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December is the best time for setting New Year resolutions! Travel search engine,, has meticulously selected a list of top 12 holiday destinations and things to do in 2017 for travelers who are yet to flesh out travel plans for next year. From passionate football fans, hipsters, nature explorers and thrill seekers,’s selections include creative ideas to inspire the perfect dream voyage for any traveler.

*Savings are based on flights booked month(s) in advance before you depart (at anytime of 2016) compared to flights booked in the most expensive month in 2016 for the corresponding destination.

Using comprehensive data analysis, has created a list of 12 itineraries to match the timing of exciting local festivities and the trendiest happenings around the world for travelers with a range of different budgets, also revealing the best time to book the most affordable deals. Users can use KAYAK Activities to read reviews from other travelers and select experiences that suit their tastes and preferences best. With’s 2017 travel picks above, travelers can plan their perfect trip effortlessly.

Through analyzing its historical data,’s price forecast tool recommends the best time to book air tickets, hotels and other travel products, with a recommendation to ‘buy’ or ‘wait’ so that deal-hunters no longer have to worry about missing the best bargain. Users can also set up price alerts on to stay up-to-date on the price changes and catch the best deal.

Reykjavík: Catch the Northern Lights

Best time to book: 3 months in advance

Potential savings: up to 26%

Gazing at the northern lights often tops Hong Kongers’ bucket lists and Iceland is the perfect place to witness the enigmatic and magical aurora. Iceland is situated within the auroral zone, offering a higher chance of spotting the mesmerizing celestial display. To fully appreciate this natural wonder, secure a gazing tours spot early using KAYAK’s Activities tool. Many tours provide camera tripods for rental so that travelers can capture the gorgeous aurora with ease.

London: Dive into the Football Craze
Best time to book: 3 months in advance
Potential savings: up to 16%

Hong Kong football fans can enjoy one of the most popular and unmissable football leagues in the world when visiting the UK in May – the English Premier League Championship. Even if fans cannot manage to get tickets to the games, they can also search for tickets to stadium tours to experience the history and glory of the most eminent football clubs in the UK through the Activities tool on Haven’t had enough of the heated vibe? Join the locals at some of the most authentic English pubs down every corner to delve into the excitement.

Nagoya: Build your Dream with 17 Million LEGO® Bricks
Best time to book: 2 months in advance
Potential savings: up to 21%

Other than the existing LEGOLAND® Malaysia, the second LEGOLAND® in Asia is opening in Nagoya in April, 2017! The new LEGOLAND® features more than 40 attractions, including a 2.1-meter-high replica of the Nagoya Castle made from over 225,000 LEGO® bricks. Travelers can learn how to drive an electric car and receive an official LEGOLAND® driver’s license in the LEGO® City park. Apart from adventures for kids, the park also features thrilling rides, making it an ultimate destination for family getaways.

Singapore: Watch Formula 1® Grand Prix Live at the Circuit

Best time to book: 5 months in advance
Potential savings: up to 55%

Singapore Grand Prix is the world’s only Formula 1 night race. Every year in September, some of the world’s top drivers and international star racers gather in Singapore for the race. The challenging city circuit featuring 23 breath-taking turns, weaves through the heart of the Lion City across some of the most iconic landmarks. During the Grand Prix week, travelers can also catch some of the best concerts under a carnival atmosphere.

Cambodia: Dress Up and Celebrate the Cambodian Water Festival

Best time to book: 1 month in advance
Potential savings: up to 9%

Water Festival is one of the top three major Cambodian festivals held in November each year. Travelers can dress in traditional Cambodian costumes and join locals to immerse in the celebration that marks the end of monsoon season. Activity highlights include exciting dragon boat races, water rituals, firework displays and traditional performances along the river bank. Besides the celebratory vibe, travelers can also pick their favorite Angkor Wat tours on Activities to explore the ancient Khmer history and watch the iconic sunrise.

With a full list of destinations on hand, users can set up price alerts on to keep track of air tickets, hotels, car hires and all they can do at their desired destination. KAYAK searches various other websites to help travelers find more activities for their trips, offering a set of useful tools to help spend less time on planning and more time looking forward to a hassle-free trip.

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