The seasons are very important to the Japanese. Just as in spring people look forward to the cherry blossoms, in the fall people await the changing of color of the leaves. Fall is the season for eating, exercising and reading and in autumn many schools and municipalities hold sports festivals. Viewing colorful leaves is also popular among foreign travelers and there are lists of the best places in Japan to see fall colors.
Finding fall colors in Canada is easy. The maple trees are at their best in September and October.
Known for its picturesque landscape, Switzerland is the perfect place to explore autumn’s colorful glory. It is also the time when local food and wine specialties share the limelight.
Fall is a great time to visit Germany for the mild weather, local wine festivals and the world-famous Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich. This year, this annual folk and beer festival kicked off on September 17 and will last until October 3, which is expected to attract millions of visitors from all over the world.
October to February is the best time to travel to Cambodia. Besides the famed Angkor Wat and the Bayon temple, it is quite an experience to enjoy sightseeing by boat on the Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.
In October, as the monsoon season ends in Maldives, tourists can enjoy long days of brilliant sunshine on the beach.
If you want to see something different and more vibrant, Australia is the place to see some spring colors at this time. In October, Australia celebrates the return of spring with flower festivals and people start to have outdoor barbecues again.
While the northern hemisphere sees the best time to travel in autumn, New Zealand in the southern hemisphere also reaches the best time for spring travel. Popular spring activities in New Zealand include Whale Watch in Kaikoura, road journey to Milford and exploring wine regions.
October is also spring in South Africa, the best time to go on safari as the weather is not too hot yet and the rainy season has started. Spring will also see South Africa come alive with a carpet of colorful wild flowers.
October is the end of summer and start of autumn in Egypt, when the temperature is comfortable enough to travel in the desert. Camel ride and hot air balloon ride are some of the must-dos for first-time travelers.