You'll get between seven and eight hours of sunshine, with moderate to high heat and humidity, making it a great destination for a beach holiday relatively close to home. Based in the eastern Med, Cyprus benefits from good conditions longer than many other places in the region, warming up earlier in the year and cooling down later on.
There's low heat and humidity, which helps keep things fresher than in summer, eight hours of sunshine and comfortable sea temperatures that reach up to 25 °C. You'll find similar conditions along the Turkish Riviera, although your best bet is towards Italy which, although only a degree warmer and has the same eight hours of sunshine, has better sea swimming potential as the water is 24 °C, compared to Bod rum, where it's positively cold at 21 °C.
Other destinations with notably good weather include, KOS and Rhodes in eastern Greece, which offer some fine weather, much like that of Turkey, while the Canary Islands, such as Gran Canaria, see temperatures up to 27 °C, with seven hours of sunshine, low heat and humidity, and seas at 23 °C. Finally, if it's a city break you're after, you can't beat the weather in October in Marrakech, with its low heat and humidity, pleasant 28 °C by day and eight hours of sunshine.
If you're looking further afield for destinations with great holiday weather in October, there are some superb options, especially for families during the half-term. Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale © Rachelle Lucas for VISIT FLORIDA Miami, in the sunshine state of Florida, is very warm and sunny, with daytime temperatures reaching 29 °C, dipping only to around 22 °C at night, and toasty sea temperatures at 28 °C.
Come dusk, the temperature rarely drops any lower than 22 °C, and thanks to the very high heat and humidity, you know things are going to stay warm throughout the night. Meanwhile, in neighboring Oman, which is becoming increasingly popular with holidaymakers after something more traditional than the glitz of the Emirates, the weather in October here is similar.
Located in the Nevada Desert, October in Las Vegas is warm with plenty of sunshine, around 10 hours, low heat and humidity, and daytime temperatures that reach 27 °C. For something a little more exotic, the shores of Zanzibar offer truly idyllic weather with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the low thirties.
Then there's Mauritius, around 1,100 miles south of the Seychelles, which enjoys similar weather although perhaps a degree or two cooler, especially in the sea. It's worth noting that both destinations suffer from extreme UV at this time, so remember to pack the strong SPF.
As the nights draw in and the weather takes a turn for the worse, so can your mood! If the prospect of a solid few months of shivering in the sleet and snow fills you with dread, booking your winter sun holiday is a great way to give you the boost you need to make it through until Christmas.
Take a look at out our top five October winter sun destinations that will help to take the hassle out of choosing your holiday: The hot and sometimes downright miserable summer temperatures felt in many parts of the country have cooled come fall, and the leaves begin to put on their iconic displays of color in certain parts of the country, drawing leaf peepers from all over.
Quieter tourist attractions and cheaper hotel prices are among the top perks of visiting in the shoulder season, but cold fronts in the north and, Pacific, and Gulf coasts do occasionally pose threats to travel plans. The end of spring marks the beginning of a six-month hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic.
Thus, if you're planning a beach vacation between May 15 to November 30, be aware of the potential for storms and pay close attention to local weather warnings before and during your trip. There's significant variation in temperatures and weather across the U.S. in October, but the sun still shines daily across most of the country except during coastal storms.
October is generally sunny, though places like Upstate New York and Maine could see the first snowflakes of the season. Hurricanes and tropical storms are a possibility along the Texas Gulf Coast this time of year.
Northeast : Daily highs in the 60s across this region call for long pants or jeans, lightweight jackets, and sweaters to layer over long-sleeved tees. Midwest : Long pants, long-sleeved tops, sweaters, and jackets are great for layering throughout the day and evening.
Those headed to Las Vegas should bring summer clothes; Denver visitors will want to dress for the cold. Phoenix warrants summer attire whereas Albuquerque and Santa Fe call for light pants and jackets.
Further south, Walt Disney World in Orlando puts on its annual Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (canceled in 2020) for kids. West : If you're going to San Francisco in October, check out Lit quake, a 10-day festival for book lovers that features free author readings, panel discussions, and a Lit Crawl with like-minded literary lights.
The sight of hundreds of balloons filling the deep blue skies of New Mexico is unforgettable; however, 2020s event has been canceled. Northeast : If you're going to New York City in October and want to catch a Broadway show, you need to plan ahead; tickets often sell out six months in advance.
If you're taking a trip to see the spectacular leaves turn in New England, check out when the peak time is expected before you go. Midwest : Book your hotel way ahead of time for Open House Chicago.
Michigan boasts some of the most scenic views in the fall, with turning leaves against lake backdrops. As in New York City, the arts season is in full swing in Los Angeles in October.
Southwest : Those planning to attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta should book hotel stays as early as possible as it draws thousands to the city in October. If you have a trip planned to Phoenix, be aware that even though the average afternoon high is in the upper 80s, it sometimes reaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit in October.
Here are the most popular destinations to visit in October 2021 with a weather forecast that is consistently good and conducive to a successful holiday. It's the beginning of autumn, but you can still enjoy the beautiful days in the Mediterranean, sunbathe in the Indian Ocean, go on an adventure in Africa, discover North America or head for Australia.
However, some destinations are not recommended due to the unfavorable climate, such as Kim usu in Kenya, Hawaii, Patagonia in Argentina and La Paz in Bolivia. Greece remains just as idyllic, especially since its little corners of paradise are not overrun at this time of year.
Closer to home, Spain is a restful stopover for those who want to enjoy its dream beaches away from the crowds. The Se's Alleges Beach in Fermented alone is worth the detour for the whiteness of its sand mixed with pink coral, and its turquoise waters as far as the eye can see.
Further afield, the Canary Islands still offer pleasant temperatures and almost constant sunshine. Whether in Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura or elsewhere, this archipelago of exceptional charm promises an unforgettable stay.
In Portugal and Italy, autumn still seems far away and the low tourist season offers the opportunity to relax on the beaches. And if you prefer to stay in France, opt instead for Corsica where the scenery is reminiscent of the tropics on the island's best beaches, such as those of Palombaggia, Ostrich and Valencia.
For those who wish to go far away, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Australia, New Caledonia and French Polynesia are all interesting destinations. The beginning of autumn is one of the best seasons to discover the many wonders of Europe, to explore the historic cities and visit museums.
Dubrovnik, the pearl of Croatia, also enjoys a particularly mild climate and is well worth a visit for its entirely pedestrianized old town. In Spain, there are also countless possibilities: you can visit Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Seville, Valencia, etc.
With its ideal climate in almost all parts of the country, both on the mainland and on the islands, Greece is one of the best destinations for a cultural trip in October. It's a great opportunity to discover the Acropolis of Athens, explore the Palace of Knossos in Crete, visit the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
The country has an exceptional heritage, as witnessed by the Okapi Palace, Saint Sophia Church and the Pamukkale Cotton Castle. The climate is again favorable in Asia, which offers the possibility to visit the Taj Mahal in India, to travel to Kathmandu in Nepal, or to meditate in Bali.
On the other side of the world, Australia will satisfy your desires for escape with its grandiose and often desert landscapes, and its cities with multiple attractions such as Sydney and Melbourne. But if you prefer to stay in France, you can follow the wine routes of Bordeaux, recharge your batteries in Belle-Ile-en-Mer, discover the heritage of Chateaux or pack your bags in the Midi-Pyrénées...
Adventure, sensations, emotions, encounters, wonder... this is what you always expect from a stay surrounded by nature. The African continent has a lot to offer its visitors in this area, starting with South Africa where the climate is favorable everywhere, from Durban to Port Elizabeth.
Other countries, such as Mozambique, Namibia and Tanzania, will project you into a completely different world where man has learned to live in harmony with the surrounding nature. Off the coast of Senegal, Cape Verde is another hikers' paradise, with its plateaus, steep landscapes and rich heritage.
On the other side of the Indian Ocean, it is mainly Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion Island that attract attention. Immersion in lush forests, trekking in the mountains, hiking in the parks... every effort will be well rewarded.
Closer to Europe, Morocco offers an ideal climate for hiking in the Tubal National Park, Organ, Chefchaouen or Trout. On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, Mexico will especially delight experienced hikers who are used to tormented reliefs and fairly difficult routes, but with the added bonus of unique breathtaking panoramas.
Further south, Argentina fascinates by the generosity of its nature, the famous Isuzu Falls as well as the Caligula National Park which is ideal for trekking. The continent offers countless possibilities at this time of year, as the temperatures are mild and the sun is still shining.
For example, you can go to Romania to hike in the Carpathians, follow the Via Algerian in southern Portugal, walk along the Pink Granite Coast in Brittany, or cross the Samaria Gorge in Crete. For some, the holidays are an opportunity to practice their favorite sport while having fun, so they can get back to work in perfect shape.
To enjoy the sun and the beach, and observe the underwater life, you can go to Albania, Egypt, Tunisia, Israel, Jordan or Australia. Cyprus, one of this month's big stars due to its pleasant climate, is also the destination not to be missed for a successful active holiday with family and friends.
Mountain biking, golf, scuba diving, water sports, hiking... a long list of activities awaits you. It is therefore best to head south to enjoy the sun and heat one last time: Nice, Avignon, Marseille...
The climate is also favorable for a family trip to Morocco, only three hours' flight from France. Still in the Maghreb, Tunisia is perfect for a few days' getaway with children, especially since hotels offer many privileges during this low season.
Egypt will also appeal to young and old alike, and offers an excellent way to review history, on the back of a camel for example. In Jordan, little adventurers will be conquered by the rich heritage and the beauty of the landscapes, if we only mention Petra, the ruins of Jewish and the Dead Sea.
Not only do the Turks value their tradition of hospitality, but the country also stands out in terms of gastronomy and admission to certain sites and monuments is free up to the age of 12. Australia is just as interesting and feeds the imagination of the youngest with its kangaroos, surf spots, wide open spaces and countless places to discover with the whole family, such as Crocodiles Park in Darwin and Tonga Zoo in Sydney.