Where to go in October

Are you planning a honeymoon holiday in October but not sure where to go?

If so, look no further – our warm weather world-wide guide brings you the best destinations to visit in October when the skies are mainly clear and sunny, the temperature is warm to hot (rather than scorching) and the chance of rain is minimal or not at all.

Note: Weather data shows what you can expect on average in October at each destination, including night-time low temperature, daytime high temperature, hours of sunshine, days of rainfall, total monthly rainfall and sea temperature. To see more detailed weather information click on a destination.

Asia


The continuing monsoonal rains make most of Southeast Asia unpleasant for travel in October: the exception is Bali in Indonesia, which transitions from the dry season to the hot, wet season.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Bali 24°C (75°F) 31°C (87°F) 9 hrs 6 days ≤ 90 mm 28°C (82°F)

Australia

This is a great month to visit Australia with favourable weather everywhere, especially in Queensland and the northern region of Western Australia, when you can expect hot weather, clear sunny days and little or no rainfall.

Northern Territories Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Darwin 24°C (75°F) 33°C (91°F) 9 hrs 5 days ≤ 51 mm 29°C (84°F)
Western Australia
Broome 23°C (73°F) 33°C (91°F) 11 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 27°C (80°F)
Coral Bay 16°C (60°F) 33°C (91°F) 12 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 23°C (73°F)
Exmouth 16°C (60°F) 33°C (91°F) 12 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 23°C (73°F)
Monkey Mia 15°C (59°F) 28°C (82°F) 11 hrs 1 day ≤ 5 mm 20°C (68°F)
Turquoise Bay 16°C (60°F) 33°C (91°F) 12 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 23°C (73°F)
Queensland
Cairns 20°C (68°F) 29°C (84°F) 9 hrs 6 days ≤ 41 mm 26°C (79°F)
Port Douglas 23°C (73°F) 30°C (86°F) 9 hrs 7 days ≤ 46 mm 26°C (79°F)
Airlie Beach 17°C (62°F) 30°C (86°F) 10 hrs 4 days ≤ 25 mm 25°C (77°F)
Hamilton Island 22°C (72°F) 27°C (81°F) 10 hrs 3 days ≤ 13 mm 25°C (77°F)
The Whitsundays 22°C (72°F) 27°C (81°F) 10 hrs 3 days ≤ 13 mm 25°C (77°F)
Noosa Heads 17°C (62°F) 25°C (77°F) 9 hrs 8 days ≤ 82 mm 22°C (71°F)
Gold Coast 17°C (62°F) 25°C (77°F) 8 hrs 6 days ≤ 87 mm 23°C (73°F)

South Pacific

This is the best time to visit several of the South Pacific islands, including Fiji, and the French Polynesian islands of Bora Bora, Moorea and Tahiti.

You can expect warm, dry weather tempered by refreshing sea breezes, with mild night-time temperates. The Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Tonga and Vanuatu are slightly cooler.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Bora Bora 24°C (75°F) 30°C (86°F) 7 hrs 7 days ≤ 60 mm 28°C (82°F)
Moorea 22°C (71°F) 30°C (86°F) 8 hrs 8 days ≤ 63 mm 27°C (80°F)
Tahiti 22°C (71°F) 30°C (86°F) 8 hrs 8 days ≤ 66 mm 27°C (80°F)
Cook Islands 20°C (68°F) 26°C (79°F) 6 hrs 8 days ≤ 80 mm 24°C (75°F)
Fiji 22°C (71°F) 30°C (86°F) 7 hrs 7 days ≤ 77 mm 26°C (79°F)
New Caledonia 19°C (66°F) 26°C (79°F) 8 hrs 5 days ≤ 45 mm 23°C (73°F)
Tonga 20°C (68°F) 26°C (79°F) 11 hrs 6 days ≤ 58 mm 25°C (77°F)
Vanuatu 18°C (64°F) 28°C (82°F) 8 hrs 6 days ≤ 62 mm 26°C (79°F)

Europe

Although Autumn, October is still a good time to visit Spain and the eastern Mediterranean, where the weather is still warm and sunny during the day, albeit slightly cooler overnight and the holiday crowds have mostly returned home.

Cyprus Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Ayia Napa 17°C (62°F) 28°C (82°F) 9 hrs 2 days ≤ 15 mm 25°C (77°F)
Paphos 17°C (62°F) 26°C (78°F) 9 hrs 3 days ≤ 19 mm 24°C (75°F)
Protaras 17°C (62°F) 28°C (82°F) 9 hrs 2 days ≤ 15 mm 25°C (77°F)
Turkey
Antalya 15°C (59°F) 27°C (80°F) 8 hrs 6 days ≤ 75 mm 24°C (75°F)
Bodrum 16°C (60°F) 25°C (77°F) 7 hrs 5 days ≤ 40 mm 21°C (69°F)
Kusadasi 14°C (57°F) 25°C (77°F) 8 hrs 5 days ≤ 42 mm 22°C (71°F)
Oludeniz 14°C (57°F) 25°C (77°F) 8 hrs 4 days ≤ 49 mm 24°C (75°F)
Marmaris 16°C (60°F) 26°C (76°F) 7 hrs 6 days ≤ 80 mm 23°C (73°F)
Side 17°C (62°F) 27°C (80°F) 8 hrs 6 days ≤ 75 mm 25°C (77°F)
Greece
Rhodes 19°C (66°F) 24°C (75°F) 11 hrs 3 days ≤ 45 mm 23°C (73°F)
Italy
Sicily 17°C (62°F) 24°C (75°F) 7 hrs 8 days ≤ 80 mm 22°C (71°F)
Spain
Alicante 15°C (59°F) 25°C (77°F) 7 hrs 4 days ≤ 25 mm 22°C (71°F)
Costa del Sol 15°C (59°F) 24°C (75°F) 7 hrs 4 days ≤ 55 mm 20°C (68°F)
Malaga 15°C (59°F) 24°C (75°F) 7 hrs 4 days ≤ 55 mm 22°C (71°F)
Marbella 15°C (59°F) 24°C (75°F) 7 hrs 6 days ≤ 55 mm 22°C (71°F)
Mallorca 14°C (57°F) 24°C (75°F) 7 hrs 4 days ≤ 50 mm 22°C (71°F)
Ibiza 17°C (62°F) 24°C (75°F) 7 hrs 5 days ≤ 70 mm 22°C (71°F)
Tenerife – Canary Islands 20°C (68°F) 26°C (78°F) 7 hrs 3 days ≤ 25 mm 23°C (73°F)

Africa & Indian Ocean

October is an excellent time to visit the Seychelles (despite occasional rain showers), Mauritius, Zanzibar, Morocco and Egypt.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Agadir – Morocco 16°C (60°F) 26°C (78°F) 8 hrs 3 days ≤ 20 mm 20°C (68°F)
Mauritius 21°C (69°F) 26°C (78°F) 8 hrs 2 days ≤ 9 mm 24°C (75°F)
Seychelles 24°C (75°F) 30°C (86°F) 7 hrs 10 days ≤ 83 mm 28°C (82°F)
Sharm el-Sheikh 23°C (73°F) 32°C (89°F) 8 hrs 1 day ≤ 2 mm 27°C (80°F)
Zanzibar 22°C (71°F) 31°C (87°F) 8 hrs 9 days ≤ 95 mm 26°C (78°F)

Caribbean

The Caribbean is still hot and mostly wet during October — June through November marks the official hurricane season. However, both Aruba and the Bahamas are considered year-round destinations despite the hot weather.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Aruba 26°C (78°F) 32°C (89°F) 8 hrs 7 days ≤ 75 mm 29°C (84°F)

North America

Los Angeles and the islands of Hawaii offer perfect weather conditions in October.

United States Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Los Angeles 15°C (59°F) 27°C (80°F) 8 hrs 2 days ≤ 12 mm 18°C (64°F)
O’ahu – Hawaii 23°C (73°F) 30°C (86°F) 8 hrs 8 days ≤ 40 mm 27°C (80°F)

South America

Rio de Janeiro in Brazil offers excellent weather for a holiday in October.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Rio de Janeiro 21°C (69°F) 27°C (80°F) 5 hrs 11 days ≤ 90 mm 22°C (71°F)

Places to avoid in October


Most of Southeast Asia and the Caribbean – it's mainly hot, wet and windy – except for islands outside the hurricane belt, such as Aruba.


Weather by month


Note: This weather guide is produced from meteorological data based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in addition to data sourced from the meteorology departments of each respective country.


Latest update: Where to go in October: 22 November, 2023


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.




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