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4 Gorgeous Places for Leaf-Peeping Abroad

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As we move into autumn and the many glorious accouterments that come along with it—pumpkin spice everything—we’re bringing you our suggestions for some of the best places for leaf-peeping abroad.

Tuscany, Italy

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Tuscany is romantic enough on its own, but when you throw in jaw-dropping colors (mid-September and October) and the crisp chill of fall, it’s a great place for anyone hoping to relax—particularly with a nice glass of wine.

Check Prices for Poderi Arcangelo Agriturismo Farmhouse in San Gimignano, Italy

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Honshu, Japan

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From October through December (depending on the region), Japan’s main island bursts with fall colors, particularly in Kyoto, where fiery leaf hues surround local temples and koyo celebrations abound.

Check Prices for Kyoto Granbell Hotel in Kyoto

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Nova Scotia, Canada

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September and October are key months for this leaf-peeping destination. Set against picturesque lakes, the leaves there offer a worthwhile experience for travelers seeking an autumn respite closer to home.

Check Prices for The Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax, Canada

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Bavaria, Germany

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Couple bright, leafy landscapes with grand castles and mountain backdrops, and you’ve got a recipe for stunning autumn views. The best time to catch them is in October.

Check Prices for Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden in Berchtesgaden, Germany

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For more ideas, see 7 Surprising Places to See Stunning Fall Foliage Overseas.

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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2017. It has been updated to reflect the most current information. This story was written by Ashley Kosciolek.

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