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Escape the Heat of August in These 5 Destinations

August is fast approaching and needless to remind you that temperatures are about to reach unprecedented highs. With this in mind, a getaway that gives you the chance to escape the heat and unwind is well deserved.

Whether you’re travelling alone, with friends or with your family, many destinations have their special place on the list and to make the task of choosing your favorite easier, we’ve gathered a list of 5 places that you will really enjoy! 

Reykjavík, Iceland
This lively and growing city, where the maximum temperature reaches 13 degrees Celcius, welcomes you in a memorable and fun-filled trip. From day tours to whale watching, museum and art gallery visits, indulging in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa as well as witnessing the northern lights, you will have so much to do!
Marseille, France
As a destination where the temperature doesn’t exceed 29 degrees Celsius, this southern French city is filled with charm and touristic sites – think the Old Port, Fort Saint-Jean, Palais Longchamp, the MuCEM, the Stade Vélodrome and many more.
Kerala, India
In August, this state welcomes you to a weather of 27 degrees Celsius and to its natural gems. Besides watching snake boat racing, indulging in Ayurvedic treatments and paragliding in Vagamon, you can visit Eravikulam National Park to enjoy nature, Fort Kochi to explore Dutch, Portuguese and British colonial architecture and feast your eyes on the beauty of Anthirappilly Falls. 
 
Hoi An, Vietnam
With temperatures ranging from 25 to 34 degrees Celsius, this ancient town will charm you with its architecture. In addition, it offers you so many great places to visit, from the Quan Cong Temple to the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Museum of Trade Ceramics and An Bang beach.
 
Ghent, Belgium
This port city, in which the temperature reaches a maximum high of 23 degrees Celsius, will amaze you with its canals embraced by flowers that welcome you on boat rides in August. This hidden gem is also known for its medieval architecture such as the Gravensteen castle that dates back to the 12th century.
 
Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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