Summer is here! The best time of year for travelers arrives. At last, we are going to enjoy the sun, and this generates a lot of emotion. With the summer your holidays arrive, and it is the moment for you to make those trips of enchantment that you have dreamed of throughout the year. Where to go this summer?
Here are the best summer destinations in 2020 to travel to for an amazing summer vacay with your folks! Read on, to know more about all these exciting places. There is a long list of the best places to visit in summer outside India. so, hang on, fasten your seatbelts, and get ready for the roller coaster ride of best holiday destinations in the world in summer!
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15 Best Places to Travel This Summer 2020
1. Nevada: Reno and Lake Tahoe
Combining these two destinations is a great way to visit the largest alpine lake in North America and the Biggest Little City in the World. Reno officially adopted the slogan in 1929 and proudly displays it on a street-spanning sign downtown
Lake Tahoe, the water of this lake is extremely clear and the people who live around it work hard to keep it unpolluted
Just an hour or so to the south is Lake Tahoe, split almost down the middle between California and Nevada. Crystal blue water surrounded by tall green pines beckons visitors to water sports like kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, or just calmly cruising and enjoying the scenery
2. Hawaii: Maui
The second-largest of the Hawaiian islands, Maui offers many ways to enjoy its beauty and varied terrain. There are beaches, mountains, rainforests, farms, ranches, and quaint towns. The Haleakala volcano in the island’s southeast is home to a national park where visitors flock to watch the sunrise and sunset (reservation required), to hike, or to take thrilling downhill bike rides.
Sunset over an ocean beach resort in Maui, Hawaii
On the island’s west side, resort areas of Kaanapali and Kapalua offer luxurious hotels and the town of Lahaina with restaurants, shops, and ocean views. Volcanoes, beaches, good energy, and the number one destination to travel in summer 2020
3. Florida: Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island
July is warm in southwest Florida, ideal for spending lazy days at the beach. Sanibel and Captiva, along with several other barrier islands, are set on Florida’s coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Their location makes them an ideal spot for collecting the seashells that wash up on their shores, including conch, whelk, cockle, scallop, and others. Many visitors travel to the area specifically to gather the shells, which is fine as long as they’re careful not to take any that are still occupied by a live creature
Sunset in Fort Myers Beach, United States
Sightseeing cruises, deep-sea fishing expeditions, snorkeling, kayaking, and sailing are other ways to enjoy the warm Gulf waters around the barrier islands. Visitors might even be lucky enough to spot a manatee. These friendly animals enjoy swimming in the warm sea and can be seen in Tarpon Bay during summer.
Aerial of people walking on the beach on Sanibel Captiva Island, Florida
4. Hoi An: A Place Out Of Dream World
None of the ancient towns in the world are as perfect as the city of Hoi An in Vietnam. Preserved with the 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, which makes it one of the best summer holiday destinations in the world.
Part of a small series of the lively and colorful Hoi An town center during the evening hours
5. Greenland: More Of A White Land
Fulfill your dream of visiting the Arctic Circle by taking a trip to Greenland, surely one of the best holiday destinations in the world. Greenland is the perfect place for a scenic boat trip that will take you across various icebergs and let you have a refreshing encounter with whales, walruses, and many more sea creatures.
It’s going to be one of the best holiday destinations in the world in summer when this place will have longer days and shorter nights, giving you more time to indulge in fun activities in the daylight. So, if you are looking for a perfect destination then count Greenland on your list as it is one of the best places to visit in June outside India.
6. Indonesia: Bali - Honeymooner’s Paradise
Southeast Asia could be an excellent place to travel in the summer. However, unfortunately, the European summer coincides with the rainy season in this area. But there is good news, an exception called Indonesia, so you can enjoy a trip through exotic islands and beaches.
Mount Agung in the sunrise, Sidemen, Bali, Indonesia
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 place to go in the summer season. Offering post-card like views of the sunset, Bali is also famous for nightlife, shopping, and yoga retreats. The charming culture, the night shows, the picturesque islands, and the awesome food are enough to make you believe that it’s one of the best summer holiday destinations in the world.
More importantly, people in Bali are unbelievably warm and friendly
Singapore is still enjoying increased attention thanks to the "Crazy Rich Asians" book and movie franchise, but that isn't the only reason to visit the island nation.
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2020 just also happens to be the 201st anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles creating a British trading post here. Staying at the iconic Raffles Singapore is one way to mark the occasion. The hotel plans on reopening August 1 following an extensive restoration begun in 2017.
Singapore in sunset
But that's not all. For the past seven years Singapore's Changi Airport has been named the best in the world by Skytrax, and for good reason -- it's a wonderland with arcade games, gardens and art installations
8. Australia: Tasmania
If you want to avoid hot, crowded destinations, take advantage of Australia's winter and head to Tasmania, a scenic island just south of Melbourne.
Road tripping is one of the best ways to experience it, and while the route, known as the Lap of Tasmania, isn't new, it now has a dedicated online presence. The new Lap of Tasmania resources now makes it easier than ever to plan a leisurely road trip.
View looking South from the top of one of the dunes at Peron Dunes
The entire route is just over 900 miles and takes about a week to complete; even better, it's designed to incorporate 12 of the best points of interest.
While the capital of Hobart is the most well-known destination, the trip introduces road-trippers to Tamar Valley's wine region; Tasmanian devils on the Tasman Peninsula; and the East Coast's famed beaches. Among them is Bay of Fires, famed for its orange-tinged rocks, and Binalong Bay, a pristine curve of white sand that's worth visiting even if it's too chilly to take a dip.
9. Iceland: Watch Colors Blend Beautifully
Being one of the best places to visit in the summer in the world, Iceland is where every traveler needs to be if nature and adventure are what they love.
Idyllic landscape with a waterfall
This place offers not only breathtaking views but also refreshing experiences that are enough to enjoy a respite from the humidity and heat. While this place can be visited anytime after March, the best time is during July or August. Also, do follow these Iceland travel tips for a great holiday
10. French Polynesia: Bora Bora
Bora Bora - French Polynesia
It takes a one-of-a-kind destination to knock the wind beneath our feet. And no place does it better than Bora Bora. Swaying palm trees, starry nights, and stunning palette of sapphire, indigo, and turquoise, the island thrives off its dreamlike setting. Just don’t go expecting nightlife, this is one quiet island that doesn’t like to be disturbed.
11. UK: Cornwall
OK, let’s get real for a hot second. If you’re looking for a dose of vitamin sea – the UK won’t spring to mind. But when the weather is just right, there’s no contesting the British summer.
Summer sunset panorama over Rinsey Head Tin Mine, Cornwall, UK
The best summer staycation is none other than Cornwall. With long stretches of sandy beach and jaw-dropping scenery, Cornwall feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, yet it’s easily accessible by car and train.
12. Canada: Whistler
The mountains of Whistler, Canada are ideal for a winter ski vacation, but the summertime means more moderate temperatures and other types of outdoor experiences like hiking in the mountains and wildlife tours. Skiers can still hit Blackcomb Mountain even in the summer months, without the heavy winter gear.
During the summer, Whistler opens up water sports at Lost Lake Park. The 525-acre park has hiking trails, and kayaks or paddleboards available for rent.
Nature parks like Brandywine Falls Provincial Park or the Valley Trail that you can get to from Whistler Village are ideal for hiking during the warmer months.
For a taste of Winter Olympics, you can hit the bobsled tracks at the Whistler Sliding Centre, where you can sled down a 4,757-foot curvy track at 78 miles per hour for about half the cost of doing it during the winter months.
13. Antigua: The Caribbean
Antigua has a beach for every day of the year and easily has the best beaches in all of the Caribbean. Even its smaller island of Barbuda has the famed pink beaches you’ve probably seen quite a lot on social media.
Fort James Beach, Antigua, and Barbuda
Many people head to Norway in winter for the Northern Lights, but obviously the weather is much better in summer, complemented by long days of sunlight.
Trondheim: Norway's third-largest city is known for its local food scene, Nidaros Cathedral, independent shops, and the Nidelva River that cuts through the storybook setting.
15. Greece: Santorini
Santorini is a prime summer destination and given its stunning beauty, it’s fairly easy to understand why. As with most holiday destinations in Greece, everything is at its peak in summer in Santorini and the one thing that’s worth noting is that accommodation options become harder to find so book in advance if you plan on visiting Santorini
Sunset overlooking the Imerovigli village in Santorini