By Abdul Rawuf
Take some time off and venture into cooler climes with a trip somewhere where the temperature range is anchored way below the local summer minimum
With mercury on a merciless ascend over the coming months and the silly season ahead, it’s the perfect time to submit your annual leave and head out of the country for a well-deserved summer vacation.
Take some time off and venture into cooler climes with a trip somewhere where the temperature range is anchored way below the local summer minimum.
San Francisco, USA
Conveniently positioned between the cool Pacific Ocean and the Bay, San Francisco offers comfortable moderate temperatures all year round. With an average of around 14°C, highs of 25°C and beautiful ocean breezes, San Fran is a top pick for your summer escape. Visit one of the many summer street fairs while you’re there and take in the history of Alcatraz on a cruise around the Bay.
Cape Town, South Africa
With opposite seasons to most countries, South Africa experiences winter when we feel the peak of summer hit us hard. But winter in the country is actually made up of great weather with temperatures of around 15°C-18°C in June and July, perfect for a trip to Cape Town to visit Boulders Beach, where friendly penguins walk along the sand. During your stay, book a game safari and experience the big five in their natural habitat.
Same like South Africa, Australia is located on the Southern Hemisphere, with seasons opposite to the northern parts of the planet. The subtropical climate of Airlie Beach on the Queensland coast is a fabulous starting point, to embark on an exploration of the Great Barrier Reef. As opposed to the big Eastern Australian cities like Sydney, where temperatures in winter can drop to a cold 8°C, Airlie Beach offers a pleasant 23°C on most days.
If you are looking for a really cool adventure, book a flight to Alaska and embark on a journey full of wildlife, wilderness and mesmerising landscapes within a surprisingly pleasant climate. With daytime highs of 19°C and refreshing nighttime dips in temperature to around 5°C, Alaska offers the perfect weather for adrenaline seekers. Visit glaciers, go hiking, rafting, fishing and so much more in the great outdoors.
If you are keen on city trip, book flights to Moscow and be inspired by the rich art scene, history and beauty of the Russian capital. With average highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C, Moscow welcomes travellers with the best in sightseeing weather. Take a stroll and visit the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral at the Red Square, take a bike tour through town or get a bird’s eye view of Moscow from above in a hot air balloon, there are options aplenty to spend the day outdoors and explore the majestic city.
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