With the crisper mornings and cooler nights, there is no denying that summer is coming to a close - but if you're still looking for sizzling heat and a top up for your tan, you don't have to travel that far. Going on holiday in September or October can be absolutely ideal for weather, peace and budget.
Great holiday ideas for last-minute summer sun include the Italian isle of Sardinia or the Greek island of Santorini, both of which are stunningly beautiful and still basking in balmy temperatures.
The historical towns of Dubrovnik and Marrakech are also popular choices at this time of year - and, wherever you decide to go, you'll get the added bonus of lower prices and relatively crowd-free resorts now that peak season has ended..
We got together with luxury holiday company CV Villas to find the ten best destinations in and around Europe for autumn sunshine - all of these boast temperatures highs of 25C+ in the autumn months.