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There’s so much to love about fall -- crisp air, warm drinks freckled with cinnamon, and, of course, changing leaves. Is there anything better than watching the leaves change from green to a brilliant shade of red, yellow, or orange? We don’t think so!

Whether you choose to admire fall foliage from your back porch or travel to see some of the best spots in the country, we can help you plan when to view fall at its finest.

The Science Behind Our List

Our friends at SmokyMountains.com generated a fall foliage prediction map for 2019. The map anticipates the changing of the leaves from September to November, and shows in awesome detail when peak season is in every state in the continental U.S.

Using the data they gathered, we’ve created a list of when to expect the most incredible fall foliage. Follow along below, and keep an eye out for your state or your next travel destination!

A map of fall foliage in the United States.

Alabama

Northeastern (Appalachian Mountains) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Northern, Central (Huntsville, Birmingham) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

South Central (Montgomery) - Nov. 16 to Nov. 23

Coastal (Mobile) - Nov. 23 to Nov. 30

Arizona

Northern (Flagstaff) - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

Central (Phoenix) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Southern (Tucson) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

Arkansas

Northern (Bentonville) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

Central, Southern (Little Rock) - Nov. 16 to Nov. 23

California

Sierra Nevada, Cascade Mountains - Oct. 5 to Oct. 19

Northern (Redding) - Oct. 19 to Nov. 2

Bay Area, Central Coast, Mojave Desert (San Francisco, Bakersfield) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Southern (Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

Colorado

Western, Rocky Mountains, Front Range (Grand Junction, Vail) - Sept. 28 to Oct. 5

Southwestern (Durango) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

Central, Southern (Denver, Pueblo) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 19

Eastern (Limon) - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

The Grand Tetons in Wyoming.

Connecticut

Northern (Hartford) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

Southern (New Haven) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 19

Delaware

Entire State - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

Florida

North (Jacksonville) - Nov. 16 to Nov. 23
Panhandle, Central, Southern (Pensacola, Orlando, Miami) - Nov. 23 to Nov. 30

Georgia

Northern (Atlanta) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Central (Macon) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

Southern (Savannah) - Nov. 16 to Nov. 23

Idaho

Northern, East Central, Southeastern (Idaho Falls) - Sept. 28 to Oct. 5

Central (Grangeville) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

Southwestern (Boise) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 26

A creek in Arizona during the fall.

Illinois

Northern (Chicago) - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

North Central (Bloomington) - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

Central (Springfield) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Southern (Carbondale) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

Indiana

Northern (Gary) - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

North Central (Lafayette, Indianapolis) - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

South Central (Bloomington) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Southwestern (Evansville) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

Iowa

Northeastern (Mason City, Dubuque) - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

Northwestern to Southeastern (Sioux City, Des Moines) - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

Southwestern (Council Bluffs) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Kansas

Western (Goodland) - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

West Central (Hays) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

East Central (Topeka) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

Autumn in Stowe, Vermont.

Kentucky

Western (Owensboro) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

Eastern (Lexington) - Nov 2. to Nov. 9

Louisiana

Northern (Shreveport) - Nov. 16 to Nov. 23

Southern (New Orleans) - Nov. 23 to Nov. 30

Maine

Northwestern (Caribou) - Sept. 28 to Oct. 5

Coastal (Portland) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

Maryland

North Central, Eastern (Baltimore) - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

Western, Southern (Ocean City) - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

Massachusetts

Entire State - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

Fall foliage in Atlanta, Georgia.

Michigan

Upper Peninsula, Northern (Marquette, Traverse City) - Sept. 28 to Oct. 12

Central, Southern (Grand Rapids, Detroit) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 19

Minnesota

Northeastern (Duluth) - Sept. 28 to Oct. 5

Northwestern, Central (Fergus Falls) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

West Central, Southeastern (Minneapolis) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 19

Southwestern (Mankato) - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

Mississippi

Northern, Central (Oxford) - Nov. 16 to Nov. 23

Southern (Hattiesburg) - Nov. 23 to Nov. 30

Missouri

Northern (Kirksville) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Central, Southern (Kansas City, Saint Louis, Branson) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

Montana

Glacier Country, Gold West Country, Yellowstone Country - Sept. 28 to Oct. 5

Russell Country - Oct. 5 to Oct. 19

Missouri River Country, Custer Country - Oct. 19 to Nov. 2

Fall in the Sierra Mountains of California.

Nebraska

Western (Alliance) - Oct. 19 to Nov. 2

Central, Eastern (North Platte, Omaha) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 16

Nevada

Northern Sierra, Northeastern (Reno, Wells) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 19

North Central, Southern (Battle Mountain, Las Vegas) - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

New Hampshire

Northern, Central (Lancaster) - Sept. 28 to Oct. 5

Southern (Nashua) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

New Jersey

Northern, Central (Newark) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 19

Southern (Atlantic City) - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

New Mexico

Northern (Farmington) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 19

North Central (Santa Fe) - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

Central (Albuquerque) - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

Southern (Roswell) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 16

New York

Northern (Adirondacks) - Sept. 28 to Oct. 5

Western, Central, Eastern - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

New York Metro - Oct. 12 to Oct. 19

Fall foliage in New York City's Central Park.

North Carolina

Appalachian Mountains - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

Central, Outer Banks (Charlotte) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Southern Coastal (Wilmington) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 16

North Dakota

Northeastern (Grafton) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

Northwestern to Southeastern (Bismarck) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 26

Southwestern (Bowman) - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

Ohio

Northern (Cleveland) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 26

Central (Columbus) - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

Southern (Cincinnati) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Oklahoma

Panhandle (Boise City) - Oct. 19 to Nov. 2

Northeastern, Central (Oklahoma City) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

Southeastern (Antlers) - Nov. 16 to Nov. 23

Oregon

Northern, Coastal (Portland) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 19

Central, Southern (Ashland) - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

Pennsylvania

Northern, Southeastern (Scranton, Philadelphia) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 19

Southeastern (Pittsburg) - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

Fall in Colorado.

Rhode Island

Northern (Providence, Pawtucket) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

Southern (Newport) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 19

South Carolina

Northwestern (Greenville) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Central, Coastal (Charleston) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

South Dakota

Northeastern (Sisseton) - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

Western, Central, Southwestern (Rapid City, Sioux Falls) - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

South Central (Winner) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Tennessee

Eastern, Middle (Knoxville) - Nov 2. to Nov. 9

Middle, Western (Nashville) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

Southwestern (Memphis) - Nov. 16 to Nov. 23

Texas

Panhandle Plains (Amarillo) - Oct. 19 to Nov. 9

Big Bend, Hill Country, North Central (El Paso, Austin, Dallas) - Nov. 9 to Nov. 16

South Texas Plains, Prairies and Lakes (San Antonio, Dallas) - Nov. 16 to Nov. 23

Gulf Coast (Galveston) - Nov. 23 to Nov. 30

Fall foliage in Portland, Oregon.

Utah

Northeastern (Salt Lake City) - Sept. 26 to Oct. 5

Northwestern, Southeastern (Lucin, Moab) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

Southwestern (St. George) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 19

Vermont

Northern, Central (Montpelier) - Sept. 28 to Oct. 5

Southern (Bennington) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

Virginia

Blue Ridge Mountains (Staunton) - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

Southern, Central, Eastern (Roanoke, Richmond) - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

Southeastern, Southwestern (Norfolk) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Washington

Northern, Central, Eastern (Seattle, Spokane) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

Southwestern, Southeastern (Long Beach, Richland) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 19

West Virginia

Northern, Central, Eastern (Charleston, Parkersburg) - Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

Southwestern (Huntington) - Nov. 2 to Nov. 9

Wisconsin

Northern (Green Bay) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

Central (Milwaukee) - Oct. 12 to Oct. 19

Southern (Janesville) - Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

Wyoming

Western (Cody) - Sept. 28 to Oct. 5

Central, Southeastern (Casper) - Oct. 5 to Oct. 19

Northeastern (Sundance) - Oct. 19 to Nov. 2

If you’re looking to go exploring this October and November, consider embarking on one of our favorite scenic road trips for the fall.

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