eight of the perfect locations for October and November


We all know from expertise that vacationers typically start planning their journey 4-6 months prematurely, which implies that at this level within the yr, individuals are fascinated with their fall adventures. October and November are actually nice months to journey. Households with school-age children are residence, and there aren’t any faculty college students on spring break. You’ve had a second to regroup after the flurry of summer time exercise, but the craziness of the Christmas season hasn’t hit but. These months additionally supply fabulous climate for being exterior—it’s not as scorching as summer time, however nonetheless heat (with one exception on this checklist!).

Tanzania in October

Tanzania’s Nice Migration is an unimaginable pure phenomena. Virtually two million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle journey over 1,000 miles in a circuit from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara every year searching for meals and water. In October, the big herds have scattered across the northern Serengeti. Many are nonetheless making the crossing forwards and backwards over the Mara River into Kenya’s Masai Mara. In case you are fortunate, it’s possible you’ll witness a crossing and the drama that comes with it–really a sight to behold.

Spain & Morocco in October

Combining southern Spain and Morocco into one journey is an effective way to expertise a area with an intertwined historical past however two distinct cultures. October is the shoulder season in each international locations and gives reasonable and comfy temperatures, usually thought of the perfect time to go to. There might be fewer vacationer crowds, making wandering probably the most iconic websites — the Alhambra complicated, the “Blue Metropolis” of Chefchaouen, and the medina of Fes — way more pleasant.

The Himalayas in October or November

Autumn in Bhutan and Nepal usually brings the driest climate and the clearest skies, which suggests you’ll have the perfect possibilities of seeing Everest and the opposite Himalayan peaks in your hikes or by means of a airplane window. Within the decrease elevations, the place there’s extra of a tropical local weather, temperatures can nonetheless be fairly heat, however not oppressive. That is additionally the harvest time; you’ll make sure to see farmers of their fields gathering their crops and Bhutan’s ubiquitous purple chilies drying on rooftops and patios.

Portugal in October

By October, the extreme warmth of the summer time has handed, and there are fewer vacationers, which is healthier for each city and rural exploration. Whereas the grape and olive harvests are extremely depending on climate and tough to forecast, in all chance, you’ll see at the least some harvesting taking place. As you head inland into the mountains, the bushes and floor cowl will start to vary colours, making a stunning distinction to the intense blue skies.

The Pacific in October

In New Zealand, October is likely one of the finest months for recognizing dolphins, whales, and penguins (who doesn’t love penguins?). It’s spring within the Southern Hemisphere, so the panorama might be blooming, and also you’ll see lovely child lambs grazing alongside their moms.

In Palau, the water temperature averages 82-85 levels Fahrenheit year-round making it a stunning getaway earlier than winter descends within the north. As well as, Palau is situated exterior the storm zone, so extreme storms are typically not a priority.

Japan in October or November

Whereas Japan is well-known for its springtime cherry blossoms, autumn additionally brings a surprising change to the panorama with vivid hues of foliage. It additionally tends to be probably the most nice by way of gentle temperatures and little rainfall, good for exploring the distant nation alongside the historic Nakasendo Path or the plethora of UNESCO World Heritage Websites of Kyoto. For the reason that summer time brings the monsoon rains, the panorama might be relatively lush.

Vietnam in November

Vietnam has two dry seasons, and November is the cooler of the 2, arriving simply after the wet season, so that you’ll get pleasure from being there for the newly greened bushes and rice paddies. Maybe among the best causes to go to right now is as a result of the air high quality is significantly better than at nearly every other time of yr. The cooler temperatures and dampened panorama helps reduce air pollution and dirt particles within the air.

Iceland in November

Due to warming Gulf Stream winds, Iceland enjoys a a lot hotter local weather than it ought to, or that individuals typically count on, given its northerly location (and its title). November is a good month to go to for 2 causes. First, if you wish to have an opportunity of seeing the Northern Lights, you want darkish nights, which November has. Nonetheless, Mom Nature by no means makes ensures, so it’s finest to go to Iceland with another actions in thoughts. November additionally gives sufficient sunlight hours for full days of exploration, so that you’ll nonetheless have a rewarding vacation even when the lights don’t present.

Matt Holmes is the Founder & President of Boundless Journeys. Boundless Journeys is an award-winning tour operator that goes off the overwhelmed path for immersive and genuine journey experiences.

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