1.CORSICA – The cold winds haven’t yet started on this enigmatic island, so while it’s cool, you can still enjoy the beaches and the great cuisine, and you won’t be bothered by the crowd.

2.VIETNAM – The two monsoons make this a tough country to plan for, but if you head there end October and stick mostly to the southern half, you should get warm, dry weather, perfect for exploring.

3.JAPAN – Cool reasonably dry weather and the fantastic colors of autumn streaking across the islands –go now to explore a spectacularly pretty Japan beyond the madness of Tokyo.

4.PERU – The dry trekking season, ideal for marching the Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu, lasts from April to October; the end of this season offers a good blend of fair weather and moderate tourist members.