A photo of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada.

8 Popular Summer 2023 Travel Destinations

Pack Your Passport and Bags!

Whether you want a beach vacation, European destination, or immersive adventure, the list of best places to travel for summer 2023 is long. There's something for everyone on this list. Picking one destination will be the hardest part!

1. Lake Lousie, Canada

If you are looking for an adventure holiday set in vivid, undulating landscapes rich with vegetation and wildlife, then Lake Lousie is the ideal spot for your summer vacation. While the area is known for being a great destination for snow sports in the winter, nothing can compare to its offer of hiking, rock climbing and canoeing during summer.

Whether you have an active family or are eager to engage in some exhilarating activities with your closest friends, you couldn’t pick a better destination.

2. Halkidiki, Greece

Halkidiki offers travelers the perfect combination of sun-soaked beaches and opportunities for adventure. Located in the northern region of Greece, most tourist bypass Halkidiki in favor of visiting the southern islands and the capital, Athens. However, Halkidiki has so much to offer.

With its beautiful combination of white sand beaches, crystal clear sea and pine forests, visitors can alternate between sunbathing, scuba diving and mountain biking. And, after a day of activity, you can unwind with a mouthwatering combination of fresh seafood and souvlaki.

3. Lima, Peru

Lima offers tourists an alluring combination of ancient ruins and breathtaking coastlines, all set to the pace of a modern, metropolitan capital. In recent years, Lima has become a popular spot for summer travel, thanks to its world-famous cuisine. Lima is the place to go if you are a fan of seafood and exotic, locally-sourced produce.

There are countless museums, boutiques and galleries to explore before picking a table for the evening and indulging in some of the world's best food.

4. Marrakesh, Morocco

With mosques, palaces and a walled medieval city, there is so much to see in Marrakesh. Beyond beautiful architecture and fascinating local history, Marrakesh is renowned for its artisanal, handmade wares. They are sold across countless markets throughout the city so you can purchase a souvenir that you’ll treasure for life.

Marrakesh is littered with luxury hotels, so you can indulge in all your decadent desires between exploring the city and taking day trips to the Agafay Desert and Mount Toubkal.

5. Aruba

Aruba offers tourists a combination of luxury and family-friendly hotels, a vibrant nightlife scene and beautiful white beaches. With an average temperature of 89 degrees Fahrenheit all year round, there is no better place to bask in the sun.

If days on the beach aren’t for you, then there’s a broad array of water sports, historical tours and cultural events available throughout the summer, so you are sure to never be bored on a holiday to Aruba.

6. Guyana

For any wildlife enthusiast, Guyana is the perfect holiday destination. Over 80% of the country is covered in untouched rainforest, which is a haven for jaguars, armadillos and sloths. The country’s tourist economy has been built around community-based tourism, which means that the locals actively benefit from the industry.

Guyana is an ideal location for anyone eager to delve into nature and support small communities that are eager to protect the native environment.

7. Alentejo, Portugal

Alentejo is Portugal’s hidden gem. With whitewashed villages, rolling hills and traditional vineyards, it’s perfect for fans of Tuscany and Napa. The area has a rich history, with countless museums and archeological sites for history buffs to explore, while foodies can delight in the decadent local cuisine of pork, game, cheese, bread and seafood. And don't forget the area’s delicious wine.

8. Malta

From kayaking and scuba diving to jazz concerts that last through the night, there is something for everyone in Malta. The country may be small, but it has a vibrant history and plenty of unique, must-see spots. You can tour Malta’s Three Cities on an e-buggy, stopping off at the National Aquarium and countless museums before picnicking in beautifully kept gardens. There are also numerous stunning beaches for the days when you want to unwind and soak up the sun.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re looking to explore a neighboring country or hop on a long-haul flight to experience a new corner of the world, there are countless vacation spots that will give you a much-deserved break from the bustle of everyday, working life. Book your summer vacation today and start counting down the days until your flight!