Just because it is the beginning of Winter doesn’t mean that the sun isn’t shining anywhere else in the world. In November, some Britons crave a slice of summer with the warm sunshine and the prospect of a tan, whereas others feel that November isn’t quite enough Winter for them with a severe lack of snow. Here are a list of places to travel in November that caters for the sun worshippers and the snow lovers.
Sunshine is best
If you are summer loving and want to experience a dash of culture at the same time, then Marrakech in Morocco is for you. An under 4 hour flight time from the UK allows you to set off at lunchtime and be in Morocco sipping cocktails by tea. With temperatures still in their 20’s, you can enjoy the sun and a spot of shopping in the world-famous market, adorned with authentic handcrafted items, spices, handmade clothing and quintessential Moroccan cuisine. It really allows you to become enveloped in their culture and to fall in love with Morocco.
Full to the brim with historical monuments, artifacts and tales, Egypt is one of the most popular holiday destinations this time of year. It still boasts temperatures in the high 20’s, making it warm enough to laze on the beach and catch a tan but cool enough to allow you to explore the vast history of Egypt with visits to the Cairo museum, Luxor, the Pyramids of Giza and a cruise up the River Nile. Most trips can be included in a holiday package so shop around for the best deal for you.
If you want adventure and sunshine and are keen to explore further afield, then Africa is the only place to go. This exquisite country has everything for the explorer in you; from safaris in Kenya to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to the awe-inspiring scenery of Ethiopia. The culture is astounding due to its traditional art works such as masks, sculptures and jewellery as well as its unique need for storytelling to retain the folklores that have been passed down for generations. If you want to embrace another world, open your mind and your heart to Africa.
Sri Lanka is a destination that has it all but at a very reasonable price. There is so much to experience here including a tour of the Uda Walawe National Park that houses elephants, buffalo, leopards and over 210 species of bird, it really is an uplifting experience. If you are after a culture trip, Sri Lanka offers some incredible religious houses, including the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy which is said to house Buddha’s tooth. With so much to do and flights at out of season prices, there has never been a better time to experience the delights of Sri Lanka
Even though November is considered Winter, sometimes the lack of snow leaves people wanting more. Ski resorts are usually the first choice when thinking of snow, with places like Val Thorens in France or Saas-Fee Switzerland guaranteeing snow from early November.
Iceland is another exceptional place to visit for Winter lovers. Even though snow is unlikely at this time of year, dropping temperatures will have you wrapping your scarves tighter or dipping into one of the 170 geothermal pools scattered around the country. If you like to hike, then the Laugavegar hiking trail is one of the best and most beautiful in the world but if that isn’t your thing, how about a spot of whale watching or the incredible views of the Northern lights? This is just a minute selection of what is to offer in this glorious country.
Not considered a holiday destination but for Winter lovers, this is the ultimate destination. Cruises to the Antarctica are fast becoming a popular tourist favourite with visits to penguin colonies during mating season and experiencing the sheer beauty of the great glaciars. Tours range from 13-20 days and you are guaranteed to have the trip of a lifetime.
A mini trip is all you need
If you just need a long weekend away from it all, then use the London hotels discount and travel to the capital city of the UK. In November, the Christmas decorations are already gracing the shop windows, with department stores such as Liberty and Selfridges turning their windows into works of art. The famous shopping Mecca, Oxford Street, has its lights turned on in November by famous celebrities after a glorious concert. To top off this experience, there is a chance to ice skate in Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, one of London’s most famous parks or even outside the magnificent Natural History museum. Get your London hotels discount at the ready for a truly festive experience.