Visiting Sydney in July will get you there right smack in the middle of winter. Depending on where you just came from – the hot north perhaps – the cooler weather could be a welcomed treat. Still, cooler weather or not, Sydney is a place considered one of the best holiday destinations in the world, full of amazing restaurants, a bit of history, and some fantastic scenery.
Even though you may need a jacket or light coat on a windy day, the temperate weather of the region can make sightseeing and bushwalking a more joyful experience; sweltering in the summer heat and humidity is no problem at all.
July Events in Sydney
Christmas in July – Being one of the coolest months of the year, Sydney and its surrounds take advantage of the weather to give the locals a taste of the joys of a winter. This includes festivities from the Winter Festival in Bondi and Sydney and Yulefest in the Blue Mountains. Christmas in July is a time to celebrate the weather and try to bring the feel of a cool winter holiday to Australians through food, song and activities.
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July Weather in Sydney
July is the middle of winter in Sydney. Winter in this region is generally quite mild, and the daytime sunshine can be on the warm side at times. However, be sure to bring something warm to throw on for the nighttime chill.
Avg. high 62°F/16°C
Avg. low 46°F/8°C
Avg. precipitation 3.8 inches/9.7 cm
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On average, getting a flight to Sydney in July will be a bit cheaper than in summer. You just have to love those off-season prices! Still, it is wise to book ahead as last-minute fares are never ones to be counted on whether it is peak season or not.
Where to Stay
Where to stay in Sydney depends on your personal preferences as there are numbers of cheap, budget hostels and classy, 5-star hotels to choose from. Prices will rise the closer to popular landmarks, such as the Sydney Harbour, you are, but there is never a shortage of great places in between that serve a traveler just as well.
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