Top 10 summer sun holiday destinations in October

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

Planning a late summer break for some end-of-the-season sunshine? We've got the pick of the bunch when it comes to finding a destination drenched in sunshine, whether you're looking for a short, medium or long haul escape in October.

Hotel beach lagoon, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt © OlegD
Hotel beach lagoon, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt © OlegD

If there's one thing we know here at, it's the importance of sunshine when you're on holiday. Not everyone likes the same temperatures - some prefer warm to hot, for example - and people's interests vary but almost everyone wants sunshine.

Top 10 holidays in the sun: looking for another month? Check out our complete collection of top 10 destinations for summer sun from May to October and top 10 destinations for winter sun from November to April.

Destination Temperature Daily sunshine Flight time
Max Min
1. Red Sea, Egypt 32°C 22°C 10 hours 5.5 hours
2. Maldives 30°C 25°C 8 hours 10 hours
3. Florida, USA 29°C 23°C 8 hours 10 hours
4. Dubai, UAE 36°C 23°C 10 hours 7 hours
5. Kenyan coast 29°C 22°C 9 hours 14 hours
6. Cape Verde 29°C 24°C 8 hours 6 hours
7. Seychelles 29°C 23°C 7 hours 10 hours
8. Cyprus 25°C 16°C 8 hours 5 hours
9. Antalya coast, Turkey 26°C 14°C 8 hours 4.5 hours
10. Gran Canaria, Canaries 25°C 18°C 7 hours 4.5 hours

It was with this in mind that we set about curating a set of infographics to expertly guide anyone on the hunt for a sunny break in summer, and this collection is our pick of the top places in October. As you can see, it's a really tasty mix of exciting and diverse destinations with something for everyone.

Top 10 summer sun holiday destinations in October infographic ©
Top 10 summer sun holiday destinations in October infographic ©
  1. Red Sea, Egypt
  2. Maldives
  3. Florida, USA
  4. Dubai, UAE
  5. Kenyan coast
  6. Cape Verde
  7. Seychelles
  8. Cyprus
  9. Antalya coast, Turkey
  10. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Top 10 sunny holiday destinations by month

Check out our top 10 sunny holiday destinations for each month of the year whether you're after summer breaks or winter sun escapes. We'll tell you where to get the best weather, expected flight time and what each destination is most well-known for, be it a city break, romantic retreat, the great outdoors or beaches.

Not found what you're looking for? If you're still searching for your perfect place to go, give our interactive summer sun finder a whirl. It lets you search for destinations based on your preferred weather, type of holiday and flight time.

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton
Article updated on Wednesday 1st September 2021 in: Europe Indian Ocean Middle East North America Season Summer

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