I don’t know about you, but I think Autumnal city breaks are just perfect. The weather is a little cooler, perfect for exploring and you’re bound to get better deals post the summer holidays. There are not as many people around, yet Autumn brings such a gorgeous display of vibrant red, brown and gold colours – making beautiful surroundings for an Autumn walk. If you’re considering a city break in Europe, here are just a few to consider this season!
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Often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’, Bruges is a beautiful and charming destination to visit this Autumn. This city boasts a vast amount of bridges and canals, and so much medieval history to explore. Some of the best places to visit in Bruges are The Belfry, The Groeninge Museum and the romantic ‘Lake Of Love’ Minnewater.
Visit Budapest to soak up it’s beautiful nature, panoramic views and enjoyable nightlife.
The capital of Hungary hosts many festivals throughout the year, ranging from food and music to culture. If you’re looking for some milder weather in Autumn, Budapest is the perfect place to visit as it is generally warmer than other parts of Europe.
Croatia seems to be growing more and more popular as a holiday destination in recent years. The capital Croatian city is home to the filming of Game Of Thrones, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and James Bond – enough reason to visit in itself! Dubrovnik is conveniently located in the middle of many islands, meaning there are so many boat trips and excursions available to visit surrounding locations without having to travel too far. Some of the most popular trips include visits to Korcula Island, Elaphite Island and National Park Mljet.
Florence has always been on my bucket list. I feel that it is often overlooked and underrated – admittedly not people’s first thought when Italy is mentioned but it’s perfect for shopping, history and delicious Italian food! Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio and Baboli Gardens are amongst the gorgeous sites that you can visit at this destination.
Marseille is home to some beautiful beaches and has many historical assets. The Autumn weather in Marseille is slightly warmer than many other destinations, averaging around 26c in September – perfect for the beach! Some other things that the city has to offer are Massif Des Calanques; the 20km stretch of coast along the cliffs, and Frioul archipelago – a small group of islands just 4km off of Marseille.
I hope you enjoyed reading about these fantastic Autumn destinations, let me know if you’ve visited any of these cities and what your opinions were!