Where’s hot in August? Best Travel Destinations

No doubt: The high summer is absolute peak travel time and a vacation in August is therefore also quite expensive in many regions. Nevertheless, the selection of suitable destinations is almost endless and Europe in particular is becoming an absolute hotspot. This is also reflected in our TOP4 list of the most popular destinations for an August holiday:

The Mediterranean island of Malta, the Greek Rhodes and the Spanish Costa Brava are particularly popular. In long-haul destinations, the paradisiacal Seychelles take a top position in the Indian Ocean:

TOP 4: Most popular Destinations for Travel in August 2019

Rhodes
Water Temperature 25 °C    Day Temperature 31 °C
Seychelles
Water Temperature 26 °C    Day Temperature 29 °C
Costa Brava
Water Temperature 24 °C    Day Temperature 28 °C
Malta
Water Temperature 23 °C    Day Temperature 32 °C
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A look at the following recommendations from our travel experts also clearly shows that European destinations are absolutely in trend in August. Whether Greek islands such as Crete, the Portuguese Algarve or the entire spectrum of Spain from the mainland to the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, all possibilities are open. This does not apply to all long-term destinations, as there are climatic restrictions (rainy season, hurricane risk), especially in Southeast Asia and large parts of the Caribbean. Recommended destinations on the long-distance route are now, for example, the island of Curaçao or the dreamlike Mauritius:

Our Recommendation: Additional Destinations for Holiday in August


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You want to do a beach vacation or be in the sun? You'll find your best travel destination in one of the following lists: Beach Vacation in August | Where's hot in August? | Warm Destinations in Europe

August vacation in Europe

Skógafoss (Mitchel Jones)  CC BY-SA

Impressive nature in Iceland

August is of course one of the warmest months in all European countries. Therefore you can also visit the northern countries of Europe this month without letting the freezing cold spoil your holiday fun. In Island, the island of fire and ice, you can see volcanoes and glaciers at an average mild 13 °C during the day.

In Norway there are even average day temperatures of 20 °C in some areas. In Oslo you can take a boat trip along the fjords, visit numerous museums or visit the Norwegian National Opera. Other Nordic destinations with mild climate in August and impressive nature are Ireland, Sweden and Finland.

Coliseum at dusk (Larry Johnson)  CC BY

Cheap to Italy in August

If you want a cheap, warm summer holiday within Europe instead, you will of course find perfect travel conditions in the southern countries. Temperatures during the day from an average of 25 °C to over 30 °C and water temperatures of over 20 °C provide perfect bathing fun, e.g. in Italy, Croatia, Corsica, Ibiza, Mallorca, Gibraltar and Lanzarote.

Travel to Asia or Oceania in August

There are some good weather destinations in Asia in August. For example, how about a visit from Tel Aviv to Israel? With water temperatures of almost 30 °C and daytime temperatures just above that, you can spend great days on the beach or learn something about the biblical history of Israel through various excursions.

Similar climatic conditions make August holidays in the various tourist regions of Turkey tasty. City trips to Istanbul are possible in August as well as great days at the sea at the Turkish Riviera or in Marmaris.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (Michaela Loheit)  CC BY-ND

The Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore

You like it a little more Far Eastern? This is also no problem in August. For example, the month is the best travel time for the spectacular city-state Singapore.

With air and water temperatures around 30 °C you can visit the famous Singapore Zoo, experience action at Universal Studios or marvel at the Singapore Flower Dome.

Do you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city? On the Indonesian Gili Islands, for example, motorized vehicles are unusual, where people prefer to travel by horse-drawn carriage. With water temperatures of 27 °C and air temperatures of around 30 °C during the day, you can either relax in one of the beach clubs or take a dive and admire the underwater world of the islands. August is also the best travel season on the Indonesian island Bali, which is even better developed for tourism. Bali is particularly popular with honeymooners, but also offers other travelers many interesting sights, such as temples, volcanoes and huge rice terraces.

But it can be even more exotic. In Papua New Guinea you can expect temperatures of about 30 °C, warm water and lots of sunshine in August. For example, you can discover exciting hiking trails such as the Kokoda Trail. Besides the Port Moresby Nature Park there are also many interesting museums where culture lovers will certainly get their money's worth.

Holiday in Africa

Fische und Korallen (David Rouhani)  CC BY-ND

Hughada's Underwater World

August is also very warm in the tourism-oriented countries of North Africa. In the almost rain-free Tunisia you can either relax by the sea at 25 °C water temperature or visit some of the many sights. For example the National Museum of Bardo, the impressive Ez-Zitouna Mosque in Tunis or the harbour of El-Kantaoui. You can take a camel ride through the desert in Morocco or snorkel with dolphins in Hurghada under equally great climatic conditions.

It's not quite as warm in Kenya in Central Africa. At a pleasant 25 °C a day you can take part in a safari, visit the Nairobi National Park or relax at Diani Beach. In neighbouring Uganda you can participate in trekkings to the famous mountain gorillas under similar climatic conditions.

Where to go in America?

Visit the Colombian capital Bogota in August. For example, at mild 18 °C during the day you can watch graffiti and street art on a bike tour, visit the famous museums or take part in a skydiving adventure.

With approx. 30 °C per day it is much warmer in Ecuador. Here you benefit from refreshing water at a temperature of 22 °C and almost no precipitation during your stay. Or visit the Salar de Uyuni in the south Bolivia, the largest salt pan in the world.

Sunset over Iguazu (SF Brit)  CC BY

Iguazu waterfalls: August is the best time to travel

The fantastic South American country Brazil is so big that for every month of the year there is at least one region that counts as the best travel season there. August, for example, is perfect for a visit to the spectacular Iguazú Waterfalls on the border with Argentina. Or book a beach holiday in the coastal region around Salvador.

A holiday in the Caribbean is an absolute dream for many people. During the summer months, however, the rainy season prevails on many of the islands and thus the month does not necessarily count as the very best travel season. Exceptions are the islands Curaçao with only 5 days of rainfall and the island Bonaire with 3 days of rainfall. It's warm enough in the Caribbean all year anyway.

If you want to take a vacation in the USA, you can use California, New York, Hawaii and Chicago in August. The impressive nature Alaskas is best known in August at two-digit day temperatures.

Finally, we can recommend a visit to Canada in August. The country is so big and diverse, whether you want to explore Rocky Mountains or Niagara Falls on a day trip from Toronto: in summer you will find the best climatic conditions.

Cruises in August

In recent years, cruises have experienced a real boom and are enjoying increasing popularity. On a boat trip you enjoy the amenities of a top-class hotel and wake up every morning in a new and exciting destination. You experience the variety of a round trip, but don't have to do without anything: The service of a high-class hotel resort with a wide range of entertainment, numerous restaurants and bars are always with you on a cruise!

We show you the following recommendations for water holidays in regions that offer fantastic climatic conditions in August.
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Where our Visitors go in August

We have asked our website visitors to rate the travel weather of their last holiday. In the following overview you will find the most popular destinations of our visitors in August. Ratings are from 5 stars (excellent) down to 0 stars (catastrophic).
Ø RatingVisit CountAge of Visitors
Sunny Beach Bulgaria53 Visits36 - 68 years old (Ø 54 years)
Lake Garda53 Visits22 - 46 years old (Ø 35 years)
Baltic Sea4.73 Visits58 - 64 years old (Ø 61 years)
Italy4.73 Visits27 - 52 years old (Ø 39 years)
Punta Cana4.73 Visits26 - 53 years old (Ø 44 years)
So far, 86 visitors have rated their August vacation and on average awarded 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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