The Best Places to Visit in November

Discover the starlit skies of Morocco on one of our top trips departing soon
Discover the starlit skies of Morocco on one of our top trips departing soon | © Neil McAllister / Alamy

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As we get ready for the end of the year and the arrival of cooler months ahead, there are two realistic options that await. Snuggle in for a cosy period at home or plan for a great escape to give 2022 the send-off it deserves. We can’t really help if you’re already getting the electric blanket out of the loft, but we certainly can suggest some incredible destinations if you want to get away.

It’s never too late to plan a trip with Culture Trip and our Travel Experts are more than happy to give you the best advice around on where to go and how to get there. Following their lead, here are some more ideas for the perfect break for every kind of traveller.

Island of the Gods: the Ultimate Bali Itinerary

From snorkelling with turtles to swimming in tropical waterfalls, experience the vast array of natural wonders Bali and the Gili Islands have to offer. Starting in the lively beach resort of Legian, your journey continues north into the jungle-covered mountains. Climb Mount Batur for spectacular sunrise views and attend a cooking masterclass in Ubud before taking a speed boat to Gili Trawangan – a tiny island off the coast of Lombok. Return to Bali and cap off your trip with an optional surf lesson, traditional beachfront blessing ceremony and an unforgettable farewell dinner in Canggu.

For more information on our epic 12-day November trip to Bali, take a closer look at the full itinerary we’ve planned out here.

Want to escape the November blues? This trip to Bali might just be the perfect option for you.

Arabian Nights: the Complete Morocco Experience

From ancient cities to the Sahara, embrace cultural riches and enchanting landscapes in North Africa. Journey deep into the desert, explore the majestic kasbah of Ait-Ben-Haddou, and stargaze with an expert astrologer on this 11-day Moroccan adventure. You’ll experience local culture and marvel at the architectural wonders of Casablanca and Fez. Away from the usual tourist trail, you’ll explore more remote places such as the blue city of Chefchaouen and the Todra Gorge, deep in the High Atlas mountains. Foodie highlights range from authentic Berber meals in the desert to contemporary dishes at a trendy rooftop venue in Marrakech.

Catch the last of the winter sun in Morocco and explore the many cities the country has to offer with expert tips from our Local Insider.

Alley in the medina of Chefchaouen, north of Morocco

Welcome to the Jungle: Exploring Northern Thailand

We actually have two very different trips to Thailand you can chose from, but if you’re looking for some adventure then this trip to the north is for you. Watch the sun rise over the highest mountain in Thailand and feed elephants in a sanctuary on this original trip through the northwest of Thailand. You’ll be joined by no more than seven other travellers on this intimate 10-day adventure through Chiang Mai, Pai and the Doi Inthanon National Park. Float through a 1,666m (5,466ft) cave and watch the sun set over the scenic Pai Canyon. In between jungle trekking and waterfall swims, enjoy a slice of slow living at a geothermal hot springs and savour local Thai delicacies. This off-the-beaten-track journey will show you an authentic side to the former Lanna Kingdom.

Pick from a selection of November departure dates to fit your schedule, and make that dream trip to Thailand a reality this year.

Doi Inthanon landmark twin pagodas at Inthanon mountain near Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Indian Stunner: an Invigorating Getaway to Kerala

Our nine-day guided getaway kicks off in style in the city of Kochi, with a spectacular sunset cruise. The following day, you’ll hit the streets to take in the highlights of colonial Fort Kochi, from Mattancherry Palace to the Santa Cruz Basilica, finishing the day with a Keralan cooking class and dinner. Next, it’s onwards and upwards – literally – into the lush hills that surround the town of Munnar. Here, you’ll spend the next couple of days venturing out to trek through tea plantations, rural villages and tracts of tropical shola forest. From here you’ll be whisked to the backwater city of Kumarakom, where a three-night stay at an Ayurvedic spa retreat should restore those trail-weary limbs. You’ll end this unforgettable adventure with a cruise and Keralan lunch on Kumarakom’s serene backwaters, before departing from Kochi.

Enjoy the best of India’s Malabar Coast and explore Kerala in style with Culture Trip.

Vietnam Adventure: a Journey of Urban and Rural Discovery

Savour traditional street food, immerse yourself in rural village life and marvel at diverse tropical scenery on this action-packed journey through Vietnam. Starting in the capital, Hanoi, you’ll make the unforgettable trip to Mai Chau – a rural valley lined with paddies between forested mountains. After cruising through the dreamlike seascapes of Halong Bay on a luxury cruise ship, continue south by overnight train to Hue, where the Imperial City offers a fascinating window into the country’s past. Wrap up your trip in Hoi An, soaking up the atmosphere of its lantern-lit streets and charming canals.

See the best of Vietnam and take an unforgettable 12-day trip to Vietnam with Culture Trip.

A classic street scene that you can experience yourself in November

For more inspirational ideas take a look at our incredible collection of Mini Trips, for short city getaways with a difference.

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

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