The wind begins to ease and days are mostly sunny, especially as the month progresses.
Just before peak season, beginning to get busier.
All ages, nature lovers.
A harmonious balance between natural and urban life, Cape Town features a busy harbour, a cosmopolitan city and the famous Table Mountain. Moderns art galleries, restaurants and shops add a hip cultural vibe.
Whale watching season, spring temperatures, Cape Town Fringe Festival, Cape Town International Kite Festival.
50km of Mediterranean coastline is scattered with mountain towns and Italian fishing villages. A hit with the A-listers, drive along this famous winding road while it’s quiet in October.
Temperature: min. 18°C, max. 25°C
Mostly sunny, especially at the beginning of the month, with cool evenings.
All ages, Roman history fans.
Clustered towns climbing the mountainous slopes, including the famous Positano, Ravello, Sorrento, and of course, Amalfi. Day trips to Capri and the historic icon Pompeii will add an extra dimension to your luxury adventure.
The Chestnut Festival in Scala, October Wine Harvest Festival in Tramonti and boat tours.
All ages, those who prefer to exercise in cooler weather.
The great Irish outdoors provide rock climbing, walking, hiking and mountaineering, and a cool climate to practice them in. Natural wonders like the Cliffs of Moher, and the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, make exciting day trips if you fancy a rest day.
The Bram Stoker Festival, Footfalls Wicklow Walking Festival, the Imagine Arts Festival.
The terraced rice fields sweeping down from mountains, karst scattered bays; endless rivers and enormous caves; deserted beaches; ancient cities and graceful pagodas and temples are more momentous in reality than you couple possibly imagine.
30°C from April to October in North Vietnam
South Vietnam averages 27°C all year round.
By travelling in October, you’ll miss the wet months.
Travelling around Vietnam depends on the type of holiday that you’re planning. Manage a packed itinerary or young children with short domestic flights, whereas teens will love the trains that run the length of the country.
Much of the country’s astounding natural landscape is protected in 30 national parks and is often very accessible. Vietnam also has eight UNESCO World Heritage sites including Ha Long Bay and Trang An.
For teen focused-activities, sail on the Mekong Delta, kayak found Ka Long Bay, hillwalk in Sapa, cruise the Red River or cave in the Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
Flight time from UK: Just over 12 hours to Ho Chi Minh City
From beaches to theme parks, California is a magical place to take your kids before they grow up. Enjoy the more moderate temperatures by visiting for a break in October.
Temperature: min. 14°C, max. 27°C
Generally dry and clear skies with a low chance of rain.
Most head to the county from June-August so take advantage of reduced fairs and less queues.
With accommodation to suit all, whether it’s a Disney Park Hotel or a beachside stay, Orange County is a truly family friendly destination.
You can’t come to the OC and not let your kids hang out at Laguna Beach. Surf lessons with a pro-instructor are all part of the fun, and the pretty seaside town itself is destined to charm you completely. Or take a trip to Disneyland, just a short drive away from the 42 miles of glistening beaches. To extend your holiday, think about staying in both Los Angeles and San Diego as well.
Explore the river itself by taking the 6 bridges cruise tour on the Douro river, it will give little ones a chance to rest their legs after walking through the historical city, whilst you can learn more about its past.
For the adults, take a tour of one of the vineyards or indulge in some regional wine tasting.
The Biological Park in Gaia is a great place to go and spot some wildlife with your little ones. Buy a family ticket for just over 7 Euros and make day of it. The Zoo is also a great place to visit for animal lovers. Prove your skills at the mini golf course set in Passeio Alegre, a beautiful garden in Foz. The tickets are cheap and the scenery lovely.
Expect beautiful beaches and coastal footpaths, brilliant for some hearty walks. If cycling is more your cup of tea, The Camel Trail is an 18 mile car free track that’s brilliant for all ages, and the flat path means all fitness levels will enjoy the ride.
Take crab lines and take kids to catch baby crabs in the harbour, or drive further afield to visit places like the Blue Reef Aquarium, Eden Project and Newquay Zoo.
Don’t forget to enjoy some fish and chips on the beach too – the quintessential British experience.