Looking for some ideas of where to travel in May. Here is a list of the most popular places to visit during the month of May around the world. Switch between months to browse other peak time destinations.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Its modern skyline is dominated by the Petronas Twin Towers, The towers offer a public skybridge and observation…

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Jakarta

Jakarta is Indonesia's capital. It has a historic mix of cultures, Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European. The old town, Kota Tua, is home…

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Surabaya

Surabaya is on the island of Java. It mixes modern skyscrapers with canals and buildings from its Dutch colonial past. It has a thriving Chinatown…

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Denpasar

Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains and rice paddies. The island is home to religious sites such as cliffside Uluwatu…

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Da Nang

Da Nang is known for its sandy beaches. It's a popular base for visiting the inland Bà Nà hills to the west of the city.…

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Phuket

Phuket, a rainforested has some of Thailand’s most popular beaches. The island is home to many high-end seaside resorts, spas and restaurants. Phuket City, the…

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Bangkok

Bangkok is Thailand’s capital. It's is a city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of…

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Malé

Malé is the capital of the Maldives. It's known for its mosques and colorful buildings. The Islamic Centre features a mosque, a library and a…

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Chennai

Chennai is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is home to Fort St. George now a museum showcasing the city’s roots…

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New Delhi

New Delhi is an urban district of Delhi which serves as the capital of India. The new capital was inaugurated on 13 February 1931. Although…

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Kolkata

Kolkata is the capital of India's West Bengal state. It’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to…

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Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s capital. It sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers. On its walkable riverfront, lined with parks, restaurants…

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Moscow

Moscow is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president. Outside its walls is Red…

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Minsk

Minsk is the capital of Belarus. Many of its museums, theaters and other cultural attractions line Independence Avenue. Looming over this iconic plaza are massive…

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St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg was the imperial capital for 2 centuries. It remains Russia's cultural center, with venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet.…

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Odessa

Odessa is a port city on the Black Sea. It’s known for its beaches and architecture such as the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater. The…

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Kharkiv

Kharkiv is home to the constructivist Derzhprom building. Shevchenko Park features botanic gardens and a zoo. Kharkiv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre stages regular…

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Kyiv

Kyiv is the capital city of Ukraine. The Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is a monastery known for its catacombs lined with the burial chambers of Orthodox…

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Tbilisi

Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia. Its cobblestoned old town reflects a long, complicated history, with periods under Persian and Russian rule. Looming over it…

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Yerevan

Yerevan is Armenia's capital. The Matenadaran library, housing thousands of ancient Greek and Armenian manuscripts, dominates its main avenue. Republic Square is the city's core,…

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Baku

Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan. It's famed for its medieval walled old city, which contains the Palace of the Shirvanshahs. Contemporary landmarks include the…

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Nur Sultan

Astana is the capital city of Kazakhstan, straddling the Ishim River in the north of the country. Along the left bank, the ultramodern, 97m-tall Bayterek…

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Almaty

Almaty is set in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. It served as the country's capital until 1997. Landmarks include the Central State Museum,…

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San Juan

San Juan is Puerto Rico's capital and largest city. Its widest beach fronts the Isla Verde resort strip, and is known for its bars and…

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