The month of October coincides with the beginning of the change of colour 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 mountain chain in the United States of America. In this area you can admire the spectacular autumn colour of the trees between the beginning of October and the beginning of November. Between the end of October and the beginning of November you can admire spectacularly coloured forests along the mountain ranges of the Alps (France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, Slovenia), the Apennines (Italy), the Carpathians Mountains (Romania) and the Pyrenees (France, Spain). Another spectacular destination to admire the autumn colours is Japan. The best period is from the end of October to mid-November. Between the end of October and the beginning of November it is possible to admire the vineyards that take on the spectacular autumn colours in Tuscany.
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 São Salvador da Bahia to São Luís do Maranhão has its dry season in October.
In this month the Middle East 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 the People’s Republic of 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 be visited in this month. At the end of the month the parks of Boston and New York are covered with autumn colours. October is a good month for a trip to Western Australia. The whole area from Perth to Broome enjoys at this time of the year a mild and dry climate.
English text correction by Dietrich Köster.
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