Where is Hot in October

Escaping the cold autumn weather is on many minds in October. We have just the solution with our picks of tempting hot countries to visit in Autumn. If you're looking for sunny weather, some of the hottest places to travel in October include Portugal, Malta, Italy, and more. Whether you want to soak up the sunshine or explore a new culture, there are so many options.

Why travel in October?

While it might be traditional to have your holiday in the summer, this isn't always the best time to go exploring. There are many travel benefits in October, including wonderfully warm weather in a lot of popular destinations without summer crowds. 

You'll enjoy off-peak travel rewards such as quieter resorts, and less queuing for attractions. If you want to make the most of your holiday while still enjoying the hot weather, all our destinations on this list are ideal.

The best hot destinations to go on holidays in October

There are plenty of options for travelling to warm places in October. Whether you aren't ready to say goodbye to summer yet, or whether you want to immerse yourself in unique and interesting cultures, we can help you find destinations for every type of getaway. Here's the list of our top recommendations for getaways in October:

  • Portugal: 21°C

  • Sicily, Italy: 21°C

  • Marrakech, Morocco: 28.3°C

  • Malta: 25°C

  • India: 30°C

  • Cyprus: 26.7°C

  • South Africa: 22°C


Patel de Natas

Average October temperature: 21°C

Portugal is a favourite with travellers thanks to its natural beauty and warm weather in autumn. The landscape varies from sandy beaches to verdant forests and steep hills, all ideal for exploring. It's also a great place to make the most of delicious produce, such as seafood, olives, and fresh fruit, as well as local wine. If you're into history, you'll also find plenty of medieval castles and other fascinating attractions to enjoy.

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Sicily, Italy

Average October temperature: 21°C

Sicily is the largest island in Italy, and it offers a huge range of stunning natural landscapes, from volcanic mountains like Mount Etna to white sandy beaches. There are also beautiful castles and stunning ancient ruins in the Valley of Temples and Syracuse just waiting to be discovered. You'll also get to enjoy indulgent food, including incredible pasta, fresh olives, irresistible cannoli, and of course plenty of local wine.

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Marrakech, Morocco

Average October temperature: 28.3°C

Marrakech is famous for its souks, rich culture and luxury attractions, with sumptuous hotels, 5-star restaurants, fabulous shopping, and stunning palaces to explore. It's also the gateway to the Sahara Desert, and you can take a tour of this stunning area, and even take a sunset drive into the desert. Whether you want to soak up local traditions, eat authentic tagine or relax in a spa resort, Marrakech has plenty of options.

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a street in Malta

Average October temperature: 25°C

Malta is an atmospheric destination for experiencing a new culture. The towns are more like giant, living museums, with historic buildings, heritage sites, and stunning architecture everywhere. The beaches are famous for their clear blue waters and white sand, and in October you can expect around 11 hours of beautiful sunshine each day. Plus, you'll get to make the most of Maltese hospitality and delicious Mediterranean food.

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Average October temperature: 30°C

If you want to enjoy one of the most vibrant countries in the world, India is a fantastic destination. Whether you want to go on safari to see exotic animals, or watch the sunrise at the shimmering Taj Mahal, you’ll find plenty to do. The hot weather makes it an ideal time to explore the vibrant cities of Delhi and Jaipur, as well as look at beautiful historic sites like the Amber Fort. Be sure to enjoy a nice cold lassi yoghurt drink to refresh after a hot day of exploring!

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Northern Cyprus

Mosaic in Cyprus

Average October temperature: 26.7°C

Northern Cyprus is most well-known for its crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches, making it a perfect destination for a relaxing getaway. However, there are also many other attractions to explore, including ancient ruins, tombs, temples, and more. Whether you want to get out on the water, relax, or explore the vibrant towns, there's plenty to do.

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South Africa

Bridge in South Africa

Average October temperature: 22°C

October brings hot summery weather to South Africa, making it a fantastic time to enjoy this vibrant and exciting country. One of the biggest draws is safari adventures, where you might see some of the incredible wildlife in the area, such as lions, hippos and crocodiles. You can also explore the bustling cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg, or see stunning landscapes such as Table Mountain.

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Explore more destinations

Now that you know what country is hot in October, why not check out some other great destinations? There are plenty of hot countries you can visit in November or December to avoid the chill of winter. Alternatively, you can embrace the cold and experience the stunning landscapes of western Canada. Whatever your preferred holiday style, we can help you find great tours or getaways.

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What are the top hot destinations in October?

Some of the best destinations for a hot getaway in October are Portugal, Cyprus, India, Spain, and Italy. There are plenty of countries ideal for exploring in the Autumn. From city escapes and active getaways to relaxing by the beach there is plenty to do in October.

What are the key factors to consider when travelling to hot destinations in October?

Not all hot destinations will have the exact same weather. Be sure to check average temperatures as well as rainfall to know what to pack and include layers and appropriate footwear. You'll need all your normal holiday essentials, such as your phone charger and adapter, local currency, your passport, and any essential medications.

What type of clothing should I pack for travelling to hot destinations in October?

If you're visiting a hot country in October, you should aim to pack lightweight clothing. Cotton garments will help keep you cooler than synthetic fabrics. You should also bring clothing that can protect you from direct sunlight, such as long-sleeved tops, sunhats and sunglasses. Pack swimwear if you're planning to spend time in the pool.

How can I stay safe while travelling to hot destinations in October?

Hot weather can easily lead to dehydration. It's important to drink plenty of water and you should also bring sunblock to help protect your skin from UV rays.

Why should I consider travelling to hot destinations in October?

There are various benefits to travelling in October. In many countries, you'll be travelling when the weather is ideal, with hot days and cool evenings. You can enjoy avoiding the summer holiday crowds. This can make October a better time to travel than the summer for some people.