Autumn bargains: As winter looms, holiday deals to lift the spirit (2023)

Summer is over and a long (and expensive) winter is on its way. But all is not lost if you sneak in a quick autumn escape — and there are plenty of tempting offers available, from far-flung beach breaks to cultural short hops.

So here’s our round-up of the best holiday bargains leading up to Christmas...

SHORT-HAUL SUNSHINE

RELAX ON RHODES:SAVE £715

Respite: Summer is over and a long (and expensive) winter is on its way, but all is not lost if you sneak in a quick autumn escape. Tui is offering seven nights all-inclusive in a resort in Rhodes from £687 per person. Above is the island's pretty town ofLindos

From 14th-century palaces to ancient ruins and Ottoman-era mosques, there’s so much to see in Rhodes. And the Greek island is not short of great beaches, either.

HOW TO DO IT: Tui (tui.co.uk) is offering seven nights all-inclusive at Atlantica Holiday Village Rhodes from £687 pp, including flights, departing on October 12.

CHARMING CANARIES: SAVE £400

A trip to the resort town Playa Blanca, pictured, promises coastal charm.Tropical Sky is offering seven nights at the nearby Dreams Lanzarote Playa Dorada Resort & Spa from £659 per person

October temperatures in Lanzarote hover around the mid-20s, and a trip to the resort town Playa Blanca promises coastal charm and views of the spectacular volcanoes of Timanfaya National Park.

HOW TO DO IT: Tropical Sky (tropicalsky.co.uk) is offering seven nights half-board in October at Dreams Lanzarote Playa Dorada Resort & Spa from £659 pp, including flights.

CUT-PRICE CYPRUS: SAVE 20%

Explore Larnaca's beaches, bars and medieval churches this autumn with a stay at Cavo Maris Beach Hotel with BA Holidays. Pictured is the city's Church of Saint Lazarus

Sunny Cyprus is a reliable holiday spot well into October and November. Larnaca, on the south coast, with its beaches, bars, scuba diving and medieval churches, is a brilliant base.

HOW TO DO IT: BA Holidays (ba.com) offers seven nights’ B&B at Cavo Maris Beach Hotel in October from £649 pp, including flights.

HOP TO MAJORCA: SAVE 23%

AluaSoul Carolina is an adults-only resort a short walk from Font de Sa Cala’s Blue Flag beach (pictured) on Majorca.Love Holidays offers four nights’ B&B from £339 per person

On the shores of the Mediterranean, AluaSoul Carolina is an adults-only resort a short walk from Font de Sa Cala’s Blue Flag beach. It’s also only two miles from the remains of the walled fortress Castell de Capdepera.

HOW TO DO IT: Love Holidays (loveholidays.com) offers four nights’ B&B from £339 pp, including flights. Book online for a break from October 21 and use the code HALFTERM to claim the discount.

BLISSFUL BEACHES

MAURITIAN DREAM: SAVE 40%

Get to know Port Louis, pictured, the intriguing capital ofMauritius on aCaribtours' seven-night break to Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas. It's priced from £1,349 per person

Mauritius is home to the classic Indian Ocean charms of white-sand beaches and dazzlingly clear waters — but the island has an interesting interior, too, including rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails, diverse wildlife and an intriguing capital in Port Louis.

HOW TO DO IT: Caribtours (caribtours.co.uk) has seven nights’ B&B at Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas from £1,349 pp, including flights. Book between November 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023.

DUBAI DASH: SAVE 38%

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Emirates Holidays offers three nights at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina from £1,579 per person (stock image)

There’s no danger of a dip in temperatures during an autumn break in Dubai. The city is constantly moving and changing thanks to endless new attractions opening, from theme parks to restaurants, hotels to man-made beaches and towering skyscrapers.

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HOW TO DO IT: Emirates Holidays (emiratesholidays.com) offers three nights half-board at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina from £1,579 pp, including flights. Book by October 5 for dates in November.

MALAYSIAN TRAIL: SAVE £900

The Malaysian archipelago ofLangkawiis locally known for its pretty beaches and jungle wildlife. Explore it for yourself with Trailfinders - it's offering 12 nights’ B&B at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa from £1,929 per person

Langkawi might not be familiar to many, but this archipelago off Malaysia’s north-west coast is locally known for its pretty beaches, jungle wildlife, mangrove forests, waterfalls and caves with spectacular limestone formations.

HOW TO DO IT: Trailfinders (trailfinders.com) is offering 12 nights’ B&B at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa in November from £1,929 pp, including flights.

COOL CANCUN: SAVE £388

Palm-lined paradise:The Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun resort in Mexico is halfway between Playa del Carmen (pictured) andCancun. First Choice is offering seven nights on November 16 from £1,768 per person, including flights

The Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun resort is half way between the palm-lined beaches and coral reefs of Playa del Carmen and the buzzing nightlife of Cancun on the Mexican Caribbean Coast. The resort offers plenty of activities, from dance classes to cocktail-making days.

HOW TO DO IT: First Choice (firstchoice.co.uk) offers seven nights all-inclusive from £1,768 pp, including flights, on November 16.

CARIBBEAN CALLING

BASK IN BAHAMAS: SAVE 40%

BA Holidays is offering seven nights all-inclusive at Breezes Bahamas from £1,639 per person, including flights. Above is nearbyGoodman's Bay beach

Not much can trump the feeling of jetting off to the Caribbean as the rest of the UK languishes in short, grey days. And the beachfront Breezes resort is a great spot from which to explore the Bahamas.

HOW TO DO IT: BA Holidays (ba.com) is offering seven nights all-inclusive at Breezes Bahamas from £1,639 pp, including flights. Book by October 5 for selected dates in November.

BARBADOS BUZZ: SAVE 40%

The heady mix of rum bars, great music, firm culinary traditions and a fascinating history makes Barbados the perfect Caribbean introduction.

HOW TO DO IT: DialAFlight (dialaflight.com) is offering seven nights all-inclusive from October 25 at the Colony Club from £1,399 pp, including flights.

ST LUCIA SUN: SAVE £850

Tropical Sky offers seven nights all-inclusive at St Lucia's Landings Resort & Spa from £1,729 per person. Visit picturesque Rodney Bay, above, while you're there

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The beachfront Landings Resort & Spa is on St Lucia’s north-west coast and offers spacious apartment-style accommodation. Rodney Bay, Fort Rodney and Pigeon Island National Park are all nearby.

HOW TO DO IT: Tropical Sky (tropicalsky.co.uk) offers seven nights all-inclusive at The Landings from £1,729 pp, including flights. Book by October 30 for dates until January 2.

LUXURY JAMAICA: SAVE 40%

Sandals is the classic Caribbean all-inclusive retreat — and for good reason. Unlimited water sports, nightly entertainment and scuba diving are among the many extras included in its packages. The Sandals Ochi resort is in the Jamaican northern port town of Ochos Rios, close to lush tropical gardens and waterfalls.

HOW TO DO IT: For October breaks, Caribbean Warehouse (caribbeanwarehouse.co.uk) is offering seven nights all-inclusive from £2,199 pp, including flights.

FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY

DIVE IN TO EGYPT: SAVE £241

Sharm El Sheikh, in Egypt, is a resort town overlooking the beautiful Ras Muhammad National Park — a favourite with divers. The deserts of the Sinai Peninsula are nearby and the town centre has a promenade lined with palm trees.

HOW TO DO IT: EasyJet Holidays (easyjet.com) is offering seven nights all-inclusive at Aurora Oriental Resort on October 15 from £715 pp, including flights.

PLAY IN PORTUGAL: SAVE £307

Spend the October half-term break in Porto Santo, above, part of theMadeira archipelago. Tui has seven nights all inclusive at Hotel Pestana Porto Santo from £624 per person, including flights

This half-term break to Portugal’s Porto Santo island includes one free place for a child (based on two adults and one child travelling). This island is part of the Madeira archipelago and is famed for being the home of Christopher Columbus.

HOW TO DO IT: Tui (tui.co.uk) has seven nights all-inclusive at Hotel Pestana Porto Santo from £624 pp, including flights on October 17.

GO FOR GREECE: SAVE £672

First Choice has seven nights all-inclusive at the Atlantica Holiday Village on Rhodes from £801 per person. Pictured is nearbyKolymbia Beach

There are plenty of activities on offer at the Atlantica Holiday Village Rhodes, including a water park, a lazy river and children’s clubs offering everything from football to swimming and drama.

HOW TO DO IT: First Choice (firstchoice.co.uk) has seven nights all-inclusive at the Atlantica Holiday Village from £801 pp, including flights on October 15 and a free child’s place.

DELICIOUS MAURITIUS: SAVE £372

Club Med is one of the most reliable brands when it comes to family holidays. There are endless included activities for children, plus adults-only areas for some much-needed relaxation. And settings don’t get much better than the Mauritian coast.

HOW TO DO IT: Club Med (clubmed.co.uk) has seven nights all-inclusive at La Pointe aux Canonniers from £1,067 pp on October 15.

PACKAGE TOURS

WILD IN AFRICA: SAVE £445

G Adventures is offering an eight-night trip exploring Namibia, Zambia and Botswana (the country's Chobe National Park is pictured) on October 15 from £1,334 per person

This eight-night trip takes in some of the highlights of Namibia, Zambia and Botswana, including the Chobe National Park, the Kalahari Desert, exploring the Okavango Delta by canoe and finishing in Victoria Falls.

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HOW TO DO IT: G Adventures (gadventures.com) has eight days from £1,334 pp on October 15.

FOODIE ADVENTURE: SAVE £400

Responsible Travel's 12-day tour of Sri Lanka, which startsfrom £1,226 per person, begins inNegombo (pictured)

This 12-day small group tour takes in Sri Lanka’s spice and fish markets, plantations and open kitchens. The trip starts in Negombo and finishes in the capital, Colombo, taking in fishing villages, abandoned forts, ancient temples and heady street markets.

HOW TO DO IT: Responsible Travel (responsibletravel.com) runs the 12-day trip from £1,226 pp on selected dates in October, November and December.

A WEEK FOR UNDER £300pp

TURKISH FEAST

The beachfront Turkish resort of Cook’s Club is a short walk from Alanya's famous Red Tower (pictured). Stay for seven nights from £199 per person with Thomas Cook

Cook’s Club is a beachfront resort in Turkey, a short walk from Alanya and its famed Bar Street, medieval castle and Red Tower. The hotel itself has a traditional hammam, evening entertainment, plenty of watersports and a choice of restaurants.

HOW TO DO IT: Thomas Cook (thomascook.com) has seven nights’ B&B from £199 pp, including flights, in October.

ALGARVE GOLF GETAWAY

Jet2Holidays is offering a stay at Parque ­Mourabel Oasis Village from £214 per person in Portugal's Algarve region (pictured)

The beaches of Portugal’s Algarve might become rough and wild during the autumn months, but this wonderful stretch of coast is lined with plenty of charming restaurants and bars to relax in, as well as some busy little towns. The area is popular with fans of golf, too.

HOW TO DO IT: Jet2Holidays (jet2.com) has seven nights self-catered at the Parque ­Mourabel Oasis Village from £214 pp, including flights on November 3.

PRETTY MALTA

Malta's Paradise Bay Resort is near the eye-catching seaside village of Mellieha (above).BA Holidays is offering seven nights at the hotel from £218 per person

Paradise Bay Resort is on the Maltese north coast, not far from the pretty seaside village of Mellieha. The hotel has plenty of facilities, including two pools, a tennis court, a sauna and a gym.

HOW TO DO IT: BA Holidays (ba.com) is offering seven nights, room-only, at Paradise Bay Resort from £218 pp, including flights, on November 28.

TENERIFE TREAT

From charming towns to warm beaches and a spectacular national park, Tenerife is an appealing option at any time of year. The Allegro Isora resort is on the island’s east coast and has plenty of facilities, including three swimming pools, three bars and a wellness centre.

HOW TO DO IT: Love Holidays (loveholidays.com) has seven nights all-inclusive at the Allegro Isora from £254 pp, including flights on October 20.

WHERE THE POUND IS STILL SOUND

The above graph compares how much (or less) your pound buys in popular holiday destinations around the world

TRUST IN TURKEY

Sterling is stronger than a year ago against the Turkish lira.

EXCHANGE RATE: 56 per cent up year-on-year.

OUR RATING (out of five): £££££

WHAT YOU CAN GET: Seven nights at the Royal Dragon Hotel, Side, from £456 pp all-inclusive with Manchester flights (tui.co.uk).

HUNGARY FOR LESS

The pound has held against the forint and is even up a bit, so try Budapest.

EXCHANGE RATE: 9 per cent up year-on-year.

OUR RATING: ££££

WHAT YOU CAN GET: Return Stansted flights from £42 (ryanair.com); stay at the Mamaison Hotel Andrassy from £83 B&B (mamaisonandrassy.com).

STEADY IN LAPLAND

Sterling is stronger against the Swedish krona year on year. So, try Lapland in the run-up to Christmas for a spot of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

EXCHANGE RATE: 3 per cent up year on year.

OUR RATING: £££

WHAT YOU CAN GET: Three nights at Akerlund Hotel from £742 pp B&B with Heathrow flights (sunvil.co.uk).

RAND IS STILL GRAND

Ok, the pound is down a little against the South African rand, but it still buys a lot.

EXCHANGE RATE: 31 per cent up in the past decade.

OUR RATING: £££££

WHAT YOU CAN GET: Seven nights at La Splendida hotel, Cape Town, from £1,333 pp B&B (virginholidays.co.uk).

BET ON THAILAND

Sterling is down on the Thai baht this year. Yet it is up a lot on its 2019 level.

EXCHANGE RATE: 10 per cent up on 2019.

OUR RATING: ££££

WHAT YOU CAN GET: 13 nights at the Karon Hillside hotel, Phuket, from £1,264 pp with Heathrow flights (travelrepublic.co.uk).

LOVE THE LEV

Bulgaria is the place to ski, despite the pound’s 3.7 per cent fall against the lev.

EXCHANGE RATE: Has held for five years.

OUR RATING: £££££

WHAT YOU CAN GET: Seven nights at St George’s Lodge Aparthotel in Bansko, from £488 pp self-catering with Gatwick flights (inghams.co.uk).

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FAQs

Is it cheaper to book holidays last minute? ›

As our research above reveals, the best time to find the cheapest last-minute deals is around five weeks ahead of your trip. If you can, opt to travel early on or late in the break as prices tend to drop at these times.

Where is the best place to holiday in December? ›

10 Best Holiday Destinations in December
  • Lanzarote. As one of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is somewhere you should consider if you want sunshine without a long-haul flight. ...
  • Tenerife. ...
  • Cancun. ...
  • Budapest. ...
  • New York. ...
  • Paris. ...
  • Milan. ...
  • Dubai.
6 Nov 2019

Can I book a holiday for 2023? ›

It's never too soon to book a 2023 holiday. If you really want something to look forward to, then now's the time to add some sunshine to next year's calendar. Your summer 2023 holidays will be here in no time, so why not book early and save yourself some dosh?

What is the cheapest day of the week to book a holiday? ›

Book package holidays on Monday

It also turns out that there's a best day to book a package holiday. A former Thomas Cook insider revealed that they always give their best deals on a Monday, as the prices are sometimes dropped to try and entice customers who've had a quote at the weekend, but not completed a booking.

Is it better to book a holiday last minute or in advance? ›

- Advanced booking allows you to take your time, and find early booking deals and discounts which could dramatically bring the price of your holiday down to the same bracket as when booking last minute. - A better variety of hotels and hotel rooms will be available to you when booking in advance.

Where is the cheapest holiday for 2022? ›

Cheap holiday destinations for 2022
  1. Turkey. Travel-money specialist Eurochange recently analysed our pound's strength against various countries' currencies compared to the start of the year. ...
  2. Lisbon, Portugal. ...
  3. Sri Lanka. ...
  4. The Gambia. ...
  5. Mauritius. ...
  6. Belize. ...
  7. Jamaica. ...
  8. Bolivia.

Where is the nicest cheapest place to travel? ›

  1. Thailand. There's a reason why Thailand remains so popular with backpackers – it's got idyllic islands , a rich culture, beach-huts aplenty, tantalising cuisine and adventures galore , and all available at often staggeringly low prices. ...
  2. South Africa. ...
  3. Vietnam. ...
  4. Uruguay. ...
  5. Cuba. ...
  6. Prague, Czech Republic. ...
  7. Greece. ...
  8. Guatemala.

What is the cheapest country? ›

Indonesia is the cheapest country to live in worldwide.

Where is it hot at Xmas? ›

The hottest places to go on holiday in December

Cancun (30.4 °C) Dominican Republic (29.6 °C) Barbados (29.5 °C) Brisbane (28.2 °C)

How hot is Egypt at Christmas? ›

Average daily temperatures

It's pretty mild at this time of year, but it's a good idea to bring along a jumper or light jacket for the evenings. The average daily maximum is 24 C and the average daily minimum is 14 C.

Where is the warmest place in Dec? ›

To help you plan your sunny Christmas holiday, here are 15 of the hottest places on Earth in December.
  • Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. ...
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. ...
  • Praia, Cape Verde. ...
  • Phuket, Thailand. ...
  • Puerto Rico, Caribbean. ...
  • Cape Town, South Africa. ...
  • Sunshine Coast, Australia. ...
  • Auckland, New Zealand.
12 Nov 2020

What is the cheapest month to travel 2022? ›

Cheapest Days to Fly 2022: Winter
  • Cheapest fares: January 7 to February 28.
  • Cheapest single travel day: January 21.
  • Best days of the week to fly: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, followed by Thursdays.
  • Days to avoid: Prices are higher February 14-17 due to Valentine's Day and President's Day weekends.
13 Dec 2021

Can over 70s go on holiday? ›

There's no upper age limit, as age shouldn't be a barrier to you having a great holiday with peace of mind. You can even add over 70s winter sports cover, so you can really make the most of your trip. Your over 70s travel insurance can cover most pre-existing medical conditions.

What month is cheapest to book a holiday? ›

The cheapest time to book a holiday

For international travellers it suggests the best month to fly is September where flights can be close to 40% cheaper than flying in the peak month of December - when people are flying to see friends and family for Christmas.

Why are holidays so expensive 2022? ›

Higher energy costs and staffing shortages following the pandemic are putting pressure on tourism businesses across the globe.

What is the cheapest country to fly to from London? ›

Cheapest Places to Fly from London
  • Oslo, Norway. Average flight price: from $26.33 (£19) ...
  • Stockholm, Sweden. Average flight price: from $26.33 (£19) ...
  • Dublin, Ireland. Average flight price: from $31.87 (£23) ...
  • Warsaw, Poland. ...
  • Ibiza, Spain. ...
  • Copenhagen, Denmark. ...
  • Baden-Baden, Germany. ...
  • Cologne, Germany.

What's the most expensive day to book a flight? ›

Lawal agrees that Tuesday and Wednesday flights tend to have the lowest fares, probably because most people are traveling Thursday through Sunday or Friday through Monday, she said. "Most U.S. travelers, I find, try to book their travel to include the weekend," Lawal said. The most expensive day to fly is Sunday.

What is the best day of the week to book travel? ›

There is no single day of the week that is best to book a flight. You can find deals any day of the week since flight prices fluctuate with demand.

Can holiday price increase after booking? ›

If the price of your holiday increases after you book

Even if the terms and conditions allow price increases, the company can only increase the price because of: fuel price rises which mean transport costs have gone up. changes to taxes or fees by third parties - like tourist taxes.

Is it cheaper to book early or late? ›

While it's almost always cheaper to book a room last-minute, how much cheaper is it, really? Turns out, though a bit cheaper, don't expect the bargain bin here.

Where is the cheapest place to holiday UK? ›

Top 10 Budget Destinations in the UK
  • York. Imagine a gated city sitting between two adjoining rivers. ...
  • Bath. About 96 miles west of London lies a World Heritage Site that has come a long way in the history books. ...
  • Brighton. ...
  • Belfast. ...
  • Cornwall. ...
  • Norfolk. ...
  • Dorset. ...
  • The Peak District.

Where is the cheapest place for a family holiday? ›

12 cheap family holiday destinations around the world
  • Menorca, Spain. This Balearic Island is fantastic for families, and is located just a two hours from the UK. ...
  • San Diego, California, USA. ...
  • Algarve, Portugal. ...
  • Brittany, France. ...
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia. ...
  • Valletta, Malta. ...
  • Goa, India. ...
  • Koh Samui, Thailand.
28 Aug 2018

Where is the most expensive place to go on holiday? ›

Most expensive holiday destinations worldwide in 2020, based on average price per day (in GBP)
CharacteristicAverage price in GBP
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands459.58
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates398.45
Zurich, Switzerland376.52
New York City, United States362.06
6 more rows
14 Sept 2021

What is the cheapest but nicest country to live in? ›

10 best and cheapest countries to live in
  1. Vietnam. For those wanting to live and work in an exotic place, but not pay a fortune, Vietnam is any budget travelers dream. ...
  2. Costa Rica. ...
  3. Bulgaria. ...
  4. Mexico. ...
  5. South Africa. ...
  6. China. ...
  7. South Korea. ...
  8. Thailand.
15 Mar 2022

Where is the cheapest rent in the world? ›

In Jordan, the cheapest apartment is priced at five Jordanian dinar, or just over $7 USD a month.
...
Top 10 cheapest places to rent around the world.
CountryMinimum Rent (Local Currency)Minimum Rent (US Dollars)
Madagascar1500 AR0.60
Jordan5 JOD7.06*
Ivory Coast6000 XOF12.30
Kenya1700 KES19.32
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Where's hot in February and cheap? ›

February is peak season in the Caribbean (28ºC) and the Maldives (31ºC) and Dubai (26ºC). The best short-haul weather can be found in the Canary Islands and Madeira (both 20ºC). But there are plenty of other options. February offers a perfect opportunity to escape the cold of winter at home in search of warmer climes.

Which country pays to live there? ›

Antikythera, Greece

The picturesque Greek Island of Antikythera has a population of around 20 residents and is paying people to move there. If chosen to be part of the program, people will be given land, a house, and a monthly stipend of about $565, or around ₹45,000, for the first three years.

What's the best country to live in? ›

  • Sweden. #1 in Quality of Life. #5 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Denmark. #2 in Quality of Life. #10 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Canada. #3 in Quality of Life. ...
  • Switzerland. #4 in Quality of Life. ...
  • Norway. #5 in Quality of Life. ...
  • Finland. #6 in Quality of Life. ...
  • Germany. #7 in Quality of Life. ...
  • Netherlands. #8 in Quality of Life.

What country is most expensive to live in? ›

The World's Most Expensive Countries To Live In
  • Switzerland. Cost-of-living index: 123.35. ...
  • Singapore. Cost-of-living index: 83.98. ...
  • Iceland. Cost-of-living index: 94.86. ...
  • Ireland. Cost-of-living index: 76.05. ...
  • Norway. Cost-of-living index: 100.9. ...
  • Israel. Cost-of-living index: 88.05. ...
  • Lebanon. Cost-of-living index: 69.62. ...
  • Canada.
22 Aug 2022

Is Mexico hot in December? ›

December in Mexico is warm in the south and cold in the north. You can enjoy warm beach weather in the Yucatán Peninsula and even see some snow in the far north. In Mexico City and San Cristobal, it is mainly cold during the night and in the evenings, with sunshine and warmer weather during the day.

What state is hottest in December? ›

Key West, Florida

Located at the very end of the beautiful Florida Keys, Key West is officially the Southernmost City in the USA, making it the warmest place in US in December — probably January and February too — outside the US Virgin Islands.

Is Dubai hot in December? ›

What's the weather like in Dubai in December? Expect highs of between 25°C to 28°C in the day, and lows of 16°C to 19°C at night. Dubai's humidity in December usually sits around the 60% mark, and the likelihood for sunshine is approximately 75%.

Is it safe to go to Egypt? ›

Reconsider travel to Egypt due to terrorism. Exercise increased caution in Egypt due to the Embassy's limited ability to assist dual national U.S.-Egyptian citizens who are arrested or detained. Do not travel to: The Sinai Peninsula (with the exception of travel to Sharm El-Sheikh by air) due to terrorism.

Is Cairo Egypt safe? ›

Violent crime is rare but can occur. This includes armed robbery, carjacking, sexual assault and burglary. Petty crime remains low in Cairo. Take extra care if you're a women and alone.

What do you wear in Cairo Egypt? ›

Light fabrics like linen, cotton and athletic gear made to take the heat are best. Just remember to cover up from your shoulders to below the knee. While women are expected to dress more conservatively than men, even the fellas should leave the short shorts and tight singlets at home.

How hot is Tenerife in December? ›

Average daily temperatures

The average daily maximum is 24 C and the average daily minimum is 17 C.

Which is the hottest Canary Island in December? ›

Gran Canaria and Lanzarote are the hottest of the islands in December. There's only a very small chance of rain and temperatures can get as high as 26ºC, even over Christmas.

Is Tenerife hot enough in December? ›

The Canaries make the perfect choice when looking for warm places to visit in December. Lanzarote, with average temperatures of 22 °C, hardly receives any rain. Given its flat terrain, the clouds pass it by. Tenerife also has an average temperature of 22 °C and a minimum of six hours of sunshine a day.

What is the best month to travel in 2022? ›

Experts say September is the best month for travel. If you're still dreaming of getting away this year, you're in luck. With fewer crowds and lower prices, September marks a wonderful time to travel.

Is it a good time to travel 2022? ›

Traveling in 2022 is possible, but it isn't the best choice for everyone. Always put your health and safety first and recognize your comfort with risk. If you're not ready for international travel, domestic travel is great.

Is it a good time to book flights for 2022? ›

Just make sure you book before the one-month mark — Expedia data suggests that prices start to rise 28 days before departure. But again, as with domestic flight prices, Hopper predicts an increase in international airfare as we move through 2022 — about 5% per month through June.

Is 80 years old too old to travel? ›

There's no specific age to settle down. There's no age limit for international travel. I've met plenty of international backpackers who are in their 60s, 70s and 80s. Non-travellers are often surprised.

Is 75 too old to travel? ›

Bottom line: You're never too old to travel.

What should do in 70 years old? ›

  • Maintain Healthy Sleep Habits. GlobalStock / Getty Images. ...
  • Avoid Falls. gradyreese / Getty Images. ...
  • Exercise Regularly. Ariel Skelley / Getty Images. ...
  • Engage Your Brain. JG I /Tom Grill / Getty Images. ...
  • Eat Fruits and Vegetables. Kathrin Ziegler / Getty Images. ...
  • Maintain a Healthy Sex Life. LWA-Dann Tardif / Getty Images.
16 Jan 2020

Where is hot in June? ›

The hottest places to go on holiday in June

Cancun (36 °C) Kos (32.1 °C) Phuket (31.7 °C) Athens (30.4 °C)

Where is hot in January? ›

The hottest places to go on holiday in January

Singapore (30.5 °C) Cancun (30.5 °C) Manaus (30 °C) Barbados (29.1 °C)

Are holidays cheaper to book on Tuesday? ›

This insider advice only applies to all-in-one deals, where you'd book your hotel and flights through the same company. If you're only booking flights, the insider had some different advice. They said, “When it comes to flights, Tuesday or Wednesday is usually the cheapest day for scheduled flights.

Are last minute holidays cheaper or more expensive? ›

'Flights are nearly always more expensive at the very last minute. However, packages and hotel room rates will, at some point, reduce from their first published price. 'Predicting how and when this will happen is as much art as science, but it can really pay off.

Is it cheaper to book holiday closer the date? ›

Generally, last minute flights get cheaper the closer it gets to the departure date. This might mean holding out to book your holiday a little closer to the week you want to go away on, but there are plenty of good deals to be found along the way.

Do holiday flights get cheaper closer to the date? ›

Timing plays an important part. Specifically, plane tickets usually don't get cheaper closer to the departure date. Instead, flights tend to be the most inexpensive when you book between four months and three weeks before your departure date. According to CheapAir.com, you can expect rates to go up after that period.

Do vacations get cheaper closer to the date? ›

One of the oldest travel myths in the book is that if you book your vacation at the last minute, you'll get the best deal. The idea is that airlines scramble to fill up any empty seats on a plane at the last minute and drop prices in an attempt to fill every seat. In reality, it's not unheard of, but it is a rare case.

Why are holidays for 2023 so expensive? ›

Costs are going up faster than incomes; energy prices in particular have soared; the pound is weak. In the meantime, airlines and travel companies are still trying to recover financially from the pandemic. They don't have much capacity to absorb price rises pressures.

How do I keep the cost down on holiday? ›

23 ways to cut the cost of your holiday
  1. Buy cheap flights with price comparison search engines. ...
  2. Keep within the luggage allowances. ...
  3. Avoid extra in-flight costs. ...
  4. Travel by coach or train instead of flying. ...
  5. Get affordable travel insurance. ...
  6. Find deals on private travel sales. ...
  7. Book low-cost types of accommodation. ...
  8. Stay in hostels.
21 Jan 2022

Is it better to book a hotel in advance or walk in? ›

Prices: For high-end hotels and resorts, the cheapest rates are offered online. The highest prices are quoted to walk-in guests. In terms of room prices, it's much better to book ahead than to simply show up.

What is the cheapest day to book a hotel? ›

According to the website's data, a Sunday check-in is the cheapest, followed by Monday and Tuesday.
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Kayak's Global Hotel Study Findings for Domestic Travel.
Cheapest day to book a hotelFriday/Saturday
Cheapest hotel check-in daySunday
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9 Apr 2019

Do holiday prices go up the more you look? ›

Does your browsing history bump up the price? There's long been a theory that the more you look at flights, the higher the costs get, however there has recently been data to suggest this isn't true.

What is the cheapest day to buy airline tickets 2022? ›

In 2022, the cheapest day of the week to fly is Wednesday. Flying on Wednesday will save you $57 per airline ticket versus the most expensive day to travel, which is Sunday. Tuesday follows Wednesday closely, with average savings of $56 versus the most expensive day to fly.

What is the cheapest day to book a flight? ›

Average domestic airfare price by day
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the cheapest days to fly domestically.
  • Saturday and Monday flights can help you avoid the Sunday rush.
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays are the cheapest day to fly internationally.
  • Book one to three months in advance.
  • Set a price alert.
3 Jun 2022

What is the cheapest month to fly in 2022? ›

Cheapest Days to Fly 2022: Winter
  • Cheapest fares: January 7 to February 28.
  • Cheapest single travel day: January 21.
  • Best days of the week to fly: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, followed by Thursdays.
  • Days to avoid: Prices are higher February 14-17 due to Valentine's Day and President's Day weekends.
13 Dec 2021

What is the cheapest month to travel? ›

It's often much cheaper to travel from May to early June and late August through mid-October. The weather is still relatively warm during the shoulder season, and you'll beat the crazy summer crowds. This is when we find the best international flight deals!

What is the best day of the week to book a hotel? ›

Be flexible with your check-in and checkout times

Kayak data once suggested Friday was the best day of the week for booking international travel and that Saturday was best for domestic reservations, Afar reported last year.

What is the best day of the week to book a trip? ›

Data from the new 2023 Air Travel Hacks Report from ARC and Expedia reveals the best day to book flights. Avoid booking on a Friday. The best day of the week to book your airfare is a Sunday.

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