Where to go this summer
After almost two years of restrictions and delays, you can finally travel to most of your desired destinations this summer. With the want and need to feel and experience new adventures, make sure to check the travel requirements according to your nationality, here.
Summer is for new beginnings, making memories, exploring, escaping the real world, liberation from life and more. Meaning of summer varies from country to country, South Asians can’t wait for summer to be over with more than 104⁰F (40⁰C), surprisingly Australia has winter from June to August. In the U.S.A., a person from Alaska would love to go to Los Angeles for some warm weather but perhaps a person from Arizona wouldn’t.
This change is weather condition is like magic on our planet. No need to cancel your plans this summer just because you cannot find a right place, let’s see some of the top destinations divided according to warm and cold weather conditions to suit every individual. Let the summer begin!
- Cappadocia, Istanbul
Widely known for the hot-air balloons, Cappadocia is a fairy land. Enjoy sunrise and sunset from up above in a hot-air balloon. You can enjoy a more deserted and middle eastern kind of Greece vibes in the hotels of Cappadocia. The food, the culture, the markets, and the underground cities everything is worth the hype. Look at the mesmerizing views from the Rose Valley and Uchisar Castle.
Make sure to book your vacation for a moderate climate as the winter and summer temperatures can be very extreme.
One of the world’s most extravagant cities has so much to offer to its visitors. Starting from the Jewel Changi Airport featuring a seven story tall indoor waterfall, 300 stores and indoor forest with walkways, just landing in Singapore feels expensive.
Visit the extremely popular tourist attractions in the city like Gardens by the Bay, National Gallery, Kampong Glam, and Merlion Park, Marina Bay Sands, Sentosa, Night Safari and more. The city offers a wide range of adventures that suits every individual’s desire to explore.
- Santorini, Greece
The only image that comes to mind as soon as someone says Greece is the white architecture on the cliff-top town. Oia is the most popular place among the tourists, and a must visit atleast once. It gets a little too crowded during high-season, to avoid that you can visit some other equally amazing parts of Santorini.
Take a winery tour and taste some of the best wine you’ve ever tasted, explore the history of the city at the real Atlantis, hike up the Santorini Volcano, sail around the island in a boat, and hike the Caldera trail between Fira and Oia and more. If you liked the Oia, you would love the village of Pygos. Don’t forget to take some Instagram worthy pictures!
- Nice, France
As many believe that the real beauty of Nice doesn’t lie in Paris but in the South of France. And one of the most beautiful cities of France is Nice with 19-century mansions, boulevards, promenades along the seaside and more.
Visit the various historical yet colorful cathedrals, chateaus, and museums. Feel the summer vibes in the warm, colorful, vibrant and lively city. The local markets are not your usual markets, they blend in well with the vibes of the city. One of the perfect summer destinations would be Nice.
- Amalfi Coast, Italy
This mountainous coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy especially during summer. The well-developed coast has transportation in and out, world-class hotels and restaurants and mesmerizing nature along the multi-colored houses. From coastal towns to mountains and islands, it is the perfect summer destination with all the summer vibes intact.
Sorrento, Positano, Praiano, Amalfi, and Ravello all these beautiful towns are full of tourists throughout the year. Their scenic views, clean beaches, colorful houses, boat activities, cave tour, waterfalls and more and worth the hype and must visit.
- Boracay, Philippines
One of the islands on the country of islands is Boracay. With 13 beaches and unlimited shopping, restaurants and hotels, the island of Boracay is famous among the tourists. Get the best scenic views from every corner of the island.
Whether it is feeling the powder soft sand at the White Beach or surfing kites on Bulabog Beach or relaxing at the less-crowded Puka Shell Beach, Boracay got it all covered. You can go island hopping, parasailing, free diving, scuba diving and more to make your summer unforgettable.
- Montreal, Canada
One of the best cities of Quebec, Montreal is such a cool city. Suitable for family, friends and couple, it is ever-vibrant but in summer the magic enhances. The Old Montreal is even better, you will find multi-colored buildings, horse-drawn carriages, cobblestone streets. Some of the churches and chapels were made in the 15th century.
Visit parks, museums, restaurants, cafes, boulevard and much more in the lively city. If you’re a French speaker, then get a gist of some Canadian French from the locals.
- Los Angeles, California
The Hollywood city offers the best summer activities and perfect Hollywood dreams vibes. Go hiking, swimming in the ocean, have fun at the theme parks, eat endlessly delicious cuisine, and more. The city is forever blooming with tourists.
Talk to the friendly locals and get to know the real Los Angeles through their eyes. Various beaches, hills, and of course the Instagram worthy spots are a must visit.
Now, if you’re not fan of the heat or just not feeling like going to a warm destination this summer, here are a few cool places to visit instead.
- Qaqortoq, Greenland
Qaqortoq is one of the greenest areas in the world’s largest island, Greenland. Even visiting in summer can be cold, so make sure to pack a few layers of clothing and sunscreen too. Arrive to Qaqortoq via a boat or helicopter as there is no nearby airport or other mode of transport.
Explore the history and the country-side life of the citizens of Greenland. Go hiking, kayaking or soaking in a hot spring. The best part would be to experience the northern lights in the dark. The local Greenlandic cuisine is super delicious. Don’t forget to go have a picnic in the beautiful lands of Qaqortoq.
- Reykjavik, Iceland
Explore the mesmerizing city of Iceland on foot with your friends and family. The northern lights are absolutely mesmerizing and captivating at night. There are a lot of public gardens and parks in this beautiful little city which are perfect for picnics in a little cold weather. Explore the various Icelandic Art and Culture throughout the city. See the iconic glass building of the Harpa Concert and Conference Hall. Try the infamous local cuisine of Ireland and savor the delicious taste.
- Skye, Scotland
Isle of Skye is no less than a dream fairyland on Earth. From hills, to water bodies and perfect weather, it is one of the best places to relax. Swim in the pools, and lakes, visit the castles, take a boat ride, walk through the lands, have a picnic, go kayaking, watch the sunset or sunrise.
The peaceful and calming city is perfect for a getaway after a hectic week or when you just want to escape the hustle and bustle and slow down.
- Easter Island, Chile
A popular island among the tourists in Chile is Easter Island. Watch the sunrise at the most popular Ahu Tongariki with over 15 moai. Swim in the Anakena and Ovahe beaches as they aren’t as rocky as the others. One of the biggest perks of the clear water is Scuba Diving, it is one of the best experiences of your life.
Explore the Anthropological Museum, Rano Raraku, Ana Kakenga Cave, The Rocky Coastline, Volcanic Crater at Rano Kau and so much more. You cannot get enough of the beautiful island. Don’t forget to try the traditional cuisine or explore the culture of Chile.
- Fairbanks, Alaska
Visit the chilly Alaska and get to know the north better. You can watch the Northern lights, learn the Gold Rush history of Alaska, tour the Arctic, enjoy winter wonderland. Do various sports like Dog Sledding and skiing. The Chena River State Recreation Area is truly a hidden gem of nature that you can’t miss to see.
- Perth, Australia
Visit the crystal clear beaches with white sand, you can find so many of them in Perth. Don’t forget to experience the sunset or sunrise at those phenomenal places. One of the biggest attractions is the Kings Park in downtown, it is also one of the locals’ favorites. A cruise ride on the Swan River is always a fun activity to do in Perth.
One of the hidden gems of the city is the Heirisson Island which is a beautiful place for hanging out. An unusual, yet cool place to explore would be the Fremantle Prison which has a historic significance. Overall, the city is a fun place to explore and since the weather months are different in Australia, you will find winter there in ‘your summer months’.