Parts of Europe are currently experiencing a sweltering heat wave with temperatures at uncomfortably high levels in many areas. Whilst some may find this enjoyable, for those who aren’t a fan of the hot sticky climate why not try one of our top 5 city destinations to cool off this August?
All of the Scandinavian destinations offer cooler temperatures, and Denmark is no exception with temperatures throughout August never exceeding 22°C. Copenhagen is also a beautiful destination, with a perfect blend of old and new architecture. From the immensely popular Tivoli Gardens theme park to the numerous palaces found in the Danish capital, you are sure to fall in love with this city.
If you enjoy English weather but want a change in scenery, then a visit to Dublin is the perfect destination. For us Brits, Ireland is a great country to visit due to its ease of access and familiarity. It’s also remarkably cheap, with plenty of free activities including parks, gardens and festivals. The must-do attractions include the Guinness Storehouse and Trinity college, as well as a visit to the Gaelic countryside for those looking for a more relaxed trip.
Iceland is best visited in the summer when the temperature sits around a cool 10°C and its beauty can be appreciated without the temperature becoming too cold. Iceland is the perfect destination for natural scenery lovers; the landscape is truly staggering with its mountain ranges, lava fields, glaciers and more. Iceland is also well known for its incredible natural springs that are sure to keep you warm in the cool temperatures.
Estonia’s Temperature is pleasant at around 20°C, and Tallinn is a perfect choice of city for those looking to avoid the European heat. Unlike many capitals, Tallinn is surprisingly small and can be easily explored on foot. The town is beautiful, with the old town closely resembling a medieval city from a fairy tale. There are numerous churches and castles to see, with St. Olaf’s church believed to once be the tallest building in the world in the 1400s.
Russia, St Petersburg
While Russia is often perceived as being very cold, some areas such as St Petersburg are a warm 20°C throughout the summer. St Petersburg is our pick for the many places to visit in Russia due to it’s huge cultural scene. The city is full of spectacular Palaces and gardens, as well as a number of canals and bridges similar to those found in Amsterdam and Venice. Be sure to see the ‘Church of the Saviour on Blood’, one of the most impressively decorated and unique churches in the world.