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As summer comes to an end across Europe and the UK, temperatures fall and you're unlikely to find hot days on the Costas and islands of the Med. However, there are still places to travel to for a tan and to soak up some rays. So, where's hot in October? Let us inspire you...
|Hot favourites in October|
|Algarve||23°C||7 hrs||3 hrs|
|Canary Islands||24°C||7 hrs||4.5 hrs|
|Cancun||27°C||8 hrs||11 hrs|
|Cape Verde||26°C||7 hrs||5.5 hrs|
|Cyprus||22°C||8 hrs||4.5 hrs|
|Dubai||29°C||10 hrs||7 hrs|
*Average temperature and sunshine in October
Tucked away at the southern tip of Portugal, the Algarve is closer to Africa than the UK, meaning the days stay sunnier and warmer much later into the year – when summer’s over for the rest of Europe, the Algarve is still going well into October.
Expect temperatures around the low 20s, with occasional highs into the 30s. The nights are cooler, but with seven hours of sunshine your days are likely to be blissfully sun-drenched.
This is slightly cooler than during the peak summer months, but that means coastal walks and hiking the region’s rustic inland become much more pleasant and appealing.
Besides the weather, October in the Algarve is very peaceful; with the kids back at school, most resorts are quiet, not to mention cheaper (our data shows that average prices between August and October drop be almost 40%).
If you fancy a bit of a break from the quiet of the coast, Faro, the capital of the region, is lively most of the year thanks to its large student population. The city is home to some of the best food in the Algarve, with fresh seafood a regional speciality on most menus.
From exciting events in your local area to excellent staycation destinations, make the most of your October half term break with these kid-friendly activities the whole family will enjoy.Read moreabout 10 things do to do this October half term
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