1. Paris, France

May brings mild weather as spring blossoms, so it’s the perfect month to explore the pretty city. La Nuit des Musées falls on the third Saturday of May and allows visitors free entry to the city’s museums, which stay open late for the occasion.

2. Hokkaido, Japan

Believe it or not, you can travel to Japan past April and see the cherry blossom season in full swing! If you’ve missed the April mark then head up north to Hokkaido where the Sakura flower blooms a month later. Matsumae Park is one of the best places to spot them, with around 250 varieties of cherry blossom and 10,000 trees.

3. Wales

While we can’t promise perfect weather for Wales, there may be a hint of sunlight to keep you warm amongst the drizzle. May is the perfect month for climbing Snowdon, exploring Portmeirion and if you’re up for the challenge – walking the entire Wales Coastal path.

4. Memphis, USA

The cleverly named Memphis in May festival is a month-long festival that honours a specific foreign country every year and celebrates through live events, exhibitions, screenings, performances and art.

5. Nepal

The weather couldn’t be any more pleasant in Nepal in May! Two of the country’s largest festivals take place during the month too. Tiji festival is a celebration of the (presumed) triumph of good over evil, while Buddha Jayanti commemorates the life and times of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.

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This article first appeared on Over60.