Summer days are drifting away, and autumn is creeping in. It’s time to swap the swimsuit for a scarf and start planning a fall getaway. One of the best things about the changing seasons is the fall foliage and we’ve got the perfect international destinations to jump start the planning process. Grab your passport, these locales provide breathtaking scenery to enjoy with a travel companion!
One of the most magical places to experience the changing leaves is Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire, England. This historic arboretum is the most widely known in the entire U.K. and boasts one of the finest tree collections in the world.
Moscow has some of the most spectacular places to enjoy the fiery red, orange and yellow fall colors. Surround yourself with foliage at one of the many famous parks in the country’s capital complete with lakes and swans for a beautiful destination date backdrop.
No fall foliage destination list would be complete without including Kyoto. The best time to see the autumn leaves is mid October through the end of November. Take a walk down historic streets lined with trees bursting with fall colors or take in a panoramic view of the foliage while soaking in a hot spring.
There is no shortage of leaf-peeping locations here, with rolling hills flooded with golden hues and crisp leaves. After exploring the trees in Elan Valley or the scenic viewpoints in Colwyn Bay, be sure to stop in one of the local pubs to enjoy a drink by a cosy fire.
Get out your rain boots and prepare for a beautiful hike through the autumn scenery in any of the multiple trails. The fall months are particularly wet, so be sure to dress accordingly. There is a huge network of paths and walking trails situated on lakes and rivers around the country to take in the Norwegian fall experience. Delicious seasonal food and drink is also a local favorite so don’t leave without picking some ripe berries or trying the pumpkin soup.
Layer up with your travel companion and have some fun outdoors. Where do you go to view the changing leaves?