If you are planning a last minute trip for the summer, here are 10 destinations you should definitely consider for the summer of 2019.
Home to around 30 miles of beaches, Maui is a hidden gem in Hawaii not many know of. This place is one of the best holiday destinations in the world, where you can enjoy and live life at your own pace. As far as the reasons are concerned, there are plenty floating online. But if a paradise is all you seek, there’s nothing else that you need to be convinced.
Must Experience: Go snorkelling in Molokini
Places To Visit: Iao Valley, Kaanapali Beach, Seven Sacred Pools, and more.
Things To Do: Visit the beaches, go wildlife spotting at the Haleakala National Park, shopping, sunbathing, and more.
Tips: Pack light and dress up like the Hawaiians do.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
If you’re looking for the cheap places to visit in summer in the world, Colombo is Sri Lanka is the best place to go. With weather and a landscape much like India, this place offers the perfect experiences to enjoy a respite from heat and embrace it like a pro. There’s nothing in Colombo that you wouldn’t like and that’s what makes it so special.
Must Experience: Visit the National Museum of Colombo
Places To Visit: Beira Lake, Paradise Road, Gangaramaya Temple, Independence Memorial Hall, and more
Things To Do: Visit the Galle Face Green, shopping, sightseeing, trying the different Sri Lankan cuisines, and more.
Tips: Understand the culture and respect it.
Nestled in between the Swiss Alps, Zermatt is a quaint little town which is much famed as a haven for hiking, skiing, and mountain climbing enthusiasts. Perched high at a height of about 1600 meters, Zermatt lies in the foothills of the famous Matterhorn peak in Switzerland. Being a famous mountain retreat, Zermatt undoubtedly tops the charts when it comes to the best summer holiday destinations in the world.
Must Experience: Skiing, mountain climbing and hiking at the famous Matterhorn peak
Places To Visit: Matterhorn Museum, Observatory in Gornergrat, Schwarzsee Lake, Gorner Gorge, and more.
Things To Do: Hike the Unterrothorn peak, take a ride on the Gornergrat railway, enjoy a cable car ride at Klein Matterhorn, and more.
Tips: Book in advance as summer is the peak time.
Seychelles, East Africa
Seychelles is synonymous with a flawless beach paradise. Set in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a beautiful archipelago of 115 islands. With shimmery coastline, smooth white sand beaches, palm-lined shores, and crystal clear waters, Seychelles is absolutely one of the stunning and best summer holiday destinations in the world.
Must Experience: For scenic views of Seychelles, go hiking at Anse Major Trail
Places To Visit: Curieuse Island, Aride Island, Bicentennial Monument, Anse Lazio Beach, Morne Seychellois, and more.
Things To Do: Snorkelling in Sainte Anne Marine National Park, enjoy nature walking in the reserves of Vallée de Mai
Tips: Pack a sunscreen and beachwear.
Hoi An, Vietnam
None of the ancient towns in the world are as perfect as the city of Hoi An in Vietnam. Preserved with utmost care and connected via canals, Hoi An is a perfect canvas of mixed cultures and traditions. Famous for its love for food, Hoi An is an architectural marvel, stylish in its decor, and vibrant as its soul.
Must Experience: Take a cooking class in Hoi An City which is known for its excellence in food and drinks
Places To Visit: Japanese Covered Bridge, Museum of Trade Ceramics, An Bang Beach, and more.
Things To Do: Admire the architecture at Hoi An Ancient Town, visit the Quan Cong Temple, go on a cycling tour, and more.
Tips: Do not miss the sunrise tour.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Considered to be the coastal gem of Italy, the Amalfi Coast is a true manifestation of nature’s beauty. With its picturesque landscape, coastal peaks, dense forests, and pastel buildings on the cliff, the Amalfi Coast shine bright like a star in the night and comes alive with first ray of the sun. An unique combination of nature and adventure, Amalfi Coast is indeed one of the best summer holiday destinations in the world.
Must Experience: Hit the biggest beach on the Amalfi Coast at Positano
Places To Visit: Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, Amalfi Cathedral, Fiord in Furore, Museo della carta, Ravello Cathedral, and more.
Things To Do: Hiking at Torre dello Ziro, ride through the Amalfi Drive, explore the Ancient City of Salerno, visit the tranquil beaches of Amalfi Town, and more.
Tips: Avoid visiting during the peak season.
Located in the Coast Mountains, Whistler in Canada also makes as one of the great summer holiday destinations. With so many intriguing experiences like exploring the hiking trails, going on a bear tour, and more, taking a trip to this town means witnessing the shining gem of Canada all at once.
Must Experience: Take a ride in the record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
Places To Visit: Whistler Blackcomb, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Alexander Falls, Whistler Olympic Park, and more.
Things To Do: Witness the town’s vibrant culture by visiting the art museums and cultural centres, dine at 21 Steps or Alta Bistro, and more.
Tips: Carry something warm as the evenings may get cold.
The backpacker’s paradise and honeymooner’s heaven, Bali is a perfect blend of mountains, volcanoes, temples, reefs, and beaches that makes it one of the must places to go in the summer season. Offering post-card like views of the sunset, Bali is also famous for nightlife, shopping, and its yoga retreats.
Must Experience: Witness quixotic sunset views from the famous Tanah Lot Temple
Places To Visit: Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Ubud Monkey Forest, Mount Batur, Seminyak, and more.
Things To Do: Surfing in Legian, wildlife safari in Bali Safari and Marine Park, water sports in Benoa beach, and more.
Tips: Be cautious of wild and stray animals.
Much famed amidst the honeymooners, the tropical gem of Mauritius also serves as one of the top summer holiday destinations for all kind of travellers alike. Famous for its crystal clear reefs, lagoons, and beaches, Mauritius enjoys a cool climate in summers that makes it one of the apt and best holiday destinations in May.
Must Experience: It is a must to explore the famous Casela Nature Park
Places To Visit: Ganga Talao, Trou aux Cerfs, Tamarind Falls, Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park, Rochester Falls, and more.
Things To Do: Undersea walking in Ile Aux Cerfs, hiking in Black River Gorges National Park, snorkelling in Flic-en-Flac, and more.
Tips: Shop like locals.
Salt Lake City, Utah
If you’re looking for the best places to go on holiday where you can stay most of the time outdoors, the capital of Utah is where you need to be. With so many beautiful beaches, pleasant weather, and unique experiences, the Salk Lake City offers a perfect touristy ambiance where you can relax, unwind, and repeat.
Must Experience: Spend time at the breath-taking beaches
Places To Visit: Temple Square, Red Butte Garden, Hogle Zoo, and more.
Things To Do: Hiking, cave touring, skiing, wildlife photography, and more.
Tips: Leave a 10-15% tip in the restaurants.