Hot Places to Vacation in OctoberAmalfi Coast, Italy. The Amalfi Coast is not as warm as other warm countries in October. Cyprus has a lot to offer, making it one of October's most popular warm countries. From ancient castles to stunning beaches, interesting museums and delicious local food, you won't be short of activities on the sunny Mediterranean island.
If you fancy a night out, head to the Ayia Napa party paradise. Where to stay? From cottages to villas, check out our beautiful holiday homes in Turkey. Plaza in the Blue City of Chefchaouen, Morocco Where to Stay? From traditionally-inspired residences to sleek, modern homes, check out our villas for rent in Morocco now. The volcanic islands of the Azores have magnificent beaches and are among the best places in Europe to watch whales and dolphins.
There are direct flights from the UK to these Portuguese islands and the climate is ideal for walking or cycling. Tiny Montenegro is brimming with character, history and natural beauty. It's not blessed with sandy beaches, but rather stands out at the end of the season when you can rent a car and explore Baroque villages and mountain roads, staying in charming boutique hotels. The Gambia is just a six-hour direct flight from London or Manchester and is one of the best beach holidays in October.
This small West African country has friendly, English-speaking people and a good range of accommodations, including my personal favorite, Kombo Beach. Located between Spain and Algeria is the beautiful country of Morocco, which remains quite warm during the month of October. High temperatures generally drop around the mid-80s, while the low ones at night are around the mid-50s, so the weather is much friendlier for hiking in the beautiful mountain ranges and there is no scorching heat on the beaches. We recommend that you become your home base in Marrakech, one of the country's most beloved cities, full of gardens, palaces and beautiful mosques.
October brings budget hotel prices and a pleasant climate to explore the Medina's many shops and narrow alleys. Just off the coast of Spain and Africa are the Canary Islands, best known for their volcanic origins and black and white sand beaches. In October, temperatures are generally 70 and 80 degrees, allowing for a relaxed and comfortable getaway to the island. Although all the islands are wonderful in their own way, consider a trip to Gran Canaria.
Here you can find more than 60 km of beaches, the famous Maspalomas dunes, a biosphere reserve, a charming coastal town and historic attractions such as the Painted Cave. Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort %26 Spa, is a luxury resort with views of the Aegean Sea and the island of Spinalonga. The 251 rooms, suites and villas are loaded with breezy Mediterranean style, and many have private pools and balconies with ocean views. Other features include three outdoor pools, an indoor pool, a full-service thalassotherapy spa, and several restaurants and bars.
L'Auberge de Sedona has one of the most impressive natural environments not only in the Southwest, but also in the country, with the picturesque Oak Creek running under the shade of trees and the soaring red rocks of Sedona suspended in the background. The 87 wooded rooms and cabins are spread over 11 acres, allowing guests plenty of privacy, and most come with fireplaces and private terraces. The Salgados Dunas Suites is an exclusive complex characterized by an elegant and minimalist design set in impeccably landscaped gardens overlooking the dunes of Salgados beach. The relatively secluded location means there is little within walking distance, except of course a beautiful and wide swath of golden sand.
Its 155 rooms and suites are spartan but elegant, and many of them offer sea views. Another great European destination that is hot in October is the Algarve. Temperatures range from mid-20s to 30s, but may be lower in the sun. That means it's very hot to enjoy beaches like the famous Ponta da Piedade, but it makes October perfect for exploring.
Take a boat trip to watch dolphins, stroll through the old town of Lagos or head inland to the impressive mountain region of Monchique, perfect for nature walks. While the Greek Islands are summer's favorite holiday destination, Athens looks forward to October as crowds disperse and the city settles into autumn. Enjoy the multi-colored landscape up close on a hike through Mount Parnitha National Park, a park with more than 70 trails for walkers of all ages and ability levels and a couple of mountain huts where you can stay the night or just stop for a hearty meal after a day of hiking. .