The Canary Islands are the perfect autumn getaway, with temperatures still in the mid-twenties and beaches and resorts quieter than in the peak of summer. Gran Canaria is perhaps most famous for the magnificent Maspalomas sand dunes – close your eyes and you could be in the Sahara desert. Find flights to Gran Canaria
For a refreshing weekend away, the Danish capital is second to none. Boasting a quality of life regarded as one of Europe’s highest, health conscious citizens here cycle an amazing 1.2million km per day and the water in the city harbour is so clean you can swim in it. Find flights to Copenhagen
One of Europe’s most alluring cities, wine lovers can enjoy the Vendanges de Montmartre (Montmartre Wine Harvest) which runs until 10 October, while the beautiful Butterfly Garden at the Parc Floral is open until 15 October. The Parc des Princes stadium holds a huge antique fair on 16 and 17 October – leave plenty of space in your suitcase for the way home.
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