Where’s Hot in July ?

With the school holidays in full swing, hot holidays in July are popular, as it’s an ideal time to get away with the whole family. And while this may require advance bookings, it also means you get a few extra months to find the perfect swimsuit!

Top 5 Hottest Destinations in July

The Northern Hemisphere gets the best of the sunshine during July, with many countries enjoying temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s.

1. New York

July is the hottest month on New York’s calendar. If you’re eager to see the best of the Big Apple, head to the Top of the Rock, one of NYC’s most famous observation decks. Here you are treated to unabated view across the Manhattan skyline. Once you return to ground level, take a stroll around Central Park and join the Staten Island Ferry to make the most of the sunshine.

2. Barcelona

As you might expect, Barcelona is at its most beautiful, and busiest, in July. With warm, dry days expected, visitors should head to Las Ramblas in the city centre, but not before seeing the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell (the latter of which is perfect for walking around in the sun).

3. Florence

Florence enjoys the best of the Tuscan sunshine during July, with temperatures rarely dipping below 30°C. With little chance of rainfall, July is a perfect time to head out into the city’s vineyards to make – and taste – the local wine. Here you can stomp on hand-picked grapes and then next enjoy the fruits of your labour under the evening sun.

4. Mexico

Summertime in Mexico gets underway in July, when the country enjoys scorching temperatures of around 30°C. With such lovely weather on the cards, July is a great time to explore one of Mexico’s most famous landmarks: the Pyramid of the Sun. Built by the Teotihuacán civilisation as far back as A.D. 1, this monument houses a web of underground caves and spooky tunnel chambers.

5. Portugal

From historic landmarks, such as the Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, to the white-powered beaches of the Algarve, Portugal is a fanastic destination for a July holiday. Want some respite from the sun? Head to Lisbon, the capital, and pay a visit to Europe’s largest indoor aquarium: Lisbon Oceanarium. With over 15,000 water-dwelling creatures, and over 450 different species, this is an aquarium that truly makes a splash.

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