Cooler weather and picturesque fall sceneries make the autumn season an ideal time for a romantic getaway. Not only that, the prices are also considerably low and it won’t be that crowded as compared to the summer time, which means that you can truly relax and enjoy your time with your significant other. So if you are planning to travel abroad, this is the perfect time for a romantic Euro-trip. To help you with that, here are the best romantic places in Europe to visit during the autumn months.
Paris is worth visiting anytime of the year but it’s during the fall season when the city is most photogenic – a perfect backdrop for a romantic trip with the love of your life. You’ll appreciate the fall beauty even more when you visit the Jardin du Luxembourg, Places des Vosges, Jardin des Tuileries, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Parc Monceau and of course, the famous Eiffel Tower and Versailles. Despite of the lower temperatures, you can still enjoy a cozy time outdoors while you sip on the city’s best hot chocolate drinks or a glass of wine because restaurants and cafes in Paris heat their outdoor terraces.
Around October and November, the weather in Tuscany is still warm so you can really enjoy exploring the outdoors without worrying about the flock of tourists. That also means that you can take romantic photos while wandering along the Tuscan villages without having to deal with other tourists photobombing your pictures. Autumn is also harvest time in Tuscany – September is wine month while October and November are for olive harvest, chestnuts and truffles festivals.
Fall season brings a special line-up of festivals, performances and sports events. If both of you are sport aficionados, then get excited because fall is when the soccer season returns. But even if you are not a big fan of this sport, don’t let the chance of watching a live game at Camp Nou pass – it’s truly a quintessential Barcelona experience. For architecture buffs, you will both be in awe of the breathtaking buildings, balconies and columns spread all over Barcelona. Another must-do for couples in Barcelona is to have a picnic or watch the sunset from Turo de la Roviara, the place that offers the best viewpoint in Barcelona. From this, you can see a panoramic 360 degree view of the city and all the landmarks like Sagrada Familia, Torre Mapfre, Torre Agbar and Tibidado.
What better way to feel the romantic vibes than to be able to stay in a real castle? Germany is graced by more than 20,000 castles and places – some are in ruins and some have turned into museums, restaurants and hotels. In fact, one of the castle hotels, Castle Sababurg, was the setting for The Sleeping Beauty.
Aside from the romantic castles and beautiful vineyards, Germany is also the home of the world’s largest Volksfest, an annual beer festival and travelling funfair that runs during the month of October. So if you and your partner love parties, beers and festivals, then this is a good time to book your getaway.
If you still want to experience “summer” during the fall season, then I recommend for you to travel to Cyprus because temperatures run at around 26-27 degrees Celsius to almost the end of November. From a variety of landscapes to sandy beaches, you’ll surely enjoy a romantic Mediterranean trip in Cyprus during the autumn months (and also spring season) as it is the most ideal time to visit the island if you want moderate temperatures with a lovely sunshine.