Summer may have only just arrived in Northern Europe, but we have just over a month to go until autumn, and if you are thinking about taking a trip abroad, now is the perfect time to get your thinking cap on, and start looking for your autumnal adventure.
As the northern hemisphere starts to cool down, and the countries sitting below the equator in the southern hemisphere start to warm up, making autumn one of the best times of the year to travel if you do not enjoy extreme weather, and as school holidays are over, the holiday prices are much more affordable.
So if you fancy jetting off somewhere new and exciting this September, October or November, allow us to tickle your taste buds with our Top Five Travel Destinations for Autumn 2012.
Cambodia is an up-and-coming holiday destination, and if you want to be part of the country’s annual spectacular Water Festival, head on over to Phnom Penh in November. A beautiful country for the intrepid traveller, Cambodia is certainly one for your bucket list.
2. South Africa
South Africa is simply stunning during the months of October and November, as the country moves from winter to spring with an abundance of bright and colourful flowers. City dwellers will enjoy the highlights of Cape Town, connoisseurs will appreciate the fine wines on offer in the Winelands, nature lovers should drive the Garden Route, and if you are wild about wild animals, a South African Safari is a must!
3. Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year, but during September and October the temperatures are much more bearable, the crowds of Italian tourists have returned home, and most important of all, the annual wine harvest takes place! A wonderfully romantic holiday destination, Tuscany is the perfect spot to wine and dine in style.
4. Manitoba, Canada
Named the “Polar Bear Capital of the World” Churchill, Manitoba is the perfect place to spend your autumn holiday if you don’t mind wrapping up warm! Over a thousand Polar Bears migrate through this remote town during the months of October and November, and the photo opportunities are endless.
5. Zanzibar & Pemba, Tanzania
Located just 22 miles from the coast of mainland Tanzania, the Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba are surrounded with turquoise water, coral reefs, and pure white sandy beaches. During the months of September and October, the temperatures are warm without being oppressive, the skies are blue, and water activities are endless.