Backpacker Magazine –
Travel Like a Pro: Prepare & Schedule
Schedule by Season
Plan for good-weather windows and low-traffic trails.
Starting in May, temps around the Mediterranean are mild enough for pre-summer-crowd kayak tours between Grecian islands.
August is high season up north, so target southern-hemisphere destinations with mild winters. Wildlife viewing is at its peak in South Africa, when animals concentrate at water sources.
Want to trek in the Alps? Go in the first half of September, when days are still warm and most of the summer tourists have left.
Head to New Zealand in early or mid-October, just before huts on the Milford Track require reservations. You might have to deal with late snow, but the huts are first come, first serve.
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