Top 30 travel destinations in september
Here are the most popular destinations to visit in september 2020 with a weather forecast that is consistently good and conducive to a successful holiday.
Where to go in september 2020: worldwide destination map
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Holidays in september: where to go according to your preferences?
It's back-to-school time, but it's still possible to travel at this time of year. Europe is still enjoying the mild heat of summer, it is still warm in the Mediterranean basin, most countries in the southern hemisphere are slowly coming out of the southern winter... in short, the weather conditions are ideal in many regions, and you can benefit from an attractive price for your holiday, since it is a low season.
Where to go in September to enjoy the sun and relax at the beach?
Where to go in September to enjoy the sun? Summer lasts until mid-September in many European destinations. There is still time to bask in the sun in Greece, Crete, Cyprus and Malta. Croatia also boasts some splendid seaside resorts where you can not only stay by the sea, but also enjoy several sightseeing tours. You will find some of the country's best beaches on its islands, such as Korcula and Brac. Or why not relax on the Costa del Sol in Andalusia? From Málaga to Marbella there are several idyllic beaches, including Nikki Beach and Calahonda Beach. The Italian coastline is also a popular spot for relaxing and swimming. Between cliffs, sandy beaches and pebble beaches, the scenery is sublime. Among the most beautiful beaches in Italy are the beach of Cala Goloritze in Sardinia, the beach of Lu Impostu on the Costa Esmeralda, and the beach of Cala Rossa in Sicily.
In the Balearic Islands, a perfect getaway. From Mallorca to Menorca, via Ibiza and Formentera, the archipelago has nearly 300 beaches, including virgin coves where relaxation and tranquility are the watchwords. Another corner of paradise, the Canary archipelago possesses jewels that are absolutely worth the detour, such as the Playa de Las Canteras on the island of Gran Canaria, bordered by a long promenade not to be missed to admire the sunset. The weather is also ideal for a trip to Faro and the Algarve region in southern Portugal. Sunshine, fine sandy beaches and golf are all there. Other European countries offer excellent weather conditions in September for a stay by the sea, such as Romania and Albania.
Do you want to go further afield to enjoy the sun one last time? Head for Israel, where the beaches are sometimes restful and sometimes lively. The miles of beaches in Tel Aviv are also lined with restaurants and coffee shops. Turkey's climate is ideal for cruising along the Aegean coast in and around Izmir, or relaxing on the Turquoise coast in Antalya, for example.
Visits and culture in September: where to go?
The northern hemisphere is preparing to welcome autumn. Temperatures are gradually dropping in Europe and the weather conditions are favorable for inland sightseeing. Greece is particularly attractive in this season: discover the wonders of Athens, explore the remains of the Palace of Knossos in Crete or admire the museums and churches of Thessaloniki. At the western tip of Europe, Portugal is a pleasant place to visit, with sunshine and mild temperatures throughout the country. If you plan to go away for the weekend, choose Lisbon or Porto.
With its baroque cities and water cities, Hungary is undeniably one of the most beautiful European destinations to visit in September. Stroll through the streets of Budapest, discovering the Mathias Church, the History Museum and the Opera district. For a few days, you can also visit Lake Balaton to admire the baroque architecture of the former city of the Queens as well as the Festetics Castle. Few tourists travel around Denmark, which helps to keep prices down. All the conditions are therefore in place for an unforgettable cultural stay in Copenhagen. Another interesting capital, Prague, is the best destination for a first trip to the Czech Republic. Its old town, its Art nouveau district and its Jewish city are all places not to be missed. If you prefer the charm of Switzerland, you will be conquered by the historical and architectural heritage of Bern, Geneva or Zurich.
Crossroads between East and West, Serbia is also a beautiful stopover for cultural holidays in September. Its capital, Belgrade, is a real showcase of Serbia's rich heritage, with its lively old town, its baroque buildings and the suburb of Zemun. Slovenia also possesses unsuspected treasures, if we mention only its capital, Ljubljana, which is a real cultural melting pot because of its geographical position.
The climate is favorable almost everywhere, which leaves plenty of choice between a cultural getaway by the sea or inland. Those who feel like a change of scenery without crossing any borders will prefer Nice or the Marais Poitevin. You can also follow the foie gras route in the Périgord, the truffle route in the Var, etc.
Outdoor and hiking holidays in September
In September, where to go hiking? This is the time to take advantage of cheap trips to escape to a faraway destination like Bali, which offers a favorable climate during this period. Discover the island off the beaten track by hiking in the vicinity of Sidemen and Munduk. Trekking lovers can also quench their thirst for adventure in Tibet, between lakes and mountains. Still in this quest for a change of scenery, Madagascar is a small paradise for ecotourism, with its many national parks accessible to hikers of all levels, and the breathtaking landscapes of the Deep South. On the other side of the sea, Reunion Island makes all nature and trekking lovers fantasize with its tormented relief and its hundreds of kilometers of marked trails. On the other hand, it is not advisable to go on an adventure alone.
Those who prefer challenges and the grandiose scenery of the deserts will prefer North Africa where several countries are reputed to offer unforgettable treks, such as Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria. Kenya and Tanzania are first-class destinations for a 4x4 safari, and also lend themselves to long walks if you want to meet the Masai or explore Kilimanjaro. In Mauritius, hiking is much more relaxing and is particularly suitable for families due to the country's relatively flat relief. There are circuits for all levels, such as the marked trails of the Black River Natural Park.
Closer to home, Spain enjoys a mild climate which allows long hikes away from the crowds, in the Bardenas Reales desert for example. You can also follow the famous Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela, or explore the Mediterranean coast in Andalusia. Madeira is one of Portugal's most interesting walking destinations, a veritable green oasis. Nicknamed the Island of Flowers, it offers sumptuous landscapes, between levadas and coastal paths. In France, there is still time to take advantage of the pleasant temperatures to go on organized hikes, to go around Mont Blanc or to discover Corsica between sea and mountains.
Where to spend a sporting holiday in September?
Looking for a sporting holiday in September, but where to go? If you want to combine the pleasures of the seaside with the joys of land sports, you will certainly find your happiness in Slovenia, where you can hike and climb in the Triglav National Park, and enjoy water sports on the Adriatic coast. In Croatia, the country's 50 or so marinas offer many opportunities for water tourism enthusiasts. In addition, there are great diving spots and climbing sites, such as the Paklenica Park. Turkey's climate is still ideal for sailing in the Aegean Sea, trekking or horse riding in Cappadocia, or sea kayaking on the coast. Montenegro is not always the first European destination you think of, but the country offers many activities centered on the sea or the mountains: windsurfing, fishing, parasailing, speleology, hiking in the parks, climbing, canyoning... there is something for everyone!
In France, it's time for some people to get back to work while others will take advantage of this low season to enjoy an active holiday. So, where to go in September in France? Several holiday villages are still open at this time of the year, and offer a wide range of sporting activities for young and old alike: mountain biking, archery, canoeing, horse riding, etc. But for those with a real taste for adventure, it is still possible to go surfing in Biarritz, scuba diving in the Mediterranean, canyoning in the Ardèche, tree climbing in Brittany... For those who want to escape thousands of kilometers away, Indonesia, Australia and Bermuda are all great destinations for active tourism.
Where to go with the family in September?
September is the first day of school for the children. But that doesn't prevent you from enjoying a weekend with your family without having to leave France, as the weather is favorable everywhere. In addition to Disneyland, the Parc Astérix and Futuroscope, you can also discover some of the most beautiful aquariums in France, such as the Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg, the Océanopolis in Brest or the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.
For those who plan a longer stay, the Mediterranean basin with its pleasant climate is ideal. Let yourself be tempted by Tunisia where many hotels and clubs favor families in famous seaside resorts such as Hammamet and Djerba. The Balearic Islands are just as interesting, especially Mallorca, which offers easy hiking, an introduction to mountain biking for the little ones, beautiful bathing sites, not to mention boat trips and water parks. Crete is also ideal for a trip with children. The beaches are clean and safe, there are many hiking and horseback riding routes for families, and there are several leisure centers and parks for the little ones to enjoy: Water City Water Park, the Cretaquarium with its sharks and Aqua World Aquarium.
Or do you prefer the charm of Italy? If so, head to Sardinia to enjoy the sun and sea, introduce children to snorkeling and go whale watching on the Costa Smeralda. Rome and its incredible monuments, Tuscany and its generous nature and Sicily, home to the Etnaland amusement park, are other options.
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