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21 Best Places to Travel in November

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

November is a magnificent time to discover new countries and these 21 destinations provide a mixture of captivating experiences.

From cruising near impressive karsts to winding along an ancient trail, discovering the pyramids to witnessing natural island beauty, travel in November is a highlight for new insights and authentic experiences across the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

From shadow puppets to arctic penguins, safari excursions to preserved temples, this information offers you some of the best places to visit, no matter the kind of traveler you are.

  1. 1. Spain
  2. 2. Portugal
  3. 3. Turkey
  4. 4. Australia
  5. 5. Chile
  6. 6. Brazil
  7. 7. Galapagos Islands • Ecuador
  8. 8. Cuba
  9. 9. Colombia
  10. 10. Antarctica
  11. 11. Peru
  12. 12. Argentina
  13. 13. Tanzania
  14. 14. Bali • Indonesia
  15. 15. Vietnam
  16. 16. Cambodia
  17. 17. Thailand
  18. 18. Japan
  19. 19. Laos
  20. 20. Egypt
  21. 21. Morocco
  22. Plan Your Trip for November

1. Spain

Zahara de la Sierra, Spain

Zahara de la Sierra, Spain

Temperatures: Low 44°F • High 59°F

Highlights: Culture, small towns, wine, museums, cuisine

Other recommended travel times: January • May • June • July • September

November in Spain unveils the beauty of autumn. The landscapes transition to lovely colors and the cities embrace an earlier nightfall as the weather cools across the country, thinning the tourist crowds.

The allure of the beach is generally over, but the historic towns and vibrant cities will immerse you in the dazzling culture for which Spain is known, whether indulging in Basque cuisine or exploring Moorish architecture.

From extensive art to the soothing aromas of orange groves, Spain in November shines a spotlight on the beauty of history and heritage.

Learn more: Spain Tours & VacationsSpain Travel Guide

2. Portugal

Rows of colorful, historil houses in Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal

Temperatures: Low 59°F • High 68°F

Highlights: Culture, beaches, museums, wine, cuisine

Other recommended travel times: January • March • May • June • September • October

Portugal in November is a perfect escape from the onset of autumn rain that often affects other cities and counties in Europe. The relaxed ambiance spreads from Lisbon to the Algarve, Porto to Melgaco.

Whether you are eager to visit fairytale castles or interested in strolling through ancient neighborhoods, lured by the promise of port or ready to bask in the breathtaking scenery, from granite peaks to dune-covered beaches, Portugal in November lets you indulge in an immersive way.

Learn more: Portugal Tours & VacationsPortugal Travel Guide

3. Turkey

Hot air balloons over rock formations in Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Temperatures: Low 54° F • High 62° F

Highlights: Culture, museums, cuisine, ancient ruins, unique scenery

Other recommended travel times: September • June

Turkey in November reveals its unique beauty, from pristine islands to ancient ruins, Byzantine grandeur to Ottoman ingenuity.

November is relatively mild across the country and the summer crowds have dwindled, making the various corners of Turkey accessible and welcoming.

The rich history of the landscape will come to life in the cuisine, the vibrant ambiance of the bazaars, and the distinctive culture that speaks to the layers of the past and is displayed effortlessly when autumn meets winter.

Learn more: Turkey Tours & VacationsTurkey Travel Guide

4. Australia

Vibrant blue water on the sunshine coast in Queensland, Australia

Noosa, Australia

Temperatures: Low 63°F • High 77°F

Highlights: Hot weather, culture, water sports, scenery, Great Barrier Reef, beaches

Other recommended travel times: January • February • March • April • October • December

Australia represents the last month of spring in the Southern Hemisphere, creating a comfortable climate with low rainfall and warm days. In the far north November can bring the beginning of the dry season, but across most of the country the crowds are minimal and the weather inviting.

With unexpected scenic diversity, ancient and vibrant cosmopolitan culture, you can embrace the spirit of adventure. Explore lively woodlands, sample delicious wines, bask on celebrated beaches, discover the colors of the Great Barrier Reef, or enjoy an introduction to Aboriginal culture.

Learn more: Australia Tours & VacationsAustralia Travel Guide

5. Chile

Lake Pehoe in Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Temperatures: Low 53°F • High 81°F

Highlights: Scenery, culture, museums, wine, hiking

Other recommended travel times: February • March • October • December

November in Chile embodies grandeur and majesty. Spring in the Southern Hemisphere blooms wild and colorfully from the northern desert to the southern icefields in Patagonia, with warmer weather, dry days, and accessibility to the different regions returning.

Nature demonstrates its magnitude and magnificence, from the Paine Massif to the Pacific Ocean, lush vineyards to snow-white sands on the salt flats. November in Chile allows you to take time for an exciting immersion.

Learn more: Chile Tours & VacationsChile Travel Guide

6. Brazil

Itaimbezinho Canyon in Cambará do Sul, Brazil

Aparados da Serra National Park, Brazil

Temperatures: Low 73°F • High 84°F

Highlights: Warm weather, wildlife, culture, beaches, scenery, the Amazon

Other recommended travel times: January • March • August

November in Brazil unveils the wonders of the tropics and the vibrance of cosmopolitan cities. The cluster of islands along the coastline become vibrant in the Southern Hemisphere’s spring as the weather warms, but the crowds remain slim.

Brazil is a captivating world of color, where the rainforest shines green and the beaches glow a powdery white. From coral islands and red-rock canyons to a rainbow of the metropolises, Brazil is an endless wonder of art, rhythm, human history, and natural heritage.

Learn more: Brazil Tours & VacationsBrazil Travel Guide

7. Galapagos Islands • Ecuador

Woman selling handmade wicker boxes at a Andean market in Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuadorr

Temperatures: Low 65°F • High 79°F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, cuisine, hiking, scenery, wildlife

Other recommended travel times: January • March • May • August • September • October

With warm and dry weather, the Galapagos in November embrace the tropical weather, while demonstrating nature’s splendor. From hiking to wildlife spotting, venturing into the Andes’s rocky peaks to finding remote corners of the Amazon, Ecuador in November is quiet and inviting as it nestles between the crowded travel seasons.

Whether looking for tropical penguins or the fiery red feathers of macaws, eager to touch the equatorial line or visit a traditional Andean market, Ecuador and the Galapagos bring culture, history, and scenery to life.

Learn more: Galapagos Tours & VacationsGalapagos and Ecuador Travel Guide

8. Cuba

Vintage car on the street with colorful buildings in Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Temperatures: Low 75°F • High 84°F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, beaches, scenery

Other recommended travel times: March • April

Tropical paradise returns to Cuba in November as the dry season sweeps across the island to bring plenty of sunshine and pleasant temperatures.

The majesty of timeworn architecture immerses you in historical heirlooms, from the coastline to the intoxicating music echoing through the streets of preserved Spanish colonial towns.

With folklore and inspiring karsts, cigars and rum, literary history and revolutionary spirit, Cuba in November can awaken passion in any and every kind of traveler.

Learn more: Cuba Tours & VacationsCuba Travel Guide

9. Colombia

Colorful buildings with flower filled balconies in old town Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

Temperatures: Low 66°F • High 87°F

Highlights: Warm weather, wildlife, culture, beaches, history, villages

Other recommended travel times: February • July • October

Colombia in November is a reward. The summer crowds have gone and the weather is comfortable across the country.

The beaches feel empty and the mountains feel sleepy. Colombia is an ideal land of contrasts, with turquoise Caribbean waters juxtaposing the jade tropical jungles and rainbow facades overtaking preserved Spanish colonial architecture.

A destination for adventure, for culture, and for extraordinary surprises, while in Colombia in November you can trek to forgotten cities or indulge in the connection between the Andes, Amazon, and Caribbean.

Learn more: Colombia Tours & VacationsColombia Travel Guide

10. Antarctica

Antarctic emperor penguins in Antarctica


Temperatures: Low 28°F • High 41°F

Highlights: Snow, wildlife, scenery, water sports, scientific excursions

Other recommended travel times: January

November in Antarctica demonstrates the undisturbed grandeur of wildlife and wilderness. As one of the last frontiers on the planet, November ushers in the Southern Hemisphere summer, when the polar ice slowly breaks away.

Remote, undiscovered, and with a timeless promise of adventure, November in Antarctica can take you hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, or wildlife spotting to find endless natural wonder.

Learn more: Antarctica Tours & Vacations

11. Peru

Inca terraces at Pisac, Peru

Inca terraces at Pisac, Peru

Temperatures: Low 61°F • High 75°F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, scenery, beaches, wildlife, ancient ruins

Other recommended travel times: January • February • April

Peru in November connects the thrills of the Amazon to the majesty of Machu Picchu. As the month inches closer to the end of the dry season, the weather remains calm and warm as the crowds thin.

The treks feel uncrowded, the surf returns to the beaches, and the flora and fauna unleash an eruption of life and color in the jungle terrain. Peru in November weaves together the intricate and fascinating combination of contemporary and historic culture, snowcapped Andean peaks and lush jungle canopy.

Learn more: Peru Tours & VacationsPeru Travel Guide

12. Argentina

Salt flats of Salinas Grandes in Argentina

Salinas Grandes, Argentina

Temperatures: Low 64°F • High 78°F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, hiking, scenery, cycling, wine, horseback riding

Other recommended travel times: February • March • April • December

November brings Argentina into full bloom as the spring unfolds in the Southern Hemisphere.

From seductive tango to the intense glaciers of Patagonia, the rolling thunder of Iguazu Falls to the pristine saline flats of Salta, Argentina in November has comfortable weather, with crowds relegated to the future.

With global influence and diverse beauty stretching from the northern jungle to the southern ice fields, November in Argentina offers a rare glimpse into the wonders of the entire country.

Learn more: Argentina Tours & VacationsArgentina Travel Guide

13. Tanzania

Travelers in jeep on a safari game drive observing young lions lying on rocks in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Temperatures: Low 52°F • High 81°F

Highlights: Warm weather, wildlife, culture, scenery

Other recommended travel times: January • March • April • July • August • November

Short daily rains and open space make Tanzania a marvelous adventure in November.

Herds set out along the northern edge of the Serengeti and rates remain low, providing an exceptional time of year to venture into expansive grasslands in search of wildlife or spend time on the warm sands of Zanzibar.

Visit the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, search for the Big Five on a dazzling safari, or explore the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean during a fantastic time of year to uncover Tanzania’s natural splendor.

Learn more: Tanzania Tours & VacationsTanzania Safari Guide

14. Bali • Indonesia

Two boats on the beach at Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Temperatures: Low 73.4°F • High 87.8°F

Highlights: Warm weather, ancient temples, culture, beaches, villages

Other recommended travel times: April

Bali is a surprising delight in November as the crowds have diminished and the warm weather remains consistent across the island.

With fewer people visiting during the off-season month, you have more time to enjoy the open views and indulge in the ambiance, from the coastline to the jungle-clad mountains.

Bali in November evokes a sense of paradise and wonder that can take you from surfing to scuba diving, the art of shadow-puppet theater to trekking to the top of a volcanic peak to watch the sunrise.

Learn more: Bali Tours & Vacations

15. Vietnam

Rice terraces in mountainous countryside of Mu Cang Chai in the Yen Bai Province of Vietnam

Mu Cang Chai in the Yen Bai Province of Vietnam

Temperatures: Low 73°F • High 80°F

Highlights: Warm weather, ancient ruins, culture, beaches, cuisine, villages

Other recommended travel times: January • March • April

The astonishing combination of ancient jagged peaks and buzzing contemporary cities, lush paddy fields, and lively historic towns creates a marvelous immersive ambiance in November.

The weather is dry and cooler in the north, with warm, sunny days in the south. With a touch of history, you can experience compelling traditions in secluded villages.

Vietnam is a complex mixture of past and present, grand nature and elaborate architecture that you can unwrap in the perfect November weather, before the crowds roll in around the end of the year.

Learn more: Vietnam Tours & VacationsVietnam Travel Guide

16. Cambodia

Angkor Wat in Seim Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat in Seim Reap, Cambodia

Temperatures: Low 75°F • High 87°F

Highlights: Warm weather, wildlife, culture, beaches, ancient ruins, villages

Other recommended travel times: February • April • December

Cambodia in November is a revelation of ancient heritage and contemporary culture, accentuated by the natural beauty of the tropical climate. The weather is cooler and dry as November edges into the dry season and the crowds have not yet arrived.

With endless antique charm and the feeling of adventure, Cambodia represents the point at which past and contemporary worlds meet. From Angkor Wat to Phnom Penh, the beaches of Sihanoukville to the jungle expanse of Ratanakiri, Cambodia has endless surprises to enjoy.

Learn more: Cambodia Tours & Vacations

17. Thailand

Grand Palace and Wat PhraKkeaw at sunset Bangkok, Thailand

Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Temperatures: Low 74°F • High 89°F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, museums, wildlife, beaches, water sports, museums, cuisine

Other recommended travel times: January • March • April • May • December

November is a dream in Thailand as it sits on the shoulder of the most popular times of the year to visit. While highlights across the country see increased crowds, the dry and warmer weather makes it easier to embrace the slower pace of life along the beaches or in the cooler jungle terrain of the northern mountains.

Whether curious about the cuisine, eager to visit ancient temples and palaces, or interested in diving deep into the Gulf of Thailand in search of whale sharks, Thailand in November can be as adventurous, relaxing, or secluded as you like.

Learn more: Thailand Tours & VacationsThailand Travel Guide

18. Japan

Fuji mountain and Chureito Pagoda shrine with autumn foliage in Fujiyoshida, Japan

Chureito Pagoda in Fujiyoshida, Japan

Temperatures: Low 49°F • High 61°F

Highlights: Cherry blossoms, culture, temples, villages, cuisine

Other recommended travel times: March • May • April • October

November in Japan is a vision. The cooler air and clear skies frame the changing foliage across the archipelago.

Timeless beauty takes center stage when you visit ancient temples or wander through futuristic cities, basking in the comforts of hot springs to sampling distinctive cuisine.

Traditional culture, the spirited splendor of the outdoors, and established customs preserved in time provide a marvelous framework within the greater ambiance of Japan.

Learn more: Japan Tours & VacationsJapan Travel Guide

19. Laos

Man riding bicycle in front of Pha That Luang pagoda in Vientiane, Laos

Pha That Luang in Vientiane, Laos

Temperatures: Low 73.4°F • High 79°F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, scenery, temples, villages

Other recommended travel times: March • October

November in Laos has little rainfall, plenty of sunshine, and high waters along the river that capture the spirit which combines local culture and undulating scenery.

The wilderness feels vivid and voluptuous, with soaring mountains, rushing waters, and an authentic kaleidoscope of colors.

From eclectic adventure to serene temples, enticing cuisine to continued customs, Laos feels unspoiled and effortlessly charming as cooler, drier days take hold.

Learn more: Laos Tours & Vacations 

20. Egypt

Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt

Giza, Egypt

Temperatures: Low 59°F • High 84°F

Highlights: Cool weather, culture, historical towns, museums, scenery

Other recommended travel times: January • October

November opens the desert landscape of Egypt, with the weather dramatically cooling and making remote scenery and history more accessible. The treasures of the past and present cultures of Egypt emerge from the sands and cities.

From discovering the celebrated monuments of the ancient world to enjoying the surprising splendor of the Red Sea, the oases on the banks of the Nile River to the bustling lanes of the Grand Bazaar in Cairo, Egypt contains layers of culture, heritage, and history.

Learn more: Egypt Tours & VacationsEgypt Travel Guide

21. Morocco

Young girl exploring The Hassan II Mosque is a mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.

Casablanca, Morocco

Temperatures: Low 49°F • High 69°F

Highlights: Culture, architecture, cuisine, villages, hiking

Other recommended travel times: March • September • October

November in Morocco shines a light on the brilliant nights, from the seascape to the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara desert to the bustling ancient cities. The days shorten in November, bringing with them cooler weather and smaller crowds across the country.

With the dazzling natural beauty of the rolling waves along the west coast and the rolling sand dunes to the east, the dramatic snowcapped peaks to the labyrinth lanes of preserved medinas, you can sample the authentic culture of Morocco, lounge beneath the starlight, or embrace the captivating stories that spring to life in the streets.

Learn more: Morocco Tours & VacationsMorocco Travel Guide

Plan Your Trip for November

People exploring  snowpacked Antarctica


November demonstrates the beauty of nature and displays the grandeur of culture in the heart of fall and spring across the world.

From finding waddling penguins along the Antarctic coastline to uncovering the stories that dance movements tell, from pristine beaches to traditional tea ceremonies, November opens you up to new experiences.

A personalized vacation can bring you new inspiration and ideas, and suggestions from our Trips of a Lifetime sample itineraries or information from Zicasso’s Travel Blog can guide you in finding your next trip.

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