September holidays: recommended itineraries and times

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If you are planning a holiday away from the daily hustle and bustle, choosing to go on holiday in September could be the winning move! This period allows you to explore new destinations while avoiding the crowds typical of the central summer months. In addition to offering a more personal travel experience, September enjoys mild and temperate weather, ideal for hiking and outdoor activities.

But when is it best to start? What are the most popular destinations for the British and Irish? Let’s find out together!

Long weekends and public holidays in September: when is the best time to go on holiday?

Leaving at the beginning of September is a strategic choice for those looking to extend their summer by taking advantage of the still-warm temperatures, but also wanting to avoid the crowds typical of the summer months.

Moreover, thanks to the start of the school years, tourist destinations are even quieter and more accessible!

What are the favourite destinations of the British and Irish?

The British and the Irish have a passion for exploring Europe, and Italy, with its incredible cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes, tops the list of their favourite destinations for the month of September.

With this in mind, we have organised a 3-stage itinerary for you, which will take you to discover the destinations most appreciated for their unique beauty and for the atmosphere of tranquillity that characterises them at this time of year.


The journey begins with Caorle, a pearl of the Veneto coast overlooking the Adriatic Sea just a few kilometres from the Venetian Lagoon. Known for its characteristic historic centre, with colourful houses, calli and campielli (small squares), Caorle also offers golden beaches and a charming promenade to explore. Famous, for example, is its little church by the sea, as well as its “Scogliera Viva”, a cliff with sculptures carved into the rock by artists from all over the world.

In the low season, Caorle offers a rich programme of events, and ideal temperatures for enjoying the sea and beach in tranquillity.

For those wishing to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the beauty of this corner of Veneto, the Holiday Centre Pra’ delle Torri is an excellent choice. Here, the range of accommodation, services and activities is designed to satisfy every type of visitor. From water sports to golfing to cycling excursions: at Pra’ delle Torri the fun and relaxation continues even out of season!

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Lake Garda

Continuing westwards, the next stop is Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. A world of varied and enchanting landscapes opens up here, to be explored among historic villages, castles, vineyards and beaches. September is an ideal time for pleasant temperatures and the many outdoor activities available, from windsurfing to walks in the surrounding nature parks. The western shore of the lake, with places like Limone sul Garda and Riva del Garda, offers breathtaking views and a relaxed atmosphere.


We conclude our autumn itinerary in one of Italy’s most famous and popular art cities: Florence. During the month of September, this Renaissance pearl offers a unique perspective, thanks to the decrease in summer tourist flows that allows you to explore museums, churches and squares with greater tranquillity and without the frenzy of long queues. The mild climate at this time accentuates the pleasure of discovery, making every stroll through the city’s historic streets a renewed pleasure.

Already packing your bags? Great! Before you set off on your trip, we have one last tip (and perk) for you: if you book during these times, you have access to really great rates! Don’t you believe us?

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