10 Best Destinations You Must Visit This Fall

Fall. It's right around the corner.

It's the time of year when the days become shorter, the temperatures drop, and things move a little more slowly. Whether you want to extend the summer, avoid the crowds during the busiest times, or you simply can't wait for the golden leaves to begin falling. There is something about the change of seasons that entices you to travel to distant locations and enjoy traditional autumnal foods like maple syrup and vibrant foliage. Have you yet to make a decision regarding your travel plans for October? We've got you covered, so don't worry. We've compiled a list of some of the best places to visit in October throughout the world with (or without) family and friends.

Ontario, Canada

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It’s not a surprise that the list is starting off with Canada. The dramatic transformation of the season brings the best out of this country. You will be amazed by Canada's fall season, no matter which side of the nation you are on. The Rocky Mountains are a must-see if you're in western Canada. It's wonderful weather at the time, and the massive mountains are ablaze with color. The Algonquin Provincial Park, which is not far from Toronto, is a 7,725 square kilometer area of lush woodland, twisting rivers, and serene lakes. The finest ways to see red oaks and maple trees reflecting their flaming hues in the river are from a canoe as you paddle along.

Mount Fuji, Japan

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Autumn in Japan is defined by spectacular red colors and eerily serene blue waters surrounding Mount Fuji. The Fujikawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival, an annual event, honors this untouched beauty by showcasing the area's cherry and maple trees' bronzy crimson fall foliage. A romantic evening at the foot of the Mount includes late-night food stall snacks amid the brightly illuminated trees. Escape the haze that floats above Lake Kawaguchiko by climbing Mount Fuji's slopes amid yellow karamatsu pines. The picture-perfect contrast of golden pines, a snow-capped top, and dark volcanic rock are completely unbelievable.

Switzerland

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Switzerland is famed for its beautiful scenery and spectacular hiking paths, so it's no wonder that it's a fantastic spot to visit in the autumn. Switzerland celebrates a successful harvest at this time, just like everyone else. Truffles, walnuts, chestnuts, pumpkins, and other fruits and vegetables are among the harvest options in this area. There are numerous fairs that start-up in mid-September and sell locally produced goods. If you're searching for a decent stroll or climb, Engadine is the place to go because it's one of Europe's best places to see stunning fall colors.

Burlington, Vermont

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Burlington, Vermont, is one of the top places to go on fall vacation in the United States because of the red, orange, and yellow hues that cover the city as the leaves change color each autumn. Visit a pumpkin patch, pick your own apples at one of the many neighboring orchards, or go for a leisurely drive to see the stunning foliage. Enjoy a few local beers at one of the town's craft breweries after a day of touring. In the center of the city, close to Lake Champlain's waterfront, the Hotel Vermont provides lovely lodging.

Scotland

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Scotland is gorgeous all year round, but in the fall it is especially stunning, especially in the Highlands and Perthshire, often known as Big Trees Country. It is an excellent place to explore and take picturesque pictures since the lochs and rivers there reflect the variety of gold and copper of the tree-covered hillsides. The Pass of Killiecrankie, Knock Hill, and areas close to Loch Tummel are some of the best locations. Astonishing vistas of the Highlands to the north are rewarded after the arduous hike up Knock Hill.

Mount Naejangsan, South Korea

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For a complete immersion in a paradise covered with maple leaves, climb Mount Naejangsan. This spectacular mountain is located in Naejangsan National Park, about a three-hour drive from Seoul. Anyone who loves the outdoors will fall in love with this park. It features waterfalls, 760 different types of native plants, including nutmeg trees that are 600 years old, as well as fiery red leaves. The months of October and November are ideal for traveling and taking in the calm ambiance and crisp weather. Several hiking trails with differing degrees of difficulty are also available. The Ridge Hiking Trail, which is around 7 miles long, is better suited for adventurous people who like to be active.

Patagonia, Argentina

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If you want to avoid winter entirely, keep in mind that the Southern Hemisphere's spring season runs from September to November. The rugged, wind-swept plains and jagged peaks of Argentinian Patagonia are also at their best during this time, when nature flourishes, the shyest animals emerge from hiding, and whale viewing is at its best. For the adventurous traveler and ardent nature lover, there are a plethora of sports available, including horseback riding, kayaking, and mountain biking. The sights are breathtaking, with purple Lupine in flower guarding Mount Tronador.

Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague is a wonderful place to visit in October. The crisp autumn weather provides a plethora of music and art events, making for pleasant, memorable visits in Old Town or adjacent towns. The weather lowers dramatically from August, with some cool, occasionally misty mornings, especially where all the best hotels are, on the Vltava river in Prague. Around the end of September, the red berries start to bloom on the trees and the first signs of fall color start to appear. Treat your taste buds to the customary beer, grilled meats, and pastries.

Tuscany, Italy

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Autumn harvest is taken seriously in Italy. Everywhere in the nation, Sagre (harvest festivals) is hosted to celebrate everything from chestnuts to mushrooms, pumpkins, and even polenta. The precise dates change each year depending on the weather. The best time to take a road trip through Tuscany, the region at the center of the Italian culinary culture, is from mid-September to early October, when the weather is gentler during the day and slightly cooler at night and the countryside is awash in the sights, sounds, and aromas of rural life. Participate in the age-old ritual of the Vendemmia (grape harvest) while discovering the local wines' production processes. Explore the Tuscan forests in search of truffles or stop by a taverna to sample real pasta.

Greece

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Fall in Greece means magnificent autumn colors, empty beaches, and unusually good weather. Witnessing Meteora illuminated by bright greenery is a must. The impressive monastic complex, which dates back to the 14th century, is located on the cliffs that tower more than 1,200 feet above the villages of Kalambaka and Kastraki. It is unlike anything else on Earth. If you visit during the fall, you may also participate in the local grape harvest and taste a ton of delicious wines, celebrate the olive harvest, or just relax on a beach with the smooth dunes and clear seas to yourself.