Where to go for a last blast of summer sun


1. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and plenty of great bars and restaurants to enjoy local tapas and an ice-cold drink. Take a walk through the city centre and admire the eye-catching architecture of Park Güell, then head to the beach for a dip in the azure Mediterranean Sea.

Key facts:

Flight time: 2h 50m from London

Temperature: Average of 22 ºC in September

Exchange rate: £200 buys you €280



2. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Offering the best of both worlds: city break and beach retreat, the capital of the United Arab Emirates is a great location for Brits in search of some heat. From marvels such as the Palm Islands to the global shopping hot spot of The Dubai Mall, this desert destination is the perfect place to jet away for an Arabian night or two.

Key facts:

Flight time: 6h 55m from London

Temperature: Average of 32ºC in September

Exchange rate: £200 buys you 1140 UAE Dirham



3. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Exploring the old town of Dubrovnik will make you feel like you have taken a step back in time. Sit on the shores of the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea and walk along the Dubrovnik’s city walls at sunset to get the most out of the evening sun. With affordable, fresh seafood and beautiful beaches, this medieval city is the perfect location for sunny September break.

Key facts:

Flight time: 3h 40m from London

Temperature: Average of 23ºC in September

Exchange rate: £200 buys you 2100 Croatian Kuna



4. Marrakesh, Morocco

The sights, sounds and smells of Marrakesh will ensure you have a memorable holiday. Discover the market stalls of the souks in Medina with its beautiful carpets and textiles, kaftans and spices. If you are looking to indulge, book a spa day and experience a traditional Moroccan Hamman. 

Key facts:

Flight time: 5h 10m from London

Temperature: Average of 27ºC in September

Exchange rate: £200 buys you 2800 Moroccan Dirham



5. Istanbul, Turkey

Explore the spot where East meets West - Istanbul is a city that encompasses both modernity and age-old tradition. Book your ticket to discover the Harem at Topkapi Palace, the oldest palace in the world; or grab a bargain in the Grand Bazaar, a historic market place that consists of over 4,000 stalls. There’s something for everyone in this city – from mosques, museums and cathedrals to a vibrant nightlife and breath-taking scenery.

Key facts:

Flight time: 3h 45m from London

Temperature: Average of 21ºC in September

Exchange rate: £200 buys you 920 Turkish Lira

Thanks to Tracy Bownes at travel money experts Moneycorp.com for sharing these hotspots.