November marks the start of the holiday season, and that can come with the idea that travel gets stressful from here on out. It doesn’t have to be. With winter arriving in the Northern hemisphere, vitamin D is in short supply. Head to the Caribbean for beach weather in the Caribbean or get outdoors in South-East Asia! With no school holidays, hotels and aircrafts are likely to be calmer, and you may even find some low prices before the Christmas rush. Here are 15 places to visit in November.
From fun-illed Friday nights to delicious rum punch and barbecued lobster, the island of Antigua is an excellent destination offering glitz and glamour to peace and calm. Party it up in five-star hotels and superyachts or find an empty white sandy beach and relax.
Athens is filled with performance spaces, art galleries, and quirky bars that have recently sprung up in unpopular neighborhoods, making exploring more fun! November means cool enough weather that allows you to wander around the Acropolis and the Parthenon while still lighting it up with crisp blue skies.
If you’re looking for somewhere remote with wide-open spaces, then Oman may just be the place to visit! Experience age-old traditions, wander into elaborate mosques and scent-filled souks, or travel to the west coast and explore the empty coves of Musandam. If you like the outdoors, then try camping among the dunes in goat’s-hair Bedouin tents.
November is the perfect time for trekking in the Himalayas, as it’s not too hot and clear skies make it easy to see where you’re headed. All routes are said to be beautiful at this time of year. Regardless of the route you’re taking, you will most likely pass through Kathmandu, where you’ll find beautiful Buddhist monasteries and enchanting old buildings.
Known as the Sunshine State, Florida has some pretty warm weather throughout the year, making it the perfect destination to head to. With 1,350 miles of coastline and so many cities known for their sandy edges, it’s inevitable that you’ll have a great time here.
Cuba has long been one of the best options for a winter escape. Visit the beautiful beaches on its north coast or travel to the romantic city of Havana and take in some Hispanic architecture.
Mozambique is filled with endless discoveries in the busy capital of Maputo. Escape from cold weather and be sure to relax somewhere along the stretch of Indian Ocean coastline that runs for some 1,430 miles.
Explore the palaces and statues of the capital and wander through the Angkor temple complex as you take in sights of the past in Cambodia. This place is well known for its culture and Asian beauty.
9. Koh Samui
Thailand is well known as one of the places to escape for a sunny vacation and with some 2,000 miles of shoreline, it’s easy to see why. Koh Samui can be found on the west side and is known as an island lined with sandy crescents, making it a holiday paradise.
This region of the Far East is still full of mystery. Being recently opened to tourism, a visit here will show you immediately that there is still much to discover in a place that lays claim to 1,200 miles of shore.
The Nicaraguan coast is known for its lush, low-key settlements, with many forming a surfer’s paradise. November is known for the week-long Latin American Surfing Competition which draws visitors from around the world to compete.
12. Cape Town, South Africa
A trip to Cape Town in November is one of the best times to explore. It’s almost the end of whale watching season, so head to the False Bay coastline and look for some humpback whales!
Known as one of nature’s last frontiers, Patagonia is the perfect place for trekking enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and nature lovers! The snow-capped mountain peaks, glaciers, gushing waterfalls, and beautiful national parks forms one of the most isolated territories in the world, making it an ideal getaway to become at one with nature.
By November, the scorching temperatures and monsoon rains have subsided, making it ideal for exploring a country filled with color and culture. India is so large in size that you be sure to experience some variation across the country. Be sure to experience the Hindu festival of lights, better known as Diwali, at this time of year.
The idea of holidaying in a country where the depths of winter are fast approaching is perfect in Iceland. The aurora borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, is one of the best light shows on Earth, and a trip in November is the perfect time to see them. Explore thermal geysers and stunning waterfalls by day and stay up late to watch the skies dance with color by night!