The stunningly red, golden and orange leaves, the aroma of PSL in the air and the pleasant weather all make fall the best time to travel.
If you are one of those lucky people who can spend a few days off, why not treat yourself and your sweetheart to explore the spectacular panoramic fall views that are already there waiting?
So here you go, we’ve rounded up 19 best fall travel destinations for couples both in the US and worldwide. Keep rolling for more:)
Romantic Fall Travel Destinations In The US
If you are ready to explore the beauty of fall but don’t have enough time or money to fly across the world, these destinations in the US will be ideal for you.
It’s time to pack your bags, start your engine and tap into the wonderland that are so close to home yet seem like in another universe.
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, United States
As the summer scorch fades away, it is now the perfect time to explore the awesomeness packed in the Fire State Park of Nevada.
From unreal red rock formations to trails that never fail to surprise, the Valley of Fire is the perfect place to visit not just for couples, but for the entire family as well. If you love outdoors and quirky landscapes, this is the place you will come and come back for more.
Guided tours departing from Las Vegas are available online, or you can rent your own jeep and enjoy the fun exploring.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Boston is not only the capital of Massachusetts, but also regarded as the “gateway to New England“. The mix of hills, streams and fields soaking in the golden shades of fall makes it one of the best places to visit this season.
If you love fall as much as we do, you’ll enjoy fall foliage road trip with picturesque scenery, historic architectures and farms loaded with pumpkins and apples.
But Boston has so much more to offer. From April to October, it’s the best time of whale watching. If you are lucky enough, you may find yourself greeted by dolphins as well.
White Mountains, New Hampshire, United States
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Following Route 112, or better known as Kancamagus Highway, you will find yourself embraced by the amazing fall scenery of the White Mountain National Forest.
Scenic trails dotted with waterfall viewing spots along the way, the White Mountain is the perfect destination for a one-day hike or a romantic overnight camping with bae.
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
Being the only state of the America to be bordered by four great lakes, the coast of Michigan is dotted with numerous lighthouses.
Traveling along the coast highway, you will find yourself frequently surprised by breathtaking panorama views of the coastline.
If you are traveling with bae, Traverse City is the best location to start your road trip. Explore the Grand Traverse Bay covered by maple and oak leaves. Then dive into Lake Michigan’s northeastern shores to experience local life in small fishing village.
If you are looking for the best relaxing places to travel as couple, Michigan will not disappoint. Watch the video down below:
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
If you haven’t been there, go. If you haven’t been there around September and October, just go and you won’t be disappointed.
Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point will be looking completely different in fall, all covered in different shades of gold and red.
You’ll be amazed how many things you can do in Yosemite National Park. From a drive or coach trip to Glacier Point to see the awe-inspiring panoramic views, to serious hiking, biking and mountain climbing, you’ll be having an unforgettable day in the park.
Oahu, as described by the Lonely Planet, “attacks all your senses”.
Oahu in Hawaii is both a dreamy island for tourists but also a heaven for adventurers. This is the place where you can still enjoy a little bit of summer even in fall.
Besides the traditional Hawaiian water sports, the island has so much more to offer. Have a relaxing hike or challenge your sweetie to climb up to the Haiku stairs. The stunning view from the stairs will definitely highlight your trip.
Best Fall Travel Destinations Worldwide
Ontario, packed with natural wonders and splendid scenery, is one of Canada’s best travel destinations with a low profile.
Spend a day getting lost in the woods while being surprised by the stunning views popping up along the way.
If you are seeking adventures, you will not want to miss the great Niagara Falls. Or even better, you can join a boat trip that gets you super close to the gigantic waterfall.
Prefer a more “zen” style of traveling? Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area is the place to go. Pack some seasonal goodies and enjoy a picnic in the woods. The lookout points along the way will turn your one-day hike into an unforgettable experience.
As romantic as any French cities, Alsace is the place where you’ll get a taste of Germany without crossing the border.
It is one of the wine pioneering regions in the whole world. If you are traveling to this distinctively beautiful place in September or October, don’t miss the half-day grape harvest excursion and the free wine tasting that comes with it.
Paris has long been on top of the list of romantic travel destinations. It is a heaven for couples.
When you are done with traditional tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, take some time to explore like a local.
With foliage in caramel tone, crisp air with the smell of pumpkin spice, just wandering around the city can be a pure joy.
Bavaria, as one of the most loved travel destinations for those in love, is packed with views out of this world. From snow mountains to emerald lakes, from Medieval castles to mystic forest, every second in Bavaria is like living in a fairy tale.
One of the most popular Germany tourist attractions is the Neuschwanstein Castle. Dreamy inside out, the castle appeals to the inner prince or princess of every adult. If you are traveling with your Significant Other in Germany, this is the place you won’t wanna miss.
As it’s a popular spot, booking the skip-the-line tour package will save you much time and hassle.
If you haven’t been to Istanbul, spring and fall are the best time to go. Clear sky, pleasant weather and natural wonders, it is definitely a bucket-list worthy place to visit.
Istanbul is a mix of western and eastern as well as the ancient and modern. Hagia Sophia Museum, Suleymaniye Mosque and other historic spots are still the traditional tourist attractions. But you’ll also find modern and fun places to visit like the Legoland and Istanbul Aquarium.
But what makes Istanbul different from other historic metropolis is its wooded areas, namely the Belgrade Forest. This is the hideout for locals who want to get away from the busy cities.
Covered with dense tall trees and dotted by three huge beautiful lakes, it’s pleasure to jog, ride a bike or even just take a casual walk in the forest.
Prags Dolomites, Italy
The emerald color lake, mountains that go high up in the sky and one-of-a-kind boutique hotels designed for honeymooners, the Dolomites are one of our favorite couple travel destinations for a reason.
If possible, avoid the crowd and pick a weekday to visit this amazing place. You’ll have a chance to breathe in its unforgettable tranquility and lonesomeness.
Paths and tracks by the lake are worth exploring. And the whole mountain region remains mystic and undisturbed. For couples, a day or two in the Dolomites equals plenty of relaxing me-time to reconnect.
Seville begins to settle back into its own pace after summer heat fades away.
If you or your honey is the fan of Game Of Thrones, you cannot miss the Real Alcazar. It is the House Martell of Dorne in the TV series. It can be quite popular in the peak time, so try to book the skip-the-line package in advance.
Plitvice Lakes is one the the greatest natural wonders in Croatia and also in the world. With over 90 waterfalls and a few miles of boardwalk scattered in the park, the Plitvice Lakes is also crowned as the most beautiful National Park in Europe.
If you want to have some quite zen time with bae, going in spring or fall is a good idea for it’s the shoulder season. But since it’s a REALLY popular spot, you may still need to wait a bit and climb some stairs, but the breathtaking views are all worth it.
Hängeseilbrücke Geierlay, Germany
For anyone that is ready to walk down the isle, walking the “sky bridge” adds a little bit more holiness to the relationship.
Stretching 360 meters from one end to the other, the Hängeseilbrücke is the longest walking bridge in Germany. It’s a dreamy place, probably a little scary too. But crossing the whole bridge in the clouds above the foggy forest with your loved one is definitely bucket-list worthy.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
While the temperature is dropping earlier in Iceland than probably the rest of the world, the Blue Lagoon remains a “hot” spot in fall and winter.
It’s a place that you should be coming with your sweetie. The warm pool, surrounded by mystic steam and Iceland’s best natural setting, soaks away all the fatigue and stress.
This is the perfect destination if you want to run away from modern chaos and get back to childhood fairy tales.
Bali is a paradise for honeymooners and adventure-seeker all year long. Yes, you may not be seeing layers of foliage here. But if you love beaches, refreshing salty breezy and bikinis, this is the place to be. (Not to mention all the romantic boutique hotels that are just couple-goal worthy).
When we talk about traveling in Japan, Tokyo is probably the first destination that comes into our mind. But if you are planning a Japanese trip in fall, Kyoto is the best place to be.
It’s a mix of urban sprawl and cultural gems. As leaves start to change colors in early October, normal streets and walks will be turning into a mesmerized watercolor frame art.
Some cities are ideal fall destinations because of the foliage. Bangkok is an exception. If you are traveling to Asia in fall, Bangkok is a place worth stepping by because of Loi Krathong and Yi Peng.
Thousands of glowing lanterns set into the sky. Countless candles flowing on the river. These are the two most magnificent festivals in Thailand and will be an unforgettable memory of a lifetime.