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Why Now is the Time to Book an Odd Duration Holiday

Autumn is here which can only mean one thing – the summer is over and it’s time to dig out last year’s woolly jumpers as we prepare for the winter ahead. But it isn’t all bad news, autumn also has its perks, especially when it comes to travel.

What are odd duration holidays?

In fact, tour operators change seasons from summer to winter during the months of April and October. This means aircrafts are repositioned, resulting in odd durations of 8, 9, 12, 18 and 20-night package holidays with some amazing savings. So, here are some of the best destinations for grabbing an odd duration bargain this autumn.


This long haul hotspot has a uniqueness that you won’t find anywhere else. Offering everything from lavish hotels looking out over pearl coloured sand, world renowned tequila, and amazing hospitality, it’s easy to see why Mexico has become a huge favourite for tourists.

So, with a year-round tropical climate which sees average highs of 27°C in autumn and less crowded beaches due to fewer people choosing to travel, this is the perfect time to grab an odd duration bargain. And what’s more, you’ll often find that 11, 12 and 13-night holidays won’t cost much more than a week or 10 days in October.


As the home of reggae and dancehall, Jamaica is known for its laid-back culture making it the best Caribbean island for relaxing on. And with a landscape made up of clear lapping waters and white cushioned sand, this isn’t too hard to imagine.

Like Mexico, Jamaica is a long haul destination which means a week isn’t always long enough to explore the island to its fullest. That’s why we suggest trying longer durations of 11, 12, or even 21 nights. This will allow you to try out some of the islands excursions or top up your tan with plenty more beach days. Plus, with temperatures hitting the low 30s in October this is the best time to look for odd duration savings.


Morocco is a colourful destination, which tends to intrigue those who haven’t visited. With a famous square filled with all kinds of characters from enthusiastic sellers to belly dancers and snake charmers, this is a truly out-of-the-ordinary experience.

As most find the spring and summer months unbearable with temperatures often reaching the 40°C mark, autumn is the ideal time to travel to Morocco as the heat is much more tolerable. At this time, temperatures drop significantly and usually range between 22°C and 28°C. Do you often find that 7 nights isn’t enough yet 14 nights is too much? Then we suggest you try odd durations of 8, 9 or 11 nights as there is some huge savings to be had, particularly in Marrakech.


Egypt remains a firm favourite with holidaymakers from across the globe, usually for one of three reasons – the year-round climate, the Red Sea and its famous snorkeling spots, or the countries ancient history.

You can often find some fantastic odd duration bargains to Egypt, and as a mid-haul destination this is even better because you don’t have to travel as far! Therefore, with massive savings on odd durations of 11, 12 or 13 nights you‘ll have plenty of time to explore beyond the walls of your hotel.

The Dominican Republic

This Spanish speaking island has two main resorts of Puerta Plata and Punta Cana, which both offer amazing properties and beaches that you could only dream about!

As one of the more affordable Caribbean islands, the Dominican Republic is great for cheap odd duration holidays. You’ll often find long durations of 17 and 21 nights for fantastic prices, which is ideal for those holidaymakers who aren’t satisfied with the traditional two week holiday.

Want to find some fantastic odd duration deals like these? Visit Holiday Hypermarket for some great low cost travel bargains.