Are you planning a November wedding? We’ve got all the magical destinations for a wonderful November honeymoon! Whether you want a tropical beach honeymoon, a safari honeymoon, a city honeymoon, or a road trip honeymoon, we’ve got all the top destinations below, so you know where to honeymoon in November!
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For couples who are thinking about where to honeymoon in November, put down under on your short list. Summer is almost here in Australia and November is our favourite month to visit this vast country. It’s warmed up in the country’s south and temperatures in the Red Centre are still comfortable. Plus, it’s still the dry season in Queensland. Australia is one of our favourite destinations for a road trip honeymoon.
November is a transitional month in the Pacific islands of Oceania. In one of the most beautiful places on earth, French Polynesia, you can expect some showers but plenty of sunshine too – read more in our Ultimate French Polynesia Honeymoon Guide. Fiji is the same. Resort prices come down as the dry season passes.
Another favourite honeymoon road trip destination is magnificent New Zealand. It’s also a shoulder month, as summer is on the way. Explore the mountains, lakes, wine regions and glaciers of this wonderful honeymoon destination.
Africa & Indian Ocean
If you’re wondering where to honeymoon in November in Africa, then add South Africa to the top of your list. It’s one of the best months to visit this incredibly diverse country. This is a honeymoon destination that has it all: beaches, wildlife, cities and, of course, wine.
It’s the start of the rainy season in some countries in Africa. You can expect showers and maybe some overcast days in Tanzania and Kenya, but there are still incredible wildlife opportunities. We’ve got the key differences between these two incredible November honeymoon destinations. If a bucket list journey to trek gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda is on your list, we’d recommend choosing a different month. November is hot in both Namibia and Botswana, and heavy rains arrive. Victoria Falls is at its lowest level of power at this time of year.
For beach lovers, November is a transitional month in the Indian Ocean. Meaning, it is either the end or the beginning of the rainy season, which is a great time to visit. For some beautiful beach resorts, consider Mauritius. Temperatures have increased after their cooler winter and although you may experience the odd rain shower, the full rainy season doesn’t start until December. We’ve got out our Ultimate Mauritius Honeymoon Guide here for more information.
In stunningly beautiful Seychelles, the weather is warm and there is a break between the two traditional trade winds, making it a pleasant month to travel. It’s also an optimum month for diving before the rainy season starts in December. It’s one of our favourite destinations for island hopping. You can check our Ultimate Seychelles Guide here.
We’re more than a little obsessed with the Maldives for a tropical beach paradise honeymoon and the rainfall levels drop in November. Spend the night in a bubble dome – glamping Maldives style. Think the Maldives might be too boring for you both? We’ve got our favourite lively Maldives honeymoon resorts here. Check out our Ultimate Maldives Honeymoon Guide here if you want to do a deep dive into planning a Maldives honeymoon.
Want an overview of the differences between Mauritius, Seychelles and the Maldives? Find out more here.
If you’re thinking about where to honeymoon in November, it’s a great month to visit most of South America. It’s just before summer begins in Brazil and the weather is warm around the country. Explore the beaches and parties along its vast coastline from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro, the wildlife of the Amazon and Pantanal and highlights like Ilha Grande and Iguaçu Falls.
November is the month all of Argentina opens up (rather than just the north of the country). This vast, beautiful country is perfect for a honeymoon adventure. Want to use your honeymoon to tick off your bucket list? Antarctic cruises begin in November. You could also tag on a journey through Bolivia too.
It’s a transitional month in Peru. While you may experience some showers, the Inca Trail is still doable (and still needs to be booked well in advance). Ecuador is also a great destination for an adventure honeymoon and can be visited all year round. November is the dry season in the Amazon. You can visit the Galapagos Islands all year round and in November you might meet some sea lion pups. Colombia has multiple climate systems. However, November is one of the wettest months overall.
North America, Central America & Caribbean
Autumn is in full swing in North America, so for couples wondering where to honeymoon in November, it’s worth noting that much of the continent is cooler. Canada is freezing now, so best if you’re seeking winter sports. While the northern states of the USA are colder, it’s pleasant in Southern California and around Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico, although it gets colder at night in the desert areas.
It’s the beginning of winter in Hawaii although the weather is still warm. You can expect a little more rain. It’s a great time for surfing – taking part or as a spectator! Learn more with our Ultimate Hawaii Honeymoon Guide.
Although hurricane season is from June to October and hurricanes have been known to occur in November, they are quite rare at this time of year. Florida and the southern states around the Gulf of Mexico are a relatively safe bet, particularly towards the end of the month.
Similarly, the Caribbean islands are coming into their dry seasons, so add Jamaica, Barbados, Cuba, Aruba, the Bahamas, Antigua and Saint Lucia (to name a few!) to your wish list. It’s a great time of year for a Caribbean cruise too! Check out our favourite cruises for honeymoon here. Central America destinations like Costa Rica, Mexico and Belize still experience some rainfall in November, although it is starting to ease throughout the month, so you can definitely add these to your where to honeymoon in November wishlist.
Winter has arrived in Europe and temperatures are cool and colder at the beginning of the low season. If you don’t need searing temperatures, you’ll have a more local experience with excellent deals in European cities. Ski resorts begin to open.
Many beach tourist hotspots are quiet, but for some sun you can still head to Spain’s Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, Cyprus or the beaches of Turkey for mild, pleasant weather. You may seek sunny and dry destinations as you research where to honeymoon in November but could consider some cosy, romantic winter honeymoon hotels – we have some of our favourites here. Witness the Aurora Borealis aka the Northern Lights. Go on a husky ride and go snowmobiling. Winter wonderland magic.
Middle East & Asia
For couples wondering where to honeymoon in November and are for affordable luxury with beaches, culture, history and wildlife, then good news! Dry season has arrived in much of Southeast Asia, so it’s the optimum time to visit some of our favourites. Thailand should be on your list if you haven’t been (although stay on the west coast beaches as the east coast is still a little rainy) – we’ve got our Ultimate Thailand Honeymoon Guide here.
Looking for an island hopping honeymoon? Then the Philippines has to be on your list. It’s one of the best months to visit Vietnam – take a tour from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh in this endlessly fascinating country. It’s a great time for Laos, Cambodia & Malaysia too.
While it’s colder in Beijing, it’s a fantastic time to visit the southern part of China. Ideal for an adventure honeymoon. Autumn has arrived in Japan and it’s a pleasant time to travel if you prefer cooler temperatures. It’s the last month of wet weather in Sri Lanka so it’s worth consider this beautiful country which is easily combined with the Maldives. The rainy season starts in Bali and the rest of Indonesia, however some couples will still go there. For couples seeking adventure and racking their brains thinking about where to honeymoon in November, then consider Bhutan or Nepal for something different.
November is one of the best months to visit the Middle East. We love Dubai and Abu Dhabi as a stopover with Emirates and Etihad. Or you could spend your whole honeymoon in the United Arab Emirates – with so much to do and some incredibly luxurious hotels, including some stunningly romantic desert hotels. Find out more with our Ultimate Dubai Honeymoon Guide. Oman and Jordan are ideal at this time of year – the blistering temperatures have long abated (although it can be cool at night in the desert).
In conclusion, the following is a list of where to honeymoon in November:
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- The Philippines
Thanks for reading our ‘Where to honeymoon in November’ article. Are you planning a honeymoon in November? Let us know in the comments which November honeymoon destinations you’re considering!