first_imgNEXT: ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Riga, LatviaAverage temperature: 21°CThis summer is the perfect time to discover this up and coming Latvian city. It’s the largest of the Baltic capitals, filled with Gothic spires and listed structures – sign up for one of the many architecture tours to learn more about the city’s Art Nouveau buildings. Riga summers can be hot, so consider heading to the nearby beach resort of Jūrmala, where you’ll find a wide stretch of powdery white sand. When it’s time to eat, head to Vincents, a favourite of Elton John and Prince Charles which is famous for its locally-sourced produce and Van Gogh-inspired décor. At 19 Elizabetes, it’s just a short walk from Riga’s old city, and close to some of the city’s best bars, like Krogs Aptieka on Miesnieku iela. Head over to this cosy venue after dinner to sample Latvian beer and mingle with the locals. Travelling eastwards? We’ve picked our top lesser-known Eastern European cities.Best time to book flights to Riga: 30 weeks before departureSaving: 22% on average flight prices from the UK to Riga Cornwall, UKAverage temperature: 19°COn a sunny July day in Cornwall, the beaches here resemble those found in the Caribbean, with vast stretches of white sand and endless expanses of calm, gem-coloured water. If sheltered coves are your thing, head for the south, where you’ll find Porthcurno beach, which is popular for its smooth swimming waters, thanks to the steep cliffs either side. The northern beaches, like Perranporth, are more exposed and attract surfers as well as sunbathers. Town beaches like the one at Marazion and Porthmeor are great places to spend the day, with restaurants and other facilities just a short walk away. Can’t believe Cornwall’s this good – and in the UK? We’ll prove it with these must-visit Cornish places.Best time to book flights to Newquay: 25 weeks before departureSaving: 34% on average flight prices from the UK to Newquay PREVIOUS: Best events in JulyExit festival, Serbia, July 6 – 9Average temperature: 27°CExit celebrates its 17th anniversary in 2017, and Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is there to headline. Also on the bill are Jake Bugg, Rag’n’Bone Man and Duke Dumont. Held in Novi Sad, Serbia, Exit has won several awards at the EU Festival Awards, which are considered the Oscars of the festival world. A two-day ticket costs from just £97.90 and the setting is unforgettable – the event is held in the shadow of the Petrovaradin Fortress, just metres away from the Danube River and a one-hour drive from Belgrade airport.Best time to book flights to Belgrade: 29 weeks before departureSaving: 21% on average flight prices from the UK to Belgrade Rome, ItalyAverage temperature: 30°CJuly is one of the warmest months to visit Rome, (expect the mercury to hit 32ºC on a regular basis) so you can look forward to plenty of sun and long, balmy evenings. Make the most of the gorgeous weather by spending a few hours exploring the grounds of the Villa Borghese or the greenery-filled Villa Celimontana gardens, found to the south of the Colosseum. Heading to Rome but don’t know where to start? Take some advice from a local. Best time to book flights to Rome: 9 weeks before departureSaving: 17% on average flight prices from the UK to Rome San Francisco, California, USAverage temperature: 20°CSunny San Fran has always been a bit of a hot spot, and now there’s one more reason go. The new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art became the largest contemporary art museum in America when it reopened last May (tickets are $25 for an adult, $24 for ages 19-24 and free for under 18s). Those visiting in July should also head to the Asian Art Museum (open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, admission from $10), where they’ll be able to check out the Tomb Treasures exhibition, a fascinating insight into China’s Han dynasty. Find out more about San Francisco with our top things to do in the city.Best time to book flights to San Francisco: 30 weeks before departureSaving: 12% on average flight prices from the UK to San Francisco Got any recommendations for July holidays? Share them in our traveller forum for the chance to be featured in an alternative list of all your favourites. Image: Ricardo Sánchez / CC BY 2.0Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica, July 16 – 22Average temperature: 32°CJamaica’s legendary reggae festival celebrates its 24th birthday in 2017. Sumfest is the largest festival on the island, and in recent years Rihanna, Usher, 50 Cent and Stephen Marley have all performed (this year’s acts and ticket prices are yet to be confirmed). What is guaranteed is the unrivalled beauty of Montego Bay for a backdrop, and a week of live performances, DJ sets and street parties. If it all gets too much down on the sand, head to a local bar to take in a live DJ set – many of the island’s venues stage events to coincide with the festival. Accommodation-wise, Montego Bay has everything, from budget hostels to luxury hotels. But don’t expect to get much sleep, because the action generally starts at around 9pm and continues until the early morning. It’s a three-hour drive from Kingston international airport to Montego Bay, but internal return flights to nearby Sangster airport start at around £90. Read our guide to find out why Jamaica is the Caribbean at its most classic.Best time to book flights to Jamaica: 2 weeks before departureSaving: 18% on average flight prices from the UK to Jamaica Best beaches to visit in JulyCorfu, GreeceAverage temperature: 31°CCorfu’s the Greek island that pleases everyone, whether it’s the beautiful, secluded coves or a consistent swell crying out to be kite surfed. On the south west coast lies Gardénos beach, popular with sunworshippers, while Ágios Geórgios Págon near Cape Arílla is said to have Corfu’s cleanest, clearest water. And don’t forget Myrtiotissa to the west – an unbelievably pretty bay with golden sand, surrounded by steep cliffs. Although Corfu lacks the huge waves which advanced kite boarders crave, head to Chalikounas Beach and you can avoid rip currents or reefs and revel in the powdery dunes and small, consistent surf. Another advantage? It rarely gets crowded so if you’re a beginner, there’s a good chance nobody will see your spectacular bail. If you still can’t decide on a Greek island, take a look through our guide to 20 of the most beautiful.Best time to book flights to Corfu: 6 weeks before departureSaving: 6% on average flight prices from the UK to Corfu RelatedWhere to go on holiday in DecemberFancy Christmas abroad this year? Here’s our guide to where’s hot in December when you need a winter escape: the best cities, the greatest events, the sunniest beaches – and the best time to book a cheap deal.World Cup Brazil host cities: a bluffer’s guideKnow your Cuiabá from your Curitiba? Gen up on the essential facts about the 12 host cities of the World Cup in Brazil.Best value destinations for 2019 With new flight routes launching and some brand new hotels entering their soft opening phase, these five destinations are a bargainous choice for your 2019 travels. From tropical long-haul beauty spots to bustling cities where there’s always something going on, there’s something to suit every type of traveller. Cancun, Mexico… Tour de France, France, July 1 –23Average temperature: 21°CThe 115th Tour de France kicks off in July. Base yourself in the Alpine resort of Morzine (the best airport to fly to is Geneva), a beautiful French ski resort which is a magnet for outdoor types during the summer months and you’ll have a grand view of the action. When you’re not watching out for the world’s greatest cyclists, you can channel your inner Chris Froome by hiring a bike and tackling the brutal hairpin turns leading up to the resort, or spend the day hiking along the clearly marked trails. Prefer four wheels to two? Check our favourite French road trips.Best time to book flights to Geneva: 10 weeks before departureSaving: 16% on average flight prices from the UK to Geneva Virgen del Carmen Festival, Peru, July 16Average temperature: 18°CVisit Peru in July, and you’ll catch the Virgin del Carmen Festival, when locals pay homage to the dead with traditional parades, inventive masks and energetic dances. The biggest celebrations occur in Paucartambo, a town four hours east of Cusco, and usually take place between July 15th and 17th. On the 16th, the Virgen del Carmen is carried around the town in a spectacular procession to bless those present and scare away any lingering demons. Check out more amazing destinations to visit in South America, with our top picks of the whole continent.Best time to book flights to Peru: 24 weeks before departureSaving: 8% on average flight prices from the UK to Peru Here’s a full calendar of travel inspirationRead on for more summer holiday recommendations:The best beaches in the UKFrom pebble beaches and soaring white cliffs, here are 10 of the UK’s best beaches for you to bum around on.Family holiday ideas for every budgetSkyscanner brings you ten family holiday ideas which should keep everyone happy.11 beautiful film locationsLacking inspiration for a holiday this year? Take a look at these recent film locations to get your wanderlust going…Weather data provided by Weather2Travel.*Skyscanner looked at 250 million exits on flights over a three-year period to make the data as robust and accurate as possible. Our overall results should be considered as a guide for travellers. While Skyscanner has identified the average flight prices and best time to book, there will never be one date where it can guarantee that flight prices will be at their cheapest. However, there are clear trends we can see that are useful to show travellers.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Bali, IndonesiaAverage temperature: 29°CIt’s official: this Indonesian island has some of the world’s finest beaches. Kuta, in the southern Bukit peninsula, is one of the most famous and a handy 20-minute drive from Bali airport – prepare for the crowds and seaside hawkers that come with this accolade, but enjoy the cheap surfboard rentals and spectacular sunsets. After an alternative? Balangan Beach, on the other side of the peninsula, resembles something out of Robinson Crusoe, a palm-fringed strip of sand dotted with bamboo beach shacks and a temple (Pura Dalem Balangan) at one end. Divers and snorkellers will love Pemuteran, on the northern coast, where there’s an abundance of coral and chances to spot a whale shark or turtle near this arc of rainbow-coloured sand. Travelling Indonesia? Tick these five must-see destinations off your list.Best time to book flights to Bali: 30 weeks before departureSaving: 5% on average flight prices from the UK to Bali Best city breaks in JulyRio de Janeiro, BrazilAverage temperature: 24°CJuly is the perfect time to explore the pristine beaches and soak up the samba-fuelled nightlife of Jamaica. It’ll be Brazil’s version of winter, but don’t panic, because this simply means you’ll get long, sunny days instead of painfully hot ones – during summer, the mercury regularly hits 40ºC, while July gives you near-perfect temperatures of around 24ºC. This is also the best month for surfers, who flock to Brazil’s second largest city for the huge waves (Ipanema beach is particularly popular with adrenaline junkies), although there are plenty of beaches for those seeking calmer waters, too. We love Praia de Leblon, just a stroll down the coast from Ipanema – both are a twenty-minute drive from the city centre. Want to get the scoop on Rio de Janeiro? Check out our local’s guide from Rio resident, Alice.Best time to book flights to Brazil: 22 weeks before departureSaving: 10% on average flight prices from the UK to Brazil Baku, AzerbaijanAverage temperature: 30°CDescribed by Lonely Planet as ‘the architectural lovechild of Dubai and Paris’, Baku is a wondrous example of east-meets-west, with a UNESCO-listed old town at its heart. Wander along the arboreal, boutique-filled streets or check out the beautiful Palace of the Shirvanshahs, home to Azerbaijan’s ruling family during the Middle Ages. The romantically-named Maiden’s Tower is also worth a visit: a towering fortress which dates back to the twelfth century. You can read up on more alternative Middle East destinations here.Best time to book flights to Azerbaijan: 24 weeks before departureSaving: 21% on average flight prices from the UK to Azerbaijan CroatiaAverage temperature: 28°CThere’s a reason celebrities (including the likes of Beyonce, Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Gosling) are heading to Croatia in increasing numbers. The island of Vis is easily accessible from the mainland and has some beautiful bays tucked away out of the wind, including Stiniva Cove, where you stand a good chance of spotting bottlenose dolphins and loggerhead turtles. Back on the mainland, some of the best sunset-watching beaches can be found at Nin, 15 kilometres from Zadar, while Bačvice beach, near Split, is one of Croatia’s most family friendly, accompanied by a pavilion lined with restaurants (Pizzeria Karaka’s pizzas are legendary). Discover more reasons why Croatia’s such a hot holiday ticket at the moment.Best time to book flights to Croatia: 27 weeks before departureSaving: 8% on average flight prices from the UK to Croatialast_img read more