Most travelers associate Budapest with winter, thanks to its famous Christmas markets and steamy thermal baths, but this culturally rich city is also a fantastic place to experience in the fall. Temperatures stay as high as 70 degrees until the end of October — perfect for walking and exploring both sides of the city before relaxing in the thermal waters. Day trips to wineries pair colorful fall foliage with tasty vinos, while small festive markets and food stalls pop up throughout town. Fall food festivals cover everything from foie gras to chimney cakes, and cruises down the Danube River are particularly gorgeous this time of year.
Our hotel pick: Corinthia Hotel Budapest