In normal years, July means one thing in the northern hemisphere: party time. Summer’s in full swing, bringing parades, music festivals, national holidays and street fairs, and making July a great (if crowded) month to travel. Of course, 2020 was a bit different. But with the vaccine rollout dangling a return to normality, we’re hopeful that we’ll still be able to pay a visit to some of our favourite destinations this July.
Here are our top recommendations for the best places to travel in July 2021, from Montreal and Madagascar to Amsterdam and New Zealand. Many destinations are at their busiest during July, so get planning and booking. With any luck, we’ll see you there – with a cocktail in our hand, of course.
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Note: We’ve included destinations in this list that we hope will be open to visitors by July – but make sure to check our ‘Where can I travel?’ page before you plan a trip. Likewise, some events mentioned in this list may not happen as planned, so always check before you travel.