Last Updated on July 24, 2018
Is not summer, without a doubt, the best time to travel? The sun is shining bright and the kids are done with their homework and tests. All the circumstances are urging you to take a long vacation and travel somewhere new where you can learn new cultures and get a natural tan.
But the real question here is: Where should I go? Our planet is filled with incredible destinations making our possibilities endless.
However, we can’t tell you where to go, but we can tell you where to not go. There are some destinations that are highly popular, but not so great for summer vacation, whether it is not safe, very hot and humid, or it is just overwhelmingly crowded.
So we asked our travel experts and they didn’t hesitate to tell us which countries you have to avoid this summer, with suggestions of places you should visit instead.
The French capital is one of the main attractions in summer, making the hotel rooms more expensive and the streets overly crowded. Plus, you will not get to enter a museum unless you have stood in a ridiculously long line of tourists.
Instead, you can go to Vienna where you can experience the culture, the art, and the old-world European Glamour. In case you are really interested in visiting Paris, then it is best if you go on October or March, the weather may be a little colder but at least you will get to enjoy every little corner.
Thailand’s summer is very different than the American summer, from May/June to October the weather is completely different that it starts to rain heavily. In fact, Thailand receives the worst rain that it may cause flooding, which means all your plans will be ruined and you won’t even get to see the beauty of Thailand.
The best time to visit it is from November to February when the weather is a lot warmer and the beaches are calmer. However, you can travel to Singapore, Vietnam, or Malaysia instead. They do, too, suffer from rain during that time but it won’t be affecting any of your plans.
Since the day we have known Taj Mahal and the romantic/heartbreaking story behind it, we had a strong urge to visit it and lay our eyes on it. Many of us may have had that already planned for this summer, but I am sorry, you may want to postpone it.
The weather in India gets really hot from April to June, sometimes the temperature increases to 104°F, which is not the best weather for walking among hundreds of tourists and their sweat because obviously, sticky humidity is not a good condition for a perfect vacation.
The best time to fly to India is in October or November. The weather will be better, the streets will be a little emptier, and the Taj Mahal will still be as beautiful as every day, except this time you will get to appreciate it so much better than doing it while wiping the sweat off from your eyes.
Oh, Ibiza! The destination that many dreams to travel to and even live in. it is one of the most exciting destinations, especially during summer. But if you are traveling with kids and willing to enjoy the waves of its beautiful beaches, then going south of Ibiza may not be ideal.
Instead, you can travel in May or September because you will enjoy the lovely weather while having the beach for yourself because there won’t be many tourists on your way.
It is all a biology/weather thing, if you traveled somewhere close to the equator, you will find the same weather you left in the USA (maybe a little hotter!), but if you are willing to go to southern Africa, then you will find the opposite season because their winter is our summer, and traveling to Africa during the rainy season is not a good idea.
So save your plans to southern Africa from December to March, when it is their summer.
The highlands of Scotland always seem like a great destination for a vacation, but traveling there would need a lot more preparation than you expect. In July and August, the Scottish midge season is at its height, which means you will have to wear insect repellant and hide your skin all the time.
Or, you can just wait until September or October. That way you will be comfortable, safe from being bitten, and enjoying the trees that are changing their colors. It will be a lot more beautiful!
Spending summer vacation spoiling our eyes and souls with Andalucía’s charm and beauty could not get better. Except that, it does!
If you fly there in July or August, the temperature can be extremely overwhelming that may cause some serious health issues, which means you won’t get to experience the true joy of watching the passionate flamenco dancers and the jaw-dropping architecture with a pure Spanish spirit.
Instead, you can visit Seville during the fall or spring. That way you will have the best experience and one of the most memorable vacations in your life.
Marrakesh is a glorious Moroccan city and one of the most popular destinations due to its unique culture, inspiring architecture, and beautiful nature. I mean, what’s better than riding horseback through Ourika Valley next to the waterfalls and rivers.
However, during summer it gets really, really hot. I remember visiting it in July and the heat almost got me out of breath. Plus, the tourists are unlimited in that city, you won’t even be able to see in front of you because of the crowd.
So, the fall and spring are the best seasons to enjoy the cool nights and the warm, beautiful days.
We don’t need to introduce Amsterdam because who doesn’t know it or know its charm. Maybe that’s the reason why tourists never leave it, especially during summer. In fact, even locals try to escape the madness when the weather gets warmer. It gets very crowded that will ruin the whole experience for you.
However, you can visit Rotterdam for a smooth Dutch experience and to taste the beauty of the modern architecture that the city provides, like the Markthal and Erasmus Bridge.
Tulum is a little piece of paradise that is far away from Cancun, but it’s not far from our hearts (too cheesy?).
Anyway, everything in this city provides us with the perfect conditions for a perfect summer vacation, from the beaches, hotels, culture, bars, and the free-spirited community.
Unfortunately, all of that must be avoided because the tropical weather would be unpredictable and the heat is unbearable. Tulum would still be waiting for you, though, from October to February. Because what’s better than a summer vacation? A New Year vacation!