- Where to go in July
Where to go in July
Want to know where’s best to holiday in July? We asked our travel experts to share their top recommendations for the month. Explore the UK or Europe, where summer’s in full swing; journey to Calgary for a quintessentially Canadian festival; or embark on a wild adventure in the heart of Africa.
Our pick: the best places to visit in July
Verona’s famous opera festival runs throughout the summer, with al fresco performances held in the city’s 1st-century amphitheatre. Visit in July and you should enjoy balmy evening temperatures while you watch. We like to combine the festival with a cruise that ticks off Croatia, Montenegro, Corfu, Sicily and Sorrento – all basking in beautiful summer weather at this time of year.
£5,399per person 2 11 days
The annual Calgary Stampede has been nicknamed the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’. It takes place over ten days in July each year – we’ll make sure you get the full experience, with tickets to the rip-roaring rodeo, plus the parade festivities, Grandstand Show and Chuckwagon Racing. Our tour then continues to the Canadian Rockies, which are beautiful during the summer months.
With the Great Migration underway, this is a great time of year to visit the Masai Mara in Kenya. While sightings can’t be guaranteed, you can keep your fingers crossed that you’ll witness some fantastic river crossings, as herds of zebra and wildebeest are faced with the wild waters of the Mara River in their search for greener pastures.
£2,899per person 2 10 days
Take advantage of the (hopefully) warmer weather and explore more of the UK. Perhaps discover the landscapes that have inspired poets and painters in the UNESCO-listed Lake District. Being one of the wettest parts of the UK, showers are still a definite possibility, but temperatures are usually pleasant – ideal for lakeside strolls and a slice of Kendal mint cake on a café patio.