If you don’t have children and aren’t still in education, then avoid the crazy travel months of July and August and wait until early autumn instead. Here are six gorgeous travel destinations to catch the last of the summer rays…
For the best parties this side of the equator, head to the Spanish island of Ibiza in late September for the closing parties. While the party-destination has some of the world’s best DJs and banging tunes throughout the summer, the last week of the season is without doubt the best time to be there. In between drinking and dancing, soak up the Spanish rays on Ibiza’s beautiful beaches, or grab the last of the heat poolside.
Regardless of when you visit the island, you’ll be guaranteed weather that won’t disappoint. For a scorching holiday, without hoards of school children, visit in September, but be prepared for temperatures to reach 40˚C! If you prefer something slightly cooler, wait until October, and truly catch the last of the summer heat.
Make the most of the consistent, hot Mediterranean weather and plan a trip to the Balearics after the schools have gone back, and the standard summer travel season has ended. The weather will cool slightly, but you’ll still be looking at mid-20s. As well as the sunshine, you’ll also lose out on the stifling crowds that the Balearics attract during the season, meaning hotel costs will be considerably lower!
While temperatures may decline slightly from September onwards, the emptying beaches and resorts will give you the chance to explore Tunisia’s perfect landscape, without the hustle and bustle of holidaymakers. From sunbathing on white sandy beaches, to joining in with water sports and exploratory hikes, there’s plenty to do, without the crowds. September is also host to a number of significant events, namely Ramadan. There’s also the Medina Festival and the Marsa by Night Festival, so swap a tourist-heavy holiday for one later in the year, that will show you Tunisia’s true identity.
Whether you’re after a relaxed chill-out holiday or something more lively, Crete is the perfect place to visit – especially if you’re not a fan of sweltering temperatures. Holidays in both September and October will guarantee little rainfall, while staying moderately warm. Mid-20s is average for this Greek island, allowing you to have a sweat-free holiday!
For those who are willing to splash out to the extreme, get yourself to the other side of the world. As our summer starts to wane, the Australian spring begins, bringing with it glorious sunshine, perfect temperatures, and the buzz of the approaching summer. If you can’t handle high heat, stick to the south-east of the country, or for something hotter, head north, or towards the west. Spring weather varies between comfortably warm and British summer-time hot, depending on where you are, so you’ll certainly be able to keep the tan topped up!
Written by Harry Peters who is a travel writer at Just The Flight. Visit their website at justtheflight.co.uk