The long hot days of summer are drying up, the rain is pouring, and the trees are turning orange, leaving us with serious wanderlust. If you too are excited to jet off to an exciting destination, then read on. Here are some of the best destinations to visit this Autumn.
Tel Aviv, Israel
If you are not ready to say goodbye to the sunshine and your post summer glow, then head over to Tel Aviv.
Interestingly, Tel Aviv translates to Hill of Spring in Hebrew and the city offers what it says on the tin. It is full of colourful flowers, budding new restaurants, cultural spots, and bars.
Tel Aviv boasts a 14km stretch of sandy beaches. The north side is home to the glamorous Metzitzim beach and the south side is home to Alma beach. The city centre has lively Gordon beach, Hilton beach, and Jerusalem beach.
The Tel Aviv cultural landscape is booming with art galleries, museums, theatre, live music, ballet, and opera. If you are looking for some fine art, visit the world-class Tel Aviv Museum of Art, housing works by international greats. Or, explore the secluded street art alleys and avant-garde galleries scattered around bohemian Florentin.
There’s plenty to do and see in this vibrant city. Go sightseeing in the centre of town, often referred to as White City, and take in the beautiful array of Bauhaus architecture. Take a stroll down Tel Aviv Boardwalk or pick up some local cuisine and merchandise at the Jaffa Flea Market.
It takes just over 5 hours to fly to Tel Aviv and flights range from £300 to £1,200, depending on when you go and whether you opt for economy or first class. The local currency is Israeli New Shekel; £1 is worth around 4.82 New Shekel. The weather in September and October has highs of 29 degrees (84F) and lows of 19 degrees (66F).
Mount Fuji, Japan
See Autumn in its full glory at Mount Fuji. A stunning combination of striking red leaves and overwhelmingly peaceful blue waters surround the beautiful snowy mountain.
Mount Fuji hosts Fujikawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival in November. Take in the festival atmosphere and enjoy the delicious food stalls in the romantic surroundings.
The highlight of Mount Fuji for many is the climb at sunrise. However, do bear in mind that the views from the mountain are often just clouds and the climb routes can get very busy in peak season.
Mount Fuji has many amazing places to visit, but the top of your list should be Lake Kawaguchiko. This is an onsen town and the most developed of the five lakes in the region. It boasts many great ryokans, restaurants, and attractions. Indulge in the relaxing volcanic hot spring while admiring the views of Mount Fuji.
It takes around 12 hours to fly to Tokyo. The price ranges from £640 to £3,000, depending on when you go and whether you opt for economy or first class. The local currency is Yen; £1 is worth 132.83 Yen. The weather reaches highs of 30 degrees (86F) in Autumn.
Tuscany is particularly special in Autumn as the idyllic landscapes become covered with orange and red tones.
Tuscany is a foodie’s paradise, with the menu changing every season. Discover the delicious tastes of traditional Tuscan cuisine, wine, and art in ‘strade del vino’.
The perfect romantic break wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a spa. Tuscany is home to some of the best world-famous spas. The success of Tuscany’s spas is largely due to the high quality of natural sources and thermal baths in the area, and their therapeutic qualities.
Chianti is the perfect postcard destination, full of vineyards, tiny streets, churches, abbeys, and castles to explore by foot or bike.
Pisa (Tuscany’s closest airport) is around a 2-hour flight from London and will set you back anything from £20 to a few hundred, depending on when you go. You can expect highs of 27 degrees (80F) and lows of 7 degrees (44F) in Autumn. You can use Euros in Tuscany.
If you want to get away from everyday life and get back to nature, Sedona in Arizona is for you.
Sedona is surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land and offers an array of activities for you to enjoy. Explore Sedona on one of the fascinating trials it has to offer, from biking, hiking, segwaying, or by jeep or horse.
Sedona has much to offer on the cultural side too. You can take part in art workshops, explore the museums, indulge on a wine tour, visit art galleries, or taste the local cuisine in some of the best restaurants in Arizona.
Sedona Airport is small, so it’s best to fly to one of the larger airports such as Phoenix. Flights to Phoenix range from £619 to £8,723 and take around 11 hours direct. Sedona has highs of 33 degrees (91F) and lows of 5 degrees (41F) in Autumn.
Wherever you decide to venture to this Autumn, we hope you have a fantastic time. For happy, safe travels, always remember to upload your important travel documents to our secure client cloud FileSafe.
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