Where to go on holiday in November and spend little

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Choosing to spend a holiday in November is undoubtedly a clever move to enjoy some of the most beautiful corners of the world at more than affordable prices. Temperatures are still very pleasant in countries such as Italy, Spain and Portugal, and very hot in destinations such as Egypt, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, perfect destinations for those who want an out of season bath in total relaxation. In this guide we will show you the best destinations to spend a holiday in November in fabulous places and, at the same time, save some money!


  1. In Italy
  2. In Europe
  3. In the world
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Post COVID19 travel advice
If you are planning a trip, make sure you are in line with safety measures. Follow government guidelines and only return to travel when the green light is given. Prefer natural and perhaps non-mass destinations, and in general promote local tourism: discover the wonders of your city, your region and your state. Try to avoid long-haul travel and at most choose destinations reachable with a few hours of flight.

In Italy

1 - Rome, Italy

The Eternal City that shines with a light and a unique personality, endowed with an incredible artistic, cultural and historical charm. Rome manages to conquer everyone with its magnificent things to see, from the Colosseum to the Imperial Forums, from the imposing altare della patria to the splendid Trevi Fountain. And then you, the wonderful St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, with its unmistakable square.

Lose yourself in its narrow streets, between a plate of carbonara pasta and a sweet and refreshing grattachecca, between Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo and along Via dei Condotti, up to the Spanish Steps. And what about the enchanting scenery of Villa Borghese? Simply wonderful, even in autumn, of course, where many events are always held with exhibitions, exhibitions and musical events. The most important celebration is November 1st, the Christian feast of All Saints.

To discover the best of the Eternal City while saving on entrance costs to attractions and on transport, we recommend the purchase of the Rome Pass for 48 or 72 hours.

  • Low cost flight: starting from € 40,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 55,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 228,85 per person -

2 - Palermo, Italy

Palermo is a whirlwind of Mediterranean culture, characterized by art, good food and spectacular nature, an ancient meeting point between Phoenicians, Arabs, Romans, Greeks, Spaniards and Normans.
Among the attractions not to be missed we point out the Norman Palace with the Palatine Chapel, the Martorana church with its Byzantine mosaics, Fontana Pretoria, the Catacombs of the Capuchins, the Teatro Massimo, the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia and many other magnificent historical attractions.
A visit to the famous markets of Vucciria, Ballarò, il Capo is not to be missed.

In November you can attend the Sugar Night, dedicated above all to the little ones; In fact, it was once believed that on the night between 1 and 2 November the deceased brought gifts to the children, a tradition that is still celebrated today with lots of entertainment and stalls along the streets of the city. Another event is the Morgana Festival, dedicated to the nice puppet theater.

To move easily in the city center and among the attractions of major tourist interest, it is advisable to purchase a day ticket for the hop on hop off tourist bus.

  • Low cost flight: starting from € 45,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 177,22 per person -

3 - Bologna, Italy

Lively and unmissable capital of Emilia Romagna, stands out for its famous food and wine tradition and tourist attractions. Among the things to see, Piazza Maggiore with the beautiful Fountain of Neptune and the historic buildings that overlook it, such as Palazzo d'Accursio, Palazzo dei Banchi and Palazzo Podestà, are not to be missed; then we find via dell'Indipendenza with many shops and boutiques, the Basilica of San Petronio and Santo Stefano and, last but not least, the symbol of the city, the Torre degli Asinelli with its 498 steps.
Between long walks under the characteristic arcades, a stop with Bolognese lasagna, tigelle and mortadella, a holiday in Bologna is guaranteed!

  • Low cost flight: starting from € 44,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 48,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 253,42 per person -

4 - Ferrara, Emilia Romagna

Although Ferrara is often shrouded in fog in November, it is a very charming city with many things to offer even in gray weather.
Among the things not to be missed are the buildings erected in the Renaissance of the Este including the Estense Castle, the Cathedral and the Palazzo dei Diamanti, seat of the Pinacoteca and a place where important exhibitions are often set up.
Don't forget to visit Piazza Municipio with the beautiful monumental staircase and to go to the Jewish ghetto.
Finally, stroll along Via delle Volte in the evening when the lanterns turn on that give this place mystery and charm.

  • Flights to Bologna (43 km) from € 56,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 52,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 258,00 per person -
  • private walking tour with local guide guided walking tour among the treasures of the city

5 - Naples, Campania

Autumn is the ideal time to visit Naples because the climate is still mild, perfect for walking in the historic center and if you are lucky it allows you to take a last dip in the sea.
Among the most interesting historical places are the Royal Palace and the Maschio Angioino, a th century building, Piazza del Plebiscito and the Monastery of Santa Chiara.
To admire the panorama the most suitable places are Parco del Virgiliano overlooking the sea on the promontory of Posillipo and Castel Sant'Elmo.

Do not miss the visit of underground Naples that allows you to admire the Roman city, the medieval one and that of today that coexist on layers of tuff. Towards the end of November, then, the Neapolitan capital comes alive with Christmas markets and the street of the cribs of San Gregorio Armeno shines in all its glory.

Once you have visited the city you could get married in the surroundings, taking advantage of comfortable daily tours to visit places such as Pompeii and Herculaneum, Vesuvius and the Amlfi Coast.

  • starting from € 35,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 247,00 per person -

In Europe

1 - Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon shines with an infinite beauty made of sea, art and tradition: considered among the most beautiful capitals of Europe for the great charm that its characteristic neighborhoods, squares and alleys give off, as well as for its splendid monuments, castles and panoramic terraces. Do not miss the Sao Jorge Castle, the Alfama district, the Jeronimos Monastery and the Park of Nations where you will find the beautiful aquarium, the Oceananarium.

To save time and money, we recommend purchasing the 24, 48 or 72 hour Lisbon Card, which includes free entry to many attractions and discounts for various points of interest.

In November you can participate in the Festa de São Marti (San Martino), on the 11th of the month, in which the maturation of the wine is celebrated. In the past, the celebration coincided precisely with the first day when you could drink the first glass of new wine.

  • Low cost flight: starting from € 50,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 32,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 243,00 per person -

2 - London, UK

London in autumn turns into a magical city made of pre-Christmas lights and atmospheres. Shopping streets like Piccadilly Circus and Camden Town are bustling with tourists, and finding fish and chip pubs is a breeze.
From Big Ben to Tower Bridge, from Buckingam Palace to Westminster to the most famous museums in the world, such as the National Gallery and the British Museum, London will never cease to amaze you with its must-see attractions.

In November, you can attend Bonfire Night, where the Dust Plot is celebrated with wonderful fireworks, the Lord Mayor's Show with music and acrobats, Commemoration Sunday in honor of war dead on Armistice Day, and London Jazz Festival.

  • Low cost flight: starting from € 20,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 35,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 278,13 per person -

3 - Athens, Greece

Athens is considered the real beating heart of Greece, thanks to the presence of the most important and ancient monuments dating back to the th century BC: the symbol par excellence of classical civilization with its inestimable and immense historical and cultural heritage.

Don't miss the Parthenon and the Acropolis and at its foot, the agora, and Plaka, a traditional neighborhood where you can stroll in total relaxation among typical shops selling clothing, ceramics and jewelry, and between restaurants and taverns open until late.

  • Low cost flight: starting from € 50,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 40,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 218,42 per person -

4 - Madrid, Spain

Madrid stands out among the most beautiful and interesting European capitals for beauty, fun and history. There is no shortage of art and things to see in Madrid, quite the opposite. Among the stops of your journey you cannot miss the Prado Museum where the works of Goya are kept, Velàsquez other Spanish artists, the Reina Sofia with the famous Guernica by Picasso, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, all three forming the so-called "Triangle gold "of the museums (don't forget to buy tickets in advance for priority entrance, otherwise you will be stuck in line for hours).

Between tapas in Puerta del Sol and Plaza Major, you will always find a reason to go out and have fun. On Sundays, after a stroll in the Buen Retiro Park, enjoy some shopping at the typical El Rastro flea market.

In November there is the Festival de Otoño dedicated to the performing arts, the International Jazz Festival, Horse Week and many others including concerts, fairs and sporting events.

  • Low cost flight: starting from € 49,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 51,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 393,98 per person -

5 - Budapest, Hungary

November is a great time to visit Budapest as both the New Wine and Cheese Festival and the Wamp, the design market take place.
Beyond these events during the day the temperatures are not very rigid yet and allow you to visit the city and its beauties.

Do not miss the walk along the beach of the Kopaszi park, a visit to the Chain Bridge, the St. Stephen's Basilica, the beautiful Buda Castle which houses the Hungarian National Gallery, the Opera House and the Parliament.
Among the most panoramic points we point out the Fishermen's Bastion, a belvedere that offers splendid views.
And if wandering around the city has made you cold, you can go and warm up in the beautiful spas of Budapest, for which we recommend the advance purchase of the priority entrance ticket.

  • Climate and temperatures: in November the maximum temperatures are around 9 °, the minimum can reach 4 °
  • starting from € 95,00-
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 258,00 per person -
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6 - Barcelona, ​​Spain

November is a great month to visit Barcelona as there are fewer tourists and especially in the city it is possible to attend various events.
For the Ponte dei Morti there is the famous "Castanyada" where sweets based on chestnuts are offered; then the Jazz Festival is celebrated throughout the month and from the last week of November the Christmas markets are set up in Placa Catalunya.

Enjoy the city strolling down the Rambla, admire the famous Sagrada Familia, the Cathedral and the many works of Gaudi. If the weather is nice, sit in a bar along the Barceloneta or indulge your palate at the Boqueria, the famous Barcelona market and in the evening experience the nightlife in the Barrio Gotico. Before leaving, do not forget to take the Barcelona Card, to enjoy unlimited public transport and free access to 25 museums and attractions.

  • starting from € 19,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 46,00 per room -
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 377,00 per person -

7 - Warsaw, Poland

The Polish capital turns into a welcoming city in autumn-winter with various proposals.
From early November, Zimowy Narodowy opens, a winter city inside the Warsaw National Stadium with ice rinks, skateparks, and gastronomic areas.

Along the Vistula, however, the Rejs coffee club has a heated tent where concerts and events are organized.
During your stay we suggest you visit the Palace of Culture and Science, the Old Town with numerous Baroque and Neoclassical palaces and the New Town with the famous Barbican. Among the monuments not to be missed we also mention the Royal Castle, the Grodzka Tower and the Astronomical Observatory dedicated to Copernicus. You can visit them all on a comfortable Hop-on Hop-off bus tour.

  • starting from € 82,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 208,00 per person -

8 - Prague, Czech Republic

With the onset of cold weather, Prague comes alive with "indoor" events as well in November it is possible to attend the week of Science and Technology (first week of November), the parades for San Martino (11 November), the Chocolate Festival (mid-November) and the Czech design fair (late November-early December).

At the turn of November and December, various Christmas markets are set up in strategic points of the city.
In addition to the various events, Prague deserves to be fully experienced by visiting the Mala Strana district, the Charles Bridge from which you can enjoy a splendid view, the Castle and the Staromestske Namesti, the square with several historic buildings and the astronomical clock. Prague also offers visitors the opportunity to save on attractions, tours and shows, thanks to the Prague Card, a convenient and highly recommended pass that can be valid for 2, 3 or 4 days.

  • starting from € 75,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 35,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 305,00 per person -
  • Tickets for Lobkowicz Palace and Prague Castle Jewish Quarter with admission tickets

9 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

While Amsterdam blooms in spring, the city stays awake in November and lights up late.
During the first days of the month, in fact, many museums remain open until 2 in the morning while leaving from the end of November Amsterdam has been filled with a glittering atmosphere thanks to the Festival of Lights.

During your stay, we suggest you take a short cruise through the canals to get to the floating flower market.
If the day is gloomy, visit the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, and go shopping in the De Pijp district or the Negen Straatjes area. Finally, in the evening you can drink a good beer in some pubs, enter the famous coffee shops or visit the red light district.

Do not forget to buy the GVB public transport pass, which with a few euros allows you to travel unlimited on all trams, buses, ferries and metros (day and night).

  • starting from € 99,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 58,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 428,00 per person -
  • cruise along the canals of the city Red Light District: walking tour

10 - Sofia, Bulgaria

The capital of Bulgaria is a city that hosts several events and in November those who go to Sofia can participate in the Salon de Vin (11-14 November) and the Cinemania Festival (between November and December).
Those who want to experience the typical atmosphere of this locality cannot miss the Vitosha Avenue, a long street with bars, restaurants and the National Palace of Culture where conferences and concerts are often held.

The Russian Church of St. Nicholas, the Boyana Church, the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the immense Sveta Nedelja and the "mosque of baths" deserve a stop.
Finally, if you have time available, you should not miss a stop at Mount Vitosha from which you can admire a beautiful panorama.

  • starting from € 89,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 242,00 per person -
  • Sofia Full Day Tour Private Half Day Tour: Sofia, Boyana Church and History Museum Sofia Secrets, Facts & Legends - Full Day Tour

In the world

1 - Marsa Alam, Egypt

An unspoiled tropical paradise of white beaches, crystal clear water and coral reefs. Snorkeling and windsurfing are not to be missed and wonderful scuba diving, especially in Elphinstone, rich in coral fish and turtles, Shaab Samadai with its dolphins and Fury Shoal, also characterized by dolphins and the presence of an ancient sailing ship.

Excursions in the desert are also extraordinary by quad, off-road vehicle, or with a dromedary.
For lovers of the history and culture of Ancient Egypt, there are visits to the ancient pyramids (a few hours of travel), to the emerald mining settlements (in the mountainous part of the desert) and to the ancient Roman Port of Myos Hormos. For info and costs on the best excursions and activities to do in Marsa Alam, we recommend that you read this article.

  • Low cost flight: starting from € 320,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 35,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 641,00 per person -

2 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A concentrate of luxury and modern architecture in the United Arab Emirates, along the coast of the Persian Gulf. From the Dubai Fountain at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, the imposing skyscraper that characterizes the famous skyline of the city, to the exclusive shopping at the Dubai Mall and in The Walk & The Beach. Not only, visit the extraordinary Palm Jumeirah (Palm Island), Dubai Creek and all other tourist attractions.

In November the city comes alive with many events: the Art Market, a traveling market of local crafts, the Festival of Lights, with magnificent fireworks and entertainment, the Science Festival at the Children's City, dedicated to young and old, the VOD Dubai International Jewelery Show, the largest goldsmith event in the Middle East, Dubai Muscle Beach at the Sheraton JBR for fitness lovers, and many others.

  • Low cost flight: starting from € 301,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 37,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 668,22 per person -

3 - Cape Verde, Africa

Cape Verde is a beautiful island state located in West Africa, consisting of an archipelago of ten volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Relaxation is not lacking thanks to the presence of beautiful stretches of white sand such as Ilha do Sal, Boa Vista with sea turtles and whales, São Vicente, and the beautiful cities of Praia and Santa Maria. Do not miss the characteristic volcanoes of Tope de Coroa in Santo Antão and the Pico de Fogo in Fogo.

In November, fun never fails, as well as some important events such as the Festival do Teatro do Mindelo, a festival dedicated to theater with hundreds of artists from all over Africa, and the International Labor and Trade Day in Santiago and Sao Vicente , with exhibitions dedicated to art, culture and food and wine from all over the archipelago.

  • Low cost flight: starting from € 412,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 25,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 853,19 per person -

4 - Hanoi, Vietnam

Capital of Vietnam, Hanoi presents itself as a city characterized by an ancient culture and architecture with varied French, Chinese and Asian influences. Do not miss a walk in its Old Quarter with hundreds of shops and clubs located in narrow and chaotic streets, the splendid temples such as that of Bach Ma in honor of a legendary horse, and the Dong Xuan Market with many products for the home, and traditional Vietnamese street food.

Unmissable stops are certainly the Lake of the Returned Sword, the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the Temple of Literature and the imperial citadel of Thăng Long. In November, a very important anniversary for Vietnamese culture is celebrated, Teacher's Day, in which students express their admiration for their teachers.

  • Low cost flight: starting from € 634,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 35,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 697,47 per person -

5 - Casablanca, Morocco

Located on the Atlantic coast, Casablanca looks like a modern and cosmopolitan city, endowed with the most important port of Morocco, the most important seat of the country's economic exchanges. Among the most important historical buildings, we find the Assan II Mosque, considered the largest after that of Mecca and Medina, and the Sanctuary of Sidi Abderrahman, located on a rock by the sea and accessible only at low tide.

The visit of its historic districts is very interesting starting from the Medina to the souk near Bab Marrakech with many craft and clothing shops, and typical places where you can enjoy a good cous cous with vegetables or with tajine (spiced meat).

  • Low cost flight: starting from € 163,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 51,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 513,25 per person -

6 - Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

An extraordinary sea, a desert to be discovered and dream relaxation: this is Sharm El Sheikh. Among the best activities to do there are certainly the diving and snorkeling in the wonderful coral reefs in the Straits of Tiran, a walk through the streets of Naama Bay, full of restaurants and various clubs, a visit to the Ras Muhammad National Park and the various coastal areas full of life and fun. Don't miss the old market with the handicrafts of the Bedouins and the protected area of ​​Nabq with its marine fauna reserve. Don't miss the buggy or off-road safaris towards the monastery of Santa Caterina, at the foot of the famous Mount Sinai.

  • Low cost flight: starting from € 357,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 20,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 522,34 per person -

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