August is a fantastic time to visit Europe as the weather remains hot in many places and you have an excellent chance even in the UK. It’s hot in Asia too, though you’ll have to put up with the rain from time to time…
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Where to go
There’s not a shortage of options for August holidays, so it depends on what you’re looking for when it comes to picking the best destination. For families, there are loads of options throughout Europe, whilst the more adventurous should head to Asia and India in particular. If you love wildlife, then August is an ideal time to go on safari…
Different people want different things, and not every August holiday destination will be the right one for you, regardless of what the weather’s like. If you want to choose your location based on what you like doing, you can see the best spots below…
Events and festivals
You don’t need to look far for exciting events and festivals in August. Have a chuckle at the world’s largest comedy festival in Edinburgh, get soaked in tomato in Bunol or stay a little cleaner at the Palio de Siena…
Places to avoid
It’s not all wonderful news for places to visit in August. If you want to hear the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, then read on.
Here are the places we’d recommend steering clear of in August…
- Europe – without wishing to contradict ourselves, the problem with Europe being so great to visit in August, is that many people choose to do it. That means that many places are overcrowded and expensive. We’d still recommend it, but it’s worth digging a little beneath the surface to avoid the most popular places and find the hidden gems that still have great weather, but come without the hoards of tourists.
- Las Vegas – it is particularly hot in August, so out in the desert Sin City is difficult to handle. If you choose to visit, it will be the sun making you sweat, not the roulette wheel.