5 Best Holiday Destinations for Father's Day in July on a Budget
Celebrate Father’s Day with a memorable getaway! Unsure of where to travel in July? Make the most of your Flightgift and embark on a fantastic adventure. Discover five affordable and perfect destinations for a July escape that won’t strain your budget. Treat your dad to an unforgettable journey and explore the world together, guilt-free!
Best holiday destinations in July in Europe
Krakow is great in July. Although it might be a little crowded due to the holiday season, the good weather will help you enjoy this city and the surrounding area to the fullest. It’s the largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland so every corner is rich in history.
The architecture and history are indeed some of the main reasons to visit. However, this city is filled with students and amazing places to eat local food, so you will be entertained at every point of the day.
What to do in Krakow?
With a rich cultural heritage and the city centre listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visiting Krakow will introduce you to Central Europe and the traditions of Poland.
Here are the 7 things to do in Krakow:
- Visit the Wawel Castle, located on the hill, it overlooks the old town.
- The Jewish district of Kazimierz where you can see many synagogues and historical buildings.
- The market square of the old town, also called The Rynek.
- The former concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. A moving and dark place that will make you aware of the horrors suffered by Jews and other minorities during World War II.
- The Wawel Cathedral is one of the most important Polish historical monuments.
- The Planty Park that surrounds the Old Town is a great place to relax.
- Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mines. The tour includes underground stairs, crystal chambers, wonderful salt monuments and fabulous lakes.
If you’re after some sun, then Istanbul is for you. July and August are the hottest months in Istanbul with the average temperature reaching 35 degrees celsius.
To enjoy Istanbul you can indulge in Turkish food, go for a full day of sailing or watch the sunset (or sunrise if you’re an early bird).
Must-see places in Istanbul
Located on both continents, visiting the Turkish capital is always memorable. To help you plan your next trip, here are some ideas for places and activities to see in Istanbul:
- Take a sunset cruise on the Bosphorus on a luxury boat.
- Visit the Topkapi Palace. It is the former main residence of the sultans.
- Visit the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, one of the largest covered markets in the world.
- Experience a traditional Turkish bath in one of the oldest hammams in the city.
- Admire the Blue Mosque.
- Book your tickets to see the Dolmabahce Palace on the Bosphorus and its luxurious decoration worth more than 1.5 billion dollars.
Split is another affordable destination you could visit this July. It reflects the Mediterranean culture in the warmth of both its hospitality and weather. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, Split is a must as it was actually a filming location for the show.
What to visit in Split?
Pretty, vibrant, historic and seaside city, here are the top 5 things to do in Split :
- Visit the Diocletian Palace.
- Shop at the old market in Split.
- Visit the underground of the old Split.
- Admire the view of Split from the St. Domnius cathedral.
- Take a trip to the crystal clear waters of the blue lagoon.
Best holiday destinations in July outside Europe
Ready to venture out a little further? Head to Quito – world’s first UNESCO World Heritage City. It’s got a huge amount of churches and cathedrals and is also a hot spot for amazing food and chocolate. Explore the Old Town and make sure the visit the Mindo Cloud Forest only two hours away from Quito.
Must-see things in Quito
The Ecuadorian capital surprises with its many buildings dating back to the 16ᵉ century. Here are the of the things to do:
- The Plaza de la Independencia in the heart of the city where the Independence monument is located.
- San Francisco Church: one of the oldest churches in the city to visit.
- The Mitad del Mundo to have one foot in the Northern Hemisphere and one foot in the South.
- The hill of El Panecillo to have one of the best views of the city.
- The Museo Guayasamín to discover the entire collection of the painter Oswaldo Guayasamin.
In Tel-Aviv make sure to visit one of the markets which are filled with fresh local produce. You can rent a bike to see the city or relax by the beach…or both! Check out the city’s art scene during the day and if you have any energy left from exploring and eating, head to one of Tel-Aviv’s parties at night.