Pack your bags and take the time to fall and wander!
While the year already feels like it's coming to an end soon, it's still not too late to plan a getaway trip for the rest of the “ber” months.
Although the rainy season is in full swing in tropical countries, there are destinations still worth traveling to, especially if you've always dreamed of witnessing leaves turn from gold, yellow, orange, red, and crimson and wanted to enjoy the seasonal delights of autumn months.
There's a lot to look forward to when you travel during the months of September to November. Destinations are often less crowded, the weather is not too hot or too cold, and flights, hotels and rental deals are often cheaper compared to peak winter and spring seasons.
Here are just five destinations around the world that offer a perfect journey for your autumn adventure.
If you're looking for a destination to enjoy fall foliage, Kyoto in Japan is one of the best places to go. This magical place, where the leaves change color by seasons, will make you feel like you've stepped into a romantic Japanese film. Stroll around nature parks and enjoy the scenery in various temples and shrines, like Kyoto Daigoji Temple, Arashiyama or Eikando Temple gardens.
Seasoned travelers say that finding accommodation in Kyoto during the fall season is more ideal since it's less crowded compared to the sakura cherry blossom season in spring. However, it is still best to book early especially during the weekends of October to November.
Jeju Island, South Korea
Autumn will surely be in your heart as you try and live up to your “K-drama” fantasies during the fall season in South Korea. With K-dramas like Our Blues and Extraordinary Attorney Woo filming episodes on Jeju Island, it's no wonder why this South Korean island is a popular holiday destination among local and foreign tourists. Stroll down the red and yellow carpet of ginkgo and maple leaves as you enjoy walking hand in hand with a special someone on the island.
Jeju Island, known for its mountains like Mt. Hallasan, forests, valleys and volcanic cones, is said to transform magnificently during fall months up to late November. Jeju is also home to scenic lighthouses that offer breath-taking and romantic views as well as quaint cafes you can check out.
You can’t spell an autumn vacation without the pumpkin spice flavors that fills the air! Vancouver in Canada offers various tourist attractions like parks, best enjoyed during fall months, and events centered around Thanksgiving, Halloween and fall festivals to check out.
As you enjoy watching over leaves falling from maple trees, you can also indulge in delicious cuisine and pumpkin based pies and other seasonal treats at a number of renowned restaurants and culinary events. Festivals and celebrations, numerous farmers markets, guided walking tours, live music events, and theatrical productions also take place across the city throughout September onwards.
Leaf-peeping season is fast approaching in Boston! Enjoy the stunning foliage in outdoor spaces and parks with a cup of Boston’s best hot chocolate in hand. You can also hit up a fall fair or enjoy apple picking activities while the light and cool air embraces you. Don’t worry because even if you are in the cities, you'll still feel the autumn vibes while walking around the different parks and neighborhoods.
Boston is also known for their festive Halloween celebrations in October, with guided tours centered around historic graveyards, burial grounds, and eerie ghost stories.
An autumn vacation wouldn’t be complete without a drinking session. For serious beer lovers, Munich in Germany should be at the top of your list, as they host the annual Oktoberfest. Whlie in Munich, you can also enjoy hiking around nature spots or explore the city by foot or bike. During this time, tourists can take part in the parades, concerts, funfair amusements, and endless shenanigans from early in the morning until late at night. Be sure to drink moderately so you can go home safe and enjoy your vacation!
These are just a few destinations where you can plan a vacation during fall season. With travel borders easing up and fewer restrictions in the last months of 2022, now is the best time to plan a trip for yourself or with loved ones.