Right place, right time
When to be where in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and Antarctica
Try to catch July's 'little summer', when all is green but the rains ease. Rivers are ideal to raft, and turtle numbers on the up.
Perhaps the best month for whales and dolphins in Galápagos; west of Isabela you may find humpbacks, minkes or even blue whales.
Temperatures tend to remain below 30C and the skies dry if you can put up with a bit of heat while hiking in Portugal's far north.
Head to the Pyrenees for an action-packed family adventure: rivers are still ripe for rafting, the high mountains great for walks.
Picos de Europa
Lovely weather in the Picos, perfect for an active family vacation combining mountain summits with river canyons and beach sands.
Andes & Amazon
Ideal conditions in the Andes and Amazon makes Peru perfect for a wildlife and mountain adventure trip during the summer vacation.
If you're walking anywhere in Spain in the summer, the higher grounds of the Pyrenees give beautiful views in tolerable temperatures.