Top Ten Autumn Destinations

Ember months are upon us which can only mean one thing: travel to cities that come alive in autumnal hues. Whether you bask in the Indian summer sun or sightseeing under the rain, we take you around the world to our top autumnal getaways.



Lingering heat of the summer and wine hatvest? Don’t mind if we do. Enjoy the lush Tuscan countryside, harvest festivals where you can sample the region’s famous Chianti. If you can, head out to the Chianti Harvest Festival held on the last Sunday of September in the tiny village of Impruneta where you can enjoy the festivities and the wine.




Not got enough of the summer sun? Then Marrakech has got you covered with its embracing warmth. You can explore the souks and get lost in the city or head out to the Atlas Mountains. Once the sunset and the day cools, you can enjoy the cool breeze from the mountains.

douro valley portugal

Douro Valley, Portugal

Another European pastoral delight to enjoy autumn is Douro Valley in northern Portugal. Here you can enjoy all the colours of the season from deep reds to burnt oranges.


Transylvania, Romania

With autumn comes Halloween so where else to enjoy a spooky adventure than Count Dracula’s home? The best way to enjoy the stunning views of autumn landscapes is with an adventurous drive down the 56-mile Transfăgărășan through the Fagaras Mountains. We promise you a hair-raising adventure.



True, Turkey’s capital attracts tourists the whole year around but no season beats autumn when it comes to sightseeing. You can enjoy the last of the Indian summer away from the bustling crowd and in cooler temperatures than in summer. Take a boat tour along the Bosphorus to enjoy the sights along rach coast while enjoying the cool sea breeze.



You can enjoy Santorini the whole year around but why not share it with others when you can enjoy the spectacular sunsets when the crowds have more or less calmed down and the summer heat has cooled down? September evenins are blissful on this Greek gem of an island.



Bavaria is the destination to be to truly enjoy the autumnal beauty of the Alpine forests . Travel down the 224-mile Romantic road which will take you on a breathtaking journey through the Franconia wine region to medieval towns such as Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Dinkelsbühl – normally teeming tourist magnets moving at a gentler pace in autumn. Oh, did we mention Oktoberfest, Bavaria’s iconic festival of beer and bratwursts?



Think seasonal Japan and no doubt you will think cherry blossoms in spring, but Japan is for all seasons. For some of the best colours of the season head East to Kyoto where you can see the deep red leaves decorating the whole city into a vision.


Aspen, Colorado

“Aspen?” we hear you ask. A famous ski destination Aspen also makes for a beautiful autumn destination before snowfall. Aspen is also home to the aspen tree it’s named after, whose leaves turn a bright golden colour from late September. Take a scenic drive on Castle Creek Road to enjoy the best views.

the cotswolds

The Cotswolds

The Brits may complain about the infamous weather but autumn is a magical affair in the Cotswolds – sleepy English villages, the rolling countryside and cream tea after long hikes taking in the picturesque scenery. Now is the time to head to the Cotswalds. 


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