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Best places in the world to travel to in September 2023

Despite the end of summer, that doesn’t mean the holiday season is over. With mild and comfortable weather, the number of tourists is smaller, and prices for tours drop noticeably; September is a great month for traveling.

Let’s give you the TOP 5 best countries for a vacation in September.

The best destinations to travel to in September

  1. Morocco
  2. Spain
  3. Turkey
  4. Canada
  5. Malta

Morocco: Experience top-quality European holiday service at non-European prices

Picturesque view of Rabat, Morocco's capital city
Picturesque view of Rabat, Morocco’s capital city © Getty Images

Morocco is known among other countries for its amazing nature and hospitality. Travelers from all over the world marvel at its incomparable beaches, ancient monuments, and historical sights that are subtly infused with modernity. And what makes things more enjoyable is the weather in September is simply fantastic.

Area: 710,850 km2 Language: Moroccan Arabic Capital city: Rabat
Population: 37.3 million Local Currency: Moroccan dirham Time zone: GMT+1

Best vacation spots in Morocco

Here are some iconic places in fabulous Morocco.

Visit the heart and soul of Morocco in Marrakesh

Marrakesh is the main cultural center of the kingdom, located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Hotels, guesthouses, entertainment centers, playgrounds, and restaurants with local and European cuisine are available here, all for reasonable money.

Make sure to stroll around the Jemaa El-Fna, a UNESCO cultural heritage spot. It is impossible to miss the beautiful Koutoubia Mosque, which is visible from the outskirts of Marrakech and is the tallest building in the city. Want to learn some local crafts? Head to the Mellah area: they offer participation in learning various traditional crafts of the kingdom.

Discover amazing forms of architecture in North Africa in Casablanca, a few kilometers from Europe

If you look at the map, you will see that Casablanca is located in the North of the country, a few kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean from European Portugal. Moroccan culture is everywhere here. From smells of spices and herbs to delicious tagine being sold on each corner. Do not miss the Plage Aïn Diab Beach, which is recognized as the best and most picturesque in the city.

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Crave some party and fun? Head for La Corniche, where you can visit good restaurants, discos, and clubs.

Visit Agadir, one of the iconic locales in Morocco

Gorgeous beaches, a comfortable climate, and beautiful natural landscapes make Agadir a fantastic place for a vacation.

Surfer and camel on beach, Taghazout, Morocco
Agadir is great for surfers, beginner or advanced © Getty Images

Due to the eucalyptus and pine trees stretching along its coastline, Agadir is beneficial for asthmatics and children with weak immunity. Kids will also adore a small local zoo (the inhabiting mongooses, gazelles, flamingos, and wild boars will compensate for its small area).

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Sagrada Familia, barcelona, church, architecture
The Sagrada Familia should be on top of your list if you’re visiting Barcelona © Getty Images

Spain: Travel to one of the most colorful countries of Europe

Spain is filled with exciting tourist attractions, the tastiest food, and vibrant cities. Stay in huge hotels, play in interesting entertainment complexes, relax on hundreds of beaches, and catch wonderful views from beautiful seaside cliffs. All this can be experienced for yourself by visiting Spain. It is almost impossible to catch a cold there, and the weather in September is ideal for both going sightseeing and chilling out on the beach.

Area: 505,990 km2 Language: Spanish Capital city: Madrid
Population: 47.3 million Local Currency: euro Time zone: GMT+1

Best vacation spots in Spain

Spain amazes travelers with its variety of colorful and authentic cool places. Here are a few of the top places to visit.

Blanes is where to go for an escape in Spain

If you are searching for something less crowded and hyped than Barcelona, stay in nearby Blanes. The city is beautifully divided by a large rock into northern and southern parts. The southern part is a tourist area with cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy delicious seafood dishes. The services of boats, yachts, water scooters, catamarans, and sailing are on offer here.

If you climb up to the castle of San Juan, located at the top of a mountain cliff, you will get not only the beauty of the castle itself but also a stunning view of the entire coast of Blanes.

As for beaches-the entire coast is filled with them. The central city beach of Blanes is very well-maintained and clean. Here, you can play beach volleyball or football or sunbathe while the kids play in the playgrounds.

Visit Benidorm, the “unexpected” town of Spain

Why an “unexpected” town? In the middle of the twentieth century, it was an ordinary fishing village with a population of 2,500 people: now, there are two large well-equipped beaches, as well as skyscrapers, parks, restaurants, and many hotels. Take your pick-a beach holiday, nights out in the clubs, shopping, spearfishing, visiting neighboring ancient settlements, or all of the above.

To soak up the Spain of the 18th century, go to the Old Town. Here you find very narrow streets, the church of San Jaime, and the ancient Iberian settlement of Tossal de la Cala.

Tossa de Mar, the iconic spot of Costa Brava

A holiday in Tossa de Mar will take you to a medieval town on the Costa Brava. This typical Catalonian town is very charming, thanks to its architectural highlights. It is such a pleasure to walk along cobbled streets, surrounded by traditional houses and ancient castles.

Beach fans must not skip the Playa Gran beach. Take off your shoes and walk on the golden sands that slope into warm, blue waters. Water sports are widely available for those looking to blow off some steam.

Crowded beach in Spain at Mediterranean Sea
Crowded beach in Spain at Mediterranean Sea © Getty Images

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streets, Turkey, carriage
The beautiful streets of Turkey © Getty Images

Turkey: Visit the country of endless beaches and fun

Thanks to its Mediterranean climate and rich cultural heritage, Turkey is one of the most popular countries for traveling. Most tourists get acquainted with Turkey in Istanbul, a vast city between Europe and Asia where the east meets the west. Try splashing in the mud baths of Dalyan or climbing the volcanic rocks of Göreme. Wherever you go in Turkey, never refuse coffee and desserts – they are some of the tastiest to enjoy.

Area: 783,562 km2 Language: Turkish Capital city: Ankara
Population: 85 million Local Currency: Turkish lira Time zone: GMT+3

Best vacation spots in Turkey

Let’s see what interesting places we can visit in Turkey in September.

Ölüdeniz, the Blue Lagoon of continental Europe

Ölüdeniz attracts many tourists in September due to stunning spots without big crowds of tourists. The main thing that you must see here is the Blue Lagoon. Just imagine a clear blue bay surrounded by mountains, with turtles that come here from time to time as guests.

Another attraction is the mud baths, some of which were created without human intervention. Mud baths are a genuine panacea – they help treat many different diseases for those who need them, and they also have a beneficial effect on the skin to keep it young and beautiful for as long as possible.

Discover a “holiday city” in Bodrum

Bodrum is a famous youth resort in Turkey and is often called a “holiday city.” Discos right next to open-air drinking establishments and the floating dance floor make this city a real paradise for the youth.

Bodrum Castle.
Bodrum Castle, where you can get beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea © Getty Images

Don’t think that Bodrum is only about parties. Before sunset, you have to go see the local bays with the whole family, famed for their charming equipped beaches of sand and or small pebbles. Shopaholics may love both sides of Bodrum – сity bazaars filled with national colors and scents and large shopping centers with high-end brands.

Escape from noisy parties to enjoy Turkish nature and the nicest weather in Belek

Belek is the perfect place for lovers of relaxing beach holidays and connoisseurs of nature. You will not find noisy discos and bars here, but instead, time is spent riding a horse, engaging in water sports, or just sitting in a sun lounge on the beach with a glass of wine. The slopes of the Taurus Mountains and the centuries-old coniferous forests (with incredible aromas!) will make you want to stay here for more than a couple of days.

Even if you get bored with the absence of popular tourist sights in Belek, excursion trips to Antalya will diversify your trip.

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Canada: Discover warm corners in September

Although Canada is mainly known for its cold and snowy winters and warm weather summers, that’s why September is the best period to visit to get the best of both worlds.

Whether you prefer to spend time outdoors in the water or want to get to know the country’s culture better, most of the best Canadian cities have something to offer for everyone. In addition, most Canadian cities are safe for any traveler.

Area: 9,985,000  km2 Language: English, French Capital city: Ottawa
Population: 38.2 million Local Currency: Canadian dollar Time zone: GMT-3.30 – GMT -8

Best vacation spots in Canada

It would be impossible to go everywhere in this large beautiful country in one trip – there are so many beautiful places that will spoil you for choice and make you a tad bit overwhelmed. Here are the best places to travel to in September.

Where to feel the French vibe in Canada? Québec City!

The French culture of Quebéc (both the city and the province) is the result of colonization patterns long ago. Because the huge and glittering Montreal is located nearby, the cozy Quebéc City is often unfairly passed over. But the charm of Quebec’s cobbled streets and ancient cathedrals will delight you.

If you come here in September, you can see the free show of Crépuscule, performed by Flip Fabrique acrobats on the banks of the Saint Lawrence River. One of the numerous bars on the nearby Rue Saint-Jean will welcome you with local beer or cider.

Visit one of the warmest beaches of Canada in Shediac, New Brunswick

Shediac is perhaps the only city on Canada’s Atlantic coastline with warm ocean waters (up to 24℃, even in September). But the charming coast is not the only attraction here: local cafes with excellent seafood, galleries, and one of the biggest Canadian markets are also waiting for you.

Vancouver allows you to see Canada from a different angle

Vancouver skyline in front of North Shore Mountains
Vancouver skyline in front of North Shore Mountains © Getty Images

Vancouver is a large cosmopolitan city where you can see the variety of Canada. Its landscape offers a natural playground for outdoor enthusiasts, and the city itself is full of world-class restaurants, lively pubs, museums, art galleries, shops, gorgeous parks, and more. If you like active pastimes, take a thrilling walk along the Capilano Suspension Bridge, or ride a bike through beautiful Stanley Park. Enjoy the atmosphere at the Granville Island Public Market, where you can find a lot of yummies. Later, drink some afternoon tea at the Secret Garden Tea Company (as a former British colony, Vancouver’s local establishments offer excellent tea).

Average monthly temperatures in Ottawa, Ontario – Canada

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Malta: One of the best destinations for uninterrupted fun

When you are in Malta, you wonder how this tiny country in the Mediterranean Sea can have so much varied architectural, cultural, and natural wealth and a prosperous entertainment industry. Malta is diverse in everything.

Area: 316 km2 Language: Maltese Capital city: Valetta
Population: 516,869 Local Currency: euro Time zone: GMT+1

Best vacation spots in Malta

A wide array of resorts and entertainment in Malta can overwhelm even the most experienced globetrotters. Here is just a little of the best.

Visit the land of fun and attractions in Buġibba

The land of fun, good mood, and endless celebration is in Buġibba. The two main benefits of Buġibba are its reasonable prices for accommodations and the cheapest car rentals in Malta. Go sunbathing on the flat rocks, with convenient approaches leading to the sea. Walking around the city is also a great idea: bustling Misraħ il-Bajja Square and other streets, with ancient villas and openwork balconies, will be a wonderful backdrop for your photos.

To have some fun, walk down Tourists Street, the most cheerful street of Buġibba, with bars, restaurants, shops, and nightclubs.

Mellieħa proves that Malta is not only about parties and nightclubs

When tourists want to seclude themselves and enjoy a relaxing beach holiday, they go to Mellieħa. Nature reserves with hiking, several magnificent beaches, and a string of local restaurants await them in this quiet corner of the country. Take a walk in the Mistral nature-historical park, visit the Għadira bird sanctuary, and explore the Selmun Palace and other outstanding architectural pearls in Mellieħa.

Valletta: Travel back in time to Medieval Europe

Malta, Valletta at Sunset
Malta, Valletta at Sunset © Getty Images

When you get to Valletta, you find yourself right in the Middle Ages. The capital doesn’t have many beaches, but its narrow winding streets make up for the loss. Majestic defense structures protect the city, and forts and palaces emphasize its power.

Average monthly temperatures in Valetta, Malta

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What is the no. 1 most visited country in the world?

France is the most visited country in the world. Because of the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, it has gotten hard to compare the popularity of countries due to severe travel restrictions. Nevertheless, in 2018 and 2019, France welcomed 90 million guests from all over the world.

What to pack when traveling?

arplugs can help when you travel in a noisy vehicle or stay at a hotel in the city center. Plug adapters allow you to charge your phone when sockets differ from your home country. Don't forget sunglasses and sunscreen even if you're traveling to cloudy places like Stockholm or London. And, indeed, a corkscrew will come in handy if you fancy a glass of vino.

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