Winter is here, so you'll be heading home from work in the dark. Want to survive the cold? Leave the soggy isles behind and head to the Caribbean for epic whiteouts and a pre-Christmas glow, just when the dry season starts. Destinations such as the Canary Islands and some places in Africa and Asia also look great in November.
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November Holidays: Top Destinations
The Best Destinations for a Holiday in November
The secret to enjoying November holidays is heading to the east, west, or south of the United Kingdom. Travel beyond the Mediterranean for a perfect escape.
1. Istanbul, Turkey
With an average temperature of 15°C, Istanbul is definitely an improvement. Banish the winter blues with Turkish delight at the city's mesmerising souks. See one of the most fascinating buildings in the world, the Hagia Sophia, a 31m brick-and-mortar dome with a long history.
November weather in Egypt is like a good summer in London. Travel from the UK in about six hours and sunbathe on the Red Sea coast. Egypt experiences highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C so it is warm enough to sightsee around Cairo. Take a luxury cruise on the River Nile and combine it with visiting the Pyramids of Giza.
3. Lisbon, Portugal
The eleventh month of the year ushers in the autumn season with temperatures fluctuating between 12°C and 20°C. In just three hours, you'll land in this cobbled capital. Expect high-end but affordable restaurants, hole-in-the-wall bars, and cute concept stores.
4. Puerto Rico
This Caribbean island is jumping towards the end of the year. Expect an average temperature of 21°C. Catch the communities as they prepare for Christmas and Thanksgiving, on the fourth Thursday of November. Also, attend baseball games and outdoor jazz concerts, and check if you're in town during an annual beer festival.
5. Santa Maria Beach
Situated off the African West Coast, Cape Verde's Santa Maria spoils you for choice when it comes to beach activities. Relax on the amazing white sands of Sal Island. Lively culture and posh hotels await you.
6. Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia
This tropical island has warm weather year-round. Visit before December to avoid peak rainfall season that extends to March. Kuta Beach is the most visited beach on the island. To the north coast is the fishing village, Pemuteran, with black sand and a low-key setting for snorkelling.
7. Maspalomas, Tenerife, Canary Islands
There is never a dull moment at Maspalomas beach on Gran Canaria. Temperatures will be cooling off after summer and accommodation prices drop. Visit huge sand dunes stretching over 400 hectares, taste rums, and go camel trekking on the island.
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