Where is hot in May

In May, the Mediterranean has some perfect temperatures for enjoying a break, with the summer vibes in full swing and the warm weather not yet hitting the highs of July and August. If you’re thinking about escaping to the Balearic Islands or Greece, then Majorca, Crete and Ibiza are great options for a mix of scenery, beaches and parties.

Las Vegas offers similar appeal, an equally pleasant climate and plenty of after dark fun a bit further away.

Scroll down to find out more about our list of hot places in May.

Las Vegas

Flight Time 10h50m
Avg. monthly temp. 25°C
Sunlight hours 13h
Avg. sea temp. n/a
Las Vegas in May is best for...
Night life
Dining
Shopping
Staying active
Essential Info

If you are planning your holidays in advance and thinking of where to go to in May we got you sorted. We know Las Vegas for its bright lights, casinos and glamorous nightclubs but its sexy summer pool season is just as popular. In July and August the temperatures heat up and the humidity reaches its peak, so the more comfortably warm weather in May lets you hang out at your rooftop pool with the beautiful people without melting beneath the desert sun. Sin City is a place to indulge, so a Champagne brunch followed by a chic pool club and long nights out on the strip are the only way to do it. 

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Majorca

Flight Time 2h35m
Avg. monthly temp. 18°C
Sunlight hours 12h
Avg. sea temp. 18°C
Majorca in May is best for...
Night life
Cycling
Watersports
Sun
Essential Info

Like all of the Balearic Islands in spring, Majorca bursts into bloom and becomes a hot place in May, in particular around the World Heritage Site-listed Serra de Tramuntana. If you don't know where to go on holiday in May Majorca is for you! The spectacular mountain range runs down the island’s west side and is covered in rich green slopes and seasonal almond blossoms and is great for getting the whole family out on some rented bikes for the day. If you’re exploring inland make sure to pay a visit to a few of the wineries that are scattered around the hillsides.

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Crete

Flight Time 2h35m
Avg. monthly temp. 24°C
Sunlight hours 8h
Avg. sea temp. 19°C
Crete in May is best for...
Scuba diving
Snorkeling
Boating
Culture
Essential info

The Greek islands are beautiful at this time of year and this month really kicks off the summer season, making it very attractive for hot holidays in May. Crete is the southernmost of the islands so throughout May the temperatures are warm up nicely. The school holidays haven’t started yet though which means that the beaches are quiet enough to enjoy without the crowds. A visit to the Elafonissi beach is a must - a now famous pink tinted corner of paradise with pools of warm, clear water that is a regular on polls of the world’s best beaches.

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Ibiza

Flight Time 2h50m
Avg. monthly temp. 18°C
Sunlight hours 12h
Avg. sea temp. 18°C
Ibiza in May is best for...
Nightlife
Sun
Nature
Dining
Essential Info

If you’re going for the nightlife, then the opening season in May can be an exciting time to be there. The social calendar starts filling up from the end of April with launch parties and the atmosphere of the island becomes electric after rejuvenating over the winter months. Some repose from the all-night partying can be found on the northern shores of the island, where tiny villages overlooked by pine clad hills sit quietly away from the bar scene. The southeast of the island is home to some fantastic restaurants and boutiques, so if you’re willing to explore you’ll find something for every mood.

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Greece

Flight Time 10h
Avg. monthly temp. 20°C
Sunlight hours 3h
Avg. sea temp. 18°C
Greece in May is best for...
Scuba diving
Snorkeling
Dining
Culture
Essential Info

If you're visiting Greece in May, you'll find average temperatures of around 20°C. Depending on where you are in the country, you'll enjoy warm sunny afternoons with highs of 26°C and evening lows of 14°C, so perhaps bring a light jacket! The sea can still be a little chilly around May as it's yet to have the summer sun heat it up, but at 18°C, braver swimmers will still find the waters inviting.

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Mexico

Flight Time 10h
Avg. monthly temp. 33°C
Sunlight hours 11h
Avg. sea temp. 28°C
Mexico in May is best for...
Adventure
Nightlife
Festivals
Nature
Essential Info

Mexico in May is a popular month for holidaymakers due to its average highs of 33°C and nighttime lows of 22°C, perfect for swimming, sunbathing and romantic strolls at sunset. May is the start of Mexico's rainy season, but actually has the lowest rainfall of this period, plus, after all that blazing sun and high humidity, a light shower here and there can be quite refreshing!

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