Which Countries Are Best to Visit in July?
July is the first real month of holidays, but where to go? We’ll take care of giving you 10 useful tips: although in summer, July is a perfect month to go on vacation as there is no crowding like in August, which sometimes becomes more stressful than office life.
But there are good summer temperatures, which will recharge and regenerate you. From neighboring Greece to fascinating Kyrgyzstan, follow us on these ten incredible stops for your July vacation.
If you are deciding where to go in July, for a holiday, a trip out of town or a more adventurous trip, you are in the right place: the 10 destinations we recommend are the best for this season. You can book your flights with Etihad Airways.
From magical and distant places to places near but incredibly, and perhaps unexpectedly, beautiful, you just have to take note, choose the destination that suits you best and then book a ticket: have a good trip!
Kyrgyzstan is an incredible country, off the beaten track, but which conquers the heart right away. Almost completely mountainous and almost completely above 1,500 meters of altitude, this land is the right destination if you love immense spaces and authentic nature.
Bishkek is the capital and you will probably only be passing through here, towards beautiful naturalistic destinations such as Ala-Archa, which is a nature reserve less than an hour from the capital, or the mountains Alatau.
Summer is undoubtedly the best time to visit Kyrgyzstan although, of course, even August nights can be cold in the high mountains.
We could list a thousand other natural paradises to explore, but we would also like to tell you that here you will rediscover an important element for travelers, often lost in other latitudes: the smile of the locals will be your added value, will give you energy and will often be your only means of communication. After all, little else is needed, thinking about it.
Let’s move to another incredible place, which will make you forget the fatigue and frenzy of winter days and let’s go to Crete, Greece. Crete is an enchanted place, where history is intertwined with myth and has left incredible suggestions and fascinating places such as the Palace of Knossos – which will recall the memory of history books – or the Venetian fortress of Rethymno.
But not only. Even at a landscape and naturalistic level, this island is a pearl: the many romantic coves, the famous palm forest and the pink beach of Elafonissi are wonderful, which will leave you speechless. Between the intense sea, centuries-old olive trees and genuine and tasty Mediterranean cuisine, Crete is a place of the heart and leaving will be very difficult!
The Bastion of Saint Remy divides the city of Cagliari into two parts, in the south of Sardinia, which can offer tourists and travelers ancient and modern glimpses at the same time, as well as the wonder of a sea that does not fear comparisons even with the Caribbean waters.
A few kilometers from Cagliari, in fact, there are crazy and little-known coves but also very famous beaches such as Pula, Chia and Villasimius, so if you want to combine nature and art, relaxation and culture, you are in the right place.
The medieval village of the Sardinian capital, in fact, is a maze of precious, as well as beautiful, historic streets and buildings. Not to be missed are the Cathedral, the Tower of San Pancrazio, the Elephant Tower and the Roman Amphitheater. And then, after a lot of walking, treat yourself to “a dip where the water is bluer”.
Let’s move to Northern Europe, to visit the Swedish capital. Stockholm is a beautiful city, modern but with a warm heart, functional but green, avant-garde but which preserves ancient traditions. The city consists of 14 isles and is beautiful in both summer and winter.
Surely the best time is summer, to enjoy the sun high in the sky until night and to better explore the many attractions that the city has, from the romantic Gamla Stan – the old city – to a thousand museums. ancient and modern, up to the splendid subway.
Do not miss Skansen, the first open-air museum in the world, and the tour of the archipelago: you will sail the waters of the sea on boats on which you can also have lunch or dinner, thus admiring the city from a new perspective.
Pearl of the Mediterranean, the Spanish island of Menorca is a top destination for travelers of all kinds: whether you have a family with children or are in a group with friends ready to experience unforgettable evenings, Menorca deserves your attention. Known as the island of the wind, in Menorca, you can practice all kinds of outdoor activities, or enjoy the sunny beaches in absolute relaxation.
But Menorca is not just sea: take a nice tour of the natural parks, enjoy the beauty of many paths ideal for trekking and do not forget to visit the ancient capital of the island, Ciutadella, an elegant example of a noble Spanish city, and to go to Es Fornells, a traditional fishing village that we are sure you will love. And July is the right month!
A trendy seaside resort in France on the Bay of Biscay, already beloved by the European nobility of the late 19th century, Biarritz is a top destination for those looking for a trendy holiday and for those who love surfing.
In fact, since the town was one of the first in Europe to come into contact with boards coming directly from California, strong tourism dedicated to surfing has developed here, obviously facilitated by the wind that beats these beaches.
The Scoglio Della Vergine is a must, because it offers a beautiful glimpse of the whole coast, especially at sunset, with colors that can give beautiful shades. Also beautiful are the Church of San Martino and the city Aquarium or Musée de la Mer, where sharks, seals and turtles will welcome you as befits. Have a nice holiday!
And how not to arrive in Faro, the romantic Portuguese town in the historical region of the Algarve, a destination for many tourists who come from all over the world every year? Faro is beautiful, indolent like most cities in Portugal, welcoming and sparkling: many festivals and concerts are organized here, make sure you study them in advance to be there.
It is also worth it for the unique setting of the ocean that joins the beauty of the monuments and architecture of the historic center. The Igreja do Carmo is lovely, the National Park of Ria Formosa is one of the necessary steps and the ‘ Island of Barreta’ is romantic like few other places in Europe!
The Hungarian capital is a concentrate of beauty and royalty and is an ideal destination for July and the beginning of summer: from the Baths to the Parliament, from Margaret Island to the Statue Park, here you won’t have time to get bored.
The city has a very long and interesting history – before and after the moment when Buda and Pest joined – which you will be lucky enough to see reflected in the buildings in the center and in the various tourist attractions. Remember to absolutely make a stop in the fantastic Romkocsma, the very famous “bars in the ruins” that came to life right here in Budapest and then spread all over the world.
San Vito Lo Capo is among the most beautiful beaches in Italy and in the whole world. And this could already be enough to decide to go there. If we then add that here you could enjoy a very tasty couscous, admire ancient spectacular churches and enjoy the timeless and unique Sicilian charm, well… booking your ticket will be almost automatic.
San Vito Lo Capo rises right on one of the three summits that give the name to ancient Sicily, Trinacria and is also included in the westernmost part of the Zingaro Reserve. Unique landscape beauties, a sea that turns from emerald to blue and the sunny and welcoming locals. You couldn’t ask for more.
To round off our perfect destinations for the month of July, let’s go to Indonesia, a land of enchantments right on the equator line and between two oceans, which has always attracted the attention of tourists, but also of artists and writers.
And if all of Indonesia is a pearl, combining breathtaking nature and a myriad of different traditions, the island of Bali is a true Eden. We tell you without half words. Ubud is considered the cultural center of Bali, while Denpasar, the capital, will charm you with its old-time atmosphere.
Then endless beaches, isolated or very popular, but still wonderful; striking and unique temples in the world – including the Uluwatu temple, right above the ocean – and also hiking trails, volcanoes and an incredible variety of landscapes. Leaving will be difficult.