Autumn is the new summer. Warm is the new hot! No crowds, no queues, lower prices and less sweat!
Grab a euro city-break bargain with return flights from £23 return and escape the dreary UK autumn now.
With temperatures around 20C during October, Madrid is still warm enough to get a tan and enjoy this hedonistic yet sophisticated city at the same time. The nightclubs never seem to close and you can feast on tapas well into the night. Take in some flamenco at Casa Patas; indulge your shoe addiction at Augusto Figuero (Madrid is a major footwear producer) or get high in the Teleferico Madrid cable car which takes you on a 2.5km trip over the Casa de Campo. Find flights to Madrid.
Gateway to the Istria peninsular, Pula is known for its warm climate, calm seas and unspoiled natural environment and in October you’ll get all of this without the summer heat and crowds. It’s also home to the Pula Arena – one of the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the world, where at one time, gladiators would have battled it out. Take a tour and pretend you are Russell Crowe battling for freedom and glory. Find flights to Pula.
One of Germany’s most beautiful cities, Cologne (or Köln as it’s known to the locals) remains mild with frequent sunny days during October. Art lovers should visit Museum Ludwig which pulls together internationally renowned collections of art, music, theatre and film. Animal lovers can visit Koelner Zoo which includes an elephant park, aquarium, ‘baboon rock’, a ‘hippodom’ and more! With a cheery carnival atmosphere and beer halls to rival Bavaria, Cologne is the city for a seriously carefree and fun filled weekend. Find flights to Cologne.
Temperatures sit at around 20C in Faro during October making it an ideal escape for the dreary UK autumn and the perfect place for golfers who want to work on their swing before winter kicks in. A few rounds of ball hitting, coupled with some down time on one of the spectacular beaches makes one excellent autumn break. Find flights to Faro
With the uncomfortable heat of summer long gone, autumn offers a far more pleasant time to visit Milan, with temperatures in the mid-teens but still plenty of sunshine on offer. Exuding Italian style, Milan is said to be Italy’s most cosmopolitan city and a centre of fashion and design, but there’s history here too. Explore the labyrinthine Castello Sforzesco – Milan’s main attraction consisting of 12 amazing mini-museums and archives – without the summer crowds. Find flights to Milan