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As temperatures grow milder and tourist crowds wane, September can be a wonderful time of year to travel.

A performance of Aida at Aspendos during the 2014 Opera and Ballet Festival. Image by Jo Cooke / Lonely Planet

Schooner America 2.0, part of the Classic Harbor Line fleet. Image courtesy of Classic Harbor Line cruises. Summer may be over, but there's no need for tears. September is one of the best months to be in the city. The weather is still lovely and the heavy crowds have largely dispersed, making it a great time to be out and about. www.lonelyplanet....

The biggest celebration of the grito and Mexican independence is in the capital, Mexico City, where at 11pm on 15 September the president rings the bell in the Palacio Nacional and issues his own version of the grito – nobody knows exactly what the original wording was, but the modern cry commemorates the heroes of the 11-year war of independence. Fireworks and much partying begin after the cry, repeated in every town and village in the country, making it a great time to enjoy a fiesta Mexicana.

Skiing fanatics might want to wait for winter, but if your idea of a holiday is winding along wine routes, relaxing in thermal baths, and sampling the nightlife in laidback cities, look no further than Austria’s Styria region. With the temperatures starting to settle and the crowds thinning out, September is an ideal time to hit up Styria’s sights.

Red and green chiles dominate the menu in Santa Fe at this time of year. #newmexico #usa

Unless you’ve had a compelling reason to do so, Canberra is probably one of those cities you haven’t visited yet. Well behold, spring is the excuse you need to discover - or rediscover - Australia’s underrated capital. Plan your trip to coincide with Floriade in September (floriadeaustralia...), a vibrant festival of flower garden designs that is as gorgeous as it is relaxed.

Southeast England is beautiful but busy in July and August, when countless British and foreign visitors head to its seaside towns, rolling countryside and village pubs. In September the weather is still warm, but you’re much more likely to have some space to yourself.

Nepalis love a party, and 25 September 2014 marks the start of the biggest party of all - Dashain, two non-stop weeks of rituals, sacrifices and celebrations to commemorate the victory of the Goddess Durga over the evil demon Mahishasura.

As if there weren’t enough reasons for art lovers to visit, St Petersburg’s world-beating Hermitage turns 250 this year. #Russia

September is the perfect time to conquer Iran’s storied Mount Damavand.

Mexico’s City’s Palacio Nacional, the focus of the Grito de Dolores. Image by Daniel Sambraus / Photographer’s Choice / Getty Images www.lonelyplanet....

Follow the wine routes winding through Austria’s Styria region this September. Image by Michael Fötsch / CC BY 2.0 www.lonelyplanet....

Red and green chiles dominate the menu in Santa Fe at this time of year. Image by Kerry Sherck / Aurora / Getty Images. www.lonelyplanet....

A dazzling display of spring flowers at Floriade, Canberra. Image by Manfred Gottschalk / Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images www.lonelyplanet....

September is a great time to visit soaring Canterbury Cathedral, a Unesco World Heritage site. Image by Allan Baxter / Photodisc / Getty Images www.lonelyplanet....

Kumari, the living goddess, in a parade at Indra Jatra. Image by Bhuwan Maharjan / CC BY-SA 2.0 www.lonelyplanet....

As if there weren’t enough reasons for art lovers to visit, St Petersburg’s world-beating Hermitage turns 250 this year. Image by ninara / CC BY-SA 2.0 www.lonelyplanet....

September is the perfect time to conquer Iran’s storied Mount Damavand. Image by Marco Ferrarin / Moment Open / Getty Images www.lonelyplanet....

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