In photos: The world’s most fabulous fall foliage


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Fall may mean it’s getting chillier out, but sweater weather season also means that fall foliage is coming! These beautiful photos of fall foliage from around the world will make you want to break out the pumpkin spiced lattes and snap some photos of some beautiful fall colors.

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1. Aspen, Colorado

The best thing about visiting Aspen’s fall foliage is the endless things you can do in the city. Take a bike ride around Maroon Creek, peruse the Aspen Art Museum or hike around to take in all the falling leaves.

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2. Otago, New Zealand

New Zealand isn’t just home to hobbits and rugby. It’s also home to Otago’s many farmlands, which look beautiful draped in fall leaves!

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3. Stowe, Vermont

What’s better than a small New England town in the fall? Stowe is just one of many places you’ll be able to visit in this region to see some gorgeous leaves.

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4. Napa Valley, California

While Napa Valley may bring to mind summertime wine tastings, don’t rule out visiting in the fall just yet! Not only will you avoid the often unbearable summer heat, but the sites are equally (or arguably more!) picturesque in the fall compared to summer.

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5. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

This draw-dropping view of Plitvice Lakes is definitely a show-stopper! You’ll be pressed to find a more magical view of nature in the fall.

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6. Tahquamenon Falls, Michigan

Looking for a fall road trip? Tahquamenon Falls may be a good choice! It’ll be far less busy in the fall than in  the summer, and the coppery water surrounded by amber leaves is truly a sight to see!

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7. Five Flower Lake, China

We’re off to China for this next scenic lake! The water is so clear here that you’ll be able to see the trees reflected almost perfectly in the lake.

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8. Brugge, Belgium

Brugge offers small-town fall vibes with a red color palette.The changing colors of the leaves look spectacular against the backdrop of the old buildings and walking trails.

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9. Denali Mountain, Alaska

Fall foliage may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Alaska, but that doesn’t mean the state doesn’t have it! Visit Denali Mountain to see some of the best foliage the state has to offer.

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10. Seoul, South Korea

Seoul’s already serene sights are even more angelic in the fall. Enjoy some evening tea and meditate in the peace and quiet as the leaves around you fall in the gentle breeze.

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11. Taughannock Falls, New York

The Taughannock Falls may be lesser-known than Michigan’s Tahquamenon Falls, but their fall foliage is equally gorgeous! The best part is that the falls are part of the Taughannock Falls State Park, meaning you’ll even have a great view of fall leaves on your way to the waterfall.

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12. Pieskowa Skala Castle, Poland

What’s more magical than a castle surrounded by falling leaves? The Pieskowa Skala Castle will make you feel like you’re in a fairy tale as you stroll around the castle and watch the leaves turn colors.

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13. London

Besides the fantastic view of London’s River Thames, the bustling city itself sure looks gorgeous covered in copper, red, gold and orange leaves!

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14. Highlands, Scotland

Looking for a less crowded view? The Highlands will provide you with the perfect mix of fall foliage, small cabins, picture-perfect nature trails and rolling hills.

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15. Fuji, Japan

Mount Fuji will give you some of the most epic shots of Japan’s autumn beauty. The red and orange leaves with Mount Fuji off in the distance creates an eerie, foggy aesthetic that will surely put you in the fall mood!

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16. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle stands tall over the fall-colored trees with rolling mountains in the background. If the castle itself isn’t pretty enough, the trails surrounding it will surely take your breath away!

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17. Amsterdam

Travel through the streets of Amsterdam or down the city’s many channels by boat. No matter where you go, you’ll find a perfect balance of natural and man-made beauties draped in foliage.

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18. Hraunfossar Waterfalls, Borgarfjörður, Iceland

The contrasting colors of the foamy, teal falls and the orange leaves above them create a practically perfect autumn scene.

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19. Lake of Two Rivers, Ontario, Canada

Looking to take your RV out for a fall road trip? Lake of Two Rivers will provide you some magical views of foliage with plenty of places to set up your RV or campsite!

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20. Yamagata Hot Springs, Japan

The hot springs at Yamagata are a fantastic mix of fall foliage, enchanting teal waters, hiking trails and, well, hot springs! This combination makes it a pretty stellar place to enjoy a fall afternoon.

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21. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has a great view of nearby mountains, quaint family farms and gold-colored foliage. You can practically see the clouds roll by as the sun sets over this farm!

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22. Adelaide Hills, Australia

The Adelaide Hills give the other mountains and hills on our list a run for their money … or, in this case, leaves! Its gentle streams reflect a mirage of fall colors as clear, blue skies hover over rows of fall-colored trees.

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23. Rome

There’s something almost poetic about the changing of the seasons at the site of Rome’s ruins. But the falling leaves will enhance, not ruin, your view of these magnificent and historic sites!

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24. The Chinese Bridges in Pushkin, Russia

These colorful bridges look even more magnificent when covered in falling leaves. You’ll even be able to catch the  reflection of the bridge and the phenomenal  fall foliage in the clear waterways beneath the bridge.

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25. Araucaria, Chile

If Chile isn’t the first place you think of to look for fall foliage, you’re not alone. But Araucaria Montana surrounded by tall, red-leaf-covered trees and palm trees sure does create a fantastic autumn view!

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