From the remote trails of the Faroe Islands to the amazing annual celebration of Montana’s Blackfeet tribe, we have listed some of our favorite places to visit in the height of summer that get you away from the crowds and up close to amazing landscapes, wildlife, and immersive cultural experiences.
Check out our full list of places to explore in September below.
Spectacular game-viewing awaits you in Zimbabwe during July, when giraffe, elephant, zebra, buffalo, sable, and other wildlife congregate in large numbers around the watering holes. Our look-up blinds are strategically placed next to waterholes, offering amazing photography opportunities. Days tend to be a bit cooler (night temperatures can drop into the low 40s).
Situated halfway between Norway and Iceland is the wondrous Faroe Islands. Their unique location high in the northern hemisphere means summertime is blessed with long days and lush hills. The weather here is notoriously unpredictable, but we especially love this time of year as puffin season is in full swing.
Any time we offer a trek up iconic Mt. Kilimanjaro is a great time, but if we had to pick a month, it would be July. The mountain is not as crowded as the other popular times to climb, skies are clear, and it’s a perfect time to enjoy our post-climb safari.
If you’re going to travel to England, July is one of the best times, when the weather is warm and landscapes are lush. We designed our trips to avoid the summer crowds and make the best of our time spent on remote trails or in off-the-beaten-path destinations.
The best game-viewing period in Botswana is during the “dry” season, which runs from late March to October, making July a wonderful time to visit. Savannas turn golden brown and game viewing is easier as animals concentrate around major water sources. The Okavango Delta’s water level also starts to rise during these months.
The long arctic light of Greenland in July is absolutely spectacular. Soft pink hues reflect beautifully off the glaciers—perfect for photography—and temperatures are expected to be between 50s-60s°F. We take advantage of the long daylight hours with a breathtaking cruise beneath the midnight sun.
Italy’s alpine jewel of the Dolomites comes to life in the summer when the snow has melted and the refugios are accessible. Temperatures in July are likely to reach the 60s°F and 70s°F during the day, with cool breezes and occasional rain, and wonderful wildlife spotting. At night the temperature will drop quite a bit, depending on the altitude.
One of the greatest mountain destinations in the world, Mont Blanc is the crown jewel of the Alps. July is one of our favorite times of year to visit, when wildflowers are at their peak and trails are free from snow. Daytime temperatures on the trail are usually in the high 60s°F, but there is always a chance of rain.
July is the peak season for visitors to Glacier National Park, with daytime temperatures averaging in the 70s°F and 80s°F and nights that can drop into the 40s°F. It is also when we’ll be immersed into Blackfeet culture at the North American Indian Days Powwow, one of the largest gatherings of US and Canadian tribal members.