Autumn is the perfect time of year to get away for some much needed sunshine: not only are hotel rates slashed at the end of summer, but the crowds also thin out so you can find peace and quiet on the beaches. Here at Savoo, we have scouted out our top 10 holiday destinations for some autumn sun at the end of September 2014, whether you are on a budget or looking to splash out.
Max temp: 27C
Closer to Africa than Italy, Sardinia is the perfect destination for Autumn sun on a budget; expect maximum daily temperatures of around 27C, turquoise sea and white sandy beaches. We recommend attending Autunno in Barbagia, a series of festivals taking place in 27 villages and running from September until December.
London Luton to Alghero Sardinia: £49 Ryanair
Max temp: 28C
Anyone who has visited Rhodes in the summer will know that temperatures can get uncomfortably hot. That’s why Autumn is a great time to visit this Greek island, particularly if you are into sightseeing. Lindos is a picture perfect town on the east coast, with a preservation order protecting it from becoming spoilt by tourism. Expect two beaches, lively restaurants and bars and cobbled streets with white-washed houses.
Liverpool to Rhodes: £175 Ryanair
Sal, Cape Verde
Max temp: 28
There might be the odd drop of rain in Cape Verde in October to cool you down, but with the snow-white beaches and untouched villages you would be forgiven for thinking you were in the Caribbean. Although Cape Verde is made up of 10 islands off the west coast of Africa, only two currently welcome tourism: Sal and Boa Vista. Head here for highs of 28C and an unforgettable holiday.
London Gatwick to Sal: £490 Thomson Airways
Max temp: 28C
The southernmost region of Spain, Andalucia stretches all the way from the Mediterranean sea to the Portuguese border, and encompasses well known areas like Malaga and Alicante. But don’t let their party reputation put you off- much of Andalucia is quintessentially Spanish, with castles, sandy beaches and traditions like Flamenco dancing. And the best part is, Autumn days reach a maximum of 28C.
London Stansted to Seville: £71 Ryanair
Akamas peninsula, Cyprus
Max temp: 33C
Coastal developments in Cyprus might not be the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, but when it comes to affordable Autumn sun this island can’t be beaten. Cyprus sees nine hours of sunshine a day in October, with temperatures reaching highs of 33C- plus the sea is blissfully warm. Head to the Akamas peninsula for unspoilt scenery.
Manchester to Paphos: £179 easyJet
Max temp: 29C
Turkey offers everything from ancient history to beaches, bazaars to blue lagoons, and the seaside town of Kas is no exception. Expect Autumn sun and temperatures up to 29C, along with an abundance of restaurants, bars and vibrant atmosphere- not forgetting paragliding, scuba diving and hiking for the more active holidaymaker.
London Stansted to Ankara Esenboga: £204 Pegasus Airlines
Max temp: 25C
Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is situated in the very south of Croatia and offers temperatures around the mid-twenties in October. Expect Mediterranean elegance with lemons, olives and peach trees alongside bougainvillea and green-shuttered stone houses. Whilst Dubrovnik really comes alive in the summer, it is increasingly becoming an all-year-round destination.
London Heathrow to Dubrovnik: £184 Croatia Airlines
Max temp: 31C
With unbearably hot temperatures in the summer, October is the best time to visit Egypt: temperatures drop to a below 31C, and the warm sea is perfect for diving off the coast. Dahab is a small coastal resort, formerly a fishing village, and it is known for being low-key, laid-back and low-rise- a backpacker’s paradise.
London Heathrow to Sharm El Sheikh: £387 EgyptAir
Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Max temp: 29C
The Canary Islands are great for autumn sun, since temperatures still reach a maximum of 29C and the blue seas is beautifully warm. Situated just 100km from Africa, the Islands all have their own individual personalities- but Lanzarote is probably the hottest.
Manchester to Lanzarote: £127 Ryanair
Max temp: 27C
A sunbather’s dream, Tunisia in North Africa has maximum autumn temperatures of 27C and countless gorgeous beaches. Sunbathing, al fresco dining and late-night discos are a way of life in Hammamet, and it is a popular destination for swimming and water sports. Although crowned the number one beach town in Tunisia, Hammamet still retains its Moorish mystique.
London Heathrow to Tunis Carthage: £139
Save money on Autumn Sun Holidays
- £40 off September – October Bookings £700 and above at Thomson
- 10% off Online Booking at lowcostholidays.com
- £35 off All Inclusive Holidays Booking Over £700 at easyJet Holidays
Flight prices from Skyscanner accurate as of 14/08 for one person from the 29th September to 6th October 2014.