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Where to go in October?

If you think planning your itinerary is the most important thing in your travel then you are missing the point. Because more than the itinerary, what matters the most is the destination. Finding the right destination at the right time will offer you with the best of the destination, regardless of what you cover on your trip. Here is the list of countries where to go in October.

If you still have doubts, reach out to us.

1. Germany

The first thing that comes to our mind when someone says Germany are beer and sausages. But trust me, Germany has so much more to offer than that. Blessed with a soul-stirring scenery, wonderful culture, and a thriving art scene, there is plenty to see in Germany. And the moderate weather in October just makes it easier for you to go on outdoor pursuits. Plus it is less crowded and the prices are also low.

Things to do:

  • Go hiking in the Alps.
  • Break for a picnic at Lake Constance.
  • Have a gala-time with your family at Europa-Park
  • Take photographs of the neoclassical monument of Brandenburg Gate.
  • Explore the fascinating displays of Miniatur Wunderland.

Festivals: Oktoberfest, Entrenennen (Duck Race)
Average Temperature: 10-degree Celsius
Season: Shoulder

Related: 9 best places to visit in Black Forest, Germany

2. Switzerland

Adorned by picturesque mountains, rolling hills, and pristine lakes, Switzerland can make you fall in love with it regardless of how many ever times you have visited the place. The land of the Alpines, iced with delicious chocolates is one of the most popular tourist destinations and the friendly people of the country just make it even more irresistible. Though a bit expensive during the other days, Switzerland is significantly cheaper during October.

Things to do:

  • Ride on a boat and see the Rhine Falls up close.
  • Go on an escape to the Alps on a Eurail.
  • Fall in love with Lake Geneva.
  • Wander around the Chillon Castle.
  • Pack your bags with chocolates.

Festivals: Combat des Reines
Average Temperature: 11-degree Celsius
Season: Low

Related: We dare you to walk on the worlds longest pedestrian bridge in Switzerland!

3. Ireland

Steeped in history, the magical country of Ireland, highlighted by its fabulous ruins, undulating landscapes, and sheer cliffs, is a world built of literature. Given the compact nature of the country, you can easily go exploring the whole of Ireland during your vacation, regardless of your duration of stay. With lush green countryside on one end and lively bars on the other, Ireland offers a right mix of nature and hippie nightlife. Start out a little early as the days during October are shorter than normal.

Things to do:

  • Stay transfixed at the unparalleled views from Cliffs of Moher.
  • Go on a scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry.
  • Indulge in a beer tasting journey at the Guinness Storehouse.
  • Explore the ancient site of Giant’s Causeway.
  • Go on a family picnic to the Killarney National Park.

Festivals: Belfast International Arts Festival
Average Temperature: 11-degree Celsius
Season: Shoulder

4. Thailand

Think about traveling to Southeast Asia, think Thailand! Glowing with its tropical beaches and historically popular temples, Thailand is one of the highly visited vacation spots in the world and despite the tremendous influx of travelers, the cultural integrity of Thailand still stays intact. Nicknamed the ‘land of smiles’, the welcoming nature of Thailand will make you comfortable and to get the most of your vacation during October, explore the northern Thailand.

Things to do:

  • Trek the beautiful Doi Inthanon National Park.
  • Try snorkeling and scuba diving in the tranquil waters of the island.
  • Visit the prestigious Buddhist temple of Wat Arun.
  • Stroll across the pristine beaches.
  • Thrift shop across the streets of Patong.

Festivals: Vegetarian Festival
Average Temperature: 29-degree Celsius
Season: Shoulder

5. Brazil

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Carrying an eclectic mix of powdery beaches, Amazon rainforest, cascading waterfalls, and ever-buzzing metropolitan cities, Brazil is where you can dance to the rhythm of life. The country of soccer with its cheaper prices and beautiful people is one of the go to destinations for travelers worldwide and the epic landscapes of red canyons, tropical islands, and thundering waterfalls make it even more attractive. Warm weather and the average crowds in October are an added advantage.

Things to do:

  • Be spellbound by the picturesque Iguazu Falls.
  • Catch an amazing sunrise/sunset at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.
  • Unwind at the Copacabana beach.
  • Explore Ibirapuera Park on a bike.
  • Get closer to the wildlife at Parque Das Aves.

Festivals: Círio de Nazaré
Average Temperature: 23-degree Celsius
Season: Shoulder

6. Peru

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Soaring high into the sky, the incredible country of Peru with its colonial architecture and pre-Columbian culture is a land of splendid natural diversity. As you walk around the country, you will come in face with the unique local culture of Peru at every turn and the rich cultural heritage of Peru loaded with mythical beliefs is simply fascinating. Visiting Peru during October will help you go on a peaceful rainforest trekking as the highlands are less crowded during that time.

Things to do:

  • Go on a hiking expedition from the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Soak in the unparalleled views from Machu Picchu.
  • Explore the archeological site of Moray and Saksaywaman.
  • Scan the remote canyon landscape of Colca Canyon.
  • Understand the history of the prominent 15th-century temple of Coricancha.

Festivals: Lord of Miracles (El Señor de los Milagros)
Average Temperature: 19-degree Celsius
Season: Shoulder

Related: 10 Compelling reasons to visit South America

7. Philippines

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Inviting with long never-ending coastlines, emerald rice fields, and thousands of islands, the country of Philippines is a fusion of arts, culture, and foreign influences. Get on one of the colorful jeepneys and go exploring the Philippines, as it is a whole lot of fun this way. Overwhelming with beaches and blue lagoons, Philippines is a great place for kayaking, diving, and other watersports activities. Brave the torrential rains and visit the Philippines during October for a great steal in resort prices.

Things to do:

  • Go on island hopping from Boracay to Coron Island to Mactan.
  • Explore the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park on a kayak.
  • Pack a picnic to Rizal Park.
  • Enjoy the nature and the views from Banaue Rice Terraces.
  • Shop at the SM Mall of Asia.

Festivals: Masskara Festival
Average Temperature: 28-degree Celsius
Season: Low

Related: Why you shouldn’t swim with the Philippines White Sharks?

8. Australia

Decorated with iconic cityscapes, wild lands, and azure coral reefs, Australia is one of the major backpacking and road-trip destinations in the world. The country with its world-class beaches and natural wonders is a great place to go surfing and catch a mesmerizing sunset. And the best time to bask in the glory of Australia is during the October when the skies are clear and the crowds are less.

Things to do:

  • Have a fabulous time snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Take a stroll across the brightly lit Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • Soak in the awesome atmosphere at the Sydney Opera House.
  • Interact with the wildlife at the Kakadu National Park.
  • Wander around the white-sandy beaches.

Festivals: Melbourne International Arts Festival
Average Temperature: 18-degree Celsius
Season: Shoulder

Related: The complete guide to Australia

9. Seychelles

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Floating on top of the Indian Ocean off the coast of the East Africa, Seychelles with its laid-back vibe is a tropical wonderland. From idyllic beaches to fiery sunsets to lush hills, Seychelles is a burst of colors and the increasingly popular honeymoon destination will leave you speechless. Laden with inspiring shorelines, the honeymooner’s paradise offers a wide range of options to choose from. The calm weather during October is ideal for swimming and boat excursions.

Things to do:

  • Snorkel at the Sainte Anne Marine National Park.
  • Be in harmony with nature at the UNESCO world heritage site of Vallée de Mai.
  • Laze around on the beach of Anse Lazio.
  • Go Island hopping.
  • Catch a candle-light dinner with your loved one by the shores.

Festivals: Creole Festival
Average Temperature: 26-degree Celsius
Season: Shoulder

Related: 12 places to visit in Seychelles

10. France

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Immensely popular with travelers of all kinds, the country of France needs no introduction. Beautified with iconic structures, contagious culture, and dramatic landscapes, the seductive country of France will keep you occupied for longer and just to be a part of the daily routine is interesting. What’s more, you ask? The wine, the food, the cheese, the smell of the roses, and the French people, everything is absolutely splendid. Also, France becomes 50% cheaper during October.

Things to do:

  • Scream to the top of your lungs from the Eiffel Tower.
  • Click a dozen pictures at the shimmering Arc de Triomphe.
  • Have a gala time with your family at Disneyland Paris.
  • Explore the opulent Palace of Versailles.
  • Experience the divine intervention at Notre-Dame de Paris.

Festivals: Festival du Vent
Average Temperature: 12-degree Celsius
Season: Low

Related: Best Souvenirs from Paris

Picked up a destination from the list and are ready to plan?  Here you go!