For Americans, October signals the start of the autumn season. Trees are slowly losing their leaves, and the wind becomes chillier. If you are looking to have a great time rather than waiting to be covered in snow, then here are some amazing destinations you can visit come October:


France has typically the same weather for Americans, especially those living in the northern regions. During October, the autumn season is already present, but the main difference lies in how the season is being enjoyed. The abundance of urbanized mountainous parts of France makes it more attractive to spend a vacation there.

The French Alps are very popular for skiing. Thousands flock to enjoy a lot of snow sporting activities from beginners to even professionals. There are more than 250 ski resorts in the French Alps, including the “3 Valleys” which is the largest ski area in the world.


This island nation is located southeast of Africa and surrounded by the Indian Ocean. If you want something that keeps you warm, this island may be a perfect fit.

The tropical climate is ideal for resting or having fun on the beaches. The island is filled with green and rich in biodiversity. For a country this small and far from the main continental landmass, it offers a get-away feeling while still in touch with urban life due to its recent industrial improvements.

However, before you travel, make sure to purchase a flight cancellation insurance package. As there might be some weather challenges even in October.


Morocco is a relaxing place wherein you can discover many things that can fuel your creativity. It is also known for its wide variety of handcrafted objects and artworks.

In one of its largest cities, Marrakesh, you can find the world-famous Jemaa el-Fnaa. It is recognized as the melting pot of ancient and modern cultural artifacts, cuisine, and other trade-worthy objects. For a curious mind who loves collecting and colors, this place can feel like a paradise. Aside from that, there are many picturesque sceneries such as ancient city structures and lush gardens.


The country of Ireland is just near the United Kingdom. The medieval structures, such as castles, can be seen as a common sight. Now in modern times, you can book these vacation rental castles for certain events or social gatherings.

If you are a party animal, then there is no shortage of places to drink. There are plenty of pubs to choose from so you can have so much fun each night. If you want to find inner peace, you can go for adventure hikes instead. The country had numerous mountain paths where you can just casually hike for enjoyment and relaxation. 


Bali is one of the island cities of the Indonesian archipelago. As an island in the Southeast Asia region, it is expected to have great beaches there. If you are a young traveller, you can have access to non-stop parties without any worries.

If you want to unwind, the place is also known for the yoga retreats. You’ll be having two opposing choices by nature and still have the best stay of your life.


October may be the autumn season, and your options for enjoying an outdoor vacation may be limited. However, if you prepare long enough, you can try any of the five amazing destinations and have the unique time of your life once it hits October.

*Post contributed by peer adventure travel writer, Pamela Fine, from the U.K.*