In this post we introduce you to some of our favorite holiday destinations in the summer whether you’re away or in nearby Europe. With peak season in Italy, Spain and Portugal this month due to school holidays, we would definitely advise you against these countries. Even city trips in the south of Europe are less suitable, because the heat can be unbearable when exploring a big city. In contrast, August is ideal for Scandinavian countries or Ireland with its dream backdrops. Have fun and inspiration while browsing!
Phang Nga Thailand Gam islands
My favorite spot is the surfing town of Canggu in the north of Kuta, with its relaxed atmosphere, cool cafés and restaurants, and of course the sea on your doorstep. From here you can for example take the scooter down to Uluwatu, where there are the more beautiful beaches and places to use the Virgin Casino Promo Code. Or you dive into the East and relax a few days on the small dreamy island Lembongan .
Tabanan Lembongan Bali
Alternatively, you can choose Ubud as your base for a few days and be enchanted by the fascinating Tegallalang rice terraces and surrounding temples. Ubud is also the perfect place for a spiritual retreat like Melanie’s experience there. Then you feel like you’re born again! If you have some spare time then head to the East Coast, where cliffs and less tourists attract. From there it is only a stone’s throw to Lombok or the Gili Islands. My favorite: Gili Air!
Tabanan Lembongan Bali
Holidays in August Tegallalang rice terraces Ubud Destinations August holidays
And now a special tip for adventurers: From Bali you can in a night-and-mist action by boat over to Java and climb there to the sunrise Mt. Ijen. This one of the only two volcanoes in the world spits out blue fire and is the scene for one of the toughest jobs in the world, sulfur degradation under extreme conditions!
Although Bolivia has no sea to offer, but the largest salt desert in the world, the sight of which will take your breath away! From May to October is the best time to travel to Bolivia, as in these months there is very little rainfall in most regions. Although the salt desert is usually completely dried up, and you miss the gigantic mirror that forms after the rain on it, but the tours in the dry season can always take place and you can make funny games with the proportions.
Salar de Uyuni tour dry Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni Tour Laguna Colorada Destinations August Holidays
Besides the tour to Uyuni in Bolivia , the Lake Titicaca was a very special stop for me. There you can drive from Copacabana to the original Isla del Sol. No motorized means of transportation, cute donkeys, llamas and other animals, green meadows and fields as far as the eye can see. Here you can hike wonderfully and thanks to the idyllic peace just go down all the corridors.
La Paz Lake Titicaca Isla del Sol
In addition to the constitutional capital Sucre, but also La Paz with the seat of the Bolivian government is worth a visit. Especially the typical Bolivian women, the Cholitas in their colorful robes and high hats, as well as the old impressive colonial buildings have me particularly excited. A trip to Bolivia can be ideally combined with Chile or Peru . Tours to Uyuni are also available from the magical Atacama Desert in Chile
How about Malaysia & Borneo
Malaysia has taken me by surprise and, from its very beginning, has been mesmerized by its diversity and unbelievably helpful people. Influences from India, China and Malaysia combine to form an exciting mix. The climate in Malaysia is perfect in August, the monsoon is over, and Borneo is also ideal for jungle excursions or northern diving.
Holidays in August Perhentian Islands Malaysia
The starting point is usually the capital Kuala Lumpur. From there, you can drive on to the lush, expansive tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands. Penang is the creative and culinary center of the country. Impressive street art adorns countless house walls. The gigantic variety of street food is best experienced as part of a food tour. When you are ready for the island, you will find paradise in the east on the Perhentian Islands or Tioman Island. Borneo is a magical place with its wild animals and dense, seemingly impenetrable jungle. I totally fell in love with the funny nose monkeys!