Looking for some winter sun to escape the endless cold at home? We hear ya. It’s time to take on the world and hit up some scorchers.

Take a look at these 10 warm weather holiday destinations for all of your sunny travel inspo needs. Wait, did you pack your sunscreen? 😉

1. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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You’ve seen it on Instagram. You’ve seen it in the movies. Isn’t it time you saw Ha Long Bay for real?

Ha Long Bay is famous for its limestone islands, rainforests and turquoise water. Paddle, swim and party the day away in the sunshine and get pumped for a pretty sunset. Wait, are we in paradise?

2. Florida, USA

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When it’s called the Sunshine State, you know you’re on to a winner.

Famous for its theme parks, you can channel your inner kid and visit Walt Disney World and Universal Studios (don’t miss The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and it’s famous Diagon Alley) in sunny Florida.

But that’s not all, folks. Learn about the universe at the Kennedy Space Center, snoop the celeb houses in Miami and get involved in all things water sports in the Florida Keys. Aaaah, this is the life.

3. Yosemite National Park, USA

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Aaaah Yosemite, you beautiful thing. Get up close and personal with nature on one of the many hikes through this stunning national park.

They may look like something out of a movie, but trust us when we say the granite rocks and waterfalls here are real!

Don’t miss the famous Tunnel View lookout point while you’re here either for allll the fuzzy feels.

4. Cinque Terre, Italy

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Capture the colours of Cinque Terre from a cliffside viewpoint and rainbows will forever seem boring afterwards.

The colourful buildings of this gorgeous place are truly postcard-perfect. So, go on. Grab an Aperol Spritz, order some pizza and take it all in. If you never wanna leave, we won’t judge.

5. Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Do places like this really exist in Europe? Well, yeah actually, they do. You’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale in no time as you explore the mountain landscape of the Swiss Alps.

Plus, this place doesn’t come up short on activities. Skydiving, paragliding, hiking and taking the railway up the Jungfrau mountain are all here for you. Now, hop to it!

6. Egypt, Africa

Get immersed in Egypt’s wonders – they’re pretty much everywhere you turn.

Highlights? There’s lots of ‘em! Take a cruise down the Nile on a traditional felucca sailboat, gaze in awe at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, explore the famous pyramids and learn about the history of the Abu Simbel temples. They’re all here.

7. Morocco, Africa

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Morocco is an absolute treasure trove when it comes to things to do and see. Get amongst the locals and test your haggling skills at the bazaars, treat your tastebuds to yummy hummus and tabbouleh (and that’s just for starters) and journey through the desert for 50 shades of orange.

With July usually being the hottest month, you can expect temps to reach well above 30 degrees. Make sure you’re prepped with sunscreen and culturally-appropriate clothing. If you’re short on options, local markets will usually stock flowing tops, dresses and pants perfect for your trip.

8. Fraser Island, Australia

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When you’re headed to Australia’s East Coast, you’ve gotta stop by and check out Fraser Island. Believe it or not, this place is the largest sand island in the world.

So, grab your mates, hop in a 4×4 and go explore! Don’t miss the Maheno Shipwreck, the super-clear water of Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and the endless coastline of this epic island.

9. Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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140+ islands won’t explore themselves now will they? 😉

Island hop your way around the Bay of Islands and expect dolphins, emerald water, subtropical ecosystems and unspoilt beaches. Quick! Get the sunnies!

10. Bali, Indonesia

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There’s more to Bali than just coconuts, tanning and Indonesian food but hey, that’s sure a good place to start!

Cool off in the waters at Gili Trawangan and spot cute sea creatures as you snorkel or scuba dive. Get up close with the cheeky rascals at the Ubud Monkey Forest. Channel your inner yogi in Ubud. If you hadn’t already guessed, it’s pretty hard to get bored in Bali.

Ready to make 2019 count? Travel the world with Topdeck and tick off some of these epic warm weather holiday destinations. Isn’t it about time you soaked up the sun? 😎

Marianne Lampon
Originally from Cambridge, Marianne has officially caught the travel bug. A lover of movies and fitness, Marianne will always stop to pet dogs when she’s out exploring and will steal your food when you’re not looking.