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If the chilly weather has left you dreaming of sun loungers and beaches, booking a sunny getaway for next year may be high on your to-do list.

To help save you some cash, Which? Travel has identified the ‘sweet spot’ to visit many popular long-haul destinations when you can save money, beat the crowds and still get good weather.

Which? looked at flight and hotel costs of dozens of popular destinations around the world – including Miami, Auckland, Tokyo, Galapagos and Buenos Aires – to find the best savings and decent weather.

Top picks include Miami in October when you could save £804 on average against peak summer season. Temperatures are around 29˚C and it’s a great time to save money when Miami’s attractions offer ‘buy one, get one free’ tickets.

Visiting Buenos Aires in April, when the city is quieter and there are fewer tourists around, makes it easier to see the biggest sights. You can also save £333 on average against the peak season price.

Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said: “Holiday destinations are often too hot, too crowded and too expensive at peak times, and wet and deserted in low season. But for most places, there is a sweet spot, when the weather is fine, crowds are thin and prices are low.”

Location Peak (£) Which? pick (£ +˚C) Savings (£)
Miami £2,094 (July) £1,290 (October 29˚C) £804
Galapagos £2,050 (July) £1,343 (May 28˚C) £707
Auckland £1,899 (July) £1,372 (April 20˚C) £527
Tokyo £1,669 (August) £1,213 (May 23˚C) £456
Toronto £1,461 (December) £1,041 (May 18˚C) £420
Mahe (Seychelles) £2,043 (December) £1.634 (October 29˚C) £409
Kerala (India) £1,080 (July) £677 (February 32˚C) £403
Bali £1,177 (December) £839 (May 30˚C) £338
Buenos Aires £1,436 (July) £1,103 (April 22˚C) £333


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