Garda’s weather in October is not for sun-worshippers but it can still be quite warm (average highs of 18°C) and the indoor attractions are great if it is raining (rain falls on an average of 8 days in October).
If you’re looking for a summer holiday in a traditionally warm climate, its best to visit Garda town in the temperate months of May and September, or the warmest months of June, July and August but, if warm weather is not on your perfect-holiday tick-list, read on.
Garda’s cooler climate in October is brilliant if you want an active Lake Garda holiday and don’t want the heat and humidity of the summer months to hold you back. For interesting discoveries and amazing views, take the tree lined path up to the Rocca, walk, cycle or take a boat ride towards Torri to Punta San Vigilio and visit the rock carvings up on Monte Luppia. If you’re staying in Garda on one of October’s rainy days, visit the Palazzo Del Capitano and Villa Albertini, take a look around Garda’s brilliant selection of shops or enjoy the area’s lovely restaurants and cafes.
A great reason for staying in Garda in October is the Bardolino grape and wine festival that takes place in Bardolino. Only a 5 minute drive away from Garda, Bardolino hosts this annual festival to celebrate the grape harvest with wine, food, music and fireworks and Garda is a great place to stay if you want quieter accommodation but still want to enjoy the festivities.
Factoring in Garda as a good ‘all rounder’ town with something to do however you like to spend your holiday, alongside October’s cooler climate, quieter town and the amazing holiday deals available makes this an excellent base from which to get the most from Lake Garda. Browse our October Garda holidays below or give us a call and we’ll do the hard work for you!