11 October 2016
As the temperatures start to drop and the autumn weather sets in, October is a great time to jet off to warmer climes. A perfect month to explore cities or beaches, why not spoil yourself one last time before winter makes an appearance!
Need a little inspiration for your autumn sojourn? Read on to discover 5 of our favourite places to visit this October...
By October, the monsoon rains are almost over, the weather is pleasantly warm and the landscapes look spectacular. The end of October also marks the start of Diwali, known as the Festival of Light. It’s a visual feast as thousands of oil lamps, fireworks, lavish feasts, fragrant flowers, coloured sand and lotus blossoms adorn India.
Dodecanese Islands, Greece
The most southerly of the small Greek Islands, the Dodecanese are still hot and sunny well into October. Rhodes is the largest, with its ancient ruins and lovely cobbled capital of Lindos, while the unspoilt Symi, Patmos and Fourni are all breathtakingly beautiful. Relax on heavenly beaches or island hop across them all!
October is springtime in Mauritius, with warm weather that isn’t humid or overcast with rain. More than simply a beach destination, in October huge, colourful flowers burst into bloom and the soothing sound of birdsong radiates from the incredible tropical rainforest.
Jordan is a spectacular country with the ancient and awe-inspiring Petra, the Roman city of Jerash, the Red Sea and the Dead Sea just a few of the places you mustn't miss. Discover great desert landscapes and stay overnight in a Bedouin camp or journey into the Valley of the Moon by camel or horse and sleep beneath the beautiful starry skies.
Hot and sunny but with a much lower rainfall than in September, October is an ideal time to visit Florida if you’re craving white sandy beaches! Explore showstopping Miami, cruise the open roads in the Florida Keys, or delight thrill-seekers with a trip to the theme parks.
Ready to escape this October? Speak to your Travel Counsellor today to arrange your getaway!