Lonely Planet’s Where to Go When
Itchy feet. Wanderlust. The travel bug. Whatever you call it, this book is here to help you satisfy that deep longing to travel our incredible planet – and to make sure you traverse the globe at just the perfect time to catch all the best seasons and events in the region.
30 recommended destinations for each month
Discover new realms in their best seasons
Includes every kind of travel experience, from road trips to shopping
We live in a fabulous age of travel and adventure, where in one day we can fly across the planet and step off a plane into a new realm of cultures, climates, and lands completely unlike our own. Exotic festivals, fascinating wildlife, strange and delicious food, stunning nature, and new friends from halfway round the world… these incredible realms are now more accessible than ever before.
That said, not every realm is at its best in every season, and not every festival or food is always there. Some things are obvious: you wouldn’t really go on a skiing holiday in the Alps in the middle of summer, for example. But not everything is as obvious, and an ill-timed adventure might just turn a fantastic holiday into a real disaster. For example, imagine arriving somewhere only to discover that the region is currently full throttle into mosquito season, and you can’t stick a toe outside without being swarmed by buzzing, biting insects. Would have been nice if someone had suggested a different time of year to come, right?
What if you set out on a long-planned backpacking holiday in South-East Asia and discover you’ve arrived in the hottest month of the year and can hardly walk due to the intense humidity? The scenery may be stunning, the people welcoming, and the food fabulous, but coming a few months earlier would make all the difference for energy and comfort levels. Or maybe those adorable baby animals you saw on a David Attenborough program do run around this part of the world, but not til the end of year.
Would be nice if you could know these details when planning that dream get-away, right? Enter Lonely Planet! This ultimate guide book by the world-renowned publisher is here to help you decide where to go and when. Browse through the months or look up a specific time of the year to see what different parts of the globe have to offer at that time of year. It features stunning images and comprehensive travel advice based on tried and tested knowledge from well-traveled adventurers. So grab this book and plan ahead with some expert guidance to leave no corner of the globe uncovered and no seasonal festival and specialties untasted.