We do not have any restrictions on where to go and was wondering what advice and/or recommendations that you would give in our situation. Let me know if you have any other questions. Lisbon, Thanks, Hi, -Roger. I think my top choice of places with good weather would be Bali, which couldn’t be more different from Seoul. I have never been and people say – St. Barts, St. Johns, Dominican Republic – do you have a suggestion? Check Europe's cheapest beach cities for at least a few good options this month. United Arab Emirates Seoul Rio de Janeiro, Meanwhile there are places to go that specialize in hosting autumn getaways. Hotel prices are quite reasonable and food is cheap as well as long as you seek out places that aren't built specifically for English-speaking tourists. Phnom Penh, Though it's not technically in Europe, the resorts around Antalya are probably the best bargain and feature the best weather of anywhere in the region during October. I’m in Southern California and usually take a trip for my birthday in October, usually between the 12th and 20th. What do you know about Jamaica? 1 room, 2 travelers. -Roger. Hello Roger Those are a few ideas. Go to this beautiful spot in October to experience a lot less crowding and better prices. Queenstown, The food and drinks are generally quite reasonable all year round by European standards, and many attractions are free or very cheap, making this a bargain compared to its northern neighbors. October is an ideal month in Tenerife because most of the tourists are elsewhere and yet the weather is just amazing. Salem is the perfect vacation destination for spooky Halloween fun. Montego Bay, While it can get a bit cool toward the end of October in Istanbul, it's one of the best months to visit the city in general. Some parts of Asia are very rainy in October, including Phuket and Bangkok, but other parts of Asia are dry and lovely. Because they are such a popular tourist destination, English is widely spoken so it’s pretty easy to get around and chat with people. It's a bit of a shame that Lisbon tends to be more of an indoor city, but there will be plenty of chances to spend time in the sun if that's what you are after. If you are wondering where to go in October for a cheap all-inclusive, look no further. Washington D.C. has beautiful weather in the fall, with temperatures that make it really comfortable to walk around and explore. But, October offers prime timing for last-minute vacations. Sri Lanka >>>Check prices on Nepal hotels and resorts. As you’ve probably discovered, most of southern Asia is in peak rainy season in October. Hanoi, Toronto, It’s also incredibly cheap, and great value for apartment and house rentals. Berlin, Both of those places have large, busy airports, with hundreds of flights each day. October blows through Portugal as a welcome breeze after a fiery summer. While you might not want to plan to spend days working on your tan in Split in October, you can still take one of the ferries to the nearby islands to explore. Tenerife, As long as you don’t spend too much time in the Kuta Beach area (always packed with partying Australians), then Bali is really a wonderful destination with great hotels starting well under US$100 per night. I am flying out of Nashville, TN Thanks so much. Montevideo, Most of the year the rainstorms only last 30 minutes or so, but in October you can get rain for full days at times. French Polynesia >>>Check current Rio de Janeiro hotel and resort deals. The best part of the island in my opinion is around Lovina, which is north of the volcano, and that might get cut off because the main road goes just west of the peak. I was in Paris last October and the weather was great, but I think I got a little lucky…. Not many people outside the tourist industry speak English though, so if you don't speak Spanish you'll want to bring at least a menu translation app on your phone. Cartagena, Since you aren’t much for beaches it could be an ideal spot because New Zealand has amazing scenery in many different types, but not a lot of popular beaches. Istanbul is its most expensive city and most visitors will find it to be surprisingly affordable these days. Guanacaste, Switzerland Thanks! Will let you know what we decide. Aruba is almost completely out of the hurricane zone, so that could be a good choice. Interlaken, Vienna Towards the end of the month, there's also the famous New England fall foliage. Still, there are some where rain will be a small problem or no problem at all. They have very nice beach weather pretty much all year round, and it’s quite cheap for what you get as well. It is the season of the harvest, which means fresh olives, almonds, and chestnuts—not to mention wild mushrooms, prickly pears, and carob—complement the island’s always-bountiful variety of culinary offerings. Any great recommendations for 2 very overworked newlyweds looking to relax but still want some great excursions. Perhaps finish off with a couple of days in an all inclusive resort. Iceland is very popular in the summer because the weather is slightly warmer and the days are a lot longer (the sun can be out for about 20 hours a day!). Split is another one that may not have perfect beach weather in October, but it's pretty much perfect for a cultural visit, and most of the other tourists will be long gone by this month. Once you get into Central America and northern South America, the wet season tends to go until late November or early December. And that's not the only reason to plan a honeymoon or romantic vacation at … Taiwan If you’re itching to stretch your legs, swap out obvious hikes in the national park for less traversed trails within the Buffalo Bill State Park or the Shoshone National Forest. Obviously it’s spring in the southern hemisphere, but Sydney and Melbourne have pretty good weather then. Germany Packages; Hotels; Flights; Choose two or more items and save on your trip: Hotels. Guadeloupe, Jamaica In fact, in many places, October offers the perfect temperatures and pleasant conditions. Better still, hotel prices in Cairo don't really start climbing until December, so you'll have your choice of really nice hotels at bargain off-season rates. -Roger, Hi Roger, Thank you. By the time October rolls around, everywhere in Europe that doesn't border the Mediterranean is getting a bit too chilly to qualify as “great weather” but there are still some very good bargain choices left down south. Nassau Virgin Islands, U.s. I am flying back to the UK but my mum would like to meet me somewhere on the way back from Australia. This is a tough one. As you’ve discovered, most major destinations in Asia are having their rainy season in October. It helps to know your starting point for this trip, but usually when someone doesn’t mention it it means they are in the US. I agree that all-inclusive resorts are often amazing value, especially for those of us who like a drink or three in the evening. Even when people feel safe here, it's incredibly cheap compared to most of the other popular options such as the Caribbean. Sharm el-Sheikh St. Thomas, Belize So October should be fantastic, with still decent weather and smaller crowds than summer. Bucharest I went to Seoul for the first time last year and then to four different places in mainland China. Siem Reap Bratislava It’s not cheap, although October is one of the cheaper months. Add another room. If you are looking for something warm in October with beaches, you’ve got quite a few options. St Kitts Malaysia Zagreb I hope this helps. >>>Athens prices Hotels and flights go together like pools and pina coladas, and you’ll have plenty of those in your future when you’ve booked a cheap vacation in Las Vegas. As long as you look for meals outside the fancy hotels you should be able to get by on a very low budget, but splurging on some nicer meals can be fun as well when prices for them are still quite low by comparison. Martinique Climbing Lisbon and Porto’s steep cobbled streets in the summer can be hot work, but by October the concrete has cooled off, which makes exploring these beautiful cities all the more enjoyable. Boston, So now we are considering the Amalfi Coast, I would it be a good time I have two weeks available, last of september and first of october. That's also when travelers start thinking about Sharm el-Sheikh again, because you are guaranteed warm and dry weather every day of the month. Venice We are looking to go to Mexico for convenience from Seattle area unless you’ve got another suggestion. Perth, Saint Lucia -Roger. You could get quite a good deal on an airbnb there that time of year, because many people have apartments there that they rent out much of the year. I’d think that you’d be able to find a fairly cheap serviced apartment or Airbnb if you were staying for a month like that. Hi Roger, Lucerne, Guadeloupe If you are looking for something sunny and different from California that is also closer you might think about Central America, which is tropical and warm all year round. This autumn is actually the best time to go: Following Hurricane Dorian, the islands need as much money as they can get right now, and tourism is its main source of revenue. -Roger, Hi Roger. Bruges, We will have about 10-12 days at our destination and will probably be flying into Geneva before taking a train to a more remote location that still has cafes and some attractions, perhaps a castle or two to tour. 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France So the places in Mexico with a shorter wet season are almost certainly your best option. >>>Lisbon prices Bolivia I have a question this is, Information of this weather, Is it accurate? The rest is all great news, as Montego Bay resorts are also near their low prices for the year, in spite of nearly perfect weather most of the time. My challenge is that if I included cities like Tel Aviv, New York City, and London (where I’m currently based) on a list of “cheap cities” and told them they just need to know the secret local places, I’d get blasted by most of the people who read it. And there are some good natural sights as well. The cities have quite a few similarities so many people are better off just choosing one or the other and spending more time there, but those with more time could enjoy visiting both. October is a great month to get away, especially if you are looking for great deals. I asked about that and was told that there are different crowds at different times of the year, so I assume that to be true. October is a tricky month for Asia. La Paz Czechia Warsaw Plan ahead for the Best Travel Deals on exclusive Vacation Packages. Granada (Nicaragua) The problem is that they don’t have a lot of sandy beaches, although they do have good snorkeling. If you had somewhere else in Honduras in mind, I’m not so sure so maybe St. Maarten would be the better choice. And you can get a decent deal on a condo rental there and save on all the restaurant meals and such. Nairobi And it’s fantastic value as well. Still, prices for just about everything in Pokhara are shockingly cheap compared to most of the rest of the world, so even if you are paying high-season hotel prices you'll be able to get by on very little. That area gets insanely crowded in July and August, and September is nicer. The weather is also much more pleasant than it is during the summer. We have looked into the Dominican republic and Tahiti. Mexico City is enormous and complicated, but the huge central tourist area is very nice and quite sophisticated. You could go to Bangkok and that area, although probably not until mid October or later to avoid the rains. I am planning a weekend escape to relax before a particularly stressful time for me. Monaco As my business is able to be performed remotely and my girls take online classes, I am looking to travel and to stay in different countries for a month at a time from October to May while learning about the various cultures, in warmer climates preferably and as economically as possible. But I worry about storms. Any thoughts on how this will be the last week on October? -Roger. Lima Every October, the city pulls out all the stops for Haunted Happenings, a month packed with activities for all ages. You can get hotels close to the airport in the Hotel Zone that are all big chains and right on the beach, or a smaller boutique place in or near the town center or the so-called Romantic Zone. Still thinking about Australia, rome, Barcelona. I was in Sorrento two Novembers ago, and almost everything was still going as if it were summer. Thailand Taipei It’s amazing article in in my eyes. Thank you for mentioning it. hey roger.15-20 oct. trip for dubai and abu dhabi. Tortola >>>Check current Split hotel deals. Even if you don’t want to go to an all inclusive resort, you will find some interesting destination options on there, and most of them are absurdly cheap. There are nearby places where you can see how tequila is made and taste them like a wine tasting (highly recommended). I’d appreciate any advice. The good news is that it's one of the 4 months with perfect weather for trekking or just about anything else you might do outdoors, with ideal warm days and almost no rain. Uganda >>>Goa prices I was thinking Cancun or Puerto Rico due to cheap, direct flights. Everyone speaks English though, and that at least makes it easy to talk to people if you don’t know Spanish. Punta Cana, is is be ok to be there at that time. You could try Brazil or Argentina or both of them. October is one of the last months left of the year to take advantage of the great outdoors before it gets too cold. Sure, Cape Cod is a beach destination on the Northeast coast, but that doesn't mean you can't visit in the fall. Let me know if you have any other questions. It seems like the Chinese airlines are okay when leaving from mainland China, but a different story when leavin^ America. Marrakech I love to travel around, spend some time in the sun and if possible learn how to surf! Long weekend getaways with friends near you, weather, best small towns, what should I do in for couples, cheap, with friends, nearby beach, fun things to do near me today: WA, Charleston, New England, Cleveland, San Diego While it’s true that a hurricane did move through Haiti and a bit through Jamaica and the Dominican Republic a couple weeks ago, that was the first one in many years to inconvenience any tourist. There are many fine choices in all regions of the world in October though, so it's just a matter of zeroing in on the places that should be nice for the whole month. Sure, weather wise, many destinations throughout the world are in a transitional phase during October — but that doesn't mean that the weather is bad during fall. We decided to maybe switch gears and go somewhere else that would get us there cheaper and give us more bang for our buck. It's springtime in Argentina in October, and the weather is in the 70s, which is pleasant and comfortable and is one of the reasons October is such a great time to go. Hello Roger, Unfortunately, October is the height of the rainy season in Costa Rica as well as the Cancun area, so I wouldn’t recommend those. This October, Plan A Vacation To These Places. Rome, -Roger. I am looking for a beach holiday away from tourist traps, wild landacapes and enjoyable weather! >>>Check current New Orleans hotel deals. Since many people want to visit Argentina in the warmer months of December and January, October is a relatively quiet time — and a less expensive time to visit. I hope this helps. Is there another easy flight (besides Hawaii) place Oct 8-17 that fits this criteria or do you think Puerto Vallarta or Playa del Carmen are prob gonna be fine. It's springtime in Argentina in October, and the weather is in the 70s, which is pleasant and comfortable and is one of the reasons October is such a great time to go. And really do not know where to go. Singapore Book cheap vacation packages for romantic travel, family vacations or a weekend getaway. Northern Africa finally cools off enough in October to be nice. Zanzibar City They are saying that the danger zone is only a small part of the center of the island, but still I think I’d avoid it too because if they have an eruption then many bus routes and such could be closed for some time. Oak Island, North Carolina – $604/Week. Love your blog….thanks for your help, Kiev October is ideal in those places as long as you don’t plan on sunbathing because the summer crowds have thinned out and yet it’s still pleasantly warm. As with Istanbul (above), tourism is down and the currency is low, so finding bargains is easier than ever. Tenerife is the largest and easiest for English speakers. When I was there in November it was too chilly to swim or even sunbathe, but in Positano and Amalfi all the cafes and shops were open and crowded. Pokhara The starting, stopping and staying points of many Hawaii vacations, Waikiki and Honolulu have been shaped with tourism in mind. Wherever you go, be sure to book our cheap flights in October to get there. There are other towns in Puerto Rico that you might also like, though I haven’t spent much time in any of them. Zurich Then the hotel zone closer to the airport has many large chain hotels along the beach, and it’s easy to get back and forth from there as well. Valencia Wondering about all-inclusive versus, airb&b? Chile Why We Love It: Clearwater, Florida's weather is still warm enough to go swimming in the fall—plus it's the dry season, so you don't have to worry about your beach vacation getting rained out. We live in California and promise ourselves at daylight savings we will get to somewhere sunny and affordable, this is the year we do it! Especially as a solo traveler, it’s hard to avoid them and it can be disheartening. Curaçao, That sounds like an amazing adventure you and the twins are on. Kas Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Daytime temperatures, especially toward the end of the month, are usually glorious. Any suggestions? Salzburg, With children back in school not many families go for vacation. Opt for early October if you're looking to spend some time on the beach, but if you want to save even more money, you can probably snag a ticket for under $500 on an airline like SWISS or Lufthansa if you plan to go in late October, according to Google Flights. This small country in the Caucasus is one you’ll probably be hearing more about it in the years to come. Here are some of the cheapest destinations to travel to in the month of October: Basically any island in the Caribbean — from the U.S. Virgin Islands to places like Turks and Caicos — are going to be cheaper during the month of October. Mykonos, Bora Bora is a little farther and it’s also a wonderful place, although a bit more expensive. I think a Vietnam and Thailand trip would be excellent. As long as you get travel insurance that will cover an early evacuation or delay in going, you can still save money and be safe. I was wondering if you had any ideas for where to travel solo for two weeks in mid October. Many European cities are already going to be quite chilly come October, but Lisbon, Portugal, should still be warm enough to be very pleasant. If you haven’t been to either I think Rome is more interesting than Barcelona, and you could even do Rome for 3 days then a train to Florence for 3 days and then a train to Venice for one day before flying out of Venice or taking a train back to the Rome airport. Barcelona, October 8 to 9 – Yom Kippur (major public holiday for Jews worldwide) 7. The flight is long, of course, but those flights from California are also fairly cheap, and once you get there everything is very affordable and exotic. I spent over a year in a small tourist town in Turkey, which has a good climate in those months, but Turkey is kind of an odd place at the moment and some people are avoiding it. Starting in mid September the Australians are going back home so hotel bargains are much easier to find, especially at some of the higher-end places that you might think are out of your price range. The cities are both beautiful and historic, it's just that Split is more like a real city and it's also half the price. 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