World’s Best Places to Visit in the Fall


Some people like to get away in the fall, to find more summer or to avoid even a hint of winter. Often this means going to the opposite hemisphere (where it will be spring instead). But there are many people who love autumn with a passion and everything about it. From Halloween to Oktoberfest, fall is a celebration. Here are the best places you can travel around the world this fall.

Best Places to Visit in September

Geneva, Switzerland



Everyone knows that Switzerland is popular in winter for skiing, but it’s so beautiful in the fall that it can’t be missed. The Alpine air is clear and crisp and the colors roll across the landscape in waves.

If you’re into hiking, there are so many great trails to explore, but if you just want to enjoy the atmosphere from a place of comfort, take a scenic railway excursion. You can go anywhere in Switzerland, really, but Geneva has all the comforts of the big city as well as all the beautiful sights of autumn.

Ontario, Canada



Nothing beats the changing colors in Upper Canada. Ontario is a beautiful territory to visit because its colors start turning toward the end of September. It’s one of the most beautiful sights according to professional leaf peepers, having the deepest reds and most brilliant oranges you’ll ever see.

There’s a reason there’s a maple leaf on Canada’s flag and that’s why people come from all over the world to see them on the trees. Niagara Falls is a perfect spot to experience everything at once.

Novosibirsk, Russia



As bad as it gets in winter, Siberia’s capital is gorgeous in early fall. The sun is low in the sky and the colors are rapidly changing, so this is something you should do in early September, if not the end of August.

Taking the Trans-Siberian train to this region would be an excellent way to experience this fantastic place. If you’re tired of summer and can’t wait for the colder months to get here, go to Novosibirsk and get your fall on before anyone else.

Best Places to Visit in October

Belfast, Northern Ireland



The biggest city in Northern Ireland is a great place to go for a fall getaway. It’s off the peak season so it’s much less crowded than in the summer, and the colors are spectacular. There are traditional fall harvest festivals to experience.

You can either tour landscaped gardens and estates for a more curated experience or see the colors in the wild countryside. Not only that, it’s a great place to see the northern lights without having to go to the Arctic Circle.