Autumn Travel Bucket List 2021
Autumn Travel Bucket List 2021
I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been dreaming of getting away over the last couple of years. Just packing up and exploring a new city, trying new food, seeing new sights and meeting new people. While technically we are allowed to travel now, it’s not something my husband and I are completely comfortable with yet. So, we’ll keep dreaming and adding places to our autumn travel bucket list.
Obviously, Disneyland Paris is on my bucket list for autumn! While I try to visit every year (excluding the last 2 years), I’ve never been for their Halloween celebrations. In 2019, I visited during their Christmas period for the first time and it was the most amazing thing. So, I’m desperate to go back for Halloween. With more of the villains out and about, the park decorated with cute, spooky decorations, giant pumpkins everywhere and plenty of spooky parades and shows, I have no doubt that it’d be so much fun!
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Ever since I discovered Cecilia Blomdahl on TikTok, I’ve been obsessed with Svalbard! It’s genuinely a place I would love to move to. I could definitely see myself being very happy living there. Svalbard is a little island in the Arctic Ocean, close to the North Pole. And it’s beautiful. Northern lights, glaciers, polar bear sightings and cosy cabins, what more could you want? I’d love to visit during autumn, where the polar nights are setting in and the scenery is all brown and orange just before it turns into a blissful winter wonderland. Although I do worry that if I visit I’ll never want to come back to the UK.
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Edinburgh is a place I’ve been wanting to visit for quite some time now and I couldn’t think of a better time to go than in the autumn. The moody, rainy atmosphere makes the city look even prettier than usual! I’d love to just have a main character moment sitting in a cute, cosy coffee shop, enjoying a mug of hot chocolate and watching the rain pour. Of course, there are also so many Harry Potter related sites there too that I’d love to see and visit.
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Sleepy Hollow, New York
I was a huge fan of Sleepy Hollow when I was younger so, of course, I’d love to actually visit the place one day. And what better time to visit than autumn? Sleepy Hollow is a little village just 25 miles North of New York City and it looks just stunning during autumn (and a little creepy too which is perfect). I believe in October the town runs plenty of events too like cemetery tours, ghost tours, Halloween parades and an amazing pumpkin display too!
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Everyone knows the dark history of Salem, Massachusetts with their brutal witch trials in 1692. Nowadays though, it looks like a pretty, charming town – especially during autumn. And a place that all Halloween lovers I think would be thrilled to see for themselves. Just like Sleepy Hollow, during October the town has lots of events and things to do and plenty of spooky, historical sights to see like the Salem Witch Museum and the Salem Witch House which is the only house still standing that has direct connections to the trials. It seems like it would be such a fascinating place to go!
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Bavaria always looks like something straight out of a fairytale, and during autumn it looks even more magical! I’m sure many of you are familiar with the Neuschwanstein castle which has inspired many modern castles since – even Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland Paris was inspired by it. It’d be amazing to see in real life! And, of course, Oktoberfest would be so much fun to experience too. Bavaria is one of the most popular tourist destinations and it’s easy to see why. Beautiful, historical and culturally rich, it’d be amazing to visit.
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Those are all the places currently on my autumn travel bucket list 2021! Let me know if you’ve been to any of the places on this list or if you’ll be travelling somewhere fun this autumn.