Already thinking about where to go during our summer holidays next year. We want to go back to Asia, that's for sure. Our first plan was to visit South-Korea, but after reading some more it seems that July and August are not the best months to visit this country. I read the topquestions on where to go in SE Asia during what time of year, but that doesn't include all Asian countries we're interested in. A few times, I did come across the fact that Indonesia might be a good destination during those months.
The countries we're most interested in are Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, and South Korea. We've been to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam before, and we travelled there from January to March, so with high temperatures and high humidity in some places. We like to avoid that a little, and we also don't want to be washed away by storms, although we don't mind if it rains at rather predictable times.
We're looking to travel around part of the country for 2 to 2,5 weeks. We enjoy nature, short hikes, national parks, interesting cities and towns, learning about new cultures, just seeing a whole new world. We would also like to have some time for relaxation, at a beach or lake for example.
Would Indonesia indeed be best suited for us, considering our time of travel (July or August, or possibly September) and the things we like to do? Or are any of the other countries I mentioned also an option? Many of them are quite large, so I could imagine that maybe some areas might be better in the summer months than others.
Thanks for your advice!