May is the start of dry season in the Northern Hemisphere and so loads of destinations are about to reach their peak. Plus, this one comes top on the bank holiday front – there are two long weekends up for grabs to save on that precious annual leave.

The first and last Monday are always free to lock in some extra time for less. For four days of leave, you can get a whole nine days’ holiday if you make the most of both weekends either side. Families, you’ve got the May half term to factor in as well and you might be better off taking everyone away now – your next chance is the summer holiday when peak season prices will really kick in.

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Greece is heating up this month as the season to visit the islands here officially starts. You know these are popular summer picks, so May is a smart move to still get some sun. Similarly, places in Italy, the south of Spain and Turkey warm up first in EuropeOr further afield, you can beat the wet season in June in the Dominican Republic.

Make the most of the bank holidays! Top tip – the school half term holiday this month usually overlaps with the second May bank holiday, so using the first one to get away is your best bet for a cheaper option.

Get in there early with popular picks like Santorini in Greece or Turkey’s Istanbul to beat the peak-season prices. May is also a great time to see the famous pyramids in Egypt, as it’s low season, so it’s a bit hotter but there are way less crowds. Post-Spring Break, the same can be said for Cancun in Mexico. The prices drop and apart from the occasional shower or two, it’s still nice and hot here.