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4 Reasons to Fly to Europe This Fall

Go to Europe. Four reasons: Prices, crowds, a coming hike and extra-special holidays. We may never see such perfect conditions for Europe travel again so keep reading; we want you to take full advantage of all the savings and all the fun.

  1. Prices are Cheap

We’ve seen eye-popping deals to Europe through much of the year, including Providence, R.I. to Dublin for $270 round-trip, found in June. Here’s a few more recent fares found in mid-August, good for travel September to November.

  • Beijing to Prague, $497 (U.S. dollars)
  • Boston to Paris, $340
  • London to Miami, £294
  • Newark to London, $449
  • Sao Paulo to Paris, $672 (U.S. dollars)
  • Sydney to Rome, $937 (Australian dollars)

All the deals were found on FareCompare’s Getaway Map. It’s easy; indicate when you want to travel (by month or season) and instantly see deals around the world. Tip: When you click a price you like, four itineraries will pop up; click all four to be sure of getting the best deal.

  1. The Coming Hike

Go to Europe through much of September, October, November and December but wrap up your trip by mid-December. That’s typically when higher, holiday fares begin and these fares will stay high into the first week in January. A couple of exceptions: Flying on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) or New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) is usually cheaper than the days surrounding the holidays.

  1. Weather, Crowds

Europe’s fall season (September through early December) is a great time for travel to Europe: It’s not too cold, not too hot; airports and customs are easier to navigate because of smaller crowds and you won’t see the unending lines of tourists queuing up outside major attractions.

  1. Make the holidays really special

If you need a Christmas present or other holiday gift, or want to celebrate an anniversary or other special milestone, give the gift of travel. Fly in fall or winter to get great rates and, for U.S. travelers, the Thanksgiving holiday can be particularly cheap. A few examples for travel in late November:

  • Los Angeles to Stockholm, $378
  • Chicago to Rome, $554

This could be the best holiday gift ever for a loved one. It could also be the best anytime gift for you. Give the Getaway Map a try. If you have to fly certain dates, you can still save by comparing airfares.

Safe travels.