Where to go on holiday in May

May is the perfect time to take a Bosphorus Cruise in Turkey where you can go from Eminönü all the way to the Black Sea, and back. Alternatively, May allows you to visit Sicily’s beaches without navigating jam-packed crowds and still enjoy the pleasant weather.

Turkey

Bosphorus_Cruise_Turkey

Temperature: 26°C high; 15°C low

Flight time from UK: Around 4 hours

Time difference: GMT +3

May usually brings perfect weather throughout Turkey, with long sunny days and little chance of rain. May is the perfect time to take a Bosphorus Cruise. The full tour will take you from Eminönü all the way to the Black Sea, and back. Be sure to get off the ferry in Anadolu Kavağı to grab a late lunch at a local fish restaurant located on the shore and visit Yoros Castle.

 

Typically held during the first week of May to celebrate Turkish heritage and culture, The Ephesus Festival of Culture and Art includes theatre performances, concerts and shows with traditional dancing throughout the week.

Italy

Sicilian Beach in Italy

Temperature: 22°C high; 12°C low

Flight time from UK: Around 3 hours

Time difference: GMT +2

Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island and is the football to Italy’s ‘boot’. 

May allows you to visit Sicily’s beaches without navigating jam-packed crowds and still enjoy the pleasant weather. One of Europe’s highest active volcanoes, Mount Etna located on Sicily’s eastern coast where you should plan to arrive early to enjoy a more relaxed experience and better views as clouds tend to form later in the day.

No matter when you go, on the first Sunday of the month throughout the year, all state-run museums, galleries, parks, gardens, and ruins offer free admission.

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