October is a great time to immerse yourself completely in another culture. Head to India and join millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for Diwali, the five-day ‘Festival of Lights’. Experience the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival with the locals in Myanmar, where revered Buddha images are paraded around Inle Lake in an elaborate barge for over 20 days. Or discover the historical sites in Jordan, where the lifting of the summer heat allows you to explore in comfort the Roman ruins at Jerash, and biblical sites such as Mt Nebo and the desert of Wadi Rum.
Popular countries we recommend in October
Seasonal inspiration from our specialists on where to visit in October for the best weather, festivals and events, and wildlife-spotting opportunities.
Selected itinerary ideas in October
Trip suggestions that we know capture a route at its best if you’re planning to travel in October.