Summer Vacation Destinations for Cold Weather–Lovers

Not everyone enjoys a typical summer vacation at the beach. If you’re someone who prefers cooler temperatures and cozy winter vibes, don’t worry. There are many amazing, luxurious summer vacation destinations for cold weather–lovers! Just don’t forget to update your packing list for cooler temperatures.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt has long been a luxury destination for people wanting to get away from the noise of the city. Spend some time at a private Swiss chalet and enjoy top-tier amenities and glorious mountain views. Stop off in Zurich on your way to visit the world’s milk chocolate capital.

The Dolomites, Italy

Visiting northern Italy is the perfect way to experience amazing natural landscapes and decadent dining. The Dolomites feature both relaxing and active vacation options—either of which will pair well with Prosecco. The mountains also make a perfect day trip if you’re staying in Venice.

Copenhagen, Denmark

What could be cozier than a trip to the country that invented hygge? If you’re looking for Michelin-starred restaurants and colorful Scandinavian decor, Copenhagen is the place for you.

Patagonia, Chile

If you prefer a more active vacation, Chile’s side of the Andes makes a fantastic summer vacation destination for cold weather–lovers. Spend your days skiing and your nights curled up beside a fire at one of Chile’s mountain resorts.

Nagano, Japan

The Japanese know how to relax—they’ve been building bathhouses and inns around their country’s natural hot springs for hundreds of years. Visit a traditional onsen, or stay at a resort for the full zen experience. If you’re lucky, you might see a monkey soaking in a hot spring.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland is home to a number of incredible natural wonders, including the Skógafoss waterfall, the Strokkur geyser, and the Blue Lagoon. It’s also home to amazing vacation villas in every possible style, from rustic traditional to modern eclectic.

Denali National Park, Alaska

If you love wildlife, there’s no better place to visit than Alaska. Summer is the season when animals are their most active, especially all the young ones born in the spring. Expect to see bears, wolves, moose, sheep, and many others.

Heading to a destination with cooler temperatures is a great way to ensure privacy and relax away from the noise of crowds and tourists. We hope this list gives you inspiration for your next summer getaway.