You do know you don’t have to take your vacation in the Summer, right? Mix it up a little bit, people! There are plenty of amazing places around the world that are truly beautiful in the Fall. And many of the best places are located in Europe. Check out this list of the best places in Europe to have an amazing Fall vacation.
It doesn’t get much more romantic than France in the Fall. And the Languedoc-Roussillon area is significantly cheaper than many other areas in the country while still offering worthwhile experiences. Know for its horseback riding, La Narbonnaise Nature Park is a sight to behold.
While the city of Carcassonne will take you back to medieval times as it is completely surrounded by stone walls and castle-like elements. And if you’re an oyster fan, this is definitely the place for you. There are multiple Michelin-starred restaurants in the area.
Budapest is quietly one of the world’s great cities, and it’s especially nice in the fall. The temperature stays consistently in the 60s, perfect for just walking around and exploring. It’s an active city with plenty of lively markets, delicious wineries, and plenty of great food. Be sure to take a cruise of the Danube River while you’re there.
Germany, in general, is a beautiful country during the fall. But more often than not people focus too much on Berlin. Bavaria is equally (if not more) beautiful and it’s slightly smaller so it can be a more peaceful and enjoyable vacation spot. You can catch an authentic Oktoberfest in Munich, enjoy the nature in Fussen, or take in the truly breathtaking sight that is the Neuschwanstein Castle.
And if you’re willing to devote an entire day to it, check out the Brewery Trail, a 20 mile stretch of 13 breweries serving classic German beers.
The Mediterranean is something everyone should see before they die. And if you’re looking for the perfect spot to vacation in the fall, the Greek Islands is the place to be. The ocean water might be a little too cold to swim in, but there are still plenty of cruises that take you around the islands and provide endless jaw-dropping views.
And the best part about visiting the Greek Islands in the fall? It’s their slow season so it will be much less crowded and the rates will be lower!
SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS, SCOTLAND
Scotland is one of the best places in the world to bundle up with a good sweater and just take it all in. The city of Glencoe is a must-see for the nature and scenery lover, while Inverness (the capital of the Highlands) provides more of a lively setting with various food festivals and fireworks shows (in addition to also being beautiful). Not to mention… you’re right by Loch Ness…
There are plenty of other great places in Europe that truly shine in the Fall, but these are easily our favorite five. So if you’re looking to mix it up and actually do your yearly vacation in the Fall, then try one of these great locations! We promise they won’t disappoint.