If you haven’t crossed a trip off your wishlist this year, it’s not too late. It could be just the right time to take advantage of lower travel fares, thinner crowds, and cheaper hotel rates.
Traveling in November does not mean that it will be grey, gloomy and cold. Many destinations across the globe offer a temperate climate with perfect temperature for visiting, and even swimming and relaxing on the beach!
Best Places To Visit In November
Our guide to the best places to visit in November will take you around the globe. We’ve featured hot and sunny destinations, foodie and cultural destinations and adventure places, all hand-picked, just for you. The choice is yours from these places to visit in the Fall:
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
If you’re heading to Spain in November, you’re in luck! Summer crowds and prices are considerably lower, but it’s still hot enough to enjoy the warm summer rays. From cultural festivals to the country’s new wine vintages, there are plenty of things to do in Spain in the Fall. Spain is warmer and drier in November as compared to the rest of the European countries, which makes it one of the best places to travel in November.
Temperature: 13-18 Celsius (55-64 Fahrenheit).
Ideal for: Travelers looking for a bit of everything: amazing food, still warm enough to relax in the sun and cultural and historical things to do.
Insider tip: Don’t forget about the famous Spanish siesta: almost everything in Spain closes for a siesta for about two hours at midday. If you will be traveling around the country, be sure to read our tips on taking the bus in Spain.
The second biggest country in the world is well worth a visit in November. You will be visiting in the shoulder season between Fall and Winter, which means much lower prices. Be aware, visiting both the East and West coast of Canada takes at least 2 and a half weeks.
If you visit in late November, you will be just in time for the opening of the skiing season in Western Canada and will be able to enjoy world-renowned resorts such as Whistler Blackcomb and Banff Lake Louise, without the crowds! You can find cheap bus tickets from Vancouver to Whistler for as low as 21$.
Temperature: The temperature depends on the region, but will be between -5 to 11 Celsius (37 to 51 Fahrenheit).
Ideal for: Great outdoors lovers looking to enjoy pristine wilderness before the winter craze of Canadian resorts.
Insider tip: Traveling across Canada tends to be quite expensive. Pick a coast (East or West) and explore it! Traveling by bus is very convenient and cheaper than renting a car or taking the train. Read up on taking the bus in Western Canada for useful tips and tricks.
Mexico is the destination for you if you’re looking for a beach getaway. Weather-wise, you will enjoy warm sunshine with temperatures between 25 and 29 Celsius (77 to 84 Fahrenheit), which is ideal if you’re looking to escape the cold and gloominess November brings to some places. Mexico travel kicks off in December, so if you’re looking for less-crowded beaches, Mexico is the best place to visit in November.
Mexico also offers much more than silky white-sand beaches. From Mayan ruins to cultural hubs, the country is filled with magical little towns, all accessible by bus, at a very low cost. You can read about these mystical towns and much more in our Mexico travel guide.
Temperature: 25 to 29 Celsius (77 to 84 Fahrenheit).
Ideal for: Travelers looking for a warm and sunny place to relax and enjoy amazing food.
Insider tip: Mexico is well-connected by an extensive network of intercity buses. It is very easy and cheap to travel from place to place. Make the most out of your Mexican getaway and visit multiple places by bus. If you’re looking for more travel tips, we’ve put together a list of diverse destinations in Mexico, all accessible by bus.
France is the country that receives the most tourists in the world, with about 89 million visitors per year. From Paris to Marseille, passing by Nice and Lyon, France’s tourist spots are very often crowded. However, since November is the middle of the shoulder season, France is one of the best places to travel in the Fall. The crowds from the high season of May to September are gone, while the temperature is still warm enough, especially in early November.
If you’re a foodie or cultural buff, you’ll be able to enjoy the most renowned museum in the world, the Louvres, with fewer tourists than in the summer. Visiting the city of light in November can be a great time to focus on indoor sights and attractions such as admiring collections in Paris’s many extraordinary museums, discovering the many galleries Paris has to offer, or sipping on your favorite Fall drinks while people-watching in a café.
Temperature: 5 to 10 Celsius (41 to 50 Fahrenheit), but much warmer in the South with thermostat reaching up to 18 Celsius (64 F).
Ideal for: Art and culture lovers looking to escape museum crowds that come with the high season.
Insider tip: If visiting Paris, we’ve put together a guide on things to do in Paris in the Fall.
5. United Kingdom
Next on our list is France’s neighbor across the Channel, the United Kingdom. The beautiful Fall foliage of the UK is still in full swing in early November, so you will be able to admire the prettiest colors Autumn has to offer. November is the perfect time to take a trip to the English countryside and visit the many quaint little towns that litter the landscape.
You will be able to enjoy damp and cool weather, as the rainy season starts in December through February. London will also have fewer tourists, which will be the perfect time to take in the British capital and one of the best places to go in the Fall.
Temperature: 4 to 12 Celsius (39 to 50 Fahrenheit).
Ideal for: Travelers looking for beautiful Fall colors and calm and picturesque towns.
Insider tip: If you’re planning a trip to London, we have just what you need: A guide on the best non-touristy things to do in London.
6. South Africa
November is the perfect time to visit South Africa’s magical coastline. With hot and dry temperatures, you will be able to have the perfect beach holiday, although it tends to get pretty hot in the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal, which hosts the city of Durban. However, further down the coast, cities such as Port Elizabeth and Cape Town should be on your bucket list, as they offer the perfect climate and are some of the best places to visit in November.
Between September and November, it is also the peak season for whale watching in Hermanus, in Western Cape, while accommodations tend to be cheaper, as peak tourist season starts at the end of November and December.
Temperature: 15 to 25 Celsius (59 to 77 F).
Ideal for: This destination is ideal for travelers looking for a relaxing beach vacation with an adventurous side.
Insider tip: South Africa boasts a network of safe, reliable and comfortable intercity buses. No need to worry about renting a car, insurance, and parking, simply take the bus to your next destination. Read our best travel tips on taking the bus in South Africa.
Argentina is one of the best places to go in November. Buenos Aires’ weather is perfect for sightseeing, the beautiful southern region of Patagonia finally blooms into spring, and the beach resorts open for business. Also, November is just one month shy of the high season, which starts in December, so you’ll still enjoy fewer crowds and cheaper rates.
November is the ideal month to head down South to Patagonia, before the December crowds. The weather in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, reaches daily highs in the 12 to 15 Celcius (mid-50s F) and is in full Spring. With sunlight shining for almost 15 hours a day, it is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors in the trekking capital of the world.
Temperature: Argentina is a large country with temperatures fluctuating according to the region. You can expect 12 to 15 Celsius in the South (mid-50s F), while Buenos Aires visitors will enjoy mid-20s Celsius (mid-70s F). If you keep going North to Salta, it’ll be even hotter, reaching almost 30 Celsius (mid-80s F).
Ideal for: Argentina is the ideal destination for travelers looking to enjoy trekking and hiking in the South before the crowds flock to this sought-after destination. It is also the perfect place to discover the beautiful megalopolis that is Buenos Aires.
Insider tip: Taking the bus in Argentina is the best way to get around. The rail system is not very well developed, while the bus connects the whole country, from small towns to big cities. We’ve created a travel guide on taking the bus in Argentina, so take a look if you’re planning to take the bus.
There you have it, the best places to visit in November! From relaxing beach vacations to historic cities and the great outdoors, you will find a destination that works for you. November is the best time of year to escape the high season crowds and the perfect sweet spot in the calendar year to enjoy the low rates of the shoulder season.
Let us know in the comments where you plan on traveling in November!