Plan your last-minute summer trip
Catch the heat in some of your favorite European destinations!
Catch the last rays of sun as the hot summer days
come to an end!
There's a lot of benefits traveling in this season. The touristic crowd has just left which means hotel rates are cheaper and long-distance train reservations are easier to book! The lovely cool weather also starts to sink in, but there is still enough warmth to take a cool dip in the seas.
WHAT'S HOT IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER?
August is one of the warmest months in Italy and one of the best time to stroll around the city and marvel at the towering architecture. Bask under the Tuscan sun and enjoy the wine and cheese tasting at local vineyards!
Summer rains are common in Switzerland so visiting in August or September can give you better chances to enjoy the sunshine and get clear views of the breathtaking alps in this scenic town.
Take a sip of the Porto wine while enjoying the beaches in the southern coast of Algarve. With the winds from the Atlantic blowing gently into the shore, the temperature this time of the year can be refreshingly mild.
JOIN THE PARTY
Over 6M people are expected to join this year's Oktoberfest, the world's largest Volksfest (beer festival and carnival). Some insider tips: know where the toilets are and more importantly, don’t get caught with an empty mug during a toast. Prost!
September 21-October 6 | Munich, Germany
200,000 people from all over the world flock this Nordic country as Finland celebrates the largest art festival of the year. A diverse lineup of musicians, dancers, circus and theatre performers come to the city to put up a spectacular show.
August 16-September 2 | Helsinki, Finland
This historical boat race dates back to the mid-13th century. Gondoliers dressed in traditional costumes race against each other along the Grand canal. Bask under the Venetian sun while cheering for your favorite
September 1 | Venice, Italy
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