Are you looking for trip inspiration during the month of September? Why not combine your visit with one of these events, as recommended by our specialists?
Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta, New Brunswick, Canada
New Brunswick is a place of pretty coastal towns and villages, beautiful national parks and diverse marine life. The Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta came about simply as a novel way of extending the local tourist season, the date was 1985. Since then, every September balloonists from all over the country have been invited to the Sussex area for a weekend of flying.
Inle Lake Pagoda Festival, Myanmar
Set in and around the stilted villages of Inle Lake, the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival is one of the largest Buddhist festivals in Myanmar. During the festival, four Buddha statues are transported clockwise from village to village to bless the monasteries, on a barge shaped as a mythical bird. With traditional music, dancing and boat races, this holy festival attracts visitors from all over the Shan State in Myanmar.
Montana Wearable Arts Awards, New Zealand
Each year the awards performance showcases unique wearable art garments. The awards promote New Zealand's creative talent and each year a show is staged in the Events Centre in Wellington. Each garment is individually created and entries are from all over the world. The truly unique pieces of art in this show and the extraordinary sound, light and dance throughout, make the awards a must-see.
Trans-Siberian Rail journey, Russia and Central Asia
The Trans-Siberian Railway, linking Moscow to Beijing, is not only one of the classic train journeys, it is also the longest continuous rail line on Earth. Connecting Russia with the east, the rail routes stretch over 10,000 km (6,214 miles) through varied scenery. September is the ideal time to take this journey because of the mild weather.
- Plan a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
The Vancouver International Film Festival showcases hundreds of films from dozens of countries. Attracting a large, attentive and enthusiastic audience of film lovers, the festival remains accessible, friendly and culturally diverse. Of course, there is more to do than simply watch films if you visit in September; varied restaurants, shops, lively entertainment, wildlife tours and First Nations culture, are just some of the highlights.