The best destinations to see the change of autumn leaves

Autumn is one of the times of the year that I enjoy the most because, apart from the fact that the weather becomes more pleasant – no longer as hot as summer or cold as winter, we have the perfect excuse to get together as a family and forget the diet: Celebration of Thanksgiving in the United States and the famous pumpkin harvests. It is also the perfect time to enjoy the spectacular landscapes thanks to the change of colors in the leaves.

Unfortunately, not everyone can enjoy the change of green trees to a range of reds and oranges so I gave myself the task of creating a list of destinations that are perfect to enjoy this special natural phenomenon.

North America

1. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Autumn in Gran Teton brings dazzling colors to the different landscapes that you can find in this national park. The cost of entry to the park varies depending on the mode of transport you use. If you visit it in a private vehicle, the ticket has a total cost of $ 35.

2. Niagara Falls, Canada and New York

Niagara Falls are considered a natural wonder regardless of the season and without a doubt autumn is one of the best times to visit them.

3. Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado

The 14,000-foot peaks of the Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado, truly epitomize the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. You can park your vehicle for $ 5 (weekdays) and $ 10 (weekends) in the Aspen Highlands parking lot. You can also take the free Castle / Maroon bus from RFTA to Aspen Highlands from Rubey Park Transit Center in downtown Aspen. Photo via

4. Central Park, New York City

The Central Park in New York gives you the opportunity to witness the wonders of autumn in the middle of one of the most eccentric cities in the world. The entrance to the central park is free.

5. Ozark National Forest

The Central Park in New York gives you the opportunity to witness the wonders of autumn in the middle of one of the most eccentric cities in the world. The entrance to the central park is free.

6.  Ontario, Canada

Roads within the Algonquin National Park, in Ontario, Canada. The parking price during weekends in the fall season is $ 20. Photo via

7. Hacklebarney State Park, New Jersey

If you are a lover of hiking, we recommend the Hacklebarney State Park in the state of New Jersey. The entrance to the park is free of cost. Photo via

8. Great Smokey Mountains, North Carolina. Tennessee

The Great Smokey Mountains range of mountains, which stretch throughout the states of Tennessee and North Carolina, is also a popular destination due to its colors during the fall.


9. Paris, Francia

Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world, is also among the best cities to witness the change of leaves in the fall. Photo via ParisPerfect

10.Plitvice Lakes National Park: Plitvicka Jezera, Croatia

The Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, listed as a World Heritage Site is the perfect place for those who prefer to experience the autumn between lakes of turquoise waters. The purchase of tickets only applies to visiting groups. If you plan to visit the park individually, you do not need to buy a ticket.

11. Douro Valley, Portugal

The Douro Valley in Portugal, besides being known for its vineyards, is also known for its spectacular landscapes that make it a perfect destination for nature lovers. If you are interested in visiting the Douro Valley on a “tour,” click aquí. 


12. Kyoto, Japan 

Autumn in Japan is characterized by its radiant red leaves, a phenomenon known as Kōyō or momiji.


13. Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan, China

Now we move to China where the Jiuzhaigou National Park offers beautiful landscapes reflecting the bright colors of autumn in the Five-Flowers Lake. The entrance prices to the park vary between seasons. During the high season, from April 1 to November 15, the entrance price is about $ 30 per person. Photo via

14. Naejangsan National Park, Jeongeup, South Korea

One of the most popular places in Korea to see the change of leaves in the fall is the Naejangsan National Park. Every year in the month of November the Korean tourism organization offers exclusive free shuttles for foreign tourists who come from Seoul and want to enjoy the Naejangsan Park. The entrance to the park costs $ 1.30.

And you, where do you like to spend the autumn? Where have you seen the best leaf color change in autumn? Share your photos on your social networks using #TravelersOnTheGo