Counting down the days until summer? Us too. Besides, these frosty and bitterly cold mornings are enough to make anybody start day dreaming about their next vacay, even if it does feel like a lifetime away. So, if you want to swap frostbite for sand between your toes, we’ve unveiled five places around the globe, in trusty Europe, that are all about fun in the sun during July. Keep scrolling to find out where you’ll go next…
Average temperature in Malta in July: 30°
High temperature in Malta in July: 32°
Planning your summer 2018 holiday, but aren’t sure where to go? Let us introduce you to Malta. Thanks to its location in the Mediterranean Sea, 300 days of sunshine a year, delicious cuisine, and stunning waters are all a given, here. And with an average temperature of 30 degrees during July, you can soak up the sun on the sandy beaches in Mellieha and Qawra. If you’re more of a culture vulture, though, Malta is the perfect place to go exploring. It was voted one of the best places to visit in 2017 by National Geographic, and its UNESCO-filled capital city, Valletta, has been awarded the title of European Capital of Culture for 2018, too. No biggie…
Average temperature in Turkey in July: 35°
High temperature in Turkey in July: 40°
Turkey takes the crown when it comes to knock-out beaches. And one of the most popular resorts for sun, sand, and sea is the resort of Antalya, AKA the gateway to the Turkish Riviera. This region alone boasts 400 miles’ worth of beaches, so you’ll never run out of places to stretch out and relax. You’ll be guaranteed toasty temperatures, too – the mercury can reach up to a sweltering 40 degrees in July. If you do want to escape the heat, though, make tracks for one of the shaded bazaars in the town centre of bustling Bodrum. Here, you’ll find lots of market stalls selling quirky souvenirs, like handmade ceramic bowls, leather bags, and purses – perfect for shopaholics.
Average temperature in Majorca in July: 29°
High temperature in Majorca in July: 31°
Majorca has always been a top choice when it comes to holidays with the brood in tow. It’s no wonder either – this Balearic beauty has some of the best Blue Flag beaches in Europe, as well as laid-back resorts, and historic towns for you and the kids to explore. Plus, with an average temperature of 29 degrees across the island during July, you can expect at least 11 hours of sunshine every day during your vacay. If that’s not a reason to book, we don’t know what is.
Average temperature in Tenerife in July: 28°
High temperature in Tenerife in July: 30°
Did you know Tenerife is considered the star of the Canary Islands? It’s not difficult to see why, either. Holidays here will have you stargazing at Mount Teide National Park (which is the best place on earth to do so, FYI), shooting down slides at the largest waterpark in Europe, or tackling crater-like landscapes by foot. Plus, because Tenerife is a year-round destination in terms of soaking up vitamin D, you can expect 11 hours of sunshine per day, as well as temperatures of 30 degrees in July.
Average temperature in Sicily in July: 32°
High temperature in Sicily in July: 34°
Feel like going somewhere completely different next summer? Sicily could be just what the doctor ordered. Italian escapes are all about mouth-watering food, iconic sights and jaw-dropping scenery – and Sicily more than delivers la dolce vita, if we do say so ourselves. This gorgeous island boasts some of the best cuisine in Italy, too. Think arancini (rice balls stuffed with ragu sauce, cheese and peas then fried in breadcrumbs), cannoli (a pastry tube filled with fresh cream cheese and topped with pistachio nuts), and granita (a fruit or nut-based sorbet served with a brioche bun). What’s more, you can enjoy all of the above in temperatures of up to 34 degrees in July. Bellissimo.