prices are extremely low and the parks are not crowded.

Thailand

May is in the hot season, with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius and humidity fairly high.  Rain is always a possibility.

Tibet

May is a good time to visit Tibet, with pleasant Spring-like temperatures and dry conditions.

Uzbekistan

May, June and September are the best months to go to Uzbekistan.  Days should be sunny, dry and warm.

Vietnam

There is no ideal time to visit Vietnam as there are distinct regional variations between the Northern, Central and Southern regions.  May is a good time to go as it is one of the warmest times of the year, although there can be occasional rain and even typhoons around Hue and Hoi An.

Zambia

The dry season in Zambia runs from May to November.  This is the best time to visit, with mainly clear blue skies and hardly any rain.  It's naturally therefore the most popular time to visit (especially August to October) so prices are higher and accommodation should be booked well in advance.