plan ahead - July

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Oryx presents its insider’s tips for places to visit in July, which is the ideal month for all kinds of trips: beach escapes, city breaks, and family holidays.



The dry season is now in full swing, marking the beginning of Zanzibar’s best few months. Average daytime and sea temperatures of around 26°C make July one of the best months for water-based activities. Surrounded by brilliant white beaches and a barrier reef on the eastern side, Zanzibar is great for diving and snorkelling. Away from the beach, Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has barely changed since the 19th-century. With its bustling bazaars, mosques, and grand Arab houses, you can spend hours exploring the labyrinth of narrow streets and winding alleys.


Seoul, South Korea
Distance: 7,116 km
Flight Time: 8 hours 40 minutes
Frequency: Daily

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July is a month of music in Copenhagen. Roskilde Festival from June 27–July 4 includes headliners Muse, Florence + The Machine, and Pharrell Williams; Copenhagen Jazz Festival running July 3–12 features around 1,000 concerts at around 100 venues; and Copenhagen Opera Festival, July 26–August 2, sees world-class artists take over the streets, canals, halls, and homes of Copenhagen.


Tokyo, Japan
Distance: 8,279 km
Flight Time: 9 hours, 30 minutes
Frequency: Daily

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Disneyland Paris

If school is out for the summer then it’s time to head to Disneyland Paris! Stay in one of seven Disney hotels and explore Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Discoveryland, and more, where Disney make-believe comes alive with your favourite characters, including Peter Pan, Cinderella, Buzz Lightyear, and Aladdin with the magical day and night parades.


Casablanca, Morocco
Distance: 5,736 km
Flight Time: 8 hours
Frequency: Daily via Tunis

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