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The best travel destinations to visit from July to December 2019

Six months of wanderlust

Text: Ronn Tan

Editor: Rachel Au


Travelling is fun!
Travelling is fun!

With so many destinations to select from, choosing where to go on holiday can be (surprisingly) frustrating. This roundup aims to help ease your troubles and elevate the fun. All you have to do is plan your itinerary and head off when the time comes. Check out the list of travel destinations that are perfect for trips from July to December.

July—Athens, Greece
July—Athens, Greece

Athens is filled with things to do in the summer. From the Acropolis to the Parthenon to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, you will be swarmed with wonders to visit. This is where you should head to for a glimpse at history (that's borderline mythological as well) and the city's ancient civilisation.

August—Barcelona, Spain
August—Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is really warm in the summer (that's the point) but you should take advantage of its warmth to explore the city's maze-like streets. Check out the Sagrada Familia cathedral and the urban Barceloneta beach while you're there. Summertime in the cultural centre of Spain is unbeatable.

September—Western Cape, South Africa
September—Western Cape, South Africa

The Westen Cape province in South Africa is in full swing during the month of September for whale-watching and adventures on Table Mountain. Enjoy tours of the area's wine country and outdoor excursions. The Western Cape is for anyone and everyone will be able to take in the beauty of the province.

October—Marrakesh, Morocco
October—Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh, 2015's most popular travel destination in the world, is where you should go to visit wonders such as the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Bahia Palace, and the Jemaa El-Fnaa market. Culture and life thrive in the city and you won't be short of places to check out, from palaces to gardens to bazaars where you can indulge in amazing Moroccan food.

November—Chiang Mai, Thailand
November—Chiang Mai, Thailand

You can go to Chiang Mai any time of the year but November is when the Loi Krathong lantern festival is held annually. Expect seeing thousands of lanterns—lit up—released in the sky at night. However, if that isn't enough, Chiang Mai is filled with great food, including meat on a stick, roast chicken, and khao kha moo (stewed pork leg).

December—Tasmania, Australia
December—Tasmania, Australia

The Australian island is filled with numerous attractions in December, from Montezuma Falls to Bay of Fires to the capital city of Hobart to Bridestowe Lavender Estates. Take in the culture and the beauty of the island. You will be charmed by Tasmania's breezy summer weather and nature.

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