October half term is a great opportunity to top up your tan and get some sun before the colder months back at home. Whether you’re looking for a family holiday or a short romantic break, October is the perfect time to relax before the busy Christmas period.


When is October half term 2019?

The half-term holiday is Monday 21 October to Friday 25 October 2019. However, be sure to check the dates as school term and holiday dates vary across the UK.


Where’s hot in October?

We’ve rounded up the top 5 holiday destinations for some sun in October.


Rome, Italy

How hot is Rome in October?

The temperature in Rome is at average 18°C but you can expect highs of 23°C. The average sea temperature is 22°C making it definitely warm enough to take a dip in the sea.

How long is the flight to Rome from the UK?

The direct flight time from London to Rome is 2 hours 30 minutes.

What to do in Rome

The history of Rome dates back to 2500 years making it the perfect destination to explore historical landmarks, churches, museums, archaeological sites and art. It’s impossible to visit without going to see the the largest amphitheatre ever built – the Colosseum. Wander around the arena, stands and underground tunnels of where battles, executions and animal hunting were once performed.

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Algarve, Portugal

How hot is Algarve in October?

Algarve is warm in October with an average high of 25°C. Expect warm weather with seven hours of daily sunshine.

How long is the flight to Algarve from the UK?

Direct flight time from London to Faro is 2 hours 40 minutes.

What to do in Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve is the coastline of southern Portugal blessed with breathtaking beaches, warm sea temperatures and traditional fishing villages. Attracting as many as 4.2 million tourists a year, the Algarve offers lively nightlife for those looking for a party, some of Portugal’s best golf courses and fantastic surfing opportunities. Boasting a wealth of family amenities, this is the perfect destination for a family getaway with a generous amount of things to do for all ages.

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Gran Canaria, Spain

How hot is Gran Canaria in October?

The average daily temperature in Gran Canaria is around 23°C but you can expect highs of around 26°C. Night temperatures will be between 20-21°C.

How long is the flight to Gran Canaria from the UK?

The direct flight time from London to Gran Canaria is 4 hours, 8 minutes.

What to do in Gran Canaria, Spain

Whether you’re looking for picture perfect beaches to sunbathe on, coastlines to hike or vibrant nightlife to party the night away, Gran Canaria will deliver everything you’ll need. With over 80 beaches, great surfing opportunities and a trio of waterparks to visit you won’t be short of things to do. Said to be the most diverse of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is perfect for those looking for a beach or adventure holiday.

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Marrakech, Morocco

How hot is Marrakech in October?

The average daily temperature in October in Marrakech sits around 21°C.

How long is the flight to Marrakech from the UK?

The direct flight from London to Marrakech takes approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes.

What to do in Marrakech, Morocco

Moroccan mint tea, the Jemaa el-Fnaa market and souks are just a few of the attractions which draw tourists back every year. Discover the best of both worlds in a city which sees donkey carts, snake charmers and spice sellers mix with cute coffee shops, luxury Moroccan spas and exciting tours. Why not stay in a riad for an authentic travel experience where you’ll get a real feel for traditional Moroccan life.

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Cancun, Mexico

How hot is Cancun in October?

The average temperature for Cancun is 27°C with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C.

How long is the flight to Cancun from the UK?

Direct flight time from London to Cancun is around 9 hours 15 minutes

What to do in Cancun, Mexico

There’s much more to Cancun than just white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and amazing nightlife. Attracting over two million visitors a year, Cancun offers countless of tours, activities and attractions for all ages. Discover epic snorkeling and diving opportunities, go Shopping on Boulevard Kukulkan or zip line over the jungles at one of the adventure parks. For history lovers, consider taking a day trip to nearby Tulum to see some of the best preserved ancient ruins in Mexico.

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