Autumn is undoubtedly one of the best times to travel. As the seasons begin to change, leaves adopt their vibrant hues of orange, red, and yellow creating dramatic and romantic landscapes as far as the eye can see. Here are our top five places to be during the fall travel season.  

Edinburgh, Scotland

Against the backdrop of old castles, Edinburgh shines bright in October and November. The light reflecting off Edinburgh Castle, which stands at the top of the city, is literally golden. That, combined with the crisp and cool autumnal air creates an almost magical feeling walking through the old town. Crowds disperse after the annual arts festival in August, making the Autumn season an incredible time to wander this old city by yourself. For an even more romantic experience, see Scotland by Train.

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Hraunfossar Waterfalls, Iceland

The Hranunfossar Waterfalls formed after a volcanic eruption created a hardened lava field. The result is a 3,000-foot stretch of both large and small cascades and waterfalls in the shadow of the Langjökull glacier. In the Autumn season, especially between late September and October, this area comes alive with color and is a photographer’s dream. The bright colors of the changing trees paired with the black lava field, bright blue water, and green moss creates a stunning sight.

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Seoul, South Korea

October is one of the best times to visit South Korea. Not only are the temperatures extremely pleasant, but the cities and countryside come alive with color. From Seoraksan National Park to Changdeokgung Palace to Asan Gingko Tree Road, South Korea is bursting with picture-perfect color. And not only are the warm fall colors abloom, but the vibrant pink color of the muhly grass fields in the ancient capital of Gyeongju is a site to behold. 

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Lake Louise, Canada

Autumn in Banff and Lake Louise is the perfect time for both adventure and a lot of fall foliage. The crisp air brings about an invigorating sense of adventure as the trees come alive with colors.

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The Bavarian Alps, Germany 

Located along Germany’s southern border, the Bavarian Alps is a patchwork of extraordinary color in the Autumn season. And you can’t miss the spectacular site of Neuschwanstein castle. Built atop a rock ledge over the Pöllat Gorge, Neuschwanstein castle is the actual place fairy tales are made.

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Fall Travel with Ker & Downey

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