5 Inspiring Fall Trips for 2018 – Traveling is always a good idea, but doing so in the fall often means fewer crowds, idyllic weather and better prices, as well as spectacular displays autumn lanscapes. If you’re thinking about taking some time out, have a look on these suggestions of some of the best cities to explore in autumn.
Bridge of Orchy, Scotland
Deep in the Scottish Highlands, the Bridge of Orchy is a village set among especially incredible scenery. Travelling here, you will be at the heart of the best Scotland has to offer, from whisky distilleries to magical castles that seem to appear out of the mist.
The medieval city of Bruges is considered one of Europe’s most charming cities, especially in the fall when its historic buildings are covered with crimson and golden vines. Be sure to experience some of the city’s open-air markets that are typically open through November and marvel on the the colors reflected in the canals and the romantic environment it creates.
Southern Germany is famous by its historic castles and palaces, including such examples as Neuschwanstein Castle and Nuremberg Castle. Fall is also the season for of wine festivals, the famous Oktoberfest as well as outdoor activities like hiking in the Alps, taking a romantic ride on horse-drawn carriage and sampling the local wines at a Bavarian winery.
Anytime is a good time to travel to Italy, but October is peak season for food and wine. Along with vineyard harvest time, truffles, mushrooms, chestnuts and chocolate all enjoy their own festivals during this time. The northwest region of Piedmont is home to amazing fall scenery as well hundreds of roads and trails to explore the surrounding peaks set ablaze with color.
Douro Valley, Portugal
Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine region on earth. During fall season you can marvel on how its vineyards sloping along the riverbanks become a sea of flaming red, orange and vibrant yellow. Taking a cruise along the 125-mile river with a glass of this region’s famed local port, is also an wonderful way to top off your autumn holiday.