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19 Best Honeymoon Destinations in July

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Searching for the best honeymoon destinations in July? You’ve come to the right place! 

As someone who writes about honeymoons all the time, and plans and treats her own trips with her husband as honeymoon-worthy romantic getaways, I know a thing or two about finding the right time to go to the perfect destinations for this trip of a lifetime. 

So if you’re planning your dream wedding and honeymoon in July, you’re in luck! There are plenty of delightful places to visit in July for a honeymoon. 

Whether you’re searching for where to honeymoon in July for relaxation or you two want some adventure, look no further than these 19 spots.

Thatch Caye in Belize - Caribbean Sea

19 Best Honeymoon Destinations in July

To organize this list of the 19 July honeymoon ideas, we’re breaking it down into categories to fit your interests like July honeymoon destinations in the USA, European honeymoon spots, relaxing beach locales, and even places for adventure. 

Here is a quick reference list of all the destinations, and for more details, keep on reading! 

  1. Finger Lakes, New York
  2. Charleston, South Carolina
  3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  4. Seattle, Washington
  5. Glacier National Park, Montana
  6. England
  7. Croatia
  8. Corsica, France
  9. Valencia, Spain
  10. Tahiti, French Polynesia
  11. Curaçao
  12. Fiji
  13. Belize
  14. Masai Mara, Kenya
  15. Uganda
  16. Tanzania
  17. Iceland
  18. Banff National Park, Canada
  19. Brazil

Best July Honeymoon Destinations in the USA

No passport? No problem! Here are some seriously swoon-worthy USA honeymoon destinations for the month of July. 

1. Finger Lakes, New York

Finger Lakes Romantic Getaway | Rainbow Falls at Watkins Glen

Summertime is a lovely time to visit the Finger Lakes in New York. Between sipping wine at many wineries, shopping at local farmers’ markets, and relaxing at any of the lengthy lakes, this is a fantastic place for a July honeymoon. 

For adventure lovers, there are ample hiking trails and waterfalls to chase! Watkins Glen is epic for jaw-droppingly beautiful waterfalls, and you can even spot Ithaca Falls in the town of Ithaca itself. 

You also can’t miss a sunset cruise on one of the lakes, and perhaps take some time to explore the brewery scene here too. 

This gem in New York truly has so much to offer for a nice, beautiful romantic escape. 

For a hotel along the lake with epic views, check out the Inns of Aurora Resort & Spa

2. Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston South Carolina | July Honeymoon Destinations

This magnificent port city in South Carolina is full of cobblestone streets and colorful houses to admire. 

Charleston is a great place for a honeymoon with amazing things to do in and around the area like visiting the Waterfront Park with its iconic pineapple statue, having a beach day at Folly Beach or Isle of Palms, strolling along Rainbow Row with its charming pastel homes, going on a food tour of the city, and even going on a boat cruise. 

For a hotel in the historic part of the city that is full of romantic charm, opt for The Charleston Place. The rooms are delightful, and you’ll love both the spa and rooftop pool to chill at after days of exploring the city. 

3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Honeymoon Suites Myrtle Beach - Pier in MB

Yes, South Carolina makes the list twice for the best honeymoon destinations in July! But honestly, July is a lovely time to visit Myrtle Beach. So, if you’d prefer just a relaxing beach getaway, opt for Myrtle Beach instead. 

Aside from beach bumming all day, you can also check out places like Broadway at the Beach or Brookgreen Gardens during your time there. 

I have a whole guide on the best honeymoon suites in Myrtle Beach to check out, and for a relaxing getaway, you can’t go wrong with a place like Island Vista.  

4. Seattle, Washington is One of the Best Honeymoon Destinations in July

Pike Place Market at night - Weekend in Seattle

For one of the best places to honeymoon in July in the Pacific Northwest, definitely check out Seattle. For starters, July is typically the warmest and driest month to visit, meaning you may actually have clear, sunny days and can spot Mt Rainier from a distance!

This city is well known for its craft brewery scene and coffee culture, so partaking in that is a must. Aside from that, you’ll enjoy fresh seafood, the iconic Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass, and even a day trip to Bainbridge Island. 

Oh, and it is a great place to base yourself for other day trips like Mt Rainier or even up to the San Juan Islands for orca spotting! 

For a luxury Seattle honeymoon, opt to stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. It has a rooftop pool, amazing suites, and a restaurant with views of the area! 

5. Glacier National Park, Montana

Kat and Chris looking at Grinnell Glacier and embracing from the Grinnell Glacier Overlook

For those who adore mountain and lake views, wildlife watching, and a bit of adventure, you’ll love visiting Glacier National Park for your honeymoon. This is typically the best time of year to visit as most of the Going-to-the-Sun Road and other roads open up and you can explore most of the park! 

You can easily spend a week in Glacier going on scenic hikes like to Grinnell Glacier or the Highline Trail, kayaking on Lake McDonald, white water rafting on the Flathead River, driving Going-to-the-Sun Road, and spotting the stars in the perfect night sky.

For a cozy Glacier National Park honeymoon in July, definitely stay at a cabin like this one with views outside the park. Glacier is truly one of the best national park honeymoon destinations.

PS- Check out how much a trip to Glacier National Park costs here!

Best Places to honeymoon in July in Europe

You know Europe is a popular summertime travel destination for many, including honeymooners. It is no shock, as there are ample delightful places to visit in the month of July across the continent. 

Whether you want to explore a country via a road trip or relax on the beach, here are the best places for a honeymoon in July in Europe. 

6. England

Cotswolds in the UK

Whether you want to explore attractions like the Tower of London or Borough Market in London, or you want to snuggle together in a cozy cottage in the Cotswolds, England is a great place to visit in July. 

If you’re comfortable with driving on the left side of the road, this is a great opportunity to road trip around the country! Visit the charming villages in the Cotswolds, relax at the spas in Bath, go for hikes in the Lake District, and perhaps enjoy some fish and chips and sunshine in Brighton. 

Like other places in the UK, you know that England has an abundance of castles. So, this means that a castle hotel will make for an idyllic honeymoon-worthy stay. 

For a romantic, fairytale honeymoon, a stay at the luxurious Thornbury Castle is a must.

7. Croatia is One of the Best July Honeymoon Destinations

Rovinj Croatia | Honeymoon in July

While many honeymooners certainly opt for the likes of Italy or Greece for their dreamy getaways, Croatia has quickly become a popular beach destination in Europe. 

A visit to Dubrovnik is a must to see the city walls and enjoy the beaches in the area. However, there are so many great islands and coastal cities to explore like Hvar, Korcula, Vis, and Rovinj. 

Spend a few nights in the picturesque town of Rovinj, where you can even take a day trip to Venice! For a honeymoon hotel near Rovinj, check out the Monte Mulini Adults Exclusive Hotel which has several pools, 3 restaurants, a beach club, and a spa. 

8. Corsica, France

Corsica in France | July Honeymoon Destinations

Located above Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica is an idyllic France honeymoon destination. This is a great place for a road trip around the island to explore the local vineyards, hike in the mountains, and even visit the city of Bonifacio. 

But, being an island, you know the beaches here are amazing. Swim in crystal clear water and perhaps go snorkeling or diving together on your July honeymoon. 

For a honeymoon room with a view, check out the Hotel Casadelmar. It is located outside of Porto-Vecchio and the views of the Mediterranean are spot on. It also has a fantastic spa, 2 restaurants, and a pool. 

9. Valencia, Spain

Valencia in Spain

This city sits on the southeastern coast of Spain and is perfect for your July honeymoon. If you want to sightsee, you can check out places like the Valencia Cathedral, Torres de Serranos, the Cuidad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and the Central Market of Valencia. 

However, if you want beaches, you can enjoy those too. You can also enjoy the beaches and hiking trails in Albufera Park. Another great thing about Valencia is that you can start here and take the ferry from the port to other Spanish islands like Ibiza and Mallorca to continue your honeymoon.

No matter your interests, Valencia has a bit of everything! With chill beaches, amazing cuisine (paella is famous here!), an exciting nightlife scene, and the seriously charming Old Town, you won’t run out of things to do here. 

While Valencia certainly sees its fair share of visitors in the summertime, thanks to its low chance of rain and plenty of sunshine, this Spanish city makes for a great July honeymoon escape. 

For a luxe honeymoon hotel, opt for the Hotel Balneario Las Arenas. This 5-star hotel is by the beach and has several pools, including an adults-only pool, and a spa. 

Beachy Honeymoon Destinations For July

After many months of wedding planning, having a serene honeymoon at the beach sounds perfect. Thankfully, there is no shortage of beach locales the enjoy during your summertime honeymoon. 

10. Tahiti, French Polynesia

Sunset in Tahiti

This popular honeymoon destination is lovely to visit in July. With warm temperatures and drier weather, you can enjoy sun and sand during a luxurious honeymoon to Tahiti. 

Some things to do in Tahiti during your stay include swimming, snorkeling, and diving, as well as hiking and venturing to waterfalls, learning to surf, and, of course, staying in an overwater bungalow. 

I mean, who doesn’t want to wake up and jump directly into the ocean? If you stay at the InterContinental Resort Tahiti, you can enjoy an overwater bungalow with an outdoor lounge area with access to the lagoon. Enjoy the views and peacefulness of this Polynesian island escape. 

11. Curacao

Curacao | Where to Honeymoon in July

I’ll be honest with you the Caribbean is not typically a great place to visit in the summertime. Summertime brings on rain and hurricanes, meaning it can be quite risky to plan a July honeymoon to some islands that lay in the path of tropical storms. 

However, Curacao is part of the ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Being located in the southern Caribbean near South America, these islands are pretty great to visit year-round as they don’t typically get hurricanes. 

Curacao is a lovely island with plenty to do including snorkeling and Scuba diving at the coral reef located offshore, exploring the city of Willemstad, and visiting beautiful beaches like Playa Lagun. 

For a great place to stay, consider Baoase Luxury Resort. With luxury villas and suites (some even have their own pools!), you’ll enjoy this romantic resort on one of the best beaches on the island. 

12. Fiji is One of the Best July Honeymoon Destinations

Fiji for a July Honeymoon

With dry, sunny days and all the island vibes, you’ll enjoy your July honeymoon visit to Fiji. 

As I’ve mentioned in the June honeymoon destinations post, Fiji is in the middle of manta ray season this time of year. Between May through October, you have the chance to swim with manta rays and be awe-inspired by their beauty. 

As a bonus, Fiji has plenty to do on land as well including waterfalls, lush jungles, and great beaches to explore. The Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay is a great place to stay that even has overwater bungalows. 

13. Belize

How to Plan the Ultimate Belize Honeymoon - Thatche Caye island with boat on sand and palm trees by the beach

While Belize is typically in the middle of its rainy season over the summer, it actually has a “little dry season” during late July and August. 

Therefore, July can be a great time to visit Belize! In fact, we visited Belize in the middle of July 2021 and had a fabulous time on the beach! You can go explore the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich, snorkel at the Belize Barrier Reef, cave tube, swim in a blue hole at St Herman’s Blue Hole National Park, and more! 

For affordable overwater bungalows, you’ll love the all-inclusive private island resort of Thatch Caye

Belize is a small country, but packs a punch with adventure and beautiful beaches, making it perfect for your July honeymoon. 

Check out more Belize honeymoon content such as a Belize trip cost guide, a Belize packing list, and the best Belize honeymoon resorts

Adventure-Lover Honeymoon Destinations in July

For those who love the idea of an adventure-packed honeymoon, look no further! These are the top best places for a honeymoon in July for adventure lovers. 

14. Masai Mara, Kenya

Honeymoon in Kenya Destinations

Dreaming of a safari honeymoon? Would you like to awaken to the sounds of the savannah and sip coffee as you watch hippos swimming in the river? 

Then the Masai Mara is the place for you! July is a great time to visit the Masai Mara, especially as it is in the middle of the Great Migration. Potentially witness thousands of wildebeest crossing the Mara River into the Masai Mara during your honeymoon. 

Aside from game drives, you can also partake in activities like a sunrise hot air balloon safari and the chance to connect and learn more about the Maasai people. 

If you stay in a conservancy, you can also enjoy things like horseback safaris, walking safaris, nighttime safaris, and more! 

In between safaris, definitely make time to relax at your luxe accommodations and perhaps indulge in spa treatments. We absolutely loved staying at Ilkeliani Camp. Located on the Talek River, you can see wildlife from the lodge. Plus, the tents are spacious and even have viewing decks from the main bedroom. 

Find out how much a safari honeymoon costs here

15. Uganda Honeymoon

Mountain gorillas in Uganda

You’ll start to notice a theme amongst some of these adventurous honeymoon destinations: East Africa is a great place to visit in July! 

Uganda is no exception. If you’ve ever wanted to trek to see gorillas in the wild, you can partake in that at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 

You can also witness chimpanzees and several other primates at Kibale National Park. And, as a bonus, you can even enjoy a safari in the African savannah in Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

Uganda has no shortage of incredibly romantic and adventurous honeymoon destinations, making it idyllic for your July honeymoon. 

For a fantastic lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a stay at the Mahogany Springs Lodge is perfect. You get to stay in your own private villa with views of the park itself, and they can arrange things like massages in the room or a fireside dinner for two! 

16. Tanzania 

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Okay, I promise I have places outside of East Africa on the list of adventurous honeymoon destinations. But Tanzania is a fabulous place to visit in July too! 

Enjoy epic safaris in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and even Lake Manyara National Park. Serengeti sees the Great Migration this time of year, and you cannot miss the action-packed Ngorongoro Crater. 

For a fabulous safari honeymoon at Ngorongoro Crater, opt for andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Aside from safari locales, be sure to have a little beach time in Zanzibar to wrap up your Tanzania honeymoon. 

17. Iceland 

Iceland in Summer

For an epic July honeymoon idea, Iceland is a perfect place for a road trip. The roads are open and weather conditions are fairly good, meaning you can enjoy a nice long road trip along Ring Road, stopping in places like Vik, Akureyri, Reykjavik, and more! 

Explore the hot springs, beautiful beaches, mountains, and stunning waterfalls during an Icelandic road trip honeymoon. 

Plus, you have ample daylight hours for all of it! July sees about 20 hours of sunshine per day, which means you can even alter your schedule for sightseeing so that you can visit popular natural attractions in the middle of the night when nobody else is there!

For a unique honeymoon retreat in Iceland, opt to go glamping at Original North!  

18. Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park | July Honeymoon

With vibrant blue glacial lakes, stunning mountain peaks, and luxurious hotels, you cannot go wrong with a July honeymoon in Banff.

There are several beautiful lakes to explore like Lake Minnewanka, Lake Louise, and even Moraine Lake. Plus, you can go hiking and potentially spot wildlife, relax at Banff Upper Hot Springs, and even take it easy while riding up the Banff Gondola for epic views. 

You can do as little or as much as you’d like during a honeymoon in Banff. Regardless, a stay at the Fairmount Chateau Lake Louise is a must. This hotel sits next to Lake Louise and has some of the best views of the surrounding area. 

19. Brazil

Rio in Brazil

A Brazil honeymoon is a great idea in July. For starters, you can expect comfortable temperatures in Rio de Janiero during the day and cooler evenings, perfect for exploring the city and visiting places like the Christ the Redeemer statue and Copacabana Beach. 

July is also a good time to visit the Amazon Rainforest, as it is the drier season. Explore the vast flora and fauna of the Amazon Rainforest as you spend several days hiking, boating, and taking in all the scenery. It truly is an epic place to visit. 

And while you’re in Brazil, definitely head to Iguazu Falls to see some of the most magnificent waterfalls that lie between Argentina and Brazil. 

For a dreamy honeymoon hotel in Rio, you’ll want to stay at the Copacabana Palace. It is located along the beach with amazing views! Plus, this 5-star hotel has several restaurants, a spa, and a pool to relax in when not exploring the city. 

These are hands-down the best honeymoon destinations in July ranging from sun-drenched beach destinations to stunning mountains and more! 

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