Where To Go When | Original Travel

They say timing is everything. And no truer words have ever been spoken when it comes to planning the perfect holiday; our experts will advise you on the best time to visit your chosen destination, not just in terms of optimal weather but flight availability, avoiding the crowds and getting the most for your money.

Got the ideal beach escape in mind, but not sure when to travel to maximise those blissful sunshine hours? Or perhaps your heart is set on seeing the Northern Lights in Scandinavia, or grizzly bears in Canada, or orangutans in Borneo... the list goes on. All marvellous holiday experiences, we think you'll agree, which is why it's so important that you go to the right place at exactly the right time. Our team of experienced travel experts know the destinations they sell like the back of their hands, so are best placed to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime, at exactly the right time.

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Whether you're after adventure, relaxation, culture or all the above, we can recommend the best places to go and the best time of year to be there.

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The Northern Lights, Swedish Lapland

The Best Time to See the Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights is universally accepted as the bucket list experience to end all bucket list experiences.

Japanese Cherry Blossom

Japanese Cherry Blossom Season

Japan is synonymous with many things; sushi, bullet trains, technology, vending machines that sell pretty much anything you could ever imagine (and a few things you probably couldn't).

Wildebeest migrating through Kenya

The Great Wildebeest Migration

Africa's great migration is one of nature's most spectacular shows with up to two million wildebeest, 400,000 Thomson's gazelle, 300,000 zebra and 12,000 eland moving in great swathes from the southern plains of Tanzania's Serengeti up to the Masai Mara in Kenya.

The Treasury, Petra

The Best Time To Visit Petra

Petra may have only been rediscovered in 1812 but its two thousand-odd years of existence prior to that makes its heritage all the richer and more mystifying than any other ancient city. Both one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO Heritage Site, Petra's exquisite pink sandstone formations, carvings and monumental tombs are every culture vulture's dream.

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