Where to Travel in July
July is one of the most popular months for travel worldwide. The weather is often at its best in many locations and many travelers around the world are off from work and school this month to travel. Many places consider July to be a peak season, so be sure to book any destination in advance or you might encounter steep rates for air travel and lodging. Enjoy some amazing destinations to visit in July!
Sweden is known for IKEA, ABBA, and Swedish meatballs. But there's so much more to this amazing country! July is an excellent time of year to visit this Nordic country. The weather is nearly perfect, and because it's summer, everyone is in high spirits enjoying the longest days of the year. Temps usually max out in the mid-70s (F), making conditions ideal for walking, hiking, boating, or any other outdoor activity. If you head north, catch a glimpse of the famous midnight sun. Keep in mind, many locals take vacations in July as well, so book in advance and don't be disappointed if shops or cafes are closed while the owners enjoy their time off. June through August is also peak season in Sweden, so prices are at their highest. If you're looking to save, visit Sweden in the shoulder months of May or September.
Asheville, NC, USA
Asheville, North Carolina is one of the state's not-so-hidden gems. Home to the Biltmore Estate, Asheville hosts thousands of tourists each summer. While the Biltmore is a must-see, Asheville and the surrounding mountain areas are home to phenomenal chocolate shops (French Broad Café and Chocolate Fetish), craft breweries, incredible hiking, fly fishing, and camping. Because you're in the Appalachian Mountains, the temperatures stay comfortable and if you have the fortune of staying outside the city in one of the cabins, you may catch a beautiful mountain rain shower.
Pro Tip: Check out our friends at Asheville Glamping for a truly unique and authentically Asheville experience!
Trinidad & Tobago
While technically in the Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago fall into this South America list because these islands are so close to Venezuela. In fact, just 10,000 years ago, the islands were part of the Venezuelan mainland. Today, Trinidad and Tobago are considered a dual-island nation with a rich and diverse culture and beautiful vistas. While July is considered the "rainy season" here, the rain is less in July and the temperatures are quite comfortable. Often, the rain comes in the afternoon and cools the air down. July is a busy month with many travelers from Europe visiting this side of the world.
If you've ever wanted to go on a proper East African safari, Tanzania in July is the way to go. July is Tanzania's driest month and temperatures range from the high 60s to mid-80s (F). During this month, it's possible to see the famed wildebeest migration across the Serengeti. With dry, clear days, it's also the best time to view Mt. Kilimanjaro - and if you're feeling bold, July is also the best month to climb it!
Pro Tip: After hiking Kilimanjaro, build in some vacation time at Tanzania's coast. Bordering the Indian Ocean, Tanzania's coastline is stunning and less crowded.
Bali is an amazing place to visit any time of year. Bali is among the top five destinations for digital nomads to spend a few months in one locale before going back to nomadic ways. July is the busiest month in Bali and when the crowds and prices are at their peak. But with those peak numbers, you get shops and restaurants that are always open, attractions, excursions, and tours are readily available, and if you're looking to rage, the clubs are hot in July. If you're looking to channel your inner Jersey Shore cast in July, skip the humidity of Miami and head straight to Bali.
Pro Tip: As of the publishing date, a Bali volcano recently erupted potentially disrupting air travel. Check the news, check the weather, and stay safe.
If you want the quintessential South Pacific island experience, you want Rarotonga. Part of the Cook Islands, Rarotonga offers stunning views, quiet getaways, and limited connectivity so you can truly disconnect and unwind. Some people might say there's not enough "to do" on Rarotonga, but if that's what you want, look elsewhere. Rarotonga encourages you to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with the physical world around you. Looking to visit? It's probably easiest to fly from the east coast of Australia to the Cook Islands and island hop once you're there. Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and bug repellent. It's outdoorsy out there.
July may be a peak month to travel, but there's a good reason. Between the excellent weather, time off from work or school, or just the mid-year itch to go somewhere, July is a fantastic month to get away from it all. Where are you going this month?