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Where to honeymoon in July

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Planning a July wedding? Whether you are getting straight on a plane after or are already married and thinking about a latermoon, there are so many wonderful options for an exciting July honeymoon! Whether you want a tropical beach honeymoon, a safari honeymoon, a road trip July honeymoon, or a city honeymoon, we’ve got all the top July honeymoon destinations below, so you know where to honeymoon in July!

One word of warning: July coincides with school break/holidays in many regions, so we recommend booking early to get the best deals and availability for July honeymoon destinations.

Wondering where to honeymoon in July but need to know about other months too? Check out our handy weather page here.

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Oceania

July is an ideal month to visit the Oceania paradise islands of Fiji or French Polynesia as it’s the dry season. Bora Bora is on many honeymoon wishlists, with wonderful resorts like The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort and Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. Discover more with our Ultimate French Polynesia Honeymoon Guide.

For some couples wondering where to honeymoon in July, you may think Australia is out because it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, but it’s great for couples who may prefer to visit outside of the peak, extremely hot months and looking to go on an epic honeymoon road trip.

It’s a wonderful time to visit the Northern Territory, including the iconic Red Centre, where you visit Uluru and the surrounding expanses. The Ghan train from Adelaide to Darwin is 100% worth considering for a romantic honeymoon rail journey of a lifetime. You can experience winter sports near Melbourne and Queensland experiences typical tropical seasons ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ and July with pleasant temperatures in the early 20s°C / 70s°F.

It is wintertime in New Zealand, so unless you’re planning a winter sports July honeymoon, we’d recommend waiting until at least the southern hemisphere spring from late September onwards.

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Africa & Indian Ocean

For couples wondering where to honeymoon in July, make sure Africa is on your shortlist! There are so many honeymoon options to choose at this time of year. It’s the middle of the dry season in Botswana and game viewing is at its best in the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. Although the peak time for Victoria Falls is from March to May, July is a pleasant month for visibility of the waterfalls.

With the Skeleton Coast, Etosha National Park and the Kalahari desert, you’re in for a road trip you’ll never forget in Namibia. One of our favourite honeymoon destination recommendations for couples who’ve been everywhere! The most popular route for an incredible adventure honeymoon road trip in South Africa is Cape Town and the Garden Route. However, July is colder in these areas, but it is a great time to visit Kruger National Park and other parts of the country.

Kenya and Tanzania are ideal for a safari and beach honeymoon (find out more about the difference between them here). The wildebeest migration passes through the Masai Mara / northern Serengeti in July.

For couples wondering where to honeymoon in August for off-the-beaten track adventures, consider gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda (with an Indian Ocean beach add-on) or perhaps Madagascar or Mozambique – honeymoon destinations for couples who want to get off the beaten track. It’s hot in Morocco and Egypt, so we’d recommend choosing a different time of year for these North African gems.

It’s also a great month to visit Seychelles as it’s the dry season – check out our Ultimate Seychelles Honeymoon Guide. We adore this island nation. Hire a car and discover the best beaches in the world. Combine Seychelles with a safari in Kenya or South Africa. Nairobi and Johannesburg have direct flights with Kenya Airways and Air Seychelles, respectively.

It is “winter” in Mauritius with average temperatures of 22°C / 75°F, so it’s ideal for couples who want a tropical honeymoon without high temperatures. You can read our Ultimate Mauritius Honeymoon Guide here. One tip is to stay on the less breezy west coast. We have some of our favourite Mauritius honeymoon hotels here for inspiration.

It is the rainy season in the Maldives, although July has less rainfall than the other months. You should expect some thunderstorms and overcast days but plenty of sunshine too. Dive in to this piece of paradise with our Ultimate Maldives Honeymoon Guide.

South America

When you’re thinking about where to honeymoon in July, South America is vast and diverse, with plenty of options. Brazil is a year-round destination with balmy temperatures in July, so it’s a great time to visit if you prefer to go outside of the more humid months. It is the beginning of the dry season in the Amazon rainforest.

July is wintertime in Argentina, so much of the country is cold and we would only recommend it for skiing or winter sports around areas like Patagonia. However, it never gets too cold in Buenos Aires. So, you could visit there and Iguazu Falls and hop over the border with Brazil for a multi-destination honeymoon adventure.

It’s one of the best times of the year to visit Peru. Hike the Inca Trail (book early as permits are limited!) and visit the Amazon and Lake Titicaca. Visit Ecuador and the iconic Galapagos Islands for whales and dolphins spotting. Plus, the giant tortoises start to look for nesting areas at this time of year. Tag on the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia to Argentina or Peru to make an epic multi-destination honeymoon. Discover Colombia – ideal for honeymoon adventure seekers.

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North America, Central America & Caribbean

There is no doubt about it, for couples wondering where to honeymoon in July, North America should be on your list. July is the peak time of the year to travel. Summer is in full swing in Canada. Take a drive through the Rockies on an epic honeymoon road trip or hop on a cruise to Alaska from Vancouver. Explore Toronto and Niagara Falls.

California is also one of our favourite destinations for an epic road trip. While some destinations might be a little too hot like Death Valley, the coastal drive is one of our favourites. You can also island hop in Hawaii – see our Ultimate Hawaii Honeymoon Guide here. With many incredible national parks and iconic cities throughout the USA, there are endless honeymoon combinations.

You may be wondering where to honeymoon in July in the Caribbean. It is early in the hurricane season, which can affect the Caribbean islands and the coastal southern US states. Many couples still choose to travel to countries like the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Lucia, Antigua and Cuba at this time of year before the riskier months. You could consider countries outside the ‘hurricane belt’ like Aruba and Barbados. However, it’s worth noting predicting hurricanes isn’t an exact science. Central American countries like Costa Rica and Belize also experience their rainy season at this time of year.

While it is the rainy season in the Riviera Maya, you are unlikely to encounter extreme weather. We love the all-inclusive Secrets resorts. The latest incarnation, Secrets Impression Moxche, should be on your list! You could consider Cabo San Lucas on the Pacific Ocean coast. Caribbean cruises can be a good choice at this time of year – find out more with some of our best honeymoon cruises. You can expect some rain showers and occasionally adverse weather, although these honeymoon destinations are still popular despite the weather being unpredictable.

Europe

Europe should be on the top of the list for any couples wondering where to honeymoon in July. Although, it is a peak month, so expect crowds. There are many incredible honeymoon destinations and endless multi-destination combinations.

Go island hopping in Greece or Croatia. Lie by a beach in Spain or Portugal. party the days and nights in Ibiza, Berlin or the South of France. Take a food tour of Italy. Explore the cities, towns and coasts of Ireland or Great Britain. Do a city hop through London, Paris, Madrid and Amsterdam. Get off the beaten track in Slovenia or Montenegro. Take a cruise around the Aegean Sea, stopping at Greece and Turkey. The hardest part of choosing where to honeymoon in July in Europe is the sheer number of incredible destinations you have to choose from!

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Middle East & Asia

If Asia jewels like India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bhutan, China and Japan are on your wishlist and you’re wondering where to honeymoon in July, it’s worth noting that much of the region is humid and rainy at this time of year. If you’re not used to this kind of weather, it can be uncomfortable. Monsoon can bring anything from a quick daily afternoon shower to heavier downpours and thunderstorms.

However, while much of the continent is experiencing monsoon, our honeymoon favourite, Bali, is the exception. In fact, it is one of the best times time to visit Indonesia – good news for couples wondering where to honeymoon in July. If you’re considering Thailand – stick to the east coast beaches like Koh Samui (see our Ultimate Thailand Honeymoon Guide for more information). Add on a city stopover in Singapore – book a couple of nights in the incredible Marina Bay Sands hotel – home to one of our favourite rooftop pools.

It is extremely hot in the Middle East in July, so unless you’re accustomed to these kinds of temperatures, we’d recommend avoiding destinations like Oman and Jordan. Turkey’s Mediterranean beaches are very popular. Dubai in the United Arab Emirates usually has temperatures of 40°C/100°F, for example. However, hotel prices are at their lowest, so if you want to stop for a couple of days – Dubai has lots of indoor pursuits too.

You can visit Ski Dubai & the Dubai Mall. Marvel at the views from Burj Khalifa. Feel the sea breeze on a speedboat tour of Dubai Marina and explore the Museum of the Future. As you can see for couples wondering where to honeymoon in July and are flying through Dubai, it is possible to have a jam-packed city honeymoon itinerary despite the heat. Find out more with our Ultimate Dubai Honeymoon Guide.

In conclusion, the following is a list of where to honeymoon in July:

Thanks for reading our ‘Where to honeymoon in July’ article. Are you planning a honeymoon in July? Let us know in the comments where you’re thinking of going!

We endeavour to provide accurate climate information. However, as the weather around the world becomes more erratic and unpredictable because of the climate catastrophe, The Honeymoon Guide is not responsible for disappointment regarding your trip because of adverse weather.

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