Best countries to visit in September

As summer 2012 comes to an end, people are starting to get back to their routines, children are starting school, and the leaves on the trees are starting to turn colour.  Does this mean that you also have to put your bags into storage and wait until next summer to plan a trip somewhere? Certainly not. The world is out there begging to be explored, and September is a perfect month for it.

The question is, where can you go in September?

Well, there are certain places you may want to pass on due to poor weather, particularly the Caribbean and South East Asia; this is hurricane season and these areas tend to get hit in the later months of the year. What you can do though, is turn your attention to places like the USA and Canada, southern Africa, and even Europe.

The USA and Canada for instance are fantastic places to visit in September. The weather is perfect, not too hot, and not too cold, the leaves are starting to change from green to yellow and orange, birds are starting to flock and begin their migrations south. Prices for hotels and attractions are lower than in the summer season; and flight prices are dropping.

In Africa, you will find that it is the middle of the dry winter season, with comfortable daytime temperatures just under 30C. Places like Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, and Tanzania are perfect choices. Now is the best time to head out on the Serengeti or Okavango Delta to see the wildlife.

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In Europe, there are a few destinations you can consider such as Madeira, Portugal – a stunningly beautiful island off the west coast of Africa. Croatia is another fabulous European destination that is often forgotten about. September in Croatia is hard to beat, with its perfect daytime temperatures and calm blue seas all framed by a backdrop of majestic mountains.

As you can see, you are really spoiled for choice if you’re looking for a great vacation destination in September!