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August Holidays: Top Destinations

Where to Travel in August for a Relaxing Summer Holiday

A lot of Europeans travel during August to escape the soaring temperatures. With the school holiday rush, travellers are trying to catch flights when prices have typically gone up. While there are numerous destinations to choose from, it is good to set your own priorities in terms of your favourite leisure time activities. Are you more inclined towards nature and watching wildlife, or do you prefer arts and cultural experiences?

The Best Destinations for a Holiday in August

Take a break from work for an easy escape with family and friends to see wild animals, or for tamer viewing, enjoy plentiful cultural activities. Either way, this list of six suggested August holiday destinations will surely include something you and your family or group of friends can truly enjoy.

  • Yellowstone National Park, USA

    Head to this stunning American national park for hiking, camping, wildlife-spotting, and more. Grizzly bears in particular look great while on the move. They are elusive, unlike polar bears, but it is possible to see a good number at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Just make sure you have a good viewing kit to see them roaming. The best time to watch is before sunrise and during sunset at Hayden valley or Lamar valley.

  • Ecuador

    Located on the west coast of South America, Ecuador offers a delightful combination of wildlife species. It is famous for its August holidays and is a top destination for wildlife trips. Squirrel monkeys and birds inhabit the Ecuadorian jungle, while you might see the cheeky monkeys, tamarin, or marmoset if you head to the northern part. One of the most popular birdwatching countries, Ecuador is home to 1600 species of birds including hummingbirds, Andean condor, toucans, and macaws.

  • Papua New Guinea

    A cultural show is held every August in the city of Mount Hagen, located in the island's western province. Expect musical festivals, feasts, and live performances. The rest of the time, enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and general relaxation.

  • Edinburgh, Scotland

    While visiting the Scottish capital, don't miss big-name events like Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The world-class comedy and theatre takes over the beautiful city throughout the month of August. Artistic exhibitions, fireworks, cultural dance performances, and orchestral performances will round out the schedule.

  • Guca, Serbia

    The famous Trumpet Festival comes to light up the small town of Guca in mid-August. Artisans showcase their best music performances to around 60,000 attendees. Be sure to try the local spirit, rakija, while you party with the locals and other visitors.

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