If you’re thinking of booking a last minute break, you might be wondering – where is it still hot in October?
Sadly, Autumn has crept up on us and the summer fun is coming to an end. However, if you’re still looking to go on holiday before winter comes around, there are luckily plenty of places in Europe where it is still hot in October! We’ve come up with 7 destinations where the temperature rarely goes below 20 degrees in October so you can pretend it’s still summer!
Malta is a must for any history-fanatic. The small island is home to some of the oldest buildings and structures in the world, dating back to 3600BC – older than the Egyption pyramids and Stonehenge. Aside from this, Malta has plenty more to offer; whether it be crystal clear water at the beach or the charming streets of Valletta, Malta is a cultural treasure trove. You can even visit popeye’s village for those with younger ones!
where is it still hot in october
2. Crete, Greece
Crete is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Because of this, this Greek Island is extremely popular with tourists and, unfortunately, in peak season they are starting to become susceptible to overcrowding. This means if you are thinking of visiting Crete, October might just be one of the perfect times to visit!
The island is also a great destination for the more active tourists, as it’s varied terrain allows for a variety of activities such as mountain biking, quad biking and water sports. October is a great time to do these activities since the temperatures are much more moderate than the summer high 20s – but still warm enough to enjoy the sun.
holidays in october
3. Seville, Spain
Seville is one of Spain’s most beautiful cities. Almost any local will tell you it is much better enjoyed in the autumn then in it’s scorching summers. Seville’s defining feature is its arabic-influenced architecture – some of which was featured in Game of Thrones!
If you want to experience the culture of this city but are on a tight budget, October is the perfect time to go. For the last eight years, Seville has held a festival called the ‘Noche en Blanco’ on the first Friday of the month. This festival is devoted to showing off the cultural heritage of the city so famous attractions such as the Cathedral and Alcazar are open for free!
which destination for an autumn holiday
4. Palermo, Sicily
Palermo, located on the Italian island of Sicily, is a beautiful, historic location perfect for a sunny autumn getaway. Even in October you’ll be able to enjoy an espresso on an outdoor table and watch the world go by. Since the tourist peak season will have passed, take time to visit the 12th century Palermo Cathedral and other historic churches. Once you’ve finished that, treat yourself with some street food at the iconic Ballarò market. Alternatively, spend a day relaxing on one of Palermo’s white sand beaches with crystal clear water.
destination that are still sunny in autumn
Found off the north-western coast of Africa, Lanzarote is also known as the Island of Volcanoes since, as the name suggests, it is home to numerous dormant volcanoes. There are many reasons to visit this island besides it’s amazing weather; relax on its distinctive black beaches or explore Europe’s first underwater museum! Whatever you do, you’ll be pleased to hear you’ll be doing it in 23°C weather!
where to go in autumn
6. (and 7) Balearic Islands, Spain
Perhaps better known individually as Ibiza, Mallorca and Majorca, these islands off the Spanish coast offers some of the best weather in Europe during the autumn months.
Although well known for it’s party reputation, Ibiza is a beautiful island that boasts charming towns and holistic spas as well.
Palma, Mallorca, is one of the warmest destinations across Europe at this time of year. The city boasts stunning gothic architecture and beautiful beaches.
Where are you thinking of taking your next trip? Let us know in the comments below!