The list of incredible European travel destinations is seemingly endless. Europe is filled with historic charm, natural beauty, exquisite food, and vibrant culture. With all of the cities to visit in Europe, it can be difficult to know where to book your next trip. If you’re thinking of traveling in the fall, you’ll want to visit some of these breathtaking cities.
Dubrovnik is a perfect place to visit in the fall, with temperatures in the 65-degree range. The seas will most likely still be warm enough to swim in. This city is also filled with historical and cultural experiences that you won’t want to miss, from classical music and food festivals to the charming Old Town with its beautiful palaces and churches. One of the best places to stay is Pucić Palace, which is set in a 17th-century building with elegant rooms that are adorned with antiques. You will have a beautiful view of the main square in Dubrovnik’s Old Town.
Bruges is beautiful all year round, but it develops a unique charm during the fall. The canals are lined with trees that turn stunning shades of red, orange and yellow in the fall, and these colors are reflected in the water for an even more breathtaking experience. This Medieval city has many more lively sights, from the church spires to the cobbled alleyways. And bonus: Bruges also specializes in chocolate. If you’re looking for a luxurious place to stay in Bruges, check out the Hotel De Tuilerieën. You have the option of staying in a historical room or a contemporary room, and the hotel even has an indoor pool and sauna.
Few cities are as colorful as Edinburgh. In the fall, the leaves turn gold, crimson, russet and bronze against the backdrop of the lush green hills. The best place to observe this for yourself is the Royal Botanical Garden. You can also take a walk up to Arthur’s Seat, where you will have a lovely view of the city below you. One of the most incredible places to stay in Edinburgh is the Witchery by the Castle, located at the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town and at the top of the Royal Mile. It is made up of nine Gothic-style suites with beautiful and theatrical decor such as velvet drapes and four-poster beds.
The crowds of tourists in Florence don’t thin out until it gets a bit chilly, which is well into October. But with everything there is to explore indoors, the weather shouldn’t stop anyone from visiting Florence. From the churches to the museums to the shops, there’s a lot to enjoy. The harvest festivals all around Tuscany also occur in fall. The San Miniato’s truffle festival in November is not to be missed. The best hotel in Florence has to be the Hotel Monna Lisa, which was originally a convent but is now owned by the Ciardi Duprè family. The rooms are decorated with antique furniture, sculptures, and period paintings. The bar of the hotel has been converted from a 15th-century confessional, and the rooms still have their Florentine terracotta floors and coffered ceiling. If you’re lucky, your room will even have a balcony overlooking a beautiful landscaped garden.
If you want to have a lovely fall vacation in Europe, visit one of these enchanting cities. The charm of these cities is only amplified by the essence of fall, and you’re sure to have a vacation you’ll never forget.