There are plenty of other great destinations in April, which include Gambia, Florida, Caribbean and Dubai - all of which have hot temperatures...
If sun and heat is what you're after in October, then the southernmost state of the USA is a place you can rely on. Hawaii has some of the best beaches in America and enjoys temperatures of around 26°C in October. Hawaii's crystal-clear waters are the islands' most inviting feature being superb for water activities from surfing to diving, and sailing to windsurfing. However, its nightlife, activities and traditions are also what make Hawaii a destination worth a visit as well as the stunning scenery with volcanoes, high sea cliffs and rich green foliage across the whole island group.
Average October temperature: 26°C
Average October rainfall: 45mm
Average hours of sunshine in October: 8 hrs
Hawaii itself is the largest in the group of islands, and is often referred to as the 'Big Island'. It's almost twice the size of any of the other islands in the group, offering stunning beaches such as Anaehoomalu and the Hapuna recreation area, which is famous with body surfers.
The most popular island is Oahu, which is renowned for its festivals and celebrations such as the Chinese New Year and Aloha as well as the well-known resort of Waikiki in Honolulu. It would be an understatement to say that Hawaii has something for everyone.
Tunisia begins to cool just after August, but temperatures in this African favourite remain above 20°C during September and October, making it a noteworthy country for your hot holidays in October.
Average October temperature: 21°C
Average October rainfall: 66mm
Average hours of sunshine in October: 7 hrs
Tunisia has much in the way of beaches, resorts, history and culture to offer its visitors. The majority of the country's historical wonder can be found preserved in the city of Carthage, which was once the world's third-largest Roman city and day trips here are offered from some of the many resorts along the eastern coast. Heading south you'll find the island of Djerba, a real beach paradise of powder soft sands with minimal development over and above the great hotels on offer.
If you find October in the UK is a bit dreary and you're looking for somewhere to test your haggling skills, to soak up some sun or even to satisfy your Star Wars interest on a tour of the Saharan locations used in the first film, then Tunisia might just be what you are looking for this autumn.
The Red Sea
The Red Sea resorts around Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Marsa Alam and Taba are some of the best destinations for guaranteed sun in the month of October. All have developed as purpose-built resorts with many hotels offering all-inclusive deals and entertainment on site - and all within six hours flying time of the UK.
Average October temperature: 27°C
Average October rainfall: 2mm
Average hours of sunshine in October: 10 hrs
October will see average temperatures of 27°C, and 10 hours of sunshine a day, making the area ideal for autumn getaways. It is well known internationally as one of the best diving locations in the world as the surrounding Red Sea is beautifully clear, and is populated with exotic flora and marine life.