Below are the best locations for a trip from August 13th to August 19th. We’ve taken into account rain, temperature, travel advisories for safety, and number of tourists in the area. In mid August 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. Portimao, Portugal
Portimao has perfect weather from August 13th to August 19th. The weather is also perfect in the weeks before and ideal in the weeks after. Tourism in the area is slow during this time, and the area is not known for large crowds of tourists. Choosing Portimao 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.
Portimao Perceived Temperature (F)
Portimao Tourism Demand
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2. Telluride, CO, US
The weather in Telluride 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, but it never gets too crazy. Go here in mid August if you want absolutely perfect weather and generally lower prices.
Telluride Perceived Temperature (F)
Telluride Tourism Demand
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3. Chianciano Terme, Italy
Due to the lower number of tourists, a trip to Chianciano Terme in mid August tends to be much less expensive, and the weather couldn’t be better. This period of ideal weather comes after a long stretch of similarly-wonderful weather. If booking a longer trip, you’ll want to know that the weather will be almost as enjoyable for the next 30 days. Due to the more remote nature crowds are usually manageable year-round.
Chianciano Terme Perceived Temperature (F)
Chianciano Terme Tourism Demand
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4. Taos, NM, US
As with every place on this list, temperatures in Taos 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. Because it’s a little less common of a destination, massive crowds aren’t likely. We could also recommend visiting earlier than this, and the weeks following have weather that is almost as good as mid August.
Taos Perceived Temperature (F)
Taos Tourism Demand
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5. Lexington, VA, US
With fewer travelers booking during this time compared to the busiest months, hotels and airlines may 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’ll likely find enjoyable weather the whole time.
Lexington Perceived Temperature (F)
Lexington Tourism Demand
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6. Braunschweig, Germany
The perfect weather in Braunschweig, Germany 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.
Braunschweig Perceived Temperature (F)
Braunschweig Tourism Demand
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7. Soria, Spain
Around mid August is the best to visit Soria because prices are significantly lower for the things tourists spend the most on, and the weather is temperate. The weather is wonderful before this, has a perfect season, and then remains nice for a while.
Soria Perceived Temperature (F)
Soria Tourism Demand
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8. Yamba, NW, Australia
Yamba would already be less expensive, and this time of year should be no exception. Weather in the 4 weeks prior is usually better than most places, this week is among the best you can choose for both low crowds and weather, then the weather gets a little worse for a few more weeks.
Yamba Perceived Temperature (F)
Yamba Tourism Demand
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9. Holbrook, AZ, US
Holbrook is almost as pleasant to visit earlier in the year, but mid August 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 could expect things to stay nice for a month.
Holbrook Perceived Temperature (F)
Holbrook Tourism Demand
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10. Stratford, ON, Canada
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 Stratford, this nice period falls between times that have excellent weather and weeks that have even better weather. Hotels and flights should cost significantly less during mid August compared to the average, especially if booking less than a month out.
Stratford Perceived Temperature (F)
Stratford Tourism Demand
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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.