Below are the best locations for a trip from October 15th to October 21st. We’ve taken into account rain, temperature, travel advisories for safety, and number of tourists in the area. In mid October each of these places are the perfect balance between temperate weather and smaller crowds, which also translates into better deals for tourists.
Because we’ve located areas and times where there is a greater chance for hotels/flights to be under capacity and weather is likely to be temperate and dry, the best time to book these 10 trips is usually within 1-4 weeks before travel.
1. Rome, Italy
Rome has perfect weather from October 15th to October 21st. The weather is also perfect in the weeks before and great in the weeks after. Tourism in the area is slow during this time. Choosing Rome this week is a great choice for anyone looking for nice weather and lower prices.
The graph below shows how temperatures feel given humidity (heat index) and wind chill. Tourist demand is usually the opposite of price: where demand is low prices are too. For Celsius: click the “best time to visit” link below the graphs.
Rome Perceived Temperature (F)
Rome Tourism Demand
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2. Santorini, Greece
The weather in Santorini is excellent during this week with nice temperatures and low chances of rain. The month before is equally nice and the month after is slightly less temperate. Crowds are smallest in size. Go here in mid October if you want absolutely perfect weather and generally lower prices.
Santorini Perceived Temperature (F)
Santorini Tourism Demand
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3. Barcelona, Spain
Due to the lower number of tourists, a trip to Barcelona in mid October tends to be much less expensive, and the weather couldn’t be better. This period of ideal weather comes after some similarly enjoyable weather. If booking a longer trip, you’ll want to know that the weather will be almost as enjoyable for the next 30 days. Note that it can get busy here in other seasons.
Barcelona Perceived Temperature (F)
Barcelona Tourism Demand
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4. Seogwipo, South Korea
As with every place on this list, temperatures in Seogwipo feel excellent, rain is infrequent, and there are no travel advisories at the moment. Tourists looking for hotels and flights are uncommon during this time, so prices may be lower. The many hotels here can fill up, but probably won’t during this period. We could also recommend visiting earlier than this, and the weeks following have weather that is almost as good as mid October.
Seogwipo Perceived Temperature (F)
Seogwipo Tourism Demand
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5. Dallas, TX, US
Because Dallas can get busy, this is an excellent time to avoid crowds.With far fewer travelers booking during this time compared to the busiest months, hotels and airlines will probably offer some incentives to stay during this period. This is a good time to visit, because the weeks earlier are still seasonally less than ideal. If you’re planning to stay for more than a week, you can expect the weather to be almost as nice.
Dallas Perceived Temperature (F)
Dallas Tourism Demand
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6. Albufeira, Portugal
The perfect weather in Albufeira, Portugal during this time falls between some extremely pleasant weather earlier in the year and fairly good weather later. Because Albufeira can get busy, this is an excellent time to avoid crowds.Compared to the rest of the year we expect prices to be much cheaper due to much lower demand.
Albufeira Perceived Temperature (F)
Albufeira Tourism Demand
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7. Fredericksburg, VA, US
Around mid October is the best to visit Fredericksburg because prices are significantly lower for the things tourists spend the most on, and the weather is temperate. The weather is wonderful before this, has a perfect season, and then gets slightly less pleasant.
Fredericksburg Perceived Temperature (F)
Fredericksburg Tourism Demand
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8. Broken Hill, NW, Australia
Broken Hill would already be less expensive, and this time of year should be even less expensive. Weather in the 4 weeks prior is usually better than most places, this week is among the best you can choose for both low crowds and weather, then the weather stays nice for a few more weeks.
Broken Hill Perceived Temperature (F)
Broken Hill Tourism Demand
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9. Dover, DE, US
Dover is almost as pleasant to visit earlier in the year, but mid October should be nice each year. Costs during this time should be lower based on the number of visitors. If weather is a major concern, you should plan to stay just the week.
Dover Perceived Temperature (F)
Dover Tourism Demand
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10. Cape May, NJ, US
Though maybe the least-well-known location on this list, the weather is also very nice and there are plenty of things to do. For Cape May, this nice period falls between times that have good weather and weeks that have tolerable weather. Hotels and flights should cost significantly less during mid October compared to the average, especially if booking less than a month out.
Cape May Perceived Temperature (F)
Cape May Tourism Demand
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All of the locations above tend to offer great last-minute deals with hotels and airlines trying to fill what they couldn’t sell at full price. But if you just want to browse last-minute deals, click the link below.