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Where's hot in October? Read about the best autumn-sun destinations

Wondering where you can go in early autumn and still get a lovely suntan without breaking the bank?

We've put together a list of some of our favourites including Mexico, Tenerife, Las Vegas and more.

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You might think that October is a bit late to find some sunshine, but fear not, we've got our smartest Pirate monkeys* working around the clock to find destinations that are all 23°C+ with plenty of sunshine.

While everyone else is distracted paying through the nose to get away in July or August, now is the best time to start thinking about a great-value sunny holiday in October.

Get something booked in before everyone else realises and you'll be laughing in a few months' time.

FYI: half term is Monday 24 October-Friday 28 October for most schools this year.

*Please note: HolidayPirates does not have any full time monkey employees - they're employed purely freelance as that allows them time to work on other projects.

1. Cancun (Mexico) - 27°C+

Let's start off with a real scorchio destination! Expect great weather every day in Cancun as well as lush beaches and lots of tequila.

See our latest holidays to Cancun in October.

2. Marrakesh (Morocco) - 25°C+

The beautiful capital city of Morocco is in fact, for most people at least, a bit too hot during the peak summer, so autumn is the perfect time to explore.

Plus, the flight time is less than four hours from most UK airports.

See our latest holidays to Marrakesh in October.

3. Algarve (Portugal) - 23°C+

The Algarve region of southern Portugal is always a popular destination for UK travellers with low-cost flights, lots of hotels, great beaches and a short flight time.

It's a winner from us on all fronts.

See our latest holidays to the Algarve in October.

4. Las Vegas (USA) - 28°C+

Being in the desert, it's no surprise that Las Vegas is hot all-year-round.

But even still, October is a great time to visit when it's a little cooler so you can enjoy the hot weather without just living in air-conditioned hotels and malls.

See our latest holidays to Las Vegas in October.

5. Cyprus - 22°C+

The beautiful island of Cyprus sits in the south of the Mediterranean and therefore, enjoys longer and hotter summers being nearer the equator.

Say hello to halloumi this autumn (we're sorry).

See our latest holidays to Cyprus in October.

6. Tenerife (Canary Islands) - 24°C+

To be honest, all of the Canary Islands are hot in October but we think Tenerife generally offers the best deals as there are the most flights and loads of hotels to pick from.

See our latest holidays to Tenerife in October.

7. Dubai (UAE) - 29°C+

Dubai is another one of those destinations that is hot all year, including October.

Expect long and sunny hot days and balmy evenings and don't forget your sun cream as it's almost guaranteed to be roasting hot.

See our latest holidays to Dubai in October.

8. Malta - 24°C+

To round out the list, we've got another favourite of ours, the central Mediterranean island of Malta that sits between Sicily and North Africa.

Expect warm days but perhaps take a light jacket for the evenings.

See our latest holidays to Malta in October.