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9 top destinations to visit in Autumn

Want to hold on to the summer that little bit longer, or just fancy a getaway? We highlight some of the best destinations to travel to during the Autumn months that will guarantee you have an amazing holiday.

For the sunseekers
Even though summer has ended it doesn’t mean there are not some amazing places you can visit that will provide you with the sun you are looking for. Some of the destinations are not even that far away, meaning you don’t always have to jet off on a long-haul flight in order to get some sun during the Autumn months.

1. Sardinia
This Italian beauty is a gorgeous holiday location and even in Autumn you can experience temperatures up to the high 20’s. Not only is the island beautiful and still sunny this time of year, Autumn also transforms into festival central with local streets inland being turned into markets, allowing you to experience the island with the locals. If you want to stick to the coast, then enjoy the slightly quieter beaches and soak up the sun.

2. Cyprus
With average maximum temperatures just above 30 degrees Celsius, this is a great place to visit. Although still lovely and warm, as the days get slightly cooler, you can explore some amazing destinations by foot which is difficult to do during the blazing heat of summer. Whilst everyone back in the UK is putting on their scarves and coats, you can relax by the pool or spend the day at the beach in peaceful bliss.

3. Lanzarote
Lanzarote in the Canary Islands is such a popular Summer destination but can also be enjoyed during the Autumn months. With temperatures still just below 30, you can enjoy the sun whilst you also enjoy the quieter hotels, poolsides and beaches. Now that the peak heat has gone you will as well be able to explore more of the island on foot, including its volcanic peaks and national park.

4. Dubrovnik
This Croatian city has seen a dramatic rise in tourism over the past decade, with a lot of help from it featuring in Game of Thrones. It’s a beautiful city to visit and you can understand why it is popular, but Autumn brings the beauty of being able to see the city when it is slightly quieter. During Autumn you will have more options for accommodation and will feel that the streets and beaches are a bit less overcrowded. With temperatures settling around the mid-20s, it is still warm enough to relax on the beach as well as walk around the city to see what it has to offer.

5. Florence
Florence is a gorgeous city to visit and the temperatures remain mild throughout Autumn. The later Autumn months are a great time to visit as the tourist crowds have started to disappear, the hotel prices are cheaper and you can enjoy walking around the city in pleasant temperatures, exploring the culture, food, and entertainment that is widely available.

For the City Breakers
Need a break in Autumn but looking for more adventure and culture rather than sun, sea and sand? Then these top city breaks are great for you.

6. Reykjavik
Increasingly growing in popularity, Iceland is a fantastic place to visit with its capital having a lot to offer, from lagoons and glaciers to amazing museums and cosy cafes. The overall cost of hotels starts to fall once the summer is over. You also benefit from being more likely to see spectacular Northern Lights. A once in a lifetime experience.

7. Madrid
Autumn means the intense heat has subsided and you can enjoy the city and all it has to offer. You can still eat outside as the temperatures are not cold and you can spend you days visiting amazing buildings such as the Royal Palace and The Prado, go on a great shopping spree, embrace your sporting side and visit the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, the home of Real Madrid, stroll through Retiro Park or relax in cafes and bars drinking wine and eating tapas.

8. Vienna
The Austrian capital is beautiful in Autumn. Visit the range of palaces and cathedrals, walk through the stunning Schonbrunn Gardens, embrace the culture in the amazing museums, walk through the market places to experience the local atmosphere and relax in side street cafes for amazing sweet treats and coffee.

9. New York
Last but certainly not least has to be the city that never sleeps. Although people love to visit New York in Spring and Winter when it is lit up for Christmas, there may not be a better time to see this city at its most beautiful than in the Autumn. With Central Park full of orange and red leaves, to being able to witness preparations for Halloween and Thanksgiving, there is something special at this time of year. You will never be bored in this city with so much to do from visiting the MET to seeing a show on Broadway to having amazing food and pumpkin spiced lattes.

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