Holidays in July
By the time July arrives summer is in full swing and no matter where you are your thoughts won’t be far away from sandy beaches, cocktails and cool swimming pools. With Expedia you could be on the shores of Bora Bora, exploring the streets of New York or taking snapshots of the Colosseum in Rome. These are just a few of the inviting July destinations you could spend your summer holidays in.
Different types of July holidays
If you’re drawn to culture, want to splash out in the aisles of shopping malls or you just love the glamour of the bright lights and big cities, our city breaks are for you. You’ll experience all of the things that make a city great — such as chic bars and restaurants and iconic places of interest — whether you stay in lovable London, jet out to tantalising Tokyo or travel somewhere in between!
Perhaps the frenetic pace of a city isn’t for you? In that case, our beach breaks are the perfect tonic. They combine glorious sunshine and beaches with options to explore the surrounding regions if you do want to take day trips or visit bustling local towns. You can push the boat out (not literally!) to faraway destinations like the islands of Fiji, or have a rejuvenating beach holiday in destinations like Mallorca.
Our family holidays are your chance to cross the oceans and see the big cities of the world, like San Francisco, with your loved ones, or simply relax in some of the more leisurely short haul destinations, such as Prague in the Czech Republic.
Beach Holidays in July
City Breaks in July
Family Trips in July
Best July holiday destinations for you
As far as July beach holidays go, it doesn’t get more paradisiacal than Zanzibar. This archipelago off the coast of Tanzania is a blend of brilliant blue seas, silky sands and cobbled streets. When you’re on it you'll actually have to pinch yourself just to check you’re not dreaming.
Slightly closer to home, but still giving you that get-away-from-it-all sensation, is the beautiful city of Dubrovnik in the south of Croatia. Renowned as the Walled City of Dubrovnik, what you might not know is that this destination also poses some splendid beaches. You can soak up the sun on a rock, stroll along pebbled beaches or take up a sun lounger on the sand.
Planning a family holiday? Then how can you resist the charms of the Portuguese Algarve? Vilamoura, in the central Algarve area, awaits you and the kids. Families can go sightseeing, stroll around the tranquil marina or take part in that most quintessential of summer holiday activities: the family bike ride!
Further afield, Dubai will dazzle you with its sophisticated skyscrapers, which include the Burj Khalifa tower hotel. Cool off in the water parks, or even try your hand at a bit of indoor skiing in the Mall of the Emirates. Where else in the world would you be able to combine skiing and shopping in the same day?
The charming city of Dublin will provide you with a memorable city break, from its Guinness Storehouse - where you can take a tour - to the Kilmainham Gaol, which provides a unique insight into Ireland's history. A more traditional take on the past can be found at the National Gallery or the Museum of Natural History.
Los Angeles, on the other hand, is one of our awesome long haul destinations and a real city of discovery. Experience the wonders of science at the Griffith Observatory or the California Science Center, browse the high-end stores of Rodeo Drive or admire art at the Getty Center.
Use our 'Where to Go' destination planner for suggestions on where you should go for your holidays. No matter which month and what type of holiday you pick, you’ll find enticing locations with Expedia.