Summer is the perfect time to head out for a vacation in Asia. No matter where you visit, vibrant scenery with warm weather awaits you. From sunny beaches to pleasant hills a traveler can choose from a lot of options. From dedicated travel destinations to the rural hidden ones, every part of this continent comes alive during summer. Similarly, several amazing cultural and traditional festivals of Asia also fall in summer for a bonus experience.

Here are the top 10 Summer Destinations in Asia for your next vacation with a bonus to-do list at the end.

1. Paro, Bhutan

Paro is one of the must-visit regions in Bhutan. With an average temperature of 22 degrees Celsius, it is pleasant and perfect for both trekking and touring here. That’s why it is one of the best summer destinations in Asia. Solo travelers can head for an exploration or adventure while family. An additional tip is to be here to be just before the monsoon i.e., early monsoon. The Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Lair) hike is a must-do here during summer with a clear view of the surrounding landscape among other attractions.

2. Bali, Indonesia

Bali is time and again recognized as one of the best summer destinations to visit with your family and loved ones in Asia. Although Bali is not the largest of islands in Indonesia, it has multiple holiday regions that you can choose from. Bali in summer is a different paradise. Apart from fantastic beaches, you can hike to volcanic mountains, bike in the forests, and even involve in one of the recently popular spiritual tours here. 

3. Mustang, Nepal

Mustang is often considered one of the best places to visit in the Nepalese Himalayas. Travelers here have compared this beautiful destination to the ‘Grand Canyon’ of Asia. “Mustang is an ideal for those families looking for an adventure in their summer vacation. Nepal experiences Summer Monsoon but that is less affected due to Mustang lying under the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

4. Kandy, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an underrated country to visit for travelers in Asia. Kandy in particular is one fantastic place to visit in summer here. The Indian Ocean and pristine beaches are most incorporated with Sri Lanka but Kandy here provides a unique delight lesser-seen by visitors at the center of this island. The likes of Kandy Lake, Temple of the tooth relic, trails to Adams peak, and Ceylon Tea Museum all contribute to one memorable summer vacation here.

5. Leh Ladakh, India 

LehLadakh is what you get when you combine the best of nature and adventure that India has to offer. Similar to Mustang in Nepal, LehLadakh is a rural tour and an ample opportunity to witness the first-hand cultural and rural lifestyle in the High Himalayas and Karakoram ranges. Our top suggestion to Leh will be an elaborate road trip from Dras valley. With much planning and preparation, you can have a vacation of a lifetime in this magical land.

6. Lhasa, Tibet

Adding another adventure-packed and cultural destination to our list, here is Lasha, the capital of Tibet. We highly recommend travelers to at least visit Tibet at least once in their lifetime and summer is as good as it gets for you. Majestic monuments and monasteries, mystical streets, and the clear views of the Himalayas are all here in a single vacation here. Try something different and unique from your regular holiday in Lhasa.    

7. Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnam is not the most popular summer destination due to the heavy drizzles in the north and south of the country. However, Hoi An is an exception, and that too with some amazing attractions for different kinds of travelers. The nightlife and colorful streets have a lively and positive vibe to them. Adding to that, the delicious snacks and cuisine of Hoi An make your time here worth it. Even for someone who has been to Vietnam before Hoi An is your chance to glance at authentic and traditional Vietnam.

8. Osaka, Japan

Japan is an evergreen destination for travelers. Specifically, during summer there could be an overwhelming number of tourists in all major destinations here. Osaka balances the quality of traveling with the volume of tourists perfectly here. The weather is ideal and there are more than a dozen fantastic day trip options to enjoy throughout your vacation from Osaka. Some bonus attractions here include the fireworks festival, a theater performance at Osaka Castle, and a natural getaway to Nara.

9. KohSamui, Thailand

Thailand has been the perfect family destination for a few years now. It is no surprise that KohSamui makes our list here as a summer candidate destination for Thailand. Unlike Phi Phi, Krabi, and Phuket receiving loads of rain, KohSamui has pleasant weather without compromising on the fantastic beaches and activities. The marine National park of Ang Thong, several caves for exploring, and Samui Aquarium are amongst the must-visit sites in KohSamui. 

10.Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Divers and snorkelers are alerted for this entry, and Perhentian Islands is the best destination by far in summer for that too. The reefs are clear-visible and with it the wonderful experience of marine wildlife. Perhentian Islands is also a budget option for backpackers and group travelers. 

Top 5 activities to do in summer

Summer is a great period to enjoy and involve in different holiday activities. This can range from a relaxing and calming getaway to something thrilling and adventurous. Here, are few things to try in your next summer vacation in Asia.

1. Surfing and Diving 

Surfing for adventure lovers and diving for admirers of marine beauty, summer will be much more memorable with these activities on your list.

2. Waterfall abseiling

Waterfall Abseiling is one of the top summer adventure activities to try this decade and we agree with it. It is not the safest of adventure but those who have tried it have more often than not chosen to do it again.

3.Trekking hiking to the mountains

Hiking for beginners and Trekking for more advanced travelers. While there are some trails open throughout the year summer is most appropriate and safe for trekking in the high elevation paths like that of the Himalayas.

4. Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting is thrilling and summer is perfect for anyone wishing to have a refreshing adventure. Some fantastic rivers and rapids await travelers in Asia, grab one and highlight your summer vacation here.

5. Sunbathing  

Get a perfect tan as a memento of your vacation in Asia. In fact, Asia has some of the best destinations for sunbathing during summer. With beaches of the highest quality, you can have a relaxed time here. Together with some local snacks and drinks enjoy your holidays as it was meant to be in the tropical islands of this continent. 

Summer is wonderful. With little planning and research, you can get a perfect trip to one of the above destinations in an instant. Make sure to take your glasses and hats as it’s getting sunny on your next vacation to Asia.