As the leaves start to fall and a crisp chill fills the air, your thoughts may turn to escaping to warmer climes. If you’re planning a trip abroad in October, you’re in luck! There are plenty of hot holiday options to consider. Whether you’re a beach lover, a city explorer, or a nature enthusiast, we’ve got you covered with this curated list of destinations.
European Sunshine Getaways
1. Tenerife, Canary Islands
If you’re a fan of European beaches and shorter flight times, Tenerife is a top pick. With average temperatures of 26°C in October, it’s perfect for those seeking sunny weather without the summer crowds.
2. Tahiti, French Polynesia
If you’re willing to endure a longer flight, Tahiti beckons with its breathtaking paradise in the South Pacific. This figure-eight-shaped island offers stunning beaches, clear oceans for snorkeling, and lush landscapes to explore.
3. The Seychelles
The Seychelles is another idyllic island destination with hot weather in October. While you may encounter scattered showers, the white sandy beaches and lush scenery more than make up for it.
4. Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
For those yearning to venture beyond Europe, Egypt in October offers scorching temperatures, golden sandy beaches, and a rich cultural experience. Don’t miss the Old Market and the opportunity for diving and snorkeling.
5. Brisbane, Australia
Australia’s weather is at its finest in October, and Queensland, home to the Great Barrier Reef, is a prime destination. Explore Brisbane’s riverfront, dine at exceptional restaurants, and visit the largest koala sanctuary in the country.
Borneo is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. October is an ideal time to witness orangutans in their natural habitat and explore the 130-million-year-old rainforest. Diving at Sipadan and experiencing Diwali are also highlights.
7. Athens, Greece
With comfortable temperatures in the low 20s, Athens is the perfect autumn getaway. Explore historic sites like the Acropolis, indulge in Greek cuisine, and hike to Mount Lycabettus for panoramic views.
8. Marrakesh, Morocco
Morocco’s Marrakesh offers warm days, balmy evenings, and little rainfall in October. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Jemaa el-Fnaa market square, visit the Jardin Majorelle gardens, and explore local souks.
9. Paphos, Cyprus
Paphos combines relaxing beach getaways with fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Aphrodite’s birthplace. Enjoy warm evenings, dine on delicious local cuisine, and explore ancient ruins.
Greek Island Paradise
10. Kos and Dodecanese Islands, Greece
Known as ‘the sunniest corner of Greece,’ the Dodecanese Islands offer highs of up to 23°C in October. Relax on the pristine beaches of Kos or explore the historic wonders of Rhodes.
11. Muscat, Oman
Muscat delivers scorching temperatures in October, making it an enticing destination. Explore beaches, mountains, souqs, and cultural landmarks like the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
12. Dubai, UAE
Dubai’s soaring temperatures in October offer beach lovers a perfect escape. Marvel at architectural wonders, shop in glamorous malls, and explore the historical district of Al Fahidi.
Before You Travel
Before embarking on your dream October getaway, be sure to check the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and your destination’s government website. Ensure you meet any testing or vaccination requirements and secure comprehensive travel insurance for peace of mind.
With these hot October destinations, you can bid farewell to autumn chills and embrace the warmth of your dream vacation. So, pack your bags, chase the sun, and make unforgettable memories in one of these fantastic destinations!