Thinking of jetting off somewhere warm this October? We don’t blame you. Whether you want to escape the post-summer blues or you’re itching for a holiday to break up those cold, dark autumn nights, we promise a sunny getaway is within easy reach. Check out our list of destinations where temperatures are still sky high in October…
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Average temperature in Morocco in October: 22°C
High temperature in Morocco in October: 29°C
Morocco has tonnes to shout about, from its souks, spice markets, and snake charmers, to the pretty scenery that’s all over your Instagram feed – think ornate mosques, ancient palaces, and flower-filled gardens. So, you’ll be glad to hear that there are plenty of reasons to visit Morocco in October. With temperatures reaching up to 29 degrees, your Vitamin D fix will be sorted for the winter, and even better, it’s just a four-hour hop from the UK. So, you’ll be there as quick as a wink.
One of the country’s most famous spots, Marrakech, is no stranger to tourists. Wander the city streets to see the blush-coloured buildings, bustling markets, and quirky spots for wining and dining. Duck out of the heat to explore the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, dedicated to the late French fashion designer – it’s based in Marrakech’s star attraction, Jardin Majorelle, and is marked by stacks of cacti and dreamy sapphire-blue buildings. No filter needed.
Average temperature in Turkey in October: 25°C
High temperature in Turkey in October: 27°C
Turkey welcomes more than 35 million holidaymakers each year, and stays warm well into the autumn. Here, you can relax on sugar-soft sands, take in the smells of spice-scented bazaars, and explore ancient ruins, and that’s just a taste of what’s on offer. Its position in the Aegean Sea means sunny days aren’t hard to come by, so if you do decide to visit in October, you can look forward to high temperatures of 27 degrees – perfect for topping up that fading summer tan. And, away from the sand and sea, there are plenty of other things to keep you busy. Take Antalya, which is famous for its postcard-perfect waterfalls and age-old ruins. Or, make tracks for Bodrum, where days are spent visiting palaces and shopping at the stylish marinas.
Average temperature in Cape Verde in October: 26°C
High temperature in Cape Verde in October: 28°C
Fancy somewhere more far-flung this autumn? We think the Cape Verde islands are the ideal choice. You’ll find them anchored 500-kilometres off Africa’s west coast, so they ooze castaway vibes. The average temperature comes in at 26 degrees in October, so it’s the ideal place to get your dose of autumn sun. Plus, a cool breeze from the Sahara keeps things comfortable in the hotter months, and rainfall is a real rarity. This place isn’t just about heavenly swathes of sand and bright-blue sea, though. In the seaside resort of Sal, you can expect brightly coloured shops, surf shacks and tonnes of restaurants. Elsewhere, you can relax in salt baths at the Pedra de Lume crater, zoom across the Mars-like landscapes by quad bike, or catch a glimpse of Sal’s underwater world, where turtles, trumpet fish and manta rays are all regular visitors to the island’s off-shore caves and reefs.
Average temperature in Mexico in October: 24°C
High temperature in Mexico in October: 27°C
It’s not hard to see why Mexico is a winner with holidaymakers. Trips to the Cactus State give you access to hidden beaches, world-famous Mayan ruins, and bright-green mountains, so it’s perfect for beach dwellers and culture-vultures alike. And, because Mexico boasts year-round sunshine, it’s one of the best places to visit in October. During this time of year, temperatures can soar up to 27 degrees. The Riviera Maya‘s one of the best places to escape the crowds. This place is renowned for its good-looking beaches, reef diving spots and chilled-out Mayan culture – so it’s perfect for holiday hunters looking for a chilled-out break. Or, if you’re a bit of a party animal, why not hit the world-class cocktail bars in Cancun? Four million partygoers flock here each year, so its clubbing credentials are as good as it gets. If you fancy partying like a local, head downtown, where flamenco dancing and cabaret shows are on the agenda. Or, make tracks for the Hotel Zone if super-clubs with huge dancefloors sound like your thing. Want to rub shoulders with the rich and famous? Check out Los Cabos. The glam marina draws in the Hollywood A-listers, while golf-lovers have loads of opportunities to work on their handicap.
Average temperature in Aruba in October: 28°C
High temperature in Aruba in October: 32°C
Aruba gets top marks for its year-round sunshine. In October, the temperature reaches up to 32 degrees, and because it’s outside the Caribbean’s hurricane belt, storms are super rare. It’s the award-winning beaches that keep bringing holidaymakers back for another taste, though. We reckon Eagle Beach is a real-life paradise – you can expect turquoise waters that are perfect for snorkelling, powder-soft sands, and world-famous divi-divi trees (seriously, Google them). Aside from sand and sea, you have to tick off Arikok National Park. This nature reserve swallows up almost 20 percent of the entire island, playing host to natural pools, caves, and wildlife like fruit bats, wild donkeys, and a variety of lizards and iguanas. Plus, did we mention Aruba is the home of the pink flamingo? If that’s not a good enough reason to book, we don’t know what is…
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