Let us rejoice as the summer season has finally kicked off! While some of us may have our summer hols planned well in advance, once more Omio has had a look at what’s around Europe to bring you the top travel destinations July 2018!

July is a month for festivals, whether cultural or musical, home or abroad. One thing is for sure, no matter what you’re into there’s something on this list which will suit you down to the ground.

Pörtschach, Austria

Top Travel Destinations July

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Average temperature: 20°C

What’s on: Not many know about the stunning lakeside town of Pörtschach, located deep in the eastern-Alps. That is until 2004 when the Bodypainting World Festival decided to make Pörtschach their new home.

Running from July 12th – 14th, the festival since then has gone on to attract body-artists all over the globe and up top 20,000 spectators. In the years passed, festival-goers have witnessed Spiderman dive off a 165m dam located nearby, real-life Ents (the tree people from the Lord of the Rings), groups of people painted and conjoined to create allusions.

But how much is a ticket? Ticket prices range depending on how many days you’d like to attend, whether you wish to camp, and if you wish to buy your ticket in advance or not! Get all the necessary info on their website.
How to get there: The best way to get to Seeboden is via. flight and car. Catch a cheap flight to Salzburg from any major UK airport, rent a car and enjoy driving through the Alps until you reach the festival!



Galicia, Spain

Top Travel Destinations July

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Average temperature: 21°C

What’s on: Although the Costa del Sol may be the most popular spot to holiday this summer, why not take advantage Spain’s beautiful north-east region of Galicia?

Dabble between historic towns such as Santiago de Compostela and Ourense, where you can indulge in the city’s ancient architecture. Take a dip in the Atlantic ocean whilst strolling along Galicia’s romantic coastline, dusted with white sand and showered with the sunshine.

Dig in deep to the north-west’s unique culture with ‘Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme’ (Festival of the Near-Death Experience). The Spanish love their fair share of chaotic festivals, from monumental food fights to being chased by bulls, but it’s the ‘Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme’ which will make you take a step back.

Each year those from Spain’s north-west who have witnessed a near-death experience come to climb into coffins and are carried into the church of Santa Marta de Ribartemen, during this time they either play dead or cheekily-peer down at those carrying them through the town.

The procession ends in a typical traditional manner of street parties, live music and dancing!

How to get there: Getting to Galicia is a breeze, simply find a cheap flight to Santiago de Compostela from any major UK airport and use the Omio travel comparison app to search for the best prices to travel around via. rail and bus.


EXIT Festival, Serbia

Top Travel Destinations July

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Average temperature: 20°C

What’s on: Festival season is at its peak in July, and yes we have our EDC, T in the Park and so forth, but why not try somewhere outside the UK?

EXIT Festival, running from July 12th to 15th, takes place in Novi Sad, Serbia has been growing in popularity since it’s birth in 2000. With international acts from Ellie Goulding to Red Hot Chilli Peppers and David Guetta, it’s no wonder EXIT has become so popular amongst festival goers.

Apart from the acts, what attracts over 190,000 festival goers? Between the price of a 3-day ticket going for as little as £79.00, with the surrounding cheap accommodation and electric atmosphere, it’s the combination of quality and reasonable prices which draws the crowds!

How to get there: Your best chances of finding a bargain flight is to fly direct from any London airport to either Belgrade or Novi Sad. From there, simply use public transportation to get you to the festival!


Paris, France

Top Travel Destinations July

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Average temperature: 20°C

What’s on: Paris is full of events in July, from the final stage of the Tour de France (July 24th) to the celebration of the French National Day on Bastille day, it’s safe to say no matter what you’re looking for, Paris seems to have it!

Not to mention Paris is known for its incredible boulevards, world-famous art galleries, landmarks and food! Fear the crowds? No worries! We’ve listed some fantastic insider tips to Paris, so you can get the most from your visit even in peak tourist season.

How to get there: Even on short notice, it’s easy to find cheap flights to Paris in July! Your best bet is flying out of your nearest international airport to either Orly airport or Charles de Gaulle airport, start searching for your cheap flight here!

You can also hop on the Eurostar at London’s St.Pancras and find yourself in Paris city centre in under two hours! Find your ticket to the ‘City of Light’ here!



Catherine Munnelly

Born and bred in Dublin, Catherine left the Emerald Isle in pursuit of exploration. Her hobbies include spending countless hours planning her next trip, travel blogging and Google deep diving.
Catherine Munnelly