October is a great time to visit Brazil, the masses haven’t arrived yet and the temperatures are still warm with the exception of the south where it can get a bit chilly especially in the evening. On the north-east islands it is the perfect time to go diving and it’s the best time to see wildlife in the Pantanal.
The views of the Himalayas are at their best this month, with clear blue skies offering uninterrupted views of the dramatic landscape and superb trekking. This is high season in Bhutan so book well in advance and soak up the spirituality at Jampey Lhakhang Drup which commemorates the establishment of this 7th century temple.
October is one of the best months to visit China with clear bright days and mild temperatures. Summer and Winter in China throw in the extremes of weather so Autumn offers a more pleasant alternative. Golden Week falls in the first week of the month and is best avoided due to high volumes of internal tourism, increased prices and difficulties getting tickets for trains and domestic flights.
October marks the start of the high season in Nepal and the best time for trekking. Lots of people head out on to the trails to take advantage of the clear days and warm temperatures. Dasain, Nepal’s biggest festival, takes place this month too and lasts 15 days with celebrations country wide.