Below are the best locations for a trip from April 30th to May 6th. We’ve taken into account rain, temperature, travel advisories for safety, and number of tourists in the area. In early May each of these places are the perfect balance between temperate weather and smaller crowds, which also translates into better deals for tourists.
Because we’ve located areas and times where there is a greater chance for hotels/flights to be under capacity and weather is likely to be temperate and dry, the best time to book these 10 trips is usually within 1-4 weeks before travel.
1. Rome, Italy
Rome has perfect weather from April 30th to May 6th. The weather is almost as nice in the weeks before and ideal in the weeks after. Tourism in the area is somewhat high during this time. Choosing Rome this week is a great choice for anyone looking for nice weather and lots of things to do.
The graph below shows how temperatures feel given humidity (heat index) and wind chill. Tourist demand is usually the opposite of price: where demand is low prices are too. For Celsius: click the “best time to visit” link below the graphs.
Rome Perceived Temperature (F)
Rome Tourism Demand
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2. Rhodes, Greece
The weather in Rhodes is excellent during this week with nice temperatures and low chances of rain. The month before is nearly as nice and the month after is just as perfectly temperate. Crowds are below average in size. Go here in early May if you want absolutely perfect weather and generally lower prices.
Rhodes Perceived Temperature (F)
Rhodes Tourism Demand
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3. San Bartolome de Tirajana, Spain
Due to the lower number of tourists, a trip to San Bartolome de Tirajana in early May tends to be much less expensive, and the weather couldn’t be better. This period of ideal weather comes after a long stretch of similarly-wonderful weather. If booking a longer trip, you’ll want to know that the weather remains nice for the next 30 days. Note that it can get busy here in other seasons.
San Bartolome de Tirajana Perceived Temperature (F)
San Bartolome de Tirajana Tourism Demand
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4. Funchal, Portugal
As with every place on this list, temperatures in Funchal feel excellent, rain is infrequent, and there are no travel advisories at the moment. Tourists looking for hotels and flights are uncommon during this time, so prices may be lower. Because it’s a little less common of a destination, massive crowds aren’t likely. We could also recommend visiting earlier than this, and the weeks following have weather that is as good as early May.
Funchal Perceived Temperature (F)
Funchal Tourism Demand
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5. Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island
With far fewer travelers booking during this time compared to the busiest months, hotels and airlines will probably offer some incentives to stay during this period. This is a good time to visit, but the weeks beforehand are also very nice. If you’re planning to stay for more than a week, you’ll likely find enjoyable weather the whole time.
Norfolk Island Perceived Temperature (F)
Norfolk Island Tourism Demand
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6. Crikvenica, Croatia
The perfect weather in Crikvenica, Croatia during this time falls between some extremely pleasant weather earlier in the year and fairly good weather later. Compared to the rest of the year we expect prices to be much cheaper due to much lower demand.
Crikvenica Perceived Temperature (F)
Crikvenica Tourism Demand
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7. Orange, NW, Australia
Around early May is the best to visit Orange because prices are significantly lower for the things tourists spend the most on, and the weather is temperate. The weather is wonderful before this, has a perfect season, and then remains nice for a while.
Orange Perceived Temperature (F)
Orange Tourism Demand
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8. Hamilton Island, QL, Australia
Hamilton Island would already be less expensive, and this time of year should be even less expensive. Weather in the 4 weeks prior is usually better than most places, this week is among the best you can choose for both low crowds and weather, then the weather stays nice for a few more weeks.
Hamilton Island Perceived Temperature (F)
Hamilton Island Tourism Demand
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9. Matakana, New Zealand
Matakana is also nice to visit earlier in the year, but early May should be nice each year. Costs during this time should be lower based on the number of visitors. If weather is a major concern, you could expect things to stay nice for a month.
Matakana Perceived Temperature (F)
Matakana Tourism Demand
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10. Poertschach am Woerthersee, Austria
Though maybe the least-well-known location on this list, the weather is also very nice and there are plenty of things to do. For Poertschach am Woerthersee, this nice period falls between times that have bad weather and weeks that have nice enough weather. Hotels and flights should cost significantly less during early May compared to the average, especially if booking less than a month out.
Poertschach am Woerthersee Perceived Temperature (F)
Poertschach am Woerthersee Tourism Demand
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All of the locations above tend to offer great last-minute deals with hotels and airlines trying to fill what they couldn’t sell at full price. But if you just want to browse last-minute deals, click the link below.