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Best fall destinations in Europe

Fall is one of the best times in the year when you can explore Europe, less crowds, cheap rates, and a lot of interesting things to do and cities to explore. Discover and learn what are some of the best Fall destinations you can Visit in Europe Right Now!

Edinburgh, Scotland

Get your first glimpse of the fall colors in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens, which dates back to the 17th century, then wander through some of the city’s parks and green spaces for more photo-worthy backdrops.

Edinburg city view

Set right on the historic Royal Mile, the city’s main pedestrian shopping street, the design-forward G&V Hotel is awash in colors that might rival the ones outside.

Zurich, Switzerland

Get a feel for the city’s past with a walk through the Medieval house-lined lanes of Old Town, checking out landmark churches like Peterskirche, with Europe’s largest clock face.

Zurich City and river view

Zurich is one of the most beautiful cities that you can visit in Europe during fall, from trendy spots like the Les Halles and the Viaduct Arches, an 1894 former railway viaduct now lined with over 35 restaurants, galleries, and boutiques to flea markets that are open year-round.

Belgrade, Serbia

Serbia’s capital is one of Europe’s secret gems, but that might not be for long: with the recent launch of affordable direct flights from JFK.

Girl drinking coffee at Kafeterija magazin 1907 in Belgrade
Girl standing beneath a christmas decoration in Belgrade

Though best known for its nightlife, the city has much to keep you entertained during the day, from visiting historic sites like the Nikola Tesla Museum to strolling along with shop and mansion-lined pedestrian Knez Mihailova Street.

Bilbao, Spain

Avoid long queues and crowds, in fall everything is quieter in Bilbao. The permanent collection of the museum offers you incredible artwork which you can enjoy almost alone. If you prefer landscapes to museum artworks, the vineyards around Bilbao have beautiful colors in fall. Treat yourself to a visit to the vineyards of the Rioja or a full-day tour of Bilbao.

Bilboa building at Night

Budapest, Hungary

One of the best most beautiful cities in Europe, if not the world, climb the hills of Budapest and watch the river, the Parliament, the warm colors of the trees in the landscape and make you feel like you are alone in one of the most romantic cities in Europe.

People walking next to church at fishermans bastion in Budapest
Girl sitting on Lion bridge in Budapest

Enjoy some of the activities in Budapest like a cruise down the Dunabe or enjoy the best of Budapest with the Budapest card; dozens of activities await you in the capital of Hungary. The Central Market Hall, the Budapest Opera House, the Castle Hill, everything is quieter in fall in Budapest.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is one of the most romantic destinations and especially when the trees along the canals dress up in their warm fall colors. It is the perfect time to visit Amsterdam in the fall, you will pass unnoticed and will not be considered a tourist but a resident of Amsterdam.

Boats and trees in river in Amsterdam

Bavaria, Germany

In Southern Germany, you’ll find some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery with endless Alpine forests popping with color against mountains. This is the season for plenty of wine and beer festivals as well as outdoor activities like hiking in the Alps, taking a romantic ride on a horse-drawn carriage, and sampling the local wines at a Bavarian winery.

Bavaria germany castle and forrest view

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague in fall is amazing, with significantly fewer visitors but typically many beautiful days. The season’s golden glow provides a romantic feel to the historic cityscape, while Czech foods seem to suit perfectly.

Boat at dunav river next to Charles Bridge in Prague
People walking in front of prague castle

Take a stroll just before a night on Castle Hill where you’ll find a panoramic view of Prague’s red rooftops. In fall, it’s much easier to appreciate the city’s iconic attractions without having to battle crowds, including tour groups that charge across the grounds of magnificent Prague Castle.

Oslo, Norway

Seasonal changes in Northern Europe are particularly striking. As the leaves begin to transform, woodland areas take on new life, making Oslo an ideal place for evening walks. The city is home to many picturesque parks that become even more stunning this time of year.

Buildings in Oslo

Marseille, France

One of the oldest cities in France, Marseille is a historical gold mine of beautiful landmarks and stunning architecture. The weather in fall is mild with temperatures in their twenties during September and October. However, it cools down quite significantly in November.

Marseille city view

Taking a tour with a local who can show you around the city is the best way to discover Marseille. If you’re a foodie, then Marseille and France, in general, is an absolute paradise.

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Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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