Where To Go In 2018: The Hottest Holiday Destinations To Visit This Year

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Looking for holiday inspiration for 2018? From great-value beach breaks to big bucket list trips and fun weekends away, we've found the best holiday destinations to visit each month.

Simply pick when you want to travel, and browse our editor's favourite holiday ideas - no need to get bogged down with research!

Where to go in January 2018 (opens in new tab)

The top Caribbean destinations for last-minute winter sun, a sunny city break with a difference, and the ultimate place to see the Northern Lights - these January holiday ideas (opens in new tab) will definitely beat the winter blues. Plus, get the best deals on UK minibreaks with our exclusive British hotel offers (opens in new tab) - from £65pp.

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Where to go in February 2018 (opens in new tab)

It's grey and drizzly in the UK, but here's where to find winter sun in February (opens in new tab) - as well as crowd-free Spanish mini-breaks, the ultimate island escape, and a front-row seat for the Northern Lights in your very own luxurious igloo.

Where to go in March 2018 (opens in new tab)

Have you ever heard of the Andaman Islands? Find out why you should pay them a visit this spring in our March holiday ideas (opens in new tab) (Clue: it involves sunshine, coconuts, and the most beautiful beaches you'll ever encounter!) Other big-hitters this month include Ireland, Jamaica, and a very special trip to Madeira indeed...

Where to go in April 2018 (opens in new tab)

This is the month for big bucket list adventures! Japan's cherry blossom is in full bloom, while we're off to South Africa on safari - plus find lots of other April travel ideas (opens in new tab) such as low-cost family holidays, Easter celebrations in Rome, and the ultimate romantic weekend away...

Where to go in May 2018 (opens in new tab)

Europe is hotting up, so take advantage of our exclusive spring sunshine holiday offers (opens in new tab) - from just £509 for a 7-night break! This is also the month for foodie feasts in Lisbon, budget-friendly beach hopping in Tenerife, and off-grid relaxation on the European island where you'd least expect it... find out more in our where to holiday in May (opens in new tab) guide.

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Where to go in June 2018 (opens in new tab)

From sunny crowd-free beaches to exciting city breaks, here's where to go in June 2018 (opens in new tab) - including the UK's best holiday hotspots and a few European gems you'd never thought to visit... as well as a few old favourites offering the best-value summer sun!

Where to go in July 2018 (opens in new tab)

When the schools break up for summer, prices rise steeply - so where to go for a holiday that won't break the bank? Our July travel ideas (opens in new tab) include incredible wildlife encounters, fun city breaks, and European islands where it's still possible to find bargains. Yes, it is possible!

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Where to go in August 2018 (opens in new tab)

Where in Italy can you still find crowd-free beaches and great-value accommodation? Where in the UK is best for spectacular family staycations? We've answered all your burning summer questions with our August travel ideas (opens in new tab) - see you on the beach!

Where to go in September 2018 (opens in new tab)

This is a great month for budget-friendly holidays - from alternative weekend breaks in Europe to the cheapest time to visit the Maldives. Get the inside scoop with our guide to where to go in September (opens in new tab). Plus, we reveal where to find low-cost family beach breaks, and see lions and giraffes on the ultimate safari adventure.

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Where to go in October 2018 (opens in new tab)

Looking for great-value sunshine to brighten up half term? Or a blow-out break somewhere far-flung and fabulous? See Where to go in October (opens in new tab) for guaranteed sunny holidays, alternative Europe destinations, and an exciting city break with a difference...

Where to go in November 2018 (opens in new tab)

November is a great month to explore Asia - from stunning (and super-cheap) beach breaks on the paradise islands of the Philippines to temple hopping and shopping on a bucket list trip to India. New York will have some spectacular sights up its sleeve too - read more in our November holiday ideas (opens in new tab).

Where to go in December 2018 (opens in new tab)

Here are our top holiday picks for December (opens in new tab) - so you'll have something to look forward to all year...

It might feel like a long way off now, but if you want to meet Santa in Lapland without breaking the bank, or get a big dose of great-value winter sunshine, now is the time to book!

Or perhaps you fancy escaping the festive season by heading somewhere really far-flung? Head south to find sun, fun and adventure - and start a new Christmas tradition all of your own!