Nothing quite beats a July holiday: the school holidays begin, the sun shines bright, and temperatures across Europe rise to their warmest. Of course, this also means that holiday prices rise – it is the high season, after all. But with a little searching, you can make your July holiday both fun-filled and cheap. Book private accommodation through HomeAway, and you'll soon be jetting off on the July break of a lifetime.
Top July holiday destinations
We have ample accommodation in the UK if you want to enjoy the English summer, and a range of beautiful rentals further afield across Europe. You could go on a Mediterranean adventure, head for the mountain air of the Alps, or decide on an activity-packed holiday at home. Wherever you choose to spend your July holiday, HomeAway will have the accommodation to suit.
July holidays in England: Norfolk
July has the most reliable weather in the UK – a great time to rediscover England's charm. Norfolk's coast is a beautiful spot for a family beach holiday. Alternately, you could take a boating trip on the Norfolk Broads, a relatively inexpensive way to enjoy East Anglia's quaint countryside. Whether you want to discover historic attractions, water sports, museums or just plain fun, Norfolk holidays in July won't disappoint.
July holidays in the Canary Islands: Tenerife
Holidays in July don't get much better than in Tenerife. The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife offers unparalleled beaches, landscapes and weather. July temperatures top 25°C, and the island gets ten hours of sunshine a day – it's no surprise that this has been a favourite with UK tourists for years. Tenerife is ideal for water sports, sunbathing, or simply sinking your toes into beautiful black sands!
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July holidays in Spain: Ibiza
Ibiza is amazing in July, boasting a range of colourful festivals and markets. Visitors can enjoy something new every day of the week, whether it's a rock festival, flea market or open-air film screening. Of course, the island's beautiful beaches are at their best in the blissful sunshine, so don't hesitate to relax with a spot of sunbathing. Head to San Antonio in the evening for outstanding nightlife, or a fishing village like Es Caná for hippy markets and traditional restaurants. When it comes to superb July holidays, there's nowhere quite like Ibiza.
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July holidays in France: Landes
Landes in Aquitane is best known for its Côte d’Argents, which attracts surfers and sunbathers from around the world. Its beaches are certainly beautiful, but there is much more in store at its cosmopolitan capital, Mont-de-Marsan. A Landes holiday in July will allow you to attend the Course Landaise bull fight – a staged performance, so no animals are actually hurt! You can also discover spa towns, medieval villages and Roman churches, or simply indulge with a glass of local brandy from Bas Armagnac.
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July holidays in Italy: Amalfi Coast
There are few places on earth as spectacular as Italy's Amalfi Coast. Green mountains with their ankles in the sea, dotted all over with terraced gardens and the region's characteristic, gleaming white-walled buildings – there's good reason that the Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's also the birthplace of limoncello: this lemon-flavoured liqueur, traditionally served chilled in locally made ceramic cups, is perfect for sipping in the shade on one of the area's famously warm summer days. Temperatures often reach the upper-20s – don't forget your sunscreen!
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