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Best places to visit in September...

South Africa's coast offers a must-see spectacle in September - crowds gather to watch in amazement as thousands of whales mate and raise their calves next to the cliffs.

Hermanus is a whale watchers paradise and has earned the title of ‘the whale watching capital of South Africa’ as hundreds of Southern Right whales reach here to calve and mate making it possible for the whales to be spotted by boat and from the shore - Hermanus is visited in Titan’s Tracks of Africa tour.

Over in Namibia, marvel at the enormous ochre-red sand dunes that dominate the country's landscape and are home to a surprising amount of extraordinary wildlife. Travel with Titan to discover the very best of Namibia - natural wonders from sweeping sands and historical treasures such as the Neolithic rock art of Twyfelfontein and the German colonial architecture of Windhoek, to big cats stalking the Etosha National Park on two days of game drives, with time also free to relax in the resort of Swakopmund, flanked by desert and sea.

Spring weather begins in Cape Town in September, with brighter and longer days providing the opportunity for adventure and discovery. Cape Point provides breathtaking views and the botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch has a reputation as ‘the most beautiful garden in Africa’, which is no surprise with its 7,000 plant species and dramatic scenery of surrounding beautiful mountains.

Temperatures in Italy remain comfortably pleasant and crowds decrease in September, making it a wonderful time to explore Italy’s treasures. Titan’s Venice and Lake Garda tour showcases the romantic city of Venice where world-class canals and piazzas and architecture decorate the streets, and with September holding onto the warm summer weather, a gondola ride across the beautiful rippling waters is a delightful experience. Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda, is also visited and in August the beautiful scenery surrounding the transparent blue waters is admirable.

August in Paris is renowned for being the time when the French take their annual holiday, therefore slowing down the city. In September, Paris thrusts back to life and the bustling city is once more a lively place to visit, especially the city’s gems: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées.

With most people heading back to work and children to school, adventure is all the more plausible but where to holiday in September? Titan’s The Awe-Inspiring National Parks is just the tour for adventure-lovers. The itinerary discovers the unique, dramatic landscapes of the American Western including the famous Grand Canyon - with fewer visitors and a beautifully-warm temperature this immense red-rock icon proves an unforgettable visit. Many other national parks are visited such as Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Zion National Park.

So for the best places to go on holiday in September head to the likes of South Africa, Italy, France and the USA.