Winter is coming… but you can still catch some sunshine on a holiday in Europe. There’s also plenty of fantastic places to visit even if the sun isn’t shining, enjoy some local food, culture, and fun.
Here are our top 5 holidays in Europe for September/October.
The perfect destination for beer lovers, Oktoberfest is the most iconic and biggest folk festival in the world. Throw on some Lederhosen and get ready to enjoy Bavarian beer, food, music, and more beer.
Venice is ideal in the autumn after the summer crowds – and the summer heat – have moved on. Temperatures still hover in the mid-20s, and you can enjoy this beautiful and historic city in all its glory without fighting over gondolas.
If you don’t mind the cooler temperatures, Denmark is a fantastic autumn destination. The capital, Copenhagen, is bursting with history and culture and is home to the ‘Hygge’ trend. It’s also famous for its food, and there are hundreds of great places to eat even if you can’t afford the famous Noma restaurant.
A great value city considering all it has to offer, Budapest has stunning architecture, fascinating history, and cheap food and drink for the most part. Explore the Castle Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site then cross the famous Chain Bridge over the wide Danube, and marvel at the spires of the huge Hungarian Parliament building, home of the crown jewels and other treasures.
Thankfully, it’s still summer in the Mediterranean, and you can soak up the rays surrounded by blue sea on the island of Malta. You can also enjoy the beautiful medieval architecture in Valletta and Mdina, and fans of Game of Thrones will be able to spot a few locations from the series.