Holidays in May

As May rolls around, many families in the UK begin to think in earnest about their holidays. This is traditionally the month when school and university exams get going and the end of the school year is well and truly in sight. If you are thinking about travelling in May, it might be that you want a quick burst of sunshine to see you through to the end of this busy period.

If you don’t have school or university to worry about, there are still plenty of reasons to take a holiday in May. For a start there are two bank holidays, allowing you to book a couple of long weekends in cities close to home like Rome or Paris. If you want a longer holiday consider flying to the Algarve to lie on a beach, or hanging out in a trendy city like New York. Our Where to Go destination planner will help you to decide.

Different types of holidays in May

Some people are creatures of habit and know exactly where they want to go each year – and that’s great! On the other hand many people arriving to this page won’t have any idea where they want to go – only that they would really love a holiday. You probably already know that you can go anywhere in the world with Expedia, but we know that travellers like certain things.

If you love a beach holiday (or you at least want the beach to be in range) we have a selection of short haul and long haul destinations to suit. The UK weather is really perking up in May so if you want to stick close to home you could take a beach holiday in the Channel Islands. Further afield, places like Dubai and Brazil can make for the ultimate beach break. Hop on a short flight to Barcelona and you’ll be able to combine the best bits of a beach holiday with an exciting city break.

If it’s a short haul city break you’re looking for then you are well placed in the UK. For many travellers, Europe is the city break capital of the world, with a wealth of cities that combine fascinating history, inspiring architecture and fabulous nightlife. Allow yourself the luxury of strolling around Venice, or soak up the lively atmosphere in Dublin. Or you could take a life changing city break across the ocean in a great American city like New York or Las Vegas.

May is a lovely time to take a family holiday, especially after a long cold winter. Whether your family enjoys chilling out in the city and exploring museums, lazing by the pool in a hot country or going on an adventure holiday there are many options. Disneyland® Paris is ever popular in May, as is its long haul counterpart in Orlando, Florida. It really depends on how far you want to travel!

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Where to go on holiday in May

Our most popular travel destinations in May cover a wide range of different holiday types. Why not take a long haul journey to the sizzling heat and cosmopolitan splendour of Dubai? Check out amazing skyscrapers and enjoy the dazzling sunshine by day and some of the world’s finest hotels by night.

If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, Mallorca is only a few hours away. This warm and laidback destination offers you Spanish culture, sunshine and tapas in abundance. Family holidays here are always a pleasure. Perhaps you want to take a holiday within the UK – why not travel to London? One of the most vibrant and cultural cities in the world is right on your doorstep, offering sights like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Tate Modern, to name just a few highlights.

Whether you’re longing for Las Vegas, bonkers for Barcelona or digging Dublin, searching for holidays in May is easy with the Where To Go destination planner.