Summer vacation season may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean that the month of September doesn’t have plenty to offer in terms of fantastic vacation destinations. September is a great month to travel. Most destinations have fewer crowds and cooler temperatures. You can find plenty of activities in September, too, from wine festivals to the kick off of Oktoberfest. If you’d like to see for yourself why September is such a great month to travel, consider this list of the top September travel destinations.
The capital city of Bavaria is a great place to visit in September. The world-famous Oktoberfest kicks off on September 22nd and runs for about three weeks. That’s a three-week window where you can visit the LARGEST beer festival in the world. If that’s not reason enough to plan a trip, there’s also plenty of sites to see, like Neuschwanstein Castle and the Residenz, which houses a museum of Bavarian treasures that date back 700 years.
Traveling to Napa Valley in September will put you right in the middle of harvest season. You can see wines being created at every stage of the process, from harvesting the grapes to bottling. There are plenty of other activities in the area if you want to take a break from the vineyards. You can snag a hot air balloon ride or partake in some fantastic culinary experiences at any number of the area’s wonderful restaurants.
If you want to travel someplace that still maintains the kind of heat and humidity that you expect from a summer vacation, Singapore is the place. While you won’t get much of a break from the heat, September usually provides more of a break from the rain than other months throughout the year. September in Singapore also plays host to a Formula One race, and you’ll find plenty of parties leading up to the big event. You’ll find plenty of fantastic hotels and restaurants to round out the reasons to make a September jaunt to this city-state in Southeast Asia.
September sees far fewer crowds in Zurich than the summer months, and the temperatures hang out in the mid-60s, providing an incredibly comfortable climate in which to explore the city’s many restaurants, museums and cobblestone streets.