Feng Shui Travel Guide 2019: When To Travel Based On Your Chinese Horoscope

By KAYAK Singapore

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s that time of the year which we are rolling our sleeves up and planning our travels for the rest of the year. KAYAK has whipped up another travel guide, with our exclusive advice of when to travel based on your Chinese Horoscope. Without further ado, here is our guide to the best months to travel in 2019! And if you’re looking for the best destinations based on your sign, we’ve got that too!

Pig (2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959)

Best months to travel: Any month other than May-June

Tropical beach in Fiji
This little Piggy went to Fiji…

Summer’s in full swing! While it’s generally good for Pigs to travel frequently, this year your horoscope says you’d be best off postponing your travels a bit. How about a visit to tropical Fiji in July? It’s dry season and the water is at its clearest. The Fijian archipelago is one of the best places to dive in the world, surrounded by beautiful reefs which are home to around 1,000 species of fish; but on a clear day, a simple snorkel is just as good.

Recommended travel destinations: Canggu, Stockholm, Sweden, Yucatan Peninsula, Fiji

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Rat (2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948)

Best months to travel: November, December

Rabat, Morocco
Rats and relaxation in Rabat

Those born in the year of the Rat should plan to travel in the months of November and December. Although December is a popular month for travel, November, while a bit unconventional, is also a great month for a trip somewhere sunny to enjoy some nice weather before the crowds hit.

Morocco is a charming destination, with warm weather lasting into the wintertime. The vibrant city of Essaouira, with its colourful markets and mosques, and Jbel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa, are two go-to places to explore over the holidays.

Recommended travel destinations: Morocco, Nepal

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Ox (2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949)

Best months to travel: March – December

Langkawi, Malaysia
Ox’s paradise: the island of Langkawi – Malaysia

Oxen are made to work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a break. There are plenty of regional destinations perfect for a trip – Thailand is perfect for sun-seekers, or if you’re looking for somewhere new, what about a visit to Langkawi, where luxury resorts nestle amongst thick foliage? Langkawi’s dry season holds court between December and April, so head there before the rain starts to pour.

Recommended travel destinations: Sydney, Krabi, Langkawi

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Tiger (2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950)

Best months to travel: January to March, September to December

Casa Rosada, presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is where you can find your true Argentiger

Tigers should plan their travel between September and April. Don’t be afraid to travel long distances! South America might be a new experience, but cosmopolitan Bueno Aires would be a splendid option for travellers of all stripes, especially during the Argentine spring from September to November.

Recommended travel destinations: New York, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Hawai’i

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Rabbit (2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951)

Best months to travel: Any month other than June-August

Buddhist temple Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai is just a hop away – very tempting for rabbits in 2019!

After the hot summer ends, it’s prime time for the Rabbit to go on a trip. Our tip? Go in September, when crowds are fewer, temperatures are a bit milder, and there are cosy chills in the evenings. Chiang Mai, with its lovely architecture set amidst a stunning natural backdrop, is the perfect place to escape from the city and take an exhilarating adventure. Plus, it’s just a hop away!  

Recommended travel destinationsBangkok, Chiang Mai, Venice, Miami

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Dragon (2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952)

Best months to travel: Any month other than July-August

La Jolla, California at sunset
Dragons will feel right at home this year in California

For the energetic Dragon, the Coachella Music Festival in California is a must-go. Not only is it the place to be seen in April, it’s also a good opportunity to tack on a little jaunt to retro party playground Palm Springs.

Recommended travel destinations: Istanbul, California

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Snake (2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953)

Best months to travel: Any month other than September-December

Peaceful, serene temple in Bali, Indonesia
Snakes on a plane… to Bali

The tail-end of autumn promises warm, travel-friendly weather, flower blooms, and top-down road trips. Basically, it’s the perfect time to shake off any lingering winter frost and get out of town. Bali is a year-round destination but for the travellers seeking a peaceful holiday on the Island of Gods, go there in May where you can avoid the crowds and take advantage of quieter beaches as well as lower hotel rates.

Recommended travel destinations: Bali, Shanghai, Tateyama, Sydney

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Horse (2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954)

Best months to travel: Any month other than September-December

View of the Lost Incan City of Machu Picchu near Cusco, Peru
Macchu Picchu – a Horse’s wonderland

Horses can cover great distances, so take advantage and take an unforgettable trip to Peru to see Machu Picchu! There’s a reason Machu Picchu is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the world. Set among the clouds, high in the Peruvian mountains, the old Inca city is awe-inspiring. Meanwhile, the Peruvian capital, Lima, is a delicious mix of colonial and South American culture that is also well worth a visit. In midsummer, the weather is dry and the light is perfect. Pencil it in for June?

Recommended travel destinations: Peru, Copenhagen, St Petersburg

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Sheep (2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955)

Best months to travel: Any month of the year

Adelaide city skyline
Adelaide – not a baaaad choice for a sheep.

This year, it’s best to for Sheep to rest and let your mind relax. Don’t stress yourself with holiday planning – how about a trip to Adelaide during the springtime? Take the chance to escape for a few days and indulge in the wide boulevards, skies, and spaces of South Australia.

Recommended travel destinations: Adelaide, Las Vegas, Dubai, Florida

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Monkey (2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956)

Best months to travel: Any month other than October-February

Hindu temple in Bali in Indonesia
You won’t be the only Monkey when you visit the forests of Bali

Monkeys should feel safe – Southwest is the only destination to avoid this year. That means Java’s off limits, but you can still hang out in Hong Kong, jet to Japan, take a trip to Thailand or even tag along with your snakey friends and set your sights on Bali.

Recommended travel destinations: Australia, Bali, Alaska, Hong Kong, Ko Samui, Osaka

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Rooster (2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957)

Best months to travel: Any month other than November-December

Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne is the Rooster’s roost this year

Although any time of year is a fine time to visit the picturesque city of Melbourne, the Australian autumn (March to May) is the best time, courtesy of the pleasant weather. Friends born in the year of Rooster can explore Melbourne on foot or on a bike and enjoy picnics, barbeques, and more in any of the beautiful parks!

Recommended travel destinations: Sydney, Melbourne

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Dog (2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958)

Best months to travel: Any month!

Stone town, Zanzibar
Dogs will find a lot to Zanzibark about on this tropical paradise.

As we finally bid goodbye to those January blues, you might start thinking about a weekend away from home. Dogs are particularly lucky this year, so reward yourself with a relaxing trip to the sun, sea, and sands of paradisiacal Zanzibar. In February you can enjoy warm days while the water is at its clearest, making it a fabulous spot for keen snorkellers and divers.

Recommended travel destinations: Sri Lanka, Zanzibar, Seychelles, Cape Town, Maldives

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Need more ideas? Explore your choices on the world map!

*Note: These rates are based on search queries made on kayak.sg on 8 January 2019 The prices are quoted in SGD. Flight prices are based on results for a return economy flight search. Hotel prices are for double occupancy and include taxes and fees. Prices are subject to change, may vary, or no longer be available.

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