For many of us, August is the holiday season. If you’re dreaming of kissing your desktop goodbye for a couple of weeks, then we’re with you! There’s nothing like a summer holiday — and this is a great time to explore so many different parts of the world. Here are our top ten best places to visit in August.


We love Kenya in August. It’s the dry season, but it’s also the second-coldest month of the year, which is good news if you’re afraid of the sweltering African heat. You can still expect daily averages of 23°C, which is great holiday weather. This is a fabulous time to go on safari, as August marks the start of the Great Migration when literal millions of wildebeest and zebra start their epic annual trek to fresh grasslands. They’re accompanied by ever-watchful predators like lions, leopards and crocodiles, ready to pounce on any unfortunate creatures who fall behind the herd.

Why not join us this August for our ultimate safari tour? It’s a great way to see some of the best of what Kenya has to offer! And if you want to know everything about Kenya read The best things to see in Kenya.

Safari vehicle with tourists and a lion in the Maasai Mara, Kenya.


In the summer, visitors often flock to the south of Italy, but we think they’re missing a trick! This is a great time to check out the lush green landscapes of the north of the country, in particular the spectacular Dolomites.

The north of Italy doesn’t get as hot as the south, and the temperate climate is ideal for a hiking holiday. You’ll love the chance to get lost as you explore mountain lakes, craggy rocks and castles that look like something out of a storybook. Oh, and of course, there’s plenty of Italian food to enjoy while you’re there — another reason that this country makes our list of the best places to visit in August.

Want to join us for an Italian adventure this summer? We’ll see you on our eight-day trekking holiday in the Dolomites. Don’t forget your hiking boots!

Are you fascinated by Italy? Also read 15 Best Places To Visit in Italy.

Picturesque village in the Dolomites with snowy mountains, Italy

New York

The Big Apple will always be one of our favourite places to visit in August. To be honest, we heart NY at any time of year, but there’s something about New York in summer. The rooftop bars are buzzing, there are free cultural events like Shakespeare performances in Central Park, and the Coney Island amusement park comes to life with its old-fashioned boardwalk charms.

August also sees a number of cool special events taking place in New York. There’s really something for everyone: music festivals, Harlem Week, the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Restaurant Week and our particular favourite, Summer Streets. For three Saturdays in August, all the main roads in New York are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians rule the city. It’s the perfect time to put on your walking shoes and get exploring, because you never know what you’ll find in the Big Apple.

Our New York group tour is a great way to spend a week exploring this iconic city. Join us for the coolest August city break around! Also read The 10 best places to visit and attractions in New York.

Iconic view of the Manhattan Bridge framed by buildings in New York City

Bolivia and Chile

Some people like to spend their August holidays lolling around on the beach, but not us! We’re always on the lookout for adventure. If you’re the same way, then join us in two of the best places to travel in August: the spectacularly beautiful, wild South American nations of Bolivia and Chile.

It may be winter in South America, but you certainly won’t freeze as you explore the epic landscapes of the Atacama Desert and Salar de Uyuni. There’s nowhere else on the planet quite like them: a high-altitude desert that looks like the surface of Mars and the largest salt flat on the face of the earth, which stretches all around you in a seemingly endless white plain.

Of course, it’s also worth visiting cities like Santiago and La Paz, where you can immerse yourself in the rich local culture. That means dancing all night to infectious Latin rhythms and eating some of the world’s best cuisine.

We’ve got 12 days planned in August on our expedition across Bolivia and Chile. All adventurous travellers are welcome to join us. Are you up for the challenge?

Ah, Chile, our great love – The best things to visit in Chile.

A 4x4 vehicle reflecting in the water at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia


If southern Europe is getting too hot for you, then it’s time to look north. We reckon that Norway is definitely one of the best places to travel in August for weather. The summers here are warm and pleasant without being overwhelmingly hot. Oh, and you’ll be able to enjoy the remarkable phenomenon of endless summer, as the sun doesn’t set for several weeks — or, in the extreme north of the country, months! If you often feel that summer days just aren’t long enough for everything you have planned, then Norway is the destination for you.

In particular, we love the magical Lofoten Islands. These rugged, rocky islets sit off mainland Europe and are still dotted with charming, traditional fishing villages. They’re breathtakingly beautiful, with sheer grey cliffs, rolling green hills and jagged mountains overlooking it all. Once a Viking stronghold, the islands are dotted with fascinating historical artefacts that tell the story of the Norse people.

Our trip to Norway will take you to the Lofoten Islands and let you explore some of the country’s most beautiful and evocative fjords. It’s a great trip for anyone who wants a summer holiday with a difference. Prepare for an August like you’ve never seen before!

Norway is something that changes you, forever. Read The best things to do in Norway: from Fjords to Northern Lights.

Norwegian flag at sunset with people enjoying the view, Norway


Never thought about adding Slovenia to your bucket list? Well, this hidden gem certainly earns its place on our list of the best places to travel in August. For one thing, it enjoys that rare position of being a European country that’s still off the beaten track. That means you won’t be jostling through hordes of tourists every time you come to an interesting place.

What’s waiting for you in Slovenia? Try the Julian Alps, which are the perfect place to live out your childhood Heidi fantasies. You’ll be yodelling away as you explore Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled, nestled among high alpine pastures where cows peacefully graze. This really is one of the best countries to visit in August if you want peace and quiet. Close your eyes, take in a breath of fresh mountain air, and lose yourself in the quiet majesty of Slovenia.

Discover a destination that will have your friends green with envy. There’s nowhere quite like Slovenia, as you’ll see on our six-day sojourn in the mountains. How about choosing it for one of your August travel destinations this year?

Slovenia has so much to offer, a place to discover. Better start here: The best places to visit in Slovenia.

Lake Bled with its iconic church and the Julian Alps, Slovenia

The Netherlands

No matter how many places we visit, we can never shake the feeling that the Netherlands is just Europe’s coolest country, hands down. If you still haven’t visited, then this summer is the perfect time to go. The good weather and effortlessly hip vibe earn this country a spot on our list of the best places to visit in August.

The perfect trip to the Netherlands just has to start in Amsterdam, where summer means music festivals, picnics in the park and, of course, long cycling trips along winding bike paths. Many visitors never even venture beyond the capital, and we can understand the temptation. If you choose this city, also read 12 top things to see in Amsterdam

Nevertheless, we think it’s also worth checking out cool cities like Rotterdam, with its striking, ultramodern architecture, and historical sites like Zaanse Schans, where you can pose for pictures with the country’s most iconic windmills.

Our five-day trip to the Netherlands is a great choice for anyone who just doesn’t have that much time to get away this summer. We’ll see some of the country’s best sights and, of course, taste some of the famous local cheese! Are you in?

Beautiful sunset over Zaanse Schans windmills in the Netherlands


If you’re looking for cheap places to travel in August, it’s hard to beat Montenegro. While many other Balkan countries have become popular destinations in recent years, this tiny nation — which only became independent in 2006 — is still not on many travellers’ radars. Frankly, it deserves to be. Montenegro is every bit as beautiful as Croatia or Albania, and you really ought to see it for yourself.

Montenegro really has it all: thickly wooded mountains, gorgeous beaches and old towns that feel like you’ve stepped into a time machine. If you want a beach holiday, it’s definitely one of the best places to visit in August. Budva, known as the Miami of Montenegro, and the UNESCO-listed town of Kotor both make ideal spots to soak up the sun and take a dip in the refreshing waters of the Adriatic Sea.

We’ll be spending eight days in Montenegro this August, going from the mountains to the coast. It’s the kind of holiday with something for everyone, so make sure you join us!

Montenegro will also captivate you, trust us, we know it well: The best places to visit in Montenegro.

Scenic view of Kotor, Montenegro


Now, here’s a destination that deserves to be on everyone’s bucket list. Peru is a magical, mystical place, most famous for Machu Picchu, the legendary lost city of the Incas. Getting there is a true challenge, as you’ll need to trek the Inca Trail that runs at extremely high altitudes through the mountains. If you can make it, then give yourself a pat on the back — you’ve earned it.

Other epic sights in Peru include the Rainbow Mountains, an authentic wonder of the world where Mother Nature has left her mark in the form of colourful stripes in the rock. There’s also the beautiful Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Oh, and of course, there are the attractions of cities like Lima and Cuzco — and plenty of delicious ceviche!

We need a full 12 days for our group trip across Peru, as it’s a truly epic adventure. There’s a space for you to join us — are you coming?

It’s an unmissable journey: What to see in Peru: 10 unmissable places during your trip

Rainbow Mountain with tourists in traditional clothing, Peru

Sri Lanka

It may be last on our list of the best places to travel in August, but don’t get us wrong: Sri Lanka is a real favourite. This South Asian island nation packs a serious punch, boasting mystical temples, sandy beaches and some of the best wildlife in the world. Where else can you see elephants casually chilling by the side of the road or leopards lounging sleepily in trees?

Sri Lanka offers you the perfect combination of nature and culture. Visit ancient sites like the Temple of the Tooth, one of the most sacred houses of worship in Buddhism, or discover the incredible ancient fortress of Sigiriya, perched high on top of a mighty rock column. Visit the mountain town of Ella, where waterfalls, gorges and dramatic railway bridges make the perfect backdrop for your summer selfies.

Join us for 12 unforgettable days on our Sri Lankan trip this August. You’ll see the best of this magical island and meet awesome people along the way!

Ancient Buddha statue ruins in Sri Lanka under a bright blue sky

Have you chosen your August holiday destination yet? Wherever you’re going, you’re in for a treat. Sign up for your favourite WeRoad adventure and get ready for a trip you’ll never forget as you explore some of the most interesting places in the world.

WeRoad Team
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