The 17 best places to go this May

The Best Places To Travel In May
The Best Places To Travel In May

Looking for May vacation ideas? From art festivals to mega shark encounters, here are the best places to take a vacation in May.

Some of the world's biggest events, like the Cannes Film Festival, Kentucky Derby, Indy 500 and Cinco de Mayo take place this month. Other destinations, like Namibia and Western Australia, offer spectacular wildlife encounters. And then there's that crazy "chase a wheel a cheese down a hill" tradition in England.

Check out the slideshow below for the 17 best places to travel this month.

More travel on AOL:
How to snag a room in a sold out hotel
4 trips you didn't know you could take
11 vacations that will max out your Fitbit