As for Jamaica, I really wouldn’t recommend it for a solo traveler. Sorrento, This is an ideal season to shop around for big discounts at some of the larger beach hotels, which will often drop prices to come close to the smaller hotels a block or two inland during this month. I’m based out of Southern Germany. Bahamas Daytime temperatures are guaranteed to be reasonable while nights are still warm enough to really enjoy yourself. It’s also low season there so you get even better value than normal. Aside from those, I think your best choices are the ones on the list in the article above. That said, they are averages and the actual weather can obviously be a bit warmer or cooler or wetter or dryer. I put all of my best recommendations and the reasons why October is a good month on that list and I think it will help you narrow it down a bit. So personally, I think the fact that some people fear hurricane season is an excellent source of bargains for savvy travelers. Nha Trang, >>>Kuta, Bali prices Still, prices for just about everything in Pokhara are shockingly cheap compared to most of the rest of the world, so even if you are paying high-season hotel prices you'll be able to get by on very little. On average, some of the hottest places to visit in October are: Everything you need to know about the forecast, and making the most of the weather. We are on a tighter budget this year and trying to figure out where to go. Find out where is hot in October here. When I was there in November it was too chilly to swim or even sunbathe, but in Positano and Amalfi all the cafes and shops were open and crowded. Hey Roger….thanks for all the advice. I think all of the islands and especially the smaller ones have kayaking and paddle-boarding and such. We love beaches and would enjoy somewhere safe and easy to get around in, with lots of interesting cultural things to see and do. Hamburg, Granada (Spain), It shouldn't be too surprising that October is quite a transitional month in much of the world for weather, with some cities changing quite a bit as the month goes on. -Roger. Buenos Aires, -Roger. Yangon Even with all of that, tourists seem to be safe everywhere, and there is always a very tiny chance that you might have to be evacuated. And really do not know where to go. The Mediterranean climate does gradually decrease during October as the season heads towards autumn, although sunshine hours remain at an average of just over seven hours daily. My wife and I would like to travel to Switzerland at the end of October for our honeymoon. Caracas. And by late October, any powerful storm is far less likely to appear as the season is almost over. We do not have any restrictions on where to go and was wondering what advice and/or recommendations that you would give in our situation. And there are some good natural sights as well. Milan, And almost every high-rise hotel has lovely sunset views. Valencia If you are interested in going to the Caribbean then I can recommend San Juan, Puerto Rico as a wonderful and safe place that also has culture and lovely architecture in the Old San Juan area. Cancun, Asia is a bit spotty, however, since October is very rainy through most of the popular and cheap cities in Southeast Asia. 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Barbados Krakow, People mostly go there to enjoy the weather and a specific hotel and beach. >>>Lisbon prices Through most of October, Barcelona still has its wonderful beach climate, at least during the days, so it can be an ideal stop for an affordable European trip this month. We love the beach and sun so nice weather is a must, is that a good place for decent weather in October? As spring arrives in Buenos Aires the long season of pleasant weather kicks in, making this a particular bargain for most of the year. But because so many people overestimate the hazards, prices are at their yearly lows all through autumn. The largest and most English-speaking of the Canary Islands, this is a place to book a cheap flight to relax in the sun, rather than explore the culture. Tanzania The same is true for the closer islands, though the wet season lasts longer the farther south you go. Especially in October, you could get a pretty good deal on a camper van and it’s an economical way to see the country. The Caribbean is an interesting option in October because it's still warm while everywhere to its north is quickly cooling off. Tucked away at the southern tip of Portugal, the Algarve is closer to Africa than the UK, meaning the days stay sunnier and warmer much later into the year – when summer’s over for the rest of Europe, the Algarve is still going well into October. I was wondering if you could help? Rio de Janeiro, If you head to the smaller towns north of Ubud and on the northern coast you can find much smaller crowds as well. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. I’m happy to help more, and hopefully that article will help you at least get started with a plan. It’s also incredibly cheap, and great value for apartment and house rentals. Don’tAny advice? I haven’t made it to Tanzania yet, but I have done lots of research as I helped run a website (with an expert) on Kilimanjaro. Hello Roger, From the Philippines to San Francisco, bask in some of the year's most pleasant weather at one of the best places to travel in October. You could try Brazil or Argentina or both of them. -Roger. Let me know if you have any questions about any of this and I’ll be happy to help more. Thanks. The last one I can think of is Bali, which is just south of the equator, so October and November are really nice there. I’d be curious what parts of Asia you were considering, and I’ll be happy to offer advice based on that. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help on Tanzania, and I’m happy to answer other questions if you have them. Then thinking about Sri Lanka, or Carribeans, or central or South America. Split is another one that may not have perfect beach weather in October, but it's pretty much perfect for a cultural visit, and most of the other tourists will be long gone by this month. One very nice thing about PV is that at its heart is an actual historic town with interesting architecture and local shops, unlike more purpose-built resort areas such as Cancun or Los Cabos. Zurich One slightly tricky thing is that many of the best places for this have their rainy season lasting until late November, so October and November will have fewer choices. Caribbean. You could even go to Colombia, with Cartagena being the being the best first stop. It will be warm and dry that time of year, and it’s extremely easy to visit with a family because it’s very modern and family-oriented. Average temperatures peak at 26.4 ºC whilst the sea tends to be warmest it will be all year, averaging 22 ºC. Another benefit about October in Rio is that it's part of the dead zone for hotel prices so you'll be able to get very good deals this month. Sorry I know it’s a weird time to travel and Thanks again I am looking forward to those sunsets, Aside from Hawaii, I think Mexico is your only good choice. They are typically more expensive though. Bermuda I have a question this is, Information of this weather, Is it accurate? However, while I was there it seemed almost exclusively to be retired couples in their 60s and 70s, plus a sprinkling of families. I can help with more information if you need it. There are about 30 different destination choices in the Caribbean with many differences among them. Kas I was thinking about Bali, but with the vulcano that might errupt today or tomorrow I’m looking for a backup plan. We have about 7-10 days total for this trip, interested in international but may be open to US as well. Saint Kitts and Nevis It helps to know your starting point for this trip, but usually when someone doesn’t mention it it means they are in the US. -Roger. Fantastic article. We have been looking at flights for months and the prices are either extremely cheap for suspect airlines or charging First Class Prices for Economy seats. >>>Check current Tenerife hotel deals. Some parts of Asia are very rainy in October, including Phuket and Bangkok, but other parts of Asia are dry and lovely. October is the rainiest month by far in the Cancun area with Playa del Carmen and Cozumel, but by October it’s already starting to dry off in Puerto Vallarta so that’s what I’d recommend. Hello Roger, Warm, sunny weather and fewer crowds make October a great time for visiting Gran Canaria. Martinique We are getting married at the end of October 2018 and looking to travel at the end of Oct 28 thru the beginning of November. Grenada We’re currently planning a thailand_vietnam trip for December “first time” so we would like somewhere a little geographically different, closer. As you’ve probably discovered, most of southern Asia is in peak rainy season in October. In other words, I think Puerto Vallarta is probably exactly what you are looking for. Many thanks! Kuala Lumpur The sea temperature is still warm during October, averaging 24 ºC, making it a perfect month for watersports including swimming, diving and snorkelling. -Roger. That's also when travelers start thinking about Sharm el-Sheikh again, because you are guaranteed warm and dry weather every day of the month. Antalya, You'll find some of the best beaches in October anywhere in the world here, and the weather is pretty much perfect. Thank-You so much this info is so helpful. I’ve yet to make it to Bermuda, but I do know it’s quite expensive and it wouldn’t be one of my top picks for a solo getaway. Is there another easy flight (besides Hawaii) place Oct 8-17 that fits this criteria or do you think Puerto Vallarta or Playa del Carmen are prob gonna be fine. Brussels This Red Sea beach resort has been very popular at times, and out of favor for security reasons at other times. Thanks. October is definitely one of the best few months for a visit Amman and to Jordan in general. >>>Check current New Orleans hotel deals. San Juan Lots of stuff to see and lots of things to do! There are cheap Russian airlines and maybe from a few other countries where I would at least look up the data and reviews before booking, but I would happily fly the major Chinese airlines if they offer really good fares. My hubby and I are in CT, planning a short (5 day) vacation for the third week of October for our 25th wedding anniversary. Your input would be appreciated. Let me know if you have any other questions. Mar del Plata, Aruba is almost completely out of the hurricane zone, so that could be a good choice. Santa Ana I hope this helps. Spain Let me know if you have any other questions. Any suggestions? Seoul Czechia There are also numerous apple picking opportunities in the Chicagoland suburbs. You can get unlucky and have a couple of rainy days in a row, but usually it’s just those quick storms. Bangkok, >>>Check Jordan hotels and resort prices. Vienna Hey Roger, I’m is a big fan of the site, and have been for a while. Cheers Sarajevo Still, there are some where rain will be a small problem or no problem at all. Aside from the accommodation cost, bargains on food and drinks are pretty easy to find all year round, so this is a great budget destination in general. Do you know if it is difficult to find AirB&B type places, in areas such as this? I’m not sure if this even helps you. -Roger. October is a tricky month for Asia. While it can get a bit cool toward the end of October in Istanbul, it's one of the best months to visit the city in general. Budapest Cozumel, Malaysia Good luck. There are other towns in Puerto Rico that you might also like, though I haven’t spent much time in any of them. >>>Check current Lisbon hotel deals. Goa is lovely and far less crowded than most everywhere else in India, yet it can also be frustrating for some newcomers. New York City, Starting in mid September the Australians are going back home so hotel bargains are much easier to find, especially at some of the higher-end places that you might think are out of your price range. Almost every place in the Caribbean or Central America is pretty wet in October, so PV really stands out as a good choice for you. Roger, my 50th birthday is the end of October; my husband and I live in Phoenix Arizona… Hot hot hot! Also, if you enjoyed Dubai you might also consider Abu Dhabi. Macau It will be in mid October. Dar es Salaam, Have a great trip with whatever you decide. Hello Roger I’m a little confused I’m reading the comments/suggestions for hot dry weather with beaches in October (I’ll be traveling around the 8-17) and at the top of the page it has Cancun listed although it says it’s rainy season it should still be dry most of the day (23 hrs it says ) but in the suggestions for Mexico you suggest Puerto Vallarta this time of year for hot dry area with nice beaches HELP? I used to have Tel Aviv on some of these lists, but it’s actually a bit too expensive to be listed as a “cheap” destination at this point. Norway Sydney They are Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Unfortunately, October is the height of the rainy season in Costa Rica as well as the Cancun area, so I wouldn’t recommend those. Rhodes, Cairo, Looking to honestly take our first vacation in 20 years of marriage. Other cities in Turkey are even cheaper. Both of those places have large, busy airports, with hundreds of flights each day. Cartagena, Slovenia You just don’t have a lot of good sunshine holiday choices in October for backpacking. Playa de la Tejita is a gorgeous, large, natural beach with views of the Montaña Roja and strong winds perfect for kite- and windsurfing. Riga I am considering all-inclusive for this trip because it seems like the best option money-wise…. I def don’t want the DR. Been to Costa Rica and Cayman Islands. I would like the island that has amazing beaches to walk, a fabulous place to stay, I am a 55+ female, single, active, enjoy interesting places to shop and I want to have a beautiful place to stay in. I traveled through Greece for 3 months when i was younger and I really enjoyed the small towns and people…. Evenings get chilly while rain is infrequent (10 days), with 6 hours of sunshine. October is officially part of the wet season in Cancun, but if you know about tropical “wet seasons” then you know that rain tends to come in short bursts and sometimes that happens overnight. Queenstown, Most first-time Italy visitors head to Rome first and then move north to Florence and Venice. Days will be warm, nights will be pleasant, and rain only factors in toward the end of the month, if at all. There are “cultural” things in Hawaii relating to the traditional Hawaiian population, although they are quite different from what you may have in mind. 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Barcelona, Nepal Moscow, October is the first month in Goa where rain isn't much of an issue, so it's a perfect time to visit before the masses start arriving in November and December. Online travel consultants Cheapflights.com took a look at the destinations that spiked in October flight searches and came up with a list of the Top 10 October destinations. There are some day trips you can do from there up and down the coast and a few things inland a bit, but most people stay in the main Puerto Vallarta area. October 1 to 7 – China National Day and Golden Week (major public holidays) 3. The typical and best way to see the country is to rent a camper van and drive around one island and then take the ferry to the other to explore the rest. Miami Beach, In October, it’s also a great place to see the desert bush and shrubs ablaze with the beautiful autumn colors of red, gold, yellow and orange. 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