Autumn Rocks in Alberta, Canada.
Alberta in Canada’s Rocky Mountains is definitely one of the most beautiful regions on earth when it comes to witnessing nature’s display of Autumn reds and yellows during your October holidays. And it’s still warmish and dry at this time of the year! Visit Maligne Lake and its Spirit Island for breathtaking views. Stay in an authentic Canadian “Rockies” B&B close to Jasper National Park visited by millions – yes millions – of people each year.
‘Momijigari’ and much more in Tokyo, Japan
For a complete change of scenery, culture and weather during your October holidays, visit Tokyo and experience this city’s imperial heritage while “momijigari” (admiring the leaves) at locations including Meiji Jingu Gaien, Shinjuku Gyoen and the Hama-rikyu Gardens. There is so much to do here you must plan your trip carefully. Top tips include the National Museum, Senso-ji Temple, Tsukiji fish market, Nezu Museum and Tokyo Skytree Tower.
Music to your Ears, Galway, Ireland
Hop across to the Emerald Isle and spend your October holidays in bohemian Galway. This engaging Irish seaside city oozes music and fun. Reminders of Galway’s medieval town walls can be spotted in between the streets, lined with buskers. Live music continues to be heard from brightly coloured pubs located on every corner. For some of Ireland’s most impressive Autumn colours, visit Coole and Rinville Parks.
Leaf Peeping in Woodstock, Vermont, USA
Become one of America’s annual “Leaf Peepers” on your October holidays! Vermont is one of the world’s top spots when it comes to Autumn foliage, and charming New England town, Woodstock, is home to the region’s only national park located in the heart of the Green Mountains. Perfect for biking, fishing, horse riding and walking, take things up a notch and try the challenging hikes along the Appalachian Trail.
Hot Spring in Autumn, Val d’Orcia, Tuscany
The beauty of Autumn, quite literally, engulfs Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stretches across Tuscany’s Siena and the province of Grosseto. Famous for its warm thermal waters, visit Bagno Vignoni’s hot springs and Chianciano Terme’s bath. See and feel Autumn in the region by visiting typical villages including Pienza and Montalcino. No trip to Italy is complete without some wine and oil tasting.
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