Cheap Holidays in September: Where to Travel in Late Summer
If you're looking for some incredible travel deals for the month of September, you've come to the right place. Compared to holidays in October, your chances for some sunny trips in Europe are still great. So whether you're trying to find cheap flights to domestic destinations, a weekend deal to a warm city, an all-inclusive holiday or an international holiday package in September, this is the page for you. It's still not too late to book—we always have an eye out for the best last-minute holidays for you.
The best places to travel in September
Plan a city break in Barcelona for the end of summer to catch the beginning of one of Barcelona’s best seasons. The swarms of tourists looking for a Spanish holiday have started to dissipate and the streets becoming clearer and cooler as autumn lingers on the horizon. Pop over for a romantic trip for two to drink wine and hop between your favourite tapas spots as warm days fade into balmy, breezy evenings. Take advantage of the spectacular weather by taking a trip out of town to hike in nearby Montseny nature park and sneak in a last dip at Caldes d’Etrac (by October the water will start to cool here, but around this time and heading into November, wellness holiday seekers can visit the area’s thermal baths.) Added bonus: the annual La Merce street festival is on from September 20th to the 24th.
The Greek Islands
It’s hard to choose just one island in Greece to land on—so why choose? Those with a little extra holiday time this September can hop between several islands during one of the area’s most temperate seasons. Gone are the holidaymakers of July and August, as families prepare to head back to school. Flit between the sailing paradise of Lefkada, the Insta-worthy views of Milos, and the winding trails of Rhodes. Soak up every last minute of the fantastic weather by packing olives, cheese, and wine for a picnic beachside and save sampling seafood for the cool evenings.
One week holiday deals for the most popular destinations in September
Hot days give way to cool nights as Marrakech heads into September, leaving the almost unbearable weather of August behind. You can spend your days peeking in and out of the sun as you walk from colorful gardens to marbled palaces, and your evenings sipping drinks under the stars at a late-night cafe. Not to be missed: the tiled courtyards at Bahia Palace, fresh juice and heaping spices at Jemaa el_Fnaa market, the bright colors of the tanneries, and a dip in a hammam bath. With flights from many U.K. destinations under 4 hours, you can even make a trip to Morocco into a weekend getaway.
This sprawling island at Italy’s extreme north is gorgeous any time of year, but September offers a temperate weather that’s hard to come by in any other season. The weather is ideal for hiking, swimming, and city exploring. Adventurers can take a hike through Mount Etna’s craters or explore the Valley of the Temples, dating back to the 5th century B.C. Those looking for a quiet dip should head to San Vito lo Capo in the north to swim in dreamy turquoise waters. And urban explorers can round out a visit to the Monreale Cathedral in Palermo with coffee and cannoli as an afternoon snack.
You don’t have to travel far for a great trip. A Staycation is often cheaper and less time-consuming than a holiday abroad, and there are plenty of amazing places to choose from right here in the UK. September weather is often dry and warm, but not hot, with rare cold days and rain. A trip to the Lake District as peak season ends is ideal for families or couples, while a trip to the coast, in Brighton or Cornwall, means you can catch the end of summer seaside with fish and chips in hand. Although the temperatures might not be as forgiving, getaways in the North are equally appealing for the price and relatively mild weather. Those looking for a city trip should keep in mind Glasgow or Newcastle.