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The best places to travel in 2022

From Fiji to Finland and festivals to fiestas, these are the best places to travel for each month in 2022

Written by
Sarah Medina
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At the risk of rendering the entire concept redundant, there is no bad time to travel. Sure, you don’t want to be schlepping around Yakutsk in December or stuck in the centre of Australia at the height of summer, but such catastrophes are easily avoided. We are being relentlessly positive in planning a whole host of holidays for 2022, and we have done the research to discover the best places to travel for each month of what will surely be a wonderful year. Think of this as one massive bucket list, touching all corners of the globe and all types of interest, from summer festivals to winter romances and beyond. The only problem is deciding which trip to take, so settle in for some armchair travel and head out on them all.

Best places to travel in 2022

January

January

From sunny Africa and Australia to wintery Scotland and China, you'll find a reason to vacation in no time at all.

February

February

A road trip through South Africa and a stunning waterfall in Venezuela are some of the best reasons to travel in February.

March

March

There’s a whole world out there to explore—from the souks of Morocco to the orangutan-filled jungles of Borneo. 

April

April

April is a superb time to travel if you know where to go. We like North Macedonia, Belize, South Africa and more.  

May

May

Things are warming up in the northern hemisphere with a flurry of springtime festivals, accentuated by charming cultural cities.

June

June

How about tropical islands, culture-packed capitals and wild, mountainous hinterlands? We thought as much.

July

July

With Pride parades, street fairs, whale-watching and the supposed 'New Iceland', July is set to be one big party. 

August

August

From wild Alaska and Africa’s plains to sunny Pacific islands and wintery South America, here are our top picks for August. 

September

September

Not sure where to choose for a September vaycay? There’s a whole world of thrilling destinations and local events this month. 

October

October

We’ve researched the most exciting events, the best spots for weather-chasers, and picked the top places to visit in October. 

November

November

November’s full of travel adventures: from Day of the Dead celebrations in Oaxaca to the first snowfall in Canada. 

December

December

Want to find the wintriest, most festive places to visit in December (or a heavy dose of sunshine)? Either way, we got you.