Our travel picks: The best places to visit in November

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We don’t blame you for wanting to get away in November. Drizzly weather, that leaves-on-the-track nonsense and Christmas decorations arriving in the shops obnoxiously early… it’s enough to drive anyone to an impulsive trip abroad. But rather than leaving it until the last minute, get booking now (on Cheapflights.co.uk, of course) and give yourself some sunshine to look forward to this winter.

Unsure where to go? We’ve worked our way through thousands of flight searches to reveal the best destinations to travel to in November. Take a look and then get searching for a bargain flight…

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Short-haul pick: Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Tram and Cityscape

With comparatively milder weather to much of Western Europe, Lisbon is a good choice for an autumn city break. November onwards is when Lisbon is at it most tranquil; when the summer hordes have well and truly dispersed and you can meander through its winding streets, jump on a ramshackle tram and warm up with a traditional Port in one of its rustic bars, without competing with the crowds. Best of all, prices in November are an average of 37% cheaper than the monthly average for the rest of the year. It’s a no-brainer.

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Long-haul pick: Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles, California, USA

Head to LA in November just before the rainy season hits, and you’ll find flights are 28% cheaper than the monthly yearly average. With temperatures hitting the 20s, you’ll still be able to bask in some West Coast sunshine while exploring iconic attractions like the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Universal Studios. Looking for something a little different? Head for some bargains at the elaborately-kitsch Rose Bowl Flea Market or explore the exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

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For trendsetters…

Mid-haul pick: Abu Dhabi, UAE 

Sea and skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi

With the cooler weather settling in throughout most of Europe, our flight data has revealed that those in need of a dose of sunshine are opting for a mid-haul rather than a short-haul trip. In particular, Abu Dhabi has proved a popular November choice, with flight searches up 33% on the monthly yearly average. With temperature averages of 25 degrees, this is one of the more pleasant times of year to visit the UAE and admire its insane architecture or whizz about its water and theme parks.

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Long-haul pick: Montreal, Canada

Autumn Colors in Montreal City

With flight searches for Montreal up a whopping 527% compared to the monthly yearly average, Montreal is well and truly where it’s at this November. Maybe it’s due to the huge variety of cultural festivals taking place throughout the month – check out Cinemanai for French-language film, M for Montreal for music and Le Grande Dégustation for all things wine. Or maybe it’s just how nice Montreal and its surrounds are at this time of year, when it’s nearing the end of autumn but the winter chill hasn’t quite set in yet.

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For advanced planners…

Sweden

Stockholm

Not quite ready for a holiday as soon as November? If you’re looking to get away at the start of 2018, our recent ‘When to buy, when to fly‘ guide shows there are big savings to be had on a trip to Sweden. If you book your tickets in November, you can snap up some seats for as little as £87. Try a winter city break in stylish Stockholm, or venture into the wilds to spot reindeer in Lapland.

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*Just so you know, the data for this story was compiled on 23rd August 2017, and compares the monthly average airfares found a month or more in advance and total volume of flight searches done 90-120 days in advance on Cheapflights for travel dates between 1st December 2016 and 30th November 2017, from departure points across the UK to the destinations above and is intended as a guideline only. Check the latest up-to-date prices and search for flights at Cheapflights.co.uk.

Our travel picks: The best places to visit in November was last modified: September 18th, 2017 by Kirsten McCroskrie
Author: Kirsten McCroskrie (88 posts)

Scottish-born London dweller who uses any chance she gets to chase the sunshine. Most at home when sipping cocktails by the sea, but will always happily settle for a double-shot cappuccino in an inner-city hipster café...