In Europe, Autumn brings a welcome relief from blistering hot summer days. It’s time to embrace crisp nights and cooler vibes. There’s so much to see and do, Autumn is the perfect time to plan your European getaway!
From tree-change afternoons to candlelit dinners and cosy pub crawls, here are our picks for some of the best autumn getaways if you’re headed to the other side of the world for winter.
#1 – London, England
Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, Harrods, Tower Bridge, not to mention the bustling nightlife of Soho and some of the world’s most renowned restaurants and eateries, there’s no shortage of things to do in this great city of the world.
The capital city of the UK is a great place to visit in any season, but autumn is the best time to visit if you want to see the city’s famous parks filled with changing trees and falling autumnal leaves.
London is considered the gateway to the rest of England, and indeed, the rest of Europe. With flights to countless European destinations sometimes costing as little as a few pounds, when you visit London, the world is at your fingertips. So start buying euros online now, to take advantage of great rates.
If you plan to escape the city and explore the beautiful English countryside or beyond, you might want to consider luggage storage in London so you can leave what you don’t desperately need behind, and roam free!
#2 – Bruges, Belgium
Bruges, a.k.a the most romantic city in the world, is the perfect place to fall in love all over again. Bruges has a medieval charm that you won’t find anywhere else. So, if you’re looking for a truly unique city break, Bruges should be at the top of your list.
Visit the medieval city’s cobbled streets and canals lined with Europe’s most famous gables. Or go to the medieval city’s cobbled streets and canals lined with Europe’s most famous gables. With medieval walled neighbourhoods and iconic terrace houses that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bruges is a city steeped in history.
#3 – York, England
York is a must for any visitor to the UK. It’s the country’s most historic city, and you can visit the UK’s oldest functioning parliament building here too. It’s also a great place to visit in autumn when crisp autumnal days give way to cooler evenings and a spectacular bright yellow sun setting in the far distance.
Autumn in York is also a great time to visit the National Museum. The National Museum has more than 12,000 artefacts on display and is a great way to spend a day in York. Spend the day visiting the many museums and castles that are in this beautiful city.
#4 – Rome, Italy
Ah, Roma! No matter what time of year you visit Rome, there’s always something special to see and do. Autumn is considered a great time to visit if you want to avoid huge crowds and stroll the cobblestones in relative peace.
In Rome, you can check out the Colosseum, visit the Borghese gallery and gardens, explore Vatican City, experience the most authentic restaurants and explore the thousands of boutiques ranging from the little-known independent labels to the world’s biggest designer brands.
Rome definitely has it all, and it’s well worth adding to your European travel bucket list!
#4 – Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh is one of the best cities in the world to visit during the autumn, but it’s also a great place to visit no matter what time of year it is in Scotland! In autumn, the city’s red-golden trees turn bright gold, and the city’s famous Edinburgh Castle is often lit up at night. Edinburgh has so much to offer, and Scotland holiday parks make it an easy and affordable way to see the city.
Leaf-filled paths around the city’s Royal Botanic Gardens and Calton Hill are a great place to spend an autumn day, and you can learn about the history of the gardens during a tour.
The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and the leaves are turning all their gorgeous colours. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the northern hemisphere at this time of year.