Below are the best locations for a trip from September 24th to September 30th. We’ve taken into account rain, temperature, travel advisories for safety, and number of tourists in the area. In late September each of these places are the perfect balance between temperate weather and smaller crowds, which also translates into better deals for tourists.
Because we’ve located areas and times where there is a greater chance for hotels/flights to be under capacity and weather is likely to be temperate and dry, the best time to book these 10 trips is usually within 1-4 weeks before travel.
1. Rome, Italy
Rome has perfect weather from September 24th to September 30th. The weather is somewhat nice in the weeks before and ideal in the weeks after. Tourism in the area is somewhat slow during this time. Choosing Rome this week is a great choice for anyone looking for nice weather and lower prices.
The graph below shows how temperatures feel given humidity (heat index) and wind chill. Tourist demand is usually the opposite of price: where demand is low prices are too. For Celsius: click the “best time to visit” link below the graphs.
Rome Perceived Temperature (F)
Rome Tourism Demand
or learn more about the best time to visit Rome
2. Santorini, Greece
The weather in Santorini is excellent during this week with nice temperatures and low chances of rain. The month before is nearly as nice and the month after is slightly less temperate. Crowds are below average in size. Go here in late September if you want absolutely perfect weather and generally lower prices.
Santorini Perceived Temperature (F)
Santorini Tourism Demand
or learn more about the best time to visit Santorini
3. Barcelona, Spain
Due to the average number of tourists, a trip to Barcelona in late September tends to be neither the least nor the most expensive, but the weather couldn’t be better. This period of ideal weather comes after some similarly enjoyable weather. If booking a longer trip, you’ll want to know that the weather will be almost as enjoyable for the next 30 days. Note that it can get busy here in other seasons.
Barcelona Perceived Temperature (F)
Barcelona Tourism Demand
or learn more about the best time to visit Barcelona
4. Dubrovnik, Croatia
As with every place on this list, temperatures in Dubrovnik feel excellent, rain is infrequent, and there are no travel advisories at the moment. Tourists looking for hotels and flights are uncommon during this time, so prices may be lower. The many hotels here can fill up, but probably won’t during this period. We might not recommend visiting earlier than this, and the weeks following have weather that is almost as good as late September.
Dubrovnik Perceived Temperature (F)
Dubrovnik Tourism Demand
or learn more about the best time to visit Dubrovnik
5. Sydney, Australia
With far fewer travelers booking during this time compared to the busiest months, hotels and airlines will probably offer some incentives to stay during this period. This is a good time to visit, but the weeks beforehand are also very nice. If you’re planning to stay for more than a week, you can expect the weather to be almost as nice.
Sydney Perceived Temperature (F)
Sydney Tourism Demand
or learn more about the best time to visit Sydney
6. San Jose, CA, US
The perfect weather in San Jose, CA, US during this time falls between some extremely pleasant weather earlier in the year and ideal weather later. Compared to the rest of the year we expect prices to be much cheaper due to much lower demand.
San Jose Perceived Temperature (F)
San Jose Tourism Demand
or learn more about the best time to visit San Jose
7. Bansko, Bulgaria
Around late September is the best to visit Bansko because prices are significantly lower for the things tourists spend the most on, and the weather is temperate. The weather is okay before this, has a perfect season, and then remains almost as pleasant.
Bansko Perceived Temperature (F)
Bansko Tourism Demand
or learn more about the best time to visit Bansko
8. Boise, ID, US
Boise would already be less expensive, and this time of year should be even less expensive. Weather in the 4 weeks prior is usually amazing, this week is among the best you can choose for both low crowds and weather, then the weather gets much worse for a few more weeks.
Boise Perceived Temperature (F)
Boise Tourism Demand
or learn more about the best time to visit Boise
9. Walla Walla, WA, US
Walla Walla is also nice to visit earlier in the year, but late September should be nice each year. Costs during this time should be lower based on the number of visitors. If weather is a major concern, you can expect worse weather over the next month.
Walla Walla Perceived Temperature (F)
Walla Walla Tourism Demand
or learn more about the best time to visit Walla Walla
10. Linz, Austria
Though maybe the least-well-known location on this list, the weather is also very nice and there are plenty of things to do. For Linz, this nice period falls between times that have good weather and weeks that have poor weather. Hotels and flights should cost significantly less during late September compared to the average, especially if booking less than a month out.
Linz Perceived Temperature (F)
Linz Tourism Demand
or learn more about the best time to visit Linz
All of the locations above tend to offer great last-minute deals with hotels and airlines trying to fill what they couldn’t sell at full price. But if you just want to browse last-minute deals, click the link below.