Condé Nast Traveler magazine introduces the most beautiful destinations in autumn, from Korea, Germany, Czech to Canada.
The Bavarian Alps, Germany
A trip to southern Germany in autumn is even more memorable than Oktoberfest. Autumn is probably the best time to visit the Bavarian Alps when the weather is mildly cool and the mountains cover the colorful leaves. This season is also a good time for outdoor enthusiasts with zones like Berchtesgaden and Lake Tegernsee for some activities like hiking and sightseeing.
Prague, Czech Republic
When Prague falls in autumn with the warm weather lasting until November, the low sun covers the city with romantic golden light, spreading over the brilliant foliage of the city park trees. Visitors can stroll along the tree-lined Vltava river running through the city center to enjoy the cool post-summer weather that calms anyone traveling here.
Denali National Park, Alaska, USA
Denali National Park attracts more than half a million visitors each year thanks to its wildlife over a vast area (up to 24,000 km2) including glaciers, ice caves and mountains like the majestic Himalaya. From the end of September to the end of October, the national park shines brightly as the trees begin to change their red leaves, and wildlife appears a lot to feed and enjoy the last bit of warm air before winter.
Finland’s Lapland is most famous in winter for its snowy landscapes and auroras. However, autumn of Lapland also brings a mysterious beauty that not everyone knows. When most Finns have to return to work cities after the summer, Lapland becomes even quieter and more peaceful. Lucky visitors can enjoy scenic hiking trails side by side. The Finns also have their own word ruska to describe the autumn colors.
City of St. Petersburg, Russia
St. Petersburg is famous for its majestic palaces and quaint parks, all of which are stunning when summer gives way to the fresh air and vibrant colors of autumn. Short autumn turns St. Petersburg became a romantic wonderland, where leaves fell along the aisle and famous places like Church of the Redeemer on the Blood were shrouded in golden sunshine.