Below are the best locations for a trip from August 20th to August 26th. We’ve taken into account rain, temperature, travel advisories for safety, and number of tourists in the area. In mid to late 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 20th to August 26th. 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 not as temperate. Crowds are below average in size, but it never gets too crazy. Go here in mid to late 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 to late 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. Gallup, NM, US
As with every place on this list, temperatures in Gallup 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 might not recommend visiting earlier than this, and the weeks following have weather that is almost as good as mid to late August.
Gallup Perceived Temperature (F)
Gallup Tourism Demand
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5. Valladolid, Spain
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, and the weeks beforehand are somewhat nice. If you’re planning to stay for more than a week, you’ll likely find enjoyable weather the whole time.
Valladolid Perceived Temperature (F)
Valladolid 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. Yamba, NW, Australia
Around mid to late August is the best to visit Yamba because prices are lower for the things tourists spend the most on, and the weather is temperate. The weather is good before this, has a perfect season, and then remains almost as pleasant.
Yamba Perceived Temperature (F)
Yamba Tourism Demand
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8. Stratford, ON, Canada
Stratford 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 stays nice for a few more weeks.
Stratford Perceived Temperature (F)
Stratford Tourism Demand
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9. Stirling, SA, Australia
Stirling is also nice to visit earlier in the year, but mid to late August should be nice each year. Costs during this time should be slightly lower based on the number of visitors. If weather is a major concern, you could expect things to stay nice for a month.
Stirling Perceived Temperature (F)
Stirling Tourism Demand
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10. Hillsville, VA, US
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 Hillsville, this nice period falls between times that have good weather and weeks that have even better weather. Hotels and flights should cost less during mid to late August compared to the average, especially if booking less than a month out.
Hillsville Perceived Temperature (F)
Hillsville 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.