Where to go on holiday in August

August is the end of Croatia’s Summer season. The weather is perfect for festivals, beach days, and sailing adventures. Kenya is popular in August due to the weather being warm and dry making it an ideal time to visit Maasai Mara and watch the Great Wildebeest Migration or take a dip in a volcanic pool in Madeira.

Croatia

Croatia

Temperature: 28°C high; 18°C low

Flight time from UK: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Time difference: GMT +2

August is the end of Croatia’s Summer season. The weather is perfect for festivals, beach days, and sailing adventures. This does however bring the crowds so be sure to book your accommodation and restaurants early.

Charter a sailboat and travel up the Dalmatian coast from Dubrovnik stopping along the way to check out the islands or pack your hiking boots and turn your attention toward the Velebit hiking trail that snakes through Croatia’s Dinaric Alps, from Senj to Zadar. 

In July and August the town of Labin transforms into an authentic little art republic with various theatre groups and musicians performing. Additionally, every Tuesday at 9:30pm free guided tours depart from the tourist office with tales recounting legends and myths of the area.

 

Kenya

Mara-Bushtops-Kenya

Temperature: 24°C high; 10°C low

Flight time from UK: Approximately 8 hours and 35 minutes

Time difference: GMT +3

Kenya is popular in August due to the weather being warm and dry making it an ideal time to visit Maasai Mara and watch the wildebeests migrate from the Serengeti National Park during the Great Wildebeest Migration, while the lack of rain mean the elephants congregate at swimming holes to cool off. Just keep in mind that the nice weather brings crowds and it will be busier this time of year.

Be sure to treat yourself to the amazing views of Mount Kilimanjaro at Amboseli National Park. 

 

Madeira & The Azores

Madeira

Temperature: 19°C high; 13°C low

Flight time from UK: Around 4 hours

Time difference: GMT +1

Make sure you take your swimming costume as there has been plenty of volcanic activity in Madeira in the past which has resulted in the formation of natural volcanic pools located near Porto Moniz. The pools get filled with salty water and are great for swimming and snorkelling.

Taking place during the harvest in late August/early September, the Madeira Wine Festival is one of the island´s main tourist attractions that pays tribute to the old traditions of Madeira.

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