Autumn usually marks the end of most people’s vacation time, but it seldom means that they aren’t chomping at the bit to get out and explore another new destination. With autumn here and winter just around the corner, there are still plenty of great destinations you can head to for surf and sun, as well as some scenic options for those willing to embrace the change of season. Whether you’re after the ease of package holidays and a little extra summer fun, or simply want to get-away from day-to-day life and explore somewhere new, here are some destinations to get your inspire your wanderlust!
The most popular holiday destination in Southeast Asia, Thailand is replete with resort holiday spots, stunning beaches, lush jungles, and serene temples. If you’re looking to head somewhere warm during the autumn and winter months then a trip to the southern Andaman Coast might be just what you’re looking for. Here you’ll not only find a mix of fun activities and pristine beaches, you’ll also get a taste of the delicious local cuisine.
Mexico is one of North America’s top holiday destinations for surf and sun, and its many luxurious resorts feature all the amenities you could ask for, and similar to Thailand, the country is replete with cultural activities and tasty local flavors. Mexico is home to the ruins of the ancient Mayan civilization, so be sure to visit some of the breath-taking sites, such as Chichen Itza, a pre-Columbian city which features the El Castillo pyramid at its centre.
While it may no longer be beach season in Spain come the late autumn and winter, there is still plenty to do in this eclectic and vibrant country. A visit to one of the major cities will present you with a whole variety of options for experiencing the local culture, which features some of the world’s greatest artworks—think of Picasso’s Guernica in Madrid, or the works of Joan Miro in Barcelona. You are also never too far away from some yummy eats in Spain. Whether you’re heading for tapas in Madrid or strolling the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, you’re sure to fall hard for Spain!
Forget summer – why not embrace the change of seasons with a trip to Iceland? Visiting in the autumn or winter gives you the perfect opportunity to see the famed Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights. Some of the country’s other major attractions include geothermal natural wonders, such as the Blue Lagoon, a hot spring and spa that can be enjoyed year-round. Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is also a bustling city that is well known for its architecture and nightlife.
Wherever you decide to head for your autumn and winter travels, be sure to plan in advance to maximize your savings!