The season of basking in the warm sun by the pool is finally behind us. Autumn is gradually creeping in and nipping at the warm air at the end of each day. Some of you may be starting to feel slightly chilly while strolling outdoors. There is something about the transition between seasons that beckons you to explore faraway places, classic autumn treats like maple syrup and colorful foliage. Are you far behind on deciding where to go this October? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. We’ve shortlisted several places to visit in October in the world with (or without) your family and friends.
16. Vermont – Shopping Haven
Vermont is one of the smallest states in the USA. It is primarily covered in forests and hills and is home to over one hundred 19th century covered wooden bridges. Head to the grandly named Northeast Kingdom and join in their Fall Foliage Festival. It takes place over seven days in the towns of Cabot, Plainfield, Peacham, Barnet, Marshfield and Walden, among others.
Tip: It is recommended that you travel with a universal plug adapter if you are traveling with electrical appliances from Europe or Asia.
15. About Limestone Caves In Andaman
These marvelous Andaman limestone caves are some million years old. Inside the caves, you will find conical rock-like structure protruding from the floor of the caves. These formations are called Stalagmites which is the creation of single-celled algae called cyanobacteria. It is fascinating to see how beautifully these rocks have been arranged inside the cave, the flowy calcium deposits in the form of waves look like an artwork. You will find yourself gaping at the structures inside the cave. It is almost unbelievable how nature is capable of conceiving such an ecstatic thing.
14. Dublin – Nocturnal Action
You can make the most of Dublin in October. Explore the parks, castles and back streets of this most vibrant of capital cities. Catch some live music, visit the Guinness brewery (and have a pint of the black stuff yourself, of course!), and get to know the present-day locals. You’ll be too busy having fun to notice the famous rainy Dublin weather.
Tip: Buy a heritage pass to cut trip costs.
13. Dubai – Profound Traditions
During the summer months, Dubai really is very warm indeed. That’s to be expected. But come October, the place starts to exhibit a more liveable temperature and that’s when things begin to pick up again. Rather than everyone living inside with the air conditioning turned up to stay out of temperatures that routinely remain above 40 degrees, life emerges.
Tip: Taking pictures without seeking the permission of the subject may attract a hefty fine.
12. Taiwan – Wondrous Vistas
From temples to big shopping malls, night markets to inexpensive but amazing beer, this Chinese town has got everything. Not as famous and hyped as Seoul for shooting another ‘Gangnam Style’ video or the other hippie destination, Tokyo, but beautiful as ever and offering you breathtaking landscapes, Taiwan is one of the best places to visit in October worldwide.
Tip: Carry cash as digital modes of payment are far and few in Taiwan.
11. Canada – Craggy Coasts
With no shortage of beautiful landscapes and amazing sites, Canada is one of the best destinations that you can plan a vacation to. The second largest country in the world and home to the breathtaking Niagara Falls and some other incredibly amazing natural wonders and a wide variety of places to visit within the country ranging from mountains to the Arctic Ocean, Canada is where you should be headed to.
Tip: Buy a Canadian data/roaming plan to reduce high roaming fees.
10. Wiltshire – Historical Gems
If you are a person who gets excited when looking at different colours around you, then Wiltshire is the place for you. Different hues of reds, shades of orange and golden will envelop you in the month of October. The Stourhead House and Gardens in Wiltshire is one such place that offers you this beautiful view. Around a big, beautiful lake there are hundreds of trees showing their fall colors as soon as October begins.
Tip: You will attract a fine if you try getting too close to the sacrosanct stones at the Stonehenge.
9. Bohol – Lively Traditions
If you love chocolate, then you might have at least once in your life thought of going away and living in Chocolate Hills. What if we tell you such a place actually exists? Well, it does and it is in Bohol, Philippines. Considered to be one of the best places to visit in October in Asia, Bohol is famous for its coral reefs and odd geological mounds.
Tip: Do not skip the chance of taking a boat to Oslob in Cebu to swim with whale sharks.
8. Prague – Culturally Alluring
One of the most exquisite destinations, Prague is at its best during fall which makes it a memorable experience to visit the city in October and we say so because the airfares are considerably less than usual and many festivals and events happen during the month. Enjoy the traditional beer, roasted meats and pastries and treat your taste buds.
Tip: Most restaurants serve meals until 9 PM. If you’re lucky, you can catch some that serve until 10 PM.
7. Hawaii – Modern Multiculturalism
October rainfall levels in Hawaii are generally low as compared to wetter winter months. The airfare and accommodation prices are low in this month. This is the best time for surfing, snorkeling, and swimming.
Some of the world’s most amazing hikes are found in Hawaii, especially on Kauai. Though hiking can be done all year round, autumn is a good choice, usually because there are more daylight hours and the trails tend to be drier.
Tip: Avoid texting while walking across the street. Violators are heavily fined.
6. Italy – Cultural Extravaganza
Italy hosts a bevy of food and wine festivals in October. You’ll be thrilled to find near-empty beaches during this time. The White Truffle Festival in Alba and Perugia’s famous EuroChocolate draw a vast majority of foodies from around the world. Sicily and Southern Italy can remain very warm even in late October, while the Alps may experience the first snow. Make sure to pack light clothes.
Tip: Remember that dinner in Italy usually begins after 7:30 PM.
5. Spain – Culinary Feast
If you’re in Spain in October, you’re the luckiest person in the world. From chestnut picking and wine tasting in Catalonia to surfing in the Basque Country or climbing the Teide volcano, there are plenty of things to do in Spain in autumn. Spain is warmer and drier in October as compared to the rest of the European countries.
You can swim in the Mediterranean well into October since the waters are warm. What are you waiting for? Dive right in!
Tip: Almost everything in Spain – churches, tourist offices, shops, museums – closes for a siesta of at least two hours in midday.
4. France – World Class Art
The best time to visit France is October when the temperatures are moderate, wineries are in harvest, and art festivals are being celebrated around the country. And, how can you even miss Oktoberfest? For those of you who have been living under a rock, Oktoberfest is celebrated in Paris over 10 days in early- to mid-October with lots of traditional beers, German food, and music. Disneyland in Paris throws Halloween-themed parties throughout October.
Tip: Only ask for your leftovers to be bagged if you see servers offering bags/boxes to other customers.
3. Mexico – Architectural Wonders
Mexico has been adjudged as one of the best places to travel in October 2019 in the world by several travel publications. The Festival Internacional Cervantino in October is one of the biggest cultural festivals of the year, and Day of the Dead kicks off at the end of the month.
It is a great decision from the weather standpoint too since it’s the end of the rainy season and temperatures are milder than other times of the year. Mexico travel kicks off in December, so if you’re looking for less-crowded beaches, you know when to visit.
Tip: Drinking in public is an offence in Mexico, so steer away from it.
2. Mauritius – Tropical Paradise
Being a tropical paradise, Mauritius enjoys toasty temperatures all year round, but October is the best time to visit the island. In October, the weather is warmer and drier and the humidity levels are significantly low. Sunny weather is guaranteed along the west coast.
From exploring the Black River Gorges National Park and Underwater Waterfalls to partying at Grand Baie/Flic en Flac during the weekend, there are several recreational activities worth pursuing here. Making your hotel and flight reservations a month in advance is highly recommended.
Tip: Do not hike in Black River Gorges National Park without a local guide.
1. Greece – Idyllic Villages
The best time to visit the Greek islands like Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, and Kefalonia is in October when the weather is warm and the crowds are few. The travel costs can plummet by 20% in the shoulder season. Greece is hands down one of the best places to visit in October in Europe.
From hiking beautiful island trails to bird watching, there are plenty of outdoor activities that you can pursue here with your loved ones. The country has some incredible sites of cultural importance that are a must-visit for history enthusiasts.
Tip: Cover yourselves up before embarking to holy places.