July - the perfect time to up sticks and celebrate the warmer months by going on a midsummer adventure. If you're looking for some July-themed inspiration, here are five awesome destinations you should visit, as suggested by travel bloggers.
Katie from Real World Runaway
While most people seek out the sun in July, why not venture somewhere a little different? In New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown, it’s the height of ski season and the town is buzzing with people hitting in the slopes.
If you’re not a skier, there are plenty of other ways to get your adrenaline fix, including the world’s first bungee jump, a giant canyon swing and jet boating. You might not get a tan, but you definitely won’t regret it!
ISLE OF SKYE, SCOTLAND
Kate from This Could Lead to Anywhere
The Highlands of Scotland are incredible and one of my favourite places to visit there is the Isle of Skye. It isn’t as difficult to get to this region as some travellers think. Networks of trains and buses go up to Inverness and Skye itself.
The beauty of nature and the feeling of getting away from the world makes it the perfect place to reconnect and switch off from busy working life.
Gabriella from Gabriella Manchester
Hvar is a beautiful island about an hours boat ride from Split, Croatia. It feels miles away from the mainland, and has some of the best sunsets I've ever seen.
Steeped in history, rich in culture and with incredible seafood in abundance, Hvar is perfection in June. Temperatures average around 28 degrees in July and there’s a gentle breeze to keep it comfortable. There are many smaller, beautiful islands dotted around Hvar that you can visit for the day, and for those who like to party, there’s Carpe Diem.
Tom from Travelling Tom
Monaco isn’t the traditional summer holiday destination, but it shouldn’t be discounted. Thanks to guaranteed sunshine, the world’s second-smallest country is versatile in that it’s just as suitable for week-long relaxation as it is for a jam-packed two-night city break.
Going in July means that you’ll be missing Grand Prix season, allowing you to explore sights such as the Prince’s Palace of Monaco and the Oceanographic Museum at your leisure. Head to Rainier III Nautical Stadium for a dip in a saltwater pool, complete with waterslide and diving board surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Port Hercules.
For inspiration, visit Travelling Tom on Instagram.
Kieren from Got My Backpack
Lisbon is Europe’s second oldest city and with plenty to see and do it’s fast becoming a popular destination in 2018.
A full Lisbon itinerary will include a visit to Sao Jorges castle with beautiful views across the city, the Carmo Convent ruins which stand as a reminder of Lisbon's great earthquake and, of course, the stunning beaches.
One thing that really caught my eye was the amazing street art projects across the city, with collaborations between local and international street artists.