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Best Places to Travel in November

Many of us travel in November for Thanksgiving but everyone is usually heading home. Since our whole family lives in Los Angeles, we always know we will be staying put for Thanksgiving. Come Friday though, we are eager to take advantage of a 3 day weekend, which is why you’ll find a few destinations at the end that are perfect for a short trip. If you love to travel, and you have the time, there are some killer bucket list destinations that are truly the places to be in November.

Best places to travel in November 

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree & Palm Springs

Joshua Tree is the 11th most visited US National Park. The temperature is perfect in November for hiking and the most spectacular star gazing. Nearby Palm Springs with fun restaurants and midcentury decor adds a completely different spin to your desert getaway. Enjoy the perfect California weather with some time by the pool. Hotel: Parker Palm Springs

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Best Places to Travel in November Hawaii


Hawaii is always a good idea and the weather is pretty similar year round. November is considered to be the rainiest, cheapest, and least crowded month but we went to Maui one year to celebrate Thanksgiving with our whole family and never saw one drop of rain. Kauai is another family favorite with the incredible Waimea Canyon and beautiful Poipu beaches. November is also the beginning of Big Wave surfing season at north shore Oahu. Catch of of the Pro surfing events at the end of the month. Hotel: Turtle Bay Resort


November is the Bahamas sweet spot. It’s after hurricane season and before the holiday rush. For anyone living on the east coast, it’s a quick jump over to paradise. If you head to the Exuma Islands, you can go swimming with pigs or sharks, snorkel at Thunderball Grotto, relax on a perfect white sand beach or kick back and grab a drink with locals. There are also great dive sites in the Bahamas and Caribbean overall. Hotel: Grand Isle Resort & Spa or Sandals All Inclusive Resort

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November is the perfect time to see the Northern Lights, the beginning of ice cave season and catch the Icelandic music scene at the Iceland Airwaves Festival November 6-9, 2019. In November the average temperature is 40°, which makes it cold enough for ice caves to be safe but warm enough that you won’t be completely freezing. Plan your visit around a new moon for best views of the aurora and stay for 3-4 days to maximize your chance of seeing them. Hotel: Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre

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Best Places to Travel in November Chiang Mai Lantern Festival
Photo by John Shedrick

Chiang Mai

Yi Peng, the biggest Lantern Festival in the world, will be celebrated October 31 & November 1, 2020 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The photos of lanterns being released into the sky by thousand of people at once are stunning have had this on my bucket list for a long time. While visiting Chiang Mai, you should definitely visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. You can play and swim with these amazing elephants that have been rescued from the tourism industry. Adventure seekers can go ziplining and foodies can learn how to make delectable dishes at a Thai cooking class. Chiang Mai is just one wonderful location a 10 day Thailand itinerary. Hotel: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Slow travel is all the rage and I can’t think of a better place to live in the moment than Buenos Aires. This city is all about experiencing the joys in life. The Argentine polo season kicks off in November. This is the birthplace of Nacho Figueras after all. Ladies, if you don’t know who he is, google NOW! Enjoy the cafe culture, take in the beautiful architecture, spend some time at the museum or theater. Better yet, venture out for a delicious Argentinean steak dinner after your sultry Tango lesson. Spring has sprung in Argentina. There are also great things to do with kids. Enjoy! Hotel: Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt 

Best Places to Travel in November Patagonia


November is the end of the shoulder season in Patagonia. You’ll get all the beautiful flowers, plenty of picturesque snow capped peaks and lighter crowds that aren’t arriving until December. The weather will be a little on the chilly side in the 50-60s, which is perfect for hiking in Torres del Paine National Park. This natural paradise offers so many exciting things to see on both the Chilean and Argentinean sides from glaciers, incredible blue lakes and even colonies of penguins. Hotel: Explora Patagonia – All Inclusive

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Best Places to Travel in November Sydney Opera House


Flying into Sydney takes your breath away. That first glimpse of the world’s prettiest harbor is only a preview of the wonderful city below. In November, spending 3 days in Sydney at the end of Spring, you can hit the world famous beaches, enjoy festivals like Return to Rio, climb the famous Sydney Harbor Bridge and attend an event at the Opera House. You can even catch the beginning of a summer Christmas season down under. Hotel: Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

New Zealand November

New Zealand

While New Zealand is an incredible destination year round, Spring and specifically November is the absolute best time to visit. There are so many things to do that a Campervanning New Zealand is the ideal way to explore. From the small town of Paihia at the top of the North Island to Stewart Island off the Southernmost tip, there is adventure and beauty everywhere. Don’t miss Milford Sound, Glacier County, Rotorua, Queenstown, Auckland and of course the beaches and cute towns. Hotel: Eichardt’s Private Hotel

Best Places to Travel in November Pyramids of Giza


Step back in time to the land of Pharaohs and pyramids. We were lucky enough to do this trip of a lifetime in October and would definitely recommend Egypt as one of the best places to travel in November when the weather cools a little. Egypt is filled with more incredible monuments than anywhere we’ve ever been. Make sure you get to Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. One of the best ways to enjoy the sights from Luxor to Aswan is a nile cruise on the Oberoi, the ultimate in luxury. Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

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Israel can be oppressively warm in summer and chilly in winter. Due to that many people visit in Spring and Fall and prices can be unbelievably expensive. November is a great time to beat the heat and the prices. With temperatures in the 70-80s, you can hit the beaches in Tel Aviv, shop in the old town of Jaffa, see the Western Wall and Temple Mount in Jerusalem. float in the Dead Sea and head south to Ein Gedi and the Red Sea. Hotel: The Setai or The Vera

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  • Reply
    Merel van Poorten
    November 7, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    This is such a great list! Many of the places are deinitely on my bucketlist!

    x Merel

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      November 18, 2019 at 10:01 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it!

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    Marina W
    November 7, 2019 at 8:43 am

    I’m Just dying to go to the Bahamas xx
    I am loving the vibe of this post 🙂 Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    – Marina W

    • Reply
      November 7, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Allie Mackin
    November 5, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Oh these do sound good! But for a 4 day weekend I will most likely hoping down to Florida. Though this year I will be staying put.

    Allie of

    • Reply
      November 6, 2019 at 8:35 pm

      Florida would be really nice for a long weekend in November.

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    November 5, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    These are all incredibel places. I hope I will visit them one day.

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      November 6, 2019 at 8:36 pm

      There are so many amazing places to visit in this world.

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    November 5, 2019 at 11:50 am

    The lantern fesitval in Chiang Mai looks so beautiful and romantic. This definitely goes onto my list! And look at that white sandy beach at the Bahamas, gosh I need a beach vacay again urgently lol.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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      November 5, 2019 at 2:16 pm

      I completely agree. I’ve wanted to go to the lantern festival forever. Next year for sure!

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    November 5, 2019 at 7:54 am

    This is such a great roundup dear. Iceland is just breathtaking.

    Jessica |

    • Reply
      November 5, 2019 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you. Iceland is one of those places to visit at different seasons for a completely different, equally amazing trips.

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    Michelle Tucker
    November 4, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    These are all such great ideas. Too bad the kids are in school in November!!

    • Reply
      November 5, 2019 at 12:12 am

      I know, right!

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    November 4, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I’d love to go to Iceland and bring my dog, who’s an Icelandic Sheepdog, lol.

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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      November 4, 2019 at 8:49 pm

      How funny! They have the best sheep and horses in Iceland. Your dog would have friends 😉

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    Kelli Nordhus
    November 4, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Seriously! Your descriptions and your photos are just outstanding! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • Reply
      November 4, 2019 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks so much Kelli!

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    November 4, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    wow! All thee places are beautiful, would love to visit them all.

    The Style Fanatic

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      November 4, 2019 at 7:25 pm

      While I was making the list, I was ready to hop on a plane 😂

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