Top 30 travel destinations in august
Here are the most popular destinations to visit in august 2020 with a weather forecast that is consistently good and conducive to a successful holiday.
Where to go in august 2020: worldwide destination map
Use this find to see all the destinations with good weather in august 2020.
Holidays in august: where to go according to your preferences?
Summer is in full swing in Europe and North America in August. On the other hand, the climate is less favorable in South America, Asia and the Middle East. However, a few destinations stand out in these regions and promise an unforgettable exotic holiday. To find the best countries and cities to go to in August, follow the guide!
Where to go in August to enjoy the sun and rest at the beach?
Sunshine, fine sandy beaches, warm waters... it's the perfect cocktail for a memorable holiday. But where to go in August? By staying in Europe, you will make unsuspected discoveries in the most beautiful seaside resorts on the continent. Among the most splendid beaches in Europe, we can mention Navagio Beach in Greece, Zlatni Rat in Croatia, Oludeniz Beach in Turkey, Sveti Stefan beach in Montenegro and Calo des Moro in Majorca. Of course, it is the peak of August, but the trip is always worth it. If these bits of paradise are the ideal place for a stay between swimming and idleness, party lovers will find their happiness elsewhere, where the beaches turn into a giant disco: in Lithuania, Uruguay, the Netherlands, Australia, Ibiza, Miami or Mexico. However, some cities or regions open to the sea should be avoided due to their unfavorable climate, such as Hawaii, Patagonia in Argentina and Punta Arenas in Chile.
Looking for exoticism, an idyllic setting and a little peace and quiet? Choose an island with exceptional charm for your August holidays. Fall in love with the splendor of the islands of northern Madagascar, rest on the magnificent beaches of the Seychelles or those of Mauritius, enjoy the scenery sometimes wild of the resorts of Reunion Island, taste the pleasant temperature of the waters of French Polynesia... In the Mediterranean, the Croatian islands are real favorites, especially since the climate is ideal at this time of the year. Brac, Hvar, Mljet and Korcula unveil landscapes of rare beauty, with their stone or colorful houses, their very lively marina and beaches conducive to relaxation.
France also offers wonderful holiday memories in August. You will find the most beautiful beach in the country in Biarritz, where long walks on the sand are a pure pleasure. For lovers, families or friends, you will also appreciate the charm of the beach of Palombaggia in Corsica, the beach of Hendaye in Aquitaine as well as the beach of Le Touquet in Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
Visits and culture in August: where to go?
Whether you are a history buff or not, a cultural trip is always an opportunity to learn a little more about a country. So, for those who want an extraordinary trip, South Africa, Algeria, Botswana, Madagascar and Mozambique are all interesting destinations. Closer, 2 or 3 hours flight from France, Morocco also has an exceptional heritage, with such must-see sites as the Majorelle Garden, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia, the Jemaa el-Fna Square and the Marrakech Museum.
Spain also enjoys an ideal climate throughout the country, which gives you a wide choice of cities: Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Malaga, etc. All of them will take you on a journey between art, history and culture.
In Greece, the temperature is often very high inland, but the climate is pleasant on the islands, such as Rhodes where you can stroll through the narrow streets of the old town and stop in the white city of Lindos. The island of Corfu, the last stop of Ulysses, will also take you back in time in its own way, with a visit to its archaeological museum, the temple of Artemis and the church of St Spyridon. Italy, one of the great pillars of European culture, will give you a taste not only of the dolce vita, but also of the incredible romanticism that reigns in its cities, such as Florence, Venice, and Rome, not to mention Tuscany. Tourist visits also follow one another to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, where art and architecture go hand in hand. The monastery of the Hieronymiutes, the Tower of Belem, the Oceanarium and the church of Santa Maria Maior are all places not to be missed.
Other European capitals hold treasures and are among the most interesting destinations for a cultural trip for those who do not yet know where to go in August. These include Luxembourg City, Valletta in Malta, Podgorica in Montenegro, Warsaw in Poland, and Prague in the Czech Republic. France is not to be outdone with its heritage of immeasurable wealth. For a weekend or a week's holiday in August, the major French cities open the doors to a multifaceted world: Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Mont-Dore, Dijon, Brest, Rennes, Orléans, Amélie-les-Bains, Nancy, Toulouse... all enjoy an ideal or favorable climate.
Outdoor and hiking holidays in August
The hike in August takes place under in a beautiful and sunny weather. However, the high temperatures in some areas can make the exercise quite difficult. It is better to choose destinations that enjoy a pleasant and mild climate so as not to suffer from the heat. The weather is particularly ideal for following a section of the Way of Santiago de Compostela, walking on Madeira Island or getting lost in the heart of Finland's lush nature. This season also offers the opportunity to enjoy the mountain in a different way, as the snow gives way to magnificent green landscapes. Among the most popular hikes, the Mont Blanc tour is accessible in France, Switzerland and Italy, and is suitable for all levels. A superb setting sculpted by the wind and sea also awaits you on the coast of Granit Rose, in Brittany, along a coastal path between beach and cliff.
In remote regions, hiking takes on the air of travelling to the ends of the earth, with an outstanding immersion in nature on the schedule. In South Africa, Reunion Island, Madagascar and Tanzania, the climate is particularly ideal for trekking in the parks. In Canada, except in Resolute, the climate is just as favorable to admire an endearing and indomitable nature. Several hiking trails are available in Jasper or Gaspésie National Park. In the south, the United States will offer you great hikes in mythical places like Yosemite National Park. The climate is favorable throughout the country, except in Hawaii.
In South America, it is better to avoid Chile due to bad weather, unless you want to travel to Easter Island. The Galapagos Islands are just as surprising, and offer unique landscapes between sea and volcano, with the added bonus of the observation of an endearing fauna. On the other side of the world, in Asia, a few destinations are absolutely worth a visit in August for those looking for a new experience. This is the case in Mongolia where horseback riding will take you to meet nomadic families who have a particular way of life. You can also let yourself be tempted by a stay in the Azores, the Canaries, Croatia or Greece, closer to France.
Where to go for a sporting holiday in August?
Active tourism is much more interesting in a destination that offers not only the joys of sport, but also sites that are found nowhere else. This is the case in Israel, with its plethora of activities: hiking, scuba diving, abseiling, climbing, cycling, horseback riding, etc. Water sports enthusiasts will prefer the south of the country, especially Eilat, where water skiing, parasailing and cruises are available. In Jordan, you can combine a well-being stay, golf and diving, just as in Turkey where sport and relaxation go hand in hand on the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts. A land of charm and adventure, Italy also offers a lot of surprises: discover Sicily by bike, climbing in Arco, hiking on Monte Baldo, horseback riding on the Tremosine plateau... there is something for everyone.
In Spain, there is something for everyone, from golf to diving and mountaineering. The variety of the landscapes, the opening on the sea, the sometimes steep relief and the pleasant climate contribute to make the trip unforgettable. Tanzania is also one of the ideal destinations for a sporting holiday. If it is famous for safari in parks and reserves, the country is also an excellent destination for trekking, hiking, snorkeling, cycling and fishing. In France, people especially enjoy cycling along the countless cycle paths that have been laid out everywhere, in Aquitaine, Auvergne, Brittany, etc. Those looking for thrills may prefer canyoning, especially as France has a few spots that stand out from the crowd, such as the Chassezac canyon in Lozère and the Llech canyon in the Pyrenees.
Where to go with the family in August?
In August, where to go with the children? The summer heat is above all an invitation to enjoy the pleasures of the seaside. Several destinations lend themselves precisely to a stay at the seaside with the family. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and light clothing... and head off to Playa del Carmen in Mexico, Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, or Bora-Bora in French Polynesia. Other heavenly regions promise you a memorable summer, such as the island of Mykonos and the island of Corfu, two Greek gems where tourist and cultural visits ideally end with a lazy session on the beach. Closer by, Andalusia is home to one of Spain's most beautiful seaside resorts: Malaga, Picasso's birthplace.
Germany is above all a first-class cultural destination, with cities with a rich heritage such as Berlin and Frankfurt, but the country also offers many possibilities for family holidays. Legoland, Playmobil-Funpark, Burghausen Castle... there's something to delight young and old alike. In France, don't miss a visit to Disneyland Paris, Parc Asterix, Versailles or Futuroscope.
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