A Mediterranean island with a middle-eastern climate, October is a perfect month for a Cyprus beach holiday, or for explore its stunning interior of vineyards, hillside villages and quiet tavernas.
Even when wet, which it is, a lot, the Lake District in October is perfect for an Autumn escape with stunning scenery framed by rolling mist and woodsmoke by morning and clear, crisp vistas by day
The more southerly islands are still the perfect place to relax and unwind in October. Visit the Dodecanese and Cyclades where it's still hot and sunny with beautiful beaches and magical vistas
October marks the start of the dry season in Vietnam, but high season creeps up in November so there's a perfect window of opportunity to grab a bargain while prices are lower
With temperatures on the rise but crowds dispersing, October is a perfect time to safari in Botswana. Another bonus, prices start to fall towards the end of the month.
In October the fog drops, the chilly winds dissipate, replaced by shimmering sunshine and bright blue skies, perfect for Californian coastal road trips
As Europe begins the decent into winter, Dubai remains HOT throughout October. With a relatively small time difference and a manageable flight time, Dubai can make a perfect October half-term getaway
With the bulk of US tourists back at work, plus low rainfall and falling prices, October is the perfect time to visit Hawaii - even if The Big Island has had a rather explosive year!
Rome in October is the perfect time to visit. The crowds have dispersed and while the temperatures have fallen, it's still a very pleasant 18°C - perfect for exploring.
October in Mauritius means spring, which means warm weather following the long hot summer but not yet humid or rainy, great for lower prices and less crowds
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