5 Best International Summer Holidays in 2019

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The word summer is automatically followed by the word vacations. Every year you can see families flocking to various destinations both in India and abroad for weeks at a stretch for a summer season trip. Children look forward to going back to school and exchanging stories about their summer holidays with their friends. Planning for the perfect summer holidays can be a tedious task and a lot of time is spent in selecting the destination and getting the itinerary right. To make this task easier for you we have made a list of the top 5 international destinations where you should consider going on your next summer holidays to make it the best one yet!

1. Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui, Thailand

There are few places in the world that come close to the beauty that is Koh Samui and this has made it one of the tops visited summer trip places. It lets you indulge in adventure activities by day and party on the beach all night. Some of the water activities you must experience here are snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and parasailing. Apart from this treat yourself to a spa experience during the day so that you can dance the night away.

Some of the must visit places are Bohput Beach, Chaweng Beach, the Samui Aquarium and the Tiger Zoo. A trip to Thailand is incomplete without some sticky rice mango pudding so visit any of the cafes to indulge in this delight. Do not forget to pack your swimsuit and sunscreen because that is all that you will need!

 

2. Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

The perfect blend of mountains, temples, volcanoes, beaches, and reefs, Bali is a favorite among backpackers and couples. It has something for everyone visiting the place. From spa retreats, cute cafes, rice terraces, coffee plantations to the nightclubs there is no dearth of things to do here. Every city within Bali, i.e., Kuta, Ubud, and Seminyak among others have a town square which should be explored by foot to get the real feel of the place. For the adventure seekers, a hike to the Kintamani Volcano is a must to witness one of the most gorgeous sunrises.

Tanah Lot Temple is the place to visit for stunning views of the setting sun. For the ones who want to indulge in some water sports, Nusa Dua has some amazing options. Walk into any café and treat yourself to some fresh fruit, amazing gelato, and the most delicious Nasi Goreng. A lot of summer trip packages cover all of the above so do your research and plan accordingly.

 

3. Amalfi Coast, Italy

Amalfi Coast, Italy

A summer season trip is incomplete without visiting the gorgeous Amalfi Coast in Italy which is a wonderful combination of adventure and nature. It is considered to be a coastal gem and is a true testimony to nature’s beauty. The picturesque landscape, dense forests, pastel buildings on the cliff and coastal peaks add life to the place.

The beautiful colors of the building shimmer in the moonlight and come alive when the first rays of the sun hit them. Some of the things that you must do while visiting the place are exploring the historic city of Salerno, hiking at the Torre Dello Ziro, relaxing at the tranquil beaches of the town and riding down the Amalfi Drive. Every view is picture perfect especially with a gelato in one hand.

 

4. Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland

This quaint little town nestled between the Swiss Alps and the famous Matterhorn peak is famous among adventure enthusiasts. Located at a height of 1600m it is perfect for mountain climbing, skiing, and hiking. Apart from this one can ride the Gornergrat Railway, take a cable car ride at the Klein Matterhorn and sample some of the best Swiss chocolates. Make snow angels with your children and loved ones and indulge in some snowball fighting. Or just sit back and sip on some of the best cocoa you can never get enough of.

 

5. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Barcelona is a favorite among travelers because of its magnificent architecture and elegant art. Say hola to some of the most beautiful archeological sites inspired by the Romans and a dazzling nightlife with various pubs and bars that are sure to get your spirits high. There are various beautiful beaches for you to relax and unwind at on this summer season trip.

Each place is unique and has something different to offer from beaches to mountains to temples. Choose the destination depending on your idea of a perfect holiday, spend some quality time with your loved ones and do not forget to click a lot of pictures!

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