Going on holidays in autumn is a perfect way to live authentic changing landscapes around the globe, while enjoying a mild and warm weather and low prices. This season is almost free of festivities, despite of Thanksgiving, and traveling could be a good choice to take the most out of the season.
At this time going out with a bicycle, hiking or just enjoying a vibrant local culture is such a good experience, framed in red and yellow leaves everywhere. Whether it is a flowery festival in Japan, an adventure trip around Australia or a lifetime festival in New Orleans, we have it covered. Autumn is the perfect time to take the backpack, boots, camera and go out exploring the world. Do not worry about the destination, we have selected the best places in each continent to visit this fall and live a dream vacation.
Buthan is an African country with forests that occupy a 60% of its land. That offers many possibilities for nature lovers who want to trek on authentically natural terrain, go climbing, cycling or stargazing as they could not do in any part of the urbanized world is a perfect destination for this fall.
It has recently been highlighted by National Geographic as one of their favorite autumn destinations, when it celebrates two international festivals in which to taste all African traditions. Thimphu Tshechu takes place over the first week of October with traditional dances, local music, invited artists and masked balls. Black-Necked Crane Festival takes place on November 11 due to the migration and arrival of the Black-necked Crane and it is a unique experience to see the wild fauna while traveling in autumn.
The arrival of autumn is lived with different intensity in different parts of the world, however there are places where the love for plants and flowers is almost sacred as it happens in Japan. One of the most idyllic places to enjoy the colorful nature is the temple of Toshogu, surrounded by a natural park. Another worthy destination is the Hitachi Seaside Park, a natural park in which blue nemophilas are surrounded by fiery crimson bassia bushes. All of them makes up a real chromatic spectacle for the eyes
If you are lucky enough to go, besides making a photo worthy of the best ‘instagrammer’, you will find yourself in a wild and natural landscape in which to relax, do group sports and enjoy a hot tea in one of the villages with an ancient and particular culture.
Maybe when we talk about Europe almost nobody would look at Iceland. However, autumn is the best time of year to visit this authentic natural environment near the North Pole, as the Northern Lights begin, when the sky dyes green as a result of the reflection of light. It is the time when the days are lengthened and still not too cold, bearing in mind that temperatures are above 0 degrees celsius.
The wide variety of Icelandic landscapes, from volcanoes and glaciers to green forests, make it an ideal destination for nature lovers who can do water sports, go hiking, go whale watching, visit the waterfalls of Snaefellsnes or take a thermal bath in Bláa Lónið.
Colombia is one emerging country that offers tourists the most every year. Far from being a stage of war, the tranquility in which the country live nowadays, along with its temperate climate, rich culture and a tasty cuisine make it one of the ‘must’ destinations to visit on vacation. Autumn is an unique month to visit the country, due to the absence of agglomerations, a calm and dry climate and the magnificent marine fauna that reaches the island of Providence, where it is the third largest barrier reef in the world. In addition to scuba diving and snorkeling, you can go hiking or biking in the Guatapé natural park, enjoy the beaches of Cartagena de Indias or the nightlife of Bogota, the vast capital with 7 million inhabitants in which you will be able to taste all the delights of the country.
Taking a walk through the deep south of North America is a unique experience for anyone from outside, but visiting New Orleans in Fall ensures you to live one of the greatest cultural shows in the world. Historically, it has hosted walkers from all over the world adapting and mixing their celebrations, which results today in some of the most iconic festivals of the world.
There is the Burlesque festival in September, the international music festival of Voodoo Music Experience in October, that counts this year with stars such as The Killers, Foo Fighters or Galantis, from 27 to 29 October, and the the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival culinary show in November. This last one is a week of celebrations around Po-Boy’s sandwich, accompanied by activities for all audiences, musical concerts and a real party in the streets. If you are passionate about sport, in New Orleans you can go hiking, cycling, canoeing and kayaking in one of the natural sites that surround the city.
In this part of the world the months of September to December live a blossoming spring and delight the landscapes covered with flowers over the sunny days. In Australia everyone can enjoy any type of adventure sport, excursion and walks at dusk. One of the most famous flower festivals in the world is the Canberra Floriade, which takes place throughout October, with a very unique chromatic landscape, accompanied by culinary festivals and music concerts to suit aIny taste.
Adventure sports are an awesome experience in this wild country, from scuba diving or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, to surfing in Palm Beach, hiking, biking and camping at Emu Creek Retreat or climbing in Tasmania. An adventure for the most daring.
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