Since the summer season has just gone, this is the most opportune time to explore Europe at your own pace and enjoy every attraction to the maximum. You won’t have to push or shove as there are no crowds forming long queues in the major attractions, and as such, nothing will come in your way of getting the most fulfilling experience of touring Europe.
It’s one of the most beautiful places on earth
Just before the cold months of winter come calling, the entire continent of Europe turns into eye-catching yellow, orange, and red-hued wonderland which will soon be giving way to the biting white snow. With all the trees and the forests, the foliage becomes just too attractive to see, and if you have ever admired the kinds of pictures you see in postcards, then this is the right time to make your own postcard-like photos in Europe. You can head to Paris for a day trip in the Loire Valley and enjoy walking on the same grounds that were strolled by kings and nobles hundreds of years ago.
Prague would be another worthy destination to give you the true meaning of the continent’s beauty during autumn. During summer, this city is sprawled by thousands of tourists, but when the season ends, it turns into a little quiet and beautiful paradise. You won’t just encounter fewer lines at the major attractions, but also this is the right time for the coveted romantic strolls with soft ballads of love playing in the background as you enjoy the beauty and the company of your loved one.
The best time of scenic cross-country train rides
Train rides in Europe are very popular and thousands of visitors go to renew my passport services just to travel to Europe to enjoy the cross-country train rides. But the secret that most people don't know is that the best time to take the rides is not during the summer or winter, but right during autumn. These rides take you through some of the most scenic places in Europe and since it is autumn, you will not help but choke with the beauty of the Europe countryside. For example, a ride in the Chocolate Train will treat to great views of the majestic Swiss Alps amongst other beautiful rolling landscapes and through beautiful forests that will bring lots of peace, calm and relaxation during the trip.
It is time for festivals in Europe
One of the reasons why people travel the world is to experience different cultures present in different countries. In as much as you can experience such when you travel to any country at any time of the year, if you are interested in knowing more about Europe and its cultures, then the best time to travel is during autumn, as this is literally a season of festival galore. You can head over to Italy for some sweet and delicious treats during the Perugia Eurochocolate Festival, for a chance to sample some of Europe’s finest chocolates. During this time, the streets of Perugia are full of stalls hawking all manner of wares, with the most notable activity being the chocolate festival as well as cooking and tasting lessons. The best part of it is that you won’t have to spend a dime since everything is free.
It is time for the wine
If you know anything about wines, then you know that grapes are harvested in autumn and this is very enticing for every wine lover. Europe is known to be one of the best wine producing regions in the world and if you wanted to have a great wine sampling and tasting experience, then autumn is the right time for you to travel. For a great wine experience, you should consider heading to southern Italy or France for some of the best wine samples in the world.
Truffles are in season in Piedmont, Italy
If you are a fine dinner, then you already understand that truffle constitutes some of the world's most expensive dishes and it would be very interesting for you if you could find them in plenty and at affordable rates. Well, that is what happens when you visit Europe in autumn, and specifically head over to Piedmont in Italy. This revered delicacy will be in season and it will be a great time of have lots of them since they will be available in almost every restaurant.
It is the best time to visit Croatia
As usual, Croatia is one of the leading tourist destinations in Europe, and if you happen to visit during summer, then you could get overwhelmed by the crowds in the major tourist attraction. But if you want to get the most out of it without having a lot of run-ins with the crowds, then you should plan your Croatia visit during autumn. The crowds are already gone, and the weather is still very warm. Whether you want to visit the plethora of attractions or simply get into your swimsuit and enjoy the magnificent beaches, you are guaranteed to have an experience of a lifetime during autumn.
The best time to see the Northern Lights
The Northern Lights are a great attraction in Europe and though you could watch them at any time of the year, autumn remains the best time to enjoy the magnificent aurora borealis. You can decide to see them from Norway or Iceland. The temperatures will not be as warm as it is towards the south, but you will still get a great experience in enjoying this awesome phenomenon.
Article written by Nirdesh
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