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November means dropping temperatures, shortening days and suitcases packed in the wardrobe. But November also brings with it All Saints’ Day, and provides the perfect occasion for a mid-autumn long weekend.

We are almost three months away from All Saint’s Day, but if you are planning to spend a long weekend away, we recommend you to keep reading because the fourth edition of the Opodo Prime day is coming, with great discounts on flights, hotels and car hire. If you are thinking of spending a few days away from work, studies and disconnecting from everyday life, we recommend you to take advantage of the Opodo Prime Day to book your new destination and organise all the details of your trip.

The Opodo Prime Days are 3 days of incredible deals on flights, hotels and car hire, which will take place from the 4th of October until the 6th of the same month. The discounts will be even cheaper than in previous editions. Take advantage of exclusive offers of up to -60% on airline tickets and reduced rates on accommodation and car hire. There is no better excuse to book a great trip, discover new destinations and revisit those places you love so much. 

In this article we want to give you some ideas for a four-day long weekend trip to a European city at the end of October. It is important to know how to choose the destination we want to travel to according to the tourist attractions, the weather, the temperatures and, above all, our pockets. 

So, if you still don’t know what getaway you’re going to do during the All Saints’ Day long weekend and you’re looking for inspiration, take note of the ideas we give you to organise your trip. 

How to choose a destination for All Saints’ Day? 

There tend to be two types of travellers: those who like to enjoy the Nordic charm of warm drinks; and those who simply can’t stand the cold and can’t wait to escape to a sunny destination to soak up the last rays of sunshine. Which team are you? 

Regardless of the answer to that question, what you’re probably starting to wonder is: how to travel without spending too much, how to visit European destinations in just three days? Don’t worry, Opodo is here to help you organise it all!

Read on and find out how to make the most of Europe’s capitals and cities on All Saints’ Day by booking your trip during the Opodo Prime Day. Remember that you can customise your trip by choosing the options that best suit your travel style and budget – there are options for all budgets!

Whatever your favourite city for a city break, these are the cities you can visit in November at the best price.

1. Lisbon 

Yellow Tram Lisbon

Despite its proximity to the ocean, Lisbon enjoys a mild climate even in autumn, although often windy. But a little breeze, in the right direction, will give you the boost you need to tackle the uphill stairs leading to Europe’s most picturesque viewpoints.

Alternatively, you can hop aboard the iconic tram 28 and enjoy a scenic tour of the portuguese capital, winding through narrow, steep streets, through popular neighbourhoods such as Graça and Alfama. Spice it all up with a good glass of port or a tasty pasteis de nata and a few notes of fado, and the magic is done. 

To taste pasteis de nata in their original recipe, take a stroll in Belém. Pastéis de Belém is a historic pastry shop and a must-see for food lovers – and non-food lovers alike – where you can savour these delicious puff pastry baskets, now known all over the world. The Belém district offers pleasures not only for the palate, but also for the sight. Here you can admire the very special Mosteiro dos Jerónimos overlooking the Praça do Império, undoubtedly one of the capital’s most beautiful and majestic monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

2. Seville 

Let’s stay on the Iberian Peninsula but move to Spain: for those who like to travel low-cost, another destination worth considering for the All Saints’ long weekend is the city of Seville, which offers tourists – as well as residents – consistently mild temperatures.

In other words, there will certainly be no need to pack scarves and windbreakers, as in early November temperatures here easily exceed 20 degrees. An opportunity not to be missed to get in touch with the smiles and friendliness of the Andalusian people, who are always helpful and kind.

The city of Seville possesses extremely important artistic and architectural riches, to the point that it has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site: this would be enough to deserve a visit.

If this were not enough, in addition to its artistic heritage, the Andalusian capital also boasts a wonderful gastronomic tradition. This elegant city is probably the one of the most exotic-looking European destinations, representing well the effects of the contamination between European and Arab civilisation.

Some of the must-see attractions are the royal palace Real Alcazar and the large Gothic-style cathedral with the Giralda tower – it’s the third largest Christian church in Europe, preceded only by St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and St. Paul Church in London –  in addition, the famous Plaza de España.

3. Budapest

Chenyi Baths in Budapest

Budapest is a great destination at any time of the year, but in autumn there seem to be a few more reasons to visit.

The temperatures during these months are still mild and the autumn colours make the city magical. So it is definitely worthwhile to organise a weekend or a multi-day trip to the city known as the “Paris of the East” at this time.

In autumn, as well as in spring, temperatures remain around 20 degrees, which makes it pleasant to walk through its streets, its many parks and along the banks of the Danube, the river that divides the city in two.

Budapest is particularly famous for its extravagant Turkish baths, which are spread throughout the city. They are a great way to enjoy a relaxing and casual trip to Europe with your family or friends. If the baths aren’t to your taste, there are a range of other activities to choose from.

Take a free walk to learn more about the history of Budapest’s two parts, Buda and Pest, or climb up to the Fisherman’s Bastion for a great view of the city. Visit the Gothic Hungarian Parliament building or admire it from across the Danube. The more adventurous among you can even climb the Széchenyi Chain Bridge (although this is not the best idea). Finish the night by visiting Budapest’s famous ruin bars.

4. Paris  

Paris Eiffel Tower And River Seine At Sunset In Paris,

If it is true that autumn is one of the most picturesque times of the year, it is even more so in Paris. The colours of the trees in the boulevards turn vibrant shades of yellow, orange, red and brown and the nights are dotted with the lights of the capital’s bistros and attractions. Wrap yourself in a warm wool jumper and lose yourself in the streets of the Ville Lumière.

A walk on the Champs-Élysées is one of the best ways to start the autumn day. The long rows of trees help create the right atmosphere, and you will be completely captivated by the landscape of this romantic city. While the ideal option to end your November day in the capital is to board one of the Bateaux Mouches parisiens for a night cruise: let yourself be lulled by the waters of the Seine and admire the breathtaking view of the city.

Paris has so much to offer and visiting it in a few days is no easy feat. It is also one of the most expensive capitals in the world… If you want to spend a few extra days in the French capital without breaking your budget, take advantage of Opodo Prime Day to find great deals on hotels. This year there will be new and incredible discounts waiting for you, all you have to do is set a reminder on your calendar and book the option that suits you best: you’ll be spoilt for choice with over 2.1 million accommodation options to suit all budgets.

5. Athens 

Among Europe’s cities that are easy to reach and still warm in autumn, Athens is the perfect destination to spend a weekend (or, if you can, even longer) enjoying history, gastronomy and the sea. The highs in November are around 20 degrees and are ideal for walking among archaeological sites and monuments, from the Acropolis to the scenic Lycabettus Hill. Walking among the ruins of Athens is like taking a trip back in time, to the era of the gods and heroes of Greek mythology and to when the city was at its historical apogee.

Spend some time in the beautiful Athenian neighbourhoods such as Plaka, Monastiraki, Psyrri and don’t give up the joys of Greek cuisine: restaurants and typical taverns will welcome you in the best possible way, seducing you with Mediterranean delicacies and the joyful Greek atmosphere.  

After the archaeological tour and the hustle and bustle of the city, take a rejuvenating break by the sea in the shadow of the Parthenon. Who says you can’t swim in Athens? Perhaps not many people know that the Athens coastline boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, winding between lush peninsulas, jagged rocks and crystal-clear bays. 

From the port of Piraeus to Cape Sounio, the Saronic Gulf offers plenty of opportunities to relax or enjoy the sunset by the sea. Even without straying too far from the city, you can swim in the clear waters and lie in the sun on the golden sand for an enviable autumn tan!

6. Valletta, Malta 

valletta, things to do in malta

There are three main reasons to visit Malta in November. The first is the weather: in November, temperatures hover around 20°C and, with over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, Malta is one of the warmest and sunniest countries in Europe. The second is distance: a direct London-Valletta flight takes no more than ninety minutes. The third is the budget, as prices are particularly affordable these days. 

What to see on this small island when it is still warm in November? Malta’s capital, Valletta, looks much the same as it did 400 years ago when it was founded by the Knights of Malta. The Baroque buildings, cobbled streets and imposing fortifications are so well preserved that the entire city has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. 

With 320 monuments on such a tiny territory, Valletta is one of the areas with the highest concentration of monuments in the world. Its streets are studded with architectural gems that give the city a surreal, almost film-set atmosphere.

For a breathtaking view, head to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, built atop a rampart, where every day at noon, characters dressed in British artillery uniforms salute from the cannons below.

If you have a few extra days available, hire a car to explore the surroundings in more depth: the previous two Opodo Prime Day editions have expanded the range of products on offer to include discounts on car hire for bookings made on both the website and app. Take advantage of the offers and travel on four wheels at your own pace: you will be able to visit many more attractions such as St Paul’s Bay, the Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk, medieval Mdina and the Dingli Cliffs. 

 

Curious to discover just how special these cities are in autumn? All you have to do is be patient and wait for the arrival of Opodo Prime Day to choose the trip that best suits your needs!

Remember that during the Opodo Prime Day you can enjoy exclusive discounts of up to 60%, for three consecutive days, where you can book your holidays and getaways for the rest of the year. If you need inspiration, be sure to check out the Opodo website and the Opodo travel blog, where you’ll find all the details on what to see, activities to do and recommended places to visit in the destination of your choice. 

Thousands of opportunities and new places are waiting for you to visit in the coming year. If you still haven’t found a reason to get out and explore a new destination, save the date of the Opodo Prime Day (4-6 October) to buy your flight, book your accommodation and even rent a car to enjoy your holiday with the biggest discount on travel all year.

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