Where To Go In September For Sun? 6 Sunny Spots To Extend Your Summer

Wondering where to go in September for sun? It may have moved on from the UK at this time of year, but the sun is easy to catch if you know where to look. These 6 destinations offer the perfect extension to your summer. 

The winds are picking up, the leaves are turning, the kids have gone back to school, and Strictly’s back on the box. Things are feeling very wintery at the moment. 

But what if you’re not ready to give up on summer just yet?

If you’re wondering where to go in September for sun, we’ve got you covered. From top affordable mid-haul locations to far-flung oases, these 6 sun-soaked destinations will have you forgetting all about blustery autumn as you enjoy cocktails on the warm sand. 

So, why don’t we break things down and tell you where to find the best place for sun in September? As well as some warm alternatives for your consideration.

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Where should sun-seekers get away to in September? Photo by The Travel Nook on Unsplash

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Where Is The Best To Go In September For Sun?

Egypt is the best place to go for sun in September. In truth, if you’re a sun-seeker, there’s no bad time to head over to the Red Sea coast. However, in September the temperatures are cooling from the scorching mid-30s you’d see in June & July. 

Plus, as we mentioned, the kids have gone back. This means you’ll have more time to explore the best things to do in Hurghada. And popular locations like Sharm El Sheikh will be quieter. 

If all that isn’t enough, you’ll also be able to take advantage of cheaper airfares too. Bonus! 

But, if you don’t fancy Egypt, where else is there for some sunny good times in September?

Hot air balloons flying over a town in Egypt
Egypt is one of the best holiday destinations in September. Photo by Michael Rodock on Unsplash

Where To Go In September For Sun

  1. Greece
  2. Mexico
  3. Mauritius
  4. Sri Lanka
  5. Dubai

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Greece in September

The Greek Islands are a picture of sunny bliss in September. The 4-hour flight make this destination a mid-haul marvel and, when you touch down, you’re welcomed by daytime temperatures of 28 degrees. Moreover, as the days in the UK shorten, you’re still able to revel in 11 hours of sunshine in Greece.

With more than 220 islands to choose from, the sun-soaked spots of land in the Ionian and Aegean Seas are bursting with life. Beauty, beaches, culture, cuisine and, of course, history await.

Similarly to Egypt, the beaches and stunning resort towns do start to get a little quieter through September too. 

Drop-offs in tourism and temperature make it the ideal time to get more exploration added to your couples’ Greece itinerary. Luckily, September also comes before the ferries start to wind down. So the cultural & aesthetical pleasures of island-hopping around the Dodecanese are still on the menu.

Elevated shot of Santorini
Sail away to stunning Santorini this September

Mexico in September

Moving away from southern Europe and northern Africa, we head to the Caribbean and the shimmering shores of Mexico. There are a multitude of amazing things to do in Mexico

September in Mexico marks the end of the rainy season, which means the temperatures are beginning to rise again without feeling too hot. Plus, all that rainfall will mean the gorgeous flora and fauna in areas like Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta and Akumal will be at its very best. 

Mexican Independence Day is also celebrated in September. Although it’s just one day, events are held throughout the month. So, you stand a great chance of catching a special moment. 

Mauritius in September

September is an exceptional time for a holiday to Mauritius for several reasons. Firstly, it’s the tail end of the island’s dry winter season, which means you’ll enjoy plenty of sunshine and pleasant temperatures ranging from 20-25°C.

Not only is September perfect for some beach lounging and rainforested exploration, but it also marks the start of the island’s whale-watching season, adding a unique wildlife experience to your trip. Grab a hotel on the south coast of Mauritius to capture the perfect base for seeing more of the island.

With fewer crowds and lower prices than the peak season, September in Mauritius is bang on that sweet spot of great weather and affordability for escaping the impending British winter.

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Sri Lanka in September

A holiday in Sri Lanka is an amazing choice if you’re searching for some sun further afield in September. This vibrant island nation boasts a mix of cultural treasures, lush landscapes, and beautiful beaches.

September falls within the inter-monsoon, meaning you will probably catch a shower, but you’ll also be on the receiving end of sunshine and warm temperatures of around 30°C. It’s the perfect time to explore ancient temples or unwind on the beaches. But this shoulder season between the dry period and monsoons is when “The Gathering” happens. 

During The Gathering, elephants from the Northern Province head south through the country’s national parks in search of water and fresh grass.

Elephants in Sri Lanka walking through a river
Experience ‘The Gathering’ in Sri Lanka

Dubai in September

Dubai is one of the best holiday destinations in September, especially for couples seeking sun and adventures. September falls in late summer in the UAE, which means the temperatures will be down at a more manageable early 30s. 

Perfect for beach lovers, water parks, and desert adventures, the unique experiences in Dubai make this city a must-visit in late summer. Luxurious Dubai resorts, high-end shopping, exquisite dining options and first-class service levels promise to inject your break with an infectious amount of glitz and glamour. 

If you get back and find yourself sitting at the breakfast table in a sarong and sunglasses waiting for your food to arrive, you might have some readjusting to do. 

Shot of Dubai Marina from the ground
Visit the sparkling Dubai Marina in September. Photo by Timo Volz on Unsplash

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