5 European cities to visit in autumn

Well hello to you my reader chums! Autumn has to be my favourite season; the weather is cooler, everything is cozier and cities are even more exciting to explore. European cities tend to be a little cooler in autumn and make for the best time to venture around. If you're considering a last-minute break this autumn, I'm going to share my favourite European cities to visit in this season.

Gatwick airport travelling with case

Here are 5 of the best European cities to visit this autumn...


I say this in every post I write about Rome, but as my favourite city, I would recommend it to all. I've visited Rome in summer and autumn, and autumn was a more suited visit of the two - October especially. As the busy season of the summer holidays passes, autumn crowds in Rome tend to be a lot smaller, and less hectic (well as a little hectic as you can get with the Eternal City), and it makes for a more relaxing trip to see the sights.

Rome Colosseum

The weather is still on par with beautiful sunshine, that you wouldn't have to layer up as much as staying in the UK. It's cheaper to visit, as prices are considered off-season so it's a combination of fewer crowds and cheaper prices - a winner really.

Whether you're visiting with your significant other or a group of friends - or even a family, there's plenty of things to do activity-wise and enough to feast your eyes on (literally). You've got the famous Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the Vatican, and not forgetting the great shopping scene, parks, food to try, and enough gelato to sink thousands of ships. You can never go wrong with Rome! For more information, check out my guide and advice before visiting Rome post. 


The queen of European canals, alongside Venice, Amsterdam is a unique city everyone needs to see. It has a calm appeal with beautiful canals, pastel buildings, and quaint shops. There are famous sights to see, canal boat tours and plenty of museums to visit.

Amsterdam can be beautiful in any season, however, I think it's especially special in the autumntime. It means every single sight and experience is that extra bit cozier and cooler, the crowds are smaller so you're able to soak up the sights without masses of people.

Visit the Anne Frank house, eat some famous Dutch snacks, and stroll along the canals for a charming autumn break in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is beautiful, and whether a short or long stay, you're able to see all the main sights in 48 hours.


The city of love is romantic in any season, especially autumn. Leaves are falling off trees and visitors are wrapping up in tartan scarves, prepping for the cold weather. Doesn't drinking a hot chocolate overlooking Eiffel Tower sound like the perfect autumn morning in Paris?

Louve museum in Paris

Paris has many attractions to see from the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame to Disneyland and its many charming neighbourhoods. Whether you'd like to sightsee, or take a romantic stroll through the quaint back streets, autumn makes for a lovely season to do so.

Paris has a lot of sights, and neighbourhoods to visit on your trip, and the city can be a weekend excursion or a 5-day long trip - whatever you like to make of it.


I've been very lucky in saying that I've visited Athens a few times because I have family out there. It's one of those places that have a real sense of history about it and a completely charming location. There are the main sights to see including the Acropolis and various museums, but my favourite part is the main square, Monastiraki Square as it's home to the flea market and a lovely church. Athens also has nearby beaches and plenty of quaint villages to explore. To me, as my aunt lives in a village it feels like a second home.

Athens, Greece main city centre

I would say, Athens isn't the biggest European city, and the main sights can be done in only a few days. 


You can never go wrong with a trip to London and autumn makes the city more charismatic. Its shops, west end scene, museums, top attractions, and bars are only a handful of exciting things to see. I'm quite lucky in the fact that I live only an hour and a bit train ride to London so can take a day trip whenever I please. However for those that live further away from London or out of the UK, London is a city to explore over a few days - especially if you've never been before.

Covent Garden market London

There's Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Covent Garden, Camden, Hyde Park, and much more to add to your must-see list. The bustling vibe of London is like nothing else - it has a super-fast pace and everyone is always on the move. Get your shop on down Oxford Street, take a bite to eat on Carnaby Street, visit the historic attractions or watch a west end show - London will always leave you wanting more.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Which city are you visiting this autumn?

Thank you for reading <3


  1. I'm dying to visit Rome and London!


  2. I so want to visit Paris. I missed my chance last fall and have been dying to get there since. Hopefully soon.

  3. I want to visit Rome and Athens so badly!!!

    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

  4. The only place I haven't visited on this list so far is Athens and I've wanted to go since I was a little girl. Totally agree that the rest are beautiful places to visit in Autumn.

  5. I would love to visit all these places (even though I have done London a few times!). I think Athens would be the top of my list, I bet it is so much less crowded than in the busy summer months!.
    I now have serious wanderlust!

    Aimsy xoxo

  6. I love London! I am so desperate to visit Paris again and Amsterdam for the first time, I bet it's a bit quieter at this time of year!


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