With autumn seriously underway and the summer vacations already seeming far away, are you in a gloomy mood? Nothing like a little trip to recharge your batteries. But where to go in October? Here are a few ideas to get you back on track!

Where to go in October to get some sun?

To find the sun, we recommend Greece where the climate is very pleasant in October and the prices are very low in the fall. Corfu, the largest island of the Ionian archipelago, is a real paradise, especially since in October there are far fewer tourists than in summer. Between its preserved nature, its authentic villages and especially its postcard beaches such as Benitses or Agios Stefanos, you will have something to change your mind under the sun.

But if you rather want to go to France, the Basque Country is a good idea, because the temperatures are still very pleasant in October and the sun is still shining. With its 32 km of coastline, the Basque Country is best known for its beautiful beaches and indented coastline. It is also a region with a preserved nature, between creeks, wild cliffs and authentic ports. Don't miss Anglet, the surfers' favorite resort which has managed to preserve its forest, and Biarritz, the famous seaside resort of the region, which seduces visitors in search of beautiful beaches and urban life

The Var is also a pleasant destination in October. This department of the PACA region has a multitude of seaside resorts with equally beautiful beaches but often crowded and expensive in summer. However, in October, the summer people have left the coast and the prices are lower. So here are the sublime beaches of Hyères, Le Lavandou or Bormes-les-Mimosas!

Where to go in October to take a breath of fresh air?

Head to Liguria in Italy for a hike in the magnificent Cinque Terre region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Like the fingers of a hand, the five villages are linked together, from hill to hill, by a dense network of paths that weave through the scrubland, above a deep blue sea. Even if you are not a great walker, walking at least one section of this itinerary is a must if you want to capture the spirit of these thousand-year-old lands. So bring walking shoes, water and a hat, because in September the sun is still shining in Italy!

In the heart of Central America, Costa Rica is also a dream destination for nature lovers. Bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, while being crossed by impressive mountains, the country is famous for its magnificent tropical forests and its prodigious nature which would concentrate alone 5% of the biodiversity of the planet. Between its fascinating volcanoes, its preserved jungle with lush vegetation, its beaches with crystal clear waters, its rivers with sublime waterfalls, Costa Rica really has what it takes to offer visitors a pura vida , two warm words that have become the country's motto.

Where to go in October for a cultural or festive city trip?

To celebrate Halloween as it should be on October 31, we suggest you fly to Scotland where the country's tourist office has set up a ghost route, because it is well known that there is no lack of haunted places in Scotland! You can explore different towns with castles, cathedrals and old houses inhabited by spirits with terrifying stories. A total of 15 ghosts are waiting for you in different cities across the country!

If you're a culture buff, we suggest you go to Coimbra in Portugal. With its medieval style, it is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. It has a beautiful historical heritage and one of the oldest universities in Europe, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its immense architectural value. Coimbra is also rich in a multitude of cathedrals, churches and convents built over the centuries. Finally, don't miss a Fado show in Coimbra in the evening in the historical center, it's always a great moment!

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is another ideal destination for a break! In October, the weather is still good and the city is very pleasant to visit. You'll love walking through the cobblestone streets of its historic center, visiting its beautiful Cathedral of the Dome, taking a boat ride on the Daugava River before going to feast in one of the many cheap bars in Vecriga

Where to go in October for a family vacation?

To take advantage of the mild temperatures offered by the Indian summer one last time, we invite you to visit Budapest. With your family, take the time to stroll through the alleys of the historic center of the Hungarian capital. The attractiveness of this city for tourists has been proven. Don't miss the unmissable banks of the Danube, classified as a World Heritage Site!

To satisfy your desire for exoticism, we recommend Barbados in October. This island of the Lesser Antilles located in the Caribbean will be your paradise at the end of the world. Discover its beautiful beaches and visit its magnificent botanical gardens without forgetting to enjoy the sun!

Now you have enough travel ideas to go in October, check out our next article to discover where to go in November.

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