Recommended Fall Travel Destinations Around the World

by | Sep 10, 2022 | Destinations, Travel Bucket Lists

The smell of falling leaves is around the corner. The orange and red leaves on the tree are about to fall down to the ground and decorate empty streets with warm colors. This is the perfect time to travel before winter steals your daylight. We have gathered the ultimate list of the best fall travel destinations on each continent.

Where are the best fall travel destinations in the world?

  1. Banff National Park, Canada
  2. Patagonia, Argentina & Chile
  3. Munich, Germany
  4. Lake District, United Kingdom
  5. Essaouira, Morocco
  6. Cape Winelands, South Africa
  7. Kyoto, Japan
  8. Nami Island, South Korea
  9. Fiji’s Chain of Islands
  10. Wanaka, New Zealand


The Americas are two very large continents, with thousands, if not millions, of places you can jump off for fall travel destinations. These are the two best places to visit for fall travel destinations on the American continent. 

Banff National Park, Canada

banff fall travel destinations
Copyright: David Wirzba

Banff National Park looks super magical during the fall season. Just imagine you will be provided with the colorful foliage of trees in yellow, red, and oranges that will make your mind-blowing. Moreover, if you visit this must-photographed national park during the fall season, you can expect fewer crowds, making it perfect for you to take nature-only pictures. At the same time, you can also fulfill your outdoorsy desire by hiking in the ranges of mountains among unfrozen lakes there.

Patagonia, Argentina & Chile

patagonia fall travel destinations
Copyright: Marc Thunis

Shared between Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is a land encompassing the vast southernmost part of South America. During the fall season, from March to June, some areas will get some snow over the mountain tops, making it a picturesque snow-capped mountain with the colors red, orange, and yellow of the trees beneath it, which is a perfect object for professional photographers. You should also expect to get wet due to the rain during the fall season there.


Flying over the Atlantic Ocean, the old continent has many beautiful spots to enjoy fall travel destinations. Expect to enjoy the spark of city life and the beauty of mother nature during the fall season.

Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest in Munich fall travel destinations
Copyright: Brett Sayles

It has been known that Germans are very fond of their beers. They even have a two-weeks world’s largest beer drinking and funfair event called Oktoberfest in Munich. Furthermore, this festival is held annually around mid-September to early November. Who could resist such temptation? You can spend time together with your friends partying and enjoying a beer in Germany.

Lake District, United Kingdom

Lake District during fall
Copyright: Mj

If you are bored of the hustle and bustle of city life, then going to Lake District for your fall travel destination is a perfect choice. As a mountainous region in the northern part of the United Kingdom, you can expect beautiful fall foliage scattered throughout this national park. Moreover, this beautiful region was appointed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.


During the fall season, the temperature of most African countries is warm, making it a perfect place for escaping from getting soaked by heavy rain in this season. As a vast continent, Africa has a lot to offer. However, these are some hidden gems for fall travel destinations in Africa.

Essaouira, Morocco

Copyright: rigel

Popularly known as “Africa’s windy city,” Essaouria is a hidden gem in Morocco for enjoying the warm autumn sunshine. With its close proximity to Europe, this surely is the best place for a weekend getaway from the cold weather. Then, you can buy some beautiful handicrafts that the local artisans have created throughout the city’s streets. At the same time, you can also adore the beautiful style of its building architecture. Besides the city, you can also go to the beach and absorb the sunlight you need to prepare you for the ongoing cold days.

Cape Winelands, South Africa

cape winelands fall travel destinations
Copyright: Roland Lüthi

Cape Winelands has been known as gorgeous in every season. However, during its fall season, from April to May, the view is a little bit different. Even more, with the temperature in South Africa normally dry and warm during the fall season, it is bearable for you to sightsee the natural wonder of Cape Winelands. Take out your camera and capture the stunning lush green vineyards turning into yellow and orange colors. This looks even perfect with the view of the mountain range behind them. 


The following fall travel destinations are the countries in Asia. As the biggest continent on earth, Asia is culturally and geographically diverse. This is also reflected in each nation’s cultures and traditions, especially in the fall.

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto Jidai Matsuri fall travel destinations
Copyright: Midory Niwa

Besides the beautiful views of fall trees, there is also a festival often held annually to celebrate the fall season in Kyoto. Every October 22, Kyoto holds Jidai Matsuri, a historical costume parade from the Kyoto Imperial Palace to Heian-Jingu Shrine. In this procession, local residents dressed up as geiko and historical ancient garb. After watching this costume parade during the afternoon, you can go to a nearby mountain village called Kurama by train to see the Kurama Fire Festival in the evening.

Nami Island, South Korea

nami island fall travel destinations
Copyright: Daniel Bernard

The best time to visit Nami Island during the fall season is around late October to early November when you can see the autumn colors beautifully painted in Baekpungmilwon Garden on the island. In addition, this secluded island is also home to several theme parks in South Korea, making it gain the status of the UNICEF Child-Friendly Park and Mother-friendly Workplace. There are also many animals roaming freely on the island where visitors can interact, such as Korean chipmunks and Naminarians ostriches. 


Surrounded by the oceans, Oceanian countries will give you a unique experience of fall travel destinations. Let us find out what you can expect from these two countries for your traveling plan.

Fiji’s Chain of Islands

Fiji fall travel destinations
Copyright: Prem Kurumpanai

The fall season in Fiji sets out from December to April, meaning this is the right time to explore the tropical style of the fall season in Fiji. Also, Fiji is relatively small to explore by cruise. So, you can spend your fall vacation exploring the islands, watching Fijian performances, and enjoying mouth-watering buffets of cuisines. Besides, the nature of Fiji is worth visiting, such as the Garden of the Sleeping Giant to the picturesque Sabeto Valley.

Wanaka, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka for fall travel destinations
Copyright: Kuno Schweizer

Wanaka is a resort town located on the South Island of New Zealand. This town is super gorgeous during the fall season. Specifically, you will find golden yellow trees standing very beautifully, decorating Lake Wanaka. Wanaka is the starting point to enter Southern Alp’s Mount Aspiring National Park, which covers nearly 100 glaciers, alpine lakes, and beech forests. This will be an unforgettable moment for you to spend your fall travel destinations.

There are still many recommendations for fall travel destinations yet to mention in this blog. Rather than listing all the beautiful places around the world, it would be much better to explore them directly. Do not worry about itineraries or budget restrictions. JoinMyTrip provides you with a bunch of travel buddies who will take care of your fall travel destinations at an affordable budget yet with good packages of exploration. Curious about it?

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