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Top 5 Destinations for Summer Travel

Picture mind-blowing vacations to Italy, Alaska, Paris, Iceland and the Galapagos Islands.

Winter got you feeling cabin fever? Let your mind wander to somewhere warm and start mapping out your summer travel plans instead. There’s a whole world out there, and we’re here to help you see it. Check out our 5 recommendations for the best places to spend summer 2022.

Yes, you should pack your sunscreen—even for Alaska. And yes, you should pack your sense of adventure. So grab a cup of cocoa and let’s start dreaming about warmer days ahead.

TrovaTrip Traveler eating gelato in Italy.

Italy: Eat and explore. Then eat and explore some more.

The cuisine. The wine. The mind-blowing architecture. Not to mention the legendary sidewalk cafes. There’s so much to love about Italy.  

Here’s what to do on your Italian getaway:

  •  Go on a Rome cycle tour
  •  Visit the Colosseum 
  •  Stop by the famous Trevi Fountain 
  •  Walk the Spanish Steps
  •  Attend a local pasta-making class
  •  Tour Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel
  •  Take a train from Rome to Florence
  •  Go on a Florence walking tour 
  •  Tour a Tuscan farm
  •  Take a train from Florence to Rome

Sounds like a dream, right? Our Italian itinerary is jam-packed with experiences, but also includes plenty of time to catch your breath and enjoy what the Italians call “La Dolce Vita,” or the sweet life. Ahh—we can smell the pasta already.

TrovaTrip group in Alaska with Ally Coucke.

Alaska: Camp in Denali and have your breath taken away.

Certain adventures qualify as once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Exploring Alaska is one of those experiences. Imagine yourself hiking a glacier, whitewater rafting in Denali and watching regal wildlife in their natural habitat.

 Things you can’t miss:

  • Whitewater rafting in the Nenana River
  • Go on a sightseeing tour in Denali
  • Trek Harding Icefield Trail
  • Take a wildlife and glacier cruise

Join us on this Alaskan getaway and you don’t have to imagine. 

TrovaTrip group in Iceland with Bonnie and Matt.

Iceland: Journey through the Land of Fire and Ice. 

People can’t stop talking about Iceland, and for good reason. It has dramatic landscapes, roaring volcanoes and miles of untouched natural beauty. It’s time to see for yourself why Iceland is one of the world’s best-kept secrets. While you’re at it, explore an ice cave, marvel at stunning waterfalls and eat like a Viking.

A trip to Iceland is one you’ll remember forever. Here’s your Iceland itinerary:

  •  Tour Thingvellir National Park
  •  View the Great Geysir 
  •  Visit Selfoss Waterfall 
  •  Soak in the Secret Lagoon
  •  Walk to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall 
  •  Visit Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach 
  •  Walk to Skogafoss Waterfall
  •  Boat ride to Jokulsarlon Iceberg 
  •  Hike Breidamerkurjokull Glacier 
  •  Hike Svartifoss Waterfall 
  •  Visit Fjadrargliujufur Canyon 
  •  Hike Hveradalir   

TrovaTrip street in France.

France: Bright lights, stunning city. 

Everything you’ve heard about Paris is true. Yes, it’s beautiful. Yes, it will make you want to fall in love. The food will make your mouth water. And the architecture and sights will fill up your senses. It’s at once magical and surreal, and you can take it all in on our guided tours and excursions. Including a trip to the fabulous Versailles.

Here’s what you can do in the City of Light and beyond:

  •  Take a Paris walking tour
  •  Go on a Le Marais walk
  •  Take a Parisian market tour
  •  Browse Montmartre and its street art 
  •  Visit the Salvador Dali Art Gallery 
  •  Go to Sacré-Cœur 
  •  Take a full-day champagne tour 
  •  Visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims 
  •  Go to the Palace of Tau 
  •  Tour and taste the Champagne Pommery
  •  Take a tour of Versailles  
  •  Visit the Palace and Gardens of Versailles entrance 
  • Join a dinner party at an artist's studio

Want to do it all without the hassle of planning yourself? Check out our France itinerary for an experience that really delivers. 

TrovaTrip turtle in the Galapagos.

Galapagos: Visit a timeless place.

There’s a reason the Galapagos is on everyone’s bucket list. From the amazing natural scenery to wild animals like sea lions, giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies, these islands have it all. Heck, it’s the place that inspired Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. And for good reason.  

Here’s your Galapagos can’t-miss list:

  • Tour of Quito City 
  • Visit a local market and take a cooking class
  • Go to the Inti Ñan museum
  • Visit giant tortoises in the national park
  • Trapiche Experience
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station 
  • Explore the islands via hiking and snorkeling
  • Tour Tintoreras 
  • Hike the Sierra Negra volcano 
  • Visit Flamingo Lagoon 
  • Tour a tortoise breeding center 


Summertime is travel time. 

There’s something about summer that gets us excited about travel. From snorkeling at the beach to meandering through mountain trails, there are endless ways to make the most of the warmer months.

So there you have it. Lots of amazing places you can go. You only have so many vacation days, so better make them count. Whatever you decide, one thing’s for sure–you won’t go wrong with any of these amazing trips.