August is a great time to relax. Many are planning to travel abroad: travelers are offered both budget and exclusive and expensive destinations. You need to choose taking into account your own interests, financial capabilities and other important criteria.
If the decision to go abroad was made spontaneously, there is no time left to obtain a visa. It is worth paying attention to visa-free countries. All that is needed for the trip: a passport, valid for at least six months after the end of the tour. It is most profitable to buy a package: there are too many tourists in August and there may not be enough places in good hotels.
Choosing visa-free countries for the August holiday, you should pay attention to Turkey, Montenegro, Georgia, Tunisia. There is an optimal combination of water and air temperature, beach holidays can be diversified by visiting various attractions.
Turkey in August is suitable for those who like not too sultry, consistently hot weather. It is especially warm on the Mediterranean coast, in the resorts of the Aegean and Black Seas, it is somewhat cooler. The air temperature reaches 33 degrees, water - up to 27. Kemer is suitable for families with children: there is a lot of greenery here, a refreshing breeze blows from the sea. In Kemer itself, there are many hotels for young people, with noisy discos and bars. The surrounding suburbs are quieter and quieter. Beach holidays can be combined with shopping, water sports and excursions. It's too hot to see the antiquities, but tourists will gladly spend a couple of days in a huge water park or go rafting.
Montenegro is a great option for those looking to combine a relaxing beach holiday with sightseeing. In August, it is not too hot here, the daytime temperature is about 27 degrees, a refreshing wind often blows from the sea. It is worth spending a few days on self-guided excursions, exploring the beauties of local nature and tasting national dishes. By renting a car, you can travel around all the surroundings and even look into neighboring Macedonia, Bosnia, Serbia, and Albania. You will not need a visa to visit these countries.
Tunisia is interesting for both young people and older people. Wealthy tourists prefer Hammamet: there are many Europeans here, prices are above average, but the nature is very beautiful. Hammamet has excellent golf courses and many hotels with extensive spa programs. Young people prefer the noisy Sousse with discos and nightclubs.
Georgia is a suitable option for lovers of architecture, history, delicious food and homemade wine. It has everything: sea and mountains, picturesque ruins and trendy discos. The prices are quite humane, you can go as part of a group or on your own. Already on the spot, it is easy to rent housing from private owners or stay in one of the hotels. The most convenient way is to get to Tbilisi, and from there to lay your own tourist route. Experienced travelers recommend driving along the Georgian Military Highway and visiting Mtskheta and Kakheti.
Europe in August
Happy holders of an open Schengen visa will be able to choose between European countries. It is worth considering that the beaches are overcrowded in August. Instead of popular destinations, you should pay attention to lesser-known routes. For the convenience of moving, you can rent a car.
Greece is the best choice for a seaside holiday lover. You should not go to hot Athens or Thessaloniki: in August it is much more comfortable on the islands. Tourists are expected in Rhodes, Crete, immersed in the greenery of Corfu. At the end of summer it is hot here, but the air is not too humid, so the heat is tolerated comfortably. The bonus is an impeccably clean sea and an abundance of fruits.
In August in Europe, you can not only relax, but also make bargain purchases. At the beginning of the month, the sales season begins, large shopping centers and boutiques reduce prices by up to 70%.For the most interesting discounts, you should go to Paris, Milan, Madrid, Munich. An alternative option is mega-outlets located outside the city, where sales are held all year round.
August is a good time to travel around provincial Europe. Having rented a car, you can go around Tuscany, Provence, look into Monaco. Small towns host traditional summer festivals with costume parades. Here you can also taste authentic local food and wines from small wineries.