Holidays in September
After blessing us with warm, wonderful temperatures in August, summer begins to make way for autumn in September. Earthy browns, reds and golds begin to dominate nature's colour palette, but you don't necessarily have to give up on the yellow sands and clear blue skies of summer quite yet.
With our Where to Go destination planner you can simply choose your holiday preferences and, while everyone else is preparing for the arrival of autumn, you can be packing your clothes for a September of adventure or relaxation as you see fit.
Different types of September holidays
As autumn arrives, you might make a dash for Spain on one of our beach holidays. Barcelona and Malaga will both hit the spot, or if the islander in you wants to continue enjoying island time, Mallorca will satisfy that beach craving. Alternatively perhaps you prefer a spot of globetrotting to the shores of Bali or Hawaii to see what all the fuss is about on these golden shores.
Thanks to activities such as water skiing and horseback riding, the Algarve is the ideal destination for sun-seeking families who want to spend some adventurous days away in Europe. Across the Atlantic, New York offers culture for kids in museums such as the Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lovers of the great outdoors should head to Central Park where you can create some unforgettable family holiday memories.
Capitals like Prague, which is awash with intricate architecture and imposing towers, and is also well-known for its 600 year-old astronomical clock, make smashing city breaks. If you’re looking for a long haul city break, you may just feel the grandeur or St Petersburg in Russia calling out to you.
Beach Holidays in September
City Breaks in September
Family Trips in September
Best September holiday destinations for you
Have you ever heard of Rapa Nui? You have now. Visit there for a unique long haul beach holiday in Chile. Swim or go scuba diving in the calm waters surrounding Anakena Beach on Rapa Nui island, and then just dry off on the silky sand.
A world away from Chile is Malta in the central Mediterranean. This island is equipped with scenery such as the famous Azure Window on the island of Gozo, and the Fortress of the Knights of St John.
The cheerful shores of Blackpool are a simple but magical option for families who want a break that supplies the laughs but involves less travel. The Blackpool Tower features an indoor playground, a circus, a 4D cinema and a legendary ballroom!
Phuket, out in Thailand, is a worthy destination for any family that wants a holiday that broadens their horizons. Experiences like canoeing in Phang Na Bay and visiting the limestone cliffs, with their emerald green waters, will stay with you forever. While you’re in Phuket, have your camera at the ready to snap each other as you meet the local elephants!
Make Madrid, Spain, your choice for a short haul city break. The Spanish capital boasts two major art museums — El Prado and the Reina Sofía — where you can see eminent paintings such as Picasso’s ‘Guernica’. With parks such as El Retiro and squares like the Plaza Mayor, Madrid is also a city for strolling in on sunny afternoons. As evening falls, there is no shortage of nightlife - Madrid is one of the most exciting cities on the planet after dark!Kuala Lumpur is one of our stand-out long haul city break destinations. The Petronas Twin Towers reflect some of its big city glamour, while the attraction of the Batu Caves, with their 100 year-old temple, reflect its spiritual side. Head to the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park for the entertainment.
Enter your preferences into our Where to Go planner and see which other places you can visit on a September holiday.