Kayak’s New ‘Best Time to Travel’ Tool Makes Trip Planning a Breeze

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Travel is back in full swing and that means that Kayak's new trip-planning tool has come at the perfect time. Its Best Time to Travel tool will take the guesswork out of organizing your next trip by analyzing everything from the cost of flights to the weather. This makes it unique among other trip-planning apps and aggregators, which often only look at the lowest price as the determining factor.

While it's always nice to get a cheap flight, it can sometimes mean that you'll find yourself on vacation during scorching temperatures or a snowy blizzard. By weighing multiple factors, Best Time to Travel gives reasonable advice that you'd only know if you had first-hand knowledge of the location or did a lot of research.

The tool works for 4-day, 7-day, and 14-day trips. All you need to do is enter your departure and arrival destinations, and Kayak will take care of the rest. You'll see the best month to go to your destination based on cost and weather and will be provided with a wealth of information, such as average flight and hotel costs.

Kayak Best Time to Travel Tool

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Even if you don't like the month the tool suggests initially, you'll get a lot of information to make an informed decision. Kayak will also give details about the weather at your chosen destination, such as the months with the highest and lowest temperatures and the month to go if you want to avoid rain. It also gives a yearly graph of average flight prices to help you figure out what works for your budget.

Once you decide the month you want to travel—whether you take Kayak's initial suggestion or not—the tool will even give you the dates in a given month that are most cost-effective. There's even an interactive graph to show you how the cost will change depending on what days of the month you'd like to travel. Once you nail down the dates, you can either set a price alert or go directly to the booking phase.

As anyone who travels knows, it's certainly possible to discover all this information without Kayak's handy tool. But if you've ever done it yourself, you also know that it can take quite a lot of time. You'd need to plug in your details over and over again, which can be quite tedious and time consuming. Now, with just one click, you can have all the same information at your fingertips.

Thanks to the handy Best Time to Travel tool, Kayak just made planning your dream vacation a whole lot easier.

h/t: [AFAR]

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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