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Where to go in Autumn

Alisha O'Malley April 30, 2018

From nature’s fiery displays, ancient festivals and magical music events, to stocking up on some much-needed sunshine before winter truly arrives, autumn is a perfect time to head away. For an exceptional experience, time your visit to coincide with a cultural event and immerse yourself in local culture. Discover what’s going on where and start planning your unforgettable autumn adventure.

Polar bears

Where & when: Canada in November

Journey through the wilderness of Manitoba  and explore this incredible ecosystem whilst spotting a wide array of Arctic wildlife. Wrap up warm and enjoy the experience of a dog sled ride through the forest.


Where & when: Rwanda in October

Trek though the forests in search of mountain gorillas and capture stunning photographs of these mighty creatures. October is also the ideal time to spot chimpanzees as they are tempted out in search of tasty fruit treats.


When: Mid November–early December

Experience autumn in Japan, where traditional villages, hot springs and ancient temples promise a sanctuary below the trees. Visit Mount Fuji before boarding the bullet train to the castles and gardens of Kyoto.


Eastern Canada

When: Late September–early October

Embark on an unforgettable self drive through Québec and Ontario, combining picturesque cities and incredible wildlife. Take in the stunning fall colours in Algonquin Provincial Park and finish your journey admiring the thundering Niagara Falls.


When: October

Discover the cultural city of Santiago with its Spanish heritage before trekking across the unique Atacama Desert. Hike through the lunar landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park, uncovering pre-hispanic archaeological sites and glistening glaciers.

South Africa & Mauritius

When: November

Ascend to the peak of Table Mountain to enjoy breath-taking vistas of Cape Town and visit the penguins at Boulder’s Beach. Then head over to Mauritius to relax on the pristine white beaches and sample delicately spiced dishes.

Still haven't found what you're looking for? Visit our holiday types or where to go in September page for more inspiration for your amazing autumn break.