Where to go on holiday in July abroad

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The month of July for many coincides with the beginning of the "real" summer. Finally the long-awaited vacation arrives and the time has come to leave for an unforgettable summer trip. But which destinations to choose? If you are looking for exceptional tourist destinations, exotic islands and tropical beaches, here it is 15 ideal destinations for holidays in July.

Post COVID19 travel advice
If you are planning a trip, make sure you are in line with safety measures. Follow government guidelines and only return to travel when the green light is given. Prefer natural and perhaps non-mass destinations, and in general promote local tourism: discover the wonders of your city, your region and your state. Try to avoid long-haul travel and at most choose destinations reachable with a few hours of flight.

1 - Northern Parks, Tanzania

July is the ideal time to visit the Parks in Northern Tanzania: we are talking about the Arusha National Park, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Kilimanjaro.
May to September is the best time for safaris, as water scarcity forces animals to congregate near rivers and lakes. From October to April there is the rainy season which makes the holiday a little complicated. If your dream is to go on a safari in the middle of nature, Tanzania is undoubtedly the right place for you.

Of course, the best way to enjoy the experience is to plan everything in advance, including safaris and excursions. There are so many possible experiences, from Kilimanjaro to Manyara Lake, but the must is definitely the SGame Drive between Serengeti and Ngorongoro, in search of the legendary Big Five!

  • Average temperatures in July: min 18 ° C / max 29 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 80,00 per room -
  • from € 1.936,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

2 - Bastia and Ajaccio, Corsica

Corsica is located just a few kilometers from the Italian coast of Sardinia: an island of undoubted beauty, truly enjoyable throughout the summer season.
In the northern area, the port city must be mentioned Bastia, with its neighborhoods of considerable value: Terra Vecchia and Terra Nova. Do not miss Place Saint Nicolas, with the monument dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. Among the beaches in the area, the fantastic Tamarone and Saint-Florent emerge. From Bastia you can also easily reach Capo Corso and the beach of Saleccia.

On the southern coast, the queen is Ajaccio, the main city of the island, very rich from a cultural and historical point of view. You can devote yourself to real exploration, visiting the main attractions, such as the Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte, inside which is the room where the emperor was born. Finally, you can opt for a cruise to the Sanguinaires Islands, to enjoy the magic of the Gulf of Ajaccio from the perspective of the sea.

  • Average temperatures in July: min 17 ° C / max 28 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 68,00 per room -
  • from € 566,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

3 - Seville and Andalusia Tour, Spain

Andalusia is one of the warmest regions of the old continent, so it would be best to visit it in the first days of July, when the temperatures are extremely hot.

On the way you can touch all the main Andalusian cities. Starting from Seville, full of attractions resulting from ambitious architectural projects, including the Cathedral and the Alcazar.
The second stage could be Cordoba, to visit the Patio de los Naranjos and especially the Great Mosque, also known as the Mezquita Cathedral.

It then proceeds to Malaga and Granada, in the latter you will see wonders such as the Alhambra and the Generalife. In this case it is absolutely necessary to book the ticket online because places are limited. Finally, you can end your trip to the Costa del Sol by visiting the beautiful Cadiz. A journey like this will remain with you throughout your life.

  • Average temperatures in July: min 20 ° C / max 36 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 21,00 per room -
  • from € 721,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

4 - Monastir, Tunisia

Monastir is a city of Tunisian coast located about 160 km south of Tunis. Offers monuments of extreme beauty, like the Ribat, monastery and fortress of the eighth century, and the splendid Mahdia beach, among the most beautiful in the whole Mediterranean. A perfect destination for those who want to discover the Mediterranean Arab culture.
In July, the temperature allows you to enjoy both the beach and the city, with temperatures between 23 and 32 degrees.

Monastir is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the country, as well as an unmissable destination for anyone wishing to visit the most important attractions of Tunisia.

  • Average temperatures in July: min 23 ° C / max 32 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 31,00 per room -
  • from € 549,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

5 - Bali, Indonesia

A holiday in Bali is perfect for anyone, there are many places of interest and for all tastes.
If you love water sports and think you are an experienced surfer, the place to go is Uluwatu, where you can ride incredible waves. Not by chance Bali is one of the best places in the world to surf.
If what attracts you are the crowded locals, then your place will be Kuta, where parties that are as crazy as they are fun are held every night.
Alternatively, if you want to take a spiritual vacation to "find yourself", you can go to Ubud.

For sea lovers, the recommended activities are many: from diving in the Blue Lagoon of Padangbai to boat trips near the island of Nusa Penida. The must, however, is the image that everyone has of Bali: an excursion to Ubud among waterfalls, rice terraces and the monkey forest!
It is a wonderful destination that gives its best in July, however the humidity can be quite high. Therefore, if you suffer a lot from the humid heat, perhaps it is better to evaluate other solutions.

  • Average temperatures in July: min 22 ° C / max 29 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 4,00 per room -
  • from € 1.375,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

6 - Crete, Greece

The island of Crete offers sun, sea, history and relaxation, without necessarily having to empty your wallet.
In addition to being the ideal place for a low cost holiday, Crete, for years now, has become a popular destination for young people in search of adventure and low-cost entertainment, thanks to numerous night clubs present.
The beaches of Elafonisi, Vai and the Balos Lagoon are the references for those who want to do beach life, but we are in Greece, and Crete is still an important piece of history, so even culture lovers will not be disappointed.
One more reason to go there? Umbrella and sunbed cost € 5,00, and a fish dinner by the sea ... € 30,00 per couple! And these days ...
Crete offers a rugged landscape that is also perfect for exploring via jeep excursions.

  • Average temperatures in July: min 21 ° C / max 29 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 20,00 per room -
  • from € 544,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

7 - Lake Malawi, Mozambique

Lake Malawi is a large African lake divided between Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique and the portion that belongs to the latter is located in the north of the country, very close to the Niassa Nature Reserve. We suggest a holiday in this area to vary from the usual sea doing a swim in the beautiful Lake Malawi and an enchanting safari in the Niassa Nature Reserve to admire the big African animals. July is the perfect month to visit both attractions, with his own mild climate, pleasantly warm during the day and cool at night.

It is the perfect destination for a holiday between nature and adventure, on the contrary it is not suitable for those who suffer too much from the heat and for those who want a holiday full of comfort.

  • Average temperatures in July: min 9 ° C / max 20 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -
  • from € 856,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

8 - Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca is the biggest island of the Balearic archipelago in southern Spain. In July, the beaches are not as crowded as in August and the temperatures are also high but acceptable, made more pleasant by a light breeze that blows during the day. The island is perfect for all types of tourists. Adults will find peace and relaxation in the peaceful Megaluf, young people will be able to let off steam in El Arenal, while families will be fine in Can Pastilla. Do not miss Palma de Mallorca, historic and beautiful, of course, which can be visited through a whose Old Town lends itself to be visited by bike, with stops in the various tapas.

Equally unmissable are the excursions in the ancient and natural caves on the island. Among all we recommend the Caves of the Dragon, that inside them guard a navigable lake. But if all this is not enough for you, you can always embark on the discovery of Ibizia, Formentera and Menorca, for which the island offers many means

Plan your holiday in Mallorca: costs and useful information

  • Average temperatures in July: min 17 ° C / max 31 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 43,00 per room -
  • from € 1.218,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

9 - Agadir, Morocco

Agadir is the main maritime center of Morocco, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean with crystal clear waters that land on a long dark beach of 10 kilometers. The beaches can also be explored on horseback, but are also ideal for surfing and water sports or for fun jet ski rides.

Agadir is a modern and relaxing city to be enjoyed and discovered, perfect to visit at any time of the year but especially in July when it comes alive with tourists and the climate is warm but breezy thanks to the presence of the ocean. During a stay in Agadir, take advantage of the numerous day trips departing for the Kasbah or the town of Essaouira, it would be a shame not to go to discover other beautiful places in Morocco.

  • Average temperatures in July: min 18 ° C / max 26 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 16,00 per room -
  • from € 943,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

10 - Cyprus tour, Cyprus

Cyprus is a small island divided between Greece and Turkey, located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea where you will find beautiful beaches even if it is often an underrated destination. Due to its size, Cyprus can be visited from top to bottom in 12/15 days that will allow you to discover both the maritime areas and the historic cities such as Nicosia, Larnaca and Limisso but also to discover the nature that is hidden in the inland areas between parks, lakes and mountains.

July is a peak period for the island, but never as much as August and as much as the early and late season during which a greater number of tourists arrive, attracted by both lower prices and more livable temperatures.

Among the activities to be mentioned, the excursion to the East Coast National Park deserves a special mention, thanks to which it is possible to explore sea caves, walk along nature trails and admire natural bridges and enchanting beaches.
If you are traveling with your family, remember to dedicate at least one day to visit the Aphrodite water park in Paphos.

  • Average temperatures in July: min 22 ° C / max 32 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 36,00 per room -
  • from € 715,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

11 - Nosy Be, Madagascar

Madagascar, due to its location, is one of those destinations that are a bit uncertain in the summer months. However July is one of the months in which it rains less and has more livable temperatures than the average, but this only applies to the northern area and in particular to the islands such as Nosy Be, Nosy Iranja and all the surrounding islets to explore with an excursion to discover reserves and parks with turtles and lemurs.

Although Madagascar is a country rich in nature and all to be explored from north to south, choosing to go in July could be a bit limiting especially for true adventurers, but this certainly won't displease resort lovers who certainly prefer to stay on beaches. white without the worry of having to move.

  • Average temperatures in July: min 18 ° C / max 29 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 15,00 per room -
  • from € 1.495,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

12 - Santorini, Greece

Santorini is the Greek island par excellence, a destination everyone dreams of! The rocky beaches, the caldera, the typically blue and white cities, the sunset of Oia, the tasty culinary tradition, in short, it is impossible to get bored and not be fascinated by it.
Why visit it in July? It is simply the best time to fully enjoy the island's summer. Some might complain about the considerable tourist influx but after all Santorini gives its best in full season.

The island of Santorini is known for its sunsets.
We recommend that you explore the area by bus and then watch the sunset show in Oia. But for a truly complete experience, you will also have to admire the sunset from the sea by taking advantage of a catamaran cruise, to observe the crimson rays of the sun reflecting on the white houses.

  • Average temperatures in July: min 22 ° C / max 28 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 32,00 per room -
  • from € 927,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

13 - Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia is a central Turkish region famous for its postcard-worthy photos hot air balloon flights at dawn over the fairy chimneys. If you choose to visit Cappadocia We strongly advise you not to miss visiting this site that you will find in Goreme and, if you have the chance and you are not afraid, do not miss the suggestive balloon tour (from € 160,00 per person).

At this point you are wondering if July in Turkey is not a bath of mugginess and humidity. Generally yes, but Cappadocia is located on a plateau therefore it does not have the same climate typical of the coasts, but more reasonable temperatures even if during the day they can touch 30 ° C.

  • Average temperatures in July: min 16 ° C / max 30 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 10,00 per room -
  • from € 1.039,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

14 - Northern Beaches, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is often an underrated destination despite its priceless natural and traditional beauty. Being an island that on the one hand is protected by India while on the other it is completely exposed to the Indian Ocean, it is necessary to carefully evaluate the period of the trip based on the area you intend to visit.

July, for example, is the ideal time to travel to the north, an area where it rains less and temperatures can be acceptable thanks to a light breeze. Moreover, here there are many typically tropical beaches enlivened by the currents they create the right waves for surfing and other water sports. If your intent is to travel often, then we suggest you base in the city of Jeffna overlooking the large bay Palk Bay and from there visit the nearby beaches and the islets such as Delft Island and Iranativu North.

Plan your holiday in Sri Lanka: costs and useful information

  • Average temperatures in July: min 26 ° C / max 33 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 7,00 per room -
  • from € 1.435,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

15 - Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife is an island of the Canarias and it is the perfect place for a beach holiday in July, a month during which it practically never rains. This might suggest a place so dry and arid that it could die of heat but on the contrary the island is always affected by a light breath of wind which makes temperatures much more pleasant.

Tenerife is full of beaches and magnificent places for example you cannot miss Playa Abama, Playa de la Teresitas, Playa la Pelada, Playa de el Bollullo, Playa San Juan, Playa Las Mujeres and places like Punta Larga and Punta Blanca.

If you are a trekking enthusiast, you cannot fail to venture into the Teide National Park.
Lovers of marine flora can take part in sea excursions to watch whales and dolphins or try their hand at kayaking and skorkeling sessions among turtles.

  • Average temperatures in July: min 21 ° C / max 28 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 16,00 per room -
  • from € 629,00 per person (7 days / 6 nights stay) -

Where not to go: destinations not recommended in July

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