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Where to go in November? Skip the crowd and get the best deals!

So the winter is finally here in Europe & most parts of the world and you are not sure if you want to go. Fear not! Brave the winter to escape from all the crowd and get the best of the deals. Still not convinced on taking a trip during winter? You can alternatively set out to the Caribbean or New Zealand or Mexico. The climate is ideal there and you don’t have to be worried about carrying your layers along. Here is a complete list of places to visit in November.

Picked your destination and waiting to plan? That is why we are there for.

1. New Zealand

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Are you an adventurer who loves exploring the rough terrains around the world? Then New Zealand is totally for you. Highlighted with glacier fjords and ancient rock formations, the country of New Zealand is a popular destination for backpackers and adventure junkies. Do not be worried if you are either of those. New Zealand has a special something for you too. Just rent a car and go zooming along the road. With November being the ideal season to visit New Zealand, your holiday will totally be a memorable one.

Must Read: The Ultimate New Zealand road trip Itinerary

Things to do:

  • Kayak along the Milford Sound.
  • Find your way through the forested hills, sandy beaches, and coastal ridges at the Abel Tasman National Park.
  • Spend a whole day hiking the Tongariro National Park.
  • Experience the wilderness of Mount Cook National Park.
  • Take a tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Festivals: Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival
Average Temperature: 16 – degree Celsius
Season: Shoulder

2. Italy

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Ethereal with its wide range of terrain – from historical landmarks to vineyards to tranquil lakes to rolling hills, there aren’t many inspiring countries like Italy. Be it for romance, history, architecture, or food, Italy is your ideal destination and will satisfy all your travel desires. But what’ special in visiting Italy during November, you ask. The prices are 30% lower and there are more cultural events for you to revel in. While you are there, don’t forget to try out the deadly combination of pizza and wine.

Must Read: The Ultimate Guide to Italy

Things to do:

  • Revel in the masterpiece structure of the Colosseum.
  • Soak in the soothing views of Amalfi Coast.
  • Click pictures for your Instagram at the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Indulge in people watching at the Trevi Fountain.
  • Be blown away by the work of art at Roman Forum.

Festivals: Christmas arrives early in Italy, lookout for Christmas markets!
Average Temperature: 13 – degree Celsius
Season: Low

3. Netherlands

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When you hear Netherlands, it’s easy to just think Amsterdam, red light district and the coffee shop culture. But there’s more than this that the beautiful country has to offer. The vast blooming fields of Tulips, the vintage windmills, and the illuminated canals will surprise you and present you with a whole new side of Netherlands that you haven’t explored before. Discover Netherlands without the buzzing crowd during the chilly November with great deals!

Things to do:

  • Be charmed by the colorful blossoms at the botanical garden of Keukenhof.
  • Explore the ornate museum of Rijksmuseum.
  • Go through the priceless collections at Van Gogh Museum.
  • Pay a visit to the iconic Anne Frank House.
  • Scream in happiness at the fairytale-themed rides and wooden roller coasters at Efteling.

Festivals: Saint Nicholas Parade
Average Temperature: 7 – degree Celsius
Season: Low

4. Hong Kong

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Dazzling with show-stopping skyscrapers and bustling street markets, Hong Kong is where the lights never go out. The densely populated destination is one of the major hubs in Asia and if you are a foodie, then you are in for a treat. The steaming hot dumplings and the dim sums will get you addicted and you’ll never think of leaving Hong Kong. Like, forever! But with plentiful shopping options, historical attractions, and places to go, you will be thoroughly occupied.

Must Read: A truly family affair – vacationing at Hong Kong

Things to do:

  • Go on a family picnic to Hong Kong Disneyland.
  • Be thrilled by the rides at Ocean Park Hong Kong.
  • Zoom away in a cable car at Ngong Ping 360.
  • Admire the huge bronze statue of Tian Tan Buddha.
  • Get a peek at the life-size wax statues at the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

Festivals: Lan Kwai Fong Carnival
Average Temperature: 22 – degree Celsius
Season: High

5. England

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Be it before Brexit or after, England has been drawing tourists in huge numbers. And to the luck of the travelers, the pound prices have dropped significantly after Brexit and the influx of the tourists have even increased since then. But, there is a way for you to splurge in the gothic grandeur of England all alone. Visit the charming country during the month of November. Though it is a little cold, you can still explore all the countries most famed attractions and also be a part of the Guy Fawkes Night. Just remember that to take along some winter clothing!

Things to do:

  • Marvel at the iconic structure of Big Ben.
  • Check out the legendary neolithic monument of Stonehedge.
  • Soak in the luxury at the Buckingham Palace.
  • Go cycling along the Lake District National Park.
  • Take a tour of the Windsor castle.

Festivals: Guy Fawkes Night
Average Temperature: 10 – degree Celsius
Season: Low

6. Antigua and Barbuda

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Decorated with palm-fringed enamel blue beaches and flashy yachts, Antigua and Barbuda is where you can spend a relaxed holiday. Nicknamed the ‘Land of 365 beaches’, the salty & the glamorous country with its historical footprints can be explored at your own pace. And to escape from the crowd and to get your hands on the best of the deals, visit Antigua and Barbuda in November.

Things to do:

  • Wander around the cultural heritage site of Nelson’s Dockyard.
  • Drift away in a cruise at the Falmouth Harbour.
  • Get closer to the history of Antigua and Barbuda at Museum of Antigua and Barbuda.
  • Unwind at the 18th-century landmark of Fort James.
  • Hike the Mount Obama for breathtaking views.

Festivals: Everyday in Antigua and Barbuda is like a festival.
Average Temperature: 27 – degree Celsius
Season: Shoulder

7. Mexico

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Fascinating with its culture and history, Mexico is a vibrant country that receives millions of visitors every year. Thanks to the vibrancy and the energy, the country carries – elevated by the stunning architecture in place. And remember the vibe is contagious and it doesn’t take you much to get along with the groove. So dance in the bustling nightclubs and taste some delicious Mexican food. Added advantage of visiting Mexico during November is the sunny weather and the low prices.

Things to do:

  • Take an interesting walk across the archaeological site of Tulum.
  • Spend an exhausting day at Xcaret Park.
  • Gaze at the fabulous views from the historical site of Coba.
  • Swim with the dolphins at Xel-Ha Park.
  • Visit the inspiring temple of El Castillo, Chichen Itza.

Festivals: Day of the Dead
Average Temperature: 25 – degree Celsius
Season: Low

8. Cayman Islands

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Have you heard of the term ‘Exploring on the go’, the Cayman Islands is the perfect place where you can actually do it. Sail around in a cruise-ship, say ‘hello’ to your friends with fins, and take the plunge into the water to swim along with the stingrays. Mind you the greatest secrets of Cayman Islands are below the sea. When you had enough of the fascinating underwater experience, revel in the warm hospitality of Cayman Islands.

Things to do:

  • Befriend a Stingray at the Stingray City.
  • Glance through the varied variety of flora and fauna at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.
  • Indulge in bird feeding and swim along with the turtles at the Cayman Turtle Farm.
  • Get lost in the Mastic Trail.
  • Say ‘hello’ to the colorful starfish at the Starfish Point.

Festivals: Pirate Festival
Average Temperature: 27 – degree Celsius
Season: Low

9. Haiti

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Floating on the Caribbean Sea, Haiti is a country of verdant valleys, pine-covered mountains, and azure beaches. Though not an exclusive vacationing destination, a trip across the bay of Haiti will be a soothing experience and the ideal time to visit the country is during the month of November. Plus you have the countrywide famous festival of Fet Hede. Did I also tell you, Haitians are some of the most friendly people around and you won’t find it hard to get along.

Things to do:

  • Go zip-lining at Labadee.
  • Lose yourselves to the amazing views from the historical fortress of Citadelle Laferrière.
  • Learn the Haitian history and culture at Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien.
  • Get lost at the Sans-Souci Palace.
  • Laze around the lake of Etang Saumâtre.

Festivals: Fet Hede
Average Temperature: 29 – degree Celsius
Season: High

10. Oman

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Boasting of a rich heritage and ancient masterpieces, the otherworldly terrain of Oman is also one of the less explored destinations. From long coastlines to jiggering mountains to undulating deserts, the natural beauty of Oman is something that is in abundance and deserves to be explored to the fullest. Not to forget the age-old traditions and cultural extravagance on offer. Your ideal way to get the best out of Oman is by visiting the country during the high season of November.

Things to do:

  • Explore the magnificent Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
  • Ride on a camel in the Wahiba Sands.
  • Enjoy the fascinating views from the historical structure of Nizwa Fort.
  • Trek the mountain of Jebel Shams and set up camp.
  • Catch a live musical show at the Royal Opera House Muscat.

Festivals: Islamic New Year
Average Temperature: 26 – degree Celsius
Season: High

Could not find your favorite destination on the list of places to visit in November but still want to plan a trip? Here you go!