Top 10 summer sun holiday destinations in July 2024

Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

July - the heart of summer and when we hope for some serious sunshine. If you're planning a holiday, let our infographic, which showcases our expertly-curated pick of the top 10 destinations to go for unbounded lashings of sunshine in July, be your guide.

Paradise Beach, Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Greece
Paradise Beach, Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Greece © philouvdv - Flickr Creative Commons

Our pick of destinations that you can rely on for summer sunshine in July is a tasty blend of places near and far from home with something for every interest.

Destination Temperature Daily sunshine Flight time
Max Min
1. Corfu, Greece 31°C 18°C 12 hours 3 hours
2. Costa Blanca, Spain 29°C 19°C 11 hours 2.5 hours
3. Costa del Sol, Spain 30°C 19°C 11 hours 3 hours
4. Bali, Indonesia 29°C 22°C 10 hours 15.5 hours
5. California, USA 29°C 17°C 12 hours 11.5 hours
6. Ibiza, Balearic Islands 29°C 20°C 11 hours 2.5 hours
7. Italian Lakes, Italy 27°C 16°C 9 hours 2 hours
8. Croatia 28°C 17°C 11 hours 2.5 hours
9. French Riviera, France 26°C 19°C 11 hours 2 hours
10. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands 26°C 19°C 9 hours 4.5 hours

While factors such as distance (flight time) and the daily temperature are important, this selection is all about places with plenty of sunshine, and every destination listed has a minimum of nine hours per day.

Top 10 summer sun holiday destinations in July infographic
Top 10 summer sun holiday destinations in July infographic ©

Top 10 sunny destinations in July

  1. Corfu, Greece
  2. Costa Blanca, Spain
  3. Costa del Sol, Spain
  4. Bali, Indonesia
  5. California, USA
  6. Ibiza, Balearic Islands
  7. Italian Lakes, Italy
  8. Croatia
  9. French Riviera, France
  10. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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Sunny holiday destinations by month

Check out our top 10 sunny holiday destinations for each month of the year whether you're after summer breaks or winter sun escapes. We'll tell you where to get the best weather, the expected flight time and what makes each destination special.

Looking for more? Check out our worldwide guide to the weather in July and see even more places we recommend for a holiday at this time of year.

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton is's editor. Kirsten writes, commissions and edits our travel features, liaising with our contributors and ensuring copy is spick-and-span. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Kirsten also freelances writing articles on travel, history and the outdoors for titles such as Scotland Magazine and BBC Travel.

Article updated on Friday 9th December 2022 in: Asia Europe North America Season Summer

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