With freezing winter temperatures come dreams of warm, sunny vacations. Here at MissTravel, we’re firm believers in the possibility of an endless summer. Before planning your next winter destination, why not consider trading in that snowy mountainscape for soft sand beaches, or a lush tropical rainforest?
Here are MissTravel’s top five destinations for summer in December:
One of the great things about visiting Australia during its summer months, which runs from December through February, is the endless possibility of adventure travel.
Filled with landscapes that are perfect for an outdoor exploration, Australia is ideal for explorers of all levels. If you’re looking to discover one of the largest remaining wilderness areas in the world, try a motorcycle tour through Cape York. You’ll be greeted by breathtaking views of waterfalls, terrain, and much more.
December in Argentina is right on the cusp of its spring and summer seasons, making it an ideal time to visit.
Buenos Aires is a great city to indulge in. From tasting modern Andean cuisine and tapas to hitting the dancefloor at one of its many nightlife spots, the city is booming with opportunity to explore its culture. For those looking to expand their mind, the city also features many historic and modern art museums.
If you’re looking to get a bit of a history lesson on your next warm-weathered vacation, try exploring the ancient Mayan ruins in Tikal, Guatemala. The central part of the ancient city is home to more than 3,000 buildings and surrounded by a plush, green jungle scenery. The area is also home to exotic animals such as toucans, parrots, wild turkeys, howler monkeys and countless other creatures.
For another adrenaline pumping destination, head to Queenstown, New Zealand. Not only is the scenery to die for, but the amount of physical activity available is unparalleled.
In addition to offering traditional activities such as skydiving, bungee jumping, mountain biking and horseback riding, Queenstown is also a great destination to try water sports. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, try parasailing or rafting Lake Wakatipu.
Although December is prime tourist season in Cape Town, don’t let that deter you from booking a trip to this exotic destination. With a number of sandy beaches and weather averaging in the mid- to high-70s, the city is sprawling with possibility.
If you’re a fan of fine wine, we’d suggest checking out the historic vineyards at Constantia Valley. The picturesque setting is perfect for a daytime date with tours of the vineyards including wine tastings, a four-wheel drive to the highest mountain vineyards and meal accommodations.
How will you escape cold temperatures this winter?