May Getaway: Top 5 Destinations to Visit for Spring Travel

May is a beautiful month for travel, and if you’re looking for a destination to visit during the season, you’re in luck! May signifies the end of winter and the beginning of warmer weather in many parts of the world, making it the perfect time to explore new places! If you’re looking for a destination in May, your travel experts at Thomas Hogan Vacations have you covered with the top five places to visit. 


Japan is a country where ancient traditions and modern technology meet. May is perfect for visiting Japan because of its warm weather and beautiful cherry blossom season. You can witness the stunning views of the cherry blossoms in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, which has over 1,000 cherry blossom trees. You can also visit Kyoto to see the traditional Japanese architecture and explore the city’s many temples and shrines, such as the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine. Additionally, you can experience Japanese cuisines, such as sushi and ramen, and try out some traditional Japanese activities, like tea ceremonies and calligraphy.


Italy is a country full of history, art, and mouth-watering cuisine. May is the perfect month to visit Italy because of the mild temperatures and fewer crowds. You can explore the iconic landmarks, such as the Colosseum and the Vatican City, in Rome, or visit Florence for its stunning architecture and museums, like Uffizi Gallery. You can also enjoy the romantic canals and gondola rides in Venice or visit the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Remember to indulge in Italian cuisines like pizza, pasta, and gelato! 


Greece is filled with ancient history, turquoise waters, and delicious food. May is an ideal month to visit Greece because of its warm weather, but not too hot, and few tourists. You can explore the Acropolis and the Parthenon in Athens or visit the iconic island of Santorini, known for its white-washed buildings with blue domes and stunning sunsets. You can also explore the ancient ruins of Delphi or relax on the beaches of Crete. Remember to try the famous Greek cuisine, such as moussaka and feta cheese! 


Lush green landscapes, charming villages, and friendly locals await you in Ireland! May is the perfect month to visit Ireland because of the warm weather and longer daylight hours. You can explore the bustling city of Dublin and visit the famous Guinness Storehouse or Trinity College. You can also visit the charming town of Killarney and explore the Killarney National Park. Additionally, you can tour the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most beautiful natural wonders, and experience traditional Irish music in the classic pubs. 


May in Morocco has vibrant colors, exotic markets, and delicious cuisine. May is an ideal month to visit Morocco because of the mild temperatures and fewer tourists. You can explore the historical city of Marrakech and visit the iconic Jardin Majorelle or Bahia Palace. You can also experience the desert landscape of Merzouga and take a camel ride through the dunes. Remember to carve out some time to visit the charming coastal town of Essaouira or indulge in classic Moroccan cuisines, like tagine or couscous!  

May is a perfect month to travel to Japan, Italy, Greece, Ireland, and Morocco. Each country has unique charm and attractions that will leave you unforgettable memories. Pack your bags and book your adventure today with the travel experts at Thomas Hogan Vacations. You can complete our online inquiry form or contact one of our agents to start planning!


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