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Sun, sea and sand awaits, or if you fancy something different, head north for a Scandinavian summer - the long days offer plenty of time for exploring the region’s beauty.
If you wish to visit South East Asia during the summer months, you may be put off by the threat of monsoon season. However, incredible Indonesia offers some glorious weather, particularly on the beach-ringed haven of Bali. Located just south of the equator, Bali’s weather is reliably hot and sunny, and thus the island is the perfect place to get away from the typical English drizzle.
Following a winter of almost constant darkness, Norway comes alive in July. The country offers some spectacular, rugged scenery including sprawling lakes and towering cliff-lined fjords. One of the main draws for visiting in summer is of course the midnight sun, which can be viewed from anywhere north of Bodø. Being able to read outdoors at midnight sure is an unusual experience.
July is perhaps the optimum time to take on the incredible Inca Trail through the Andes of Peru. During July the weather is warm and dry, with the mountains lush and verdant. Devote at least four days to the trek, and you’ll discover some spectacular scenery. The highlight for many is the Holy Grail at the end of the trek – Machu Picchu. Make sure to book your trek at least nine months in advance as this is peak Inca Trail season.