Where to go on holiday in September

The lazy, hazy days of summer are over — but September is the new January, they say, which means the time is ripe for new beginnings, and new adventures.

Barcelona Park Guell

It’s definitely still sunshine season in September in Barcelona – temperatures average around 25 °C in the daytime and a balmy 19°C at night. The locals are back from their holidays, but everyone’s still going to the beach, eating out and partying to make the most of the last days of summer. Catalonia’s national holiday is on 11th September, when the city closes for parades, concerts and celebrations, and the Fiestas de la Mercè is a week-long festival (the biggest of the year) with hundreds of musicians and carnivals, performances and gigs all over the city. There is so much to do in Barcelona in September, it’s hard to choose.

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco
The City by the Bay is prone to chilly winds and bracing fog, particularly in the summer months. September, though, is when the California dream kicks in, all clear blue skies and certified sun. The city can offer you a little bit of everything. Between its rich and fascinating history, beautiful architecture and amazing sights, it’s the perfect choice for a holiday to keep you occupied.


It’s no mystery why Lisbon is so popular these days. What’s not to like? Spend your afternoons climbing its seven hills in search of the best views over pastel houses and red rooftops. Evenings are best spent in taverns serving up sensational seafood, fresh from the neighbouring ocean. Making Lisbon the perfect location for a September weekend away.

New York Skyline

New York
It’s easy to love New York every day of the year, but possibly in September most of all. For the weather, for the new season, and all the fresher air of autumn (or fall!). Every day of the week, 24-hours a day, there’s something going on in the city that never sleeps. From big-name museums to explore, architectural wonders to gawk at, galleries to see, and neighbourhoods to explore, one thing is for sure, you won’t be bored here! If it’s your first time to New York find your way around the big apple with our guide.

Budapest River

A grand and romantic city, Budapest has a complex history and beautiful architecture. September is the driest month and the days are still warm. The evenings might be shorter, but as night falls its cool neighbourhood ‘ruin pubs’ are lit up by fairy lights and fill up with a young crowd, drinking cocktails outdoors in these incredible pop-up bars.

Amalfi Coast Italy

Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in Europe. Backed by rugged limestone and fringed by clear, shimmering waters, it’s characterised by a series of picture-perfect villages whose pastel-coloured buildings adorn the cliffs all the way down to the sea below. Late summer is a perfect time to visit. The July and August crowds have left, temperatures are more favourable and hotel prices become more affordable after mid-September. Not too far from the Italian capital, Rome is worth a stop on your holiday to the Almalfi Coast.

Pacific Ocean Los Angeles

Los Angeles
If you’re looking for an easy-going, warm-weather trip then look no further than LA. The city has plenty to offer during the month of September. Over the Labour Day holiday, the LA Times hosts its annual food and wine festival, The Taste, where LA’s top chefs come together for cooking demos and events. There’s also Shakespeare in Griffith Park and Cinecon, the 54-year-old Classic Film Festival.

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