Cheap Holidays in October

While October has it merits, halloween and auburn leaves, it remains rather chilly in Britain. As the weather gets worse and winter draws nearer, why not jet off and enjoy holidays in October? Destinations like Istanbul, Egypt and South Africa are still warm, but there are plenty of cooler, and equally fantastic, spots to holiday. City breaks in Europe are a great way to spend a long weekend, so why not head for Amsterdam? If you have a little longer, you could always start Christmas shopping early with a week in New York City. Wherever you want to go, you can count on HomeAway to provide the perfect accommodation.

  1. October holidays to Istanbul

    Istanbul is a city of contrasts: fusing the ancient and contemporary, it shows both eastern and western influences. From visiting its museums and mosques to enjoying its night clubs and shopping centres, you'll find just about everything in this bustling, thriving hub. One of the most popular destinations within Istanbul is Taksim, regarded as the beating heart of the city. Famed for its wonderful attractions and entertainment, it's a great place to stay when you want to explore. Travel to the city's spice market, take a tour around the palace, or travel by boat to the nearby Princess Islands. One thing's certain, Istanbul's a truly fascinating destination for holidays in October.

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  2. October holidays to Amsterdam


    If you find yourself on a budget or the tightest of schedules, Amsterdam holidays in October are perfect. Located just a short journey away from the UK, you can see and do so much here within just a long weekend. Make like the Dutch and rent a bicycle for a few days, touring this buzzing city via its winding, cobbled streets. Afterwards, relax in one of Amsterdam's famous coffee houses, enjoying one of many local delicacies. Of course, there are a myriad of famous museums and galleries to explore, as well as the notorious Red Light District. Whether you want a waterside apartment or a cottage outside the city, you'll find ideal accommodation when you book through HomeAway.

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  3. October holidays to Egypt

    One of the best possible destinations for holidays in October is Egypt. Whether you want to stay in Cairo, Giza or the Nile Valley, you'll be enchanted by the country's ancient and contemporary wonders. Discover the Sphinx, the Pyramids and the Valley of the Kings, before perusing an exciting spice market. Of course, if you'd rather spend a fortnight topping-up your tan, look no further than the Red Sea. Sharm El Sheikh is an increasingly popular destination, but a lesser-known gem is sophisticated, laid-back El Gouna. Why not explore the coast with a course in scuba diving, or spend the day on a desert safari?

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  4. October holidays to South Africa

    South Africa has long been a favourite for holidays in October. Mpumalanga-Kruger National Park is a particularly popular choice, where you can go in search of rhino, elephants and gazelle on a spellbinding safari tour. Aside from wildlife, South Africa is also home to some of the world's finest wine, so why not take a tour of Cape Town's lush, green vineyards? Of course, destinations in South Africa are as diverse as the country itself, and a lesser-known, but equally fascinating option is Johannesburg. Choose an apartment here, and you could explore the sights of city as well as the nearby Lion Reserve.

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  5. October holidays to New York

    Fancy some early Christmas shopping with a Fall break in the States? Then look no further than New York holidays in October. As the Big Apple begins to get in full festive swing, extravagant spending sprees are increasingly tempting! You'll find some of the world's most exclusive boutiques when you stay in Manhattan, in an apartment just steps from the Empire State Building. Of course, Staten Island is equally impressive, with its myriad of museums, galleries and family-friendly attractions. The little ones will love Staten Island Zoo - you can even meet the famous weather-predicting groundhog, Chuck!

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