Where to go on holiday in October

October is often cited as the best month to visit the world’s largest coral reef system and one of Australia’s most iconic attractions, the Great Barrier Reef. Low rainfall, high temperatures, inviting waters and high visibility combine to create the perfect conditions to explore this incredible underwater world.

October is also an ideal time to discover the ancient wonders of Egypt as the temperatures have dipped following a stifling North African summer. Explore the tombs and temples in Luxor, Cairo’s iconic pyramids or head for the Red Sea coast for luxurious resorts and world class diving.

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Beach

Mauritius

Mauritius

Cast adrift in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a marvellous mix of African, Indian, European and Oriental influences.

French Polynesia

French Polynesia

The epitome of the South Pacific, exotic French Polynesia has captured the imagination of travellers

Bahamas

Bahamas

This former haven of pirates, smugglers and rum-runners is now dedicated to holiday pleasure.

Something different

Barrier Reef

Barrier Reef

In Australia's tropical north lies one of the world's most remarkable landscapes.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas - one of America's most visited destinations and an exciting year-round playground

Cairo

Cairo

Known to its inhabitants as Um ad-Dunya meaning ‘Mother of the World’, Egypt’s capital city

Cities

Luxor

Luxor

Luxor is often dubbed ‘the world’s greatest open air museum’. Its greatest exhibits

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is known for its fascinating harmony between old and new, east and west.

Boston

Boston

Boston is attractive and historic, yet has a young feel to it with a number of universities