Traveling to Europe: 5 great short-haul destinations for autumn trips

Despite being the second-smallest continent, Europe welcomes nearly half of the world’s tourists on a yearly basis, an extremely impressive number that shows the strong attraction of Europe’s beauty. In particular, autumn is considered the ideal time to admire the wonderful ancient scenery of this magical land.

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European autumn puts on a brilliant show thanks to the sparkling golden foliage blowing in the gentle cool breeze of the leafy season, combined with the European scenery, to create a moment that is both romantic and ancient. The 5 European autumn tourist destinations suggested by Wanderlust Tips USA with perfect landscapes will help visitors enjoy the picturesque golden autumn journey.

Strasbourg – The Heart of Europe

Located in northeastern France, more than two hours from Paris by express train, Strasbourg City is proud to be the home of many European headquarters, including the European Council and the European Parliament, the European Court of Human Rights, and the European Legion. That is also the reason why this city is called “the heart of Europe” or “the capital of the Alsace region”.

The wonderful city bordering Germany has one-of-a-kind natural beauty that is challenging to seek out anywhere, with a lot of trees scattered throughout the city, from the roadsides to the canals. The stunning appearance of Strasbourg is so peaceful and profound, making visitors to France feel like they are immersed in a romantic love song.

You’re going to enjoy extremely interesting experiences and capture beautiful photos in amazing areas such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Berg Pietonne Walking Street, Kleber Square,…

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Durham: The precious gem in the land of fog

Located in ancient England, a country with more than 4,000 castles scattered everywhere, Durham City, known as a precious gem in the land of fog, is a special symbol recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986.

The first impression of Durham is that someone accidentally dropped the Harry Potter movies between some spectacular hills and left them spread out all over this beautiful land. Everywhere you visit in the city center, there are ancient cobblestone streets and medieval road systems, Georgian buildings, and Victorian houses, creating a mysterious, magical feeling.

For those who are interested in mystery, nostalgia, and antiquity, Durham City is an optimal choice. Besides, Crook Hall Garden and Durham Cathedral are considered the two most worth-visiting places that visitors should not miss.

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Transylvania: The mysterious vampire land

Transylvania is known as the immortal land in Europe, the origin of mysteries, and the homeland of vampires. This mysterious destination possesses an ancient town with extremely unique houses ‘glaring’ to watch citizens 24/7. The land of Transylvania in Romania is associated with the famous vampire legend, bringing a confidential and gloomy beauty to visitors every time they step into Transylvania.

One of the first things tourists will notice when coming here is its medieval charm. The towers, stairs, and narrow passages of the medieval center, combined with colorful houses, fortified churches, and centuries-old buildings, lend visitors a feeling of stepping back in time while still being able to use all the conveniences of the modern era.

During the autumn season, visitors can admire vast fields covered in the golden light of fallen leaves. Lush green forests make the perfect backdrop for nature walks. In addition, it is also supposed to be the ideal time to explore the streams, lakes, and caves that hide the mysteries of this region.

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Turku: Finland’s oldest and most ancient capital

Not only appreciated for its top education system, Finland also possesses breathtaking natural landscapes along with a mild and pleasant climate, the most prominent of which is probably Turku, the “Gateway to the West” of Finland.

Turku City, an ancient capital formed at the end of the 13th century, has been likened to a piece of evidence with the oldest history in the happiest country in the world, containing many ancient, poetic beauties and a unique culture.

Stepping foot in autumn, visitors will stand a high chance of getting exposure to green meadows, with golden rays of sunlight filtering through the rows of fallen leaves, creating a poetic picture of nature. Moreover, yellow leaves fall from the sky as flower petals flutter in the wind, containing the scent of heaven and earth and blending with the cold air, bringing tenderness and sweetness to the surrounding space.

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Florence: The cradle of world civilization

Known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Florence is not only ancient and magnificent but also the cradle of world civilization for four centuries (from XIV to XIX). According to UNESCO statistics, 60% of humanity’s most important architectural works are located in Italy, and up to half of them belong to Florence.

Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region for thousands of years, is also celebrated as the father of Renaissance art, with world-famous names such as Leonardo da Vinci, Dante, Boccaccio, Michelangelo, etc. It would be wonderful to gradually discover the works of art containing the elegance of the most famous era in world art.

If you are a sunset lover or passionate about admiring the romantic autumn sky, let’s experience walking from the center of Venice to Piazzale Michelangelo to be able to explore this breathtaking and majestic scenery.

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