There are lots of clichés about travelling in autumn: that it's low season, the weather's still mild, cities look nicer... But the truth is that it's an ideal time of year to take a break from your routine. Besides, there's a bank holiday weekend at the beginning of November, which means you can enjoy these wonderful places even more. Let us guide you with a few recommendations on places that are particularly charming at this time of year.
The capital of Austria is one of the most charming cities in Europe during the autumn. It's also the best time of year to visit, because you won't have to put up with the low winter temperatures or the hot summer months. Filled with museums and parks, the city lends itself to pleasant strolls through its picturesque old quarter. A must on your autumn calendar!
Located in the north of Portugal is one of Europe's jewels: Porto, home to the Dom Luis I bridge, tiled houses, vinho verde, francesinha, the Lello bookshop... Besides, autumn cloaks the city in that typically Portuguese melancholy... And all the summer tourists will have gone!
The ochre colours of autumn reign supreme in Budapest's City Park, also known as Városliget Park, the main recreational space for the citizens of Aquincum, as the Romans called it (in case you didn't know). This magnificent park is one of the loveliest places to visit during your mini-break in Budapest.
We have a confession to make: one of our finest memories is strolling through the dark alleys in the centre of Edinburgh, near the Royal Mile, with the imposing castle perched at the top of the city. Add a little mist, the mild autumn cold, the cosy pubs on every street corner... and you'll have the essence of Edinburgh in the palm of your hand.
- A Coruña
Galicia is a destination to enjoy sea views, fine food and nature... but it also boasts some charming towns and cities. Check it out for yourself by strolling through the streets in the centre of A Coruña, around Plaza de María Pita and near the city's port. And be sure not to miss the Tower of Hercules, the oldest Roman lighthouse still working today.
Our most northern recommendation is Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Summer has gone, but the residents of this lovely city are still enjoying their pavement cafes and parks before winter arrives and the days grow darker and shorter. With its gorgeous canals, gardens and islands, the city is perfect for a relaxing mini break. But remember to pack your coat!