It’s true what people say: travelling is the best remedy. Whether it’s an adventure in the wild, relaxing by the beach, or walking among the streets of a metropolis, travelling can lift your spirits. Escaping into a different city will put you in a great state of mind as you disengage yourself with things that are causing you stress.
It’s even more gratifying when you spend less money. We all know that travelling can be costly, especially during high seasons. You can save tons of money by planning your travels wisely and by knowing the months in which to book your tickets.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Have your holidays in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil where you can enjoy the renowned samba-infused nightlife or stroll around the breathtaking Copacabana Beach with a pair of comfy Havaianas sandals. Also, you’ll be mesmerised by the amazing mountainous landscapes. The most expensive month to visit Rio is January, so travel during December, which is 24 per cent more affordable.
Where to stay: Windsor Marapendi is in Barra da Tijuca district, in a luxurious beachfront, which makes for the perfect place to relax and enjoy the blissful sea views. Also, you can have spa and enjoy delectable dishes at the on-site restaurant.
Visit Melbourne, the trendy city where you can find friendly locals, unspoiled beaches and a dynamic arts scene. Better yet, enjoy the amazing landscapes of skyscraper skylines or discover the quirky cafés Melbourne has to offer. January is the most expensive month to visit the city; however, February will be 11 per cent more affordable.
Where to stay: Bella Apartments is nestled nicely in the Southbank, where you can go shopping and enjoy the restaurants and bars nearby. Guests can choose to stay in a one- or two-bedroom apartment, equipped with a full kitchen, living room, and views of the city.
Auckland, New Zealand
Explore breathtaking Auckland in New Zealand where you will find yourself in awe of the stunning natural beauty from extinct volcanoes to pristine beaches on the West Coast, a marine reserve at Goat Island, and the beautiful vineyards at Waiheke Island. The most expensive month to visit Auckland is March, so visit in October to save 15 per cent.
Where to stay: CBD Viaduct Harbour apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows where you can gaze at impressive views of the bustling harbour. The finest bars, restaurants, and shops are all on your doorstep, with other nearby attractions including the whale and dolphin safaris, fishing charters, and the iconic Sky Tower.
Experience the wonders of Kyoto and get immersed in its Japanese culture. You can find traditionally dressed Geishas, spiritual shrines, and enjoy the beauty of nature. The most expensive month to visit Kyoto is April, so travel to Kyoto in June to save 41 per cent.
Where to stay: NAZUNA Kyoto Njio-tei features traditional Japanese décor and furnishings. Take a stroll through the beautifully kept gardens and go for a dip in the traditional outdoor wooden bathtub.
Miami Beach, US
Miami is an Art Deco paradise! It’s all about fun, sand, and sea. Find yourself sipping beachside cocktails in South Beach, or cruising on a jet ski across the emerald waters or experience the hedonistic party scene downtown. January is the most expensive month, so visit Miami during September to save 42 per cent.
Where to stay: Redbury South Beach is a luxurious resort with a rooftop pool and an on-site restaurant where you can indulge in Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Also, it’s located near the Lincoln Road Mall where you can indulge in luxury shopping.
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Saint Petersburg is the perfect city break for travellers looking to immerse in the rich art and history of the country. Visit Mariinsky Theatre for opera and ballet or the State Russian Museum for art. Walk down the historic canals and be in awe of the sheer grandeur and steep history of Russia’s imperial capital. The most expensive month to visit Saint Petersburg is in June. Travel during April, which is 49 per cent more affordable.
Where to stay: Set in a 19th-century building, Soul Kitchen Hostel is a unique design hostel located in the centre of the city. Nearby you can find St. Isaac Cathedral and the Hermitage Museum along with an array of cafes, restaurants and trendy bars.
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Now you know which months to book, don’t wait any longer and book your air tickets now. Your holiday awaits!