Top Fall Adventure Destinations For 2017

Fall represents a return to "the grind" after a summer of relaxation and lazy days. But the crisp air and beautiful colors actually make the season an ideal time to take one final outdoorsy vacation. If you're ready to set off on your next big adventure, but you're not sure where to go or what to do, take a look at the following list with suggested destinations and what you can do there.


It's easier to visit Cuba now; make the most of the opportunity before/if that changes. Cuba has an abundance of amazing architecture, adventure opportunities and gorgeous national parks, which are practically empty. Explore the wild side of the country. The locals are incredibly friendly and will help you. Perhaps best, this small paradise is just about an hour flight from Miami.


This Balkan country has becoming more popular among tourists who want to visit Europe. Romania has a very rich and complex history which is fascinating to many international travelers. They also go there to explore the natural beauty of Transylvania and rugged landscapes. The region is famous for its medieval towns, mountains and castles, including the Gothic Bran Castle the legend of Dracula still lives.


Belize is a true paradise for people who like warm weather and water sports and want to enjoy them year round. See the Blue Hole, if you don't dare to dive under. This will be one of the craziest adventures you can embark on. From diving and cave tubing to horseback riding and scenic hiking, there's virtually no limit to the amount of adventurous activities you can choose from when visiting Belize.


This classic destination for backpackers has it all. From the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu to the bustling capital, Lima, there's something for every wandering traveler within the borders of Peru. Hike along the Inca Trail and capture views of ancient ruins. Visit the Nazca Lines, one of the most mysterious places on the planet.  Now is the time to go because it's still the dry season.


The Icelandic fall starts late August and stays until early November. This is the season to visit because the weather is still relatively warm and the crowds are disappearing. Also, the Northern Lights make their first appearance in September. Go horseback riding, soak in the Blue Lagoon, visit waterfalls and glaciers, and explore caves and black sand beaches.


The fall months of September, October, and November bring comfortable temperatures. Travel is cheaper because this is also the transition time to the monsoon. You can lounge all day and wade in the tranquil turquoise waters or climb the steep limestone cliffs rising from the sand on neighboring Ko Phi Phi Don. The Ko Phi Phi Islands  are also a world-class scuba diving destination.


Due to its geographical position, Greece has nice weather year-round. Fall offers the best weather and hotel availability. Visit the famous Santorini. The volcanic island set amid the Aegean Sea is famous for distinct architecture and sunsets that will blow you away. Check out the black sand beaches of Perissa, the historic hilltop village of Oia and the incredible wineries in the area.

Pahoa, Hawaii

Pahoa is located in the Big Island's Puna District. The Big Island is really one of the best places to stay on Hawaii to avoid rain. An attraction just outside of Pahoa is the Lava Tree State Park. This area was once a lush rainforest, but lava flows encased the trees and burned the wood inside. What remains are hollow stone skeletons that are covered with moss, according to, creating an otherworldly rock forest.


Home to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming is a wild state with many mountain ranges. The low population density, cheap camping options and wild landscapes make the Cowboy State a great state for outdoor adventures. Visit the town of Cody right by Yellowstone. Stay in a cozy cabin, enjoy the stunning fall colors, and relax in the pristine wilderness. Take a break from the concrete jungle and spend some time in the countr. Make it unique by staying at a covered sheep wagon. It will hardly get more rural than this and you can rent it on Airbnb


Montana is like a promised land for hikers. The Big Sky State has extraordinarily diverse topography. Go on a road trip. By far the most beautiful road in Montana is the Going-to-the-Sun Road. It may be an only 50-mile trip but not a single mile goes by without a scenic view. Stay in Whitefish for fairly cheap lodgings and easy access to the Glacier National Park, the "Crown of the Continent."

New Mexico

Outdoor activities like hiking in the desert, tracking down petroglyphs and enjoying hot springs are mostly free. From gallery tours to wine tastings at select wineries, you can find plenty of free things to do in Albuquerque. Drive the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, go hiking along the Columbine Trail, and ride a hot air balloon. Go in October for the International Balloon Fiesta, the largest ballooning event on the planet. 


Morocco is often referred to as a cold country with a hot sun, according to Travel Exploration. The best time to travel there is in the spring and fall. Morocco is home to incredible trails and stunning mountains. It's a perfect destination for hiking. Go trekking in the Atlas Mountains – a mountain range which extends about 1,500 miles through Morocco. It's a haven for trekkers looking for a challenge and a truly unique experience.

South Korea

The country is bathed in the most stunning shades of orange and red as the fall leaves start to bloom. With mild temperatures, low rainfall and a wealth of unadulterated natural beauty, the time between September to November  is a close rival to spring with regards to being the best period to visit South Korea, according to On The Go Tours. Visit Jeju Island, voted one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature; explore lava tubes; hike to the highest point in the country, or dive off the coast to find beautiful coral.

South Africa

Going on a safari and wildlife spotting are just some of the endless adventurous options you have available in South Africa. Take a river cruise and see the hippos and crocodiles; you can even kayak with them. Witness the gorgeous natural beauty of the famous Garden Route and its beaches, scenic creeks and lakes, hills and mountains. If you're brave enough, you can dive with white sharks and even ride an ostrich. You can also see the penguins in Simons Town.