Summer always seems too short. I want to hold onto that happy feeling of freedom for as long as possible. That's why I am always looking for spots where I can extend the season well into October! I have listed my top holiday tips to ensure that you will end up at a sunny spot in Europe for your autumn holiday.
This year the UK autumn school holidays will fall between: 24 October and 28 October 2022.
Summer can't last long enough for me, which is why I regularly pack my bags in autumn for places where the end of summer is far away. Whether I'm going to fly or arrange my own transport, its always a great idea to take a two week break for the sun abroad. The summer sun seems to linger the longest in Spain and Greece, while the weather in Portugal and Italy is still wonderful too, especially for day.time activities. In Cyprus, Malta and France you can also enjoy warm temperatures at this time of year.
No matter where you book with us this autumn restl assured you will find peace and quiet at a lovely small-scale place away from the crowds. What are you waiting for?
While spending the autumn holidays at home certainly has its charms, October is a great time to visit warmer destinations.If you're looking to extend your summer, there are plenty of places in Europe where you can grab some rest and stock up on your daily dose of Vitamin D!
I don't know why, but the islands always have a certain attraction for me. I can't resist them! Especially in the autumn when they're still drenched in sunshine while we're getting drenched in rain. On Cyprus and Madeira, the average temperature in October is around 26 degrees, making it the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine. The sea water is also still pleasantly warm- ideal for beach lovers like me.
For some lovely Spanish sunshine in October and I flee to the Canary Islands . Did you know that it is sometimes up to 6 degrees warmer in the south of Tenerife and Gran Canaria than in the north? I know a great place to stay at a banana plantation, where it's alway sunny and there's plenty of peace and quiet.The Balearic Islands are also well known for mild weather. If you know where to go in Ibiza, Mallorca, and Menorca, you can avoid the tourists and enjoy the sunshine in complete freedom. If that's not the ultimate late summer feeling..
Are you looking to escape the rat race and don't mind if tourist spots are no longer open? It's wonderfully quiet in October on the Greek islands. Most restaurant owners are slowly closing the season and most travelers are already at home. If you don't mind cooking yourself every now and then in a holiday home or apartment with a kitchen, I definitely recommend going to in Greece in the autumn. Crete, Lefkada, Zakynthos; there are so many good places to go!
Do islands make you feel hemmed in? There are plenty of places for you to retreat to during the autumn holidays on mainland Spain, Portugal and Greece. In fact, I could talk for hours about my adventures in the Algarve and Andalusia ! From endless beaches to countless restaurants, there is something different to experience every day. And all this only a short flight away.
Of course a road trip can also be a fun way to spend your autumn holiday. While your kids sing songs in the back you can enjoy the picturesque views on the way to your holiday destination in Tuscany or Provence .
Looking for a quick getaway? I have highlighted all my favourite autumn accommodations for you, but do also take a look at my last minutes options around the autumn holidays.
If you book a car holiday, you can travel to your destination with your own transport.
If you book a flight holiday with me, it always includes accommodation and rental car!