The Best Holiday Destinations for October

October is the perfect time to take a break and explore some of the world's most beautiful destinations. From the stunning Amalfi Coast in Italy to the volcanic islands of the Azores, there are plenty of places to choose from. Cyprus is a great option for a sunny Mediterranean getaway, while Morocco offers a unique blend of culture and nature. The Gambia is a great beach holiday destination, and the Canary Islands are perfect for those looking for a relaxing escape.

For a unique experience, head to Montenegro and explore its Baroque villages and mountain roads. And don't forget about Athens, where you can enjoy the multi-colored landscape up close on a hike through Mount Parnitha National Park. The Amalfi Coast in Italy is one of October's most popular warm countries. With ancient castles, stunning beaches, interesting museums and delicious local food, you won't be short of activities. If you're looking for a night out, head to Ayia Napa in Cyprus for its party paradise.

Turkey also has plenty of beautiful holiday homes to choose from. Morocco's Blue City of Chefchaouen is another great destination, with traditionally-inspired residences and sleek modern homes available for rent. The Azores are among the best places in Europe to watch whales and dolphins, with direct flights from the UK and an ideal climate for walking or cycling. Montenegro is brimming with character, history and natural beauty, and you can stay in charming boutique hotels while exploring its Baroque villages and mountain roads.

The Gambia is just a six-hour direct flight from London or Manchester and offers some of the best beach holidays in October. Morocco remains quite warm during October, with high temperatures generally dropping around the mid-80s and low temperatures at night around the mid-50s. The Canary Islands are known for their volcanic origins and black and white sand beaches. Temperatures are generally 70 to 80 degrees in October, making it an ideal time to explore Gran Canaria's 60 km of beaches, Maspalomas dunes, biosphere reserve and historic attractions such as the Painted Cave. The Blue Palace Resort & Spa in Greece offers luxurious rooms, suites and villas with views of the Aegean Sea and Spinalonga Island.

L'Auberge de Sedona in Arizona has 87 wooded rooms and cabins spread over 11 acres with fireplaces and private terraces. Finally, don't forget about Salgados Dunas Suites in Portugal. This exclusive complex features an elegant minimalist design set in impeccably landscaped gardens overlooking Salgados beach. Its 155 rooms and suites offer spartan but elegant decor with many offering sea views.

Chandra Klingerman
Chandra Klingerman

Amateur food evangelist. Amateur beer advocate. Incurable zombie scholar. Extreme food trailblazer. Far horizon trailblazer.

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