Cooler days. Spookier nights. October is here and we are embracing it.

But where to go in October? Generally, travel and accommodation costs are cheaper at this time of year, so we definitely want to take advantage of that! From getting the chance to meet the best superheroes, to doing a spot of Halloween style ghost hunting, it’s no wonder October is a top notch month to travel!

We’ve had a look at what’s on across the UK and Europe to bring you a quality list of October destinations. Check them out below and start planning your autumnal getaway.

Munich, Germany

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What’s on? Oktoberfest.

How to get there? You can find fares from the UK to Munich from any international airport.

Probably the most obvious October destination, but there’s no denying Munich is the place to be! Hosting the world’s largest party with an average of 6 million visitors at Oktoberfest, its famous rambunctious reputation never fails those who visit.

Although if you’re a first-timer attending Oktoberfest you best be prepared; check out our survival guide to the festival to avoid a number of embarrassing situations.

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For those looking for something more than a stein, then a trip to the Neuschwanstein castle is a must! Located just over two hours from Munich, it’s the perfect day trip! October is the best time to go as there are less crowds and like Goldilocks last pot of porridge, the temperature is just right.

You can travel from Munich to Fussen and from the town you can rent a bicycle to begin discovering the castle a little bit differently!

Edinburgh, Scotland

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What’s on? It’s Halloween season and Edinburgh is littered with ghosts!

How to get there? Great bus, rail and flight connections make Edinburgh an easy spot to get to. Find cheap fares to Edinburgh here.

Paranormal-activity lovers will surely be flocking towards haunted destinations scattered throughout the UK this month. Edinburgh is certainly a contender for some ghost-hunting.

Why? The city is built upon remains from the great plague which infested the UK throughout the Middle Ages. Not to mention the world’s most haunted graveyard (Greyfriars Kirkyard) offers visitors a good spook when in town.

Why not check out the City of the Dead tour or dive into the Edinburgh Dungeons? If you want to discover more of Scotland, here’s some mystery inspiration.

Prague, Czech Republic

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What’s on? International Jazz Festival.

How to get there? There are regular flights from main UK airports to Prague.

This October destination was chosen by our fans on Facebook, and we kinda get it. Prague is considered beautiful throughout the year, but in October you’re neither freezing nor struggling for space.

Walking through the old town on a cool autumnal evening is a thing of pure joy. The warm colour scheme between the charming architecture and turning trees makes Prague a fantastic place to visit in October.

But there’s so much more to Prague than its main attractions, discover more non-touristy things to do in Prague.

Berlin, Germany

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What’s on? Berlin Comic Con.  

How to get there? Berlin has two international airports, Schönefeld and Tegel, both of which are served by UK airports. Check out the best fares to Berlin with Omio.

Comic-Con is coming to Berlin, with big stars such as Tom Wilson (Back to the Future) and Jack Gleeson (Games of Thrones) we can say it’ll be an event worth travelling for!

I’m not interested in Comic-Con – why should I go to Berlin? Fair question. Berlin is wonderful at this time of year, it is one of the greenest cities Europe has. So if you’re a leaf-crunching enthusiast then you would love the massive parks Berlin offers. If you want some more ideas of what to do check out our blog post on things to do in Berlin in autumn!

Nottingham, England

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What’s on? Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival.

How to get there? Nottingham has great train and bus connections. Discover which way suits you best using our price comparison engine.

If you’re unable to make it abroad to Oktoberfest then head to Nottingham for the Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival. Just one of the many food festivals happening as apart of the British Food Fortnight. Held in the architecturally stunning Nottingham Castle, spend the weekend exuding your inner-ale connoisseur with the over 1,000 ales on offer.

But if ale ain’t your thing but apples are your forte then you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the wonderful array of cider on offer. With over 200 real ciders to taste, we’re confident you’ll embrace the live entertainment on the Victorian Bandstand. Nor convinced? There are always more ideas days out in Nottingham on our blog.

Tip: Make sure to buy your ticket in advance as there may be none left at peak hours over the weekend.


Catherine Munnelly

Born and bred in Dublin, Catherine left the Emerald Isle in pursuit of exploration. Her hobbies include spending countless hours planning her next trip, travel blogging and Google deep diving.
Catherine Munnelly