Where is hot in September

The school holidays are coming to an end and the summer is winding down in the UK, but September is one of the best months of the year to experience island life. The temperatures are still high in the Med, but like the crowds on the beaches, these too have passed the scorching peaks of July. You can fly to the Greek islands of Crete and Rhodes for a relaxed late summer break where the sea is the perfect temperature for swimming.

Menorca and Majorca are great for families looking to get away before the schools go back or for anyone looking to catch the last of the summer parties.

Scroll down to see more information about our list of hot places in September.

Majorca

Flight Time 2h35m
Avg. monthly temp. 21°C
Sunlight hours 10h
Avg. sea temp. 25°C
Majorca in September is best for...
Night life
Cycling
Watersports
Sun
Essential Info

A late summer trip to a hot place in September is just the thing to prepare you for the colder months at home. At this time of the year Majorca is still hot enough for a beach holiday and the seasonal change means that you can explore much more of the island in comfort. In autumn the fruit, olives and grape harvesting starts and carries on until Christmas, so if you manage to catch one of these during your trip try to find a farm, olive mill or winery to take part.

book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Crete // Rhodes // Menorca // Corfu // Italy

Crete

Flight Time 2h35m
Avg. monthly temp. 24°C
Sunlight hours 10h
Avg. sea temp. 24°C
Crete in September is best for...
Scuba diving
Snorkeling
Boating
Culture
Essential Info

The waters surrounding Crete’s beautiful coastline have been warming up all summer, so it becomes the best time for swimming in the sea. It’s the largest island in Greece which means that there’s everything from busy resorts and shopping centres to hidden coves and mountain hiking trails to keep you occupied. Crete is also known for its clarity of light and air, so if you’re looking for the hottest place in September to rest and rejuvenate while soaking up the sun then this one is for you.

book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Majorca // Rhodes // Menorca // Corfu // Italy

Rhodes

Flight Time 4h10m
Avg. monthly temp. 25°C
Sunlight hours 11h
Avg. sea temp. 24°C
Rhodes in September is best for...
Sun
Well being
Culture
Watersports
Essential info

With a balmy sea temperature of around 24°C and just one day of rain predicted for the whole month, September is one of the best times of the year to visit the Greek island of Rhodes. You’ll also be able to explore more of the island out of the scorching heat of June and July, enjoying the al fresco cafes of the UNESCO-listed Old Town and the picturesque white washed village of Lindos further south.

book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Majorca // Crete // Menorca // Corfu // Italy

Menorca

Flight Time 2h30m
Avg. monthly temp. 23°C
Sunlight hours 10h
Avg. sea temp. 25°C
Menorca in September is best for...
Nature
Sun
Cycling
Dining
Essential Info

Menorca has a quieter reputation as a holiday destination compared to its Balearic Island siblings. But, with more beaches than Ibiza and Mallorca combined and a gorgeous coastline that has managed to avoid over-development, we think that this island has it all for a sunny end-of-season break. The weather will have cooled slightly by mid-September, so try exploring the island by bike along the mainly flat trails before stopping for Spanish feast lunch in the harbour. What a great choice for a holiday in September!

book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Majorca // Crete // Rhodes // Corfu // Italy

Corfu

Flight Time 3h
Avg. monthly temp. 27°C
Sunlight hours 9h
Avg. sea temp. 24°C
Corfu in September is best for...
Sun
Sightseeing
Dining
Hiking
Essential Info

Corfu's long hot summers make it a perfect place to holiday in September. Average highs reach around 27° and the sea is still bath water warm at 24°C, however, September on Corfu is a little less predictable and you may experience the odd shower and even a thunderstorm or two! Don't let this put you off though, as Corfu sees mostly blue skies and 9 hours of sunshine throughout September.

book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Majorca // Crete // Rhodes // Menorca // Italy

Italy

Flight Time 3h
Avg. monthly temp. 27°C
Sunlight hours 8h
Avg. sea temp. 24°C
Italy in September is best for...
Culture
Dining
Sightseeing
History
Essential Info

Italy's balmy Mediterranean weather extends well into September, and depending on your location, you could stay on the beach all month. Down in southern Italy, you'll still get highs of 27°C and with the locals back to work and school, you'll have the beach to yourself. Up north, the temperatures drop a few degrees, particularly around the mountains, and the evenings may get a little chilly.

book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Majorca // Crete // Rhodes // Menorca // Corfu

Skip to another month...