Your Guide on Where to Travel in October

Did you skip the summer travel season? If you travel in the fall, you can avoid some of the large crowds and high costs. Additionally, many regions of the world experience moderate temperatures. From where to go to what to do, these are the best places to travel in October.

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With the start of the trekking season in October, late fall is a great time to visit Nepal. Clear skies allow for the best views of the mountains. Soak up the sun on our Boundless Nepal journey with nature walks, rickshaw rides, and helicopter flights over the Everest region.

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By late October Cambodia is seeing the end of the rainy season and makes for a recommended time to explore the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat along with the serene coastal town of Kep to see a completely different side and lifestyle of the country. For those seeking adventure, embark on our 10-day journey that explores the splendors of the country by gondola, motorbike, tuk tuk, zipline, and kayak.

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South Africa

The dry season in South Africa provides optimal game viewing as animals gather around water holes and the long grasses are sparser, making it easier to spot game. It’s also a great time to see newborn animals. We have an extensive range of journeys to South Africa to jump-start your safari planning.

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October is peak mushroom hunting season in Cataluña, something of a regional obsession for locals. With Ker & Downey, visitors have a rare opportunity to go foraging along the coastline with an expert botanist and forager. Under their expert tutelage, discover the edible seaweed, abundant mushrooms, and aromatic herbs along the cliffs. Additionally, enjoy a coveted reservation at El Celler de Can Roca to see the local ingredients come to life on the plate.

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The American Southwest

By October, temperatures are dropping in much of the United States. The south experiences some of the best weather of the year. It’s a great time to travel to the southwest with our Southwest Panorama journey. It hits some of the region’s top sites like the Grand Canyon and the natural wonders of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park while staying in some of American’s greatest lodges and resorts.

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Slovenia is often overshadowed by its more popular Croatian neighbor. But the wonders of Slovenia are too good to miss. In October, travelers are greeted with fewer crowds as locals return to the office as well as striking autumn colors abounding in picture-postcard Bled, the veritable pearl of Slovenia. Here, we suggest immersing yourself in the alpine countryside with a scenic boat ride across the glacial lake to Bled Island for a visit to Bled Castle, the ancient symbol of Slovenia. From the castle terraces, perched atop a steep cliff, visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the lake and the island, down the Dežela area with Lesce and Radovljica, and over to the mountain ranges of the Karavanke and the Julian Alps.

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Ireland might still be drizzly in October, but it is also prime festival time in many of the country’s big cities. Belfast hosts its International Arts Festival, Cork sings to the Guinness Jazz Festival, and Dublin celebrates its annual Theatre Festival all in October. Plus, the autumn rains ensure that Ireland’s iconic green scenery is at its most vibrant, from the Cliffs of Moher to the Dingle peninsula.

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Croatia is one of the best places to travel in October. Not only can you go truffle hunting in the Istria region; but you can also go sea kayaking around Dubrovnik since it’s not too hot to paddle and island-hop. Additionally, wine and olive festivals abound, allowing visitors to go harvesting amid the blankets of vines and groves. This is especially true on islands like Hvar. Finally, October is when Plitvice Lakes show off their beautiful fall colors. This is the best time to witness the autumnal colors around the lakes, as they look like something out of a picture book.

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If you choose any time of year to go to Istanbul, this is the time. The weather is lovely and the crowds are sparse, meaning you will have ample opportunity to explore its splendid palacesspice markets and soaring domed mosques in peace.

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Lakes District

The Lake District looks like it’s a blaze of fire in autumn. Indeed, the morning mist and red trees create a magical backdrop. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a beautiful pocket of England that abounds with outdoor adventures.

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For prime polar bear, beluga whale, and northern lights viewing opportunities, look no further than the Manitoba province in Canada. From Churchill, embark on an Arctic safari through the tundra to view polar bears and other Arctic wildlife in their natural habitat. And while the region promises nearly 300 nights of aurora viewing each year, chances of seeing them are stronger and clearer in the fall.

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Start Planning Your Travel in October

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