Best options for holidays in October

Holidays in October can mean Indian summer sun, crisp autumn days, or even early ski breaks! Here we take a look at some of the best options for October holidays.

Even though October is low season for more destinations, to secure the best deal, you still try to book well in advance.

East African Safari

Contrary to popular belief, safaris don't have to cost the Earth. In fact, very reasonable package deals are available with departures from London Heathrow or Manchester. October is arguably the best time of the year to visit Tanzania, as it usually coincides with the breathtaking wildebeest migration across the plains of the Serengeti.

Cultural breaks in Greece

For many people, Greece is all about those turquoise waters and powdery sands. And - with average October temperatures of around 23C - you can certainly book a beach break. However, we recommend taking advantage of the cooler climate to explore some of Athen's historical and cultural wonders.

Long haul breaks Down Under

If you have more than a couple of weeks of holiday in October, why not consider travelling to Australia? Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Darwin... there are so many fantastic city breaks - not to mention all the beautiful country in between. October is spring time in Australia and, although the country's so big and the weather so variable, you'll generally find very pleasant temperatures. The main reason that we have recommended Australia for holidays in October is that it is low season, and Qantas often offer amazing deals on return airfares from the UK.

Autumn charms in Britain

You don't have to go far to have fantastic holidays in October, and not everyone wants to escape to the sun at the first sign of a chill in the air! Wrap up warm and rent a cottage in the Cotswolds, and enjoy woodland walks and evenings in front of a log fire. Bliss!

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