It’s full of breathtaking vistas, comforting scents and—our fave—cozy sweaters. Yes, it’s autumn. And besides loving sporting our new, covered up wardrobe, we are always on the hunt for the best places to discover and explore the fall colours. Of course, it depends what you’re looking for. We’ve got our best NYC spots, our best adventure spots, our best solo travel spots. But there’s just something about travelling in fall.
There are so many bonuses: fewer sweaty crowds and way shorter lines than in summer, and with cooler temps, we’ve got much more get up and go. So where do you want to go?
Check out these options. Using Passion Search, Booking.com has narrowed down nine of the world’s best places to discover fabulous fall foliage throughout the season. From spectacular mountain escapes to city splendour and wine country, take a long walk and enjoy the colourful leaves before the winter chill sets in.
The Top 9 Places Around the World to Revel in the Fall Colours
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Fall in full bloom is best seen in Ontario’s wine country. Between the quaint lake views and endless vineyards backed by bouquets of fiery auburn trees, Niagara-on-the-Lake embodies the essence of the autumn season. If you’ve got time, make sure to catch a live show at the Shaw Festival, which runs from April to November.
Kyoto is one of the best places in the world to watch the autumn leaves bursting into colour. The peak of fall foliage is usually during November, when the beautiful maple trees become red and hundreds of temple grounds shine in red and yellow.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
During autumn, Lake Bled takes on a whole new look. The picturesque island in the middle of the lake is postcard-perfect, with green, yellow and orange colours dominating the lush forests around it. Travellers can stroll around the lake or rent a bike to explore the scenic hills.
Lake Placid, USA
Lake Placid offers a beautiful autumn lakeside scene to enjoy the many autumnal shades. Sit back and enjoy your coffee as you admire the red and gold colours reflecting on the calm waters.
Many travellers around Canada choose Mont-Tremblant to enjoy the changing autumn leaves. A ride in the panoramic gondola will take you to the highest peak of the Laurentians from where you can enjoy the unfolding views full of yellow, orange and red hues, or take an exhilarating bike or horseback ride right through their midst.
Kiedrich, Rheingau, Hesse, Germany
The colourful vineyards quietly take over the rolling hills and delicious wines await travellers in the picturesque town of Kiedrich. With its fresh air and mild weather, there’s no better way to beat any post-summer blues and embrace the new season.
Lake District, UK
A symphony of autumn colours awaits visitors to the stunning Lake District in North West England. Popular for its lakes, forests and mountains, this beautiful national Park is the perfect spot to enjoy the glory of the fall foliage.
This lovely forest washed with the colours of autumn and dramatic contrasts complete the dreamy scenery around the romantic caste of Castle of Hohenschwangau. Autumn is a great season to visit Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles thanks to mild temperatures and the breath taking, fairy-tale scenery.
Autumn is a season that really stands out in the vibrant capital of Tokyo. Make the most of the gorgeous colours and enjoy unforgettable visits to the city’s countless parks and botanical gardens.
Where is your favourite place to enjoy the fall colours?