As Summer is fast approaching, many people are looking at where they can spend their Summer vacations and travel to some place amazing. And while the majority of you out there are probably thinking from the title of this post, wouldn’t you want to go somewhere warm and enjoy the warm weather that Summer has to offer? Well, there are also some of us that don’t like hot weather or have a hard time with too high of temperatures. I don’t physically do well in hot weather and I’m often looking for places in Summer to head to escape the heat, so if you’re like me, here are 5 places to travel in the Summer if you don’t like hot weather!
I often dream about someday owning a little vacation house in Alaska so we can escape there during the Summers and get some cooler weather. Alaska is a great place to head all Summer long for long daylight hours and cooler temps than most of the continental US.
You’ll definitely find a respite from hot weather in Iceland in the Summer and while they might get into the 70’s and low 80’s a few times throughout the season, most of the time in the peak months you’ll still be cooler here than most of the rest of the world.
If you want Winter in the Summer, head to the Southern hemisphere to places like Australia and New Zealand where their seasons are opposite.
Maine / New England
Most of the upper North East United States stays somewhat cooler in the Summer months and as you get farther North in to States like Maine, you’ll find much more pleasant temperatures than farther South.
Countries like Sweden and Denmark offer mild cooler Summers than most of the rest of Europe. So if you’re looking to beat the heat, you could head to cities like Stockholm or Copenhagen for a bit of a respite.
Lauren G says
Caveat though about New England, as someone who grew up there: it CAN and does get hot in summer and can get humid so YMMV. In June can still be pretty temperate but basically you’ll really want to be hitting the upper, Canada-bordering parts of Vermont, NH, or Maine for the coolest weather. CT, MA, and RI definitely can get in the high 90s too.
Good to know… though compared to temps in other parts of the US, I’ll still take it! 🙂
Emily of Em Busy Living says
I am down with all of these options.
Same… let’s all head out on vacation shall we! 🙂
Rachel @ STCL says
Great suggestions! Australia’s up there on my bucket list. The long flight is the only thing holding me back!
Yea it is a long flight for sure! We did it a few years ago LA to Sydney and wow, we were ready to get off that plane!!! But we LOVED Australia!