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July

Our top trips departing in July

Where to go on holiday in July

Introduction

From sensational summer escapes in Europe and North America to the iconic wildebeest migration in East Africa, July offers travel treats aplenty. Browse the selection below, all hand-picked by our specialists, then give us a call to plan your summer break.

Summer in Europe

While the Mediterranean beaches might be at their busiest, there's still plenty to enjoy on the Continent. Italy celebrates two famous festivals in July, namely the Verona Opera Festival and Palio di Siena – the latter requires booking well in advance. Capri and the Amalfi Coast are resplendent in July with mid–20s warmth while across Scandinavia and the Nordics, the Midnight Sun brings almost 24-hour sunshine.

Festivals in North America

July 4th celebrations in the USA are patriotic affairs and bring a celebratory vibe across the country; head to the east coast for the most pleasant conditions. It's also an ideal time to spot killer whales in Puget Sound or watch bears fish for salmon in Alaska. Meanwhile, in Canada, catch the Calgary Stampede and enjoy an action-packed rodeo, or head for the national parks (but book well in advance).

Wildlife holidays

In Africa, the Kenyan Masai Mara migration season begins – a breathtaking spectacle – while safaris and whale spotting in South Africa are also in season. Down under, Australia's Queensland, Northern Territory and Northern Western regions benefit from sunny, warm days. Spot native wildlife in the vast Outback or head to the outer islands of the iconic Great Barrier Reef for superb diving and snorkelling.

Journeys through Asia

While many people consider Asia to be inaccessible due to monsoons, July is in fact the best time to visit Thailand and Malaysia's east coastsBorneo and China. It's best to visit these locations in the first half of July before the school holidays to avoid the crowds. In Myanmar, July is one of the only months you can cruise the beautiful Chindwin River.

 

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Our top itineraries for July

Acacia tree, Namib Desert

Best of Namibia Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,485 pp incl. flights

Explore the plains of the Namib Desert, the apricot dunes of Sossusvlei, the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, the rugged terrain of Damaraland and the abundance of wildlife in the world-renowned Etosha National Park.

Panoramic view of Brindisi

Best of Puglia

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £965 pp incl. flights

Swap the crowds of Italy's headlines for Puglia's off-the-beaten-track charms. Quietly scenic coastal drives will bring you between palace stays in medieval towns and beach-side getaways in remote settings. Along the way, there's plenty of opportunity for hikes, bike rides and vineyard tastings.

Geirangerfjord, Norway

Norway: Best of the West

6-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,075 pp incl. flights

From Art-Nouveau Ålesund's pretty peninsula setting, this road trip brings you deep in Norway's western fjords via the vertigo-inducing switchbacks of the Eagle Road.

Salzburg, Austria

The Sound of Music in Salzburg

4-day tailor-made holiday from £680 pp incl. flights

If you're a fan of the classic film The Sound of Music, then this short break will be right up your street. Indeed, it's a superb opportunity to experience the original setting of the film first hand, with city and location tours paired with a stay in a 5-star hotel.

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