Summer vacation 2023: Here are the editors' 10 favorites is written by The editorial staff, RejsRejsRejs.
The summer holidays 2023 will be wild
After a few years where many have held summer holiday in Denmark, and while we have had a good reason to discover Denmark's many glories and highlights, it probably tingles in most of us to get out into it big world. Gradually, few places are affected restrictions, and the countries need all the tourism they can get. Therefore, the summer holidays 2023 will probably also be a wild round, where you have to book well in advance if you want to be sure of getting the best trips.
That's why here you get the editors' best suggestions for where to go on summer vacation this year, so you can have a blast of a summer and catch up on the past few years.
Greece: The Danes' favorite for the summer holidays
Greece offers a mix of delicious beaches, exquisite delicacies – such as fresh olives and feta – and a rich history with plenty of cultural heritage; e.g. the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis and the knight's castle 'Grand Master's Palace' on Rhodes. In addition, there is of course ample opportunity for Shopping og nature experiences.
Greece has both famous places you just have to experience and little hidden treasures hidden away from the tourist crowds. There is something for everyone here, so set course for Greece this summer.
Thailand: Visit the land of smiles during your summer vacation
Our second offer is much further away from Denmark's borders, but an at least as big summer holiday favorite with the Danes, namely Thailand, - the land of smiles.
Thailand, are known for their bounty beaches, great snorkelling and diving opportunities, magnificent temples and, not least, sumptuous and excellent food.
Go to Bangkok and experience a hectic and exciting metropolis, where the Thai tuktuk taxis fly past you and where the food markets abound with fruit, vegetables, meat and spices – both those on land and the floating markets. Take a break from the busy city and head inside the jungle, which is close to the city.
If you are looking for something cultural, then Thailand also has plenty to offer. Go to Chiang Rai and experience the White Temple, Wat rong khun, or head to the stunning island Phuket to see The Big Buddha.
If you have had enough big city and culture, then of course there is what Thailand is probably best known for, and which they make top marks: A sea of exquisite bounty islands and paradise beaches.
Thailand has lots of beautiful islands from the great celebrities Koh Samui og Phuket to small lesser known islands like Koh Chang and Koh Tao. Here is something for every taste, so just set the compass accordingly Thailand for your summer vacation and expect smiles and a “welcome back” from the locals.
Costa Rica: Summer vacation for nature and animal lovers
Third bid on the list is enchanting Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is located in Central America and is an overlooked gem. With a placement between Nicaragua to the north and Panama in the south, Costa Rica also gives you easy opportunity to experience even more of the continent.
Costa Rica is a pure paradise of white bounty beaches and colorful rainforest. There are quite a few national parks around. If you are an animal lover, you can make a difference in several places to save the animals either practically or financially. Among other things, you can enter the Jaguar Rescue Center, where they rescue injured toucans and sloths.
Costa Rica is a small country the size of Denmark. It also means that there are maps to the sea on both sides, where the crystal clear blue water entices for a delicious dip. Then your summer vacation should also be a beach vacation - mixed with a little water sports and surfing - then Costa Rica should be on your list.
Turkey: Soar into a wonderland
Our fourth recommendation goes to Turkey.
Most people probably think of sun, beach and cheap drinks when they think of Turkey. Alanya og Antalya are excellent examples of this with miles of sunbeds right down to the Mediterranean , delicious beach restaurants and azure blue water.
But Turkey is much more than that. Are you heading towards the city of millions and Istanbul, you fall into a fantastic mix of modern metropolis and ancient culture. In addition, Istanbul is also the only million city in the world, which is located on two continents; namely both in Europe og Asia.
If you go further east into the country, you hit Cappadocia.
The area offers beautiful mountains and a friendly people, but what Cappadocia are really known for are their hot air balloons. Hundreds of colorful balloons floating quietly above and between the mountain peaks, giving you the most magnificent view of the national park and the surreal landscapes.
It's reasonably hot in Turkey at that time of year, but if you can handle the heat, it's just a matter of getting away this summer.
Croatia: Beach holiday beyond the usual
Our fifth commandment is a little closer to home; namely beautiful Croatia.
Croatia is perfect for summer. The country offers crystal clear water, beautiful islands and Mediterranean food with lots of flavor. With a coastline of over 600 km and more 1000 islands there is ample opportunity to frolic in the sea, sail from island to island and taste all the good from the sea.
If you are looking for culture on your summer holiday, Croatia also has a lot to offer. If you go to Dubrovnik, probably one of Croatia's most famous cities, there is a sea of architectural wonders such as the Fortress of St. John, the Sponza Palace, the Rector's Palace, the Franciscan Monastery and the Dominican Monastery.
In addition, Croatia is also an excellent starting point to visit Balkans and some of the other countries of the former Yugoslavia and environs. Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary og Bosnia Herzegovina borders all of Croatia and is obvious to visit on the way back to Denmark.
Discover Austria, Spain, Ireland, Canada and Tanzania during your summer vacation
Of course, there are also many great opportunities for summer vacation in the rest of the world.
Austria is a country that many associate with ski holidays and snow, but it's actually also a great travel destination for summer. Visit the capital Vienna with all the cultural experiences the city has to offer or take on drive yourself vacation through the country - perhaps on the way to some of the more southern countries like France, Italy or Portugal.
Do you need less to bathe, but still have an interest in culture and nature, is Ireland a fantastic bid. Ireland offers some of the most beautiful landscapes imaginable. Yes, in fact, so beautiful and majestic that large parts of the series Game of Thrones was recorded here.
Should you had nature for all the money, then is Canada the ultimate travel destination for your summer trip. Huge natural landscapes, snow-capped mountains, breathtaking lakes and a rich wildlife make it an experience you will remember for a lifetime.
And if you belong to those who just love animal experiences, then is Tanzania the answer. With some of Africa's best national parks and that one world famous tropical island of Zanzibar er Tanzania the answer to your summer vacation plans if you are running around with a desire to see lions, elephants or hippos in its natural surroundings.
And are you more to the near, is Denmark after all also nice in the summer.
Good summer holiday - no matter where the holiday goes.
Here are the 10 best places for summer vacation 2023
- Costa Rica
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