5 of the Biggest Sports Events in July 2023

Tour de France

We sum up 5 of the world’s biggest sports events you can catch in July 2023, with further detail on each of the highlighted events such as travel, ticket and hotel information below.

2023 Ashes Series (Cricket)

Lord's Cricket Ground

16th June – 31st July 2023 – England

After a thrilling First Test match in mid-June at Edgbaston which Australia edged by 2 wickets, the 2023 Ashes Series continues into July. Despite being 1-0 down in the five match series, England will still remain confident of reclaiming The Ashes for the first time since 2015. The Second Test takes place at Lord’s from the 28th June-2nd July, the Third Test at Headingley from the 6th-10th July, Fourth Test at Old Trafford between the 19th-23rd July and the Final Test at The Oval from the 27th-31st July.


Tickets for each of the Test Matches are sold out for Days 1-4, there are however tickets still available for Day 5 and last minute tickets may still be available. Consult the official ECB website here for the relevant ticket information.


For Headingley, Burley Park Station is about a 5 minute walk, with Headingley Station approximately a 10 minute walk from the ground. For Old Trafford, Manchester Piccadilly is the main station in the city, with links to all major cities – from the station, you can catch a Tram straight to Old Trafford. Vauxhall station is a 10 minute walk away from The Oval and has services to Guildford, Hampton Court, London Waterloo, Windsor and Woking.

Thinking of catching a train? Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.

Where to Stay

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in London, Leeds and Manchester by clicking on each link.

Further Information

Australia Cricket Official Website

England Cricket Official Website

The Ashes Event Guide

2023 Tour de France (Cycling)

1st-23rd July 2023 – Spain & France

The second and most famous of the season’s three Grand Tours (along with the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España), the 2023 Tour de France will take place across three weeks in July. The 2023 Grand Départ will depart from the Basque region on the border of Spain and France and starting in the Spanish city of Bilbao (the second time the region has hosted the occasion, after San Sebastian in 1992), before the race’s traditional finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on the 23rd July. There are two firm contenders to win the 2023 Yellow Jersey – 2022 winner Jonas Vingegaard of Jumbo-Visma and 2020/2021 winner/2022 runner-up, Tadej Pogačar of UAE Team Emirates.

Where to Watch

Further information on the 2023 route can be accessed on the official website here.


For the Grand Départ, there are airports at Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz and San Sebastián. Across France, major airports can be found in Paris, Nice, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse among others which between them serve many destinations across Europe and the World.

Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Where to Stay

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in the Basque region for the Grand Départ by clicking here, or in France by clicking here.

Further Information

Official Website

Tour de France Event Guide

2023 Wimbledon Championships (Tennis)

The Outside Courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, host of the Wimbledon Championships

3rd-16th July 2023 – All England Lawn Tennis Club (LondonEngland)

The oldest tennis tournament in the world, the 2023 Wimbledon Championships is one of professional tennis’ four Grand Slam tournaments and first played in 1877. Held on grass courts, Wimbledon is famed for its traditions such as eating Strawberry’s and drinking Pimm’s.

Despite being ranked second, 2022 Men’s singles winner and seven time champion, Novak Djokovic is the firm favourite to win his eighth title. World Number 1 Carlos Alcaraz is second favourite, despite not yet proving himself on Grass.

In the Women’s Singles, world No 1 Iga Swiatek is favourite but has struggled on Grass in the past, with a career best performance at Wimbledon was reaching the Fourth Round in 2021. Last year’s winner Elena Rybakina is also among the favourites, as is 2022 runner-up Ons Jabeur.


There are several different ways of still purchasing tickets for Wimbledon, despite the public ballot being closed:

The Queue: ‘The Queue’ is one of the institutions of Wimbledon and of British culture. If you’re willing to queue/camp overnight, a limited number of Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 Court tickets are available each day, except for the last four days where all Centre Court tickets are sold in advance.

If you’re happy with a Grounds Pass, it is advised to arrive a few hours before the Grounds open at 10:30am, where you will be given a Queue Card.

Ticketmaster: Tickets are available for purchase online on Ticketmaster for Centre Court and No.3 Court tickets. Returned tickets are available 48 hours before the day of play, whilst reserved tickets are on sale the morning before the following day’s play.

Ticket Resale: Once you are inside the Grounds, there is the opportunity to purchase tickets for the ‘Show’ courts later in the day, for a discounted rate.


Two of the world’s largest airports, London Heathrow and London Gatwick are situated near London and both serve many international destinations. Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Wimbledon train station is about 25 minutes away and has a great number of services across London and further afield to Guildford and Luton. Thinking of catching a train to Wimbledon? Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.

Where to Stay

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Wimbledon by clicking here.

Further Information

Official Website

Wimbledon Event Guide

The Open 2023 (Golf)


14th-17th July 2023 – Royal Liverpool Golf Club (Hoylake, England)

The final major of the season, The 2023 Open Championship (or the British Open)  is to be held at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake in the Wirral. This will be the 13th time The Open has been played at the course, the last being in 2014 when Rory McIlroy won his first Championship two strokes ahead of runners-up Rickie Fowler and Sergio García.

The Northern Irishman goes into the 2023 event as the slight favourite to win his second Open Championship but will face stiff competition from World Number 1 Scottie Scheffler, Masters champion Jon Rahm and PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka among others.


Tickets for the 2023 Open are sold out, however there is a resale platform in which a limited number of tickets may be available – consult the official website here.


Hoylake Station is located approximately 800m from the main spectator entrance, with connections from the wider rail network to the Merseyrail Wirral Line are available from Bidston, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Liverpool Central and Liverpool Lime Street.

Thinking of catching a train to Hoylake? Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.

Where to Stay

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in the Wirral by clicking here.

Further Information

Official Website

Royal Liverpool Golf Club Official Website

The Open Event Guide

2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup (Football)

20th July – 20th August 2023 – Australia & New Zealand

Stadium Australia

The 2023 FIFA World Cup is to be hosted in Australia and New Zealand, the first time the tournament has been jointly hosted. The ninth edition of the tournament takes place across six venues in Australia and four in New Zealand, with the Final being played at Stadium Australia in Sydney on the 20th August. The USA are the defending champions and the four time winners, are the favourites going into the 2023 tournament. UEFA Euro 2022 winners England are second favourites, whilst Spain, Germany, France and Australia are among the outside bets.


Tickets for the 2023 Women’s World Cup will be available on the official website and are now available to purchase. Ticket prices start at $20 for a Group Stage match, rising to $40 for the Final.


In Australia, there are major international airports at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Cairns, Canberra, Hobart and Darwin. Between them, they serve the majority of the world’s destinations.

There are six international Airports across New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Queenstown, Rotorua & Wellington), however Auckland and Christchurch are currently the only two that connect directly with countries other than Australia or Fiji. Flying from the UK will have at least one stopover, sometimes two.

Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Where to Stay

Use TripAdvisor to read other traveller’s reviews and find some great places to stay in Australia or New Zealand.

Further Information

Official Website

FIFA Women’s World Cup Event Guide

Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Sports Tourist

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