Skip to Content
Hottest Holiday Destinations This Summer Hottest Holiday Destinations This Summer

AA Travel Insurance

Hottest Holiday Destinations This Summer

Published 7th August 2023Read Time 5 min

Where's Hot in August?

Are you planning on some rest and relaxation in the summer sun? Here are the best places for a holiday when the weather is at its best, all within a 4-hour flight from Ireland.

Algarve, Portugal:

Average Temperature: August - 25°C (77°F)

Flying Time from Ireland: Approximately 3 hours

Nestled along Portugal's stunning southern coast, the Algarve is a sunny, slow-paced stretch of coastline known for its abundance of golf courses and villas for discreet family holidays.

Costa del Sol, Spain:

Average Temperature: August - 28°C (82°F)

Flying Time from Ireland: Approximately 3 hours

The Costa del Sol is situated in the Andalusia region of Spain. Sandy beaches, glitzy towns, historical villages, and lively theme parks are just a few of the things Spain's sunshine coast has to offer.

Dubrovnik, Croatia:

Average Temperature: August - 29°C (84°F)

Flying Time from Ireland: Approximately 3 hours

Dubrovnik, often called the "Pearl of the Adriatic," is known for its red-roofed buildings and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Walk the ancient Dubrovnik walls or take a boat trip to the nearby Elaphiti Islands for relaxation and swimming. It’s a great destination for romantic breaks too.

Santorini, Greece:

Average Temperature: August - 28°C (82°F)

Flying Time from Ireland: Approximately 4 hours

Santorini is one of the most famous islands worldwide and the most visited island in Greece. The island’s fame comes from its charming towns, ancient Hellenistic ruins and renowned island cuisine. If you want something a little fancier for a last-minute holiday, this is the spot.

Malta:

Average Temperature: August - 30°C (86°F)

Flying Time from Ireland: Approximately 3 hours

Soaring limestone cliffs and secluded bays set the scene for Malta. Found in between Sicily and North Africa, you will be able to bask in the summer sun. Fun for scuba diving and exploring reefs and caves. There are also waterparks and aquariums for the kids. Typically has good flight times from Dublin airport too.

Barcelona, Spain:

Average Temperature: August - 29°C (84°F)

Flying Time from Ireland: Approximately 2 hours

A favourite of holidaymakers in Spain. The weather will not disappoint as you shop on the famous Las Ramblas or chill out on their golden beaches. Ideal if you only have one or two holiday days in the next few weeks and could do a city break away for the weekend.

Nice, France:

Average Temperature: August - 28°C (82°F)

Flying Time from Ireland: Approximately 2 hours

Nice is one of the most beautiful cities in France. Found in the French Riviera and bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. Due to its mild winters, there isn't a bad time to visit but August will be perfect. Keep busy by exploring its traditional markets and old town.

Peace of mind

Planning on jetting away to the sun in August? Get peace of mind with AA's comprehensive travel insurance. Protecting yourself and your loved ones against unexpected events and emergencies is essential when travelling.

Have a question? Get in touch with our customer service 👌

0818 227 228

RelAAx, Yellow & Black have got your back