Your wanderlust and thirst for adventure should gear up as we say goodbye to summer and officially welcome fall. October is a month with moderate temperatures, plenty of sunshine and a world of travel experiences just waiting to happen. Here are our top picks for some of our favorite places to visit in the month of October.

Haunted History In America

Often touted as one of America’s most haunted destinations, Savannah Georgia is an ideal location for a weekend getaway in October. With antebellum homes flanked by moss-covered Spanish oak trees, cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages, this city oozes with southern hospitality and charm. You can peel back the layers and explore its mysterious and fascinating history with a late-night tour of “haunted” hotels, houses, restaurants, bars and cemeteries.
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Birth Of A Reef In Australia

Have you ever wondered what it was like to witness the mass “spawning” of a coral reef? This natural phenomenon called the “Coral Polyps” happens only once a year in the darkened waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Said to resemble an underwater snowstorm, the ocean bubbles with the colorful eruption of fertilization. Be sure to pack your snorkeling or diving gear to effectively witness this event which happens every year following the full moon in October or November.
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Oktoberfest In Germany

Taking place over 16 days in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest is by far one of the biggest and bawdiest parties in the world. Attracting more than six million visitors annually, there’s no other place you want to be in October if you’re a beer lover. More than seven million liters of beer will be consumed and while revelers enjoy raucous German music, amazing rustic cuisine and build memories that will last a lifetime.
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Truffle Hunting In Tuscany

If you are a self-proclaimed “foodie,” there’s no other place to be then Tuscany, Italy. Truffle season officially begins in October, and most Italian truffles can be found in northern and central Italy, particularly Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria and Le Marche. This subterranean fungus is harvested by pigs or dogs who sniff out this highly prized gourmet delicacy. Arrange a private guide, attend a truffle hunt, or book a truffle and wine tour while in the region.
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Cycling Adventure In Vietnam

October is the beginning of the dry season in Vietnam, and an unforgettable way to explore the lush and exotic landscape is with a 2 Day Cycling Tour from the bustling city of Hanoi to the Northwest Highlands of Mai Chau. Brought to you by eOasia, a sister company of HotelQuickly, it’s a once in a lifetime off-road experience where you get to cycle on dirt trails and backroads. You will make your way through small villages, rice fields, coffee and tea plantations and witness some of the most evocative and mesmerizing landscapes in Southeast Asia.
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Desert Safari In Dubai

One of the most futuristic and fascinating cities in the world, Dubai is an oasis that boasts some of the worlds best “sea, surf, sand and shopping”. Adrenalin junkies will want to have the ultimate “sand-bashing” experience by off-roading in a 4-wheel drive over the desert. Much like riding waves, you instead ride the sand. There is nothing quite like the thrill and excitement of sailing across endless sand dunes at breakneck speed as you precariously climb up and slide these mountains of sand. The weather in October is at its best and perfect for spending the day outside. Book your own private tour or do a pre-packaged Safari Tour which often includes add-ons like camel riding, belly dancing, and a BBQ dinner.
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Melissa is a passionate foodie, travel writer, and editor working in media internationally and in the USA. She has lived in Bangkok since 2004 and has a background in the travel industry. Melissa’s writing has been published globally in many prestigious online and print magazines for over a decade. Her motto for life is “You cannot live or love well if you have not wined and dined well!”