The month of October coincides with the beginning of the change of color in most of the woods of the northern hemisphere of the Earth. Among the most famous places to admire this spectacle of nature is the Appalachian chain in the United States: in this area between the beginning of October and the beginning of November you can admire the spectacular autumn colors of the trees. Even in Europe, between the end of October and the beginning of November, you can admire spectacularly colored forests along the mountain ranges of the Alps (France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Slovenia), the Apennines (Italy), the Carpathians (Romania) and the Pyrenees (France, Spain). Another spectacular destination to admire the autumn colors is Japan, the best period is from the end of October to mid-November. Between the end of October and the beginning of November in Tuscany it is possible to admire the vineyards that take on the spectacular autumn colors.
East African countries such as Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique are at the end of the dry season. October is another good month to spot whales in South Africa at Hermanus. On the island of Mauritius, October is the month with more hours of sunshine, the climate is mild and dry. Another seaside destination is the Northeast of Brazil where the dry season continues. The whole northeastern coast of Brazil from Salvador Bahia to Sao Luis do Maranhao has its dry season in October.
The Middle East in this month is another destination with a pleasant climate, among the most interesting countries are Turkey, Iran and Jordan. Autumn is also a good time to visit Yunnan and Sichuan in China and South Korea when temperatures are moderate and pleasant. Autumn is also a good time to visit Chinese cities like Beijing and Shanghai.
Even the cities of the Atlantic coast of the United States can to be visited in this month, at the end of the month the parks of Boston and New York are covered with autumn colors. October is a good month even for a trip to Western Australia the whole area from Perth to Broome enjoys at this time of year a mild and dry climate. October is also a good time for the islands of New Caledonia.