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Where to go in October

Come October, autumn has well and truly arrived in the UK. If you’re looking to escape the dark mornings and moody grey skies, where’s best to travel? ‘Leaf peepers’ can look to North America or Japan for spectacular autumn foliage, while wildlife lovers might like to venture to Costa Rica or Madagascar, where there’s a great chance of spotting baby turtles and lemurs.

Our pick: the best places to visit in October

1. Madagascar

As Madagascar runs across several latitudes, there are various ‘best times’ to visit the island depending on which part you’re travelling to. However, we’d pick October and November as our preferred months to holiday here, thanks to the pleasant temperatures and blooming jacarandas – and the fact that this is the time of year lemurs will give birth to their (very cute) babies.

Land of the Lemur

Africa

Escorted Tour

  • 12 nights in hotels/lodges and 2 in flight
  • 35 meals included
  • 18 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures
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£3,399

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2. New England 

New England is famous for its fall colours, when foliage across the region’s 13 states explodes into a riot of russet, ochre and gold. It makes a glorious backdrop to the pretty college towns, clapboard houses and steeple-topped churches – a dream for photographers.

The Best of New England in the Fall

North America

Escorted Tour

  • 11 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
  • 6 meals included
  • 11 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures
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£2,949

per person 2 13 days


3. Eastern Canada

Another great pick for beautiful autumn colours is eastern Canada, particularly in the province of Ontario. Discover forests of red and gold maples, and sample autumnal treats like cranberry wine, maple-infused chocolate, pumpkin pie and baked apples.

Colours of the Canadian Fall

North America

Escorted Tour

  • 10 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
  • 3 meals included
  • 13 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures
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£2,549

per person 2 12 days


4. Japan

“Autumn is the best time to travel to Japan in my eyes. There are far fewer tourists at the key sites and prices are more reasonable than in the incredibly popular cherry blossom season. To see the amazing autumn colours on the island of Honshu, aim to travel mid-October to early November.”

Cassie Stickland, Product Manager

Essence of Japan

Asia

Escorted Tour

  • 12 nights in hotel and 1 in flight
  • 13 meals included
  • 17 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures
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£4,399

per person 2 14 days

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5. Costa Rica

In Tortuguero, turtle nesting season runs from July to October and hatching season from September to December. Our wildlife-focused tour stays right by the beach for two nights – if we’re lucky, we’ll be able to see turtles either nesting or hatching while we’re here. A real once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

Escorted Tour

  • 12 nights in hotels and 2 in flight
  • 19 meals included
  • 10 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures
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£2,299

per person 2 15 days


Looking to travel at a different time of year? Take a look at the rest of our Where to Go When calendar…

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November

Where to go in November

Mexico | Borneo | Egypt | Australasia

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September

Where to go in September

Morocco | Western USA | Portugal

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