Good To Go: Andalucia; Krakow; Mexico

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Andalucian ascent

Hike in southern Spain on Explore's eight-day "Moorish Trails" walking tour. The fully guided itinerary treks through the hills above Competa, along an old spice route and up the peak of Cerro Verde, before returning each night to whitewashed village of Canillas De Albaida. Seven nights' B&B at Posada La Plaza is included, plus all transport, guiding and BA flights from Gatwick to Malaga on 12 November, for £575 per person.

Cultural Krakow

Poland's second city has much to offer on a short break. Bisected by the Vistula, it boasts the biggest medieval square in Europe, a historic Jewish quarter, and diverse sites from the Czartoryski art museum to the imposing gothic Wawel Castle. EasyJet Holidays has a three-night break at the Sympozjum Hotel for £227.50 per person, which includes breakfast and flights from Gatwick on 30 September.

Caribbean-coast Mexico

September marks Mexico's "Mes de la Patria" – independence month – during which time patriotic celebrations sweep the nation. Low Cost Holidays has a 14-night stay at the all-inclusive Occidental Grand hotel on the Mayan Riviera near Xcaret for £839 per person, arriving in time for the fiesta with Thomas Cook flights from Gatwick to Cancun on 31 August.