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From picture-perfect fall landscapes to idyllic sunshine paradises, it’s difficult to pick the best place to travel in October. Sitting right in the middle of shoulder season, this is the perfect month to explore your dream destination without the hustle, bustle, and prices of peak season. Your pragmatism will be duly rewarded, as you’ll enjoy all the sights and insights in a far more exclusive and stylish manner. Though it’s proved difficult, we’ve narrowed our top destinations down to these three best places to visit in October.

New England’s kaleidoscopes of colors and forest fragrances create an autumnal purity that is sure to give you repose. Alternatively, if you’re seeking the sun then Egypt is surely one of the best countries to visit in October. Find real elegance in Italy, a country that epitomizes class and grace - especially with the gorgeous colors and fantastic temperatures to be found in October.


For many, it’s clear when to travel to New England. When the trees boast brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange it becomes one of the best places to go in October. Marvel at the fall colors painted along Kancamagus Byway and Acadia National Park and try local maple syrup on a charming Maple Sugarworks.

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With a Sun Festival in Abu Simbel and average temperatures of 86°F, Egypt in October is perfect for the perennial sun worshipper. Moreover, the Nile and Great Pyramids are exclusively yours with low shoulder season crowds. For those pondering when to travel to Egypt, choose October for a truly elegant Egyptian experience.

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For the traveler wondering when to visit Italy, October offers a sophisticated pace to explore the country’s treasures, like the Trulli houses of Alberobello, the breathtaking Vatican, and the gastronomical powerhouse of Parma. With few tourists, pleasant temperatures and stunning fall colors, Italy is one of the best European destinations to visit in October.

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