The Best Destinations to Visit in September

A girl in a floating market, Vietnam. One of the many memorable sights you can experience in September.
A girl in a floating market, Vietnam. One of the many memorable sights you can experience in September. | Photo by Vince Gx on Unsplash

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September is an odd month. You’re still basking in late summer sun but also looking ahead to the colder months. The nights start closing in and occasional brisk mornings remind you that autumn is on the way. The best thing to do, then, is pack your bags and get away for a dream trip to make all sorts of new memories!

Vibrant Vietnam

The vibrant coast of Vietnam

Experience Vietnam like never before with our small group trip in September. From savouring mouth-watering street food to immersing in rural village life and marvelling at diverse tropical scenery, this action-packed journey has everything you need. Begin your adventure in Hanoi, the capital city, before making your way to Mai Chau – a picturesque valley dotted with paddy fields and surrounded by forested mountains. Cruise through the dreamy seascapes of Halong Bay on a luxury cruise ship and take an overnight train to Hue, where the Imperial City offers fascinating glimpses into the country’s past. Finally, wrap up your trip in Hoi An, basking in the ambiance of the town’s lantern-lit streets and charming canals. Join us for an unforgettable journey through Vietnam!

Explore Vibrant Vietnam and make new connections with like-minded travellers

Georgia and the Caucasus

One of the best kept secret destinations for travellers is part of our line-up

Everyone is talking about this destination, and for good reason. Georgia and the Caucasus region is one of those places with a mystical vibe. Whether hiking in the Caucasus Mountains or whipping up a feast from a farmer’s market, this nine-day journey yields an immersive experience. You’ll begin in the Old Quarter of Tbilisi and visit Unesco World Heritage sites at nearby Mtskheta. See the ancient wine-making – and drinking – traditions of the region before exploring Lagodekhi National Park. The spectacular Truso Gorge, a hike up to Gergeti Church and a ramble beyond remote Juta village showcase the best of the High Caucasus. Return to earth with a visit to sulphur baths in Tbilisi, wrapped up with an invigorating massage.

Get back in touch with your wild side with our epic 9-day Georgia and the Caucasus trip

Seductive Southern Italy

The stone city of Matera became popular after the release of No Time to Die (2021)

Go from the Amalfi Coast to the stone city James Bond recently visited on our seductive trip to Italy. There are so many highlights that its hard to narrow down exactly what to pick out, but a night in Matera, where 007 himself stayed in No Time to Die has to be on the list. If you’re a fan of Setjetting – the travel trend that has taken off this year – we highly recommend joining us on this trip. You’ll also get to savour the best of Puglian cuisine, take in the sheer chaos of Naples and admire Lecce’s historical centre. This is a great introduction to Italy for anyone who hasn’t been before but also a fantastic chance to reacquaint yourself with a unique part of the world.

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Adventurous Ecuador


Lets hop over to Ecuador next and take a closer look at one of the trips that has everyone at Culture Trip very excited. If you’re craving adventure and looking forward to something a little different this year, then this invigorating challenge is everything you need in one trip. Imagine Hiking through spectacular volcanic landscapes and white-water rafting in the jungle on this eight-day loop round Ecuador. Starting in colonial Quito, you’ll head south to the Cotopaxi National Park, passing through the Avenue of Volcanoes – home to the most geothermally active peaks in Ecuador. After visiting the emerald-green Quilotoa crater lake, continue to Baños, where you can ride the Swing at the End of the World and marvel at majestic waterfalls. Get a feel for life in the Amazon rainforest before wrapping up your adventure in the mountain village of Papallacta, known for its hot springs.

Up for the challenge? Head to Adventurous Ecuador with Culture Trip

Tropical Northern Thailand

Thailand remains one of our most popular trip destinations of 2023

Looking for a unique adventure in Thailand? Join our small group of fellow travelers on a 10-day journey through the breathtaking northwest region. You’ll be treated to unforgettable experiences such as watching the sunrise over Thailand’s highest mountain and interacting with rescued elephants in a sanctuary. Explore Doi Inthanon National Park, float through a stunning cave, and witness the sun set over Pai Canyon. There will also be time to indulge in relaxation at a geothermal hot spring and savour delicious local Thai cuisine. This is the ultimate off-the-beaten-track exploration for those seeking an authentic experience of the former Lanna Kingdom.

Join our Tropical Northern Thailand trip and see a very different side to the county

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