Where's hot in September?

The official start of autumn stills sees plenty of places in Europe basking in the sunshine. With the kids back to school, it's also a great time to visit more popular sunshine destinations in the Med, which tend to be quieter at this time of year. Head across the pond to catch the leaves turning in New York or Boston, or party in Las Vegas, which has hot temperatures during September. This is also a great time to visit Bali, as it's just at the end of the dry season. Scroll down to find out where else to visit.

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

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Tuscany

Tuscany

September in Tuscany

2h 14m
Approximate UK flight time
20
Average Temperature
12
Hour of Sunshine

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.

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Or how about Marrakech?

Marrakech

Marrakech

September in Marrakech

3h 34m
Approximate UK flight time
27
Average Temperature
9
Hour of Sunshine

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.

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Or how about Bali?

Bali

Bali

September in Bali

16h 15m
Approximate UK flight time
27
Average Temperature
9
Hour of Sunshine

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.

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September in Las Vegas Las Vegas Photo: Jochen

September in Las Vegas

10h 14m Approx. UK flight time 27°C Average temperature 12 Hours of sunshine per day

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September in Istanbul Istanbul

September in Istanbul

3h 53m Approx. UK flight time 21°C Average temperature 9 Hours of sunshine per day

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