18 Best Summer Holiday Destinations in Europe & CIS Countries

    When we think of summer, the first thing that comes to mind is taking a vacation and soaking up some heat. After months of winters, we all need summer; it’s the time of infinite fun. Summer vacation is a time of excitement, romance and enhances the enjoyment of life. And, unfortunately, summer never seems to last long enough and it’s always over before we even have the chance to fully experience its power. Summer’s splendour is always by the gentle blue sea with caressing rays of golden sun. So, why not drift away in the summer wind to the Best Summer Holiday Destinations where the wind is like peace.

    You can connect with nature and laze in the sun in Baku and feel the Caspian seashore as the sun goes down. Travel around other European and CIS countries where the sun is great, walk wherever you want cool shades shall fan the glade. Kiev is one summer destination which is really hot but has many places to cool and have a real summer rest. Hike through national parks, lakes and stay overnight with nature at the Green Lake in Tbilisi, Georgia. Amongst, all the activities to do in summer, the festival are always a big part of the summer season.

    Best Summer Destinations in Europe

    Let’s kick away winter and enjoy this summer by listing down some of the places to visit this summer:

    1. Baku, Azerbaijan

    Baku is surrounded by the country’s beaches, forested mountains, and miles of coastlines. If you want to laze on the beach, there are some sandy beaches on the shores of the Caspian Sea. But, if you want to head for the hills or the mountains, there are two mountain ranges where to choose from: the Caucasus Mountains or the Shahdag. Baku’s summer life is also about music festivals, and one of the biggest music festivals that happen during summer is the Zhara Music Festival.

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    Don’t you want to relax this summer by the Black Sea? The healthy air, warm sea and exquisite mountain scenery make Kiev a perfect summer destination in Europe. If you want some quiet contemplation combine with leisure spend your summer vacation in the Carpathians will bring healing to mind, body and soul. Take multi-day hikes to the glacier lakes, enjoy horse riding in the mountains or swim in the mountain rivers while you are here!

    Read More: About Ukraine Ukraine Attractions Attractions in Kiev, UkraineYaremcheZatokaShatsky LakesBukovelPechersk LavraThe Dnieper River Yacht TripThe Kyiv FunicularUnderwater Museum UkraineTunnel of LoveBukovel Ski ResortCarpathian MountainsDragobratKinburnska Sandspit Explore More! Attractions in Kiev Book Package: Kiev Tour Package 3. Istanbul, Turkey

    The heat in Istanbul settles in the month of July and August, and that’s when the city remains empty. All the locals and tourists escape the heat to the shores of the Marmara, the Bosphorus and sail on a warm day to discover the place. Eat mezes and drink raki to refresh yourself after a good day. There are also beautiful beaches, forest and islands such the Prince Island. Istanbul is the International travel destinations, and here’s a list of few places to explore more of the summer in Istanbul.

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    Belgrade has a continental climate which makes summer really hot. A very popular spot to spend summer in Belgrade is Ada Ciganlija, an island made into a peninsula. You can spend your day here with rock climbing, beach volleyball, water skiing and many other things. After a long tiring fun day, you can dine in Skadarlija.

    Read More: About Serbia Serbia Attractions Attractions in Belgrade, SerbiaKalemegdan FortressKnez MihailovaSkadarlijaMuseum of Yugoslavia and the House of FlowersZemunNikola Tesla MuseumAda CiganlijaRepublic Square and the National TheatreAvala Tower Explore More! Attractions in Belgrade Book Package: Belgrade Tour Package 5. Moscow, Russia

    Summer is a beautiful season in Moscow as travel makes it more pleasant. Attractions are easier to reach and they are open in the summer time. While you are Russia, you can cool yourself with a glass of kvass and enjoy the dachas located outskirts of the towns and cities. Moscow is rather alive during the summer and that’s when the city is fully awake and has more events happening than any other time of the year.

    Read More: About Russia Russia Attractions Attractions in Moscow, RussiaKremlinRed SquareBolshoi TheatreSaint Basil’s CathedralState Hermitage MuseumCathedral of Christ the SaviourPeter and Paul FortressGorky ParkMoscow MetroThe Novodevichy Convent Explore More! Attractions in Moscow Book Package: Russia Tour Package 6. Helsinki, Finland

    The Finns spend their summer passionately and make great use of summer because of long, hard, cold winters. So, you can imagine what’s in store for you if you are in Finland. There’s so much to see and do here in the summer, fishing, music festivals, fishing, swimming and dinner from the grill! You can visit the Helsinki SkyWheel or get back to nature in Nuuksio National Park.

    Read More: About Finland Finland Attractions Attractions in Helsinki, FinlandSenate-SquareThe Old Market HallHelsinki ZooLöylySibelius MonumentSuomenlinna Sea FortressMarket SquareSeurasaari IslandTemppeliaukio Church Explore More! Attractions in Helsinki Book Package: Helsinki Tour Package 7. Bucharest, Romania

    Bucharest is one of the best countries to visit in summer as it gives any visitor a perfect combination of diverse food, nightlife, edgy energy and mix authenticity of culture and history. If you are looking for a place that not so commercialized but something to give you peace of relaxation for your summer, then this is the summer destination for you.

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    Summer is short and sweet in Riga, but that doesn't mean you can be here for summer. Most of the cafes at the Old Riga are made into open-air cafes and bars which make a perfect spot to spend the summer night and enjoy the city. The season starts kicking off in the month of June with a number of celebration and festivals and one of the biggest amongst them is the Riga City Festival.

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    For summer madness, Vilnius has a lot to offer, from its wild dune beaches to even wilder festivals. Locals stay up until dawn and harness the power of summer all they can! You can enjoy the serene nature on the coast or take an adventure into the deep forest surrounded by lakes and rivers. Visit the hill forts, burial grounds and uncover the heritage sites.

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    There’s no denying that the country’s forests are an ideal place to enjoy the cool and chill in summer. It’s a rich culture hotspot for travellers looking to spend a good summer and city break experience. You will be drawn to the summer of the white night the city has to offer.

    Read More: About Estonia Estonia Attractions Attractions in Tallinn, EstoniaThe Russalka MemorialFreedom SquareKadriorg ParkTallinn ZooTown Hall SquareToompea HillOleviste ChurchTallinn Old Town Explore More! Attractions in Tallinn Book Package: Tallinn Tour Package 11. Yerevan, Armenia

    Looking for a perfect summer destination to quench your thirst? Summers are longer in Yerevan and the weather is perfect for adventurous activities, while evenings are a good time to leisure around the pool. There are also a number of festivals such as ecotourism, food, wine, sheep rearing and many others. The summer holidays in Yerevan, Armenia carry a cultural significance, it full of laughter, fireworks and music filling the streets of Yerevan.

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    Summer is a great time to visit Tbilisi, Georgia if you like to have more opportunities to see other places in and around the country. Apart from just seeing the remote villages, you can also hike through national parks and see the Black Sea coast. There are also other ways to relax such as attending the music festivals. Tbilisi can get really hot during July and August.

    Read More: About Georgia Georgia Attractions Attractions in Tbilisi, GeorgiaMuseum of GeorgiaNarikala FortressMetekhi ChurchFunicularClock TowerNational GalleryAnchiskhati Basilica Explore More! Attractions in Tbilisi Book Package: Tbilisi Tour Package 13. Zagreb, Croatia

    Zagreb is best in its early summer where you can find plenty of fests, nature excursions and bright sunny days. The city is perfect for an International Summer Holiday with great nightlife, appealing al fresco vibe, splashing Lake Jarun and many other summer activities to experience while you are here. There are no words to describe fun in Zagreb except that you will have to be here to experience it.

    Read More: About Croatia Croatia Attractions Attractions in Zagreb, CroatiaZagreb Cathedral and TreasuryThe Museum of Broken RelationshipsLotrscak TowerStone GateThe Museum of MimaraThe Art Pavilion and the Mestrovic GalleryThe Croatian Museum of Naïve ArtThe Croatian National Theatre Explore More! Attractions in Zagreb Book Package: Zagreb Tour Package 14. Prague, Czech Republic

    Prague is one of the best countries to visit in summer as the sunrise early and set over the river on warm evenings. The capital city of the Czech Republic is always crowded with tourist and its month pulse with energy. With the first sun rays, pedal boats on Vltava River, and spend your afternoon at Prague islands, Střelecký Ostrov being the most popular and central one among them.

    Read More: About Czech Republic Czech Republic Attractions Attractions in Prague, Czech RepublicPrague CastleCharles BridgeWenceslas SquareThe National MuseumThe Clementinum and the National LibraryThe Old Town Square and the Astronomical ClockSt. Vitus Cathedral Explore More! Attractions in Prague Book Package: Prague Tour Package 15. Sofia, Bulgaria

    Sofia is best visited in the summer time when you can see the cities and enjoy the seaside. Summer in Sofia is also good for visiting remote villages, hiking, trip to the mountains and camping. The seaside is the busiest part of the attractions as they have an abundance of resorts by the sea that makes summer more fun to stay in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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    Summer in Minsk is quite warm and it tends to get warmer in the northwestern cities. Get rid of all your stress with a summer vacation in Minsk, Belarus by watching the sunrise on the Belarusian lakes and visit the summer festivals. You can take a bike ride to the national parks or nature reserves of the country. There’s much that you can imagine of the things to do in summer in Minsk.

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    Tashkent has a continental climate where it is generally warmer in the south, and the temperatures can reach up to 45°C. The hottest months are during July and August. Tashkent has its own summer flavour where every guest is closer with the country and the culture. Tashkent is better when it's visited as a whole rather than just part of the country.

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    Almaty is the Best Summer Destination as it offers a lot of interesting things to do in the summer season. Whether it's hiking, swimming, fishing, horse riding or just walking about in the woods, this is the country you must visit this summer. And, summer in Almaty starts from the month of May to September, and it has exciting locations to visit.

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