Image credit: Dan Moore
Autumn is coming. And I’m not sure about you, but I couldn’t be happier. Autumn leaves, cosy jumpers and lots of nights in reading with a cup of tea. And when Clickstay agreed to work with me on an autumnal inspired post, I decided I wanted to share my autumn travel bucket list with you all! I hope that it inspires some of you to jump on the autumn bandwagon with me.
I’m going to begin with Scotland, which is a little closer to home for me than the other destinations on this list. We recently visited Scotland this summer and had the best time driving around Loch Lomond, the Highlands and Glenfinnan. And I’d love to see some more of this beautiful country.
The North Coast 500 road trip is absolutely on my Scotland bucket list of things to do. And was actually only added a few months back, when I saw blogger and Youtuber Chelsea from How Many Holidays complete this trip. If you want to catch a glimpse of some of the finest coastal scenery in Scotland, this is the route for you.
And if you’re a Harry Potter fan (like I am) I would thoroughly recommend Scotland. It’s full of filming locations, whether they are located in and around Edinburgh, or in a more remote location such as the Glenfinnan Viaduct, Steall Falls in Glen Nevis or Loch Etive- one of the many Lochs that were used when filming the Harry Potter movies.
Walks around Central Park, cup of tea in one hand, Levain Bakery cookie in another, should be the top of any agenda during a New York autumn break. Central Park is so huge and having only visited it once for a fleeting visit had left me wanting to explore more. And if Central Park isn’t somewhere you want to visit, try seeing the city from another perspective and talk a walk along the High Line.
And being autumn, rainy colder days should be expected. But use these to your advantage in New York and spend time exploring cosy cafes and some of the many museums in the city. It’s a pretty well known museum but next time we visit New York we’re heading straight for The Met.
Iceland has been on my travel bucket list for a long time now. And after a quick search online, I found that it can be a great place to visit in autumn too.
The main draw to Iceland for me are the Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights. You’re more likely to see them from the month of September until April. But due to the poor weather in the winter months causing visibility to be poor, autumn could be your best bet season wise, if you want to catch a glimpse of this incredible phenomenon.
But that’s not all there is to see in Iceland. Whilst waiting for nightfall to appear you’ve got the stunning Blue Lagoon and the eerie Black Beach to discover. And if you want to add a little more wildlife and nature to your trip, join on one of the many glacier trekking or wildlife experiences available across the country. In Iceland you could simply get away with doing nothing but staring out into the horizon, as everywhere you turn you’ll see some form of beautiful scenery or act of nature.
And if you’re looking to book accommodation in any of these destinations, you’re in luck! You’ll find Clickstay in New York, Clickstay in Iceland and Clickstay in Scotland. So your accommodation needs are covered!
Do you have any destination on your autumn bucket list you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time.
*NB. This post was produced in collaboration with Clickstay, but of course all views are my own.