When many Indians hear the word ‘summer,’ the first thing that may come to their mind is vacation. As exciting and fun as it may sound to go on an international family holiday, choosing a summer vacation around the world can be a tedious task in itself. 

That is why we have done all the hard work for you and collated a list of top international destinations to visit in summer that will give you an epic holiday experience. From the budget to luxurious places, we covered it all. Each and every destination on the list has something unique to offer and keeps your holiday spirits high throughout. 

So, without any further delay, let’s get started with the list.

Cappodocia, Turkey

A magnificent city in Turkey, Cappodocia has recently gained immense popularity worldwide. The city has plenty of unique things to offer that will delight your senses and keep you coming back for more. The city is home to some of the most unique rock formations anywhere in the world. These formations have caves with Islamic inscriptions. 

Mixed with a fascinating history and vibrant culture, Cappadocia has earned the reputation for being one the most romantic destinations in the world. It is also a wonderful place for a family holiday. Cappadocia's hot air balloon-studded skies aren’t the only thing that attracts tourists from all over the world. 

While riding a hot air balloon and enjoy the bird’s eye view of the city’s landscape is an experience of a lifetime, you will be equally blown away by the ravines, caves, and colourful markets. Visit this city once, and you will know why it is one of the best summer holiday destinations in the world. 

  • Best time to visit – March to May
  • Best places to visit – Uchisar Castle, Hasandagi, Pasabag, Pigeon Valley
  • Things to do – Take a ride on the hot air balloon, explore the caves, enjoy hiking, indulge in the local food

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a quintessential European city—everything you would imagine a European city to be. A vibrant metropolis, Prague also boasts a unique old-world charm, which is accentuated by the ancient monuments spread throughout the city. 

The sprawling castles, the stunning nightlife, bustling markets, and high-end shopping malls—the city has it all. No matter how long you spend here, you will not have a single dull moment, making it one of the best international summer destinations. The Czech capital city looks absolutely magical during May and will give you the best European holiday experience. 

  • Best time to visit – May to September
  • Best places to visit – Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Town Square
  • Things to do – visiting museums, enjoying the vibrant nightlife, shopping, hiking

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is known for having pleasant weather even in the dry season, which is why it is one of the best places in the world to visit during summer vacation. During this time of the year, you don’t find the usual crowd like in the peak season, allowing you to explore the popular attractions peacefully at your own pace. 

The city boasts a vibrant metropolitan culture and plenty of amazing natural attractions. Also, you can indulge in different activities that will keep your spirits high throughout your stay. Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of the table mountains and revel in the stunning view below. 

With so much to do and things to see, you’ll surely want to stay in Cape Town forever. 

  • Best time to visit – March to May 
  • Best places to visit – Signal Hill, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Sea Point Swimming Pool, Robben Island Museum
  • Things to do – Enjoy water sports, take a food tour around, hiking, camping

Hamburg, Germany

Germany is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, photogenic places, and so much more. Hamburg perfectly captures this spirit of Germany and on top of it has the perfect weather condition, earning a reputation of being one of the international summer destinations in the world. 

Referred to as the 'Gateway to the World,' Hamburg is a gorgeous German city that will instantly win your heart. Be it maritime charm or stunning ancient monuments or the bustling lifestyle, the city has a tendency to cast a spell over the tourists, making them fall in love with it. 

  • Best time to visit – March to May 
  • Best places to visit – Miniature Wunderland, International Maritime Museum, St. Michael’s Church, Kunsthalle Hamburg
  • Things to do – Learn the history of international maritime, explore the local cafes, indulge in the local cuisine, visit the local market

Colorado, United States of America

Colorado is a summer paradise in every sense of the word and worth visiting with your loved ones. One of the top summer vacation international destinations, this American city boasts pleasant weather in May and June, allowing you to indulge in a range of fun and adventurous activities like hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, and more. 

Apart from the new experiences you get here, you can also explore the dreamy landscapes of the region, which is replete with Rocky Mountains, springs, canyons, and rivers. It is one of these places in the world where you will lose a piece of your heart forever. 

  • Best time to visit – March to May and September to October
  • Best places to visit – Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Canyon, Colorado Springs, Aspen, Gunnison National Park
  • Things to do – watch a live music performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, spend a night camping near River Arkansas, visit the Mesa Verde National Park

Koh Samui, Thailand

Speaking of the best places in the world to visit in summer vacation, you cannot miss Thailand. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Thailand is known for its pristine beaches, dreamy landscapes, vibrant culture, delectable cuisine, and more. And while you may need a whole lifetime to explore Thailand, Koh Samui is one of the best summer vacation destinations. 

The vibrant and utterly beautiful city offers experiences like partying on the beach, indulging in adventure water activities, and more. This place truly knows how to make a summer holiday memorable. 

  • Best time to visit – March to June
  • Best places to visit – Chaweng Beach, Bophut Beach, Wat Phra Yai, Samui Aquarium, Hin Ta Hin Yai, Tiger Zoo
  • Things to do – indulge in water sports like snorkelling, scuba diving, sea kayaking, enjoy a spa therapy

Hoi An, Vietnam

If there is one word that could describe this stunning city in Vietnam, it is – Perfect! A true-blue Vietnamese city, Hoi An has a unique charm and beauty that transcends time and makes you feel like you are in a dreamland. 

The city has been preserved with utmost care and it is well-connected via canals. You can travel anywhere you want within the city and from one corner to another via small boats that navigate through these canals. 

A perfect canvas of mixed cultures and traditions, Hoi An is also known for its exquisite food, and beautiful monuments that are architectural marvels. Also, the city has a vibrant soul that will make you fall in love with almost instantly, making it one of the best summer holiday destinations in the world.

  • Best time to visit – February to May
  • Best places to visit – Japanese covered bridge, Museum of Trade Ceramics, An Bang Beach
  • Things to do – admire the stunning architecture in the ancient town, visit the Quan Cong Temple and revel in its serenity, go on a cycling tour around the city, explore the local food joints

Paros, Greece

If a dreamy holiday destination had a face, it would look like Paros in Greece. Located in the heart of Aegean Sea, Paros is one of the most stylish island cities in the world. Popular for its surreal beaches, and rural villages, the city is a testament to Greece’s beauty. 

The whole town is painted in white, which strikes a perfect balance with the turquoise waters and deep blue skies, providing the most amazing natural filter for clicking some stunning pictures that you can boast on your social media handles. 

The city looks stunning from every angle, and everywhere you go, you will surely find something that will gasp in awe of its beauty! After visiting this place, you will realize that it is one of the best summer vacation international destinations.  

  • Best time to visit – April to June
  • Best places to visit – Paros Archaeological Museum, Frankish Castle, Panagia Ekatontapillani, Valley of Butterfly
  • Things to do – enjoy camping at Agia Irini, visit the golden beach, indulge in a horseback ride tour, try the local cuisine

So, there you go, you have the top eight summer vacation destinations from around the world. Each of these destinations has something unique to offer and will give you an epic holiday experience. 

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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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