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Where to go on Holiday in October

Got to October and have annual leave left over? Well that won't do. Let's give you some travel inspiration to help you enjoy autumn abroad. As Autumn arrives in the Northern hemisphere, it can be a fine time to celebrate Halloween in the United States or Octoberfest in Munich. Whereas it is warming up in the southern hemisphere with spring reaching there. October half-term is huge for families, so its the last chance to take the kids away before Christmas. While if your not restricted to half-term - there's some great off peak deals to be had. Check out the top ten October holiday destinations as we reveal where to go in October.

1. Las Vegas

Exciting shows, casino games and dining are some of the best things to do in Las Vegas. When the sun sets, the Sin City shines with thousands of flashing bulbs that will catch your attention. Bars, casinos and hotels captivate travellers with bright signage. The Neon Museum offers guided tours of boneyard while paying tribute to the light show. Whether you are in Vegas for a family trip, wild weekend or shotgun wedding, there are more than enough restaurants eating out.

2. Athens

Athens is the capital city and cosmopolitan heart of Greece. It brings the modern, hip, historic and ancient together. Impressive sea temperatures make the land comfortable. Trade a busier summer for cooler days of October in Athens. Acropolis is the landmark of the city and has been sitting on top of outcrop for 25 centuries. Around it is a sprawling metropolis.

3. Munich

Bavaria's capital gets colder in October at a steady rate. This, however, should not keep you from celebrating Octoberfest or checking the beer halls. Museums of the top class and Baroque churches are some of the most beloved sights in Munich. One week is never enough to see the invaluable collections which were gathered in the 20th Century by Wittelsbach monarchs. Find some of the most famous cars manufactured in Germany such as BMW in the city.

4. Tunisia

Tunisia is a country in North Africa and a great beach destination. If you love venturing off sandy shores, there are surprising attractions to see including Sahara dunes, souks, exotic cities and ancient ruins. Since the country was a breadbasket of Rome, you are likely to encounter the riches which were left behind by Romans. Arab Empires also bestowed Tunisia with beautiful Islamic architecture. Sun-soaked beaches fringed by palms wait for you too.

5. Benidorm

Benidorm is built for tourists - there are more shops, restaurants, bars and clubs than you can fit in your entire life. But this is because the city has grown and thrived courtesy of a beautiful setting and two sandy bays offering spectacular views in every direction: Levante (sunrise beach) and Poniente (sunset beach). It's off-peak but still pretty warm. Even if you go all-inclusive you should try and explore more of the area.

6. Los Angeles

Less stifling climate and fewer crowds make Los Angeles your ultimate solution for where to go in October. Even better, you are likely to get discounts on room prices. Most of the tourist attractions in LA are family friendly and great after dark. Other features that make LA famous include the Hollywood sign, golden beaches and film studios. The chance of rain in October is minimal meaning that you can comfortably do walking tours such as AIDS Walk Los Angeles. Celebrate Halloween at Universal Studios that is kid-friendly.

7. Corfu

This is the second biggest Ionian Sea Island sitting off the northwest coast of Greece. The Mediterranean summer extends to October so you are sure to get lots of sunshine in Corfu. Go for a shipwreck adventure, raft on the Voidomatis or experience the gems underwater. Before you explore the entire island, fuel up on coffee at one of the Liston cafes.

8. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island country with diverse culture and landscape. The place is full of adventures particularly when it comes to hiking. The choice of food will captivate you during your trips to this tropical island. Other favourite activities to do in Sri Lanka are:

  • Climbing the sacred mountain
  • Lounging on deserted beach
  • Taking photos in the picture - perfect tea plantations
  • Hiking in mountain ranges

9. Agadir

One of the largest cities along the Atlantic coast is Agadir. The premier tourist destination attracts both locals and foreigners. The rebuilt city features golf courses, resorts, parks, marketplaces, sandy beaches, museums and more. To add adversity to your Agadir tour, visit historic spots such as Amazigh and Marrakesh's Tiskiwin museums. The Essaouira and inland mountain villages are easily accessible. When you're done with beach activities, visit these places to take a break from the sun lounger.

10. Marseille

There are many things to keep you entertained for days in Marseille. One of the attractive things about the old city is the free City Pass which grants you access to various museums and public transport. It is available in most shops and cafes in La Paine, Noailles and Le Panier. The Old Port was established in 600BC and there are a number of museums to send you back in those days.

Where to go and when

We hope our range of march destinations has left you feeling inspired. And we've only gone and pulled a list together for every month. Just choose the month you want to go below and find out more dream destinations for the rest of the year.

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