The bright lights of New York or Lisbon, a dream tour of Japan, and kicking back in the Peak District. Here are a few good-value travel ideas for autumn
October is the perfect time to explore Lisbon without breaking into a sweat, while still enjoying mild evenings. It’s also a time when flight prices drop (Lisbon can be surprisingly expensive to fly to). Easyjet and Ryanair both have sales on this month – the former offering 15% off, the latter 20%. At the time of writing, we found flights with Ryanair from Stansted to Lisbon for less than £100 return around weekends in October and just £69 return if you fly Saturday-Wednesday. Getting a cheap bed in the city doesn’t mean compromising on style: it’s home to several award-winning hostels, such as the Travellers House, which has private doubles from just €30pp a night.