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14 Best Honeymoon Destinations in October

14 Best Honeymoon Destinations in October

Looking for the best places to honeymoon in October? We’ll set you up with the best October honeymoon spots anywhere in the world.

October is one of the most romantic times of the year. In many parts of the world, the leaves change colors, temperatures begin to sneak into those digits perfect for cuddling by the fireplace, and there’s a special crisp to the air that sparks romance.

But it’s also one of our other favorite times of the year – shoulder season. Travel in Europe, the Caribbean, and many other unforgettable honeymoon destinations suddenly becomes much more affordable and less crowded.

Long story short, you picked our favorite month of the year for your vacation of a lifetime.

So, where are the best honeymoon destinations in October? We chose our top spots for you to plan your dream vacation. 

October Honeymoon Destinations 


Best For: A Tropical Honeymoon in October


Things are just starting to heat up off the coast of Southeastern Africa when you plan a honeymoon in Mauritius. So pack your swimsuit and get ready for a trip of a lifetime. 

What should you expect from one of our favorite October honeymoon destinations? Epic waterfall hikes (be sure to check out the 300-foot Chamarel Waterfall), trekking through the rainforest at Black River Gorges National Park, and, of course, spending way too much time at the beach.

The laid-back island vibes at Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve offer some of the best swimming and snorkeling for your holiday. Have fun. 

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 1 Week

Suggested Stay: Shangri-La Le Touessrok


Skaros rock and Firostefani village at Santorini, Greece

Best For: Places to Honeymoon in October in Greece

Summers in Santorini (like most Greek Islands) is a scene. And why wouldn’t they be? The small but charming White Beach and Red Beach, sunsets in Oia, and delicious cuisine everywhere are all at their best during the warmest months of the year. 

But we’ll let you in on a secret. The best Santorini honeymoon month is October when days are still relatively long, the weather is great, and you’ll likely find your honeymoon suite a lot easier (and cheaper) than in June through September. 

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 1 Week

Suggested Stay: Azanti Suites


Best For: Adventurous Couples


Looking for the best honeymoon destination in October? Tulum is a place we enjoy any time of year, but when the summer crowds (and heat wave) begin to lighten up, we think it’s the best month to plan a honeymoon in the Yucatan.

Tulum is a thrill seekers’ paradise with epic swimming holes like Dos Ojos and Gran Cenote, archeological sites like El Castillo in Tulum and Coba a short drive away, and the beaches and mangrove forests in Reserva de la Biósfera Sian Ka’an. 

But you can also party it up in the Hotel Zone or simply lie around on the tranquil beaches. Drive down to Akumal Beach for the best chance to swim with sea turtles on your honeymoon in Tulum. 

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 7 – 10 Days

Suggested Stay: Dune Boutique Hotel

Hudson Valley

Best For: Autumn Colors

Hudson Valley New York

The Hudson Valley is a short drive from New York City, and it’s one of our favorite ideas for an October honeymoon.

Why? Think romantic strolls in the woods, watching the leaves change to brilliant shades of amber, red, and yellow in parks like Blue Mountain Reservation and Ferncliff Forest. Sold?

Towns and hamlets like Rhinebeck, Beacon, and Tivoli offer chances to explore boutique shops, sip freshly made cider or ales, and duck in for a romantic meal along the iconic Hudson River. 

It’s also one of the best honeymoon destinations in October for Halloween lovers. The Historic Hudson Valley is home to the legendary author Washington Irving’s residence (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) and several excellent holiday events, including the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 1 Week

Suggested Stay: The Amelia Hudson

Austin, Texas, USA

Best For: Music Lovers


If you and your partner love live music, head to one of our favorite October honeymoon destinations in the USA. 

Austin City Limits Music Festival takes place in early October and is a 2-week music festival with a long list of legends like B.B. King, Willie Nelson, and the Foo Fighters performing over the years. 

Of course, it’s an ideal location for an October honeymoon, even if you skip the show. A walk around Lady Bird Lake, horseback riding at Tristar Farm, and BBQ plates for two at Franklin Barbeque are all even more enjoyable during the cooler days of October.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 5 Days

Suggested Stay: Austin Proper Hotel

South Africa

Best For: A Safari Honeymoon

Robberg, Garden Route in South Africa

One of the best honeymoon locations in October is South Africa. Why? Because you really couldn’t choose a better month for a safari honeymoon in Africa. 

You’re at the tail end of the dry season in the iconic Kruger National Park, so you’ll have excellent opportunities to see the Big 5 without the summer tourism crowds.

But it’s also an excellent time to chill at the beaches near Cape Town, with Muizenberg Beach and Boulders Beach Being two of our favorites.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 2 Weeks

Suggested Stay: Tintswalo Atlantic

Paris, France

Best For: European Honeymoon Destinations in October

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Paris is romantic anytime you visit. But when the crowds around iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower or Luxembourg Gardens start getting (slightly) less busy, the romantic charm turns up a notch or two. 

Temperatures start getting a bit cooler, residents start returning to their normal routines, and visiting gorgeous landmarks like the beautiful Musée d’Orsay train station or Cafe de Flore for a romantic lunch just feels more special than ever. 

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 5 to 7 Days

Suggested Stay: Le Bristol Paris

San Francisco, US

Best For: A Californian Adventure 

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Believe it or not, you’ll find many of the warmest days of the year in San Francisco in October. This means the gorgeous coastline in places like Baker Beach or Crissy Fields is actually warm enough to get your feet wet. 

But you’ll also find locals and tourists basking in green spaces inland, like the iconic Golden Gate Park or Dolores Park on the sunniest days. 

If the fog does roll back in, warm up with a craft cocktail at Trick Dog, a bowl of Cioppino at Sotto Mare, or an Irish Coffee at The Buena Vista Cafe.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 5 Days

Suggested Stay: The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Colorado, USA

Best For: Affordable Honeymoon Destinations in October

Mount Crested Butte, Colorado

A Colorado trip is one of the best places for a honeymoon in October, and you can do it for reasonably cheap.

Schedule a visit to The Centenial State, and you’ll be within a short drive from Rocky Mountain National Park, where you can experience the breathtaking beauty of the American West.

But when you’re not exploring the hiking trails, waterfalls, and mountain views, check out the vibrant city of Denver. You’ll find epic street art, cool markets and shops, and some incredible dining options around town.

Be sure to reserve a table at Il Posto for a romantic dinner for two in a trendy, upscale setting.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 1 Week

Suggested Stay: The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

Bali, Indonesia

Best For: Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon in Paradise 

Bali (Indonesia) 

Looking for the best honeymoon locations in October? If you’re looking for fun in the sun and the great outdoors, visit Bali. You’ll get mostly dry conditions, highs around 90°F (32°C), and some of the best all-inclusive resorts and honeymoon packages anywhere.

You can book packages with surf lessons, yoga sessions, and even a private chef or butler to help you enjoy your stay.

Or, if you’re more of a D.I.Y. couple, try venturing off to see the iconic temples, spend some time partying in Canggu, or check out some wildlife in the Ubud Monkey Forest.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 10 – 14 Days

Suggested Stay: Samabe Bali Suites & Villas

Bora Bora

Best For: The Ultimate Beach Holiday 

Bora Bora

If you can name a more iconic honeymoon spot than Bora Bora, we’re all ears. But the thatched roof bungalows towering over the white sands and aquamarine waters are basically tailor-made for a honeymoon.

It’s also one of the best October honeymoon destinations because you get the same warm weather, endless snorkeling and swimming, and island luxury vibes – but with smaller crowds and (slightly) better hotel rates than during peak season.

Diving at Anau, chilling at Matira Beach, and hiking at Mount Otemanu without the summer crowds make Bora Bora an easy candidate for the best place to honeymoon in October. 

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 

Suggested Stay: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora


Best For: A Caribbean Honeymoon 


Settle into your luxury honeymoon suite in Aruba, and it won’t take you much time to discover why it’s one of the best honeymoon destinations for October. 

The days are still warm and dry, the beautiful beaches have fewer couples populating the stretches of white sands, and room rates begin to come down. 

Spend your days windsurfing, hiking, or laying out at on the famous snow-white sands of Eagle Beach. And when you’re ready to see wildlife, head to the Natural Pool to swim inside the volcanic rocks or go check out the flamingos on De Palm Island.

You likely won’t run into hurricane season here, as Aruba sits outside the hurricane zone.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 1 Week

Suggested Stay: The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba


Best For: Snorkelling and Scuba Diving


Looking for a honeymoon in October? We have one word for you: Seychelles.

What makes the 115 islands in the Indian Ocean the best honeymoon in October? You can lay out on beaches like Anse Soleil or dive in the clear blue waters off Curieuse Island without fighting the summer crowds. 

You’ll also get calmer days, so you can enjoy snorkeling or kayaking around the pristine tropical shores without battling against the wind. 

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 10 days

Suggested Stay: Constance Ephelia

Rome, Italy

Best For: a Honeymoon in Italy


Planning a honeymoon in Italy is perfect in October when the temperatures begin cooling off a bit and summer holidaymakers go back to school or work. 

Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain, explore the Colosseum and Vatican City, and visit some of the best restaurants in the city sans swarming crowds. 

It’s also a great time of year to soak up local culture, with excellent events like the Rome Film Festival in the city, and it’s still harvest season in nearby Lazio, where you can sample wines, olive oils, and truffles if you’re lucky.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 2 Weeks

Suggested Stay: J.K. Place Roma

Practical Tips for Planning Your October Honeymoon 

Book Tickets to Events Ahead of Time

Honeymoon Plan Agent

If you’re planning on visiting the best honeymoon destinations October offers for concerts and seasonal events, be sure to plan ahead.

You’ll want to reserve tickets to festivals and special events long before you travel to ensure a spot on your October honeymoon and score the best seats.

Check the Forecast

Honeymoon Plan

Many of the best honeymoon destinations in October are beginning to transition from summer to fall weather. This means days are often warm, but evening temperatures may start to get cooler.

Pack layers, and you also may need a raincoat for tropical destinations. October is getting closer to rainy season in many popular beach honeymoon locations.

Look for Hotel Deals

Honeymoon Planner

It’s likely shoulder season in many of the best places to go on a honeymoon in October. You can find excellent rates if you look ahead, so you may be able to splurge on that honeymoon suite with an in-room jacuzzi

Plan Your Dream Honeymoon in October

Honeymoon Plan

You can visit many of the best honeymoon destinations in October on a budget, so start looking for flights early. Many of the most popular locations worldwide become much more affordable after the summer months.

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