So many people prefer move for the holidays in September: less hot, cheaper prices, fewer tourists and the possibility to better enjoy landscapes, hotels, museums and attractions.
For those who want to stay in Europe, there are countless ideal destinations for a vacation in September: we have prepared for you 10 tips with price indications.
Post COVID19 travel advice
If you are planning a trip, make sure you are in line with safety measures. Follow government guidelines and only return to travel when the green light is given. Prefer natural and perhaps non-mass destinations, and in general promote local tourism: discover the wonders of your city, your region and your state. Try to avoid long-haul travel and at most choose destinations reachable with a few hours of flight.
1 - Berlin, Germany
September is the ideal time to go to Berlin: with the decline in tourist flow, there are no long queues if you want to visit the attractions of the city such as the Pergamonmuseum, the famous Checkpoint Charlie or the remains of the Berlin Wall. The climate is still pretty good, for this reason we advise you to visit the city in a dynamic way, walking in the open air or by bike among the main attractions and still giving yourself a romantic boat tour along the Spree.
September is also the month of the famous Musikfest: one more reason to visit this wonderful city of art and history.
- Return flight + 3 days / 2 nights from € 210,00 per person -
- hotel and b & b from € 65,00 per night -
2 - Seville, Spain
Seville has experienced a continuous tourist flow for some years: September is the ideal month to visit it as the temperatures are still high (around 30 °) but there is no longer the summer heat. Among the things to visit we remember the Plaza del Triunfo, with its 3 buildings declared World Heritage by Unesco: La Giralda, the Cathedral and the Alcazar. To save time and money, remember to book your combined visit in advance.
In September there is also the famous Bienal de Flamenco, one of the most important flamenco festivals in the world.
To make sure you don't miss any of Seville's musts, we recommend taking the tour of the main monuments, if instead you are traveling with children, they could have a lot of fun admiring the city on a fun panoramic Segway tour.
- Return flight + 3 days / 2 nights from € 212,00 per person -
- hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per night -
3 - Sardinia, Italy
The sea of Sardinia never betrays: if it is true that you can swim until October, already in September the beaches are much less crowded and you can enjoy more the tranquility of the maritime spaces, as well as visit the wonderful villages of inland.
One of the most beautiful areas that we suggest to visit is there the Magdalene, Gallura in the province of Sassari, Stintino and the Gulf of Asinara, Villasimius and the Gulf of Cagliari. As for La Maddalena, one of the absolutely unmissable must-haves is the daily cruise between the islands of the archipelago, which allows you to admire the best beaches and areas of interest (prices from € 50,00 per person, click for more info).
Another memorable experience is the 4-hour tour to the Su Nuraxi nuraghi of Barumini, departing from Cagliari.
If you want to move and make an itinerary on the road, it is essential to have a car. If you are a lover of festivals, in September there are several, such as the Sagra del Muggine in Marceddì and the Sagra del Gattulis in Villagrande.
- Return flight + 3 days / 2 nights from € 310,00 per person -
- hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per night -
4 - Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is the destination of millions of tourists every year, thanks also to its advantageous prices, a good transport service and tourist beauties including the Church of St. Stephen, the Buda Castle and the Great Synagogue.
The city is famous forromantic and relaxing atmosphere. If you want to treat yourself to a last weekend with your love to say goodbye to the summer, don't forget to visit the famous Szécheny Baths, for which we recommend the purchase of the priority pass of € 20,00 per person, and above all do not give up a wonderful cruise on the Danube (starting from € 9,00 per person, click for more info)
- Return flight + 3 days / 2 nights from € 168,00 per person -
- Hotels and b & b starting from € 40,00 per night -
5 - Catania, Italy
Sicily is all splendid, but this time we want to recommend the Catania area in particular: its baroque-style historic center has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the ancient city with its Roman amphitheater has a truly exceptional charm.
Let's not forget that here in Catania, in September, it is possible to combine a seaside holiday with mountain excursions... and what a mountain! We are talking of course about Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe! Our advice is to buy an organized day tour that will allow you to admire the magnificence of Etna in a simple and safe way. If instead you want to fill your eyes with the crimson colors of the setting sun, take part in a jeep tour at sunset; it will leave you with an indelible memory.
If you prefer the sea, the coast from Catania to Acitrezza is known as the Riviera dei Ciclopi and offers clear sea, stacks and natural oases.
Also from Catania it is possible move easily towards the Val di Noto to discover the magic of Sicilian Baroque.
- Return flight + 3 days / 2 nights from € 155,00 per person -
- Hotels and b & b starting from € 55,00 per night -
6 - Provence, France
One of the classic autumn destinations is Provence: Avignon, Camargue, Marseille, the French Riviera, Luberon are all areas that experience a particular charm in September, with the first fall of the leaves. In particular, Avignon, a very rich city from the historical point of view, is considered the capital of Provence.
In September, the famous Lavender Festival is held, with the lavender harvest as an event deeply felt by local populations.
For this reason, you should definitely take part in a tour through the lavender fields. Another tour of great interest, especially for lovers of impressionist art, is the Van Gogh themed tour, which allows you to visit Arles following the footsteps of the famous painter.
- Return flight + 3 days / 2 nights from € 188,00 per person -
- Hotels and b & b starting from € 63,00 per night -
7 - Porto, Portugal
In Porto, there is a long list of things to see: the beautiful upper city, with the Sé cathedral and the covered market of Bolhão, and the lower city, with the particular Ribeira district and the Dom Luis metal bridge.
During your stay you will need to move from one point of the city to another, so remember to buy the convenient Porto Card, a card that offers free transport and discounts to the main attractions.
September is the perfect time for one wine tasting in one of the cellars of the Douro Valley: an unmissable experience to say the least! We suggest that you discover the historic city with a combined ticket which includes the tour by tourist bus, one boat trip on the Douro River and finally a visit at cellars of Calém.
- Return flight + 3 days / 2 nights from € 242,00 per person -
- hotel and b & b starting from € 55,00 per night -
8 - Munich, Germany
Let's go back to Germany, this time to Munich. How can you not see the old and new town hall, the Residenz (the royal palace), the Frauenkirche (cathedral) and other Munich attractions at least once in your life?
For a first approach to the city, we recommend that you take the classic panoramic bus tour, in order to become familiar with the main points and attractions of the center. then you can focus on individual visits, taking advantage of the Monaco CityTourCard, which allows you to move for free on public transport and offers you discounts in many city attractions.
For beer lovers, Munich offers many flavors and excellent products: the very famous Oktoberfest begins in September.
- Return flight + 3 days / 2 nights from € 270,00 per person -
- hotel and b & b starting from € 67,00 per night -
9 - London, UK
London is a city that needs no introduction, thanks to its millennial history and stunning attractions such as the British Museum, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. For a short stay don't miss the iconic double-decker sightseeing bus tour. If you have a lot of time on your hands, buy the London Pass which gives you access to over 80 attractions and maybe consider a few trip in the surroundings for example by taking the comfortable Stonehenge Tour from London.
The British climate is notoriously unpredictable, but the month of September is perfect as the days are still long and less crowded attractions due to the reopening of schools.
Interesting events are celebrated in September, such as the Totally Thames, a 30-day festival that celebrates the River Thames with exhibitions, installations, music and art, which we recommend that you admire even more closely thanks to a romantic cruise; the London Design Festival with its exhibitions, temporary exhibitions, conferences and seminars; finally the Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest parade, during which the inhabitants of the city celebrate the harvest by parading in period clothing.
- Return flight + 3 days / 2 nights from € 230,00 per person -
- hotel and b & b starting from € 55,00 per night -
10 - Crete, Greece
Crete is a perfect destination for a September holiday: beautiful beaches and clean water, sun, heat and great food will allow you to relax without having to suffer from the overcrowding of August.
The island is very beautiful to visit thanks to its over 1.000 km of coastline which offer different types of landscape. Just think of the imposing ones Gorges of Samaria, rich in flora and fauna and can be visited via comfortable and recommended trekking from Chania or Rethymno. Crete is also a strategic destination to visit other fabulous ones islands and nearby attractions, such as Gramvousa, Chrysi and Elafonisi (tour prices from € 25,00 per person, more info).
The Tourist Festival is held in September, with concerts, dances and tastings of local delicacies.
- Return flight + 3 days / 2 nights from € 318,00 per person -
- Hotels and b & b starting from € 60,00 per night -
Other destinations to visit in September
- In Italy: if among your ideas there is also that of evaluating domestic tourism, here are the best destinations for holidays in September in Italy!
- Hot destinations: if what you are looking for is only sea, sun and destinations where the only essential accessory is sunglasses, here are the best destinations to spend the month of September in the heat!
- Low cost destinations: you don't want to give up your holidays but your budget is a bit tight? No problem, here are the best low cost destinations for September with info on prices and packages!