The 6 Best Autumn Destinations in Europe

The 6 Best Autumn Destinations in Europe

Great insider tips for an autumn vacation in Europe

Summer may be over – but it's by no means the time for a perfect vacation. Europe also offers many exciting places and experiences in autumn and the advantage: it is not too hot to be active all around. That's why we've picked out for you the 6 best autumn destinations in Europe. With our tips, nothing stands in the way of your autumn vacation. Let's go.

1. Hidden gem in Europe, San Marino

San Marino is a true insider's tip in Europe. With 33.000 inhabitants, San Marino is the 3. smallest country in Europe but very much in the lead when it comes to what there is to discover. San Marino is the perfect place for a short weekend trip and should definitely be on your travel list for the best autumn destinations in Europe. Marvel at breathtaking views of fairytale castles and picturesque villages. If you want to see San Marino from above, grab a gondola and enjoy the view from a bird's eye view!

Dreamlike fairy-tale castle in San Marino surrounded by a colorful autumn forest

2. Natural beauty, Slovakia

Breathtaking views, impressive landscapes and beautiful nature – you will find all this in Slovakia. Every season has its own charm, but autumn is especially worth seeing. It bathes the landscape in warm autumn colors and it's just the perfect time to discover all that Slovakia is about. Get your hiking boots out of the closet and explore the land. Our recommendation is the Slovak Paradise National Park, the name speaks for itself. It is also worth to explore the south and the center of the country by car. Especially the vineyards leave a breathtaking impression during the golden season.

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Crystal clear lake at the foot of a mountain in Slovakia, a great fall destination in Europe

3. Underestimated Slovenia

As the seasons change, so do the hues of the trees to a warm mix of reds, oranges and yellows throughout the country. See for yourself and visit Lake Bled for a truly magical experience of European autumn. Also worth a visit is the Vintgar Gorge, where you can hike along the Radovna River. Ljubljana, the beautiful capital of Slovenia, transmits a lively, youthful flair. You can explore the various sights and museums or just sit in a café and watch some people. Slovenia is generally a cheaper destination in Europe and is often underestimated. Therefore, it is not on the top of the list for many people. In the low season it becomes even more affordable, although it has so much to offer. This enchanting country is a must for your European autumn trip 2020 and therefore on our list for the best autumn destinations in Europe.

4. Culture-rich Bulgaria

Bulgaria is one of the oldest countries in Europe and a very popular destination especially during the summer months because of its beautiful beaches and rich culture. The summer months are very popular and therefore often crowded, making Bulgaria the perfect autumn destination. Autumn in Bulgaria is absolutely breathtaking; the dramatic mountain ranges, the clear blue beaches and the picturesque historic cities. Be sure to visit the cities of Varna and Burgas or hike through the largest national park in Standzha. Another option is to discover the country and its picturesque villages within a bicycle tour or to climb in the impressive rock formations.

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Picturesque bay at sunset off Bulgaria, one of the 6 best fall destinations in Europe

5. Idyllic Greece

A vacation in Greece in autumn is the ideal opportunity to get a deeper insight into Greek culture. The bonus of visiting in the fall is that there are fewer people roaming the streets, the cost is lower, and the climate is milder. You can experience Greece in a more authentic way, in peace and without too much tourism.

See Athens and its ancient ruins in pleasant temperatures and without long waits. You can also rent a boat and explore the spectacular islands. If you are a hiking enthusiast, then take advantage of the ideal hiking climate and set out on the trail through the idyllic terrain. Whether on the mainland or on one of the many larger and smaller islands, you're guaranteed an unforgettable time there with your Greece travel partner in fall 2020. Our insider tips: Naxos and Paros! These islands can only be reached by ferry and are therefore even less touristy!

Greek coastal town set against turquoise blue waters

6. Beautiful Portugal

Portugal is a popular vacation destination here in Europe all year round due to its warm and dry climate. Even throughout the fall, the climate here is pleasant, making you feel like you're still on vacation. You can enjoy the beautiful weather without sweating in the summer heat.

The beauty of Portugal is that there is definitely something for everyone to discover. Do you like city trips and sightseeing? Then Lisbon, Sintra and Porto are worth a visit. Fall is a great time of year to really experience these cities because you can stroll, sightsee and soak in the culture all at the same time without being bothered by prolonged queuing. In the south at the Algarve beautiful bays and beaches wait for you and your Portugal travel partner. In addition, there are many places that offer the perfect surf spots. Grab your surfing travel partner and surf the perfect waves in Nazaré, Ericeira, Peniche and the Algarve. Particularly impressive in autumn is also the Douro region. Here you can do very nice hikes, visit small towns and take part in wine tastings!

Amidst the narrow streets of Lisbon in Portugal, a small yellow streetcar runs



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