This article was created to showcase some of the best destinations to take you and/or your family in September. These are all places with warm weather, lovely sandy beaches, and great tourist attractions.
Without further ado, here are four of the finest places to visit this September.
September is the best time to visit Croatia. The temperatures are reasonably warm, sitting in the comfortable mid-twenties (Degrees Celsius). This is also the time when most of the high-season traffic will have dispersed allowing for a more relaxed, quiet atmosphere.
Available to tourists are spectacular cruises around the beautiful islands in the Adriatic. These islands maintain breathtaking beaches, pretty ports, Venetian architecture and more. Another option is to visit the annual Giostra Festival in Porec, which recreates a historical knight tournament held in 1745.
Corfu is perfect for September holidays: the extreme heat of the summer has subsided, and the crowds have long departed. It’s the ideal time to visit historic Corfu Town, which boasts numerous museums, 39 churches and twin peaks each capped with a huge fortress.
Then take inspiration from Lee Durrell – famous naturalist and wife of the late Gerald Durrell – and book a tour of the village of Danilia on the east coast. Modelled on a 1930s Corfiot village, it was the setting for much of the second season of ‘The Durrells’ and also featured in the James Bond film ‘For Your Eyes Only’. And don’t forget to take a boat trip to the Greek port of Parga and the tiny, unspoilt island of Paxos.
This month is perfect for exploring Pompeii, the perfectly-preserved slice of Ancient Italy which was engulfed by the cataclysmic eruption of Vesuvius in AD79. With September’s cooler, crowd-free days, Pompeii is yours to explore. Naples makes a great base to start from – it’s only a 30 minute drive or 40 minute bus ride from Pompeii.
As well as visiting Pompeii itself, save some time to tour the galleries of the wonderful Naples Museum, walk the streets of Herculaneum and explore the opulent villas and saltwater baths of the seaside resort of Baiae to see for yourself how Rome’s senators, gladiators, slaves and citizens lived 2,000 years ago.
South Africa’s dry season falls from May to September, and generally offers some top-notch safari conditions. The animals congregate around watering holes, temperatures are mild (with no rainfall), and the malaria risk is low. In September, you won’t have to do battle with the school summer holiday crowds – so you won’t have to jostle to get great views of the Big Five.
Meanwhile, the coast of Hermanus – a small town in South Africa – is busy with southern right whales, who migrate from Antarctica to these warmer waters to give birth. Stand on the cliffs for the best aerial views, or sign up for an exhilarating sea kayaking trip to get really up-close.