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    Where to Holiday in July


    Where are the best July holiday destinations for sunshine? July is a good month for European destinations as well as Safari holidays. July is hurricane season in Asia, but we'll recommend great places to go in Asia during this time; and of course southern Asia most famously India is known for monsoon season in July. The West coast of the USA as well as North East coast is a good bet for July avoiding hurricane season on the South East coast. If you are thinking of a new destination or safe places to take the family on holiday take a look at our bright ideas to help you decide. So Where is it hot in July? Or if you want to go on a cruise in July head straight to the bottom of the page for the best cruise destinations for a cruise in July.


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    One of the worlds top holiday destinations in July is Greece. Greece in July is for people that like it hot hot hot! You'll be soaking up the sun in 34°c / 93°fWhy is Greece one of the best places to go in July?  It may be too hot for some but to enjoy the swimming in it's sparkling waters, this month is one of the very best months to dip the crystal clear warm sea. The atmosphere across the Greek islands is a buzzing party atmosphere, the days stay light until 9pm with over 14.5 hours of sun. Greece Reviews >


    July in Wales and the temperatures are at their peak across the year, so a great time to visit this fascinating country, one quarter of the UK and a few hours drive from London. Of course Wales is famed for it's mountains and green countryside and so you are bound to come across a shower or two, but in the main it will average around 22°c / 71°f  and can get up to the high 20's 29°c / 30°c on some days in July. The Brecon Beacons attract hikers and downhill mountain bikers come from all over the world to enjoy the Welsh peaks right up to North Wales where it's highest peak Mount Snowdon and Snowdonia National Park  gets over 4 million visitors a year, about the same as the population of Wales itself. Cardiffs capital mixes modern with Medieval on the south coast, and the coastline stretches across to the Gower peninsula renowned for its long sandy beaches. Pretty villages and beaches line the west coast and the north coast boasts it's old seaside town Rhyl and the island of Anglesey famed for its Royal connections. UK destinations >  Wales Reviews >



    The largest of the stunning Balearic islands off Spain, Majorca is dazzling with heat in July, and this is one of the top reasons people love to visit this friendly Spanish Isle. It's going to be close to 30°c / 86°f and higher. With so much to offer it's hard to find something not to like about Majorca you can go cheap and cheerful, family friendly, all out party, serene and exlusive in a private villa or a bit of everything! We recommend the North and East Coasts for families, but pretty much everywhere has something to offer the little ones. Majorca Holiday Reviews >


    The coastal resorts of Turkey are buzzing in July, and temperatures soar up into the 30's averaging about 32°c / 90°f and virtually no rain. So enjoy the stunning beaches and the opportunity to cool off in the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea's. It's all about the beaches in July and some of the most popular Turkish holiday destinations are Antalya, Izmir, Bodrum and Dalaman. With so much coastline there's plenty of locations to choose your party towns and your laid back resorts. You'll find everything from 2 star self catering which is fine if you are just hitting the beach, plenty of super markets everywhere to super luxury as well as several up and coming eco resorts like Havasu Village and Yoga resorts. And if you are looking for something a little different and less Touristy visit the stunning beaches on Turkeys Black Sea, July is probably one of the best months to visit as it has a much shorter summer season and July is smack in the middle of it. And you'll be missing out if you don't sample a Turkish lamb kebab, probably the best in the world! Don't forget this year you'll need a visa to enter Turkey, it's very simple so don't let that put you off see Turkey Visa for more info. Turkey Reviews > European Destinations >

    Canary Islands

    With the weather across the Canary Islands pretty similar for each Island, the hardest decision you'll have about going to the Canaries in July is which island? Floating off the North-West coast of Africa they have a sub-tropical climate keeping a fairly steady and warm temperature across the year, but in July and August the temperatures leap and averages 27°c / 81°f in July. With a mixture of yellow beaches and black volcanic beaches the Canaries offer a completely different terrain to most European holiday destinations. Take a look at our recommended Best Island in the Canaries for more information on these pretty Isles or see our Canaries Reviews >

    It's the new 'in' thing to do... take a cruise! No longer for the retired folk, going on a cruise has reached new levels of luxury, dining and entertainment and is a truly stunning way to see the very best that the Canary Islands have to offer. You'll get a taster of each island and in between you'll be enjoying yourself out at sea with some of the best views of the islands themselves.


    Spain - Costa del Sol

    The Costa del Sol in July is sizzling! So if you like it hot this is one European destination that you can count on in July. On the south coast of spain the Costa del Sol stretches to the west from Nerja to Sotogrande, with the beach cities of Malaga, Marbella and the glamorous town of Puerto Banus among the popular choices.  It's typically at least 30°c / 86°f along this stunning coast.  The list of things to do in Malaga is endless, galleries, museums, churches, castles, the Cathedral and restaurant choices from rustic tapas to Michelin starred. Lively clubs and bars on top of wide sandy beaches make this a perfect Spanish holiday destination. Further down the coast up-market Marbella has the glitz and glamour of a stunning marina with swanky bars and a party atmosphere, it's famous Nikki Beach draws the biggest crowds. European Destinations >


    Poland - Baltic Coast

    Poland in July probably isn't the first place you think about visiting! But if you are looking for beaches somewhere different in July you will be astonished at the magnificent sandy beaches here where the temperatures are in the mid twenties, averaging around 23°c / 73°f. Most of the visitors are local so it's definitely off the tourist route, but travellers go out our their way to see the famous sand dunes of the Slowinski National Park and unpoliled nature. Visit the pretty fishing town of Lebe and the busy city of Gdansk for medieval architecture, historic landmarks and modern hotels and buzzing bars. European Destinations >


    If you are looking for a good place to go in July and need some fresh ideas then Portugal really comes into it's own in July.  It's popular throughout the year anyway, but in July it's peaking in it's summer temperatures of around 31°c / 88°f. And with these Caribbean temperatures and virtually no rain to speak of, it's beaches buzz and the late light nights turn it's cafe culture into a top place to enjoy night life. Endless beaches, pretty cities and great prices for eating out this is a truly great holiday destination. Portugal Reviews >


    By July in Austria it's getting very hot, and averaging 26°c / 79°f it's often closer to 30°c / 86°fso Austria is not just great for skiing! With a mountain landscape of snow capped peaks and sparkling blue lakes, Austria in the summer is straight out of a postcard. Walking, relaxing and bathing in the mountain lakes in July is a great way to unwind from city life and smell the gorgeous alpine flowers. Even it's capital city Vienna has it's lakes to cool off in, take a boat ride from the baroque Old Town down the Danube into the Donau-Auen National Park, or join the many visitors to Vienna's very own island - the Danube Island, with several long beaches to relax on. Of course pretty Vienna has more than it's fair share of things to do, but Salzburg and Innsbruck also have plenty to offer tourists. Try out their famous Scnapps, they even have a museum for it! European Destinations >


    Italy oh beautiful Italy, the sizzling July sunshine only makes it better - particularly at the lakes.  There are a couple of things to keep in mind such as the holiday prices are higher in this peak month and the cities are very crowded, but if you like it lively then the hot summer nights are perfect for people watching in the outdoor restaurants and cafes surrounded by stunning architecture. Rimini is one of the top beach holidays in Italy, but there are plenty of coves and beaches to choose from. Venice will always be a hot spot with it's maze of glimmering canals, and head up into the pretty hills of Le Marche the wine region and enjoy the aromas of the flowers and fields of this astonishingly beautiful area. Italy Reviews >



    It's silly hot in Cyprus in July, so it's not a bad choice if you are looking for serious summer sunshine. Up to  33°c / 91°f, there's barely any rain which means at one of it's dryest points of the year the land is very stark and not very green. But the sea is vibrant, the beaches are buzzing and everything is in full swing. Cyprus Reviews >

    Best Mediterranean Cruises in July?

    Thinking of taking a Mediterranean cruise in July? You can cruise the mediterranean any time of year, look out for hot cruise destinations in the western med such as the Canaries and Madeira cruise routes in July, and the Eastern Mediterranean is now sizzling hot in July for an exciting cruise this month.


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    All Year round?

    Go for a river cruise! There's always somewhere in the world with a River Cruise offering sunshine and adventure, from the mystical Far East, to the jungles of the Amazon, wine tasting on the Rhine, or the magical Pyramids of Luxor. If you want to get away in July search our recommended River Cruises.





    The island of Aruba is probably one of the best places to go in the Caribbean in July. Why? This stunning island sits outside of the Hurricane belt hooray!  With the hurricane season in the Caribbean typically between June and November, you can avoid it in Aruba. Not that hurricane season means there is a hurricane every week, it simply means it has more rain and is subject to more storms and sometimes a hurricane. To be on the safe side if it's a honeymoon or special occasion then this is a very good choice for a holiday in July. White sands greet you here and some splendid top-notch resorts. It will often be over 32°c / 90°f in July with a little humidity as with all of the Caribbean. Aruba is close to the Equator off the coastline of South America surrounded by those well known turquoise warm waters...paradise.

    Dominican Republic

    If you've been looking for a holiday in the Domincan Republic in July and have just realised that it's hurricane season here, don't be too put off. You'll get some of the very best prices for your flight and hotel in July and it's fairly unlikely that you will have to deal with a hurricane. In the unlucky event that a hurricane does occur in July, you'll find that the weatherman knows about it well in advance and if you book with a reputable company they will be able to advise you on what to do and are usually more than happy to change your holiday dates at no cost due to a hurricane. So if your dates aren't set in stone and in the worse case your holiday is moved back a week or two, you shouldnt worry about booking a Dom Rep holiday in July. Temperatures are at their peak in July and can reach 33°c / 92°f here, so be prepared for it to be rather sweltering! Dom Rep Reviews >


    As with any Caribbean holiday destination in July, Mexico in July is in the middle of the hurricane season which lasts from June to November. The biggest risk of a hurricane is in August and October, so although there is still a risk in July it's a low risk. You'll know before you go if a hurricane is on it's way, but if you happen to be 10 days into a 2 week holiday with a hurricane on it's way then your holiday may be cut short. If you book with a decent company - always ask what their hurricane policy is - they could fly you home early, so if this is a really special occasion like a honeymoon you'll maybe think twice about a Mexcan Holiday in July. For the rest of us it could be worth the risk for 30°c / 86°f of sunshine and the odd shower, and many thousands of holidaymakers think so too taking their holiday in Mexico in July and benefitting from some top holiday deals and making big savings which can pay off most of the time. Mexico Reviews > Caribbean Destinations >


    Phew, Barbados doesn't tend to get hit by hurricanes very often, even though it is still considered within the hurricane belt many talk of Barbados as outside the hurricane belt due to its location and the infrequency of hurricanes passing over it. So although there's still the fact that it's the 'wet season' and you'll get a few warm tropical downpours, it's not a bad choice of island to visit in the Caribbean in July! It's probably going to be very hot near 31°c / 88°f. Just remember to buy travel insurance that covers the slim chance that a hurricane will hit when you are there. Barbados Reviews >

    St Lucia

    Although St Lucia is a small island it happens to have rather a lot to offer.  It's famous for it's twin volcanic peaks as a thrilling back drop for this leafy green island, a haven for beautiful tropical wildlife due to the volcanic mineral rich land. St Lucia is truy breathtaking and if you are wondering what it's like in July it's probably the hottest time of year to go at 31°c / 88°f, but remember at the hottest time of the year it's both hurricane and wet season. Fear not, wet season means tropical daily downpours and a few thunderstorms, lasting a short amount of time followed by clear skies often in the afternoon or night, both times you should be sleeping or maybe in the bar! Hurricanes are fairly rare in July with the majority being recorded in August and September, and with good weather warnings nowadays you'll know before you set off if one is likely to occur. Booking with a reputable agent with a good hurricane policy means that if the worse happens you could be refunded, dates moved or flown home. The low risk certainly shouldn't put you off visiting if you've been looking for a July holiday in the Caribbean. St Lucia Reviews>


    Cuba is at it's peak heat in July around 32°c / 90°f and has been much higher from time to time. With this kind of heat tropical storms can develop in Cuba with the highest occurence being in October and November. So do't be completely put off by this season in Cuba as it's very likely that you'll have great weather and the odd thunderstorm which certainly won't ruin your holiday. Due to the fact that it's outside of peak tourist season this is an excellent destination to enjoy the Caribbean and a fraction of the usual cost!  If you are flexible should a hurricane develop, then your travel company (if you buy your holiday as a package covered by their hurricane policy) may move your holiday back a week or two, or fly you back home early if one is on the way.  So ideal for those that don't have set dates or those looking for last minute holiday where the weather can be generally predicted over the next few weeks. The next month we would recommend after July would be December. Cuba Reviews >


    Tobago is outside the hurricane belt! This is one island in the Caribbean that you can book in confidence! With very few islands being outside the hurricane belt it's great that you have Tobago as an option, as this small and pretty island has just as much to offer as the typical Caribbean heavyweights. You'll find more than enough beaches, from busy touristy beaches to picturesque deserted beaches. It certainly has its own Tobagan character and in July hosts it's famous Festival in the last week of July every year The Tobago Heritage Festival which means lots of delicious food and music, good old story telling and even crab races! Hotels lower their prices in July as it's the wet season which means the island gets a few inches of rain across the entire month - not much to worry about! It will be around 32°c / 90°f Tobago reviews >


    A Caribbean Cruise in July?

    If you are looking for the best places to go in July and you think the Caribbean is the place to go, why not go for a cruise this time? This way you'll get the options to visit plenty of Caribbean islands on your permanently floating hotel not to mention that July means cheap deals for this destination! We've got some great recommendations for a July cruise.

    Check out the National Hurricane Center website for Hurricane updates.


    North Africa 



    How hot does it get in Morocco in July? Well don't forget this is north Africa so it can get up to a steaming 36°c / 97°f. But it is cooler around the coast with temperatures around the 30°c mark. 

    Cape Verde

    It's a wonderful warm place to go in July and warm all year round due to it's location. Also a fantastic alternative to Egypt if you are looking for a change from the North African coast. Likely to be 28°c / 83°f with blue skies and wide sandy beaches it's a new favourite destination on the travel scene. It's still being developed so is relatively quiet but you'll still find all the amenities you need, and why not go before it's landscape is changed forever as more hotels develop and the tourist numbers increase. You'll find a nice range of new and modern hotels mixed with a few older ones, most with bars and evening entertainment. This is the new 'in' place destination for year round holidays.



    Indian Ocean



    Stunning atolls make up the Maldives unique and peaceful little desert islands, surrounded by calm azure waters. Taking a holiday in July in the Maldives is going to be very hot around 31°c / 88°f. It's outside of peak season and can be a little humid in July with tropical bursts of rain now and then, so prices are typically a bit lower and it's less crowded, so if you like it hot then it's certainly not a bad month for a holiday here. Accomodation here is wonderful, built around the shape of the island and often not even on land!  This will be one of those seriously relaxing holidays of a lifetime interrupted only by the lure of the exciting marine life, snorkle, dive or take a boat trip - you won't be able to resist the water.


    Mauritius in July is absolutely ideal, not too hot that it's uncomfortable but hot enough to get that tan if thats what you are after and it will be the main dry season so a great time to go. It's usually around 25°c / 77°f at this time of year and it doesnt tend to drop much lower being a sub-tropical island. Holiday makers have long been flocking here - especially honeymooners in July, for its white soft beaches and warm calm sea. There are plenty of activities here if you are unable to lie still so you'll never be at a loss for things to do; and as for cuisine it's a wonderful mixture of the many influences from the various nationalities of travellers over the centuries of trade across the Indian ocean, in particular its creole influence. Mauritius also makes an ideal cruise destination. Mauritius Reviews >  

    Best Indian Ocean Cruises in July?

    The Indian Ocean is one of those destinations that is perfect for a cruise all year round, and if you are looking to Cruise the Indian Ocean in July we have recommendations on some of the best cruise destinations in the Indian Ocean and more information on cruises in July.


    Far East



    Thailand gets a surge of visitors in July and August even though it's a bit rainier at this time of year, you may get an hour of rain a day and you may get no rain at all. July is one of those mixed months of a little of both sunshine and showers, although the south east coast on the Gulf of Thailand is your best bet for a holiday if you want the driest region in Thailand which will remain mostly dry overall. It will probably be a sizzling and humid 32°c / 90°f . You'll be able to sample the fragrant dishes Thailand is famed for along with delicious exotic fruits, incredible diving and snorkelling, great service and stunning hotels. In Thailand you can choose to party or you can choose serenity, it's easy to find both everywhere. Thailand Reviews >  Thailand Experiences in July >

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    Bali - Indonesia

    July is a hot 29°c / 85°f in Bali. The dry season is typically between April and October so you are right in the middle of peak season, but you'll still be able to find some great deals here. Bali has it's own international airport Denpasar so it's easy to get to, and if you are looking to explore more of the lesser known surrounding islands it's easy to hop across. With lively festivals and nightlife, adventurous hikes through jungle and volcanoes, and serene eco hotels and sandy beaches there's something for everyone in Bali. Bali Reviews >




    USA - Montana

    Montana in July is the start of the summer season, where this breathtaking state has generally great weather with an average high of 27°c / 81°f and very little rain. Up in the north west of the United States there's plenty to offer the traveller and holiday maker. Enchanting Indian Reservations, National Parks, mountains, glaciers, plains, lakes, rivers and raw nature! With over 10 million visitors every year they aren't just here for the skiing, the summer boasts some of the best of Montana's scenery. Why not try luxury camping to feel and smell the fresh outdoors with a bit of glamour, glamping is the in thing! Or stay on a ranch and really get into the swing of Montana. There are plenty of events throughout the month but of course it will be in the party mood on July the 4th for Independance day celebrations not to be missed! USA Destinations >

    Alaska Cruises in July

    It's peak Alaska cruise season in July, one of the worlds most exciting cruise destinations! Combine it with San Fransisco for somewhere hot in July and you have a dream holiday. See our recommendations of Alaska cruises.



    Canada - Toronto

    If you want to visit Canada in the summer, July in Toronto is a fantastic 25°c / 77°f and upwards! Scare yourself with an Edgewalk on the CN tower and if you are brave enough to look up you'll be rewarded with incredible views on the city. The city and it's July festivals will keep you busy enough, but if you fancy making the most of that sunshine you can take a short ferry ride out to Toronto's islands where you'll even find a beach and wading pools. And for those that like to party get yourself down to the Entertainment District between Queen St and Lakeshore Blvd W, there's a serious club scene in the Warehouse area and some fantastic bars to party the night away. Niagara Falls is only an hour or so away by car to the south or head up to Lake Simcoe an hour north for some swimming, fishing and boating surrounded by splendid views and fresh air! North America Destinations >





    If you've always dreamed of glimpsing the Great Migration, then get yourself to Kenya in July. It's the§ dry season and millions of animals swarm across the plains looking for water, so it's a great time to see Wildebeest and Zebra as well as Elephants. Your best bet is to join a tour, where your knowledgable guides will transport you safely through the terrain to the best sites, cooking fresh food for you and helping you get the best out of your Safari. You don't have to rough it, Kenya has some amazing luxury camps and great boutique hotels as well as more authentic camping where you'll be roughing it in tents on the move to really discover some of the very best wildlife experiences. Of course probably the best known safari's are on the Maasai Mara, but there are over 50 National Parks and reserves so research them well to get some great deals in July. the heat is a comfortable 23°c / 73°f  average high. Kenya Reviews > Africa Destinations >  Kenya Travel Advice from the Foreign Office >


    South America


    Visiting Peru in July is a great idea as it's the peak of the dry season up in the mountains. However it's also the busiest time of the year so expect it to get busy in the main tourist areas such as Machu Piccu and the Inca trail. The weather will always vary between the jungles, deserts and mountains of Peru. Down on the coast in Lima in July it can often be misty and cloud covered and around  20°c/ 68°f or so, and is hotter with less cloud cover in February. But for the Inca trail, little rainfall and minimal cloudcover in July means great climbing and trekking and a lot less mud! It tends to be around 21°c / 70°f and of course will get a lot chillier in the nights. Most people get to Machu Piccu via the fascinating city of Cusco which sits at over 3000 metres above sea level, so while you are aclimatising for your Machu Piccu trek enjoy the ancient delights of this Incan Capital for a few days and the plenty of wonders that surround the city. Discover the Amazon Jungle in the south east of Peru, and visit the deserts for white sand dunes hundreds of metres high, or arid expanses with the phenomen of the ancient Nazca Lines. There's just too much to do here! South American Destinations >


    Venezuela is a great holiday destination any time of year, being close the the equator temperatures tend to remain fairly constant. There is more rainfall from June to November but it doesnt have a dramatic effect and in July it means the impressive waterfalls will be flowing instead of a dry riverbed, the most well known being Angel falls. The coastline is on the Caribbean and the beaches are typical powder white sands, venture a little further and you'll encounter coffee plantations, mountains, wildlife like you've only ever seen on NatGeo, buzzing cities and spectacular rain forest. 


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