The month of May is one of the best months to visit Italy. In this month there are mild and pleasant temperatures that allow you to visit in the best possible way the countless cities of art and the various landscapes of the peninsula from Tuscany to Sardinia, from Sicily to the Dolomites. The other countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea also enjoy an excellent climate this month: Greece and its islands, the interior of Spain (including Andalusia), the islands of Malta and Cyprus, Turkey, Israel.
The month of May is also excellent for visiting Portugal with its historic villages, the Azores, Madeira and also the Canary Islands and the Balearics in Spain. Still in the Atlantic, the islands of Cape Verde have a dry desert climate throughout the year which is a guarantee of beautiful sunny days and tan.
The countries of southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Zambia etc …) are a good destination for a trip at this time of the year. In this part of Africa the dry season begins in May. Also the territories of northern Australia have in this period their dry season that lasts until September.
In May in the United States, California, but also most of the other states of the American Southwest, have a pleasant climate that allows you to visit the main national parks in the area without the large turnout of the following months. The areas of the desert plateaus located between Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru have in May a transition climate that make it a good time for the visit.