Lake Garda in July is a fantastic holiday destination for the summer months, and with surprisingly many spots to sunbathe around the lake, you can make the most of this good weather and top up your tan!
Lake Garda In July (Weather & Things To Do)
Lake Garda In July
As mentioned above, Lake Garda is a great destination for going away in July. July is actually the hottest month in Lake Garda, so if you want the weather slightly cooler then you may be best going in May, June, or August.
Also be warned Lake Garda gets very busy with tourists when the children are off school for the summer (across Europe), so make sure you go away at the start of July if you want to avoid huge crowds.
Lake Garda Weather In July
In July, Lake Garda has an average temperature of 24°C, with highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C. The average rainfall for the month is 73mm, with an average of 7 rainy days. The area receives an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day during July, making it an ideal destination for outdoor activities and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Is Lake Garda too hot in July?
Lake Garda is pretty much like any Mediterranean destination in the peak summer months. It can get hot, but there’s normally a gentle breeze from the Lake to cool you down.
Is Lake Garda busy in July?
Lake Garda can get very busy in July, due to it being one of the warmest months in the year and it’s in peak summer holiday time.
Can you swim in Lake Garda in July?
Yes, you can swim in Lake Garda in July. The best times to swim in Lake Garda are from June – September, although you can swim in the lake at any time – if you don’t mind braving the cold water!
What to wear in Lake Garda in July?
As July is one of the hottest months, we’d say you wouldn’t need any big coats or extra layers. We’d always recommend taking a light jacket, however, in case it rains.
Things To Do In Lake Garda In July
There are plenty of things to do in July in Lake Garda and in the surrounding regions. From relaxing on some of Lake Garda’s beaches to exploring classic Italian villages, you certainly won’t be bored.
Below are some of our recommendations of things to do.
Soak up some sun on Lake Garda’s beaches
We’ve explored Malcesine the most whilst in Lake Garda, so we would recommend visiting Malcesine to find some of Lake Garda’s best beaches.
The two beaches we’d call out in Malcesine are Posternia Beach & Paina Beach.
Elsewhere on the lake, we’d also recommend visiting Limone sul Garda to check out Spiaggia Tifu beach, as well as heading to Riva del Garda & Sirmione to relax on those beaches too.
Take a day trip to Verona, Milan or Venice
If you fancy taking a day trip out of Lake Garda, then you should consider visiting Verona, Milan or Venice.
Verona is the easiest and quickest to get to from Lake Garda, but all can be accessed from Lake Garda via train from Peschiera del Garda train station.
You can book tickets directly via Trainline Europe so you don’t need to worry about buying tickets once you get to the station.
Enjoy some live music
Lake Garda probably isn’t the first place you would think of when it comes to live music, but there are a number of interesting concerts in July in Lake Garda and its surrounding areas.
Tom Odell is performing at the magnificent Vittoriale degli Italiani in Gardone Riveria on the west of the lake. The show takes place on the 19th of July 2023.
Another artist performing in Gardone Riveria is folk rock and soul performer Michael Kiwanuka. His show takes place on the 14th of July 2023.
Lastly, there’s the Verona opera festival, which takes place from June to September in the Arena di Verona.