Many search for the perfect getaway, without realizing that weather can majorly influence those desired picturesque sunsets, hours of sightseeing and lazy beach days.
For the best chance at avoiding the peak of hurricane, typhoon and severe weather season, as well as finding the best time of year to experience ideal temperatures and drier weather, see the list below.
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"It has world class museums, amazing sites and some of the best restaurants and bakeries around the world," Deputy Editor for Fodors.com Erica Duecy said. "The charm of the city is getting out and exploring the side streets and boulevards, the cozy cafes and specialty shops. It's really the perfect place to go as a couple and wander around, enjoying one another and the sites."
"Fall is ideal for Paris, as temperatures are comparable, only slighter cooler, to some of the United States' cities like New York and Boston in the fall," AccuWeather Meteorologist Eric Leister said. "In September, average highs are in the 60s to lows 70s."
With fairly consistent temperatures hovering in the upper 70s throughout the year, getting to visit the Golden State's famed wine country before the winter's wet season allows travelers a better chance for dry weather than the winter and fewer crowds than the summer months.
"It's the best time of the year to visit wine country because it's crush time," Duecy said. "You are actually seeing the grapes be harvested and you can go into wineries in some places and watch the process."
With average temperatures in the upper 80s in the fall, the "near-perfect" climate year-round attracts visitors from all over the world. Aruba is the best known island of the three, but both Bonaire and Curacao, located off the Venezuelan coast, offer a quintessential outdoor experience.
"For people interested in seclusion and natural beauty - this is where you want to go," Duecy said. "St. Kitts is mountainous, covered in lush rainforest, miles of golden beaches and there is a good amount of history here with the UNESCO World Heritage Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park."
Although there are many different hotel and resort options, the Four Seasons Nevis offers guest a unique encounter in their "Dive and Dine" program. Through the program, the resort takes guests out with a local expert and lets them catch their own lobsters. The shellfish is then brought back to the resort and is cooked for the guest that night.
With 90 percent of the country's precipitation falling during its wet season in late spring and summer, winter provides visitors with lower humidity levels and less than 1 inch of rain per month on average from January through March.
"Thailand is a fantastic escape with something for every interest," Duecy said. "Regardless of how divergent your interests may be from your significant other, you are going to find something that meets your passions."
"You can do everything from taking surf lessons to going to the famous Sydney Opera House and seeing world class entertainment to diving at the Great Barrier Reef for some of the best underwater sightseeing in the world," Duecy said.
While the United States is in their spring season, New Zealand is just the opposite, in the autumn season. With average temperatures in the 60s and 70s with the southern parts of the country trending cooler and the north trending warmer in the 70s, New Zealand's fall season is relatively dry.
"From gorgeous beaches for swimming and sunbathing, to lakes and rivers for fishing or rafting, to incredible fjords, trail systems and mountains that you can hike and climb throughout the island, the amount of outdoor activities and just the pristine natural beauty you will find here is really unparalleled anywhere else in the world," Duecy said.
"This is one of the few unspoiled island getaways left that are true escapes from many parts of busy, modern life," Duecy said. "It's a hike to get there but there is a thousand islands in the Maldives and on these islands you are going to find picture-perfect sunsets, huge beaches, some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world and an array of underwater sea life from whale sharks to manta rays and sea turtles."
"From volcanoes to a tropical rainforest to desertlike land and prairies, there is really every type of natural environment that you are going to find on this island," Duecy said. "You can spend an entire day and travel through several ecosystems, which is pretty exciting for people who are interested in the outdoors."
The northern end of the island is lush and sees daily rain showers, along with the east side of the state, while the southwestern part of the Aloha State is typically drier. During the summer, the island experiences temperatures in the 80s during the day and the 70s at night.
Aside from hiking, surfing, snorkeling and horseback riding, the island offers visitors the chance to experience the coffee-making process firsthand, riding through coffee plantations, as well as the opportunity to try exotic fruits like passionfruit and starfruit.
"So many Americans have gone throughout Italy and have visited so many parts of Greece and everything in that region, but fewer Americans have gone to Croatia," Duecy said. "It's a popular destination in Europe but less so from the United States.
With the summer being the country's drier time of year, temperatures typically hover between the high 70s and upper 80s. As a favored vacation destination for Europeans, the best way to skip the traffic and the lines is to travel by ship.
"A lot of ships are sailing into Croatia now - you can go to places like Dubrovnik, a seaport city since the seventh century," Duecy said. "Some of the cruises are geared towards food and wine adventures and some are geared more towards active adventures, but you can find a cruse that will meet your interests."
While some portions of the island are mostly based upon tourism, other parts of the island are less traveled. From artist colonies to religious parades and ceremonial dances to diverse restaurants, Bali offers visitors a lively and cultural experience.
As other parts of the year experience wet weather, summertime one of Bali's driest times of the year. With temperatures in the mid-80s during the day and mid-70s at night from April to October, summer is a prime time to travel here, according to Leister.