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Best Countries to Visit in September

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  • 12/12/2023

September may be regarded as the end of the travel season for many; on the contrary, it is one of the best months to pack your bags and head out for an adventure.

Technically, September is the ideal time to travel to several countries, both in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. This is because the transition from summer to autumn and from winter to spring in the Northern and Southern hemispheres respectively, takes place in the month of September.

Although September boasts of good weather, smaller crowds, great deals and more opportunities to explore the destination, there is an absence of vacation for children, work pressure and regular worldly juggling play downers.

However, if you are able to overcome these problems, there is no better month to travel than September. Moreover, don’t forget to get a travel insurance plan before you leave on your voyage!

This blog shall act as a guide for you to discover some of the best countries to go on holiday in September.

Best Countries to Visit in September: Cost, Crowds and Visa Requirements

Country  Average Cost for 1-Week (Per Person) Crowds in September Visa-On-Arrival for Indians?
Italy ₹1,98,076 Low Season No 
Greece ₹2,18,996 Low Season No 
Spain ₹1,44,316 Low Season No 
Portugal ₹1,32,403 Moderate Season No
Singapore ₹1,25,535 Low Season No 
Turkey ₹1,52,476 Peak Season No 
Croatia ₹2,03,908 Peak Season No
Switzerland ₹2,66,408 Low Season No
Indonesia ₹77,346 Peak Season Yes 
France ₹2,82,606 Low Season No

Disclaimer: The prices are taken from Makemytrip on 29th November 2023, at 1:00 pm. Please note that tour prices are subject to change depending on peak and low seasons and current inflation rates. Always check official sources for current rates before booking your trip.

10 Best Countries To Visit In September in the World

Italy

This boot-shaped peninsula country, situated in south-central Europe, is one of the continent's most-visited countries. Italy is known for its rich history, architecture, culture, cuisine, literature and opera.

You can unleash your inner historian while exploring the streets of Rome and other cities, indulge in mouth-watering handmade pizzas and pasta and immerse yourself in nature's divine beauty.

Italy is surely one of the best countries to go to in September due to the low season, mild temperature and bright sunlight, ensuring the creation of memories of a lifetime.

Average Tour Price: ₹1,98,076 for 8 Days/7 Nights[1] (Low Season)

Best Places to Visit/Things to do:

Visit the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain in Rome

Take a Gondola ride in Venice

Get the taste of authentic Neapolitan pizza

Attend an Opera performance

Popular Tourist Spots in Italy:

Colosseum

The Grand Canal, Venice

Pompeii

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Must-See Events in Italy:

Festa del Cacio, a cheese festival held on the 1st Sunday of September

Chianti Wine Festival takes place over the long weekend, mostly in September.

Festa della Rificolona is one of Florence's oldest festivals to celebrate Jesus' mother Maria's birthday.

Greece

The birthplace of democracy, Greece is undoubtedly the best country to travel to in September.

Be it beautiful blue coastlines, spellbound islands and mountains, picturesque villages on hilltops, historic cities, extraordinary archaeological sites or vibrant nightlife, Greece is a popular tourist destination for more than one reason.

September is a nice month to visit Greece, with plenty of sunshine, no rain, fewer people and plenty of events to enjoy.

Average Tour Price: ₹2,18,996 for 7 Days/6 Nights[2] (Low Season)

Best Places to Visit/Things to do:

Spend magical evenings in Santorini

Witness the pink corals at Elafonissi Beach

Visit the Acropolis Of Athens

Stop for a quick bite at the country's artistic and charming street cafes.

Popular Tourist Spots in Greece:

Athens

Santorini

Mykonos

Delphi

Must-See Events in Greece:

The Athens International Film Festival takes place for 12 days in late September.

Armata Festival is a maritime festival which takes place in early September in Spetses.

Anilos Wine Festival takes place in Thessaloniki during the first two weeks of September.

Santorini International Music Festival is held in Thira and is a must-visit for all music lovers.

Spain

If you are looking for a beach holiday, you cannot find better beaches in the Mediterranean other than in Spain. However, Spain is not limited to beaches alone.

From sun-kissed beaches to snow-capped mountains and from vibrant cities to historical monuments, Spain is the epitome of geographical diversity and architectural marvel. Enjoy life every second with Spain's free-spirited and welcoming locals.

Spain is one of the best countries to go on holiday in September for sightseeing, enjoying road trips, relaxing on the beaches, and exploring the country as the weather is still warm and there are fewer crowds.

Average Tour Price: ₹1,44,316 for 9 Days/8 Nights[3] (Low Season)

Best Places to Visit/Things to do:

Witness beautiful artworks of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona

Watch the popular Flamenco show in Madrid

Visit the Camp Nou Stadium

Enjoy the best Tapas in Seville

Popular Tourist Spots in Spain:

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Royal Palace, Madrid

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Must-See Events in Spain:

Festes de la Merce is held in Barcelona from 23rd to 27th September to celebrate Our Lady of Mercy, the patron saint of Barcelona.

Catalan Day is a national day that takes place on 11th September in Catalonia.

The San Sebastián Film Festival, which is held from 18th to 26th September in San Sebastián, is one of the oldest film festivals in Europe.

Portugal

Portugal may not be a country with large geographical boundaries, but it surely is one with great diversity of physical geography.

The country is home to beautiful beaches, awe-inspiring landscapes, lush forests, vineyard-terraced valleys, and some stunning natural parks. The rich cultural heritage, ancient castles and historical monuments, vibrant cities and friendly locals will make your trip an experience of a lifetime.

September and October are the best months to visit Portugal due to its warm and pleasant weather, making it manageable for hiking and sightseeing. If you are planning an incredible European trip, Portugal can be one of the best countries to visit in September.

Average Tour Price: ₹1,32,585 for 9 Days/8 Nights[4] (Moderate Season)

Best Places to Visit/Things to do:

Explore hidden cave beaches in the Algarve

Go for dolphin gazing in the Sado Estuary

Visit the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon

Try the famous egg tarts and enjoy the nightlife in Lisbon

Popular Tourist Spots in Portugal:

St George's Castle, Lisbon

The Lisbon Oceanarium, Lisbon

Evora Cathedral, Évora

Porto Bridge, Porto

Must-See Events in Portugal:

Madeira Wine Festival is one of the main tourist attractions of Madeira Island, which is held from the last week of August to the beginning of September.

Comic-Con Portugal is one of the largest pop cultural events in the country, held in Oeiras.

The BPM Festival is one of the largest electronic and house music festivals that is held in Algarve every September.

Singapore

Singapore is a sunny, tropical island country and city-state in Southeast Asia. Singapore is a popular tourist destination mainly for its iconic skyline, incredible culture, bustling shopping centres, etc.

The country has gradually become the global financial centre in recent years. Be it Singapore Zoo, Marina Bay, Botanical Garden, futuristic skyscrapers or luxurious shopping centres, Singapore can offer unique experiences way beyond your imagination.

Singapore is one of the best countries to go to in September, mainly because it has a pleasant climate. In fact, Singapore is a year-round destination as most of the popular activities are available throughout the year.

Average Tour Price: ₹1,25,535 for 8 Days/7 Nights[5] (Low Season)

Best Places to Visit/Things to do:

Be amused by the creativity at Gardens By the Bay

Take a tour of the National Gallery Singapore

Don't miss the iconic Merlion Park

Relax at the Sentosa Island

Popular Tourist Spots in Singapore:

Marina Bay Sands

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore Zoo

Universal Studios Singapore

Must-See Events in Singapore:

Watch the Singapore Grand Prix, which is held in September every year.

Attend the Open Stage Free Live Concert organised in September at the Marina Bay Sands.

Book your tickets for the amazing Israel Film Festival, which is typically organised in September. The festival showcases all-time hit Israel films of different genres.

Turkey

Turkey, officially called the Republic of Türkiye, is a fascinating country that bridges the continents of Asia and Europe.

Turkey is not only about its rich history and architectural marvels; it is also about stunning landscapes, incredible food, a unique blend of East and West cultures and much more. The country is famous for incredible wonders like Cappadocia, the vibrant city of Istanbul, Turkish tea and delights and much more.

Turkey is the best country to travel to in September as this month marks the onset of autumn, and the weather starts getting quite pleasant.

Average Tour Price: ₹1,52,476 for 8 Days/7 Nights[6] (Peak Season)

Best Places to Visit/Things to do:

Behold the beauty of Cappadocia with a hot-air balloon ride

Visit the Ruins Of Ephesus

Relax in the natural sauna at Pamukkale Thermal Pools

Enjoy a Turkish Bath

Popular Tourist Spots in Turkey:

Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul

Hot-air balloon ride in Cappadocia

Mount Nemrut

Pamukkale

Must-See Events in Turkey:

Grape Harvest Festivals are held in different parts of the country where you can taste and buy different kinds of grapes, shop for local items, listen to their music, etc.

The Istanbul Coffee Festival is a must-visit for all coffee lovers. You can attend coffee-making workshops, enter competitions, and, of course, taste different types of coffee.

Avanos World Dance Festival is held in September in Cappadocia and is a celebration of traditional dance and music.

Croatia

Situated in southeast Europe and the northwestern part of the Balkan Peninsula. The country is famed for its numerous islands, picturesque ports, stunning nature, rich culture and history, and gastronomy.

More importantly, if you are a Game of Thrones (GoT) fan, this country may appeal to you like no other because the series used the Croatian city of Dubrovnik as its setting.

People from across the globe visit this country to explore its rich history and architecture, scenic pebbled beaches, beautiful coastline, popular waterfalls, pine forests and much more.

May and June or September and October are considered the best months to visit Croatia. The weather during these months is pleasant and warm, and the tourist places are less crowded.

Average Tour Price: ₹2,03,908 for 7 Days/6 Nights[7] (Peak Season)

Best Places to Visit/Things to do:

Explore the town of Dubrovnik

Go hiking in national parks

Enjoy surfing at Zlatni Rat Beach

Indulge in local cuisine in Zagreb

Popular Tourist Spots in Croatia

Walls of Dubrovnik

Plitvice Lakes

Mljet National Park

Diocletian's Palace

Must-See Events in Croatia:

Dimensions Festival is a music event that is held in Poreč during the last week of August till the beginning of September.

Varaždin Baroque Evenings in Varaždin is a two-week event held in September every year.

Labin Art Republika in Labin is a festival that runs from June to September, showcasing multiple street performances and other local activities.

Switzerland

A small mountainous country, Switzerland, is straight out of your fairy tale books.

Whenever you think of the most beautiful place in the world, Switzerland surely crosses your mind. The spellbound natural beauty, the majestic Alps, tranquil lakes, picturesque villages, charming culture, fascinating history and captivating castles are just a few of the things that Switzerland has to offer.

Add some flavoursome cuisine, delectable chocolates and delicious cheese to feel the best of this remarkable country.

Switzerland is admirable in every season; every season has a different view to offer. However, with fantastic weather, thinner crowds, and almost all activities open, Switzerland is surely the best country to travel to in September.

Average Tour Price: ₹2,66,408 for 8 Days/7 Nights[8] (Low Season)

Best Places to Visit/Things to do:

Go hiking on beautiful terrains

Step out for local wine tasting and Swiss chocolate-making factory

Explore the beautiful Chillon Castle (or any other)

Take a boat ride on Lake Thun

Popular Tourist Spots in Switzerland

The charming village of The Matterhorn

Great Aletsch Glacier, Jungfraujoch

Château De Chillon, Montreux

Interlaken

Must-See Events in Switzerland:

"Knabenschiessen" is the largest folk festival in Zurich, which must not be missed.

The Alpine Festival in Gstaad and various other places in Switzerland is held in September.

The Grape Harvest Festival in Neuchâtel celebrates the beginning of the harvest season.

Indonesia

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world and the largest country in Southeast Asia. The country offers distinctive experiences that will make an impactful travel memory.

From the volcanoes to rice terraces, from luxury malls to the lush rainforests and from the untouched marine biosphere to the religious architectural beauty, there are many surreal places in Indonesia.

In September, the weather is excellent in Indonesia, especially in Bali and Sumatra. The weather here is warm and sunny but not sweltering. May to September are considered the best months to visit the country.

Indonesia has also been on most budget traveller’s list as one of the best countries to visit in September 2023.

Average Tour Price: ₹77,346 for 7 Days/6 Nights[9] (Peak Season)

Best Places to Visit/Things to do:

Climb the volcanoes at Mount Batur or Mount Bromo

Explore marine life by going snorkelling or diving at Belitung island

Tour the iconic temples like Uluwatu or Tanah Lot

Visit Ciletuh Geopark to enjoy stunning waterfalls.

Popular Tourist Spots in Indonesia

Raja Ampat Islands

Kelimutu Lake

Komodo National Park

Dieng Plateau

Must-See Events in Indonesia:

Soundrenaline is one of the most popular music events in Indonesia, mostly held in Bali.

Lovina Beach Festival is a three-day festival held in North Bali where you can get a glimpse of Balinese culture.

BALINALE is the only international film festival held every year in Indonesia.

France

There are numerous things France is famed for. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to The Louvre Museum and from the concept of fine dining to being the fashion hub, France is a place that is on every traveller's checklist.

The epicentre of its capital, Paris, The Eiffel Tower, is one of the most significant moments in history, and truly so.

France is a dreamy country boasting picturesque landscapes, spectacular cities, fascinating culture, free-spirited people and flavoursome cuisine.

September is considered a shoulder season where weather is good in almost all parts of the country, with lesser footfall and yet plenty of activities to indulge in and events to attend. France is undoubtedly one of the best countries to go to in September.

Average Tour Price: ₹2,82,606 for 7 Days/6 Nights[10] (Low Season)

Best Places to Visit/Things to do:

Experience the magic of the Eiffel Tower

Lose yourself in the galleries of the Musée du Louvre

Admire the art at the Château de Versailles

Explore the wildlife in the Camargue National Park.

Popular Tourist Spots in France

The Eiffel Tower in Paris

Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles in Paris

French Riviera

Strasbourg

Must-See Events in France:

Montlouis Jazz Festival in Loire Valley is a must-attend event for jazz lovers or anyone who wishes to experience French jazz culture.

Grande Braderie de Lille is one of the biggest flea markets in Europe, which is held in Northern France. It takes place in the first week of September.

Attending the Tomato Festival in La Bourdaisiere castle and Pumpkin Festival in Le Rivau can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Which of These Destinations Require Travel Insurance?

Travel insurance is one of the important checkboxes you must tick off before planning your trip. Travel insurance plan, like any other insurance product, mitigates risk and provides financial protection in case of any issues that arise when you are travelling or on a holiday. International travel insurance may be a mandatory requirement, depending on the country you plan to travel.

Let us see whether the countries mentioned earlier require a travel insurance policy.

Country Is Travel Insurance Mandatory for Indians? Extend of Insurance Needed
Italy Yes, since it is a part of the Schengen Zone. Must be for the entire Schengen Zone with a minimum coverage of €30,000 in medical expenses
Greece
Spain
Portugal
Singapore It is not mandatory but is recommended Not Applicable
Turkey It is not mandatory but is recommended Not Applicable
Croatia Yes, since it is a part of the Schengen Zone. Must be for the entire Schengen Zone with a minimum coverage of €30,000 in medical expenses
Switzerland
Indonesia It is not mandatory but is recommended Not Applicable
France Yes, since it is a part of the Schengen Zone. Must be for the entire Schengen Zone with a minimum coverage of €30,000 in medical expenses

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Conclusion

September is a month that offers a tremendous opportunity to explore some of the best travel destinations. The places listed above are some of the best countries to go on holiday in September.

Whether you are looking for a relaxed beach holiday, explore historical landmarks, experience vibrant cultures, or indulge in mouth watering cuisine, these countries welcome you for an unforgettable experience.

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