With autumn seriously on the horizon and the summer holidays already seem a long way off, 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 for escapades to get you back on track!
Where to go in October to find some sun?
To find the sun, we recommend Greece where the climate is very pleasant in October and the prices are very mild in the fall. Corfu, the largest island in the Ionian archipelago, is a real paradise, especially since in October there are far fewer tourists there than in summer. Between its preserved nature, its authentic villages and especially its postcard beaches such as Benitses or Agios Stefanos, you will have enough to change your ideas under the sun.
Also in southern Europe, the seaside resort of Lloret del Mar, which is usually very busy in summer, is also a choice destination in October, where the weather generally remains summery. Situated between Tossa and Blanes, Lloret de Mar offers a pretty coastline with beautiful beaches, ideal for relaxing. Finally, one should not miss the visit to the gardens of Sainte-Clothilde, among the most beautiful on the Costa Brava.
But if you're more in the mood for a trip to France, the Basque Country is a good idea, as the temperatures are still very pleasant in October and the sun is always there. With its 32 km of coastline, the Basque Country is best known for its beautiful beaches and indented coastline. It is also a region of unspoilt nature, between creeks, wild cliffs and authentic ports. Don't miss Anglet, the privileged surfers' resort that has managed to preserve its forest, and Biarritz, the region's famous seaside resort, which attracts visitors in search of beautiful beaches and urban life
Where to go in October for a breath of fresh air?
Head to Liguria in Italy for a hike in the beautiful Cinque Terre region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site! The five villages are linked together like fingers of a hand, from hill to hill, by a dense network of paths that weave their way through the scrub, above a sea of intense blue. Even if you are not a keen walker, covering at least one section of this itinerary is a must 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 brightly in Italy!
In the heart of Central America, Costa Rica is also a dream destination for nature lovers. Both 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 alone concentrates 5% of the planet's biodiversity. 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.
If you also want to recharge your batteries in the heart of Europe's nature, Northern Ireland is a good choice because of its unspoilt countryside and green nature. Connemara is particularly recommended. Situated in the hinterland, on the west coast of Ireland is a wild and beautifully rugged region which also has lakes such as Lough Corrib and Lough Mask. Ideal for a hike!
Where to go in October for a cultural or festive city trip?
To celebrate Halloween as it should be on October 31st, we suggest you fly to Scotland where the country's tourist office has set up a ghost route, as it is well known that there is no shortage of haunted places in Scotland! You will be able to 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 lover, we advise you to discover 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 historic centre, it's always a great moment!
Riga, the capital of Latvia, is another ideal destination to take a break! In October, the weather is still good and the city is very pleasant to visit. You'll love strolling through the cobbled streets of its historic centre, visiting its beautiful Cathedral of the Cathedral of the Cathedral of the Duomo, taking a boat trip on the Daugava River before feasting in one of Vecriga's many cheap bars
Where to go in October for a family holiday?
To enjoy one last time the mild temperatures of the Indian summer, we invite you to visit Budapest. Together with your family, take the time to stroll through the narrow streets of the historic centre of the Hungarian capital. The attractiveness of this city for tourists is well known. Don't miss the inevitable banks of the Danube, classified as a World Heritage Site!
To satisfy your desire for exoticism, we recommend Barbados in October. This Lesser Antilles island 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!
You now have enough travel ideas to leave in October, go to our next article to find out where to go in November.
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