European classics, tropical islands, opulent golden cities… these are the top picks for your fall vacation
Fewer crowds, pleasant temperatures, off-season deals… Traveling in the fall has its advantages and the potential to turn into the most unforgettable vacation of the year. We’ve selected 12 destinations trending in the summer months here at Kiwi.com that would be a great option for a fall getaway.
How about a getaway to Mallorca
The Balearics are among the most popular vacation spots of Europe and places like Ibiza are flocked with visitors from all over the world. Also, for this reason, it might be an idea to consider Mallorca for the fall, with temperatures hitting the ideal sweet spot between the swelteringly high and the bitterly cold.
The island is perfect for outdoor activities and there’s plenty to do besides relaxing at the beach (which is still a great getaway option in the early fall). You might want to explore by foot along the many hiking trails or hit the cycling routes — both of which are certainly more enjoyable without the scorching summer sun above your head.
Those not necessarily searching for a surge of adrenaline might enjoy a trip to the mountain village of Deià, supposedly one of the prettiest places on the island and home to many artists. A few kilometers away lies Valldemossa and the 13th-century monastery the Real Cartuja where Frédéric Chopin once spent a winter and found inspiration to compose some of his music later on.
Read our guide to the Balearics for more tips.
Enjoy mild Abu Dhabi weather in October
October and November mark a cooling in the United Arab Emirates down from the high 30s and low 40s of mid-summer to a more sedate 25 to 30-degree celsius daily temperature range which makes this an ideal time of year to visit.
For those looking to get out on the water for some extra chill, between October 13 and 16, the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show takes place and features activities from watersports through to tours of the most luxurious superyachts. The city offers ideal water access to the Persian Gulf, the center is situated on a smattering of islands which makes it perfect for exploring by jet ski or rental boat.
Rome is perfect for a 3-day vacation
After the summer break and many locals spending their holidays out of town, Rome is back to business in the fall. You’ll have a great opportunity to observe the daily buzz of a city with almost three million people.
The usual attractions are a must-see in Rome, especially if you’re visiting for the first time and you’re around only for the weekend or a quick three-day escape. If you decide to take a walking tour, you might want to check out the centuries-old neighborhood of Trastevere, which lies between the Vatican City and the Colosseum. It started out as a working-class neighborhood and over the years, it’s transformed itself into one of the hippest parts of town, with trattorias, piazzas, beautiful architecture, and plenty of nightlife. The beach of Fiumicino is not far from the city either.
Visit Tahiti before the rainy season starts
Part of French Polynesia south of the equator, Tahiti only sees two seasons throughout the year — the hot, humid, and rainy season between November and April and less rain and more balmy temperatures from May to late October.
At the end of the popular tourist season, in September and October, the volumes of visitors ease off and it might just be the right time to spend a relaxing vacation on the island. Tahiti is among the most visited islands in the area but that doesn’t take away from its beauty — volcanic geography, stretches of white sandy beaches, lush vegetation… paradise on earth.
Walk all over Bucharest on a weekend
Until not so long ago, Bucharest was somewhat of a gray, concrete jungle laden with a heavy past. However, in the last few years, it’s been going through a major facelift and appeared on the radar of many travelers.
Bucharest is an easily walkable city with many sights scattered around the city. The Palace of the Parliament is among the most notable ones — with a weight of 9.04 billion pounds or 4.10 million tons, it’s the world’s heaviest building. It’s made out of thousands of tons of bronze, steel, marble, crystal, and wood with a cost of about four billion euros.
The city is classically European; some would even call it Little Paris of the east. It’s bustling with life, new restaurants, bars, and music venues popping up every day at every corner. Spend a day wandering around the charming alleyways of the Old Town, take a peek inside the Cărturești Carusel, a lovely bookstore in the midst of a noisy city, or sit down at a sidewalk cafe to observe the life around you while falling in love with Bucharest.
Stock up on vitamin D in Miami
Nestled in the south-eastern corner of the United States, Miami has a reputation for both its laid-back beach lifestyle and youthful vibe.
While the rest of the country may be wrapped in blankets of autumn leaves, Miami maintains a balmy temperature between 18 and 25 degrees celsius throughout the so-called “shoulder season” October through December. It’s the holiday period between the peak seasons, which makes it a popular spot for sun-seekers and beach-bums without peak season crowds. Beware though, you might catch a few afternoon showers.
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