Fall Getaway Destinations You Need To Visit

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Getaways for Fall for that are easy, fun and affordable! Autumn is the perfect time to take a holiday. Because the temperature cools off, crowds thin and prices drop. And it’s wine harvest time! So, for those who have lots of vacation days or only a few, 5 places for a Fall trip. But don’t say that I didn’t caution you. All are spectacular and will leave you wanting to stay longer…or go back for more! If you are in the UK or the USA, these Fall getaways are mapped out below. All you need to do is book your dream getaway!


Italy’s San Gimignano – Towers and Treasure

The Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano is for romantics or wine-lovers as a getaway choice. This Medieval village has a skyline of 14 tall towers, visible for miles. Since Fall is harvest, lots of fun activities! During your holiday, join in the grape stomping, savour the local food and wines. There is plenty to do not wine-related too: horseback riding, biking, trekking, Italian language, art or photography classes. Or lounge by the pool! Also, a walking tour of San Gimignano is not to be missed. And this 13-century walled town has many cafes. It's the perfect place to relax and sip a glass of wine or a cappuccino! Although, save some time to see the magnificent frescoes at San Gimignano’s Cathedral. And with many artisan shops selling handmade ceramics, linens and Tuscan specialities, San Gimignano delivers! Make sure to try the local porchetta and world-famous gelato champion at Gelateria Dondoli.

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Travelling Easily and Inexpensively

To get to San Gimignano, fly into Florence and drive 35 incredibly scenic miles. Departing London, British Airways has direct flights into Florence, about $126 roundtrip and only a 2-hour flight. Travelling from the USA into London has never been as affordable. Because Autumn travel is less in demand, flights from $500 are not uncommon. Besides, you could add a few days in the UK to make this a Tale of Two Cities! And then take a flight from London to Florence.

In San Gimignano, stay at the Hotel Torciano. Their food, wine and hospitality are outstanding! As well as absolutely breath-taking views. Also, they will pick you up in Florence with advance request. And they have a great offer: only 50 euro per person for an overnight package, including a free wine tasting at Tenuta Torciano. Or stay in Florence and enjoy this culturally rich city.


Getaways to fall for – Florence, Italy



The city of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is not to be missed! Considering Florence birthed Michelangelo, da Vinci, Dante, Botticelli, Brunelleschi, Giotto, among others…Firenze knows art and architecture. Therefore, a walk around Florence will have you smiling at its beauty. From the magnificent dome of Santa Maria del Fiori, the Duomo, to the Ponte Vecchio, Florence enchants. On your walk, stop by the leather school (Scuola del Cuoio) behind the Basilica of Santa Croce. This is the place for authentic Italian leather wallets, belts, purses and gloves. Finish your walk with a scrumptious lunch/dinner in the shadow of the Pitti Palace at the Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina. And stay at an apartment in the historic centre, like Chiara’s. Because Florence is truly magical, especially with your own garden! Nearby is the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia, and the city centre. From Florence, you can take a day trip to San Gimignano.


A gorgeous night in Antibes


Getaways to fall for – Fall travel, South of France



Does the South of France bring to mind rolling hills, markets filled with Autumn goodies, quaint towns and delicious food? Then it is no surprise that this area is on travel lists year-round. In the Fall, it is especially alluring. With a warm, mild climate, the Cote d’Azur area is gorgeous. Perfect for coastal hikes, sandy Mediterranean beaches, art, shopping and of course, eating! French food and wine are world-renown. Stay in the seaside town of Antibes. With inexpensive train travel, it’s easy to spend the day in nearby Cannes, Marseille – even Monaco. Or head into the mountains of Provence. With charming towns like Les Baux, Gordes and St. Paul de Vence, it is hard to choose! An EasyJet flight from London, which starts at 24 pounds/one way it very affordable. So much Fall fun, oui?


Sun, Sand, Sea – Getaway to the Island of Sardinia



So you are looking for a sunny, seaside holiday? Then plan to fly to the island of Sardinia. Despite having inexpensive flights, Sardinia is relatively unknown. Especially to Americans. In fact, both Ryanair and Easyjet have inexpensive flights in/out of London. While lots of Italians holiday here in Summer, Fall is much less crowded. But still, lots to see and do! Due to its Mediterranean location, water sports, hiking, and biking are popular. Even though the Costa Smeralda (“Emerald Coast”) area has mansions and mega-yachts, Sardinia is very affordable. For more details, take a look at Sardinia, Beaches and Beyond. In fact, this article will show you how wonderful Sardinia truly is! As flights from London to Sardinia are only about 2.5 hours, can also be a long weekend getaway. Flights from 26 euro one way.


Getaways to fall for – Fall travel, Munich and Bavaria



Although Oktoberfest and Munich are legendary, this Bavarian city is a fantastic Fall vacation. Besides, it’s only a 2-hour flight from London. Therefore you can finish work and quickly enjoy Bavarian dinner. With local Munich beer, of course! Considering my family is from Munich, we visit often. And there is so much to see and do. Obviously, beer gardens. But also the BMW and Deutsche Museums, Nymphenburg Palace, Glockenspiel, walk thru the Englischer Garden and a Mike’s Bike Tour. Also, a great day trip is a hike around Lake Ammersee with gorgeous Fall foliage. Then, stop for lunch at Andech’s Monastery Brewery. But don’t worry, no drinking and driving! Easy via the S-Bahn to the town of Herrsching. Cheers…or as the German’s say, Prost! Recommend Air B&B in Munich’s centre. If your getaway is longer, add in the Romantic Road towns, especially Rothenburg ob der Tauber and their Night Watchman’s tour.




Please stay healthy and be a responsible traveller. Only travel when it is safe to do so and you are not putting your destination or home country at risk. For US readers, you really need travel insurance. There are so many amazing destinations to visit, especially when the weather is colder and the leaves turn red. Fall is a great time to travel, but make sure you're travelling responsibly. Where would you like to visit this autumn? Let me know what places you'd recommend visiting during the fall season!


About The Guest Writer


Cindi is the author of this lovely guest post and writes for An Easy Journey. She and her partner Joe has been travelling their whole life. Combined with their passion for food, An Easy Journey began as a way to inspire others to get out there and travel. There are lots of unforgettable memories to be made, and this is the perfect blog to fulfil your need for food and travel!

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14 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing, these places look amazing to visit :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. So glad you enjoyed - some of our favorite places!

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  2. What an awesome article about fun getaways for Fall! I have already been to a few of those places before, but now I’m yearning to go back again soon & also go to the places I haven’t been to! Very nice tips on ways to travel on a budget. Excellent photography, really captures the essence. Thanks for a perfect travel article! Definitely makes me want to travel once the world opens up again!

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    1. Awesome that you have been to some of these places - travel memories are the best!

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  3. Looks beautiful! Keeping this places on my bucket list.

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    1. So glad that you liked Rasya! Great additions to your travel bucket list. :-)

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  4. Although I've been to many of these places, I want to go back!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I always want to go back as well- can't wait to travel again. Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed THEHAPPYREADER! :-)

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  5. I've never been to any of these locations, but they sound incredible. Have you ever been to Canada? The are around Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada is well known for it's stunning autumn colours this time of year.

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    1. Britt thank you for your recommendation of Algonquin Park, Ontario. I have been to Canada many times and just loved every trip and Canadians - they are so much fun!!Adding this to my travel list!:-)

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  6. I have been to France in the Spring, but I would love to visit in the fall! Also, Florence sounds amazing!

    Grislean | gemlesschosen.com

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    1. Appreciate your kind comments Grislean! France is wonderful in all seasons especially without the huge summer crowds IMHO. Florence is amazing - so much for everyone and always everyone's favorite smaller town!

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  7. Florence is one of my favourite cities in the world. I'd love to visit Sardinia as it's been on my bucket list for years! I've got a real travel yearning now.

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  8. I'm dying to visit Italy with my boyfriend, we've already kinda decided that that's gonna be our honeymoon location and we're not even engaged yet 😛 Thank you for sharing your ideas!

    🌿 Marissa Belle × marsybun.com 🌿

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