With more than 360 suggestions for destinations around the world and the best time of year to experience them, Lonely Planet's Where to Go When will help travellers plan a lifetime of perfect trips.
Featuring expert insights, gorgeous photography and helpful diagrams, Lonely Planet's Where to Go When is published this December.
'-Where to go when?' is the most important question in travel," authors Sarah Baxter and Paul Bloomfield write in their Introduction to the book. 'Maybe there's an experience you're desperate to have, and you want to make sure you have it when the conditions and circumstances are just right."
'Or maybe you have set dates for your next holiday," Sarah and Paul continue. 'With such restrictions, you need to know which destinations will offer your desired sun, sights, surf or wildlife-sightings when you're free to visit."
'Either way, this book will give you options and advice – and maybe make you consider places you've never considered before."
How does Lonely Planet's Where to Go When work?
The book is divided into 12 chapters, one for each month of the year. At the start of each chapter, Lonely Planet has included a flowchart. Answer the questions and follow the strands to help drill down the type of trip you want: do you want to chill out or challenge yourself? Do you want to find cultural sites, active exploits or your inner self? Do you want a quiet beach or a crazy one? By answering these questions, Lonely Planet's Where to Go When will provide the ideal destination to fulfil your requests and time constraints.
Lonely Planet's Where to Go When features 360 specially selected places - from family-friendly escapes to hardcore adventures, with plenty in between. The book also tells you the best times to visit each destination: perhaps it's hosting a can't-miss festival; maybe it's cheaper and calmer before peak season; or it might be when the manta rays/polar bears/butterflies are in town.
Australia is represented by 30 destinations and attractions: Lord Howe Island, Sydney, and Tasmania (January); Adelaide, Blue Mountains, Daylesford, and Gold Coast (February); Barossa Valley, Canberra, and Victoria's High Country (March); Arnhem Land, Melbourne, and South West Australia (April); Northern Queensland, and Red Centre (May); Darwin, Hobart, and Ningaloo Reef (June); The Ghan, Hunter Valley, and Kangaroo Island (July); Kimberley, and Snowy Mountains (August); Kakadu & Nitmiluk, and Whitsunday Islands (September); Flinders Ranges, and Great Southern (October); Grampians, and Sunshine Coast (November); Sapphire Coast, and a return appearance by Tasmania (December).
Whatever type of trip you're looking for, whichever month you can get away, and whether you're a hammock-swinger, hiker, biker, gourmand, rail-lover, road-tripper or raver, Lonely Planet's Where to Go When can help you decide exactly where to go.
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Lonely Planet's Where to Go When