There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a vacation in August. For families, an August getaway is the perfect last hurrah to summer vacation. For 20 and 30-somethings, it’s the perfect time to shake off school or work responsibilities and visit destinations like Europe where the weather is perfect for lazy beach days.
Whether you choose to visit places like Norway and Canada where the weather is actually warm in August, or really soak up the sun in the Meditterean, these 10 places are the best destinations for an August vacation in 2023.
The 5 best places to visit in August include:
- Rhode Island, USA
The best places to visit in August
Norway is the perfect August escape for those looking to experience Mother Earth at her finest this summer. The weather is finally warm here in August, so you’ll be able to truly enjoy the incredible fjords and rushing waterfalls that you’ll find all across this northern European country.
Best of all? With the endless summer daylight hours, you’ll get more bang for your buck when it comes to exploring the cities and nature of Norway. In Trondheim, enjoy the midnight sun that never truly sets. In Bergen, make sure to indulge in the country’s seafood delicacies like persetorsk and Bergensk fiskesuppe (fish soup).
Did you know? Trondheim, Norway is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Yes, it’s going to be busy and prices are going to be at their peak this month. But it’s hard to beat the weather in Greece in August and if you know where to go, you’ll still find an affordable vacation across much of the country.
Don’t be fooled by “travel experts” telling you that Paros or Crete are preferable alternatives to Santorini or Rhodes. These islands are just as busy and expensive as their more famous neighbors. Instead, some of the best places to visit in August are the less-traveled islands like Samothraki, Skopelos, or Syros. A Greece family vacation is one of our favorite August vacation ideas for travel with kids.
Ready to go? Check out this article on planning a trip to Greece in 7 simple steps.
Like Norway, our neighbor to the north has a short period of time where the weather is truly welcoming, especially in further north destinations like Jasper and Whitehorse.
But whether you want to explore Montreal or go hiking at Lake Banff, August is the perfect time for a visit to Canada.
A visit to Lake Banff is one of our favorite girls weekend ideas for August.
4. Rhode Island, USA
If you want to stick around the good old USA, August is the perfect time to visit the smallest state. Visit the beaches of Naragansett where the warm, late-summer ocean is the perfect temperature for refreshing dips.
Rhode Island is a particularly good August destination for families. Head to the Roger Williams Park and Zoo, spend the day in Newport, or take a ferry over to Block Island.
For an international destination that’s not quite so popular, consider heading to the Republic of Georgia. August in the country’s capital, Tbilisi, is hot. Highs this month hover in the high 80s. This is one of the best places to visit in August for wine lovers who will find unique, delicious varietals at the many wine shops across the capital.