Did you know that the best time to travel is when the summer heat calms down? That means this September is the ideal time to spend your traveling budget and enjoy the colorful sights of the best autumn places around the world. Does this sound appealing enough to back your bag? Below I present you the best places you can visit this month. Chose your favorite one and spend a wonderful time there!
Tuscany’s great in September and October for a few reasons: it’s still hot; the Italian tourists have disappeared; and the much-anticipated annual wine harvest is taking place. That means Tuscany’s pastoral landscape is coupled with lively grape festivals and a tipple or two of the region’s most famous wine combined with good music and dancing.
Autumn in Japan is every bit as stunning as the short-lived haname cherry blossom season in spring. Kouyou, or autumn leaves, can be seen across the country, starting in the northern island of Hokkaidō and spreading quickly south from the end of September.
Gauja valley and Turaida castle, Latvia
An hour from Riga is the Gauja valley, a spectacularly beautiful sight when the trees have turned red and gold. From the pretty town of Sigulda, with its white Lutheran church, head through the valley to the red brick fairytale of Turaida castle.
via Jon Reid
Marrakech is too hot in summer, especially its frenzied souks where the haggling, hubbub and heat can summon sweat from even the most blasé Berber. Better to go in autumn when breezes blow down from the Atlas Mountains. It’ll still be tan-tastically hot, but bearably so. And whenever you feel like a dose of Marrakech’s medina, palaces or lush gardens, thrice-daily free shuttles will oblige you.
Agawa Canyon, Canada
Hop on board the Agawa Canyon Tour Train this autumn and you’ll be treated to some of the most beautiful fall foliage on the planet. The ride sets off from Sault Ste Marie on the Canada–USA border, covering 114 miles of unspoilt country that looks at its best as the days begin to close in. You’ll need to be quick though, as the leaves peak for a brief period around the end of September and beginning of October.
Travel to Egypt during autumn and potter around the wondrous sites without the summer crowds. In particular, visit Luxor’s west bank, a sprawling, mind-boggling archaeological site which includes the Valley of the Kings, the Tombs of the Nobles and the excavated village of Deir el-Medina.
Forest of Dean, England
Thisancient woodland it’s the perfect spot for the more prosaic sport of leaf peeping. The mix of oak, beech and sweet chestnut provides a rusty riot of yellow and gold. The Forest of Dean can be easily covered on foot or bike.
White Mountains, New Hampshire, USA
via John Barrett
New England is synonymous with ‘fall’ and picking one must-see spot isn’t easy. But New Hampshire’s White Mountains are surely one of the best places to see autumn at its most colourful state. Hike through the hills at the end of September and you’ll be treated to brilliant red maple leaves.
Perito Moreno glacier, Argentina
I can never see autumn in such a stunning decorative setting as when you are in front of Perito Moreno glacier. The red, green, yellow and orange leaves framing the gigantic white-with-hints-of-blue- glacier was jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
via Shlomi Arditi
Autumn in northern Israel, is more pleasant weather-wise than summer or winter. The lush forests lose their leaves, farmers harvest their crops on the plains, and the quaint towns and villages have a relaxed pace of life.