Europe in Autumn: 7 Best Places to Visit

Europe in autumn is one of the most beautiful sights to behold, it has such magnificent beauty. When it comes to the best places to visit in Europe this Autumn, I think my list wins. Obviously I am totally biased because it’s place I am either visiting, have visited or plan to visit. Regular readers know how much I love to travel and how traveling is a huge part of my life. Whenever I get a moment to myself I am always thinking of places I should visit and of late it’s been Local Adventures.

In my quest to be a local tourist I have found winter to be such an incredible time of year. The autumn foliage in different cities across the UK has been absolutely incredible to experience. I have seen countless pictures of what Europe in Autumn looks like and I want to experience it myself. When I started thinking about the best places one can enjoy autumn, the following 7 places stood out to me. As I have mentioned already, I have either visited or will be visiting the places in the near future.

Europe in Autumn: 7 Best Places to Visit

Iceland – Northern Lights or Snow

I know you’re thinking why would I recommend Iceland for autumn visit? Well it is simple really, no one visits Iceland for its weather but its varied wildlife and nature. I was reading an article on the best time to visit Iceland and I think autumn is the best for me.

Europe in Autumn

Rome, Italy 

Because I am totally biased I included Rome my dream destination because I am finally visiting it this weekend. There is so much I want to see but scared to create a list so I can focus on enjoying it than ticking items off. Though summer might seem like the best time to visit I disagree, yes weather is better but that’s it. During autumn you get to truly experience the city because there are less tourists and you can truly take you time.

Related: Cheapest European cities to visit

Valencia, Spain

Spain has so many amazing destinations to explore especially Barcelona which I visited only last month. Unlike most of my trips, my visit to Barcelona was longer but was more relaxed than exploring and touring the city. Visiting Barcelona in autumn when the weather was just perfect was exactly what I needed. I had a lovely time walking from one attraction to the next enjoying the scenery. Check out Holiday Gems who has some perfect deals if you’re looking to escape to Spain this autumn.

Ljubljana, Slovenia 

It’s weird to think I have been to Slovenia twice already and still yearning to visit it again. Ljubljana marked the start of my #take12trips travel challenge and forever hold a special place in my heart. I initially visited in Winter, then again in Summer but now I think Autumn would be awesome.

Europe in Autumn

Frankfurt, Germany 

I have another confession to make, Frankfurt is my next trip after Rome and I know it will be perfect. Seeing all the pictures of those who live their or those visiting has convinced me it is perfect in autumn too. I know people always ask how I find the money to travel so often and every month. It’s often not because I am loaded but I use sites like Skyscanner to find good deals.

Prague, Czech Republic 

Another city that stole my heart the first time I went so much that I am going back in January of 2018. Prague is everything and more of what you see and hear stories about. It is a beautiful city but I felt some parts were overly exaggerated. But I still love it, it has so much charm and charisma that I can not wait to visit again.

Basel, Switzerland 

Though Switzerland is one of the most expensive country in Europe, it has the cutest cities ever. Having visited Lucerne and Basel I knew I have to go back and explore some more of that incredible city.

Autumn is such an amazing time to travel and touring Europe in Autumn is even more so. I found it is mostly cheaper and less crowded compared to Summer and even Spring.


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  1. Louise Smith
    November 27, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Iceland is at the top of my travel bucket list as I’d love to go and see the Northern Lights 🙂

    Louise x

  2. Baby Isabella
    November 26, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Iceland is still on our bucket list and we’d love to see the Northern Lights x

  3. Leah Shafik
    November 26, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Ooh – I have never considered slovenia. It looks gorgeous x

  4. Katrina Downie
    November 26, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    I would love to see the northern lights one year

  5. Shahneela K
    November 25, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Iceland is already on my travel wish list, now I am adding Slovenia too. Thanks for this post 🙂

  6. kitty kaos
    November 24, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Germany is amazing all year round! Everyone is so friendly and lovely too I can’t wait to go back x

  7. Anthea
    November 24, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    A great idea to re-visit places at different times of the year. It gives you a totally different perspective.

  8. Deborah Nicholas
    November 24, 2017 / 10:26 am

    My sister has just come back from Rome and loved it! Def on my to visit list!

    • November 24, 2017 / 11:13 am

      Aww glad to hear it, I am too excited to visiting Rome tomorrow

  9. Super Busy Mum
    November 24, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Iceland is on my travel must-visit list because, I mean, just look at it! Mesmerising!!

    • November 24, 2017 / 11:13 am

      My sentiments exactly

  10. November 24, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I was in Rome a few weeks ago and it’s not cold yet so you’ll have a fab time! I definitely want to do Iceland at this time of the year as there’s more chance to see the Northern Lights x

    • November 24, 2017 / 11:14 am

      Thanks, I am way too excited for this trip and yes agree on Iceland

  11. Melanie
    November 24, 2017 / 1:08 am

    I really do need to go Icelad. I have wanted to go for ages. Think I’l book for next year x

    • November 24, 2017 / 11:15 am

      It has been on my list for the longest time and 2018 I will be booking for sure

  12. Lilinha Angel World
    November 23, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    So many lovely places to visit. We’ve only been to Germany and Belgium in the winter!

  13. Jenni Grainger
    November 23, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Some have my bucket list here, the Nothern Lights is top

  14. November 23, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    I would love to go and see the Northern Lights, that is definitely on my bucket list and I bet the winter is a really interesting time of year to do that.

  15. Joanna
    November 23, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    I definitely wouldn’t mind escaping to some of these places during thecautumn months. Some are on my bucket list.

    • November 24, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Same for me too Joanna, Iceland is still top sport though

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