Europe as a continent offers a lot to the traveler. On a relatively small piece of land (compared to the other continents) you can find many cultures, regions, climates and cities. From the cold north to the warm south, Europe really does offer a lot to the fellow traveler and It can be daunting to choose where to travel to. I wanted to share with you this quick list and offer up my own thoughts on 10 Places I think you should visit in Europe this Fall. Overall traveling in the fall season is enjoyable and for me personally easier then in the summer months.
10 Places to Visit in Europe in Fall
1. Bavaria, Germany
2. Bruges, Belgium
3. Prague, Czech Republic
4. Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Am I bias here? Yes. Am I ashamed of it? No. Citing my home town comes with a big reason. Summer has its charm, but the temperatures go way up (a 45 degrees Celsius / 113 degrees Fahrenheit in Mostar is a regular in July), so much in fact, that they limit your ability to truly enjoy walking around the country and exploring everything. But when the temperatures drop around September and October, I personally love going out more. Even if you are just hanging out in one city, it will be much more enjoyable.
5. Piedmont, Italy
6. Bridge of Orchy, Scotland
7. Loire Valley, France
8. Budapest, Hungary
I visited Budapest in the fall season and it was magical, during day and night. If there is one thing you have to do while visiting Budapest, then it's definitely exploring the city by night. Budapest transforms at night. Not one single corner is not attractive in the elaborate light set up. The warm glow of the lights, really sets you in a calm mood, while the view of the Danube from the Fisherman's Bastion at night is breathtaking.
9. Oslo, Norway
The seasonal change in Northern Europe is particularly striking. As the leaves begin to transform, woodland areas take on new life, making Oslo an ideal place for evening walks or foraging expeditions while there is still quite a bit of daylight. The city is home to many picturesque parks that become even more stunning this time of year. Akershus Fortress and the Vigeland Sculpture Park make for a particularly colorful backdrop on a sunny fall day, or wander just outside the city to Oslomarka Forest where you’ll see some of the nation’s most vibrant autumn foliage.
10. Transylvania, Romania
Transylvania has long been a place steeped in legend and magnificent imagery of medieval castles and misty moonlight. Take the 56-mile drive through the Fagaras Mountains, the highest mountains of the Southern Carpathians with over 20 peaks rising more than 8,000 feet, famous for its hairpin curves and breathtaking vistas of stunning autumn foliage.
I hope you enjoyed this selection of Places to Visit in Europe in Fall. Have you got any suggestions? List them in the comments below, I'm always on the lookout for new destinations!