September in Tuscany
September's slightly cooler temperatures are great for exploring Tuscany. And explore you should: cities like Florence have one of the world's finest collections of Renaissance art and architecture, including Michelangelo's David. If you needed an excuse to head to the countryside and visit some wineries, this month is when the grape harvest takes place. Tuscany has its fair share of unusual festivals in September too, with certain villages celebrating anything from frogs to sausages.Find out more Or how about Marrakech?
September in Marrakech
Trekking around the Atlas Mountains is a good option at this time of year. You can take a day trip from the city or go on a camping tour to explore the range a little further. On your return, get rid of the sweat and dust at a traditional Hammam spa. Les Bains de Marrakech is a good choice - if not the cheapest. For an insight into the local culture, time your visit with the Imichil Marriage Festival at the end of the month, where you can learn some new dancing techniques.Find out more Or how about Bali?
September in Bali
September is the last month of Bali's dry season. So if you want rain-free relaxation, now's a good time to go. Bali's main appeal is the miles of sandy beaches and clear water, so if you want to head away from the crowds, try Bias Tugel Beach, as you have to find the harbour and negotiate the tricky path down to reach paradise. You can also combine wildlife spotting with temples at the Ubud Monkey Forest, but watch your bag - the grey long-tailed macaques are always on the lookout for food.Find out more Or how about somewhere else?