With fall around the corner from us, I can’t help but want to be back in Europe. With many fall destinations to choose from, Europe seems to have some of the best places to visit in the fall. The weather gets cooler there sooner, the leaves change colors in the most magical ways, and the cafes are that much more cozier.
Incredible flight deals have been popping up (track with Google Flights or Scott’s Cheap Flights) from the US and with a quick hop over the Atlantic you can be in Europe in no time.
Check out the best fall destinations to visit in Europe:
For those looking to be swept away into a charming town, this is your first stop. The winding canals and endless cuisine, makes this town much more than a small town and a perfect fall destination in Europe.
One of those places I wish I could go back to as I didn’t do it right, but I remember walking through the streets in late fall last year. The shops were starting to decorate, and there was a hustle and bustle like I’ve never seen before. The hot chocolate tasted that much better!
Prague, Czech Republic
This was always remain one of my favorite places to fall, as the crisp leaves and changing colors were idyllic with the rooftops of Prague. There are incredible apartments to rent, tons to do in the city, and a day trip to Cesky Krumlov is a must.
Is there anything that can’t warm you up like a good sausage and beer? Nuremberg’s colors were incredible, and the cobblestone streets made it that much more adorable. It’s indeed one of Europe’s best kept secrets for a fall destination.
If you’re on the hunt for a concentration of fall colors, don’t look much further. It’s an absolute must to take a float down the Danube to Weltenburg Abbey where the changing colors reflect over the river. Regensburg is one of those gems that often gets overlooked, and one to add to the itinerary.
It seems that Eastern Europe embraces all that is fall and Budapest is no exception. Come here to warm up in the thermal baths, enjoy warm cuisine, and take in the sights.
For those looking for a more mild fall destination, yet still want an active destination, Lisbon is your spot. For the first-timer, the city can give you a week’s worth of adventures, making it a great spot for a longer stay.