In many ways the October half term is a great time to plan a trip - the weather here in much of the world is starting to get chilly, summer is a distant memory, but Christmas is still months away. Trouble is, where outside of Europe can you go in eight or nine days? Here we present a collection of itineraries that you can fit into the half term break, and which make the trouble of flying long haul worthwhile.
October is a fantastic time to do some gentle walking in the Indian Himalayas - mountain views should be good, but it won't be too cold just yet.
Alternatively for those new to India, a trip to the Golden Triangle takes you to some classic sites but also includes some time in the countryside.
Uzbekistan has some amazing Silk Road heritage, and October is a great time of year to be there. The principal cities of Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara are under-visited given their immense history and splendour. It's definitely possible to see all three on about 8 days or so.
China really needs several different trips to truly get to grips with it. You can get an introduction to the country within eight or nine days though - and see Beijing, the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and Shanghai. October is one of the best times of year to be in China as well.
Georgia is a fantastic destination, and being on the fringes of Europe and Asia is within easy reach for a shorter break. October sees clear skies and pleasant temperatures in this small, enigmatic country.
Make it happen
For more information visit our India, Uzbekistan, China and Georgia pages. All TravelLocal's trips are private, and all are customisable to your specific requirements. To speak to someone in the TravelLocal office, please call +44 (0) 117 325 7898