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Sick of the cold, wet and windy weather? Wondering where’s hot in November to escape to? Then you’ll want to read on for our list of the top destinations to visit in November. Whether it’s sunbathing on a beach or exploring the culture and history of a new city under the warming rays of the sun, there’s something for everyone in this list of where’s hot in November. Read on to get inspired for your next trip and perhaps you’ll add one of these destinations onto your bucket list. 

The Maldives

In November, temperatures in the Maldives are an average maximum of 30°C. November is also the start of the dry season, which goes from November to April. The high temperatures and low precipitation makes November a great time of year to visit the Maldives.

Hot in November: The Maldives

1,200 tropical islands scattered around the idyllic Arabian sea make up the Maldives, one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.  The surf season is coming to an end in November, but off-shore winds and cooler breezes mean that you’re still bound to find some good surfing days during this month. The visibility of the water starts to clear of plankton in November too, making it an excellent time for snorkeling and scuba diving. Luxury hospitality and 5-star service is what the Maldives is all about. If that sounds like the ideal holiday for you, book your hotel in Malé (the capital of the Maldives) early to get the best price. Then just sit back, relax, and enjoy the winter-sun. 


The rains have generally eased across most of Mexico by the time November rolls around. The temperature is warm (around 25°C – 30°C depending on where you are), and the large number of tourists who arrive in Mexico at the start of December are yet to arrive. 

Mexico's day of the dead in November

In central and southern Mexico, one of the countries biggest festivities takes place on the 1st and 2nd of November: the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos. The Day of the Dead is a celebration with family members who have passed on. Rather than remembering the dead, the Mexicans celebrate with them, believing the souls of the departed to be present. Stories are told of the deceased, and the favourite foods and drinks of those who have departed are eaten. In many cities in Mexico, such as Oaxaca and Michoacán, the Day of the Dead is the biggest holiday of the year. Join in on the festivities and visit Mexico in November: the best time of year!



The USA is huge, so, granted, it’s not all hot in November. If you choose your destination without checking the temperature first, you might end up on the snowy peaks of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. Lovely, but not quite the hot winter-sun destination you’re looking for. So, where is hot in November in the USA? Here are a few of our favourite places: 

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, the biggest city in South Carolina, has high temperatures of 20°C during the day in November. Charleston is full of history, and its tumultuous past is remembered throughout. It’s a city that was built on slave labour, and many of the most important sights to see are reminders of this past, serving to educate visitors. One of the most poignant sights is Middleton Place, once a plantation in the 18th and 19th centuries, it is now a museum that tells the story of slavery in America. 

A church in Charleston, South Carolina

There’s much to love about Charleston, South Carolina. Southern charm and hospitality is embedded into Charleston and Charlestonians themselves. You won’t receive a warmer welcome anywhere else in the world. It’s a small, intimate city with a roaring food scene and some of the best chefs in the world. Try the regional dish of fried green tomatoes – a tangy flavour that really packs a punch.


Los Angeles, California

Perhaps America’s most famous city, after New York. Los Angeles is a global hub, home to Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Venice beach. LA is so iconic that even if you’ve never been here, you know it. If you’re looking for where’s hot in November, LA is hot in November. Average daily temperatures are around 25°C

Hollywood sign in LA

Surfing, sunbathing and walking the boardwalk in a t-shirt are all on the cards if you visit LA in November. It’s not the cheapest city to visit, so make sure you book your flight and hotel together to save money – and book them both well in advance to avoid any nasty surprises! 


Phoenix, Arizona

One of the warmest places in the USA in November is Phoenix. It’s a perpetual sunshine city, so if you’re looking for where’s hot in November, look no further than the “Valley of the Sun”. Visiting in the summer months is not recommended unless you enjoy frying in 41°C heat.

November, however, is the perfect time to go to Phoenix. Temperatures are around 25°C with very little rainfall (it is in the middle of the desert). Phoenix offers a great deal culturally, with many world-class museums to visit as well as opera and theatres. It’s also surrounded by some of the most stunning national parks in the country, perfect for hiking, mountain biking and exploring.



Egypt is a traveller’s dream for many. A holiday destination that seemingly has it all. The country’s deep culture and history runs through its core, and whilst there are plenty of white sandy beaches and luxury resorts to relax in, make sure you don’t miss out on the tombs, mummies and Pharaonic temples that give Egypt it’s unique character. Cairo’s temperature in November reaches average daily highs of 25°C, so you can be sure to consider Egypt when wondering where’s hot in November.

Desert road in Phoenix, Arizona

Dive into the underwater world of the Red Sea amongst the myriad of colours and sea life that make this one of the best diving spots in the world.  Or explore the country on the water, a cruise down the Nile is one of the best ways to truly discover Egypt. The Nile is the heart, soul and life source to Egyptians who still heavily rely on it for survival. Cruising the Nile will allow you to stop off at all the major sights to see in Egypt such as Aswan, Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, Tutankhamun’s tomb, and Cairo, Egypt’s capital city and gateway to the Great Pyramid of Giza. 


Cape Town, South Africa

November marks the start of summer in South Africa, and it’s when the city really comes to life. The long days and balmy temperatures make this South African city a sunny paradise, ready to be explored. Cape Town has an average high temperature of 22°C during the day in November, slowly increasing as the month goes on. The start of summer in Cape Town means beach parties, outdoor music festivals and plenty of nature hikes. This buzzing city has a different event taking place every day and night of the summer, so there’s always something to do.

Cape Town beach

Going to the top of the Table Mountain is a rite of passage for all who visit Cape Town. Whether you take the cable car up, or commit to the climb and hike up, the view once you get to the top makes it clear to see why it’s such a popular route. The Table Mountain National Park is an incredible place to hike, and has trails for all levels of hikers.  After a day of hiking, you might want to spend some time relaxing on the beach. Luckily, Cape Town has some spectacular beaches for surfing as well as lounging about. 

Are you feeling inspired for your next winter-sun holiday? Remember to book your flight and hotel early to avoid any nasty surprises! Then just wave goodbye to the cold and look forward to stepping out of the plane into warm air. Bliss. 


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