As we approach the end of summer, you may have started looking for autumn holiday destinations. So where are the best places to go in September to catch the last sunshine of the year or to experience the unique emotional intensity of October and November?
You still have the opportunity to catch warm autumn days both in Europe and in many other parts of the world. Without further ado, let's move on to the best holiday destinations you can go to this autumn.
Best Autumn Holiday Destinations
1. Lake Como, Italy
If you want to spend your autumn holiday completely relaxing with your family and loved ones, Italy's Lake Como is for you. With the Bernina Express, you can take a train journey between Switzerland and Italy by watching the scenery, and you can visit the most beautiful lake regions of Italy for a week. st. We recommend you to stay in boutique hostels and hotels in the town of Moritz. You can enjoy the private swimming pool with the lake view.
2. Ardgartan Argyll, Scotland
If you are not looking for warmth or sun for an autumn holiday, how about discovering Europe's most magnificent natural beauties by cycling? So start pedaling with great views across Scotland's Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Enjoy the fun for the whole family thanks to the bike tracks suitable for all ages. Watch for unique wildlife as you experience the freedom of cycling.
3. Andalucia, Spain
Autumn is still sunny in Andalusia. Beaches are much more secluded than in the summer. Moreover, the sea is still warm enough to swim in. What you can do is not limited to this. Autumn is the best time to explore the colorful nature of Andalusia. The Sierra de Aracena National Park, north of Seville, is one of them. You will breathe the spirit of centuries ago as you pass through the old forest villages. There are also country houses where you can stay.
4. Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon is another beautiful place in the spring or early autumn. The temperature is ideal for exploring all parts of the city and walking around all day long. In September, the nearby beaches are still suitable for sunbathing, in October it's best to take a dip in Lisbon's historic streets and avenues. The medieval streets of Alfama; Baixa, Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Belém... each waiting to be discovered.
5. Vienna, Austria
Heat in Vienna in the autumn is around 15 degrees and is great for visiting palaces, museums, or the suburbs along the Danube. Another unknown gem is Vienna's vineyards. The harvest season begins in October and everyone is enjoying the autumn sun in the vineyards. Local producers double the fun by holding wine tasting events. For that reason alone, Vienna can be called one of the best autumn holiday destinations in Europe.
6. Prague, The Czech Republic
Under the autumn sun, Prague's Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architectural structures take on a completely different look. In October, the Strings of Autumn International Music Festival joins the magical atmosphere of the city. While the streets are filled with dried leaves, you will feel the indescribable enthusiasm inside you. Definitely keep Prague in the back of your mind for your autumn vacation. During this period, hotel fees are also much cheaper.
7. Berlin, Germany
Of course, the thing that makes Berlin attractive in autumn is not the sun or the warm weather. But, long walks with lake views in the Grunewald Forest, museums such as the Altes Museum and Neues Museum, operas that will warm your heart, and much more. If you can be there at the beginning of September, also have the opportunity to taste great craft beers at the Berlin Beer Festival. And don't forget the market that opens at Charlottenburg Castle until Christmas time.
8. Venice, Italy
Venice is the perfect place to make not only the autumn holiday but every holiday fun and interesting. If taking a romantic gondola ride among the colorful buildings adorning the Venetian Lagoon sounds like a cliché to you, we recommend you to take a look at the weekly cruises. You will have the opportunity to have parties, cocktails, visit the islands of Burano and Murano, and see landmarks such as the Grand Canal and the Bridge of Sighs.
9. North Yorkshire, England
Nature preserves such as Cropton village and Keldy offer excellent hiking routes. There are short trails suitable for family hikes or long trails for experienced hikers. You will walk for hours listening to the silence accompanied by the vast valley views and you will find inner peace. There are also cute cabins to stay in the area. Impressive Dalby Forest, the Victorian coastline of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, and much more awaits you.
Do you want summer to never end? In Cyprus, it lasts until at least November. Whether you want to spend your extended summer vacation swimming in the warm sea of the Mediterranean, or retreat to the huts in the mountain villages, enjoy the coolness of autumn, the choice is yours. Countless places to discover in Cyprus... Coral Bay, Kato Akourdalia Village, Paphos... Archaeological sites, beaches, and hiking routes are perfect for an unforgettable autumn holiday.
11. Saint-Tropez, France
The golden brilliance of the French Riviera, the seaside town of Saint-Tropez has retained its elegance and beauty over the years. In the fall here, the summer crowds are gone, but the heat and sun continue. You don't have to rush to experience the town. Calmly watch the sunset on beaches such as Plage de Pampelonne and Plage des Salins. Enjoy wine and delicious food at the luxury restaurants along the coastline.
12. New England, USA
It's not an exaggeration to say you can find something in New England for all of the best things to do during the autumn holiday. The Vermont countryside is more than enough for you. You can cycle in Maine's Acadia National Park. You can canoe in the Connecticut River or go hiking in the Massachusetts Hoosac Mountain Range. You can stay in one of the hotels that offer great views where the mountains meet the ocean. They are much cheaper this time of year.
13. Bruges, Belgium
Bruges is something else, especially in October and November, with its medieval atmosphere and magnificent canals. The green spaces surrounding the city offer incredible merriment of color. A city that is a candidate to take away the title of "City of Love" from Paris. You can come here every month of autumn to taste Belgian cuisine, explore the city or enjoy the countryside. Don't forget that it starts to get cold after September.
14. Bordeaux, France
Autumn in Bordeaux means wine tasting, of course. The world's best chefs and gourmets come here at this time of year to taste wines made from the region's unique grapes. Even tours are organized just for wine and food tasting. You can cheer up your palate by joining one of them. Also, take a look at the local farmers' markets set up in October.
15. Dubrovnik, Croatia
If you've been to Dubrovnik during the summer season, you'd know. It is very difficult to find a place to stay, walking on crowded streets is an ordeal, and even finding a place for your towel on the beaches is an issue. But during the autumn months, you will see the city slowly emptying and regaining its essence, turning into a quiet, sunny town. Now you can sunbathe and swim as you please on the quiet beaches. You can easily explore the hidden paradises of the Adriatic, such as Lopud Island.
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