Milan, Italy
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Despite the seasons just recently changing to fall, there are already signs of winter coming. To everyone’s chagrin, the department stores have already started displays with signs of Thanksgiving. In the most egregious cases, Christmas candy canes are popping up.

Although it may seem too early to think about the end of the year, if you want to book a European holiday getaway, now is the time to book. Round-trip flights to major European cities are now available starting in the high $200s.

Fly from New York City to Paris for $272 round-trip or to Amsterdam for $320. If you’re flying out of Denver, you could hop to Brussels and back for only $382 if you book for November. Flights from Detroit to Amsterdam are available for $340 round-trip.

While it's unlikely you'll find cheap flights right around Christmas or New Year's, there are several cheap travel dates available throughout November and December, all the way to March 2019.

More European destinations to consider include Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Munich, Rome, Vienna and Zurich. Travelers out of New York, Minnesota, Alaska, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Nebraska, California, Florida and more can all find cheap flights to Europe (as long as they're a little flexible on travel dates).

Spend some time searching around — there are even better deals to be found.

Note restrictions on fares, and if your preferred flight is on a budget airline (WOW Air, Norwegian, Level), be sure to check on any additional fees for seat assignments or baggage. There's no need to be surprised at the airport.

If you need motivation to book, just consider it an early holiday present to yourself. After all, travel is the gift that keeps on giving.