The most popular month for travel is the busiest and often most expensive. Airports can be crowded and many of the Mediterranean resorts can be hot. If you’re travelling with children this may be your only opportunity for a holiday. Try and book towards the end of the month and you’ll find the best deals as demand is at its lowest. There’s plenty of destinations to choose, long haul, short haul and in the UK. Here’s a guide on some of the top places to visit and where to avoid.
For those planning to stay closer to home, France is only a short flight away and promises long, hot days. Travel to the glamorous Cote d’Azur and visit the many beachside towns from Nice to Antibes and Saint Tropez. You’ll find a great choice of luxury hotels along the way and some of the best cuisine in the country.
The largest of the Greek Islands, Crete is a treasure trove of cultural sights, serene beaches and charming whitewashed fishing villages. For a truly indulgent stay, opt for one of the islands boutique hotels which offer a five-star service. You can enjoy your own private villa complete with plunge pool and spectacular views across the ocean.
If you’re seeking a far off paradise the beaches of Mauritius and the Seychelles won’t disappoint. Weather is at its best with endless days of sunshine and very few rain showers. Enjoy some pampering at an exclusive resort and be sure to snorkel the crystal clear waters.
Considered off peak season, the Alps in summer offer great weather and low prices. It’s good news for fans of the outdoors with a choice of hiking or climbing trails. There’s also watersports and swimming to be enjoyed at one of the freshwater lakes. Stay in a luxury cabin in one of the famed resorts of Verbier or Les Deux Alps and you’ll enjoy exceptional hospitality.
North America is another great option, offering spellbinding city breaks, adrenaline fueled outdoor pursuits or beachside bliss at one of the many coastal resorts. Visit Miami and you can enjoy world-renowned nightlife and some of the best weather on the continent.
Alternatively, head to the west coast and party with A-listsers in Hollywood before continuing your adventure at the casinos of Las Vegas. The region of Palm Springs offers a beautifully tranquil setting, where visitors can hike into the Joshua Tree National Park, spend the day at a world class golf course or kick back and relax at one of the regions trendy bars.
Where to avoid
Mexico should be avoided during this time where there is a risk of bad weather and cyclones. The Maldives also experiences heavy downpours with long periods of overcast conditions.