Summer holidays ended a few weeks ago, but the urge to travel never ends! Autumn is already here and with it, on one side, comes the desire to extend summer and, on the other side, the desire to drink a hot chocolate on a park bench surrounded by orange leaves.
In this post, we suggest you 5 places for last minute getaways in October. From a trip to the coldest climate of Germany and England, to a trip to Malta, Madeira or Algarve to enjoy the last rays of sun.
Oktoberfest is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Germany during the month of October. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Oktoberfest in Munich will not take place in 2021, but is promised for the year 2022. While the 2022 edition does not arrive, you can visit the city of Munich and taste not only the most varied German beers, but also the local cuisine. Our suggestion is a 3-day getaway, where you can visit German breweries, visit the city’s parks and gardens, visit the museums and churches, and stroll through the streets of Munich.
October is a month of choice to visit the city of London. It is already cold, but far from the winter months, so a warmer coat and you will be ready to walk around the city.
During this month there are fewer tourists, so the queues for attractions are much shorter. So you avoid wasting time getting into the attractions, as well as taking that picture on Tower Bridge! London is the city of parks, and at in October they look beautiful in autumn colors. It’s worth spending a few hours in Hyde Park or St James’ Park. If you want to visit the city and all or almost all of its attractions, we suggest a 4/5 day trip. If you want to relax and break the routine, go for a weekend of adventure.
If you want to leave the cold behind and remember summer, Malta is your destination. We recommend at least a five-day trip and car rental. Start your trip in the capital Valletta and discover the Maltese cities and the beaches with incredible cliffs and crystal blue water. One of the must-sees in Malta is the Island of Gozo, where Game of Thrones was filmed.
Do you want to enjoy quiet days with peaceful beaches without the hustle and bustle? Far from the agitation of the summer months, the Algarve region is much sought after at this time of the year by golf lovers but not only. Although the days are shorter, the heat is still felt and the sea water maintains a pleasant temperature. The restaurants have free tables and the cafes and bars are still open. Enjoy the last rays of sun on the quiet sands, appreciate the fine cuisine, have fun in the water parks and dare to explore the interior of the Algarve. For this trip we recommend 5/7 days.
Finally, we suggest you a trip to Madeira archipelago. Discover the island of Madeira, all its nature through its trails and the typical life of the locals, in a 3/4 day trip. Enjoy the delicious cuisine and let yourself be carried away by the famous “poncha”. Before returning from this October getaway, enjoy 3 days on the golden island of Porto Santo. The temperature is summery and the water invites you to bathe. As in Algarve, in October there is not the typical hustle and bustle of the previous months. Porto Santo is the perfect place to recharge your batteries until your next trip!
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