Best Places to Travel in September

Georgina Willcox | 9 July 2024

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September is an ideal time to visit some of the world's most captivating travel destinations. As summer crowds dwindle and the weather becomes more pleasant, it's an ideal time to discover new cultures, ancient ruins, and stunning landscapes. Check out our recommendations on the best holiday destinations to go in September.

Rome

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If you're looking for an Italy holiday then Rome is one of the best places to travel in September as you can visit the iconic sights with less crowds and enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere. Discover the ancient grandeur of the Colosseum, the historic ruins of the Roman Forum, and the art treasures of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Admire the Pantheon's architectural brilliance, the Baroque splendour of the Trevi Fountain, and the lively ambiance of the Spanish Steps. One of the best places to stay for easy access to Italy's capital is Frascati; a charming town nestled in the Alban Hills and our base on our new tour Highlights of Rome and Frascati. The town is famous for its wine and beautiful villas, from here you can also enjoy excursions to Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the Pope. 

Jordan

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A gem in the heart of the Middle East, a holiday in Jordan offers history, culture, and natural beauty. September is one of the best times to visit, with cooler temperatures making it pleasant to explore its many wonders. Petra, the ancient city carved into rose-red cliffs, mesmerizes with its intricate facades and tombs. Experience a jeep tour through the surreal desert landscape of Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon, explore the the vibrant capital city of Amman featuring sites like the Roman Theatre and the Citadel or float effortlessly in its therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. 

Athens

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Athens, the capital of Greece, is a city where ancient history and modern life seamlessly blend, and September’s mild weather provides the perfect opportunity to explore its historical sites and vibrant culture. On our holidays to Greece, we'll visit the Acropolis, the ancient citadel overlooking the city, with the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to Athena, as a must-see. Wander through Plaka, the oldest district in Athens, with its narrow streets, charming houses, and array of tavernas offering a glimpse into traditional Greek life. Dive deeper into Greece’s rich history with a visit to Delphi, once considered the centre of the world in ancient Greek mythology and home to the Temple of Apollo. 

Dubrovnik

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A holiday in Dubrovnik is a fantastic introduction to any first time visitor to Croatia. Located on the stunning Dalmatian coast, this city is full of spectacular beauty and historical significance, with September's pleasant climate making it ideal for exploring this UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk the ancient city walls that encircle Dubrovnik for breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea and the city’s terracotta rooftops. Stroll through the marble-paved streets of the Old Town, visit the Stradun, the main thoroughfare, and explore landmarks like the Sponza Palace and the Rector's Palace. For a serene escape, take a short boat ride to Lokrum Island, featuring botanical gardens, peacocks, and the ruins of a Benedictine monastery.

Vietnam

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Vietnam, a country of diverse landscapes and rich heritage, offers an array of experiences from bustling cities to tranquil countryside. One of the best times to take a Vietnam holiday is around September, the end of the monsoon season. In Hanoi, the capital city, explore the Old Quarter, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and take a leisurely stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake. Cruise through the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site dotted with limestone karsts and islets. Discover the charm of Hoi An, a well-preserved ancient town known for its lantern-lit streets, tailor shops, and delectable cuisine, with a vibrant night market not to be missed. In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s bustling metropolis, you can visit the War Remnants Museum, explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, and indulge in the city’s dynamic street food scene.

Whether you're drawn to the ancient ruins of Jordan or Greece, the medieval charm of Dubrovnik, or the vibrant culture of Vietnam, September is an ideal time to travel. These travel destinations offers a unique tapestry of experiences that will enrich your understanding of history, culture, and the natural world. Pack your bags and embark on an adventure that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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