There’s a distinct holiday feeling at the heart of autumn. An eclectic beauty covers the northern hemisphere. The sea is still warm from summer’s heat, and the cities are re-energized for better deals.
Some places are in the wake of spring with the sun finally up and shining. For many of us, it’s the best time to travel to exotic destinations.
Looking for a cruise holiday, a romantic getaway or family affair, we’ve lined up some of the best options for travel in October.
Known for its fascinating history, diverse cuisine, white sand beaches and towering mountain ranges, Greece is top of the list of Europe’s tourist destinations.
There are over 2000 islands to choose from with the remarkable ones being the Peloponnese, Dodecanese, Halkidiki, Crete, Thessaloniki, and Cyclades.
The most iconic places to visit on the planet include these series of islands. Whitewashed villages make these islands memorable from every dimension.
Sporting the dome-shaped cliff-top towns of Oia and Fira in Santorini, it is the true definition of a romantic destination.
Mykonos Island does not fall short of a glamorous lifestyle. It bursts with celebrities, weddings, and buzzing nightlife.
This island hosts the Minoan civilization and the onset of the European civilization. As one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, you can expect to visit ancient places like the Palace of Knossos and the Samaria Gorge.
2. Mauritius, Indian Ocean
A real exotic destination, palm trees, clean washed beaches and friendly people make this island just the ideal place to be this October. It’s spring in this month, so the outdoor temperatures are warming up for summer.
Black River Gorges National Park
If you are into bird watching, love the touch of nature or are a hiker, you’ll want to be in this park. It has a location in the central highlands where waterfalls, unique wildlife and flower plants cover over 6,754 hectares.
Some of the endangered bird species have a home in this forest. The pink pigeon, Mauritius White Eye, the Island’s Parakeet and cuckoo shrike are all endemic bird you can expect to see.
Le Morne Beach
This beach is located far south of the island. It makes for a perfect spot to relax in the cool ocean breeze. The currents are strong hence surfers, and sailors love cascading through the water.
Whales and dolphins can be spotted quite easy on boat trips plus you can stop at the slave monument to catch up with Mauritius’ past.
3. Turkish Islands
Turkey is known for its natural beauty. Honeymooners flock the beaches in October to experience the hot springs, diving escapades and a throbbing nightlife.
Here, their eastern culture is in harmony with the West to create an enchanted experience to the locals and visitors alike.
Once a host to the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul speaks of deep history, as well as beautiful landscape plus the beaches span far and wide.
As the largest city in Turkey, you can expect a mix of culture, from the yesteryears and modern times. From Hagia Sophia museum to the Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce, and the Suleymaniye Mosque, the architecture is just impressive for all visitors.
Explore the intriguing beauty of the Bodrum beaches. You can sail out to the open Mediterranean waters with yachts at Marina with the vessel of your choice.
The open Bazaar makes for great shopping choices with unique textiles, colorful beachwear, and the sun to make your skin tan as you shop.
4. Marrakesh, Morocco
The weather at this time calls for a visit to Morocco’s capital. The sun spreads some warmth that keeps you busy exploring their culture, monuments, and museums.
At the heart of this old city are numerous bargaining cloth shops, storytellers, musicians, fortune tellers and a call for prayer from the Koutoubia Mosque.
It boasts grand palaces like the magnificent Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said Museum, and the Marrakesh museum. Here you get a glimpse of Moroccan arts and crafts in a display of carpets, pottery, and lavish chandeliers.
October is yet another great month to blend in with different cultures, taking on adventures, celebrating love and diving in the beauty of great destinations.