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Discovering Blooms: 10 Enchanting Places to Visit in May Outside India!

By Nikita Karia on Apr 3, 2024
Category: Places To Visit, Things To Do | Country:  Asia India

As summer approaches, everyone is looking for a place to cool off and relax in the sweltering heat. Which are the top places to travel in May? In every way, May is an outstanding time of year to travel. We live in a beautiful world where everyone has something to enjoy. So, if you are thinking about the Places to visit in May outside India, then this is where you should look for the ideal May vacation.

Places to visit in May outside India

It’s not easy to decide where to travel in May, however, there is a better way than rolling a large globe. Here’s our no-fuss listing of the ideal places to visit in May.

1. Yosemite National Park – USA

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Each year, millions of people visit Yosemite National Park, one of the most stunning national parks in the USA. Visitors are drawn to the dramatic Yosemite waterfalls, plentiful wildlife, giant sequoias, and awe-inspiring cliffs of this region. Yosemite is the best place to visit in May, regardless of whether you are looking for the adventure trip of a lifetime, want to lose yourself in the silence of nature, or just want to hike, backpack, or ski in one of the most breathtaking places on earth. If you love the outdoors, staying active, and being around natural beauty, Yosemite National Park in California is tough to beat with our USA tour packages.

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How to reach Yosemite National Park?

Yosemite is about four hours away from San Francisco and three hours away from Sacramento. Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System operates a public bus system with multiple pick-ups and drop-off locations. You can also take a train from Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, San Jose, San Francisco, and Sacramento to Merced/Riverbank, where the bus service connects directly to Yosemite Valley.

The airport closest to Yosemite is Fresno-Yosemite International Airport. San Francisco International Airport, San Jose International Airport, and Oakland International Airport are also within driving distance of the park.

Places to Visit in Yosemite National Park

  • Vernal Falls
  • Yosemite Falls
  • Yosemite Valley
  • Glacier Point
  • Tunnel View

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

  • Climbing Rocks at El Capitan
  • Trek to Half Dome from the bottom
  • John Muir Trail hike
  • Tuolumne River Rafting
  • Tioga Pass Skiing and Snowboarding

2. Maldives

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The Maldives, a group of more than one thousand islands in the Indian Ocean, are well-known for their crystal-clear emerald waters, stunning beaches that stretch for miles, and of course, their lavish overwater bungalows. With features like these, the island nation creates an idyllic haven for visitors to snorkel, scuba dive, swim, and enjoy some unique and memorable sunsets. The Maldives are among the world’s most beautiful island getaways and one of the best countries to visit in May. Purchase one of our Maldives tour packages, It’s time to take a vacation to a carefree island where the only Monday blues are caused by the sky above and the crashing waves.

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How to reach Maldives?

One of the easiest international destinations to reach from India is the Maldives. Flight time is short, especially from cities in southern India. At Male International Airport, when you arrive, you must have your preferred mode of transportation pre-booked.  Depending on the distance of the resort from the airport – it can be either through a domestic flight or a speed boat ride.

Places to Visit in Maldives

  • Vaadhoo Island
  • The Muraka – Conrad
  • Maafushi Island
  • National Museum
  • Male City

Things to do in Maldives

  • Sundowner cruise
  • Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
  • Visit Majeedhee Magu for a shopping spree
  • Enjoy spa services and massages.
  • Take a whale submarine tour

3. Perth – Australia

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Perth is seamlessly Australian, fusing urban cool with the pure beauty of the landscape. The capital city of Australia Tourism is a place where leisure and adventure go hand in hand. Perth is famous for its serene white-sand beaches, historic neighborhoods, bustling art galleries, and epic events. The city is tempting enough to warrant a trip to the seemingly desolate part of the country. You can find unique wildlife and idyllic local wineries just outside of Perth. Explore the western side of the Australian continent with Australia tour packages.

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How to reach Perth?

Perth Airport is conveniently located near both domestic and international transit hubs. You can take a direct flight to Perth from Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne, with an average flying time of five hours. Perth Airport is twelve kilometers away from the city center.

Places to Visit in Perth

  • Rottnest Islands
  • Fremantle Markets
  • Captain Cook Cruises
  • The Perth Mint
  • Penguin Island

Things to do in Perth

  • Take a click with a quokka on Rottnest Island.
  • Visit Kings Park
  • Explore the historic streets of Fremantle.
  • Beach Hopping
  • Visit Perth Zoo

4. Reykjavik – Iceland

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May in Iceland signals the beginning of summer, which is the busiest season here. If you want to get a good deal on travel, now is the time to go to Reykjavik, Iceland. Even though you won’t see the Northern Lights in May in Iceland, there are more daylight hours and gorgeously long sunsets. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter; if you are feeling adventurous, you can easily rock your stay in Reykjavik with activities. It has everything from boat tours to hiking to skiing to helicopter rides to theaters, golf, horse riding, and music venues. There are countless things to do. Why not come on over to our Iceland Tour packages and have some fun?

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How to reach Reykjavik?

Flying from Delhi to Iceland is a good way to get to Iceland. Numerous flights depart from and arrive at Reykjavik- Keflavik Airport daily from Indira Gandhi International Airport. As there are no nonstop flights available, the only option is a connecting flight. However, this airport is around fifty kilometers away from the city center.

Places to Visit in Reykjavik

  • Krýsuvík
  • Viðey Island
  • Mount Esja
  • Hallgrímskirkja church
  • Perlan Museum

Things to do in Reykjavik

  • Horseback riding
  • Puffin Express Cruise
  • Bathe in a Thermal Pool
  • Culture walks
  • Experience Reykjavik nightlife

5. Berlin – Germany

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Berlin is not only this charming nation’s capital; it is also a place full of wonders. All those eager to explore Berlin’s vibrant culture, stunning architecture, delicious food, and history are sure to be mesmerized by its combination of glitz and grit. Berlin in Summer is the best time to enjoy the city when the weather is ideal for sitting in cafes, lazing in parks, and leisurely city strolling. Thus, Berlin is one of the best places to visit in May outside India. Even with its pulsating nightlife, classy boutiques, and growing economy, the German capital is simple, unimposing, and, for the most part, laid back! Explore Berlin with our Germany Tour packages.

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How to reach Berlin?

There are frequent flights to Berlin from all major Indian cities. The available flight options are those with one or two connections with no direct flights. Alternatively, you can reach Berlin via train from other European countries. Train service connects neighboring nations to Germany. Germany-bound train travel within the EU is a common choice.

Places to Visit in Berlin

  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Humboldt Forum
  • Charlottenburg Palace
  • Gendarmenmarkt
  • The Berlin Wall Memorial

Things to do in Berlin

  • Walking tour
  • Attend a concert or a sporting event in the city
  • Pub Crawl
  • Discover the magnificent Berlin Cathedral
  • Visit the Holocaust Memorial

6. Paris – France

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There is no other city like Paris. It is brimming with beauty, history, and culture. Almost every traveler’s bucket list includes a stop in Paris. Romance is in the air in each part of this dreamy city. Paris Tourism is home to some of the most famous sights in the world, which are frequently featured in movies, travel magazines, and other artworks. Paris is one of the best places to visit in the world for an incredible French experience. Why not try our Switzerland Paris Tour Packages for a truly unique experience?

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How to reach Paris?

It is possible to fly direct from Indian cities like Delhi and Mumbai to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Air India offers a direct flight from Delhi to Paris, while Jet Airways and Air France only offer nonstop service from Mumbai to that city. In addition to being easy to reach, Paris has excellent access to the rest of Europe by train.

Places to Visit in Paris

  • Champs Elysées / Arc of Triumph
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Louvre Museum
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Notre Dame Cathedral

Things to do in Paris

  • Seine River cruising
  • View the Eiffel Tower after dark
  • Experience local culture at Parisian markets.
  • Explore the Paris Catacombs corridors.
  • Visit the Moulin Rouge.

7. London – UK

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London, the capital city on the Thames, needs no introduction. One of the most famous tourist destinations and best places to visit in May outside of India, the city is a fusion of the old and the new. Ancient streets are lined with high-end stores, award-winning theatres, and modern architectural wonders like the Shard. Visitors are forced to stop and look at the beauty of the famous landmarks, which include Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace, and use up all of their phone’s photo storage space.

With so many impressive places to visit in London, the city is one of the most visited in the world for good reason. To explore this magnificent city, choose one of our London Experience tour packages.

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How to reach London?

One can easily avail of a direct flight to London from Delhi or Mumbai. These direct flights take around nine to ten hours to reach London. Amongst the five airports in London – Heathrow Airport is the most popular one. Alternatively, you can reach London via train from any European destinations

Places to Visit in London

  • Warner Bros. Studio
  • The London Eye
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Tower of London

Things to do in London

  • Take a Beefeater tour
  • London city walking tour
  • Visit Museums in South Kensington
  • Watch the Buckingham Palace guards change.
  • Take a cup of traditional English afternoon tea.

8. Abu Dhabi – UAE

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Abu Dhabi is a lavish city that blends beautiful cultural landmarks with stunning 21st-century mega structures. This capital city is the largest of the seven Emirates and one of the best places to visit in May outside India. It has everything, including enormous and stunning mosques, the Louvre, some of the world’s top theme parks, and endless deserts. Despite its glitz and glamour, Abu Dhabi, unlike Dubai, has managed to preserve its distinctive Arabian culture. No matter how you are feeling, Abu Dhabi has it all. With our Yas Island with Abu Dhabi City Hotels Package, you can enjoy the exhilaration of Yas Island and other famous attractions of the city.

How to reach Abu Dhabi?

One can easily avail of direct flights to Abu Dhabi from Delhi or Mumbai. The approximate time taken is around four hours. For those flying from India to Dubai, a few options include Air India, Air India Express, Spicejet, Gulf Air, Etihad, and Oman Air.

Places to Visit in Abu Dhabi

  • Emirates Palace
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre
  • Yas Mall
  • Saadiyat Public Beach
  • Warner Bros World

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

  • Experience the excitement of speed at Ferrari World.
  • Dine while admiring the sunset at Yas Bay
  • Admire the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
  • Go for a walk along the Corniche
  • Enjoy the views from the Observation Deck at 300

9. Venice – Italy

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Venice – a city in northeastern Italy is well-known for its picturesque surroundings, fine art, and, most notably, Venetian Gothic architecture. Venice is synonymous with gondola rides, and Grand Canal. This place is unlike anything you have ever seen, even if you have seen it in movies and photos; it’s completely surreal! The city is one of the best places to visit in May outside India. Venetian culture is a treasure trove of history, art, tradition, and diversity. You could live here all your days and still not do Venice justice. But it can affect your soul in just a few days. Explore this magnificent city with our Italy tour packages.

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How to reach Venice?

The Marco Polo Airport, which is 14 kilometers from the city center and located on the Italian mainland, is the closest airport to the region of Venice. From here you can take a shuttle bus or a water taxi to reach the city center. Alternatively, you can also reach Venice by train from various parts of Europe. The primary train station serving Venice is Venezia Santa Lucia Station.

Places to Visit in Venice

  • Grand Canal
  • St Marks Basilica
  • Doge Palace
  • Mark’s Square
  • Santa Maria Della Salute

Things to do in Venice

  • Watch the from the Rialto Bridge
  • Cruise the canals – Gondola Ride
  • Venice walking tour
  • Day tour to Murano and Burano
  • Shopping at Rialto Market

10. Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City, previously known as Saigon, is one of the best places to visit in the world in May. You won’t run out of things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, whether it’s enjoying the delicious cuisine, the stunning French architecture, or the thriving craft beer scene. You will undoubtedly fall in love with Ho Chi Minh City’s food, art, music, streets, buildings, and everything else. The dry season, roughly between December and May, is the best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City. With our Vietnam Classic Tour Package, you can book a trip right away and explore the city both above and below ground.

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How to reach Ho Chi Minh City?

Recently – direct flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Mumbai are available. Vietjet operates a direct flight from India to Vietnam. Check out more details on it with our international air ticket representative.

Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Saigon Opera House
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Mekong Delta
  • Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Take a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels to descend beneath the city.
  • Shopping at Ben Thanh Markets
  • Have a panoramic view of the city from the Bitexco Saigon Skydeck
  • Watch the water puppet show
  • Boat ride on the Mekong River
In the End:

Are you already planning a vacation? With these fantastic options, we hope you visit each of these locations. With Flamingo Transworld’s international tour packages, you can make the most of your summer vacation.

FAQs Regarding Best places to visit in May in the world

Which country should you visit in May?

Vietnam, Italy, USA, Iceland, France, UK, etc.

Where can you find the perfect weather in May?

California, London, Berlin, Paris, Reykjavik, Ho Chi Minh City, etc.

Which location is ideal for a May honeymoon?

Maldives, Venice, Paris, Reykjavik, etc.

In which countries is it cold in May?

Greece, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Iceland, etc.

Is it an ideal time to visit London in May?

From March to May, when the weather is mild and the parks are lush and in bloom, London is at its most pleasant. It’s springtime in London, which means longer daylight hours and nice weather.


About Author

Nikita Karia
Nikita Karia

Nikita Karia has eleven years of experience working in the B2B travel trade, focusing on international destinations. Thus, writing tourism content comes naturally to her. She has traveled across countries- like Singapore, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and South Africa.

Additionally, she has a flair for writing about healthcare, technology, mental health, education, and e-commerce. Her purpose of the write-up is to simplify the contents in a way that resonates with the reader. When she is not writing, she enjoys tweaking her gardening skills

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