October is referred to as the gem of “shoulder season”, by travel professionals, and it’s one of the best months to travel. Many places around the world are experiencing some of the best weather during the summer.
In September, the crowds start to thin out in tourist hot spots so that by October you can easily visit attractions you may have missed in July. The best part? You won’t have to pay the high summer peak prices.
Do you want to experience the perfect autumn getaway? You don’t have to sit at home sipping pumpkin spice lattes!
These are the top places to visit in October.
The northern lights, one of the most stunning sights in the world is easy to see from October through March in Iceland. To see the aurora borealis, you need to have a clear night. There are many of them in October.
Technically, this view can be seen from any place in Iceland.
Many tourists were able to witness the northern lights from Reykjavik’s Grotta lighthouse. Many others traveled north to Landmannalaugar, a geothermal hotspot, to escape the light pollution in urban Iceland.
The odds of seeing the northern light are higher if you stay longer. So plan to take your time.
The once-honest pirate island of Mauritius has been transformed into a haven for ultraluxe hotels, white-sand beaches and a hub for pirate activity.
Mauritius is the ideal place for those who want to enjoy luxury at a reasonable price. October is one of the sunniest and driest months of the calendar. This makes it the ideal time to travel and soak up the sun.
Marrakech has a reputation for being overcrowded. This is the one complaint I’ve heard. You will find a completely different side of Marrakech if you visit in October.
Marrakech’s prime month of October is marked by temperatures between 70-80 degrees, no rain and very few people.
Spend a day wandering through the endless markets of Medina. You can browse textiles and leather products and taste some delicious street food. Admire Jardin Majorelle’s beauty.
You can experience traditional Moroccan life on one of the Sahara Desert tours.
Rome is one the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. Rome is home to more than 10,000,000 tourists every year. It can be very crowded.
Instead of sweltering with summer crowds, visit Rome in October.
You won’t need to wait in line and the weather is ideal for exploring. You can visit the famous Pantheon, Colosseum and Spanish Steps without having to wait in line.
This Andalusian city is rich in history, sunshine and world-class cuisine. It is one of Spain’s most treasured cities. You can explore the Bellas Arts Museum, Alcazar palace, or the Museum of Flamenco, without crowds.
Visit the Seville Guitar Festival if you’re there in the last week. Check the online calendar to see when and where you can go. There are tons of festivals held in Andalusia during autumn. So be prepared for street celebrations!
Although temperatures can reach well above 100 degrees in Jordanian summers it is still pleasant and sunny in October. To see the Nabataeans’ ancient capital, Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Wadi Rum, which is less than two hours from Petra and another must-see place, is also within reach. If time is not an issue, you can head north to the amazing and underrated Jerash Ruins.
October is part the Galapagos Islands’ dry season. The skies are clear and sunny. Prices are low and wildlife is still active.
Get your boat ticket to see the 150-year old tortoises. Learn at Charles Darwin Research Station. Enjoy world-class birdwatching and world-class diving adventures.
California is a great place to celebrate Halloween. It’s full of terrifying fun! The West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnival is the place to be for the largest Halloween street party in the world. Take part in a Halloween Pub Crawl through San Francisco.
Are you looking for good-old-fashioned Halloween fun and games? There are Halloween celebrations in every county of California.
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