Wondering where the best places to visit in July are? Check out our favourite spots for your holiday in July below.
1. Okavango Delta, Botswana
The Okavango Delta was the 1000th site to become a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014. But that’s not the only noteworthy thing, the Okavango Delta is one of the only deltas that doesn’t flow into the ocean and its annual flooding occurs in the dry season. July is towards the beginning of the dry season when the delta is flooded. That means you can enjoy an authentic experience on your safari on mokoros (small boats that seat 1-2 people) and can take advantage of excellent wildlife spotting opportunities that the dry season brings with it. That makes The Okavango Delta is Botswana one of the best places to go in July.
2. Zanzibar, Tanzania
Crystal blue waters, white sand beaches and an overall paradisiac holiday feeling. Zanzibar is one of the few places on earth that can truly deliver on this. July is a great time to travel to Zanzibar, with generally dry weather and temperatures in the high 20 degrees Celsius. The best thing about Zanzibar? The Tanzanian mainland isn’t far! That means you can enjoy your adventure in the Serengeti National Park before heading to this tranquil island.
3. Machu Picchu, Peru
Iconic Machu Picchu, a dream that’s on the bucket list of most adventure travellers and with good reason! May through to September, which is Peru’s winter, is generally the best time to visit this famous site. Temperatures are cooler but the area around Machu Picchu usually experiences less rain. July is therefore a popular time to head to this UNESCO World Heritage Site for the best chances of unspoilt views.
While July isn’t peak time for beach holidays, it certainly is a great time to visit if you’re after an adventure holiday and outdoor activities. Temperatures in Guatemala are fairly stable around 25 degrees Celsius all year round. July falls in the country’s rainy season but it is worth noting that the most rain falls in June and September, making July a great alternative for adventure travellers.
5. Northeastern Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s east and west coasts have different rainy and dry seasons. If you’re planning on visiting Sri Lanka’s north and east coasts only or don’t mind showers a couple of times a day for what you’ve got planned on the west coast, then Sri Lanka is one of the best places to visit in July for you! Beautiful beaches, stunning green landscapes, amazing food and culturally rich sites will make your trip to Sri Lanka unique, with temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius!
Kenya is a culturally rich country but is also world renowned for its wildlife spotting opportunities, especially in the Masai Mara wildlife reserve. The dry season in Kenya runs from July through to October and temperatures in July are relatively low for the country, around 20 degrees Celsius. The pleasant temperatures in addition to the chances of spotting the great migration, which is happening from July to September, makes Kenya one of the best places to travel in July.
Europe is a great place to travel in July with little rain and warm days. In Macedonia in July you can expect hot days with an average temperature around 25 degrees Celsius and mostly blue skies. Brace yourself for highlights such as historical Skopje and stunning Lake Ohrid.
From the pristine coastline to high peaks in the mountain regions. Montenegro is a country that is still less travelled and yet has so much to offer to its visitors. July brings hot weather, mostly blue skies and long days to the country, ideal for exploring. But be warned, weather in Europe can often be unpredictable so always make sure to pack a jumper and rain coat, just in case.
Being located close to Macedonia and Montenegro, it’s not a surprise that Bulgaria is also one of the best places to visit in July. Blue skies and average temperatures around 28 degrees Celsius make it the perfect conditions for exploring the Bulgarian countryside and small historical towns like Veliko Tarnovo. The good thing about Europe is how close countries are to each other, meaning you’ll be able to tick off several countries in one trip!
10. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Historical buildings meet future designs. Concrete streets surrounded by jungle-like vegetation. Kuala Lumpur is a city that leaves most travellers in awe and is one of the highlights when visiting Malaysia. However, the tropical climate can make it tough to explore this amazing city without having to take breaks every few hours. Luckily, July is one of the best times to visit, with slightly cooler temperatures in the high 20 degrees Celsius (yes, that really is cool for Kuala Lumpur) and the least amount of rain the city experiences all year. That means it’s less humid and cooler, perfect conditions so you can enjoy your adventure in Kuala Lumpur.
Anna is on the marketing team at Tucan Travel. From a young age, Anna has travelled solo and on group tours through Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. You can find her on LinkedIn here.