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Best places to go on holiday in August

For some, August is all about beach holidays. But if you’re looking for a little more action than a fly-and-flop break, where’s best to visit in August? From amazing wildlife and festivals to scenic beauty, there’s plenty to inspire your next adventure.


A land of forests, sun-baked plains and expansive grasslands, for a classic safari experience, there’s nowhere better. August in Kenya is when the great wildlife extravaganza of the Wildebeest Migration takes place in the Masai Mara – there’s no better time to be here. You’ll also get spectacular views of Mt Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park.

Eastern Canada

Eastern Canada follows similar seasonal patterns as the UK. So, visiting during August is a great time to explore as you will be guaranteed warm and dry weather and really make the most of the stunning Canadian landscape. Festivals are also in full swing, including the Montreal Jazz extravaganza, while summer is also the best time to visit the mighty Niagara Falls.

Alaska, USA

Discover a breathtakingly scenic region of intricate fjords, blue-streaked glaciers, snow-capped mountains and pristine valleys. The wild beauty of Alaska is at its best during the state’s short summer, when days are long (expect around 19 hours of daylight in Anchorage). August is also peak whale-watching season – look out for majestic humpbacks and killer whales.

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