What are the most fascinating autumn destinations in Europe? Here is my Autumn Bucket list for Europe.
Autumn is one of the key four seasons on Earth. Tropical zones do not experience the same these four seasons, but it doesn’t mean they feel it at all. Anyway, seasons are the privilege of countries near-polar regions. All the countries below the tropic of Capricorn and all countries above the tropic of cancer do experience the season changing and these regions are perfect for living as moderate climates like not burning hot sunlight and not freezing cold winters.
Four Season on Earth (For Temperate Climate Seasons)
- From March to May, they have spring.
- From June to August they have summer.
- From September to November, they have Autumn
- From December to February, they have a great winter.
In autumn, the European region celebrates some great festivals as it is their harvesting time of the year. Ancient Europeans spent this time collecting and store their crops for the upcoming winter season. Halloween or All saints day on the 31st of October, Thanksgiving in November and Harvesting festivals in most countries are the major traditional festivals in the autumn.
“Fall is the alternative word for autumn in the USA.” And some of these festivals are also celebrated in the USA.
Anyway, it’s time to find out Top 5 destinations to see beautiful vivid autumn colours in Europe.
05. autumn foliage surrounding Schloss Neuschwanstein – Germany
This is a Fairytale Castle in Germany. Walt Disney visited this castle and used it as inspiration for the castle of Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland. The construction of this idyllic castle was started in 1869 on behalf of the shy and eccentric King Ludwig II, who had this castle built to escape public life. After his passing in 1886, the construction was paused and the fairytale castle was opened to the public. You can mark three in one-lifetime experiences here: History, autumn colours and Disney’s iconic visit.
04. Transfagarasan Road- Romania
The Carpathian Mountains offer some of the most amazing views, especially during fall you can see some of the most beautiful autumn foliage in Europe here. In Romania, there are two high-altitude roads that offer insane views and that are really popular among both tourists and locals, namely the well-known Transfagarasan road and the Transalpina. The famous British auto show Top Gear shot one of its episodes on Transfagarasan, naming it “the best road in the world”. It’s great to visit there in mid-October.
03. Plitvice National Park – Croatia
An underrated but fantastic nation, Plitvice National Park, one of the most famous parks in Croatia! It’s no surprise that during the summer months it can get incredibly busy on the park trails but during autumn you’ll see way fewer people! Plitvice Lakes National Park is divided into two sections, the “Upper Lakes” and “Lower Lakes,” and features eight different visitors’ courses. Ticket prices vary by season. But it is worth visiting for your fantastic autumn colour hunt. Best to visit in mid to end of October
02. Paris – France
Paris is always a good idea of course but honestly, during the summer months, it can get so busy! A lot fewer tourists visit Paris during the fall season so it’s the perfect spot to see some beautiful autumn foliage in Europe! Make sure to visit the park around the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and Les Tuileries to see the most beautiful autumn colours! The best time to go is early October to the end of October
01. Autumn in the Dolomites – Italy
Italy is nearly the perfect country on Earth. So, I prefer to crown Italy as my best autumn destination in Europe for 2021. Larches are very common in the Dolomites and from early October you can see them turning yellow and orange! Not the only Dolomites, but Italy is also a perfect place for visitors year-round and autumn is the time of harvesting and store crops. So, you can enjoy newly produced fresh wine and delicious fresh produce in this season. Places like Tuscany are also great to visit in autumn. Best time to go – Mid to late October
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