Where is hot in September

As the summer crowds start to dwindle and the kids go back to school, September becomes the perfect time for a sun-drenched getaway. Whether you're looking for a cultural city break or a relaxing beach escape, there are plenty of destinations that offer warm temperatures and beautiful weather during this month. So without further ado, here are seven hotspots to consider for your September vacation.

1. Cyprus

Cyprus weather in September

Average daytime high: 32°C

Sunshine hours: 10 hours

Dry days: 28 days

Cyprus is a fantastic choice for a September holiday. This Mediterranean island enjoys average temperatures of around 30°C, making it perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Explore the beautiful beaches of Ayia Napa, wander through the ancient ruins of Paphos, or take a scenic drive in the Troodos Mountains.

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2. Malta

Valletta where's hot in September

Average daytime high: 28°C

Sunshine hours: 9 hours

Dry days: 25 days

With its rich history, stunning coastlines, and vibrant culture, Malta is an excellent destination for a September getaway. Factor 50 on standby - temperatures hover around 28°C with a min of 25°C, ideal for exploring the charming streets of Valletta, diving into the shimmering waters of the Blue Lagoon, or enjoying a leisurely boat trip around the island.

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Greece where is hot

Average daytime high: 28°C

Sunshine hours: 8 hours

Dry days: 27 days

Did someone say meze platters and baked feta cheese? Yep, Greece remains gloriously warm in September, with temperatures sitting just above 27°C. Whether you choose the iconic islands of Santorini and Mykonos or the lesser-known gems like Naxos and Paros, you’ll find plenty of sunshine, turquoise-tinted waters, and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. But remember, sunscreen is your best friend, unless you want to match the country’s famous sunsets!

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4. Turkey

Bodrum where is hot september

Average daytime high: 31°C

Sunshine hours: 11 hours

Dry days: 28 days

September is a wonderful time to visit Turkey, with temperatures around 29°C. The Turkish Riviera, including popular spots like Antalya and Bodrum, offers beautiful beaches, luxurious resorts, and fascinating historical sites. Don’t miss the chance to explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus or the stunning landscapes of Cappadocia. 

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5. Morocco

Morocco where's hot in July

Average daytime high: 32°C

Sunshine hours: 9 hours

Dry days: 27 days

For a unique cultural experience, head to Morocco. September temperatures are typically around 28°C, making it a great time to explore the bustling souks of Marrakech, the stunning Atlas Mountains, and the beautiful coastal city of Essaouira. Enjoy a camel ride in the Sahara Desert for an unforgettable adventure. And on days where it peaks to 32°C, be sure the pool is on standby for a refreshing dip.

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6. Spain

Spain where is hot

Average daytime high: 30°C

Sunshine hours: 9 hours

Dry days: 24 days

Spain is another hotspot in September, with temperatures typically around 25°C to 30°C. The Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca are perfect for beach lovers, while cities like Barcelona and Seville offer a mix of culture, history, and vibrant nightlife. The Balearic Islands, including Ibiza and Majorca, are also fantastic choices for a sunny retreat. And don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and your snorkel –because who wants to be a lobster on land when you can be a mermaid in the Mediterranean?

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7. Italy 

Average daytime high: 27°C

Sunshine hours: 8 hours

Dry days: 24 days

Italy’s September temperatures are pleasantly warm, averaging around 27°C. Explore the stunning Amalfi Coast, relax on the beaches of Sardinia, or take in the cultural wonders of Rome and Florence. September is also the time for grape harvests, so be sure to visit a vineyard for some wine tasting.

Danielle Gunner

About the author

As a frequent jetsetter, Danielle is an expert in all things travel. From foodie trips in Rome to hunting down the best beaches in the Balearics and Christmas shopping in New York. She’s also the mum of a very cute but mischievous toddler, meaning she has some great family holiday hacks too. Check out all her travel tips & tricks!