If you are a frequent traveler, there is no way that the gorgeous Lake Como in Italy is not on your bucket list. In July, you will find the airfares to Europe to be pleasantly low. Turns out that enjoying the fourth of July at Lake Como is quite the adventure, with even non-American visitors reveling in the celebration.
If you are dying to escape the sweltering heat of summer, then fly to Zurich. The temperature in July is in the lower 70s, making it perfect for you to hide away and enjoy a dip in any of the city's outdoor bathing spots. Moreover, flying to Zurich for a July vacation means that you will be there just in time for the Lakeside Sculpture Festival, which you will savor along with an unforgettable view of the Alps.
Looking to savor the wonder of a new culture, great food, and the convenience of a vacation with no jetlag? Then look no further than Cartagena, a lovely, old city located in Colombia. If you wish for a trip that will incorporate the warmth of summer, hit the skies for a five-hour flight from a number of US hubs. You will avoid the crowds that flock the quaint, seaside city during the holidays, and enjoy a solid selection of great hotels.
Mount Hutt is the perfect place to visit if you would still like to enjoy the cold feel of snow deep within the summer. New Zealand's ski season is between June to mid-October, which is both an off-peak travel season and unbelievably beautiful slopes to enjoy skiing.
Trencin is one relatively unknown destination, which is perfect for you if you want something laid back and relaxed this July. Trencin is about two hours away by car from the nation's capital of Bratislava and hosts the Trencin Castle, one of the hundreds of medieval castles and chateaux of the Slovak republic. Moreover, you can attend the Pohoda music and arts festival, which runs from July 11th to 13th. It presents an exciting, international mix of indie, electronic, punk, and alternative music genres, along with dance, literature, art, film, and theater.