Holidays in October

You’ll find a surprising number of people in the UK that say autumn is their favourite season. The rich colours of falling leaves, the harvest, the sun hanging low in the sky: there are many things to love about autumn. For people who get excited about this time of year, October is the perfect month to take a break and relax. We offer great value short haul breaks to a long list of European cities in October that could be just what you’re looking for.
This gorgeous season of mists and colourful leaves is, of course, not everybody’s favourite time of the year. Countless holidaymakers prefer to see the sun in October, rather than the first signs of winter coming. With summer holiday season over, a range of sunny hotspots tend to become more affordable, making sunshine holidays in October even more attractive.
If it’s a beach holiday you’re looking for you’re in the right place: the Where to Go destination planner is packed with the most popular short and long haul beach holiday spots in October. Quickly select your preferred holiday options and discover a sunny paradise.

Different types of holidays in October

If average temperatures are on your mind then October is a wonderful time to take a long haul beach holiday. While the coastlines of northern Europe might be cooling down for the year, the beaches of Brazil, Hawaii and Dubai are just hotting up. Enjoy sunbathing and chilling out by the water, or alternatively, if you are an adventurous spirit, you could try your hand at water sports.
For families looking to take advantage of off peak rates on flights and hotels, holidays in October don’t come much more exciting than Walt Disney World® in Orlando. The west coast of America is also full of surprises – San Francisco’s combination of fun activities and fascinating heritage make it one of our most popular family destinations. If you are looking for a short UK break with the family to a fantastic city, Edinburgh is one of our best loved October holiday destinations since it boasts plenty of activities for the kids, including Edinburgh Zoo and the unique Camera Obscura.
October city breaks are also popular with couples, singles and groups of friends – from classic European cities like Rome and Amsterdam to scintillating Asian wonders like Hong Kong and Tokyo. While European cities won’t be as hot as they were during high summer, you will often find cultural events or festivals that make up for the lower temperatures.

 

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Where to go on holiday in October

Number one on the list of places to go in October has to be Berlin. The German capital turns its attention to Oktoberfest, a Bavarian beer festival that takes over most of Germany during this autumn month. During Oktoberfest you’ll find giant marquees popping up all over Berlin where you can sample fine German beer and tasty pretzels. If you love beer and want to join a great big party, then there is no better place to go on holiday in October.
For families looking to get a slice of autumn sunshine, October is a great time of year to visit Thailand. Phuket’s brilliant beaches, fairytale islands and reliable sunshine make it the perfect place to take an exotic holiday at an affordable price. For a holiday with a few more thrills that the kids will remember for years to come, whisk the family away to the theme parks of Orlando, Florida, where they can meet their Disney heroes, ride the rollercoasters and splash around at water parks like Wet 'n Wild.
Another captivating destination in the US that looks incredible during the autumn season is New York City. Whether you are walking through romantic Central Park as the leaves swirl all around you, or looking for bargains in the city’s vast department stores, October is a good time to beat the rush before Christmas.
Use the Where To Go destination planner to start searching for holidays in October. Select your holiday preferences and we’ll suggest some of our most popular destinations.