5x perfect city breaks in autumn

Although traveling is on hold right now, we can still dream. We can add places to our travel bucket list or start planning for next year. Sometimes you just want to get away, especially when the winter blues slowly sets in. Even if it’s only for a few days. Autumn is the ideal time for that, so SUITSUIT has listed 5 perfect short city breaks for you. These cities are perfect for a short visit, but have everything to give you that getaway feeling!

Amsterdam
Whether you’re an autumn person or not: you will love Amsterdam covered in autumn colours. The city is at its best when summer slowly fades and the trees change color. People move from the terraces into the typical brown cafes, where cosiness is an understatement. Even if the autumn sun doesn’t show itself and it’s a rainy day, Amsterdam is the place to be. How about a visit to the Rijksmuseum to admire the Night Watch? Or pay a visit to the Rembrandt House and take a step back in time. 

Bruges
Actually, the pictures of Bruges in autumn speak for themselves, but we’ll explain its place in this list. Bruges is cozy and small and is therefore perfect for a short city break in autumn. The summer crowds are gone and the hustle and bustle of the Christmas market is still far away: the perfect time to visit this city. During this time, you can climb the Belfort tower at your own pace and admire autumn-coloured Bruges from 83 meters high. Walk along the river Reien and then warm up by the fireplace of one of the many cozy hotels in Bruges.

Reykjavik
In Reykjavik, you’ll also miss the crowds if you visit the city in the fall. This decrease in crowds also means lower prices for hotels. Contrary to the prices, the cosiness in the city only increases in autumn. The cozy cafes and bars are full and everywhere you walk you can smell fireplaces being lit. In addition, there’s a greater chance of seeing the Northern Lights: do we need to say more? If you don't get this chance, you can at least see Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower, which shines a bright beam of light from Videy Island into the sky. She created this installation as a tribute to the deceased John Lennon and it burns every year between October 9th and December 8th (his birthday and date of death).

Berlin
With about 2,500 parks and city gardens, you can imagine that Berlin looks beautiful in autumn. If you have a nice autumn sun, you can take a refreshing walk and soak up some culture at the same time. The streets of Berlin have a lot of history, so let yourself be admired by the unique atmosphere. Even if you have a rainy day, you can enjoy yourself in Berlin. For example, with the Berliner Unterwelten organization you can take a tour through the underground world of Berlin (read: hideouts in metro tunnels, escape routes and bunkers from the Second World War). It’s slightly different from the Brandenburg Gate, but just as impressive.

Florence
This city is probably the only one on this list where the fireplaces aren’t lit in autumn. In this Italian city you can still sit on the terrace with a pleasant temperature until well into November. And wherever you dive into the museum for art in other cities, you can just walk through the streets here. Florence is a beautiful Renaissance city with its Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and several palazzos. In addition, the largest horde of tourists is gone in the fall, which ensures that you can admire this beautiful city without having to queue everywhere. In short: the perfect late summer city break.


Do you want to take a break to completely relax? Read our blog about yoga retreats in the mountains here.

Marina van Hooft

Hi! My name is Marina and I’m 20 years old. Besides my Creative Business studies, I’m a freelance writer. My greatest passion is writing, and besides that I love good music, traveling and photography. I prefer to do that last thing at a beautiful destination across the border, obviously ;). From me you’ll mainly read blogs about beautiful travel destinations, travel tips and lifestyle. 

@marinavanhooft 

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Marina van Hooft

Hi! My name is Marina and I’m 20 years old. Besides my Creative Business studies, I’m a freelance writer. My greatest passion is writing, and besides that I love good music, traveling and photography. I prefer to do that last thing at a beautiful destination across the border, obviously ;). From me you’ll mainly read blogs about beautiful travel destinations, travel tips and lifestyle. 

@marinavanhooft