October is a good month to travel to Eastern Europe. The summer travelers are long gone, the chilliest weather has yet to descend upon the region, and autumn food and drink begins appearing on restaurant and bar menus. Get in-depth information on weather, events, and more for the country of your choice as you plan your trip.
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Prague's International Jazz Festival begins in the latter half of October. Prague's concert calendar is always packed, however, and popular venues around the city regularly host musicians who specialize in all types of music.
October can be as the month goes on. Afternoon temperatures can reach an average of 56 degrees Fahrenheit, with the average lows at night 39 degrees Fahrenheit.
Special events taking place in Prague during October include the Bohemia Jazz Fest taking place in town squares across the city; Strings of Autumn with music ranging from classical to jazz; and Designblok, Prague's international design festival.
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Jazz is also on the menu for Bratislava in October. Bratislava hosts Jazz Days in October. If you don't feel like taking in a concert, choose a pub or a bar to while away a couple of evening hours and become familiar with Bratislava's nightlife. During the day, October is ideal for touring and wine tasting.
October can be warm and is part of the peak travel time. October weather has an average high of 60 degrees Fahrenheit and an average of 42 degrees Fahrenheit as the low. There can be showers.
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Delight your taste buds with palinka, Hungarian fruit brandy, and sausage—two Hungarian favorites that are celebrated every October during a festival dedicated especially to these foods. The Budapest Autumn Festival is a major cultural event and highlights contemporary music, theater, and dance.
Temperature averages can reach 60 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and, on the cooler end, 42 degrees Fahrenheit. You can expect showers for about five days throughout the month on average.
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Though Krakow's October calendar of events isn't as full as September's, there's still plenty to do in this top Polish destination city, from sightseeing to shopping. The Cracovia Music Festival takes place in October.
The weather is mild enough for some outdoor shopping. A great place to go on a Sunday in October is the outdoor flea market Plac Targowy (Market Square) Unitarg at the local Hala Targowa (Market Hall). The market features some fantastic old world antiques and vintage clothing.
Weather is cooler, averaging 50 degrees Fahrenheit with an average low of 39 degrees Fahrenheit. You can expect rain an average of 8 days during the month.