Where to go in October for sun

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
Hotel beach lagoon, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt © OlegD - Fotolia.com

If there's one thing we know here at Weather2Travel.com, 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.

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 © Weather2Travel.com

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Top 10 sunny destinations in October

Learn out more about the top 10 sunny destinations for October 2024 with our monthly weather guides, inspirational features and recommended travel providers to help you decide where to go on holiday.

1. Red Sea, Egypt

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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2. Maldives

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3. Florida, USA

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Hours of sunshine (daily)
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Sea temperature °C

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4. Dubai, UAE

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
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5. Kenyan coast

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
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Sea temperature °C

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6. Cape Verde

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
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Sea temperature °C

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7. Seychelles

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
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Sea temperature °C

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8. Cyprus

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall
Sea temperature °C

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9. Antalya coast, Turkey

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall
Sea temperature °C

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10. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall
Sea temperature °C

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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.

Looking for more? Check out our complete guide to the weather in October and see where we think is the best place to go on holiday at that time.

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton is Weather2Travel.com's editor. Kirsten writes, commissions and edits our travel features, liaising with our contributors and ensuring copy is spick-and-span. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Kirsten also freelances writing articles on travel, history and the outdoors for titles such as Scotland Magazine and BBC Travel.

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