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Fall in love with these 9 amazing autumn escapes

Written by: Russell Wallace | Travel Insurance Expert
Last updated: 15 December 2023 | Created: 25 October 2023

Are you looking for some incredible destinations to visit this autumn? Whether you want to enjoy the last rays of sunshine, admire the colourful foliage, or explore some cultural gems, we have some suggestions for you.

Here are 9 wonderful places to add to your travel bucket list.

Sardinia, Italy

Beautiful view of Castelsardo old city - Sardinia - Italy.

This Mediterranean island is a paradise for beach lovers, with crystal-clear waters and white sands. But there’s more to Sardinia than sun and sea. In autumn, you can join the locals in celebrating the harvest season with festivals, markets and workshops in the mountainous region of Barbagia. You’ll discover the rich traditions, crafts and cuisine of this ancient land, an amazing part of Italy.

Tokyo, Japan

Autumn Color at Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, Japan.

Tokyo is a city that never ceases to amaze with its futuristic skyscrapers, neon lights and quirky attractions. But in autumn, you can also witness a more traditional side of Japan, as the leaves turn red and yellow in the parks and gardens. Take the chance to visit historic temples and shrines, and sights such as Ueno Park, Tokyo National Museum and Tokyo Tower.


Cyprus, Ayia Napa, lover's bridge in wide angle during sunset.

Cyprus is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a warm and sunny destination in Europe. The island has a mild climate all year round, making it ideal for outdoor activities. You can hike in the Troodos Mountains, cycle along the coast, or relax on one of the many beaches. You can also explore Cyprus’s rich history and culture, from ancient ruins to modern cities.


Luxury tropical beach and Le Morne mountain in Mauritius. Beach with palms and ocean.

If you want to escape to a tropical paradise, Mauritius is the place for you. This island nation in the Indian Ocean has everything you need for a dream holiday: stunning beaches, turquoise lagoons, coral reefs, lush forests and exotic wildlife. You can also experience Mauritius’s diverse culture and cuisine, influenced by its African, Asian and European heritage.

Rhodes, Greece

Turquoise beaches of Rhodes, Greece.

Rhodes is one of the most popular Greek islands, and for good reason. It has a rich history, dating back to ancient times. You can visit the medieval Old Town of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or explore the archaeological sites of Lindos and Kamiros. You can also enjoy the natural beauty of Rhodes, with its sandy beaches, rocky coves and pine forests.

Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Wooden Hawaiian statues.

Oahu is the most visited island in Hawaii, and it’s easy to see why. It has something for everyone: from the bustling US city of Honolulu to the laid-back surf town of Haleiwa, from the iconic Waikiki Beach to the secluded Lanikai Beach, from the historic Pearl Harbor to the scenic Diamond Head. You can immerse yourself in the Hawaiian culture and spirit at a luau or a hula show.

Seville, Spain

Sunset Seville - A close-up golden sunset view of the dome and bell tower at the top of the 16th-century Renaissance style Iglesia de la Anunciación - The Annunciation Church in Seville, Spain.

Seville is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, with its elegant architecture, colourful tiles and orange trees. It’s also one of Europe’s most lively and vibrant cities, with flamenco music, tapas bars and festivals. Enjoy the pleasant weather and avoid the summer crowds in autumn. You can also visit nearby attractions, such as Cordoba, Granada or Cadiz.

Sharm El Sheik, Egypt

Red Sea coastline in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Sinai.

Sharm El Sheik is a popular resort town on the Red Sea coast of Egypt. It’s a paradise for divers and snorkelers who can explore the fantastic coral reefs and marine life. It’s also an excellent base for exploring some of Egypt’s wonders, such as Mount Sinai, St Catherine’s Monastery or the Pyramids of Giza.

Valletta, Malta

View to Valetta city historical buildings from Sliema district at night, Malta.

Valletta is the capital city of Malta, a small island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site with impressive fortifications, baroque buildings and churches. It’s also a cultural hub with museums, galleries and theatres. Savour some of Malta’s specialities, such as pastizzi (savoury pastries), rabbit stew or honey rings.

No matter where you choose to go this autumn, remember to get Travel Insurance before you leave to protect yourself from unexpected costs or losses due to cancellation, medical emergencies or theft.