Travel News

Where is hot in October? Best Autumn sun destinations

Where is hot in October? Best Autumn sun destinations

As the summer months draw to a close, in the UK October brings with it the beginning of cloudy days, colder temperatures and higher levels of rainfall.

While October is rarely a good month for consistently sunny weather at home, several destinations abroad continue to have high temperatures.

With kids back in school and many people avoiding holidays so close to the busy Christmas period, October is an excellent – and often affordable – choice for an autumn getaway.

Southern European cities including Seville and Malta have high temperatures and little rainfall during the month, while Southern Hemisphere countries are beginning to enter their own summer.

These conditions mean that, with careful planning (namely finding out climate information and avoiding the half-term holidays) you can find great value holidays to sun-kissed destinations across the world. We’ve rounded up a list of some of the best.

Seville, Spain

Plaza de Espana, part of Seville’s Maria Luisa park

(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

  • Average temperature in October: 20C
  • Hours of sunshine per day: 7

October brings cooler temperatures to continental Europe’s warmest city, with daily highs still reaching a pleasant 26C. This makes it a great month to explore the Andalusian capital, during which you can avoid the sweltering summer temperatures while sightseeing. For a real look into Moorish architecture and influence, start at the Casa de Pilatos before moving onto the Torre del Oro and then the Alcazar and its gardens. Beside it sits the city’s cathedral – a gothic marvel that is among the largest churches in the world – and the Giralda Tower.

For those who prefer to simply wander around, the banks of the Guadalquivir River make a great first stop on any long walk, with llovely places to eat and drink with a view. The María Luisa park – and its centrepiece, the Plaza de Espana – are worthy of an extended visit, as are the numerous sites built for the Ibero-American Expo of 1929 (such as the Plaza de America).

Read our reviews of the best hotels in Seville

Valetta, Malta

The harbour and St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral and Carmelite Church at Valetta

(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

  • Average temperature in October: 21C
  • Hours of sunshine per day: 7

October falls in Malta’s shoulder season, but temperatures in the capital remain high enough for an enjoyable, sun-kissed trip….

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at The Independent Travel…