For people searching for a quality holiday away from the crowded tourist areas of the Summer months waiting for Autumn to come around can be the best option for a cheap, enjoyable trip abroad. Across the world many places have lower temperatures than the hot Summer months with less unpredictable weather for tropical and semi-tropical regions such as Texas and Florida in the US, according to The Best Time to Visit. For UK and European travelers looking for Autumn sunshine in October the Mediterranean coast of southern Europe is an excellent place for a trip.
Temperatures across southern Europe can climb through the Summer to almost 38C or 100F; coupled with crowded streets, beaches and sights Summer trips to the Mediterranean can be an uncomfortable experience. With temperatures remaining around 27C or 80F across southern Europe throughout October the area is probably the best region of the world to visit for beach and city breaks in the world. Autumn festivals take place across some of the regions populated by tourists in the Summer providing enjoyable experiences on the quieter streets and beaches of the Mediterranean.
Southern Italy has some of the most beautiful rural areas of southern Europe with the mountainous region of the island of Sardinia particularly quiet and mild in October, according to the Guardian. The region known as Barbagia is popular in the Summer with tourists taking day trips from beach holidays and caters to quieter tastes across the Autumn period. Around 27 villages across the Mediterranean island hold street festival including street markets and workshops held by craftspeople to teach traditional skills. Temperatures hover around 27C or 80F with Barbagia close to the beaches of the coast to allow village life and beach time to be spent in the region.
Mediterranean islands are popular throughout October with those of Greece still popular in Autumn, but quieter and milder than in the Summer. Touring the sights of the ancient city of Athens can prove difficult in the Summer with long queues for the most popular sights, such as the Acropolis difficult to get around. These sights are less crowded in October, according to Conde Nast Traveller. Visiting the Greek islands in the Mediterranean allows beaches to be visited and ancient sights in a short holiday with great ease.
The southern coast of France sees temperatures around 25C, 77F on the fashionable Cote d'Azur, also known as the French Riviera, The Guardian reports. Quiet beaches and uncrowded streets lined with boutiques and restaurants in Saint Tropez make for an enjoyable holiday in October. The early days of October in Saint Tropez on the Mediterranean coast are highlighted by a sailing festival featuring yacht races and onshore parties available to visitors to the region that are colourful and entertaining.
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