5 European escapes for October sun

Autumn may be well underway, but parts of Southern Europe are still sizzling. These are the destinations proving popular with our clients, for warm weekend getaways and during the October school holidays.


1) Malaga, Spain

Average October daytime high: 24C

Malaga sunset

The crowds have disappeared, but the sun certainly hasn’t.

Malaga on the Southern coast of Spain is a beach lover’s paradise in October, and also attracts golfers to its renowned courses, including Valderrama and La Quinta.

Get there by private jet

London Biggin Hill – Malaga Costa Del Sol (3-night return)
Aircraft: Citation CJ2
Seats: 6
Flight time: 2 hours 35 mins
Estimate charter price: £14,500

2) Malta

Average October daytime high: 24C

Malta International Airport

Malta, and its smaller islands, Gozo and Comino, still offer sunny days and temperatures in the low to mid twenties in October.

It’s a popular destination for families and for those attracted to its history and culture.

Get there by private jet

Paris Le Bourget – Malta (3-night return)
Aircraft: Learjet 45XR
Seats: 8
Flight time: 2 hours 45 mins
Estimate charter price: €21,500

3) Amalfi Coast, Italy

Average October daytime high: 21C


Italy’s Amalfi Coast is more glamorous than ever in October, when the crowds have departed and sun’s glare is less intense.

Private jet travellers head to Positano, Ravello and the island of Capri for sunshine, history and renowned restaurants.

Get there by private jet

London Luton – Naples (3-night return)
Aircraft: Citation XLS
Seats: 8
Flight time: 2 hours 45 mins
Estimate charter price: £15,900

4) Essaouira, Morocco

Average October daytime high: 22C

Essaouira Morocco beach

On Morocco’s west coast, Essaouira’s temperature rarely dips below 20C during the European winter.

And it remains an exclusive spot, still relatively undiscovered by tourists from Northern Europe. Its long curving beach is the perfect spot for kite and windsurfing.

Get there by private jet

London Luton – Essaouira (3-night return)
Aircraft: Embraer Legacy 500
Seats: 12
Flight time: 3 hours 30 mins
Estimate charter price: £27,500

5) Cyprus

Average October daytime high: 25C

Cyprus building ruins

The Mediterranean island of Cyprus offers reliably hot weather well into the autumn.

It offers a perfect combination of a beach holiday with stunning ancient sites, such as the Byzantine ruins of Paphos Castle. Limassol in the South is also increasingly popular with luxury travellers.

Get there by private jet

London Luton – Paphos International Airport (3-night return)
Aircraft: Embraer Legacy 450
Seats: 8
Flight time: 3 hours 45 mins
Estimate charter price: £29,600

If you’re looking for an October escape, search for private jet charter prices to any global destination online. Or for advice and a personalised quote, contact our expert Flight Team (24 hours) on +44 (0)20 7100 6960.