Best Summer 2023 Vacation Ideas Around the World

by | Dec 11, 2022 | Destinations, Travel Bucket Lists, worldwide

Summer still has a long way to go, but the preparation for a long summer vacation needs to be very detailed and precise. So, before starting 2023, we have a list of the best summer 2023 vacation ideas you can explore in many places across the planet. Check out the full list and decide which places you want to go to next year!

Where are the best summer 2023 vacation spots in the world?

  1. Italy
  2. Greece
  3. Croatia
  4. Turkey
  5. Morocco
  6. Sweden
  7. South Africa
  8. Japan
  9. Fiji
  10. Indonesia


summer 2023 italy
Copyright: Dan Novac

Italy is one of the ultimate destinations for people seeking summer vacations. For summer 2023, Italy will welcome tourists from around the world, especially after the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted. Generally speaking, what is not to love about Italy? Italy is popularly known for its rich culture and history. Moreover, it has diverse natural landscapes to explore and discover for your next summer 2023 vacation ideas.

Best activities: enjoying beaches, learning the history and cultures of Italy, savoring Italian food, taking cooking classes, hiking to the Alps, learning about wineries, and staying in the Italian countryside.

Best places to visit: Venice, Rome, Sardinia, Florence, Sicily, Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre, Bologna, Milan, Naples, Lake Como, Dolomites, Capri, and Verona.


summer 2023 greece
Copyright: Patrick

The following summer 2023 vacation destination you must visit is the Mediterranean country of Greece. With many islands, Greece has many tourist attractions for summer vacation ideas highlighting its pristine and turquoise sea waters. Besides, spend your nightlife by going to many beach parties. It is always a good idea to explore its history too! The country has around 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites spreading across the country.

Best activities: Visiting historical sites, tasting Greek food, joining excursions, swimming on the beaches, spending time in pubs and bars, snorkeling on the beautiful beaches, staying at luxurious resorts, and discovering many outdoor activities.

Best places to visit: Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, Paros, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos, Meteora, Chania, and Crete.


summer 2023 croatia
Copyright: Matthias Mullie

The Mediterranean region is undoubtedly a gem for people to spend their summer 2023 vacation, not to mention Croatia. The Balkan country offers a lot for people who love summer outdoor vacations. There are myriad places and activities to explore, such as the breathtaking pebbled beaches and its stunning mountainous landscape. Besides, you can also explore the local lives and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside in Croatia.

Best activities: hiking to its national parks, enjoying concerts, exploring its beautiful islands, enjoying the sunsets, kayaking in the coastal areas, bird watching, going to the museums, and tasting its delicious food.

Best places to visit: Split, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Hvar, Plitvice National Park, Pula, Zadar, Rovinj, Krka National Park, and Trogir.


summer 2023
Copyright: Mar Cerdeira

If you want to experience the blend of European and Asian cultures, you need to go to Turkey. In the last week of June 2023, Turkey will commemorate the Qurban Baryam, an Islamic celebration of Eid al-Adha. The people will come together with their families, enjoy the food, and share it with practically everyone. It is such a heartwarming and touching celebration to come to. Besides, some events are held, such as fireworks, that people can enjoy.

Best activities: joining the locals to celebrate the baryam, enjoying the Qurban Baryam celebrations, eating Turkish food, enjoying the natural landscape of Turkey, and exploring the traditional markets.

Best places to visit: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale, Bodrum, Ankara, Izmir, Marmaris, Kusadasi, Fethiye, Konya, Mardin, and Side.


summer 2023 morocco
Copyright: Heidi Kaden

Like many other Muslim-majority countries, Morocco will also celebrate Eid al-Adha in the summer of 2023. The Moroccans celebrate the event by cooking, sharing food with other family members, and wearing traditional clothing. This is a perfect occasion for you to blend with the locals during your stay in Morocco. Moreover, you can also enjoy other attractions during the summer, such as the beaches, the small villages, and the local markets.

Best activities: joining the locals celebrating the Eid al-Adha event, visiting the beaches, shopping at traditional markets, staying at small villages, camel riding in the desert, and savoring the traditional Moroccan food.

Best places to visit: Marrakesh, Casablanca, Fes, Chefchaouen, Essaouira, Rabat, Tangier, Aït Benhaddou, and Ouarzazate.


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Do you know that you can get the sun at midnight time? Yes, this is possible every summer in northern Sweden, specifically inside the Arctic circle. So, if you want to see the midnight sun, you should visit Sweden next summer 2023 to get this incredible experience. Besides this natural phenomenon, you can also experience the notorious Midsommar festival, the tradition of celebrating the summer in Sweden during the summer solstice.

Best activities: hiking in national parks, swimming in the lakes and shores, celebrating the midsommar, watching the midnight sun in the north pole, tasting Swedish food, and enjoying the beaches.

Best places to visit: Kiruna, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Uppsala, Malmö, Umeå, Lund, Karlskrona, Helsingborg, Landskrona, Visby, and Abisko.

South Africa

south africa
Copyright: Tobias Reich

In South Africa, you can enjoy the unique experience of getting close to nature wildlife as close as possible by going on a safari in the desert. There are a lot of national parks you can go to have the best safari experience for your summer 2023 vacation in South Africa. Besides, you can also bird-watching the lone grazing ostrich or coastal penguins close to the edges of cliffs. So, spending your summer 2023 vacation in South Africa is essential for an outdoor traveler.

Best activities: going for a safari, bird watching, tasting South African food, going to the bars and resorts, enjoying the beaches, snorkeling, wine tasting, and hiking in national parks.

Best places to visit: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Stellenbosch, Durban, Gqeberha, Pretoria, Knysna, Hermanus, and Franschhoek.


japan summer 2023
Copyright: Julie Fader

Summer can be very hot in Japan. However, this will not be a big problem because you will be indulged in the beauty of sunflower fields in Japan. Besides, Japan also has some summer festivals, known as matsuri, that you can watch. For example, Mitama Matsuri Festival in Tokyo hosts thousands of lantern lights for the festival’s four days. You can also find some people wearing yukata or traditional outfits in Japan.

Best activities: going to summer festivals, going to the sunflower fields, enjoying the beaches, exploring best Japan’s hidden gems, savoring Japanese food, and learning about Japanese culture and traditions.

Best places to visit: Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Sapporo, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Nara, Yokohama, and Hakone.


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Going further away to the Pacific Ocean, you must spend your summer 2023 vacation in Fiji. This archipelagic, rather isolated country has a lot of natural beauty, from forested mountains to exquisite beaches. This is the perfect vacation for those longing for tranquil exotic islands for solitude or escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. Moreover, you can go on excursions to many islands in Fiji and learn about the local lives and culture while you are here.

Best activities: exploring the Fijian natures, enjoying the beaches by swimming, snorkeling, or paddleboarding, ziplining, rafting, joining a dolphin sighting tour, tasting Fijian food, and learning how to do Fijian dance.

Best places to visit: Nadi, Suva, Taveuni Island, Laucala Island, Mamanuca Islands, Viti Levu Island, and Vanua Levu Island.


summer 2023 indonesia
Copyright: Kevin Zhang

Indonesia is the last place you must visit for your summer 2023 destinations. The archipelagic country has many islands you can explore during your summer vacation. Bali is probably one of the must-visit destinations in Indonesia. However, there are many places that you can explore throughout this Southeast Asia country. You can go hiking to the blue fire volcano on Java Island or watch the prehistoric Komodo dragon in the eastern part of the country. You will never regret visiting Indonesia.

Best activities: trekking to mountains, road-tripping from one island to another, enjoying the endless beaches, exploring the wild rainforests, savoring Indonesian food, and learning about the local cultures and languages.

Best places to visit: Bromo Mountain, Komodo National Park, Bali, Yogyakarta, Borneo, Raja Ampat, Labuan Bajo, Ijen Crater, and Nusa Penida.

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