There is nothing more heart-breaking that watching the sunny days of summer slip away from your grasp. It is still dark when you leave for the work in the morning and the cold air feels harsh to your skin. But summer doesn’t have to end just yet. Cheer up; it’s always hot and sunny somewhere in the world. While the Mediterranean is basking in a golden, pre-Christmas glow, rainy season has died up in Africa and South-east Asia. If you want to see how the winter is done, leave behind your soggy days for an epic holiday to some hot destinations to travel in November that offers hours of winter sunshine and warm Temperature.
1. Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is a remarkable mix of innovative architecture, ancient heritage and jaw-dropping natural surroundings. The scorching heat in the city drops to a milder Temperature- ideal for lazying around on the beach or adventure in the desert. It is much more than your average city breaks and has plenty of activities for a fun-filled holiday. If you are a beach lover, there a number of beaches to choose, from family-friendly Corniche and isolated Mirfa to action-packed Yas and picturesque Saadiyat. The Louvre Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque are some other must-visit places in the city.
Average Temperature: 25°C
Things to do: Sightseeing, beach-hopping, desert-safari
Currency: Emirati Arab Dirham
Languages: Arabic, English
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2. Canary Islands
It remains warm and sunny throughout the winter months in the Canary Islands, making them ideal November Holiday Destinations. Travellers have several islands to choose from. The Canaries located over 50 miles from the coast of Africa has a pleasant climate in winter hovering around a very mild 22C Temperature. The weather is great for sunbathing around the pool or the beach. Tenerife is the largest and most popular with some of the most stunning beach resorts – notably Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. Some of the beaches have black sands due to ancient volcanic activity. Gran Canaria is also home to some pretty beaches – Maspalomas, in particular, is quite popular for with its white beach and sand dunes.
Average Temperature: 24.3 °C
Things to do: Beach-hopping, sunbathing, watersports, hiking
Languages: Spanish, English
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Blessed with all year round sunshine, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus is also known as the Island of Aphrodite. Expect around six or seven hours of sunshine a day in the winter months making this destination perfect for enjoying a sunny holiday in November. There are numerous sandy beaches ideal for sunbathing and a varied range of watersports. You will find both luxury resorts, such as Paphos, and small villages that offer a glimpse of the simple life away from the hustle and bustle. If you are travelling with your family, you will enjoy the Coral Bay area with its relaxed atmosphere and plenty of bars and restaurants alongside a beautiful sandy beach. With a wide range of accommodation options suiting every budget, Cyprus could well be the winter getaway you’re looking for!
Average Temperature: 22°C
Things to do: Beach-hopping, watersports, sunbathing
Languages: Greek, Turkish, English
Morocco is another destination that is ideal for a visit during winter when intense summer heat has died down. You will find the average Temperature still around the mid-20s in winter with sunshine for around seven hours a day. The coastal region of Agadir is popular for its luxury resorts with swimming pools, tennis courts and wellness suites. There are also plenty of restaurants serving both international and authentic Moroccan cuisine. Agadir enjoys pleasant weather it November and its beach is sheltered from Atlantic winds. Marrakech is another city that you must explore for its bazaars, souks and historic sightseeing. Another attraction is Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco that has been listed to UNESCO world heritage site since 1987.
Average Temperature: 17°C
Things to do: Sightseeing, shopping
Currency: Moroccan dirham
Languages: Arabic, English
5. Cape Verde
Located off the coast of West Africa in the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Verde consists of a group small islands and enjoys cultural influences from Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and Portugal, offering a unique mix of Caribbean, African and European food experiences to the visitors. Sharing the same climate as that of the Canary Islands, it is slowly developing into a mainstream tourist destination. Travellers will love the unspoilt and stunning beaches of Sal and Boa Vista islands. If you are looking for more than a sunbathing holiday, go hiking on hillsides layered with frozen lava or enjoy water sports like surfing, windsurfing and deep sea fishing.
Average Temperature: 28.3 °C
Things to do: watersports, hiking, beach-hopping
Currency: Cape Verdean escudo
Languages: Portuguese, English
Famous for its fantastic beaches, Barbados is an island that has everything for its visitors. You will not only find here fine powdery sand and brilliant turquoise bays but also splendid nightlife and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed capital. It enjoys a hot tropical climate with rainy season tapering off in November; light showers are still likely on some days. Humidity is high at this time of year but this month marks the end of the official Atlantic hurricane season. You will find little climatic variation across the island depending on its unvaried and flat topography.
Average Temperature: 30.3 °C
Things to do: beach-hopping, clubbing, sunbathing
Currency: Barbados Dollar
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Singapore is a melting pot of cultures and fast becoming one of Asia’s top travel destinations. If you are confused about where to go in November, this is the place to travel. With a tropical rainforest climate, visitors will find the city always hot and humid with chances of rainfall- November is no exception. Temperature reaches around 31.3 ºC with high humidity. However, November marks the beginning of the pre-northeast monsoon season in Singapore which means rainfall increases to an average of 243 mm and cool sea breeze provides relief from the afternoon heat. Singapore is also a haven for food lovers and shopping freaks. Indulge in some ‘me time’ by having a retail therapy.
Average Temperature: 31.3 °C
Things to do: Shopping, sightseeing
Currency: Singapore Dollar
Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil
Surrounded by beautiful clear bays and scenic beaches, Malta is another hot place to visit in November that experiences a temperate climate all year round thanks to its enviable location. Even in November, enjoy seven hours of sun and the Temperature hovering pleasantly around the 20s mark. The island is not crowded with scores of tourists during this month which means lower hotel prices. The UNESCO city of Valletta, coastal resorts Sliema and St. Julian’s, and Marsaskala in the south are some of the best places to stay during November in Malta. Travellers can also explore the option of hiking because of mild weather. Trek through the rural highlands of Malta or scale the dramatic cliffs of nearby Gozo, exploring Malta by foot in November is a great way to experience the different facets of the island.
Average Temperature: 21ºC
Things to do: Sightseeing, hiking, watersports
Languages: Maltese, English
An exciting city to explore, Seoul is just the right mix of comfort and exoticism. The city features exemplary transport and general infrastructure, and you will also find numerous Confucian Temples and cafés for an interesting holiday. Being South Korea’s flourishing capital; the city has been turned into a hi-tech and high-design hub, pulsating with dynamic youth culture. However, visitors will also get to witness the remnants of traditional times in its cobbled streets and classic architecture, flea markets and narrow street- food alleys. November brings out the autumn colours in the city making Seoul’s many parks and hiking trails picture perfect. The mild temperatures and low rainfall offer great opportunities for outdoor activities.
Average Temperature: 12 °C
Things to do: Sightseeing, shopping, clubbing
Languages: Korean, English
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Vietnam is the best-kept secret of South-east Asia and one of the hottest destinations to travel in November for a great holiday. Phu Quoc, Halong Bay and Ho Chi Minh City are some of the most popular places to explore. Get a real taste of local life in Phu Quoc while discovering its numerous beaches, national parks, pearl farms, fishing villages and night markets. Remarkable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam. Whether it is the natural beauty of the place or its cultural complexities, Vietnam impresses its visitors with sublime and compelling experiences. You can also combine Vietnam with a visit to Cambodia to see the famous Temples of Angkor Wat.
Average Temperature: 17 °C
Things to do: Shopping, Safari, hiking, beach-hopping,
Currency: Vietnamese Dong
Cuba is constantly changing and you must visit it before it’s changed forever. The big resorts haven’t covered all the beaches and one can still find the old time-warp romanticism in Havana. One of the Best Places to visit in November, it remains warm and sunny without the touristy crowds that fill out the destination from December to February. From an ever-evolving boutique bar and hotel scene to the colonial charm of Twenties-era Casa Habana, or cocktails at 304 O’Reilly, there is so much to explore and experience. Take time out to the Caribbean shores of Holguín mostly untouched by the crowds and to find small and barefoot beach hotels at affordable prices.
Average Temperature: 24°C
Things to do: Museums, Stroll around Havana Malecon & Old Havana
Currency: Cuban Peso
Home to 365 beaches-one for every day of the year, Antigua is a beach lover’s paradise. Beyond the white sandy beaches and swaying palms, it is an intriguing destination with a rich history and complex culture. With its winding roads and charming villages, travellers will find a distinct English charm to this Caribbean island. Explore the historic district of English Harbour or shop for souvenirs in St. John’s or perhaps enjoy the panoramic view from Shirley Heights. Visitors can also go to its sleepy sister island, Barbuda that has a more relaxed and less touristy feel to it.
Average Temperature: 27.5°C
Things to do: Historic forts, beach-hopping, shopping
Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar
Travellers mostly use Dubai as a stopover destination for flying in and out on Emirates but the city is so much more than that. There is a surprising amount of activities to do here for those who want to spend some time in the city. Dubai is the city where is hot in November with an average of 25°C with little humidity which means perfect for chilling at the beach or sunbathing by the poolside. Dubai is trapped between the old and the new- a place with a conservative culture and old world charm, and a hi-tech hub with malls and high-rise buildings. It is a fascinating, multi-cultural city that promises a sunny and fun-filled holiday, one that won’t break your budget!
Average Temperature: 25°C
Things to do: Visit the Top at Burj Khalifa, Dubai Aquarium, and Dubai Mall
Currency: United Arab Emirates Dirham
Bali is more than a place; it’s a tropical state of mind. A favourite destination for people, the mere mention of the name evokes thoughts of a paradise. From unending idyllic beaches and ancient Temples to terraced rice fields, there is so much to see and experience on this stunning island. With an activity to suit every soul, it feels like a never-ending adventure. Experience activities like surfing, yoga, meditation and hiking on your visit. Go on a delicious food trail or enjoy its amazing nightlife and what’s more, November is the cheapest time to experience all this and much more!
Average Temperature: 27°C
Things to do: Sightseeing, surfing, yoga, meditation and hiking
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah
Languages: Indonesian; Balinese; Balinese Malay; English; Mandarin
With its glittering temples and tropical beaches, Thailand is the travel hub of Southeast Asia. Bangkok is often used as a base for circuit for backpacking around Southeast Asia. Beyond the cluttered cities and towns, you will find the rural heartland which is a mix of rice fields, tropical forests and squat villages. Thai cuisine is adored around the world and a trip to Thailand is a great chance to experience all aspects of its culture, heritage and food. Go on a food trail to Bangkok noodle shacks or explore the seafood pavilions in Phuket, and perhaps eat your heart out at the Burmese market stalls in Mae Sot- Thailand promises an ultimate November Holiday Destination.
Average Temperature: 33.1 °C
Things to do: Sightseeing, beach-hopping, watersports
Currency: Thai Baht
Languages: Isan; Kam Mueang; Pak Tai
With a heady mix of history and contemporary, Athens was the birthplace of democracy, theatre, and Western civilization. Visitors can see a glimpse of its rich history in the city’s architecture which is one of the many reasons for visiting this destination. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Acropolis that is visible from almost every part of the city. The social and cultural life revolves around the landmarks built more than centuries ago. November is a good time to visit Athens as the city experiences autumn with warm weather and a lot of sunshine, quite suited for sightseeing and other outdoor activities.
Average Temperature: 15°C
Things to do: Explore markets, historical monuments and cafes
Languages: Greek, English
Enjoy the Caribbean sun in Jamaica with rum, reggae and plenty of adventures. It is the perfect place to swap minus Temperature and soggy winter weather for ticking off the bucket-list adventures like jungle safari, hiking and mountain-biking. Jamaica is brimming with palm-lined golden beaches, thriving plantations and rugged interiors. The crystal-clear beaches host a wide range of water sports and other activities, from volleyball to deep-sea fishing. Dunn’s river falls near the Ocho Rios is the highlight of the Jamaica national treasure.
Average Temperature: 30ºC
Things to do: Visit Dunn’s River Falls, Rose Hall Great House, Bob Marley Museum & Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios
Currency: Jamaican dollar
Languages: Jamaican Creole, English
18. Puerto Vallarta
With a collection of sandy beaches, trendy restaurants and quaint cobbled streets, Puerto Vallarta happens to be a popular beach destination with a sweltering high Temperature of 31 degree Celsius in November. It is also the start of the dry season which means almost all the activities are open for the visitors. Banderas Bay is the star attraction of the region that boasts of postcard-worthy beaches. Puerto Vallarta also happens to be one of Mexico’s best places for dining, so visitors can eat their heart out around the town, and sip margaritas on the Malecon. November is also time for the Puerto Vallarta gourmet festival that lines up tasting events, themed nights at the local restaurants and cooking demonstrations by professional chefs.
Average Temperature: 25°C
Things to do: zip lining, snorkelling, jungle canopy tour, sunbathing
19. New Zealand
An adventure destination for the free-spirited, New Zealand is action-packed, with extraordinary opportunities for wild swimming, white-water rafting, bungee-jumping, sky-diving and horse-riding. While South Island is popular for its skiing, the hot springs of North Island is pure bliss. You will also find some of the most amazing beaches off the coast of Auckland. Take a couple of days to explore the mammoth national parks and experience dynamic Māori culture. New Zealand has a variety of super lodges in outstanding settings, from remotest locations to rugged mountaintops and lake-side, so enormous and pretty that it’s entirely another level of luxury to experience.
Average Temperature: 17°C
Things to do: White-water rafting, bungee-jumping, sky-diving & horse-riding
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
Famous for its azure waters, powder-white beaches and luxury resorts, if Mauritius is somewhere on your travel bucket list then November is the best time to plan that holiday. Things are just warming up nicely and rainy season is still at least a month away. The average sea temperature is 25 degrees, so make the most of it by indulging in various water sports. Trou aux Biches with its shallow waters is the perfect spot for snorkelling. There are plenty of coral reefs to explore, too. Away from the luxury resorts, there is a mix of different cultures and fishing villages to discover.
Average Temperature: 29°C
Things to do: Snorkelling, hiking, boat-rides to nearby islands
Currency: Mauritian rupee
Languages: English, French, Mauritian Creole