Germany / Spain / Israel recommended for October
Heritage, beer, cars, landscapes and adventure is what draws tourists to Germany every year.
Ranked as the Best country to live in, Germany has pleasant weather and a plethora of festivals in October.
Beer lovers unite at the Oktober fest in Munich, which celebrates Bavarian culture, cuisine and Beer! October also hosts the Ludwigsburg Pumpkin festival (famous for it’s pumpkin boat races), the German wine harvesting festival which showcases the largest wine festival parade and the dazzling Festival of Lights in Berlin which illuminates all the historic monuments. There is Legoland and Europa Park for kids and those who love rollercoasters and themed attractions.
Mountain lovers can head to the easily accessible: Zugspitze, for panoramic views of neighbouring peaks and Eagle’s Nest to enjoy the stellar views of the Bavarian Alps.
For winter sports, head to the twin towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen boasting seven months snow fall and ice slopes. Adventure seekers can visit Obersalzburg for exploring it's 450 year old underground mines, rafting on the salt lake or take a relaxing train ride along the lake.
Car buffs must visit automobile museums like the Porsche museum and Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart and the BMW welt.
Nature lover’s can explore Namaste Tourism's Rhine and Bavarian rail tour.
A road trip across Sunny Spain is on every traveler’s wishlist. And October is one of the pleasant months that help you tick it off without burning a hole in your pocket.
For architecture lovers, Spain offers a plethora of styles: the intricate plateresque style at Salamanca, the Moorish Islamic style at Granada, the perfect blend of Islamic and Catholic at Cordoba and the gems of Gaudi at Barcelona.
Dig into delicious Paella and Sangria on street side cafes and enjoy Flamenco performers in Seville. Shop till you drop in the squares of Madrid as you hunt for the perfect pair of Espadrilles (Spanish shoes) after you visit the opulent Madrid Palace. Carry home Turron (Christmas desert) and Marzipan from Toledo, a town that makes you time travel.
Take a funicular ride at Montserrat to see the spectacular views of the serrated mountains and chill on a beach at Sitges.
History buffs can wander off into the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, the ancient castle of Peniscola or the Alcazar of Seville for hours. Nature lovers can go off beat at the Donana National Park, where marshy lands meet the sea. Can Spain ever disappoint?
Welcome October in a land where religions meet, brimming with culture and seeped in history - The land that boasts of epic religious sites and beaches, Spas and fine wines.
Begin at Tel Aviv, a pulsating city with vibrant street art, diverse neighbourhoods and an incredible nightlife.
For a different experience: have a meal at a pitch black restaurant where the servers are blind at Black Out.
Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea to see the ruins of the Crusader’s city, explore the site of Armageddon, Megiddo to see the archaeological excavations and enjoy the panoramic views of the Haifa Bay.
It is a paradise for architecture lovers: The Golden dome of the Bahai shrine, the ancient synagogues at the centre of Jewish Mysticism: Safed and the octagonal church of St. Peter.
Take a wine tasting tour at Golan winery and float in the Dead Sea.
See the remains of the mosaic floor depicting zodiacs at Beit Alpha and view the spectacular “Sound & Light” show at the Tower of David Museum.
Do not forget to wander off in the Old City and New City of Jerusalem to discover the mystical monuments that stood the test of time.