Where to go for 3 weeks in August

Feb 21st, 2005, 04:13 PM
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Where to go for 3 weeks in August

My husband and I are planning a trip for the first three weeks of August. We are considering France and Northern Italy but I'm concerned about crowds and heat. I can handle heat better than crowds. Are there beautiful, historic locations which aren't absolutely overrun in August? We can't change the dates.

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Feb 21st, 2005, 04:29 PM
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We're students trying to travel cheaply and comfortably. We'd also like to split our times between cities and bucolic little towns. We're not looking for beach time for this trip--last year we spent two weeks exploring the beaches of Vieques.
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Feb 21st, 2005, 04:47 PM
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I would love to go to Scotland in August...I'll bet combining that with Ireland and/or England would make a comfortable three week trip.
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Feb 21st, 2005, 05:00 PM
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Northwestern Spain is lovely, green and not terribly hot in August. Try walking part of the pilgrim's trail to Santiago de Compostela.
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Feb 21st, 2005, 05:00 PM
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Beautiful historic locations not overrun in August? C'mon, you have to be reasonable with your expectations!

Like J suggested, Ireland and Scotland are two places with great summer climate (mid 70s). Add to that Scandanavia and Switzerland.

Every European country has an interesting history and a collection of bucolic villages. Browse a guidebook or a pictoral essay at the book store to get some ideas. It should definitely be possible to find such places with a moderate August climate, but be prepared to go off the beaten path.
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