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European summer hotspots are only just beginning to heat up in late spring - so where is hot in May? Travel further afield than the Continent and you can be sure of heat, sunshine and plenty of good times, whether you want to relax by the pool or enjoy the highs of a family holiday.

Hot favourites in May
DestinationTempSunshineFlight time
Canary Islands20°C10 hrs4.5 hrs
Cyprus20°C12 hrs4.5 hrs
Dubai31°C11 hrs7 hrs
Dominican Republic27°C9 hrs12.5 hrs
Mexico27°C11 hrs11 hrs
Thailand29°C8 hrs12 hrs

*Average temperature and sunshine in May

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