The 4 Best International Destinations for Your Summer Stay

4 Best International Destinations

As temperatures rise, so does wanderlust. Join us as we explore the top European destinations travelers are heading to this summer.

Summer is considered by many to be synonymous with vacation, perhaps in part due to the idyllic weather or more time off from work. Now, with the world reopening and the official start of summer approaching on June 21, more people are eager to travel than ever before. In a recent article written for Fortune, the president of American Express Travel reveals an exciting increase in travel abroad this summer, particularly to some of Europe's biggest cities.

Let's take a closer look at the top four international destinations worthy of being on your summer vacation list.

London England

Are you thinking of venturing to the other side of the pond? Now is a good time to do it! Fortunately, London has a temperate climate year-round, which translates to comfortable summer temperatures that rest in the mid-70s (°F). Plus, you'll enjoy more daylight hours, making it easier to check off all the must-see attractions on your itinerary. This may include Buckingham Palace, which is only open from July to September. Better yet, if your next exciting home exchange takes you to London between late June and early July, you just might find yourself in the Wimbledon stands!

Paris France

“Summer love I had a great time…” — The lyrics don't lie; It just so happens that the best time to visit the most romantic city in the world is from June to August. Long sunny days averaging 70 degrees (°F) greet you as you roam the streets in search of authentic Parisian food and exciting activities. You can enjoy many outdoor summer events, such as the Paris Street Music Festival in June or the three-day Rock en Seine Festival in August.

Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece The capital city of, is a wonderful destination all year round. While summer heats up quickly, reaching 90 degrees (°F), there are plenty of ways to stay cool during your travels. An easy trick? Include in your itinerary museums and cultural canters with air conditioning. You can see some of Athens' best attractions, including the Benaki Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, and the National Archaeological Museum, without breaking a sweat. Another tip is to embrace the nightlife. Many bars, clubs and cafes in Athens have outdoor spaces, including patios and rooftops, so when the temperatures drop with the setting sun, enjoy a fantastic night!

Rome Italy

It cannot be denied that summer is the high season in Rome. The warm climate of the mid-80s (°F) and exciting annual events, such as Vinoforum and Along the Tiber, attract visitors from all over the world. As such, hotels can get expensive, which is another great reason to try a home exchange for your summer vacation.

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