July is summer's summit and the an ideal time for annual family vacations, friendly group getaways, and solo explorations! From vibrant cities to serene getaways, there's is a world of possibilities for July travel plans. Enjoy long days up north, soak up the sun on the beaches of Europe, or seek adventure in the snows of the southern hemisphere.

You'll find some great ideas here for the best places to visit in July. Get inspired, pack your bags, and start exploring amazing houses to call home in these extraordinary places that stand out this time of year. School's out, the weather is amazing, and the days are only getting shorter from here on out, so what are you waiting for?

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The Best Places to Visit in July in North America

Juneau, Alaska, USA

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Juneau, Alaska, a destination that truly comes alive in the month of July. With its stunning landscapes, abundant wildlife, and endless outdoor adventures, Juneau offers a summer experience like no other. Comfortable temperatures ranging from the 60s to the 70s Fahrenheit (15-25 degrees Celsius), allow you to enjoy outdoor adventures like hiking and kayaking. Here, you can also witness the grandeur of the Mendenhall Glacier, as massive chunks calve into the water, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Other outdoor activities inlude hiking scenic trails, zip-lining through the rainforest, or experiencing dog sledding on a glacier for an adrenaline rush. Embarking on whale-watching excursion to spot humpback whales, orcas, seals, and sea lions and looking out for bald eagles and bears along the shoreline are two ways to enjoy the extraordinary Alaskan wildlife. In town itself, explore Juneau's historic downtown, visit the Alaska State Museum, and enjoy traditional performances at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

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Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

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Discover Olympic National Park, a must-visit destination in Washington state. July is the perfect time to explore this enchanting park, with mild weather, extended daylight, and diverse landscapes. From the snow-capped mountains of Hurricane Ridge to the moss-draped Hoh Rainforest and stunning coastal vistas, Olympic National Park offers unparalleled natural beauty. Port Angeles serves as an ideal base, providing convenient access to the park's regions including Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent, and the captivating coastal areas. Immerse yourself in outdoor adventures, hike scenic trails, and witness the park's remarkable ecological diversity during your July getaway to Olympic National Park.

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Sandys Parish, Bermuda

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Sandys Parish in Bermuda is an idyllic summer escape that shines in July. With its warm weather and inviting turquoise waters, Sandys offers pristine beaches like Horseshoe Bay Beach, perfect for relaxing and engaging in water sports. Snorkel or scuba dive to explore the vibrant marine life, and don't miss the cultural heritage found in the Royal Naval Dockyard. In July, it's the perfect time to take nature walks through lush reserves like Somerset Long Bay Park and take in all the beauty of Heydon Trust Park. Sandy's in July is a captivating destination that combines natural wonders, thrilling activities, and cultural experiences for an unforgettable summer vacation that you would expect from the Caribbean. It also marks the start of the low season so crowds begin to thin out.

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The Best Places to Visit in July in Europe

Oslo, Norway

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Experience the summer splendor of Oslo, Norway, in July. With pleasant weather and extended daylight, Oslo offers outdoor adventures amidst breathtaking natural landscapes. Sail the Oslofjord, hike through Nordmarka's lush forests, and visit the iconic Vigeland Sculpture Park. Explore the city's cultural heritage at the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History and the National Museum, and wander through vibrant neighborhoods like Grünerløkka. Don't miss the Oslo Jazz Festival and the St. Hans Festival, celebrating music and Norwegian traditions. Enjoy waterfront charm at Aker Brygge and escape to nearby islands for peaceful retreats. July in Oslo offer so much so go ahead and add to to your bucket list to experience Scandinavian summer firsthand!

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Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh, Scotland is delightful in the month of July. Its atmosphere is electric with world-renowned festivals like the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The city basks in pleasant weather and long daylight hours to uncover the secrets of Edinburgh Castle, wander along the historic Royal Mile, and lose yourself in the enchanting Royal Botanic Garden. Venture beyond the cityscape, where the majestic Scottish Highlands and picturesque coastal towns of East Lothian beckon. Don't forget to conquer the iconic Arthur's Seat, a dormant volcano offering panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscapes. Even in July in Scotland you can catch a chill, so if you do warm up with a whisky tasting. July is an inviting time here in Scotland and an ideal to explore the city and its surroundings.

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Puglia, Italy

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The sun-kissed region of Puglia nestled in the heel of Italy's boot is a coastal haven in July for anyone looking for a beach vacation. You can relax on the stunning beaches of Torre dell'Orso, Gallipoli, and so many others that top of the list of some of the best beaches in the world. You can also explore the picturesque costal villages of Alberobello, Ostuni, and Polignano a Mare to name a few. They're the perfect place to discover southern Italian culture and of course indulge in Italian cuisine. History lover's will enjoy exploring local historical sites like Lecce, known as the "Florence of the South," with its Baroque architecture and Roman ruins. In July several festivals also happen that showcase Puglia's vibrant heritage. Experience the vibrant Taranta Dance Festival, a celebration of traditional music and dance, where the infectious rhythms of the Pizzica Tarantata will have you dancing along.

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The Best Places to Visit in July Worldwide

Ushuaia, Argentina

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Come and see the southernmost city in the world, where July offers an unexpected summer vacation for those from the northern hemisphere. In Ushuaia in July it's winter, so you'll find majestic snow-covered landscapes for you to indulge in thrilling winter sports at Cerro Castor. Year round here you can immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the "End of the World." This unique destination serves as a gateway to Antarctica, allowing you to embark on an extraordinary Antarctic adventure.  In town you can delve into the captivating history and indigenous heritage of the region at the End of the World Museum, where fascinating exhibits shed light on the city's past. Stroll through the charming downtown area, adorned with colorful buildings and boutique shops offering local crafts and souvenirs. Indulge your taste buds in the region's renowned cuisine, savoring the succulent Patagonian lamb and fresh seafood delicacies that reflect the flavors of this unique corner of the world.

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Louangphabang, Laos

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Despite occasional rainfall during the wet season, the UNESCO World Heritage city of Louangphabang offers a serene and culturally rich experience in July. You can immerse yourself in the spiritual traditions by witnessing the daily Tak Bat ritual and exploring iconic temples like Wat Xieng Thong. Experience the vibrant morning market, indulge in the aromatic Laotian cuisine, and embark on a boat trip along the majestic Mekong River to visit the Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Falls. July's occasional showers bring tranquility to the city, creating a peaceful ambiance that complements the lush landscapes and colonial architecture. Experience the cultural charms, natural wonders, and warm hospitality of Luang Prabang in a less crowded setting, making it an ideal destination for an unforgettable July getaway in Asia.

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Tangier, Morrocco

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In July, Tangier experiences pleasant temperatures, making it ideal for exploring. The city's location at the meeting point of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean brings a unique energy to this fascinating city. As a gateway to Africa from Europe, Tangier offers a unique blend of Moroccan, European, and African influences, creating a cosmopolitan and culturally diverse atmosphere. Tangier's literary and artistic heritage has attracted renowned writers and artists throughout history. Visit the American Legation Museum, the only American National Historic Landmark situated outside of the United States, and explore its fascinating collection of art and artifacts. Explore the Kasbah and the Medina to take in some history stroll along the famous Avenue Mohammed VI, lined with trendy cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops. Then, spend some amazing summer moments relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean here.

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Stay with HomeExchange in the Best Places to Visit in July

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With HomeExchange, you can stay in the heart of these incredible destinations, immersing yourself in the local culture while enjoying the comforts of a home away from home. Swap houses with like-minded travellers, unlock new possibilities, and create lifelong memories in the best places to visit in July all over the world. HomeExchange offers a world of possibilities to start exploring and planning your summer vacation. See you soon in these extraordinary destinations!

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