Where To Honeymoon In October

Find the best honeymoon destinations in October with our round-up of the wonderful places you can visit!

Where to honeymoon in October | The Honeymoon Guide
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Are you planning an October wedding? We’ve got all the magical destinations for a wonderful October honeymoon!

No matter your style of honeymoon or how much you’re going to spend, whether you want a tropical beach honeymoon, a safari honeymoon, a city honeymoon, or a road trip honeymoon, or are planning to travel a little later on honeymoon, we’ve got the best destinations in October below, so you know exactly where to honeymoon in October!

Wondering where to honeymoon in October but also need to know about other months? We’ve got a handy weather page chart or discover a detailed breakdown of each month just like this one.

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Oceania / The South Pacific

Best October Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Australia | French Polynesia | Fiji

Spring has sprung in Australia! If you’re wondering about the best honeymoon destinations in October, this is one of the best months to visit this iconic road trip honeymoon destination.

Temperatures are warm and comfortable in Sydney. See the iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Visit the fun beach suburbs like Bondi Beach. Take a day trip out to the Blue Mountains. Go wine tasting in Hunter Valley’s lovely vineyards.

It’s the dry season in Queensland. The iconic road trip from Cairns or Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef down the coast is a must!

Stop at the Whitsunday Islands, Fraser Island, the Sunshine Coast Brisbane, the Gold Coast & Byron Bay.

Stopping at the beach towns and wonderful wilderness along the way. Just magic.

Add a hop to the Northern Territory for a visit to the sacred Uluru in the Red Centre, although it starts getting hot at this time of year.

Visit Western Australia for the road less travelled. From stunning Pink Lake to Ningaloo Reef, there are so many highlights in this stunning region of Australia.

Overall, it hasn’t got too hot yet, so it’s one of the best destinations for an October honeymoon.

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

We created a comprehensive guide to help you plan a trip. The toughest part is choosing which beautiful resort to stay at!

You could also consider magical Fiji. The paradise beaches are a perfect add-on to New Zealand.

It’s 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.

It’s still a very pleasant month to travel. Expect cheaper prices and fewer crowds without cold weather.

Bondi Beach Honeymoon in Australia

Africa & Indian Ocean

Best October Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: South Africa | Namibia | Botswana | Kenya | Tanzania | Mozambique | Madagascar | Mauritius | Seychelles | Morocco | Egypt

Africa is so large that you can visit somewhere on the continent year-round.

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 plan a honeymoon in 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 game reserves.

Or maybe hop to Kruger National Park where it’s the tail end of the dry season.

Add on a week in Mauritius to South Africa for the ultimate road trip, safari and beach honeymoon multi-destination honeymoon.

It’s also still a great month for a safari and trip of a lifetime with a safari honeymoon in Tanzania. The Serengeti and the Maasai Mara in Kenya are just two highlights of these East African icons.

Add a week to your itinerary to explore the paradise island of Zanzibar or the beautiful Kenya beaches.

Did you know you can also add on Seychelles or Mauritius? Nairobi has direct connections to both.

If you’re wondering where to honeymoon in October with a difference, it’s a great month for a romantic honeymoon road trip adventure in Namibia.

Discover the wild coastline and epic national parks teeming with unusual wildlife. Huge sand dunes and amazing starlit skies await.

October is a transitional season for Southern Africa.

It is getting hot in Botswana and it’s the end of the dry season. Couples usually combine Botswana with Victoria Falls, but the water spray is at its most weak at this time of year, so we would recommend another time of year to make the most of this region.

It’s a great month for Madagascar and Mozambique for couples who really want to get off the beaten track.

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 to visit.

It’s a fantastic month to visit North African gems like Egypt and Morocco. See the Pyramids of Giza or explore the atmospheric medina in Marrakech.

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 luxury honeymoon hotels and a paradisiacal coastline.

Unlock everything you need to know to know about this heavenly destination.

It’s also one of the last months of the year to visit Seychelles before the rainy season arrives.

Go on a heavenly island hop and discover deserted paradise beaches. Unlock everything you need to know about this divine island hopping paradise.

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 so you could grab a bargain in one of our favourite Maldives honeymoon resorts.

Many couples have this paradise on their wish list and wonder if they should travel to the Maldives during the rainy season?

You would have to be unlucky to experience a sustained period of rain or adverse weather for a full week, but the weather is unpredictable, so it’s just not guaranteed!

You could also consider another destination? Bora Bora is our top pick, check our handy side-by-side analysis of the Maldives and Bora Bora.

Wondering about the differences between Mauritius, Seychelles and the Maldives – we’ve got a side-by-side analysis.

Looking for something lively? Then check out our favourite Maldives resorts with plenty to do, even if you get a little rain.

pool and palm trees at shangri la le touessrok one of. thebest honeymoon hotels in mauritius

South America

Best October Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Brazil | Peru | Ecuador

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 and Amazon rainforest.

We love Salvador in the north. Explore the colourful architecture and a beautiful coastline.

It is still cold in the south of Argentina around Ushuaia and Patagonia, but October is an ideal time to visit the central and north of the country where there are many highlights.

Go to a Tango show in Buenos Aires. Explore the vineyards of Mendoza and explore the natural wonder that is Iguazu Falls.

Visit canyon country around Salta where you can add in a journey up through Bolivia‘s Uyuni Salt Flats to La Paz for a fun multi-destination adventure honeymoon. You could then go on to Peru.

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.

Book early as they limit permits for the Inca Trail, although there are alternative treks like the Lares Trail. Visit the Amazon, explore the Nazca lines and Lake Titicaca. Peru is one of our favourite October adventure honeymoon destinations.

Ecuador is also a great destination for an adventure honeymoon. Hop over to the Galapagos Islands, which are a year-round destination.

Colombia has a diverse climate system, but October is one of the wettest months to visit, particularly on the Caribbean coast.

aerial view of Machu Picchu Peru Honeymoon

North America, Central America & Caribbean

Best October Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: USA

Autumn is in full swing in North America in October.

It is getting colder in Canada but the change in colours will be beautiful if you don’t mind some rain and cooler temperatures.

This is one of the cheapest times to travel and it’s ideal for a shorter minimoon trip, too.

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 in some areas.

Hurricanes can happen in the southern states of the USA around the Gulf of Mexico and some Caribbean islands.

It is still warm, so many couples travel to make the most of the discounted rates available and will travel there despite the unpredictability of the weather.

You could be fine and see nothing but sunshine in destinations like Florida.

Some islands like Barbados & Aruba in the southern Caribbean and areas like the Riviera Maya in Mexico rarely experience hurricanes (but can get the residual rain.)

If you’re not risk adverse there are so many beautiful options like Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Antigua and Turks & Caicos.

You can get some of the best October honeymoon deals on Caribbean cruises at this time of year with companies like Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises.

Towards the end of the month, it starts to cool down in northern California around San Francisco and in Yosemite National Park.

However, it’s still a great time for a romantic road trip down through California’s Pacific Coast Highway towards Los Angeles and San Diego.

It’s one of the best months to visit Las Vegas. We love Sin City for the fun hotels and because of the sheer number of fun things to do (that don’t have to involve any gambling!).

Book a helicopter ride with champagne over the Grand Canyon for a real October honeymoon treat.

We’ve got everything you need to know a about Las Vegas honeymoon in our Ultimate Guide series.

In fact, the temperatures aren’t as searing as summer on the west coast, so an October honeymoon is the prime time for couples who prefer things a little less hot, temperature-wise but still sunny and warm.

Consider getting a bit more off the beaten track in the wild west. We love the ranches of Texas, the national parks in Utah and Arizona and stargazing in New Mexico.

The USA has many fun spots across the 50 states. Explore the autumn colours in New England.

It’s one of our favourite times to visit Hawaii. This iconic honeymoon destination is perfect for a mini road trip honeymoon, an island hopping honeymoon, and a cruise honeymoon!

Dive deeper with our essential guide to Hawaii honeymoons or find out more about some of the islands with our Maui planning guide, Oahu planning guide & Kauai planning guide.

It is one of the rainiest months in parts of Central America. You can expect a lot of rain in Costa Rica, although great discounts can be found in some of the honeymoon lodges and resorts.

Check our digital handbook guide to planning a Costa Rica honeymoon.

Destinations like Guatemala and Belize would be the same. Later in November is a safer bet, if you can wait a few weeks.


Best October Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Greece | Spain | Italy | Croatia | Iceland | Morocco

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 and fewer crowds. Meaning, it’s a lovely time to visit for an October honeymoon, particularly earlier in the month. You might opt for a minimoon, too.

Island-hop around Greece or Croatia. Marvel at the architecture and history of the Moorish cities of Spain, like Seville, Granada, and Malaga.

Visit the wine regions, wild beaches and cool cities of Portugal.

Explore Italy‘s famed Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Lake Como, Lake Garda, Puglia or heavenly Sicily. October is one of the best months to plan an Italy honeymoon itinerary, without the crowds.

Paris is cute at any time of year and October is a pleasant month to avoid the crowds in France (as long as you don’t mind a little rain).

Although Morocco is in north Africa, it’s very accessible from Europe. October is one of the best months to visit.

Marvel at the impressive architecture of Marrakesh. Hike the Atlas mountains and enjoy the beach in Essaouira.

Although it’s getting cooler in Northern Europe so it’s not the best region for a honeymoon in October as you would expect some rain and grey clouds.

However, temperatures are still mild – ideal for exploring without the heavy crowds of mid-summer.

Take a road trip around Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland. Explore the Baltic Sea cities of Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Finland.

It is the start of the season of the Aurora Borealis aka the Northern Lights in Iceland.

For couples seeking something different, add this to your October honeymoon shortlist.

It’s also perfect for a minimoon. Visit the Blue Lagoon and the Sky Lagoon and tour the Golden Circle.

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Middle East & Asia

Best October Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Indonesia & Bali | Japan | Bhutan | Japan | UAE & Dubai | Oman | Jordan | Turkey

We love Indonesia in October, so if you’re thinking about an October honeymoon, add this incredible destination to your shortlist.

Bali is one of the best honeymoon destinations in October for a stunning affordable honeymoon, so perfect if you need to plan a honeymoon on a tighter budget.

Stay in a luxury honeymoon hotel in Seminyak, Uluwatu and Canggu. Spend a few days exploring Ubud’s highlights like the Monkey Forest and the Bali Swing.

Do an island hop to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan and the beautiful Gili Islands.

Unlock everything you need to know about planning a Bali honeymoon!

Discover other Indonesian islands worth exploring.

Include Singapore as an add-on and book the Marina Bay Sands hotel for its famous rooftop pool. Foodies will love the culinary delights in this fun city.

October is the last month of the rainy season in some of our Southeast Asia favourites like Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and India.

The rains ease off towards the end of the month, though, as November arrives and the dry season begins. Although in its one of the wettest months to visit Sri Lanka.

It’s a great month for a unique October honeymoon in Nepal or Bhutan.

Ideal for couples who want something different from a tropical beach. Trek the mountains of these extraordinary destinations. Explore their history and culture.

In Japan, autumn has arrived and we can’t think of a better October honeymoon destination for a cultural adventure.

The colours of the trees change towards the end of the month and there are many cultural events to celebrate the harvest.

Explore Tokyo and Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka and surrounds on the bullet trains. Find out more with our Ultimate Japan Honeymoon Guide.

Although it will be getting cooler in Beijing, China is a great destination for couples looking for an exciting October honeymoon filled with culture, history and culinary adventures.

Start in Beijing and take the train to Shanghai. Visit Chengdu, Lijiang and Yangshuo.

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.

It’s a perfect time to visit the region and explore its many delights. We love the beautiful desert hotels of the region.

Many couples will do a honeymoon city stopover in the United Arab Emirates if they’re flying through. Dubai has so much going on for a perfect October honeymoon. Plus, it’s packed full of beautiful hotels.

Whether it’s a luxury beach honeymoon, a chic city honeymoon, check out our Ultimate Dubai Honeymoon Guide to dive deeper into planning a honeymoon in this desert city and beyond.

Consider stunning Oman. The desert landscapes, the arid mountains, beautiful beaches, luxury hotels and cultural gems.

It’s one of our favourite destinations to recommend to couples who’ve been everywhere.

With beautiful beaches, culinary gems, ancient sites, fascinating history and adventures abound.

How about Jordan? One of the best October honeymoon destinations for couples who want to dive deep into history and culture.

Turkey is also just waiting to be explored on an October honeymoon. Discover where east meets west in Istanbul, the hot-air balloon rides of Cappadocia and the lovely beach resorts.

Bali Swing Honeymoon in Indonesia

Where To Honeymoon in October Summary

In conclusion, the following is a list of where to honeymoon in October:

Thanks for reading our ‘Where to honeymoon in October’ article. Are you planning a honeymoon in October? Let us know in the comments which October honeymoon destinations you’re thinking about!

We endeavour to provide accurate climate information about the best honeymoon destinations in October. 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.