July is when you find early summer turning into peak season. If you opt to travel towards the beginning of July, you can mostly avoid the school holidays and find yourself some surprisingly cheap deals in the process. The longer into July you wait, the more the prices & temperatures across Europe & the Mediterranean will rise.
Although the Mediterranean may seem an obvious choice for holidaying in July, our suggestions below provide many exciting alternative options. Head north to Scandinavia and Iceland, and enjoy long days and midnight sun, or head to the Alps and take in that clear mountain air. GO out on a limb and book yourself an activity holiday, choose to go long haul, or save money and choose to holiday in the UK. There are the locations to go to when holidaying in July.
Have children? Make sure to check out our recommendations for July family holidays. If instead you’re travelling solo, check out our picks for the best single holidays in July. Note: All the featured travel companies have been experienced by, and come personally recommended by our editors.