7 BEST EUROPEAN СITIES TO VISIT IN AUTUMN
Autumn in Europe is a great time of the year to explore new destinations with comfortable weather, attractive vacation packages, and without crowds of tourists. If you are looking for the best European cities to visit in autumn, it could be sometimes difficult to make a quick decision about where to go. Autumn is also my favorite season for vacations outside of Greece and to admire the yellow, gold, and red landscapes in Europe.
So, what are the best places in Europe to visit in autumn?
Here my ultimate list of the 7 Best European Cities to Visit in Autumn:
1. FLORENCE, CENTRAL ITALY
This year is very hard for Italy! But still, Italy has many “safe” and beautiful places that you can visit during this fall. Beautiful autumn in Florence and the Tuscany region begins in late September with comfortable weather and a lot of gastronomic festivals. At this time, excellent conditions are created in order to discover the authentic Florence, devoid of fuss, and artificial embellishment.
You certainly can start from Florence and then continue to Siena and Pisa.
2. LISBON, PORTUGAL
Lisbon is one of the best European cities to visit in autumn. During the Fall in Lisbon, the weather is very comfortable for exploring the city and participating in various festivals. There are so many things to do in Lisbon that you will enjoy visiting all the sights without queues and hot weather.
As an alternative, you can rent a car and go to the Ocean. Although swimming in the Ocean can be cold, but a walk along the beach is a great pleasure too.
3. PRAGUE, THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Prague is a city of a hundred spires and several Unesco monuments. The best time for your Chech Republic vacations is the early fall when the weather is mild, and it is not so many tourists as in summer.
Autumn is the perfect time for a quiet exploration of the city of Prague.
4. MADRID, SPAIN
Autumn is the best time to see all the attractions of the capital of Spain and to enjoy the gorgeous fall landscapes. Madrid is a city full of life and culture.
In the fall days, be sure to try a wine-based drink – tinto de verano! It is simply wine mixed with a kind of carbonated lemonade known as Gaseous.
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5. SCHWARZWALD, SOUTHWEST GERMANY
Schwarzwald is one of the less know European cities, but it’s like a real fairy tale. Tourists loved this place for the fantastic landscapes: ancient villages, vineyards, and dense black forest. You could spend a week in the Black Forest and still not hit all of the hot spots.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway, a heart-pumping hike or a relaxing soak, there are many things to do in the Black Forest region.
6. HALLSTATT, AUSTRIA
Hallstatt is Austria’s oldest and possibly most photographed village. A beautiful black lake stretched at the foot of the Australian Alps and makes this place one of the most beautiful European cities to visit in Autumn.
The best gift from this place is a picturesque photo.
7. BRASOV, CENTRAL ROMANIA
Transylvania in Romania is the birthplace of European’s best-preserved medieval towns. Brasov is famous for Medieval Saxon walls and the Gotic Bran Castle. The most common picture is the vast golden forests on snow-capped peaks background.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit other cities nearby, such as Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, Targu Mures.
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This is a fab article- Madrid will be on my Autumn city break list!! You should check out my article ‘Ljubljana for the Budget Traveller’!
🙂 I will check for sure! Thank you!
Stunning pics and great recs – I still need to get to most of these and Autumn is my fav season ?
Thank you, dear! I agree, Autumn is so beautiful season to visit most Europian cities)))
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Great post as usual; I visited Lisbon in April (2017) – not a bad time of the year either. I must say that I do like exploring places in spring or in autumn. If you wish check out my blog post on Porto and Lisbon http://elaineodriscolladamhome.wordpress.com
I totally agree, Elaine. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to explore European cities. I will be pleased to read your posts too))
This is such a fun list! I live in Madrid and love autumn here :). We will have to check out Brasov!
Thank you, Nancy, Madrid is a very lovely city! I am also going to visit Barcelona this autumn – have to be also a great destination during the Fall)
The Argent Wolf
Is there ever a bad time to visit Prague or Florence?
There is no specific bad time to visit Prague or Florence but usually, a “dead season” for European cities, is the second half of January and February, when the weather can be cold or rainy and archaeological sites have a short schedule. In any case, sometimes even in the lowest touristic season, you can spend time much more exciting and interesting than in others.
Timothy Paul Westbrook
Beautiful pics and great ideas. I’ve been to most of those countries, and I have fond memories of the fall in Hungary, Austria, and Germany!
Thank you Timothy for your kind comment) The Fall is really a magic month to visit European cities.
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Fantastic pictures & great post!! I can’t wait to visit Florence next year!
Thank you Raquel) I am sure, you will have a great time in Florence. I want to come back there too)
Nice post! The pictures are beautiful! I would love to travel to those places one day!
Thank you, Gerald! Autumn is the best beautiful “decoration” of many European cities)))
I’m planning to go to Amsterdam this fall but now i wanna go to Hallstatt!
xoxox 🙂 Some small European cities (villages) is so magnificent, so next time Hallstatt for sure)
I have visited Florence and Hallstatt already you beautiful photos have inspired me to go back during autumn.
Thank you, dear! Autumn is really magic season in Europe and my favourite to travel!
great list! In Transylvania I think the best town is Sigisoara, although Brasov is very pleasant indeed!
Thank you, Andrew, for the tip! There are many truly charming little towns in Transylvania.
So much beautiful places, as I can’t go there but you are really taking me there. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you a lot for your nice comment! It’s really my pleasure 🙂
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Lovely article!! And you seem to have captured almost all the cities that my husband and me had been planning to visit. Especially Florence and Lisbon.
Nice to hear it)) I am sure you will have a great time in these cities)
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Very nice post!!! Autumn is indeed a good time to visit Tuscany, as the weather is not hot!
😊 Thank you! I hope I will visit Tuscany again soon 🙂