Best Places in the World to Visit in August
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August is among one of the busiest months of the year for travel. Many countries around the world have school holidays going on at this time. In some parts of the world it’s the warmest and sunniest part of the year, while in other parts, the weather may be much cooler. To add to festivals and celebrations, there are some of the world’s best national parks to explore and serene beaches to relax at and international travellers can look forward to sunshine, wildlife and culture, among other experiences. Your travel destination depends on whatever you’re looking for from your August getaway.
Here are some of the world’s top destinations to visit during the month of August.


Copenhagen

Copenhagen, located on the islands of Zealand and Amager, is the capital of Denmark. It is situated at the southern end of the strait, The Sound (Øresund), which is one of the busiest and important commercial sea lanes in the world.

Copenhagen is known to be one of the world’s most bicycle-friendly cities. Bikes are easily available for hire, and visitors can roam the streets for first-hand experiences. Cafés along the cobblestone streets offer leisure stops to grab some beer and meet local Danes, who rank among the world’s most happy people.

Copenhagen is home to one of the oldest monarchies in the world. It has a history tracing back to the Viking Age. At the Rosenborg Castle, one can witness the changing of the Royal Danish Guard at 12 noon every day. Follow the Guard along its path through the city as it leaves its barracks at Rosenborg Castle at approximately 11:30 marching to Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the Danish monarch, Queen Margrethe II.

Tivoli Gardens and amusement park have more than 20 attractions. These include halls of mirrors, roundabouts, a roller coaster, puppets and pantomime. There are flower gardens, open-air theaters, restaurants and cafés. The Moorish-styled concert hall is spectacular when lit up at night. Den Bla Planet, the National Aquarium Denmark, is one of Copenhagen’s best attractions. It is the largest aquarium in Northern Europe. The unique experiences that one can have at Copenhagen make it one of the best places in the world to travel in August.


Dublin

Best places to visit in the world in August - Dublin

Situated at the mouth of the River Liffey, Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. It is listed as a ‘global city’ and ranked as one of the top thirty cities in the world. Dublin experiences a maritime climate. Being sheltered on the east coast and receiving only about half the rainfall of the west coast, it is the driest place in Ireland. Dublin is high on the list of best places in the world to travel in August.

Among Dublin’s numerous landmarks and monuments that date back hundreds of years, Dublin Castle is one of the oldest. The Spire of Dublin is one of Dublin’s newest monuments. Officially entitled the Monument of Light, it is a 121.2-metre conical spire made of stainless steel. One of the most photographed sights and most iconic landmarks in Dublin is the Ha’penny Bridge, an iron footbridge over the River Liffey. The Phoenix Park has a 16 kilometer perimeter wall and around 707 hectares of green-spaces, making it one of the largest walled city parks in Europe. Music concerts are often held in the park.

Visitors to Dublin can enjoy the city by availing the self-service bicycles on rental. Hundreds of unisex bicycles are stationed at 44 terminals throughout Dublin city centre. As per the scheme, one can purchase a three-day ticket or subscriptions can be made for an annual Long-Term Hire Card.

Greenland

Best places to visit in the world in August - Greenland

Greenland is located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and is the world’s largest non-continental island. It is one of the three constituent countries that form the Kingdom of Denmark. The original residents of Greenland are called Inuit and Greenlandic is the sole official language. Greenland proudly boasts of the Northeast Greenland National Park, which is the world’s largest and northernmost national park.

The Summit Camp or Summit Station, is located near the apex of the Greenland ice sheet. It is a year-round staffed research station. Visitors are allowed, but are required to obtain a permit from the Danish Polar Center. During these summer months, Greenland has longer days. Family holidays are made more fun with activities in the snow like, fly-fishing Artic char, crossing various icebergs and glaciers, dog sledding, whale sighting, and watching walruses. Other popular activities include hiking the 160 kilometre Artic Circle Trail, climbing up mountains to see stunning views and the surrounding fjords, cycling to Russell Glacier, walking around the Ilulissat Icefjord, and kayaking with a dramatic backdrop of gigantic blue and white coloured icebergs.

Don’t miss to picking some of Greenland’s local handicrafts and things that look “strange”- works of stone, bone, leather and pearl. These Greenlandic arts and crafts items are special as their inspiration often originates from the natural world and wildlife. They are also often intertwined with traditional beliefs concerning the spirit world. Exploring Greenland can be a memorable experience as it is one of the best places in the world to visit in August.

Mexico

best places to visit in the world in August - Mexico

Mexico is a country that lies in the southern portion of North America. It is one of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries and is a major tourist destination with its varied climate and geography. Mexico has a rich cultural and biological heritage which is showcased at the National Museum of Anthrology in Mexico City. Mexico has many native culinary ingredients and indigenous plants like jicama and the variety of chillies such as habanero and jalapeno. One cannot leave Mexico without trying Tequila – its most famous distilled alcoholic drink made from cultivated agave cacti.

Mexico’s largest scientific project is the construction of the Large Millimeter Telescope in Puebla. Designed to observe regions of space obscured by stellar dust, it is the world’s largest and most sensitive single-aperture telescope in its frequency range. It is quite an impressive structure with a diameter of 50 metres. If you’re looking for one of the best places in the world to visit in August, Mexico fits the bill. One of Mexico’s most popular beach destinations is the resort town of Cancún, on the Yucatán peninsula. The town of Tulum is famed for its cliff-side Mayan ruins. Acapulco on the Pacific coast is the tourist destination for the rich and famous. Here, one can watch trained cliff divers leaping from the side of a vertical cliff into the surf below.

Mexico also has the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the hemisphere. Some of the most interesting of these are Chichen Itza, El Tajin, the Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco, Prehistoric Caves of Yagul and Mitla in the Central Valley of Oaxaca, and the Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque.

Nairobi

best places to visit in the world in August - Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. Nairobi is informally called “The Green City in the Sun” due to the city’s foliage and warm climate, and “Safari Capital of the World” due to it being a hub for safari tourism.

The most prominent geographical feature of the Nairobi area are the Ngong Hills. Its two most famous peaks are Mount Kenya situated in the north, and Mount Kilimanjaro towards the south-east. Besides the many fast food restaurants, visitors can relish Nairobi’s local delicacy ‘nyama choma’ meaning roasted meat.

Nairobi is Kenya’s music centre. The genres of popular music are Benga – a fusion of jazz and Luo music forms, and Mugithi – originated in the central parts of the country. August is one the best months to visit Nairobi. The city of Nairobi has dense tree-cover, plenty of green spaces, many parks and open spaces throughout the city. Uhuru Park is the most famous protected forest. Nairobi is the only city in the world that has a safari park within its boundaries. The Nairobi National Park is a large game reserve located in the southern side of the city. Here, visitors can experience a classic African wildlife escapade. There is a spectacular animal sanctuary located nearby, where animal lovers get a chance to be closer to the animals, even cuddling and embracing baby elephants and giraffes.

Other popular adventure trips and tours can be done at the Masai Mara Reserve and Lake Nakuru. The Nairobi National Museum showcases permanent as well as temporary exhibits of Kenyan culture and past. Open even on public holidays, Bomas of Kenya allows visitors to relive and experience Kenyan culture and history. It displays local music, dancing styles, crafts, and living styles. One can also checkout the acrobatic dances and performances held there from time to time.

Seychelles

best places to visit in the world in August - Seychelles

The Republic of Seychelles is an archipelagic island country consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. The islands have been divided into groups – 42 granitic islands known as the Granitic Seychelles, two coral sand cays north of the Granitics, two coral islands south of the Granitics, 29 coral islands in the Amirantes group, 13 coral islands in the Farquhar Group and 67 raised coral islands in the Aldabra Group. There are also 7 reclaimed islands. All these islands with spectacular landscapes lend to memorable holidays. August is one of the coolest months in Seychelles and travellers can comfortably enjoy all that the island has to offer.

Visitors can experience an eclectic mix of African, French, British, Chinese and Indian influences in Seychellois culture and society. This is also carried on into their food and cuisine. The islanders also proudly maintain their own Creole heritage. In Seychelles, the Sega dance and the traditional Moutya are still popular. The folk music of Seychelles reflects its diverse culture and history. The National Cultural Centre houses the National Library, the National Art Gallery and National Archives. These institutions provide unique overviews of the art, literature, history and culture of Seychelles.

Seychelles is one of the world’s leading countries to protect lands for threatened species. The rare Seychelles black parrot, now protected, is the national bird of the country. The outer islands of Aldabra and Cosmoledo are bird watchers’ paradise as this location in Seychelles hosts some of the largest seabird colonies in the world. The Aldabra giant tortoise, one of the largest tortoises in the world, is endemic to the islands of the Aldabra Atoll, while the distinct species of Seychelles domed giant tortoises can be found at the Granitic islands.

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