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Interrailing in Autumn

 

Don’t be put off by Europe’s falling temperatures in early October. Interrailing in autumn is actually one of the best ways to see Europe. This is thanks to lower prices, fewer crowds, harvest events and the dramatic autumnal beauty. Check out these 5 destinations in Europe which have it all in autumn.
 

Destinations

1. Italy

Why go in autumn?

Italy's a country for all seasons, but in autumn it has a unique atmosphere. The beach towns are quieter and much cheaper to visit. Up north the mountains offer perfect crisp and cool hiking conditions, and harvest events in Tuscany will have something for foodies. If the winter weather arrives early, there's also lots to do indoors.
 

How to get there

Italy has a comprehensive rail network that revolves around both Milan and Rome. High-speed trains connect most large cities, and there are also smaller regional trains along quieter routes. It’s also easy to reach neighbouring countries by train.

 

2. Benelux

Why go in autumn?

If you’re looking for autumn colours and atmospheric towns covered in dappled light, then you can’t go wrong with a rail journey through Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. A single Interrail Pass will get you to museums, castles, medieval towns and some of Europe’s best leaf displays.
 

How to get there

There's a dense network of trains that run through the Benelux region, so getting around is easy. The biggest rail hubs are Amsterdam and Brussels. You can also easily reach most cities, small towns and neighbouring countries.

3. France

Why go in autumn?

There’s hardly a bad time to visit France. But if you’re looking for red leaves, cooler temperatures, fewer tourists and joyous food and wine festivals, then autumn's the time to go. Museums and galleries will keep you out of the cold in Paris. Further south, you'll be able to reach warmer temperatures.
 

How to get there

Paris is the main rail hub in France, and there are easy train connections from there to most cities and towns throughout the country. It’s also possible to reach all neighbouring countries by high-speed train.

4. Germany

Why go in autumn?

Oktoberfest is usually the biggest highlight in the autumn, but this year you can still taste plenty of top beers at a safe distance in Munich's bräuhauses. There’s also a lot more to see and do in other parts of Germany. Berlin has stunning autumnal foliage, and there are a range events to mark the beginning of the lengthy German festive season.
 

How to get there

Germany’s main rail hubs are Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Frankfurt. Trains will get you to most cities and towns throughout the country. There are also high-speed connections and some overnight trains to all neighbouring countries.

5. Switzerland

Why go in autumn?

The Swiss scenic train rides in autumn may be the single biggest reason to visit this famous alpine country. The routes show incredible autumn colours, and less tourists mean you’ll get a seat — and accommodation — at better prices. You also still have plenty of time to explore the mountainsides on foot. If the weather turns, you can stay cosy with log fires and warm delicacies. Fondue anyone?

 

How to get there

Switzerland has a comprehensive rail network that makes it easy to get around by train. The main rail hub is Zurich, but there are stations throughout the country. Trains also leave and arrive from all neighbouring countries.

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Travel by train in autumn

Are you Interrailing in autumn and want to see it all? An Interrail Global Pass will take you all over Europe!