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Where is hot in October? 8 of the best autumn holiday destinations to give you a Vitamin D boost

Santorini

Santorini offers an idyllic getaway (Photo: In Pictures Ltd./Corbis/Getty)

Our fine British summer is almost over and just like that, the days are getting shorter and sunshine is scarce.

This summer saw us able to bask in temperatures of up to 38 degrees as the country was hit by heatwaves just weeks ago over the August bank holiday.

If youre not ready to let go of the summer sun, here is a guide to the best destinations for a good dose of Vitamin D.

Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia

Sardinia is a popular Italian island (Photo: De Agostini/Getty)

Sardinia is a popular destination all year round, boasting sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, as well as mountainous trails for the more adventurous types.

The island falls in the Mediterranean Sea and so, even in October, reaches temperatures of up to 27 degrees.

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Rio de Janiero

Rio de Janeiro is the perfect long-haul destination (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty)

If youre looking for a further-flung destination, look no further than Rio de Janeiro which sees average temperatures of 28 degrees in autumn.

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The city offers plenty to do including the unmissable Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik viewed from the upper coast road (Photo: Philippe Giraud/Corbis/Getty)

Dubrovnik, the backdrop to Game of Thrones, is a popular European destination so may be a little busier than others.

The weather, while less humid, is still enjoyable at 26 degrees and the water warm enough for an evening dip.

Muscat, Oman

Muscat

Muscat is an underrated holiday destination (Photo: Eric Lafforgue/Corbis/Getty)

The often-overlooked Oman is a must-see in the Middle East which is rich in culture and beautiful architecture.

If pristine beaches arent your thing, the capital also boasts a number of natural wonders – including endangered sea turtles, lava pillows and canyons – as well as average October temperatures of 30 degrees.

Gran Canaria, Spain

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is one of Spains Canary Islands Photo: Peter Bischoff/Getty)

Gran Canaria, like many of Spains islands, offers a number of white sand beaches as well as hiking and cycling trails.

Its the perfect destination for those who cant hack extreme heat but still want warmth with temperatures of up to 25 degrees.

Saint Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez is known for its glitz and glamour (Photo: Andia/Universal Images Group/Getty)

The coastal town along the French Riviera is a summer favourite and just as pleasant in autumn with its array of bars, restaurants and beaches.

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