8 Places to Escape To in the Fall

While most people choose to travel in the summer because of convenience, nice weather and no school, some places are better in the fall. Since it isn’t peak travel season, traveling in the fall comes with endless perks such as cheaper flights, shorter lines and even getting to experience more culture when you are not surrounded by other tourists. Here are the top eight destinations for traveling in the fall that are worth taking vacation time.


  1. 1. Alaska

    I had the privilege of going to Alaska this summer, and it was a trip I'll never forget! This is a good place to travel no matter what time of year, it just depends on what you’re looking for. In the fall, the weather is still bearable, and you are finally able to see the stars because of the shorter days. Fall is the perfect time to visit if you want to experience the amazing scenery, yet save a ton of money.

  2. 2. Germany

    Fall is a great time to visit Germany, but if you’re planning to go to Oktoberfest, it may not be the cheapest option this time of year. However, many travel sites such as Trip Savvy assure that it is well worth it as Oktoberfest is the “largest folk festival in the world and a mandatory cultural event in Germany.” There are obviously many other things to do in Germany this time of year, especially if you’re a wine lover. Local wine festivals are in full swing and Christmas markets begin to open in late November, so you can start making your list for Santa!

  3. 3. Peru

    Autumn is the best time to visit some major attractions in Peru. Rickshaw Travel says that the Andes has two seasons: wet and dry. The time between April and November has the ideal weather for visiting the amazing Machu Picchu, as the dry season is between May and October. This place is definitely on my travel bucket list!

  4. 4. Italy

    Italy is the perfect example of why you should travel after the summer months, especially if you’re a food lover like me. With lower airfares and accommodation prices, fewer crowds and plenty of fall festivals to keep you busy, Italy will be sure to impress. Despite the fewer sunlight hours, Trip Savvy assures that “strolling through a city after dark can be beautiful and romantic." Although Florence and Rome are always popular, you can still find much cheaper prices in the fall. 

  5. 5. Greece

    There are countless reasons why Greece is amazing but even better during autumn. It is the best time to save money and enjoy the weather. No matter whether you visit an island or the mainland, there will be tons of activities and sight-seeing available. According to the Travel Insiders, you’ll be able to explore Santorini’s historical and archeological sites, taste local delicacies in Mykonos, visit the brightest spot in the Mediterranean in Delos and explore the natural beauty of Kefalonia. 

  6. 6. New York City

    New York has been on my travel bucket list for as long as I can remember, and I’m sure I want to visit in the fall! For starters, the Thanksgiving Day Parade is iconic and a must see for any tourist or even local! The amazing weather is also another great reason to take a trip to the Big Apple; Imagine yourself walking around Central Park with a pumpkin spice latte and looking at all the beautiful tones of orange and brown from the trees. If this isn’t enough to make you want to book a trip, then I don’t know what is.

  7. 7. Prague

    I had to add this to the list simply because it is where I want to study abroad! The weather in Prague in the fall can be a little chilly, but it is worth it because of the amazing deals you can find as well as the thinner crowds when sightseeing. Trip Savvy says that “numerous music festivals and other attractions in Prague during autumn might just make it your favorite season to enjoy the City of a Thousand Spires.” This definitely makes me more excited to go!

  8. 8. Colorado

    “Gorgeous foliage, tons of festivities and numerous outdoor activities make Colorado a must-visit place in autumn,” according to Uncover Colorado. Even if you aren’t a nature lover there are still plenty of things to do like catch a Broncos game or go on a haunted tour. Most ski resorts also begin to open around this time, making it perfect for a fun family vacation. Whether you love to hike, ski or watch football, there will be something for you to do in Colorado.