Where to go on Holiday for October Sun

As autumn sets in, so does the colder, damper weather in the UK. Want to get away and catch some sun, but not sure where to go in October? We’re here to help. Read our guide to the best holiday destinations to top up that tan in October.

Marrakech, Morocco

marrakech-spicesAverage daily high: 28°C

Hours of sunshine: 8 hours

Average flight time from the UK: 3 ¾ hours

Time difference: 0 hours

If you want a touch of the exotic, Marrakech is the holiday destination for you. With 8 hours of sunshine in October, and highs of 28°C, you have the ideal conditions to enjoy this amazing city. There is so much to explore here, from exotic gardens and palaces, through to the daily square, Jemaa el-Fna. Built in the 11th century, the Jemaa el-Fna is home to storytellers, snake charmers, stalls selling traditional medicines and food, and much more. With the flight under four hours from the UK, Marrakech is definitely worth a visit for your October break.


cyprus-beachAverage daily high: 27°C

Hours of sunshine: 10 hours

Average flight time from the UK: 4.5 hours

Time difference: +2 hours

October is the perfect month to visit the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The summer party crowds have gone, leaving you room to relax on the beach or at the bar. There is good news if you are into water sports too, as the sea temperature is still warm in October. Away from the beaches, Cyprus has a rich culture and plenty of historic sites for you to visit. Venture to the Troodos mountains where you will find little villages nestled around the vineyards.

Gran Canaria

gran-canaria-dunesAverage daily high: 26°C

Hours of sunshine: 7 hours

Average flight time from the UK: 4.5 hours

Time difference: 0 hours

Lying just off the west coast of Africa, Gran Canaria is warm and sunny throughout the year, with little rainfall. October sea temperatures are perfect for swimming or wind surfing the waves. The island boasts 147 miles of coastline and an impressive 60 miles of golden beaches and sand dunes. With just a four-and-a-half-hour flight from the UK, Gran Canaria is a fantastic option for an October holiday, when prices are lower than in July and August.

Rome, Italy

colosseumAverage daily high: 22°C

Hours of sunshine: 7 hours

Average flight time from the UK: 2.5 hours

Time difference: +1 hour

The capital of Italy, Rome has something to offer everyone. Famed for its rich history and culture, no trip is complete without visits to the Colosseum and the Vatican. Rome is unbearably hot throughout the summer months, making October an ideal time to stay; still warm and less crowded. This is also the month that marks the start of the theatre season. Treat yourself to an opera, play or ballet.

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