September kicks off the changing of the seasons in many regions, bringing with it shifting climates and bright landscapes. Before the wet season sets in, take a trip to Borneo and observe the orangutan at the Sepilok sanctuary in Kota Kinabalu. In Peru, September is the best time to take a hike to Incan city in the clouds Machu Picchu while there's still very little rain. And there’s no better place to witness the seasons change than in China, as the locals celebrate the harvest season across the country with the Mid-Autumnal Festival.
Popular countries we recommend in September
Seasonal inspiration from our specialists on where to visit in September for the best weather, festivals and wildlife-spotting opportunities.
Itineraries we recommend in September
Trip suggestions that we know capture a route at its best if you’re planning to travel in September.
Learn about the Polynesian history of the Cook Islands on a guided tour of Rarotonga.
Discover the beautiful underwater world of the Aitutaki Lagoon.
Visit the tiny, peaceful island of Atiu, where you will be greeted by the warmest of smiles.
The Punanga Nui Market on a Saturday is a great place to find some local arts and craft.
Snorkelling on the north-western side of Rarotonga, where you can walk out amongst the coral.
The flight between Rarotonga and Aitutaki gives you superb views of the reefs weaving their way through the Pacific Ocean.
Relaxing in Aitutaki - if ever there was a place to find picture perfect desert island scenery, this is it.
Browse the Salamanca Markets in Hobart for local arts and crafts, surrounded by the historical harbour buildings.
Cruise the Gordon River and take in the local flora, fauna and convict history.
Get up close to the elusive Tasmanian Devils at Cradle Mountain National Park.
Walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout in Freycinet National Park and take your own pictures of one of Australia's most photographed beaches.
Explore the ancient medina of Marrakesh with a private guide, visiting historic palaces and peaceful gardens.
Watch street performers and sample Moroccan street food in Jemaa el Fna square.
Try your hand at bartering in the souq and watch craftsmen at work.
Go trekking with a private guide in the High Atlas Mountains and visit a Berber village.