By Michelle Yastremsky
As summer changes to fall, the world transforms into a canvas covered in colors ranging from crisp yellows to vibrant reds and sometimes even to picturesque purples.
To help inspire your autumn vacation, here are some of the most beautiful destinations in the fall to visit!
Drive through Tuscany’s famous winding roads while surrounded by trees sporting crisp orange and yellow leaves. Fall is also the beginning of both the grape and olive harvesting time in Tuscany, as well as the first olive oil pressings of the season, so you can satisfy all your senses!
Scotland was recently voted the world’s most beautiful country, and that beauty is even further enhanced when you throw the colors of fall into the mix! You can see the changing of the leaves in the cities, but it’s the Scottish countryside that really shines.
The medieval charm of Prague is a sight to behold, especially during the fall! Take a walk across the charming Charles Bridge, stopping to take the perfect photo amidst the autumn leaves.
With mild weather conditions and an astounding display of colors, Iceland is definitely one of the most beautiful fall destinations. Marvel at shades of red, orange, and yellow against massive waterfalls and forests as you explore Thingvellir National Park or the Golden Circle.
Indulge in delicious wine and stunning views in the Douro Valley, which is famous for being one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the world. The landscapes become even more dreamlike in the fall with brilliant displays of colors and fall foliage.
Stand atop the iconic Eiffel Tower while marveling at colorful city views, and you'll immediately understand why Paris is one of the best autumn destinations.
Banff in fall is truly magical. Cool and crisp, it's never too hot or too cold which makes hiking and other activities perfect. Golden streaks from the Larch Trees contrast against the snow-tipped mountains and lakes to create gorgeous autumn scenery.
New York City makes the perfect photo backdrop – especially when drenched in the colors of fall! Visit the city’s iconic Central Park to really experience the ultimate blend of beauty and man-made marvel.
While the incredible 19th century Rakotzbrucke Devil’s Bridge is usually the showstopper at this park in Germany, in this case it’s the colors of the season that really take this place above and beyond.
The icy blues of Argentina’s beautiful Perito Moreno Glacier really pop when settled alongside Argentina’s muted colors of autumn. Keep in mind the Southern Hemisphere sees fall during the end of March – June, so plan accordingly.
If Croatia wasn’t on your bucket-list before, we’re sure it is now! From the natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, to Dubrovnik being the filming site for King’s Landing, you’re sure to fall in love no matter what time of year you visit.
Visiting the temples, beaches, and floating markets of Thailand are a must, but don't forget the national parks! Explore Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai or Erawan National Park in Kanchanaburi; you'll encounter rapid waterfalls, swimming caves, and natural beauty beyond your wildest dreams.
This northeastern region of the United States is known for its colonial charm and natural splendor. Explore lush forests, postcard-worthy hiking trails, and even historical monuments in this scenic wonderland.
Wales is a land of natural beauty, old-world charm, and folklore. Follow the path of mysticism, then head to Snowdonia National Park for breathtaking views and natural splendor.