#2. Lugano, Switzerland
Swizterland is a beautiful travel destination all year round but the fall season is particularly pretty. You’ll see plenty of autumnal colours before the snow turns everything white and this time of year the country is alive with festivals. Harvest is celebrated in a big way here and visitors can choose from chestnut fairs, feasts involving whole towns or street parades featuring locals dressed in skins and moss. It’s still warm enough to spend time down at Lake Lugano in September and October. Which is handy, as you can hire a boat and see the splendid trees from the water.