The 10 Best Destinations Around the World to Travel This Summer

 
 

The 10 Best Destinations Around the World to Travel This Summer

 

Summer is just around the corner, and it's not too late to book an epic trip with family and friends. Here are our top ten favorite ways to take advantage of warmer temperatures from Colorado to Iceland and beyond.

 
 
 
 

The temperatures are already rising in Santa Fe, and although we’ll still brace against the occasional spring snowstorm, our favorite season of the year will be here before we know it. Whether your idea of perfect summer travel is roasting s’mores around a bonfire with your family or exploring a European coastline by kayak with friends, we cover the bases from Colorado to Croatia. Here are our top ten trip ideas straight from our team to you. 

Not sure what would be the right fit for your timeframe and budget? Call us to chat with a real person, right away. We would be absolutely thrilled to help you pick the perfect destination for this summer and beyond. 

 
 

Remember that as always, nearly all of our trips are completely customizable to your wildest dreams.

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MOUNTAIN BIKE OVER 100 MILES OF SCOTLAND'S BEST TRAILS

SCOTLAND: INVERNESS | AVIEMORE | CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK

 

$1,748 | 8 DAYS

 

 
 

No matter how much you love your local trails, there's just something special about jumping across the pond to experience what others call home. This eight-day trip does just that. You'll be based out of a cozy guest house in the Scottish Highlands, a small village tucked inside of Cairngorm National Park. From there you and your group will ride spectacular and new singletrack every day. Expert guides know this area like the back of their hands, and have no problem blowing up the spot to share it with you. You'll climb through ancient forests, summit rocky mountain peaks, descend flowy singletrack, and wash it all down with local whiskey before doing it over again the next day.

 
 
 
 

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THE NEW TAYLOR RIVER LODGE IS OUR CHOICE FOR ADVENTURE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO

COLORADO: GUNNISON | ALMONT | CRESTED BUTTE

 

$6,020 | 8 DAYS

 
 

Fly-fish, hike, and mountain bike your way through Colorado's magnificent Elk Mountains in the remote and wild Taylor River Canyon and town of Crested Butte. This eight-day trip features a hidden corner of Colorado where elk bugle, fly-fisherman dot the riverbed, and bright green aspens gather in groves between thick pine trees. Just up the road is Crested Butte, but here in the Taylor River Canyon, cell service is spotty and the wild west is right out the front door.

 
 
 
 

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CROATIA IS EUROPE'S BEST KEPT SECRET, AND HERE'S WHY

CROATIA: SPLIT | KRKA NATIONAL PARK | HVAR | DUBROVNIK

 

$4,685 | 11 DAYS

 
 

Seeing Croatia for the first time is a life-changing experience. And to visit with the entire family, well that is the ticket! This 11-day adventure based on the green-blue waters of the Mediterranean is the ultimate way to get your feet wet in a brand new ocean. No matter who you travel with, we think you'll see why Croatia is a region so divine that it has been named one of the best travel destinations in the world.  

 
 
 
 

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THIS IS AFRICA FROM THE NGORONGORO CRATER TO THE BEACHES OF ZANZIBAR

TANZANIA: ARUSHA | NGORONGORO CRATER | SERENGETI | ZANZIBAR

 

$8,245 | 11 DAYS

 
 

Don't leave anything off your bucket list when you visit East Africa. This 12-day trip helps you check everything off your list with extra flair in true Outside GO style. You'll see the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti—both spots renowned around the world as veritable must-see wonders where wildlife thrives. Then we take you to Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania, where you’ll spend four days playing in the aquamarine waters and trekking through the jungle. 

 
 
 
 

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HELP SAVE AFRICA'S BIG GAME ON THIS ULTIMATE CONSERVATION SAFARI

SOUTH AFRICA: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK | CAPE TOWN

 

$8,995 | 11 DAYS

 
 

South Africa is one of the most popular countries in all of Africa, and it's easy to see why. This place has it all, from unbeatable safari experiences to sensations and exclusive outposts. Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest wildlife preserves, feels like home to our team and features many of our favorite outposts. Cape Town, the epicenter for tourists and history buffs alike, is an ideal base camp for wine tasting in Stellenbosch, meeting the local penguins on Boulders Beach, climbing the imposing and beautiful Lion's Head Mountain, and so much more.

 
 
 
 

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EXPLORE THE SAND DUNES OF NAMIBIA'S STORIED SKELETON COAST

NAMIBIA: KULALA RESERVE | SKELETON COAST NATIONAL PARK | HARTMANN VALLEY

 

$9,450 | 10 DAYS

 
 

This breathtaking air safari takes you on a sweeping tour of the natural wonders and diverse wildlife to be found in arid Southwestern Africa. Your odyssey begins on the wing, giving you an eye-opening vantage of Namibia’s colossal, undulating dunes. From here you head north, past abandoned diamond mines, along the legendary burning shore of the treacherous Skeleton Coast, once known for the endless bones left behind by whalers. Now, its sands are littered with the remains of more than a thousand shipwrecks. Here, the Atlantic here is also home to seal colonies and flamingos, among other wildlife. Next, it’s on to rugged Damaraland, with its desert-adapted elephants and black rhinos, before traveling to the shimmering salt pans of Etosha, abounding with a surprising array of African fauna. 

 
 
 
 

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EMBRACE YOUR INNER COWBOY AT RANCH AT ROCK CREEK IN MONTANA

MONTANA, UNITED STATES

 
 
 

Where do you go when you crave western adventure without leaving the country? The Ranch at Rock Creek, a spectacular ranch on 6,000 acres of pristine meadows and mountains in southwestern Montana. A five-star luxury ranch set on 6,600 acres of majestic Montana wilderness, Ranch at Rock Creek offers one-of-a-kind lodging, remarkable outdoor adventures, and sumptuous cuisine for the entire family.

 
 
 
 

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ICELAND IS MORE THAN JUST AN EPIC WINTER DESTINATION, AND HERE'S WHY

NORTHERN ICELAND

 

$6,750 | 6 DAYS

 
 

Get away from the tourists on this six-day adventure on Iceland's Northern Coast at the newly opened Deplar Farm. Don't be fooled, Iceland is a must-see destination even after the aurora borealis fades away. When spring rolls around in this far-north destination, the changing of the seasons brings a whole new opportunity to discover this incredible Nordic island. Didn't know it was possible to have a five-star adventure in Iceland? Let us explain.

 
 
 
 

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EXPLORE THE EQUATOR FROM THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS TO THE ANDES MOUNTAINS

ECUADOR: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS | IMBABURA

 

$5,710 | 9 DAYS

 
 

It's literally impossible to exaggerate the exquisite nature of the Galapagos Islands. In this magnificent marine environment, awe-inspiring adventures and wildlife are waiting to be found around every bend. This trip takes you to what is in our opinion one of the best base camps in the Galapagos, the tented Galapagos Safari Camp, and on to the Ecuadorean Andes to Hacienda Zuleta. Packed with action, it is one of our best family trips of all time.

 
 
 
 

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GETTING DOWN TO MONKEY BUSINESS IN UGANDA

UGANDA: KAMPALA QUEEN ELIZABETH NP | BWINDI NATIONAL FOREST

 

$5,675 | 8 DAYS

 
 

Uganda is a land of contrasts. You can drive from mist-shrouded volcanic mountains to an immense freshwater lake, past undulating hills of tea plantations that give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife. You'll spend eight days tracking these majestic creatures through their homeland, stopping along the way at some of the country's best outposts to take it all in. Snow-capped peaks, tropical, sandy, freshwater beaches, and smiling faces everywhere. It’s all here on this safari—a true feast for the senses

 
 
 
 
 
 

Outside GO is an adventure travel company with decades of experience. We'd love to help you plan your next trip. Rest assured it will be authentic, stylish, and built around your wildest dreams.

 
 
 
 

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Summer Inspiration 2017

 

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