Where is hot in July
July is the month that most kids have waited the whole year for. The summer holidays have finally arrived and its peak time for families to get away and spend some quality time together in the sun. Turkey and Greece are as popular as ever and with some of the best beaches, highest temperatures and most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean it’s not hard to see why.
The pretty Portuguese town of Faro offers a more peaceful, cultural break while Ibiza with its bohemian buzz will take you straight to party paradise.
Scroll down to find out more about our top picks of hot countries in July.
Portugal is 'the' hot place to be in July, so make sure you’re well-stocked with sun cream before you go. Faro is the Algarve region’s capital and at the height of the season the parks, plazas and historic old town are filled with the buzz of outdoor cafes and restaurants. And with a big student population, the nightlife is just as lively. If you want to experience some of Portugal’s natural scenery, the coastline stretching from Faro Cacela Velha is home to a rich system of lagoons and islands that are full of wildlife.book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Ibiza Turkey Greece Spain Bulgaria
Ibiza continues to be one of the best places to visit in July, and for good reason. If you want wild parties and beach bar hedonism, then go to the lively areas of Playa d’en Bossa or San Antonio. Or, for a touch of bohemian vibes and laid back Spanish culture, explore Mercado Viejo (the old market) and the hilltop Dalt Vila in Ibiza Town with is labyrinth of winding streets.book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Faro Turkey Greece Spain Bulgaria
Turkey is the best holiday destination in July, since this month sees some scorching summer temperatures. With the Aegean Sea one side and the Mediterranean on the other, there’s plenty of beaches to choose from, whether you need safe swimming for the kids or want to get out and do some water sports. You can include something a bit different in your trip by making a visit to Istanbul during the first two weeks of July to experience the atmosphere of the annual International Istanbul Jazz Festival.book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Faro Ibiza Greece Spain Bulgaria
What better way to spend a summer holiday than experiencing the culture, food and weather of Greece and its many islands? The white washed villages of Santorini are an idyllic July holiday destination to spend a week or two in the sun, soaking up the atmosphere of the old town and starting each evening with one of the islands famous sunsets. Glamorous Mykonos has more of a Mediterranean party feel but has enough quiet areas to recover during the day while unspoilt Preveza (Lefkas) offers a perfect retreat that feels like a world away from home.book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Faro Ibiza Turkey Spain Bulgaria
Spain in July is glorious to say the least. If you're a dedicated sun-seeker, head south to Andalucia or Murcia where it's around 30°C and everyone's down at the beach! Mid-Spain gets the same sort of heat but misses that refreshing sea breeze, so July is not the best time to visit Madrid, for example. Northern Spain isn't as blazing hot as the south, but still enjoys toasty temperatures of 25°C.book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Faro Ibiza Turkey Greece Bulgaria
As the official start of peak summer, July in Bulgaria is a popular month. Down in the South of Bulgaria, you'll get highs of around 30°C, esepcially in resorts like Burgas, which is a favourite amongst sun lovers due to its warm location on the Black Sea . A little up north in the Balkan Mountains, the temperature drops a few degrees, providing a cool breeze to counter the summer sun.book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Faro Ibiza Turkey Greece Spain