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Best Places to Visit in November 2024: Insiders Guide

November invites a perfect escape: from tranquil Mexican beaches to New York's autumnal charm, Lisbon's culture, Morocco's exotic allure, Antigua's serene beaches, Japan's vibrant autumn, and Egypt's ancient wonders. Your unforgettable November awaits!

Best Places to Visit in November 2024: Insiders Guide

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Whether you are looking for a city break or some winter sun, November is a great month to enjoy a break. Take advantage of better rates, good weather and less crowds and explore a new place. Read below for our top suggestions.  

Whether you are looking for a city break or some winter sun, November is a great month to enjoy a nice holiday. Take advantage of better rates, good weather and less crowds and explore a new place. These are our top suggestions:  


November in Mexico means the beaches and towns are yours to enjoy without the summer chaos. Cancun and Tulum’s sun gives you a mixture of tranquillity and the most beautiful views. Perfect if you need to recharge batteries and get some vitamin D.

There are a lot of great hotels to choose from that offer all-inclusive packages so your holiday is hassle-free. If you prefer to visit small towns, Mexico is also the perfect destination. Look into Tepoztlán, Todos Santos, Bacalar, Oaxaca and Taxco. You can also combine a resort stay with a day trip to one of these!

Mexico is one of those trips where you just want to lay back, loosen up and soak up the sun and local customs without the usual crowds.     


Be Tulum Beach & Spa Resort, a Design Boutique Hotel Tulum, Mexico
Be Hotel Tulum

BeTulum Hotel

BeTulum Hotel, located in the picturesque area of Tulum, Mexico, serves as a peaceful retreat for those looking to escape the everyday hustle. Positioned right on the beach, this upscale resort combines simplicity with luxury, providing guests with a serene environment and high-quality service.

It's the perfect spot for relaxation and indulgence, offering delicious dining options and breathtaking views. With its focus on elegant simplicity and comfort, BeTulum ensures a memorable experience for anyone wanting to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean coast.


Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Hyatt Ziva Cancun is an all-inclusive resort located in Cancun, Mexico, offering guests an unlimited experience of food, drinks, and activities all included in the room rate. Situated on a beautiful beach, this resort is perfect for anyone looking to have fun under the sun with plenty of options for relaxation and adventure.

With its stunning ocean views and luxurious amenities, guests can enjoy the ultimate vacation without worrying about extra costs. Hyatt Ziva Cancun provides a memorable getaway with its friendly service, delicious dining choices, and exciting entertainment, making it an ideal choice for travellers of all ages.

Oaxaca, Mexico

Quinta Real Oaxaca

Quinta Real Oaxaca

Nestled in a region rich in history and culture, Quinta Real Oaxaca mixes old-world charm with modern-day luxuries.

Todos Santos, Mexico

Guaycura Boutique Hotel Beach Club & Spa 

Guaycura Boutique Hotel Beach Club & Spa 

Guaycura Boutique Hotel Beach Club & Spa is located in a 19th century red brick historic building in the heart of Todos Santos

New York

Autumn in New York is a literal painting. Central Park explodes with autumn hues as the leaves fall from the trees while the city itself has plenty of activities to offer. It’s an ideal moment to visit for walks in the park and to absorb the Big Apple’s unique charm without the crazy amount of tourists around christmas and summer. If you want to feel the autumn spirit even more here are a lot of apple farms in upstate new york where you can spend a day apple pickling, get a drink and have a nice lunch.

The Ritz Carlton New York NYC, USA | OutThere magazine
Ritz Carlton


The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park reimagines luxury in Midtown Manhattan, drawing inspiration from the sights, sounds, and colors of Central Park.

The Carlyle

The Carlyle

A bastion of Upper East Side sophistication known for impeccable service and privacy

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a beautiful city year around but there is something about the spring and autumn there. In November the sun is still setting late compared to the majority of other countries. The temperature is still nice and the sun shining. After the summer the town slows down and neighbourhoods become easier to explore. You will almost feel like you have the city to yourself. This capital is one of our top recommendations for it’s amazing prices, vibrant people and beautiful views.

Sublime Lisbon Hotel

Sublime Lisbon

Located in the heart of the Amoreiras neighborhood next to one of Lisbon’s most privileged arteries, surrounded by historical buildings, charming gardens, museums, historical monuments.

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz

Located in the heart of Lisbon, our historic Hotel wears the cultural heart and soul of Portugal on its sleeve.


Visiting Iceland this time of the year is the equivalent to entering into a fairy tale land. The sky gets painted with Northern lights for a bucket list worthy moment. Take a dip into the  gorgeous hot springs, we are sure it will make you forget about the cold. If you enjoy a more adventurous activity, book a tour around a volcano.  Iceland has a lot to offer so grab your favourite woollen sweater and winter outfit and get ready to visit a place where fire and ice meet. 

Reykjavik Edition

Reykjavik Edition Hotel

The hotel is the perfect jumping off point for exploring the wonders of the region, with the renowned Blue Lagoon within driving distance and the Northern Lights visible in the city during the winter solstice.

101 Hotel

101 Hotel

101 hotel reykjavík is a sleek boutique hotel set in a former office block on a busy corner of downtown reykjavik


November has its own charm in Morocco. The temperatures are ideal as you are avoiding the intense summer heat. Marrakech’s bazaars explode with colour while Fez’s old streets beckon wanderers. Since this is the low tourism season you can immerse yourself fully in the vivid culture, try out the local cuisine, and experience the special feel of this North African jewel. You will feel like you were transported to a different world.

Marrakech, Morocco

Nobu Hotel Marrakech

Nobu Hotel Marrakech

Where rich heritage meets Nobu’s contemporary flair, Nobu Hotel Marrakech is perfectly situated in the fashionable ‘Golden Triangle.

Mamounia Hotel

Mamounia Hotel

True to its singular identity, La Mamounia is constantly reinventing itself, fashioning a unique magic woven of elegance and exception.

Fes, Morocco

Riad Fes

Riad Fes

For 20 years, we have been at the service of our clients to help them discover Moroccan traditions in this luxurious and comfortable setting.


Escaping the cold weather and dancing salsa under the Caribbean sun is the best thing to do during November. You can enjoy your days sunbathing by the beach or exploring the vibrant towns. The historic sites of Havana come alive while warm Cuban hospitality makes you feel like you're home. Cubans cuisine is amazing so don't forget to check out a local restaurant. If you are a cigar fan you can do a factory tour and even buy some to yake home with you.  

Havana, Cuba

Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, Havana, Cuba - Hotel Review | Condé  Nast Traveler
Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana

Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana

The first luxury hotel in the country, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski is ideally located in the heart of Old Havana, surrounded by the main UNESCO World Heritage buildings of this captivating city.

LA POSADA DE CHACÓN - Updated 2024 Reviews (Havana, Cuba)
La Posada de Chacon

La Posada de Chacon

La Posada de Chacón is a new Boutique Hotel located in the heart of historic Old Havana.

Cayo Guillermo, Cuba

Kempinski Resort 

The first non-all-inclusive beach resort in Cuba, the Cayo Guillermo Kempinski Resort opened in 2020 and has set a new bar in terms of luxury and sophistication. 


November offers explorers springtime when they visit Argentina. In Buenos Aires the weather is just right and the streets display its romantic side through tango shows that you can enjoy alongside a fantastic dinner. It’s one of the best cities for price/quality ratio of restaurants and bars offering options to everyone but especially meat lovers. Go on an adventure through the diverse landscapes from Patagonia and live a once in a lifetime experience. 

Buenos Aires

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Discover the ultimate in luxury at Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires. Located in the traditional neighbourhood of Recoleta, our elevated two-building complex seamlessly merges the uniqueness of an aristocratic palace with upscale contemporary design.

Four Seasons

Four Seasons

Set in the exclusive Recoleta neighbourhood, Four Seasons is a combination of an early-20th-century mansion and a contemporary high-rise, offering the best of modern comfort with European-style glamour.


Tierra Patagonia

Tierra Patagonia hotel

Emerging beside craggy mountains and the glistening Lake Sarmiento in Torres del Paine National Park, the Tierra Patagonia hotel weaves itself into the landscape with subtle style, blending into the magnificence of the region


As November unfolds in Japan, it transforms into a tapestry of colours creating a movie-like scenery. Kyoto’s cherry blossoms and Tokyo’s bustling streets make for a completely unique travel experience. Engage with the culture, have a traditional tea ceremony, and make memories in a country where the balance of tradition and modernity is effortlessly perfect.


Hotel Seiryu Kyoto Kiyomizu

Hotel Seiryu Kyoto Kiyomizu

The Hotel Seiryu Kyoto Kiyomizu, located on the lush hillside of Higashiyama, offers you a comfortable stay and the stunning panorama of the city of Kyoto.


Aman Tokyo

Aman Tokyo

From the heights of the Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo tempers urban dynamism with a profound atmosphere of serenity.


When the cold gets too much, run away to Antigua and enjoy its turquoise waters in November. Fewer tourists around mean beaches can become your own (almost) private territory. Just sit back, relax and enjoy life on this relaxed Caribbean island. The kind of escape that makes time slow down. Bring a good book and take pleasure in doing nothing other than sunbathing, swimming and enjoying some amazing meals.

Hermitage Bay

Hermitage Bay

A luxury boutique resort nestled on the hillside of a hidden, sandy bay, where the scent of fragrant frangipani fills the air.

Curtain Bluff

Curtain Bluff

Tucked away on a rocky promontory on Antigua’s south side, Curtain Bluff coaxes visitors from life’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pace into a tranquil and enchanting island paradise.


November is the best time to explore Egypt’s ancient wonders. Fewer tourists and nice weather will allow you to have the best experience. Visit The Pyramids of Giza, go on the Nile River on a luxury cruise or adventure yourself on a desert tour if you want to get an insight into our past. Definitely an activity type of holiday but you will make memories that will last you a lifetime.

Rixos Premium Magawish Suites & Villas

Rixos Premium Magawish Suites & Villas

Nestled between the intense turquoise waters of the Red Sea and the endless pristine sandy beach is the Rixos Premium Magawish.

The Chedi

The Chedi

This dazzling beachfront hideaway offers guests 82 elegant rooms and suites within its timeless façade

Best November Stays: The Conclusion

  • Best for Winter Sun in November: Mexico stands out for its tranquil beaches and beautiful views in Cancun and Tulum, perfect for recharging and soaking up vitamin D with less crowd and all-inclusive hotel options like Be Tulum Hotel and Hyatt Ziva Cancun.
  • Best November City Break: New York offers a unique charm with Central Park in full autumn mode and fewer tourists, making it ideal for those wanting to experience the Big Apple's beauty without the usual crowds. Luxury stays like The Ritz-Carlton and The Carlyle enhance the experience.
  • Best for Culture and History: Lisbon, Portugal, with its beautiful weather, amazing prices, and vibrant atmosphere in November, is perfect for exploring neighbourhoods and enjoying the city almost to yourself. The Sublime Lisbon and Four Seasons Hotel Ritz are top accommodation choices.
  • Best for Adventure: Iceland is like stepping into a fairy tale with the Northern Lights and hot springs. It's ideal for those seeking a mix of adventure and relaxation in a stunning, frosty landscape. The Reykjavik Edition Hotel offers a great base for exploration.
  • Best for Exotic Flair: Morocco offers a unique blend of culture, cuisine, and vivid experiences in Marrakech and Fez, with ideal temperatures in November. Nobu Hotel Marrakech and Riad Fes highlight luxury with local charm.
  • Best for Beach Relaxation: Antigua provides a serene Caribbean escape with turquoise waters and nearly private beaches. Resorts like Hermitage Bay and Curtain Bluff offer luxurious, relaxing stays.
  • Best for Immersive Experience: Japan transforms with autumn colors, offering a unique blend of tradition and modernity in Kyoto and Tokyo. The Hotel Seiryu Kyoto Kiyomizu and Aman Tokyo are recommended for a memorable stay.
  • Best for Exploring Ancient Wonders: Egypt is ideal in November for exploring the Pyramids of Giza and enjoying the Nile River without the crowds. The Rixos Premium Magawish and The Chedi offer luxurious accommodations for a memorable holiday.

Now it is up to you to decide where to escape this November with a diverse array of destinations that promise to captivate your senses and allow you to make unforgettable memories. Take advantage of the low tourism season and immerse yourself into a new culture without having to be surrounded by chaos.  

Explore the vibrant colours, sounds and flavours of Marrakech, Cuba and Argentina. Relax and sunbathe on the breathtaking beaches in Mexico and Antigua. Get lost in new cities like Lisbon, New York, Tokyo and reykjavik.

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Hugo Cannon BSc is the founder & CEO of Velloy on a mission to build the #1 private travel club worldwide. He writes across travel, dining, product reviews & general lifestyle categories.