July is the best time to explore Europe, but if you’re looking for a tropical paradise, Asia has a number of islands that are heavenly at this time of year. On the African continent, the migration is in full swing and is definitely something to check off your bucket list. If you are looking to uncover a long lost civilization, Peru’s Machu Picchu is the perfect place to start.

Turkish Riviera, Turkey

Turkish Riviera, Turkey

Known for its idyllic beaches and picturesque mountains, the Turkish Riviera is also home to the largest collection of Roman ruins outside of Italy. We recommend taking a traditional boat and sailing along the coast, darting in and out of harbours and stopping at beaches as you please.

Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle

The fabled home of Santa Claus is now accessible to all! Begin your adventure in Canada, Alaska, Norway, Russia, Greenland, Sweden or Finland, and journey north to discover this fascinating land of ice and polar bears.

Pantanal, Brazil

Pantanal, Brazil

With the largest freshwater wetlands in the whole of the Americas, Brazil’s Pantanal region is simply the best wildlife destination on the continent. Combine this with a few days in Rio or Sao Paolo followed by a bit of beach time along the coast.

Peru

Peru

Though Machu Picchu put Peru on the map, the country is home to a profusion of beautiful landscapes, making it one of the most enthralling countries in South America. Explore Lake Titica, the Amazon River and hike through the Sacred Valley.

Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui, Thailand

The Thai island of Koh Samui is in the middle of its hot and dry season in July. So if you can take the heat, this is the place to go. With beachfront resorts and private luxury villas, there's always the pool or sea to jump into if it gets too hot!

Tanzania

Tanzania

If you're looking to combine wildlife, adventure and beach, there's no better destination than Tanzania. Start with one of the best safaris on the continent; move on to scale the mighty Kilimanjaro; and finish your journey on the island of Zanzibar with its pearly white sand beaches.

Namibia

Namibia

Namibia is filled with hauntingly beautiful landscapes, one of which is the Sossusvlei, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert. Here you can admire the tallest red sand dunes in the world, rising up to an impressive 330m!

Darwin, Australia

Darwin, Australia

Darwin is the gateway to the famed Kakadu National Park, a 2-hour drive from the city. Here, you can observe unique wildlife in abundance, swim in secluded pools below waterfalls and hike through the park and discover historic aboriginal art.

Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand

As the Adventure Capital of the world, it should come as no surprise that Queenstown offers exhilerating activities even throughout the winter months! The skiing around Queenstown is fantastic during the month of July, and the luxury lodges are warm, cosy and serve some of the best food in the country.

Hue, Hoi An and Da Nang, Vietnam

Hue, Hoi An and Da Nang, Vietnam

This Vietnamese trifecta offers an excellent holiday for those looking for a mix of beach and culture. Cycle through the s treets of historic Hue before heading south to Da Nang and staying at one of the lovely beachfront resorts. Take day trips to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An.

Iceland

Iceland

With long summer days and crisp air, Iceland is utterly amazing in July. Outdoors enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy making the most of the spectacular and varied landscape the country has to offer.

Java, Indonesia

Java, Indonesia

While Java is home to pulsating Jakarta, there are plenty of non-city escapes throughout the island. Hike up active volcanoes, visit coffee plantations and get lost amidst the incredible temple complex of Borobudur. Combine Java with Bali for the perfect culture, adventure and beach holiday.