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Made it to October with some annual leave left over? Let's give you some travel inspiration to help you enjoy autumn abroad. While winter approaches in the northern hemisphere, it's warming up further south where spring arrives. October is filled with great events - celebrate Halloween in the United States or Octoberfest in Munich. For families, half-term is the last chance to take kids away before Christmas. If you're not restricted to school holidays, there are some great off-peak deals to be had. Check out the top ten holiday destinations as we reveal where to go in October.

Martina
Expert traveller

Here's our list of Top Destinations

1. Las Vegas

Exciting shows, casino games and top restaurants are some of the best things about Las Vegas. The cooler, dry weather in October makes it pleasant to walk the Strip or sit by the hotel pool during the day. When the sun sets, Sin City shines with lights and flashing signs to catch your attention. The Neon Museum pays tribute to the city's bright history; tour the graveyard of lights from old hotels and casinos. 

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Downtown Las Vegas at night will give you a real feel for the city's glitzy history.

Weather in October

Average high: 27°C / low: 14°C

2. Athens

Athens is the capital city and cosmopolitan heart of Greece. It brings together the modern and ancient, hip and historic. The landmark Acropolis, featuring the world-famous Parthenon, has been sitting on top of the city for 25 centuries. Around it is a sprawling metropolis. Trade the busy summer for a visit in October when Athens is cooler and more comfortable.

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Panathenaic Stadium, venue of the first modern Olympic Games and still host to large athletics events.

Weather in October

Average high: 23°C / low: 15°C

3. Munich

The falling temperatures in October should not put you off celebrating Octoberfest in the Bavarian capital. As well as checking out the beer halls, take time to visit top-class museums and Baroque churches. The Kunstareal museum quarter and the Munich Residenz offer collections from the Wittelsbach monarchs.

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Oktoberfest runs until the first Sunday in October, with parades and events across the city.

Weather in October

Average high: 14°C / low: 5°C

4. Tunisia

A North African country on the Mediterranean sea, Tunisia is a great beach destination. Sun-soaked coast fringed by palm trees waits for you. If you love venturing off sandy shores, there are surprising attractions to see including Sahara dunes, souks, exotic cities and ancient ruins. You are likely to encounter riches left by Romans and beautiful Islamic architecture bestowed upon Tunisia by Arab Empires.

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A camel ride across sand dunes is a great way to discover the Sahara desert.

Weather in October

Average high: 25°C / low: 17°C

5. Benidorm

Benidorm is built for tourists - there are more shops, restaurants, bars and clubs than you can ever expect to visit. The city has grown and thrived around a beautiful setting and two sandy bays offering spectacular views in every direction: Levante (sunrise beach) and Poniente (sunset beach). October is off-peak but still pretty warm. Even if you go all-inclusive, you should try and explore more of the area.

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Playa de Levante is the best beach for families, while Playa del Poniente is a more relaxed setting.

Weather in October

Average high: 26°C / low: 15°C

6. Los Angeles

Los Angeles is famous for the Hollywood sign, golden beaches and film studios. Most of the tourist attractions are family friendly - Universal Studios theme park is a great place to celebrate Halloween. The less stifling climate and fewer crowds mean LA is ideal for holidays in October. The chance of rain is minimal meaning that you can comfortably do walking tours or spend a day at the beach. Even better, you are likely to find discounts on accommodation.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, at Universal Studios, is a magical experience for any fan.

Weather in October

Average high: 26°C / low: 15°C

7. Corfu

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

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Corfu old town is a UNESCO heritage site, with a harbour and old Venetian fortress.

Weather in October

Average high: 24°C / low: 15°C

8. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a country with diverse culture and landscape. The place is full of potential adventures, particularly when it comes to hiking. Climb the sacred mountain - Adam's Peak, or Sri Pada - visit tea plantations, explore the national parks. For a more relaxing break, lounge on a deserted beach. The choice of food on this tropical island will also captivate spice lovers.

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Udawalawe National Park to see wild animals including elephants, water buffalo, wild boar and deer.

Weather in October

Average high: 30°C / low: 24°C

9. Agadir

One of the largest cities along the Atlantic coast is Agadir. The Morroccan destination attracts both locals and tourists with its sandy beaches, resorts, golf courses, market places and more. When you want to take a break from the sun lounger, visit the national park, historic spots and museums. You're never far from the Antiatlas Mountains or the Sahara Desert.

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The hilltop Kasbah offers a view of the city's history as well as overlooking it's rebuilt centre.

Weather in October

Average high: 28°C / low: 15°C

10. Marseille

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

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Take a ferry to Château d’If, the fortress island made famous by The Count of Monte Cristo.

Weather in October

Average high: 24°C / low: 14°C.

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