Although it's peak season the city is at its balmy best - perfect for a canal-side stroll or bike ride, a boat tour, or soaking up the café terrace ambience
August is a wonderful month to visit France. Sunflower and lavender fields bloom, grapes slowly ripen on the vine and the whole country is basked in glorious golden sunshine.
The rains have eased making it a great time to visit laid-back, historical Kandy. The city comes alive with the colourful Esala Perahera, a festival celebrating the tooth of Lord Buddha
August is a great time to visit the Scottish capital. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe brings the city to life with hundreds of venues serving up the world's best comedy. The weather is pretty good too!
August brings the spectacular Battle of Flowers and Moonlight Parade - a highlight on Jersey's calendar. Waters are also warmer - perfect for surfing, kayaking or enjoying an ice-cream on the beach
If you like hot temperatures and a lively atmosphere there's no better time to experience Croatia. August here is all about lazy beach days, boat trips, dinner on the terrace and parties
A summer favourite for British sun-seekers, Mallorca is a beautiful island that has it all; hip towns, thumping nightlife, sleepy villages, sunbaked olive groves, aquamarine seas and small sandy coves
Largest of the Greek Islands, Crete boats a blend of Mediterranean cultures that can be seen in it's food, architecture and people. A favourite holiday destination for its long summer season
Warm sunny days make the tiny villages of honey-coloured houses, teashops and picturesque walks of the Cotswolds a quintessentially English joy in August, even in spite of larger crowds
Although Orlando is at it's most humid in August, kids in the USA go back to school around the third week of the month leaving the theme park much quieter than earlier in the summer
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