If you are lucky enough to be able to discover Europe at any time of the year, autumn is really THE perfect season. The main European destinations have just lived their high season, the streets are quieter, real life resumes on the streets of the most beautiful Autumn Destinations in Europe.

Off tourist season, you will also enjoy the best hotels at the best price, fewer queues for your best activities in Europe, more places in restaurants, fewer people on your photos, in short autumn is certainly the best time of the year to discover Europe.  

Also, seasonal food is at its best in autumn, with the harvest in and many specialities available. Think delicious woody mushrooms, slowly caremelised pumpkins, delicious roasted chestnuts, and newly pressed wine and you have the flavours of autumn.

Here are the top 5 Autumn destinations in Europe we suggest you to visit.

Autumn Destinations

Amsterdam, Neetherlands

Amsterdam is one of the most romantic destinations throughout the year and especially when the trees along the canals dress up in their warm autumn colours, the city became one of the favorite Autumn destinations from tourists. This city visited every year by millions of travellers is quieter in that time of year. You will pass unnoticed and will not be considered a tourist but a resident of Amsterdam is a city packed with eclectic culture and life.

There is a little bit of everything, be it architecture, cuisine, history or nature. So much is squeezed into this small city, it’s perfect for an adventure filled autumn trip, whilst you dip into fun museums, munch on stroopwafel and soak up the lively, yet laid-back, atmosphere of the Dutch capital.

Alongside this distictively autumnal atmosphere, the city comes alive when the Amsterdam Dance Event takes over venues with electro, house and techno club nights. In November it’s the turn of Museumnacht, when 55 of Amsterdam’s top museums open after hours late into the night.

Bordeaux, France

Elected most beautiful destination in Europe, Bordeaux is a city that will leave you olfactory tasteful, visual and unforgettable memories. This city which is now one of travellers’ favourite Autumn destinations in search of authenticity will offer you an exceptional stay where history, gastronomy, human warmth, the smile of the inhabitants but also the vineyards of Saint-Emilion, the beaches of Arcachon, will make you fall in love with Aquitaine.

One of the most beautiful regions in France. Bordeaux is traditional, contemporary, classical, underground and cosmopolitan. It has nothing to envy to Paris and  autumn is an ideal season to discover this city and its vineyards. In Autums, you can book your hotel, guesthouse, apartment, castle, at the best price in Bordeaux as well as your best activities and tours like a dinner Cruise on the Seine or a wine tour.

Budapest, Hungary

Climb the hills of Budapest and watch the river, the Parliament, the warm colours of the trees in the landscape and make you feel like you are alone in one of the most romantic cities in Europe. Enjoy the best activities in Budapest like a sightseeing cruise or enjoy the best of Budapest with the Budapest card; dozens of activities await you in the capital of Hungary. The Central Market Hall, the Budapest Opera House, the Castle Hill, everything is quieter in autumn in Budapest.

Lisbon, Portugal

Fall under the spell of the capital of Portugal, one of the best Autumn destinations for a city break in Europe. Travellers around the world love it and visit it by hundreds of thousands in summer. Enjoy the beauties of this amazing city out of the tourist season, out of the crowds. Get the best activities in Lisbon and enjoy fewer people mean less queue. Take advantage of the time you will win to visit the surroundings of Lisbon such as the castle of Sintra or the vineyards of the Alentejo.

Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is one of the most cultured and artistic cities in the world. The city is one of the top Autumn destinations to visit in Europe. Enchanting and captivating, this is a place to revel in history, art and cuisine, and in autumn it will be relatively, and blessedly, quiet. Packed with remarkable art and architecture, Florence’s has a wonderful tangle of narrow streets to explore, lined with elegant and historic palazzi, medieval churches and world-class art museums.

As well as the changing colours of the leaves on the trees in the parks, avenues and streets of the town, and the glistening reflections in the River Arno, autumn is also the wine season, with grape harvesting taking place in the region, and a great opportunity for a wine tour to a local vineyard, where you can take learn about wine making and sample local wines.