Summer might be over but that doesn’t mean you should wait until 2018 for your next adventure! Autumn is almost upon us and there are so many awesome destinations you really should be adding to that end-of-year travel wish list. We’ve picked out five of our favourites, so check them out and pick up some seasonal holiday inspiration…
Romantically known as the City of Love, it’s quite the apt nickname as we know it’s a city you’ll love! With so many sights including the imposing Eiffel Tower, countless historical museums and loads of family fun to be had at Disneyland, there really is something for everyone in Paris. The autumn colour makes for a stunning setting and lower prices + fewer people = one awesome trip.
Average autumn temperature: 12°C
Approximate flight time from the UK: 1h 30m
Top sights to see/things to do: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Disneyland Paris
Advantage of visiting in autumn: It’s less expensive out of the summer season and not as crowded.
The similarly colourful European capital of Amsterdam rivals Paris for its autumn scenery and provides a serene city break adventure, with via a very modest flight time from the UK. Take a bicycle ride through the cobbled streets and by the many canals, drink locally brewed beer and visit at Halloween for a seasonal spooking fest that’ll offer thrills aplenty.
Average autumn temperature: 11°C
Approximate flight time from the UK: 1h 15m
Top sights to see/things to do: Dam Square, Anne Frank House, Heineken Experience
Advantage of visiting in autumn: There are loads of Halloween events to get you in the mood for October 31st, including Amsterdam’s annual Halloween Festival.
Perhaps you’re looking for a longer jaunt to experience autumn in the midst of a different culture this year? Marrakesh has become more and more popular for tourists over the years with various national sights and busy markets to keep you occupied. Flight can take around 4 hours so an extended stay is advisable but you can be sure it’ll all end up worthwhile.
Average autumn temperature: 19°C
Approximate flight time from the UK: 4 hours
Top sights to see/things to do: Jemaa el-Fna, Majorelle Garden, Bahia Palace
Advantage of visiting in autumn: A slightly cooler average temperature makes exploring so much easier.
If exploring is your thing, in Copenhagen you’ve found the ideal match! Providing cultural landmarks mixed with a modern feel, Denmark’s capital is perfectly placed at the base of Scandinavia. Easily accessible onward trips by road or rail to further northern Europe hotspots Stockholm and Oslo makes this Danish city break all the more appealing.
Average autumn temperature: 11°C
Approximate flight time from the UK: 1h 45m
Top sights to see/things to do: Nyhavn, Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid
Advantage of visiting in autumn: The hugely popular Open Air Museum runs in mid-October, featuring international circus performers, vintage treats and delicious locally-cooked cuisine.
As if we hadn’t indulged you with enough autumn wanderlust already, the leafy season in Vienna is sure to provide copious end-of-year travel cravings. With sights and scenery by the bucket load, a trip to the Austrian capital isn’t one to be missed, especially as Christmas approaches when streets are lined with festive fittings, Xmas treats and Yuletide vibes.
Average autumn temperature: 10°C
Approximate flight time from the UK: 2h 30m
Top sights to see: Hofburg, Prater, Naschmarkt
Advantage of visiting in autumn: Chance to get into the Xmas spirit with a trip to Vienna’s fabulous Christmas market.
Are you going away this autumn?
Published on 13th October 2017
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