September is an ideal month for travel to Eastern Europe. Crowds have died down, the summer heat has faded, and autumn brings with it a soft beauty that can be captured in photographs and memories.
This guide to weather and events in Eastern European cities will lead you to in-depth information about weather and events for that destination. Find what you need to know about September in Prague, Budapest, Warsaw, Bratislava, Krakow, Moscow, and Ljubljana.
The St. Wenceslas Festival of Sacred Arts Music and the Prague Autumn Music Festival both take place in Prague. At the St. Wenceslas festival, in addition to concerts, visitors can look forward to discussions with performers and music workshops. The Prague Autumn Festival hosts leading orchestras and soloists from the Czech Republic, as well as famous musicians from all over the world.
Many people agree that September is one of the best months for traveling to Prague—the weather's gorgeous with an average high of 66 Fahrenheit and you'll have an easier time getting into main attractions due to the dwindling crowds.
An international wine festival in the Buda Castle and the "National Gallop" horse event grace Budapest's September events calendar.
The National Gallop is an exciting equestrian event on Heroes’ Square in Budapest. The horse race is only part of the festivities as it's a time for food events and cultural shows.
September is a great time to sample the flavors and spirits of Hungary. Enjoy a glass of wine while the sun sets, or find a cozy restaurant in which to enjoy Budapest's yummiest national dishes, which pair well with mild autumn weather.
A variety of festivals are featured in September in Warsaw, including the Festival of Jewish Culture, the Festival of Circus Arts, and the Science Festival.
Strolling the old town area is pleasant during this month, which averages 57 degrees Fahrenheit, and local restaurants serve up dishes made with the season's favorite crop: mushrooms.
Two interesting cultural events occur during September in Bratislava: the Old Craftsman's days, featuring demonstrations and crafts that take visitors back in time, and a coronation ceremony at St. Martin's Cathedral.
If you're interested in Slovakia's history and culture, September is the perfect month to experience both with temperatures hovering in the low 70s Fahrenheit.
A busy calendar of events, including a dachshund parade where owners dress up their dogs and parade them through the streets, and lovely autumn weather make September an ideal month for travel to Krakow.
The International Guitar Festival and the Krakow Jazz Fall Festival give you musical options to fill your evenings.
Daytime highs range mostly in the 60s Fahrenheit, with the average high at the beginning of the month, a mild 71 degrees, which slowly falls to an average high of 62 degrees by month's end.
Visit Red Square, the Kremlin, or other Moscow sights in September to enjoy the early fall in Russia's capital city. Park areas, monasteries, and other outdoor attractions are welcoming during this month.
You can take in a contemporary art fair or be wowed by Russian Fashion Week which features the who's who of the eastern fashion world.
The average temperature is 52 degrees Fahrenheit with comfortable temperatures in the daytime and chilly weather at night.
You'll love exploring Ljubljana during the month of September. Be sure to take advantage of the outdoor market, visit Ljubljana castle, and treat yourself to a rich pastry and a coffee in one of Ljubljana's cafes. Check an events calendar well in advance of your trip to find evening performances or museum exhibitions that you can take advantage of.
Weather is variable with highs in the low 70s Fahrenheit and lows not chillier than 50 degrees Fahrenheit.