Wilting under the heat? Swap the sizzling city for cool mountain retreat, ideally one with crisp breezes, misty mornings and restful views. With temperatures soaring all over Asia, now’s the time to grab that jacket and head for the hills. Cool off and chill out with a refreshing weekend or spontaneous getaway in any of these 10 accessible Asian destinations, handpicked by HotelQuickly.

Tagaytay, the Philippines

Best for: Boutique BnBs, organic dining, volcanic adventures

Only a 90-minute drive from Manila, Tagaytay’s cool evenings will have you curling up with your special someone. Have breakfast with a view of Taal Lake, spend the day sailing, or enjoying organic salads and massages at Sonya’s Garden.

Take your time in Tagaytay

Take your time in Tagaytay (source)

Best for: Boutique BnBs, organic dining, volcanic adventures

Only a 90-minute drive from Manila, Tagaytay’s cool evenings will have you curling up with your special someone. Have breakfast with a view of Taal Lake, spend the day sailing, or enjoying organic salads and massages at Sonya’s Garden.

Malang, Indonesia

Best for: Colonial influence, pearly beaches, volcanoes

This old Dutch colonial outpost is an ideal base for visiting Mt. Bromo. Unspoiled beaches, scenic waterfalls and safari parks are all less than an hour away. Pick a wellness resort in the hills nearby and score some deep, luxurious massages in between treks.

Bandung, Indonesia

Best for: Shopping sprees, leafy restaurants, art deco architecture

Bandung is not all bustle. In the surrounding hills you’ll find trendy restaurants cloaked in greenery, eco-resorts made entirely from bamboo and Instagram-worthy tea plantations.

Hakone, Japan

Best for: A chance of pace, lake scenery, hot springs

Super accessible from Tokyo, Hakone is chock-full of wonderful local inns, open-air art museums, and of course, Japan’s much-loved onsens (hot springs.) Spend an afternoon around Ashino-ko Lake, eating mochi and sipping amazake with a front-row view of Mt. Fuji.

Heavenly moments in Hakone

Heavenly moments in Hakone (source)

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Best for: Lazy picnics, fireplace chats, nature walks

Tea and scones! Strawberries and chocolate! Cameron Highlands is heaven in the clouds for overheated city slickers. Come nighttime, take your pick from quaint little towns and English colonial-style chalets.

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Best for: Cozy cabins, temple trekking, Thai massage

There’s nothing like waking up to birdsong on your own private porch overlooking the hills of Northern Thailand. In the mountains around Chiang Rai town are lovely resorts where you can retreat to your private cabin, try Khan Toke dinners, and escape the heat below.

Chill out in Chiang Rai

Chill out in Chiang Rai (source)

Baguio, the Philippines

Best for: Log cabins, parks, artsy cafes and museums

Baguio’s blue skies and pine-studded slopes are enough to wash away all your big-city stress. The cool mountain air encourages horseback rides, picnics in the park and evening bonfires.

Dalat, Vietnam

Best for: Long evening strolls, hilltop cafes, cable car rides

A short flight from Hanoi or HCMC lands you in delightful Dalat, where colonial influence is still strong in the old coffee houses, train stations and heritage hotels. Tee up for a round of golf, pull up a seat in mountain café, or climb into a cable car for a view of the valley.

Do more of less in Dalat

Do more of less in Dalat

Kanazawa, Japan

Best for: Charming old districts, pretty gardens, seafood

Only two and half hours by train from Tokyo, Kanazawa is most famous for Kenroku-en Gardens, which are among the most beautiful in the whole country. Outside the narrow streets of its ancient samurai, geisha and tea districts, Kanazawa is a vibrant town with top-notch seafood and shopping.

Sapa, Vietnam

Best for: Rice terrace trekking, textiles, photo opps

This highly walkable hillstation has all the elements needed for a restorative break. You may do a few treks, get to meet the colorful Hmong people, or simply kick back 5000 feet above sea level, soaking up the breathtaking views.

See more of Sapa

See more of Sapa (source)

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