It’s September and everyone is reminiscing over the last of the summer days. If you’re feeling for an extension or some more time in the sun, then this list of best destinations is for you. September offers some great options for Black travelers, from hiking locations to islands to destinations for safaris.

Check out where to visit for the best destinations for Black travelers in September this year. Get ready to book some flights to somewhere new…

Crete, Greece

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Greek’s Crete island is certainly a vacation spot to leave you speechless. In the best possible way. With warm temperatures, flowers in full bloom, and blue skies, Crete is a deeply tempting place to spend September. Black travelers have championed Greece as a top location for a while now, Crete and its old towns and pink sanded beach of Elafonissi is one of the top vacation spots. 

Kampala, Uganda


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September is an excellent time to visit Uganda. As one of the peak months for the country, it is generally recommended by many. Not only can travelers expect good weather (Uganda sits on the equator and has an average altitude of 1,000m which affects the heat), but it is a favorite destination for tracking gorillas. 


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Expect the warmest temperatures and long, blissful days on your September vacation in Zimbabwe. Whether you’re heading on a safari, enjoying the annual game count in Hwange National Park, or simply taking in the culture, Zimbabwe won’t disappoint. Visiting Victoria Falls in September is also a great decision too. A bucket-list-worthy destination with outstanding views in one of the content’s less crowded tourism spots, what else could you want?

Istanbul, Turkey

Visiting Istanbul in September offers you the chance to fully experience top attractions. Some of the famed attractions such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, and the Grand Bazaar are favorites to visit. Visiting during this season also means affordable rates for hotel rooms and some typical attractions. 


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With hot days and balmy evenings, Aruba is an island location vacation for those in need of a Caribbean getaway. Visiting in September also means saving a substantial amount of money. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and pure vibes without the crowds in this tropical hotspot. 


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September is known for being a great time to visit Nepal for hikes and avoiding large crowds. The rainfall is lower, the air is cooler and the travelers are only just making trips to the country. Popular treks such as Everest and Annapurna start to open in September. To further convince you, the prices are slightly lower to experience these breathtaking terrains.