Many people have summer holidays, but if you want to beat the crowds and see some cities during their best, coming during the autumn months might just be your best bet. If you are ready for some fantastic locations, and can hold out on your holiday just a bit longer, these places will be well worth your wait.
Île de Ré, France
This spot is riddled with people during the summer months with French holiday goers on the hunt for a charming little island getaway. Come September, everyone has gone back to their normal lives in the big cities leaving this place available to anyone wanting peace and quiet. Sandy beaches, most which are empty, flat cycling tracks to explore the entire island, vineyards, forests and perhaps some of the best fresh lobster to top your day off.
It’s still sunny here during autumn, but luckily the sun’s strength has dwindled down a bit, so it’s not too hot. This gem in the southern coast of Turkey is a chill little fishing village on the Lycian coast. The Lycian Way is 500km foot-track that runs through the ancient land of Lycia, and the stunning towns of Fethiye and Antalaya. If you’re a diver, you’re in luck, because the best diving is during the months of September and October when all the fish are out and about. Other water sports are also perfect during this time, so feel free to get that swim suit on and head to the coast. The easiest way to get to Turkish visa is by applying Turkish visa online.
Lanzarote, Canary Islands
This place is perfect year round, but if there was a “best” time, autumn is it. Since it’s so close to the Sahara, its weather more closely resembles desert-climate. During this time, the water is just right, the temperature is at a comfortable mid 20s, and the large tourist crowds have mostly all gone back home. Getting holiday insurance will serve you well while you are here since there are a few pretty extreme activities you should try out. Try trekking up volcanic peaks for starters at the Timanfaya National Park (Fire Mountain), take it to the water and dive in or participate in any of the exciting water sports.
Sweltering summer conditions are usually a deterrent for this destination, but since you will be enjoying it during the fall, there’s no need to worry. Temperature take a turn from 38C to the lower and more bearable 30s. Renowned for its fantastic diving with a vast array of coral reefs and vibrant fish, it’s a stunning spot both under and out of the water. Back on top, windsurfing is a favorite spot in the area, and the sweeping beauty of the Colored Canyon makes for some dramatic scenery.
The last place on the list is also a popular summer destination with crowded streets and a filled port, as well as hotter temperatures. When you come to Dubrovnik during the fall months you can rest assure things will be a bit calmer. Swimming won’t involve hoards of others with you and the accommodation is far more affordable. The best beaches in the region are located here, and the tranquil feel this place has after the crowds have left are well worth your time here.