Where is hot in October

The seasons may have changed at home, but fly south and summer is still in on in much of the Med. The temperatures have cooled down in southern Europe, so for travellers who prefer to avoid the sweltering mid-summer heat, October is a good time to fly away. Cyprus offers everything you need for a burst of sunshine leaving you refreshed and laid-back Malta will help you unwind after a busy summer season.

The Canary Islands are also great this time of year and the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs doing water sports and some island exploring in Lanzarote and Tenerife before heading into autumn.

Keep reading to find out more on where is hot in October.

Cyprus

Flight Time 4h50m
Avg. monthly temp. 22°C
Sunlight hours 10h
Avg. sea temp. 24°C
Cyprus in October is best for...
Scuba diving
Cycling
Hiking
Culture
Essential Info

The high season in Cyprus runs from April through to early November, so if you visit in the last few weeks you’ll still enjoy great weather along with all the restaurants and attractions you’d expect but with a quieter atmosphere. Its one of the few hot countries in October, so if you want to get some end of year beach time in head to the southern coast where the temperatures are a little higher, usually around the mid 20’s with the sea still warm enough for swimming.

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Tenerife

Flight Time 4h45m
Avg. monthly temp. 22°C
Sunlight hours 7h
Avg. sea temp. 24°C
Tenerife in October is best for...
Festival
Sports
Nature
Adventure
Essential Info

Tenerife is a great option for a beach holiday at this time of year that’s not too far from home. There might be more chance of rain this month, but the sea is the warmest it gets all year so it’s the perfect place for October sun and activities such as swimming, snorkelling and water sports. Nightlife on the island is still lively, as are the restaurants where you can spend your evenings making your way through the delicious Canary Islands dishes.

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Malta

Flight Time 3h30m
Avg. monthly temp. 21°C
Sunlight hours 9h
Avg. sea temp. 24°C
Malta in October is best for...
Boating
Sports
Dining
History
Essential Info

It may be one of the smaller Mediterranean islands, but Malta has an amazing nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites to boast. And with temperatures still around the mid-20’s during this month, it’s the best holiday destination in October. The capital city Valletta on the east coast is one of these sites, and a must-see when you’re visiting because of its cosmopolitan atmosphere mixed with rich history and architecture. There are also plenty of coves scattered around the coastline where you can cool off in the clear waters after a day of soaking up some sun and culture.

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Lanzarote

Flight Time 4h20m
Avg. monthly temp. 23°C
Sunlight hours 8h
Avg. sea temp. 22°C
Lanzarote in October is best for...
Adventure
Hiking
Cycling
Nature
Essential Info

Lanzarote is one of our top year-round sunny holiday destinations and if you can get to the island outside of the school holidays then autumn is the time to go. The sea has been heating up for months so is the warmest it gets all year and the winds that blow across the Canary Islands throughout the summer have usually dropped by October. So whether you’re enjoying some water sports or visiting some of the scenic and cultural highlights like the Timanfaya National Park. Lanzarote is a great holiday destination in October if you are after the refreshing break right before the winter starts.

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Santorini

Flight Time 4h
Avg. monthly temp. 22°C
Sunlight hours 9h
Avg. sea temp. 23°C
Santorini in October is best for...
Sightseeing
Sun
Dining
History
Essential Info

Visiting Santorini in October is great for those who don't enjoy the humidity of the summer months. At an average of 22°C, Santorini is warm enough in October to sit on the beach, but with cool breezes and very few crowds, the island is much more maneagable than at peak season. As long as you bring a layer or two to add to your beachwear, Santorini is the perfect autumn holiday destination.

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Paphos

Flight Time 4h
Avg. monthly temp. 22°C
Sunlight hours 9h
Avg. sea temp. 24°C
Paphos in October is best for...
Culture
Hiking
Scuba diving
Cycling
Essential Info

Situated near the coast of North Africa, Paphos enjoys warm weather all year round, with October being one of Cyprus' more popular months. The Mediterranean climate reaches highs of 27°C in October and lows of 16°C at night, so you may need a light jumper, but you're guaranteed a sun tan with 8 hours of sunshine each day at a fairly high UV index, so don't forget the suncream!

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