Where's hot in August?

It's fair to say there's no shortage of scorching temperatures in Europe at this time of year. If you want to grab a last minute deal before the schools go back, or just make the most of the August Bank Holiday, then the Spanish and Greek Islands are a reliable choice. Alternatively, head into Eastern Europe. Croatia or Montenegro off the Adriatic Sea are good beach options, or if it's a city break you're after, places like Budapest, Prague and Krakow will be seeing plenty of summer sunshine. See more August recommendations below.

Scroll down to see our five top tips for a sunny holiday in August.

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Menorca

Menorca

August in Menorca

2h 07m
Approximate UK flight time
25
Average Temperature
13
Hour of Sunshine

August sees festivals across the island of Menorca, including the "Nights at the Port" in Mahon, which has dance performances by the harbour. The night markets in Alaior are fun to browse on a warm evening at this time of year, or El Toro, the highest point, gives you views all the way across Menorca. Alternatively, you could cruise round the island by boat. Beach-wise, head to the south, and make sure you visit S'Albufera des Grau National Park and its blue lagoon.

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Or how about Budapest?

Budapest

Budapest Photo: Miroslav Petrasko

August in Budapest

2h 18m
Approximate UK flight time
21
Average Temperature
13
Hour of Sunshine

Budapest's showpiece summer event is the fireworks show for St Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Hungary. There also tends to be spin-off cultural events around this time, like folk music and craft fairs. Down by the river, Sziget Festival is held on an island in the middle of the Danube during August. It's mainly a music festival, but there are also extra activities like bungee jumping - and with the weather staying warm long into the evening, it makes a nice change to your average British mud fest.

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Or how about Dominican Republic?

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

August in Dominican Republic

8h 32m
Approximate UK flight time
27
Average Temperature
9
Hour of Sunshine

There can be rain during August in the Dominican Republic, but it tends to be a downpour in the evening, leaving the day clear for sunbathing and swimming. So with white sand, palm trees, beachfront shacks, seafood and crystal-clear waters, the coast is the place to be. Scuba-diving and fishing are popular here. August is a good time to see Marlin and barracuda, which is only around during the wet season. It's also when the Dominican Republic's Independence Day takes place, and Fiesta Patria de la Restauración sees festivals and parades run across the country.

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August in Dubrovnik

2h 37m Approx. UK flight time 22°C Average temperature 13 Hours of sunshine per day

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August in Malta Malta

August in Malta

3h 13m Approx. UK flight time 27°C Average temperature 13 Hours of sunshine per day

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