Here are 15 Fall Tour Destinations that are Bound to Create Memorable Experiences!
Hello Aluxers and welcome to another exciting original article presented by Alux.com. When summer starts coming to a close, do you find yourself turning a blind eye to pumpkin spice latte ads and ignoring weather reports that clearly shows that autumn is on the way? Or maybe you can’t wait for summer to be over and are eagerly looking for even the slightest sign of fall to visit the best destinations for your vacation. Either way, this article is for you.
The excitement of Autumn can be found in the changing leaves, the cooling temperatures, and seasonal drinks like warm apple cider. But not everyone will be ready to let go of summer and embrace the changing seasons. Sometimes you just need a change in scenery to help with the transition. The places we’re looking at today are the best destinations that will have you in the fall frame of mind in no time. We’ve looked all over the world to find the most exciting and stunningly beautiful destinations to visit in the fall, and I’m thrilled to share that list with you today, so let’s get started.
- 15: Lake Tahoe – California
- 14: Lake Bled – Slovenia
- 13: Bran Castle – Transylvania, Romania
- 12: Neuschwanstein [Noy-sh-von-stein] Castle – Bavaria, Germany
- 11: Fragrant Hills Park– Beijing, China
- 10: Chemin du Gruyère [Kem-in do Gree-yair] – Switzerland
- 9: Hraunfossar [Rown-foss-er] Waterfalls – Husafell [who-suh-fell] Iceland
- 8: Blue Mountains National Park – New South Wales, Australia
- 7: Casentinesi [Cuh-sent-in-ezzy] Forest National Park – Tuscany, Italy
- 6: Mount Philo State Park – Charlotte, Vermont
- 5: Plitvice [Plit-vice] Lakes National Park – Central Croatia
- 4: Bukhansan National Park – Seoul, Korea
- 3: Agawa Canyon – Ontario, Canada
- 2: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route – Japan
- 1: Kakslauttanen [Cock-slot-ten] Arctic Resort – Lapland, Finland
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Lake Tahoe – California
Lake Tahoe offers breathtaking scenery all year round, but there’s something about the multi-colored leaves reflecting in the striking blue water that makes fall particularly special. The view of the trees from the lake gives a perfect fall feel, especially from the secluded Zephyr Cove, but there are also other fall activities to engage in in the Lake Tahoe areas, including apple picking on Apple Hill and hiking along Taylor Creek.
Lake Bled – Slovenia
Lake Bled is found in northwestern Slovenia surrounded by mountains that display every color leaf imaginable in the fall. Although Lake Bled is known as a tourist destination in Slovenia, in the fall the area is mostly calm and quiet with serene natural beauty.
You can walk around the lake and take in the sights or take in the view from a higher vantage point in Bled Castle. There is a small island in the middle of the lake that holds a charming church. For a small fee, you can take a boat ride to the island and climb to the top of the church tower to view another perspective of the area’s seasonal beauty.
Bran Castle – Transylvania, Romania
If fall brings to mind ghosts, vampires, and goblins, then you might be interested in checking out Bran Castle, which is thought to be the inspiration for Dracula’s castle since it’s the only one in Transylvania that matches the author’s description. But beyond its place in fictional history, the castle is an ideal place to visit in the fall because of its location high up on a hill surrounded by trees with leaves that turn yellow and orange as the weather gets cooler. They also throw an epic Halloween party in the castle each year, so plan your trip accordingly.
Neuschwanstein [Noy-sh-von-stein] Castle – Bavaria, Germany
Bavaria is, of course, world-famous for its renowned Oktoberfest and for its sausage, beer, and lederhosen, but the city also presents an abundance of natural beauty, especially in the fall. For a striking contrast between a manmade marvel and mother nature, you should travel to the Neuschwanstein Castle in southwest Bavaria.
The 19th-century castle was the home of the Bavarian King Ludwig II, and it looks like it comes straight out of a fairy tale. In the fall, the trees surrounding the white castle mostly turn a bright red for a stunning effect. The inside of the castle is even more impressive than the outside, and it’s typically less crowded in the fall as well.
Fragrant Hills Park– Beijing, China
The Fragrant Hills Park dates back to 1186 in the Jin Dynasty. Its hills and forests cover 400 acres of land in the northwest area of Beijing. The hiking trails will take you to manicured gardens, pavilions, terraces, and towers, which are full of beauty all year ‘round. In the fall, thousands of visitors flock to the park to see the vibrant red leaves that blanket the mountains. It is considered by many to be the best destinations in all of China to see the autumn leaves.
Chemin du Gruyère [Kem-in do Gree-yair] – Switzerland
A lot of people would never dream of visiting Switzerland outside of ski season, but if you hate big crowds and overpriced hotel rooms, then fall is really the best time to visit the country. For an epic autumn experience in Switzerland, check out the Chemin du Gruyère [Kem-in do Gree-yair], a three hour route that begins at an incredible chocolate factory followed by a hike with wooden walkways, a spectacular gorge, tunnels, waterfalls, a famous castle and more, which leads to the legendary Maison du Gruyère cheese factory. All of this against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps covered in vibrant fall colors.
Hraunfossar [Rown-foss-er] Waterfalls – Husafell [who-suh-fell] Iceland
There’s something about the cool fall air that makes waterfalls seem even more magical, and one of the best places in the world to test this theory is the Hraunfossar Waterfalls in Husafell, Iceland. The waterfalls are formed from water flowing through countless streams in the lava field that resulted from an eruption of a volcano lying under a glacier. Visitors in the fall will find spectacular views of the falls and surrounding trees with their changing colors. There are hiking trails available as well as glacier tours and an ice tunnel tour as well.
Blue Mountains National Park – New South Wales, Australia
Just 50 miles outside of Sydney is the Blue Mountains National Park, which covers over 662,000 acres of land in New South Wales, Australia. Although it’s not technically mountainous, the area is an uplifted plateau that features several large rivers. The park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Greater Blue Mountains Area.
The area gets its name because the eucalyptus oil from the trees creates a blue haze, but in the daytime during the fall, the blue is overtaken by gorgeous yellows, oranges, and reds. It’s also one of the easiest places to find wild kangaroo in Australia in case you were wondering. Most visitors explore the rock formations, cliffs, and waterfalls, and all of these are even more beautiful with the colorful backdrop of fall leaves.
Casentinesi [Cuh-sent-in-ezzy] Forest National Park – Tuscany, Italy
In Arezzo, Italy, you can find one of the largest national parks in Europe, the Casentinesi Forest National Park. This park covers 142 square miles of mountainous forested land in the Tuscany region. There are 650 km or 400 miles of trails that can be explored on foot, by bike, or on horseback, and these are particularly colorful in the fall season.
The spectacular views include the Acquacheta [Aqua-sheet-uh] waterfalls, which can only be reached after hiking for a few hours but are well worth the effort. There’s also a beautiful and historic monastery and sanctuary to check out if you want a little break from nature. Of course, there’s so much more to explore in the Tuscany region. To find out more about it, check out our video of 15 things you didn’t know about Tuscany by clicking in the upper right-hand corner.
Mount Philo State Park – Charlotte, Vermont
The entire New England region of America offers numerous locations to take in the beauty of the changing seasons as the weather turns cooler and the leaves begin to fall. But Mount Philo in Charlotte, Vermont, stands out because of its vantage point of being situated among the Green Mountains, the Adirondacks of New York, and Lake Champlain. The park covers 237 acres with numerous trails and lookout points with breathtaking views. If you choose a night where it’s not too chilly, you can also camp in the park and fully appreciate the surrounding nature.
Plitvice [Plit-vice] Lakes National Park – Central Croatia
The fall is the perfect time to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Central Croatia because it’s less crowded but the views are even more beautiful than usual. The deep reds, yellows, and oranges of fall are found all around the hills and countryside, and the waterfalls only add to the general beauty. Also, because there are fewer people visiting this area in the fall, hotel rates will be lower and lines for buses and ferry boats will be shorter, making the visit even more enjoyable.
Bukhansan National Park – Seoul, Korea
With more than five million visitors each year, the Bukhansan National Park in Seoul, Korea, is one of the most popular national park destinations in the world. The park is home to Bukhansan Mountain as well as over 1000 species of plants and animals. Although the park stays fairly crowded, it’s less so in the fall. This is the perfect chance to check out the hiking trails, mountain streams, thick forests, and temples on the 30 square miles of the park.
Agawa Canyon – Ontario, Canada
Visitors explore the Agawa Canyon every month of the year, but nothing compares to the incredible scenery that autumn brings to this popular location. The leaves of the forest that surrounds the canyon start turning crimson and gold in late September. There is one train trip available per day that takes visitors 228 miles round trip, which is the best way to take in the fall foliage and the beautiful rivers, lakes, and rock formations. The train also makes a stop to give passengers a chance to hike a trail to see four picturesque waterfalls before continuing on the ride through the canyon since it is one of the best destinations to visit.
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route – Japan
In 1971, a 23 mile mountain sightseeing route was opened in Japan to allow for visitors to explore the natural beauty of the area without damaging the surrounding environment. Those who wish to take in the sights can choose to walk or ride a bus, trolley, or aerial tramway to check out all or part of the route. In the fall, the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is at its most stunning with autumn leaves and alpine flowers overtaking the slopes of the Hida [Hee-duh] Mountains. Visitors can also choose to indulge in a hot spring bath and take in the view of the 610 foot tall Kurobe Dam, the tallest dam in Japan.
Kakslauttanen [Cock-slot-ten] Arctic Resort – Lapland, Finland
We’ve reached number one on our list, and you’ll soon understand why we think this destination ranks above the others. The Finnish call the autumn leaves season “ruska,” which refers to the period primarily from August to early October when the forests are consumed with the vibrant colors of fall. But there’s something else that draws more people to Lapland, Finland, in these months.
Autumn is the best time of the year to see the Northern Lights, starting around the 24th of August. At Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, visitors can arrange for accommodations in a glass igloo for about 500 US dollars per night to get the best view of the spectacular light show. The incredible natural beauty coming from a diverse landscape combined with the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing the Northern Lights from your own person glass igloo makes this the top destination to visit in the fall.
So there you have it, the best 15 places to visit in the fall. Are you feeling ready to embrace the change in seasons and every good thing that comes with that change? We hope so.
QOTD: Now that we’ve gone through the list, we’d like to know: Which one of these locations are you most drawn to? Let us know in the comments.
Still here? Here’s are a few quick autumn bonus facts just for you.
The word ‘autumn’ likely comes from the Etruscan word “autu” meaning ‘change of season.’ No film with the word ‘autumn’ in its title has ever won an Oscar even though film names featuring the other seasons have. And finally, scientists have found that those born in the fall months have a greater chance of living to be 100 years old, although they aren’t sure why this is the case.