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 honeymoon, or a city honeymoon, we’ve got all the top 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.
July is an ideal month to visit the paradise islands of Fiji or French Polynesia as it’s the dry season. Bora Bora is on many honeymoon wishlists, with wonderful resorts like St. Regis and Four Seasons.
It is winter in Australia, great for couples who may prefer to visit outside of the peak, extremely hot months. It’s a wonderful time to visit the Northern Territory, including the iconic Red Centre, where you visit Uluru and the surrounding expanses. We love the Ghan train from Adelaide to Darwin. 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 winter in New Zealand so unless you’re planning a winter sports honeymoon, we’d recommend waiting until at least the southern hemisphere spring.
Africa has many honeymoon options to choose from in July. It’s the middle of the dry season in Botswana and game viewing is at its best in the Okavango Delta. Although the peak time for Victoria Falls is from March to May, July is a pleasant month for visibility of the waterfalls.
Consider Namibia, with the Skeleton Coast, Etosha National Park and the Kalahari desert you’re in for an epic road trip you’ll never forget. The most popular route for a honeymoon 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.
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.
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 with the best beaches in the world. Combine with a safari in Kenya or South Africa, Nairobi and Johannesburg have direct flights.
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 the hottest temperatures. You can read our Ultimate Mauritius Honeymoon Guide here.
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.
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.
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. Discover Colombia – ideal for honeymoon adventure seekers.
July is the peak time of year for visiting North America. Summer is in full swing in Canada, take a drive through the Rockies, take a cruise to Alaska and explore Toronto and Niagara Falls. California is one of our favourite destinations for an epic road trip. 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.
It is early in the hurricane season, which can affect the Caribbean and the coastal southern US states. Central America also experiences their rainy season at this time of year. We love the all-inclusive hotels on the Riviera Maya of Mexico (we love Secrets resorts, the latest incarnation, Secrets Moxche, should be on your list!). Caribbean cruises can be a good choice at this time of year. You can expect some rain showers and very occasionally adverse weather, although these destinations are still popular despite the weather being unpredictable.
It’s a peak month for visiting Europe so expect some crowds. There are many incredible honeymoon destinations and endless multi-destination combinations. Whether it’s island hopping in Greece or Croatia, lying by a beach in Spain, partying in Ibiza or Berlin, taking a food tour of Italy, exploring the cities and coasts of Ireland or Great Britain or taking a city hop through London, Paris, Madrid and Amsterdam – the hardest part is choosing what to do!
Much of Asia is hot, humid and rainy in July, so if you’re not used to this kind of weather, it can be uncomfortable. Monsoon brings heavy downpours. However, while much of the continent is wet, Bali is the exception. It’s one of the best times time to visit Indonesia.
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. Dubai in the United Arab Emirates usually has temperatures of 40°C/100°F, for example, although prices are at their lowest if you want to stop for a couple of days en route to somewhere else – Dubai has lots of indoor pursuits too.
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.