The summer holiday season maybe coming to a close so why not grab a last minute break in the sun this September? Here are our top five destinations for the coming month.
If one place will pretty much guarantee sunshine during September then it is the Turquoise Coast of Turkey. Dalaman is the jewel of this corner of the country and provides fantastic weather, making it the perfect destination for a beach break next month.
Relax in the warm Aegean waters and take in the glorious scenery of the lakes and mountains which surround the resort. Head down to Turtle Beach to see the little creatures plod their way along the sands to start their lives in the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean.
Away from the beach you can explore the fascinating history of the region. Visit the ancient city of Caunos which has been a part of Turkey since the 10th century BC, the formation of Iztuzu Beach also played a key development of making Kaunos an important sea port.
Get a bit adventurous and take a diving class to explore nearby Marmaris to complete your Dalaman experience.
Temperatures: September is set to remain a warm month in Dalaman with temperatures averaging 31 degrees C.
As one of the most popular destinations in Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh can offer a truly memorable break while temperatures are still soaring during September. Once a sleepy fishing village, it has blossomed into one of the most loved resorts in the country welcoming visitors from all over the world.
This is the ideal place to simply lie on the beach and watch the world go by. Whether you want to try out windsurfing, canoeing or para-sailing or just kick back with a cocktail as the waters lap up, Sharm El Sheikh has you covered.
Get out and explore the area with a boat trip to Tiran Island, a place you will agree is like no other. This beautifully peaceful area is a haven for divers as you travel to the depths and see some magnificent reefs and corals. Stay on dry land and simply drink in the stunning scenery that surrounds it.
Temperatures: Even out of season, Sharm El Sheikh is a scorcher with temperatures hitting around 35 degrees C.
Staying in Egypt, Hurghada is the ultimate diver’s paradise and a gateway to the Red Sea and the Nile River. Grab your snorkel and your wetsuit and head to the coast to explore the incredible coral reefs. Meet the thousands of tropical fish that swim close to the beach, making for a wonderful way to spend a day.
Hurghada, like Sharm El Sheikh, stays warm during the off-season and the golden sands are still inviting as they always are. However, if you want a spot of culture with your holiday then take a trip into the old town.
El Dahar is a hugely vibrant corner of Hurghada and the busy bazaar gives you a flavour of life in Egypt. Grab yourself a couple of bargains along the way and don’t forget to view the magnificent architecture of the nearby mosque.
Temperatures: Slightly cooler than Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada averages between 28 and 33 degrees C during September.
An emerging favourite among British holidaymakers is Antalya. Lying in one of Turkey’s most stunning regions, the city is blessed with beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife and a wealth of history all set in the backdrop of the Taurus Mountains.
Antalya prides itself on its beaches and you can not go far wrong. The coastline is just a short stroll from the city centre and boast a range of lively, family-friendly beaches to the more tranquil and secluded coves.
Head into the old town of Kaleici to discover a little of the history of Antalya. Here you will find buildings dating back to the 18th century and find archaeological sites such as Yivili Minaret, Balibey Mosque and Hadrian Arch. Why not have a scenic cruise from the city’s harbour along the Mediterranean to really take in the area’s beauty?
Temperatures: September stays warm in Antalya with temperatures averaging around 33 degrees C.
If you are looking for the more traditional city break then Naples is the place for you. Start your tour of the city with the Centro Storico and indulge your cultural side with a trip to the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, the Neapolitan National Gallery. It features some of the finest Renaissance and Baroque Italian paintings in all of the land. Don’t forget to see the biggest roman architectural museum in the world – the Museo Archeologico Nazionale.
Spend your evenings sampling some authentic Neapolitan pizza, Naples is famed for being the birthplace of this quintessential Italian dish. You can even take a trip to see the historic city of Pompeii, there is simply so much to do in this wonderful city. Then not forgetting of course, the gorgeous islands like Procida and Capri to visit. A world away from the hustle and bustle of Naples city centre, the islands’ coastline is dotted with picturesque towns you can spend days having some well deserved quiet time.
Temperatures: September brings a pleasant feel to Naples with temperatures ranging between 22 and 27 degrees C.
Where are you planning for a September getaway? Let us know!