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Chase the sun – Where’s hot in July? And where to cool off?

Written by: Russell Wallace | Travel Insurance Expert
Last updated: 14 May 2024 | Created: 14 June 2023

Last updated on May 14th, 2024 at 02:28 pm

Written by Russell Wallace – Travel Insurance Expert

Where to chase the sun in July?

If you like the sun on your holidays, July is the month for you! Many destinations offer at least 10 hours a day of sunshine, and temperatures start hitting their peak.

Las Vegas is a fantastic choice if you’re not afraid of the heat, with an average temperature of 40 °C in July. New York City is another US destination heating up, hitting nearly 30 °C this month.

Where is the hottest place in Europe in July?

July is one of Europe’s warmest months, with Florence hitting an average temperature of 32 °C. Crete isn’t far behind at 29.5 °C and 12 hours of sunshine, making it a fantastic choice if you want to soak up some rays. Lisbon, Barcelona and Nice are all over 27 °C, perfect for a short city break.

Where is sunny in July? Popular destinations:

On average, some of the hottest destinations to visit in July are:

Source: MetOffice

Destination Average temperature
in July
Average hours of
sunshine in July
Average flight time from the UK
Las Vegas 40 °C 12 hours 10 hours 20 minutes
Florence 32 °C 11 hours 2 hours 10 minutes
New York 29.9 °C 10 hours 8 hours 30 minutes
Crete 29.5 °C 12 hours 4 hours
Tenerife 28.9 °C 11 hours 4 hours 30 minutes
Majorca 28.6 °C 11 hours 2 hours 20 minutes
Lisbon 28.3 °C 12 hours 2 hours 40 minutes
Barcelona 28.2 °C 10 hours 2 hours 10 minutes
Nice 27.4 °C 11 hours 2 hours 10 minutes
Prague 23.9 °C 8 hours 1 hour 55 minutes

Looking to escape the heat this July?

If you’re hoping to avoid the higher temperatures in July, there are still plenty of fantastic places to choose from.

Amsterdam – Netherlands

With a comfortable July average of 22 °C, Amsterdam is an excellent idea if you’re looking for a cooler city break in Europe. With loads of museums and cafes to explore, it’s a beautiful place to see on foot or by bicycle.

Dublin – Ireland

The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, is both familiar and new all at once. Wander around the famous Trinity College grounds, or take a day trip and kiss the Blarney stone. With an average temperature of 20 °C, July is still very comfortable in Ireland.

Reykjavík – Iceland

If you want to cool down, where better than Iceland? The island’s capital city, Reykjavík, has an average temperature of just 13 °C, even in July. Thanks to its location in the Arctic Circle, Iceland enjoys up to 20 hours of sunshine this month. Make sure you pack a sleep mask.

Wherever your trips in July take you, remember to buy Comprehensive Travel Insurance as soon as you book your holiday.