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!
Spring has sprung in Australia, and October is one of the best months to visit this gigantic nation. 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.
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 pleasant month to travel. Expect cheaper prices and fewer crowds without extreme weather.
Africa is so large that you can visit somewhere on the continent year-round. It’s spring in South Africa, one of our favourite destinations for a road trip honeymoon. 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 high 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.
If you’re looking for a honeymoon with a difference, then October is also a great month for 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.
The good news is that if you’re looking for a beach honeymoon, October is one of the best times of year to visit Mauritius for some of the world’s best paradisiacal coastlines and beautiful luxury resorts in abundance. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Mauritius to learn more. It’s also one of the last months of the year to visit Seychelles before the rainy season arrives. Seychelles is ideal for an epic tropical beach island hop. Find out more with our Ultimate Guide to Seychelles.
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 it’s a great month to get a good deal. Check out our favourite Maldives resorts with plenty to do, even if you happen to get a little rain. Wondering about the differences between Mauritius, Seychelles and the Maldives – we’ve got the lowdown here.
October is overall a great time to visit most of South America. 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 a fantastic time to visit the central and north of the country where there are many highlights like Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Salta and Iguazu Falls.
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. The Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination. Colombia has a diverse climate system, but October is one of the wettest months.
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.
October 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 at this time, 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 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 – check out our Ultimate Hawaii Honeymoon Guide.
Island-hop around Greece or Croatia. Marvel at the Moorish cities of Spain. Explore Italy’s Amalfi Coast or heavenly Sicily. It’s also a great time to visit Morocco. 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.
While it is still the rainy season in much of Southeast Asia, including honeymoon destination favourites like Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia, it’s a wonderful time to visit Bali and other parts of Indonesia as it’s the last month of the dry season. It’s also a great month for Japan and China – ideal if you’re looking for an adventure honeymoon. It’s one of the wettest months in Sri Lanka.
The extreme temperatures of summer have abated in the Middle East, meaning it’s a perfect time for a honeymoon in October. The UAE, Oman, Jordan, and Turkey will make for a beautiful desert, beach and adventure honeymoon.
Are you planning a honeymoon in October? Let us know in the comments where you’re thinking of going!
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.