plan ahead - October
Written by Oryx
Oryx presents its insiders tips for places to visit this October. In these parts of the world, October offers the ideal climate to explore the great outdoors. Try adventure sports in Pokhara, get to know Barcelona on foot, by bicycle, or by Segway, and experience Perth in full bloom.
Outdoor adventures in Nepal
For those who enjoy the great outdoors, Pokhara offers a picturesque haven with ideal warm days of around 24ºC in October. Along with history and culture, Pokhara is a hotspot for trekking, with its mountainous terrain and breathtaking views. One of the main attractions is Phewa Lake, the second-largest lake in Nepal, surrounded by monkey-filled forests and white mountain peaks. Take in the reflection of Mt Machhapuchhre andAnnapurna in its clear waters before enjoying a scenic boat ride. For the adventure sports enthusiasts, Pokhara is a beautiful place to experience paragliding, ultra-light flights, zip-flyer rides, rafting, and kayaking.
Distance: 3,368 km
Flight Time: 4 hours, 40 mins
Frequency: 4 flights a day
Explore Barcelona by bike or foot
Warmer days (around 18ºC) and cooler nights make October the best time to be in Barcelona, and a great time to undertake walking, cycling, or even Segway tours to admire the city’s modernist architecture by Gaudí. Dont miss the Catalan cuisine, seafood, art, culture, shopping, golden beaches along the Mediterranean coastline, and the best of football.
Distance: 4,865 km
Flight Time: 7 hours, 25 minutes
Discover Perth’s natural beauty
With ten hours of sunshine and high temperatures of 21ºC in October, Perth is idyllic at this time of year. Experience stunning beaches with spectacular sunsets, water sports, and marine life on the coast; scenic vineyards in Swan Valley; and bush trails, waterfalls, and natural beauty inland on the Darling Range.
Distance: 9,312 km
Flight Time: 10 hours, 50 minutes