Are you planning an October wedding? We’ve got all the magical destinations for a wonderful October honeymoon! Whether you want a tropical beach honeymoon, a safari honeymoon, a city honeymoon, or a road trip honeymoon, we’ve got all the top destinations below, so you know where to honeymoon in October!
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Spring has sprung in Australia, and if you’re wondering where to honeymoon in October, this is one of the best months to visit this iconic road trip honeymoon destination. It hasn’t got too hot yet. Temperatures are warm and comfortable in Sydney and Perth and it’s the dry season in Queensland. Add a stop in the Northern Territory for a visit to the sacred Uluru in the Red Centre.
It’s the last month of the dry season at one of the earth’s great honeymoon paradises, the island chain of French Polynesia. Many of our readers have its most famous island, Bora Bora, on the top of their honeymoon wishlists, and we created a comprehensive guide to help you plan a trip – check out our Ultimate French Polynesia Honeymoon Guide.
It’s also springtime in New Zealand with longer nights and fresh temperatures. This is a shoulder month, so while it’s not too cold, you can expect some rain and colder temperatures, but it’s still a very pleasant month to travel. Expect cheaper prices and fewer crowds without extreme weather.
Africa & Indian Ocean
Africa is so large that you can visit somewhere on the continent year-round. But for couples wondering where to honeymoon in October, the good news It’s spring in one of our favourite road trip honeymoon destinations, South Africa! As summer approaches, it’s a wonderful time to visit the Rainbow nation. Drive down the Garden Route, for the Cape Winelands around Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, spot humpback whales in Hermanus and take a safari in the Eastern Cape reserved. Or maybe hop to Kruger National Park where it’s the tail end of the dry season.
It’s also still a great time for a trip of a lifetime with a safari honeymoon in Tanzania and Kenya. Wondering what the difference is between these two destinations? Find out more here! Add a week to your itinerary to explore the paradise island of Zanzibar or add on Seychelles or Mauritius.
For beach lovers wondering where to honeymoon in October, you’re in luck in the magical Indian Ocean. October is one of the best months of the year to visit Mauritius. Mauritius has some of the best honeymoon hotels and a paradisiacal coastline. Check out our Ultimate Mauritius Honeymoon Guide to learn more. It’s also one of the last months of the year to visit Seychelles before the rainy season arrives. Seychelles is one of the best destinations for an island hopping honeymoon. Find out more with our Ultimate Seychelles Honeymoon Guide.
October is one of the Maldives’ wettest months, so it is a little riskier to travel at this time of year. Half the month experiences some rainy days, but prices reflect this too. It’s a great month to get a good deal. Check out our favourite Maldives resorts with plenty to do, even if you get a little rain. Wondering about the differences between Mauritius, Seychelles and the Maldives – we’ve got the lowdown here.
If you’re wondering where to honeymoon in October with a difference, then October is also a great month for a romantic honeymoon road trip adventure in Namibia, with its wild coastline and epic national parks teeming with unusual wildlife. October is a transitional season for Southern Africa. It is getting hot in Botswana. At Victoria Falls, the water spray is at its most weak at this time of year. It’s also a great month for Madagascar and Mozambique. Some rain has arrived in Rwanda and Uganda, so if you’re considering a bucket list gorilla trek, the previous months are the optimum time.
For couples who are thinking about where to honeymoon in October and would love to visit South America, it’s a lovely month to visit the continent. The weather is perfect in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil as temperatures increase with little rainfall and elsewhere it’s great for wildlife spotting in the Pantanal. It is still cold in the south of Argentina around Ushuaia but October is an ideal time to visit the central and north of the country where there are many highlights like Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Salta and Iguazu Falls. Add in a hop up through Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats to La Paz for a fun adventure honeymoon.
It’s still peak time for Peru, meaning it’s also the ideal time to tick off the bucket list travel experience, the Inca Trail. Ecuador is also a great destination for an adventure honeymoon and the Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination. Colombia has a diverse climate system, but October is one of the wettest months to visit.
North America, Central America & Caribbean
If you’re wondering where to honeymoon in October, it is important to note that it is one of the riskiest months for adverse weather, including hurricanes in the southern states of the USA around the Gulf of Mexico and some Caribbean islands. While the weather is unpredictable, it is still warm, so many couples travel to make the most of the discounted rates available. You’ll get some of the best deals on Caribbean cruises, for example. Some islands like Barbados & Aruba and western areas of the Caribbean in Mexico in the southern Caribbean rarely experience hurricanes.
The USA still has plenty to do, though. California is warm although it gets cooler as the month goes on, particularly in Northern California later in the month. It’s one of our favourite times to visit Hawaii. This iconic honeymoon destination is perfect for a road trip honeymoon, an island hopping honeymoon, and a cruise honeymoon! You can sail on a cruise line like Royal Caribbean International. Dive deeper with our Ultimate Hawaii Honeymoon Guide.
For couples wondering where to honeymoon in October and have Europe on their wishlist, you’ll find it cools down in much of Europe as autumn arrives. However, you’ll still find pleasant temperatures in the Mediterranean.
Although it’s getting cooler in Northern Europe and you would expect some rain, temperatures are still mild – ideal for exploring without the heavy crowds of mid-summer. Take a road trip around Ireland and Britain. Explore the Baltic Sea cities of Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Finland. See the Northern Lights in Iceland.
Middle East & Asia
We love Indonesia in October, so if you’re thinking about where to honeymoon in October, add this incredible honeymoon destination to your shortlist. Bali is one of the most affordable honeymoon destinations so perfect if you need to honeymoon on a budget. Include Singapore as an add-on and consider the famous rooftop pool of the Marina Bay Sands hotel. October is the last month of the rainy season in some of our Southeast Asia favourites like Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and India. It’s also a great month for a honeymoon in Nepal and Bhutan. In Japan and China, autumn arrives — ideal if you’re looking for an adventure honeymoon. However, it’s one of the wettest months to visit Sri Lanka.
For couples wondering where to honeymoon in October and love the romance of the desert, the extreme temperatures of summer have abated in the Middle East, meaning it’s a perfect time to visit the region. Many couples will do a honeymoon city stopover in the United Arab Emirates. Check out our Ultimate Dubai Honeymoon Guide. Oman, Jordan and Turkey are waiting to be explored. With beautiful beaches, desert landscapes with stunning hotels, culinary gems, fascinating history and adventures abound.
In conclusion, the following is a list of where to honeymoon in October:
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We endeavour to provide accurate climate information. However, as the weather around the world becomes more erratic and unpredictable because of the climate catastrophe, The Honeymoon Guide is not responsible for disappointment regarding your trip because of adverse weather.