Make the most of it being hot in Europe and head to any of the beach destinations. You’re also in with the best chance of some good weather in the UK, so destinations like Cornwall and Scotland make for wonderful coastal trips…
|TOWN, Country||Temperatures||Min°||Max°||Wet Days|
|Makatea, French Polynesia||23||30||10|
|Colombo, Sri Lanka||26||30||12|
Where to go
There’s almost too much choice in July, but if you want to avoid crowds you’ll have to be a bit inventive. That said sometimes the crowds are worth enduring to see a destination at its peak…
There’s no shortage of options for a family holiday in July as all the popular European hotspots fill up. It’s also a time to see things in a different light, and the Alps in summer puts a different spin on an activity holiday…
Events and festivals
You can keep things classic in July and soak up Independence Day in the US, or you can go a little crazy and head to the wife-carrying championships in Finland. And everything in between…
Places to avoid
Monsoons and overheating remain the main problems for holidays in July, so make sure you don’t accidentally book yourself on a plane to one of these no-go zones…
- Asia – it’s still monsoon season through most of Asia, so other than the few options highlighted above, steer clear.
- Senegal – if the heat and humidity aren’t getting the better of you, then the intermittent rains will. Give it a miss for now.