While summertime can be busy, sometimes its busy with travel! However, it can be hard to figure out where you want to travel to. You can go somewhere relaxing where you can lay by the beach and relax, you can go somewhere where you are exploring a new city, or you can go somewhere where you get to spend time in the outdoors, exploring nature and everything that the world and other cultures have to offer us. It can be refreshing to just focus on learning about new cultures and connecting with mother nature. Here, I have made a list of 10 summer travel destinations for anyone who loves the outdoors!
1. Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National park is perfect to add to your list of summer travel destinations if you love the outdoors. The sights to see are absolutely breathtaking, and you get to spend the whole time outdoors. You get tons of one on one time with mother nature. Some parts can be quite a hike, but they all have incredibly rewarding views!
2. Keystone, Colorado
Sure, Colorado is a great place to go skiing, but it also has a lot to offer when it comes to summertime. In Keystone, there are plenty of places to hike, go mountain biking, and even participate in water sports, fishing, and rafting.
Iceland is the perfect place to go to experience all kinds of outdoor activities. You can visit volcanic landscapes or beautiful rivers and waterfalls. You can go diving or ride on horseback. Then, after you are done having fun all day long, you can relax in their hot springs which will soothe your sore muscles. Iceland has excursions you won’t want to miss.
4. Patagonia, Argentina
Patagonia is so full of adventure that you won’t be able to experience it all in one trip. Most notable, however, would be to go on the W Treck and view some of the most spectacular views that Patagonia has to offer. People say this is one of the greatest hikes on the planet.
5. Swiss Alps
The Swiss Alps have some of the best hiking that mother nature can offer. You can also visit Matterhorn, one of Switzerland’s most famous mountains, which some call “the mountain of mountains.”
6. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls is nearly 330 feet wide and is a mile across, making it even grander than Niagra Falls, and making it the largest waterfall in the world during peak season. You can simply enjoy the view, or you can go rafting, zip lining, bungee jump, and so much more.
7. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
The Galapagos Islands is the perfect place to visit if you want to truly see our planet and it’s many species living their best lives. You can find endangered giant tortoises, flamingoes, and many other species on these islands, and you can dive snorkel and surf around them. It is truly a beautiful place to visit.
8. Yukon, Canada
With incredible wilderness and even more incredible views, Yukon should definitely be on your list of summer travel destinations. Plus, if you visit on the day of the summer solstice, the sun will never set.
9. Zhangjiajie, China
Zhangjiajie is so beautiful that the movie “Avatar” based Pandora off of it. Visiting would mean you get to experience some incredible culture as well as some beautiful views. But they don’t come easy. Be prepared to do a lot of walking.
Though visiting the cities can be a great way to immerse yourself in the culture, staying out of the city can prove worthwhile as well. You can surf some amazing waves, go hiking, or go on a yoga retreat! The possibilities are endless.