From the fiery foliage to the apple orchards and pumpkin patches, there’s so much to love about the beautiful fall season. With all of that around every corner, we definitely suggest you head out on your own autumn vacation. To help you decide where to go, we list some of the most beautiful places to travel in the fall—once you go, you’ll never want to leave.
Found right near the Julian Alps, autumn is the perfect time to travel to Lake Bled, Slovenia. This fairytale spot in the mountains provides you with plenty of beautiful fall foliage views. Kayak to the island in the lake, or hike the Ostrika trail, for breathtaking scenery. Lake Bled is a relaxing fall getaway you don’t want to miss.
Vermont offers some of the most beautiful autumn sights in the world, let alone the U.S. We love Woodstock for its covered bridges, fall foliage filled hiking, and enchanting small-town atmosphere. Look it up; we’re sure you’ll fall in love with just a quick glance at the photos.
Edinburgh is always a stunning place to visit, but the fall offers even more majestic beauty than the summer. The castle looks more wondrous, the theatre seasons are in full swing, there are farmer’s markets galore, and the fall foliage is angelic. It’s not hard to find beauty in Edinburgh.
Door County, Wisconsin
The beautiful town of Door County has so much to offer in the fall, and it’s one of the cheapest vacations you’ll find on this list. It’s one of the Midwest’s best fall foliage destinations—even the drive in will take your breath away! Head here with your loved ones, and enjoy a weekend of apple picking and fall fests.
Amsterdam Forest, The Netherlands
A large percentage of Amsterdam is covered in greenery; when you partner that with the numerous canals and harbors, you’ll see stunning views aren’t hard to find in Amsterdam. Amsterdam Forest has hundreds of photogenic spots around the park, from trees over clear waters to fire-lined paths. The city is perfect for vacations, and fall is definitely one of the most beautiful times to go.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Less crowded than Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park offers astonishing views and a brilliant range of fall colors. The hiking here is some of the most beautiful in the world, and it’s not far from the enchanting Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Enjoy a relaxing and romantic autumn weekend here.
Not terribly far from Zurich, Gstaad offers some beautiful views and a winsome atmosphere. Stay in one of their many luxurious villas for a premier relaxing accommodation for your fall trip. Since it’s so well known for its hiking, make sure you get some beautiful fall hikes in. Stroll the streets for excellent activities and restaurants, and of course, beautiful autumn-hued vibes.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park is a dream no matter the season, but the colorful underbrush adds another aspect of wonder. Walk along the Lower Lakes section, and stroll over wooden boardwalks next to brilliant streams and lakes—it’s absolutely magical.
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Maybe you want to go a road trip or a camping trip for your fall vacation. If that’s the case, then you should head out to the Shenandoah National Park. Extending along the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Skyline Drive runs its length and offers some incredible views. If camping isn’t your thing, there are plenty of quaint towns along the way.
Torres del Pain, Chile
There’s a distinct spirit of Chile that you’ll fall even more in love with in autumn—the rugged terrain, brilliant peaks, and swaths of deep maroons and striking golds bring people back year after year. The hikes are tantalizing; it’s like walking through a fairytale.