Top 10 summer sun holiday destinations in August 2024

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

It's not hard to find sunshine in August but it can be tricky deciding precisely where to go based on your own interests, budget and how far you wish to travel.

Temple beside mountain lake, Bali, Indonesia © Aqnus -
Temple beside mountain lake, Bali, Indonesia © Aqnus -

With this in mind, we have expertly chosen 10 destinations both near and far from home that stand out in August for their superb hours of sunshine combined with their overall good weather and variety of attractions.

Destination Temperature Daily sunshine Flight time
Max Min
1. Bali, Indonesia 29°C 22°C 10 hours 15.5 hours
2. Costa del Sol, Spain 30°C 19°C 11 hours 3 hours
3. Algarve, Portugal 28°C 17°C 11 hours 3 hours
4. Halkidiki, Greece 29°C 18°C 11 hours 3.5 hours
5. Majorca, Balearic Islands 29°C 20°C 10 hours 2.5 hours
6. Croatia 28°C 17°C 10 hours 2.5 hours
7. Austrian Tyrol 19°C 9°C 6 hours 2 hours
8. Brittany, France 21°C 13°C 7 hours 1.5 hours
9. Costa Brava, Spain 28°C 17°C 8 hours 2 hours
10. Tenerife, Canary Islands 26°C 19°C 9 hours 4.5 hours

Below you'll find our bespoke and handy infographic, created to help make choosing that sunny holiday destination in August much easier.

Top 10 summer sun holiday destinations in August infographic ©
Top 10 summer sun holiday destinations in August infographic ©

Top 10 sunny destination in August

  1. Bali, Indonesia
  2. Costa del Sol, Spain
  3. Algarve, Portugal
  4. Halkidiki, Greece
  5. Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  6. Croatia
  7. Austrian Tyrol
  8. Brittany, France
  9. Costa Brava, Spain
  10. Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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Sunny holiday destinations by month

Check out our top 10 sunny holiday destinations for each month of the year whether you're after summer breaks or winter sun escapes. We'll tell you where to get the best weather, expected flight time and what each destination is most well-known for.

Looking for more? Be sure to read our complete guide to the weather in August and discover even more destinations that we recommend for a holiday at this time.

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton is's editor. Kirsten writes, commissions and edits our travel features, liaising with our contributors and ensuring copy is spick-and-span. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Kirsten also freelances writing articles on travel, history and the outdoors for titles such as Scotland Magazine and BBC Travel.

Article updated on Thursday 29th December 2022 in: Asia Europe Season Summer

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