These are the best fall 2022 travel destinations, according to TripAdvisor

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Ready to leave town and explore somewhere new as the temperature drops? You’re not alone. Once Labor Day rolls around, the fall travel season will be in full swing. To help travelers make the most of their time, TripAdvisor has released its 2022 Fall Travel Index to identify the season’s most popular destinations.

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According to the online travel agency, domestic travel remains the most attractive option for most people. This year’s Fall Travel Index found that four-fifths (81%) of Americans and nearly two-thirds (60%) of global travelers surveyed will travel domestically this fall.

With that in mind, here are the top domestic travel destinations for this fall:

As the presence of two Hawaiian cities indicates, long-haul vacations are officially making a comeback. TripAdvisor found that more than 40% of Americans will travel more than 7 hours this fall, and nearly half (49%) plan to travel by plane. In contrast, the 2021 Travel Index found that 68% of US travelers preferred to stay closer to home, opting for vacation destinations accessible by car or train.

But what about travelers looking for international excursions? It seems like a lot of them are looking forward to being by the beach. The ever-popular Mexican resort town of Cancun was the top international destination among Americans traveling this fall. Meanwhile, the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean have seen the highest annual increase in TripAdvisor searches.

If you felt like everyone you knew was suddenly in Italy this summer, you’re definitely onto something. The country remains a hot vacation spot for Americans as fall approaches, with Italian cities like Como and Monterosso al Mare also ranking highly.

Still looking for travel inspiration? No problem! Here are the top trending destinations for fall overall, based on year-over-year growth:

You can read more about TripAdvisor’s report on the upcoming fall travel season here.

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