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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, or if you’re planning to go on honeymoon slightly later.
Wondering where to honeymoon in November but also need to know about other months? Check out our handy weather page chart or discover a detailed breakdown of each month just like this one.
Oceania / The South Pacific
Best November Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Australia
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.
Hop from the Cairns down the beautiful coastline of Queensland, with plenty of adventure, beaches and national parks.
Take a boat trip to see the Great Barrier reef, stop off at Mission Beach and do a skydive, snorkel and scuba dive in the Whitsunday Islands and explore Fraser Island.
From Brisbane, explore the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast before hopping down to New South Whales and enjoy the boho vibes of Byron Bay.
Keep going to Sydney where you could easily spend your whole honeymoon! Climb the Harbour Bridge and soak up the beach vibes of Bondi Beach.
Don’t forget to add in Melbourne. Explore this foodie city and take trips down the Great Ocean Road.
Explore the Barossa wine region near Adelaide. Consider a more off the beaten track adventure in Western Australia.
November is a transitional month in the South Pacific islands.
We’ve got the differences between iconic destinations, Bora Bora and the Maldives, too.
Fiji is the same as French Polynesia in that some rain is expected, but if you want to stay at one of the beautiful Bora Bora resorts, prices come down as the dry season passes.
Another favourite for a honeymoon in November is the magnificent road trip honeymoon destination, New Zealand.
It’s also a shoulder month, as summer is on the way and a beautiful. Explore the striking mountains, lakes, wine regions, glaciers, geysers and starry skies of this wonderful November honeymoon destination.
Africa & Indian Ocean
Best November Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: South Africa | Mauritius | Maldives
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 November honeymoon destination that has it all: beaches, wildlife, cities and, of course, wine.
Explore Cape Town and hire a car to explore the famous Garden Route drive.
Visit penguins at Boulders Beach, take the wine tram tour of Franschhoek, do a bungee jump in Tsitsikamma National Park.
Book into a safari lodge in a game reserve in the Eastern Cape and see the Big 5 in the lap of luxury. We love Shamwari and Amakhala, to name a few!
Get planning with our South Africa Honeymoon Itinerary & Guide!
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 during this shoulder month.
Plus, you can add on a beach stay in Zanzibar. It’s unlikely to rain all day, every day.
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, it can be quite wet at this time.
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 these destinations, we’d recommend picking another time of year.
For beach lovers, November is a transitional month in the Indian Ocean. Meaning, it is the end or the beginning of the rainy season, which is a great time to visit.
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 handy honeymoon guide if you want to dive deeper into planning a honeymoon to Mauritius.
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, particularly earlier in the month.
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.
The beaches in Seychelles are unparalleled and regularly cited amongst the best on the planet.
Get planning your trip there today with our handy honeymoon guide.
We’re more than a little obsessed with the Maldives for a tropical beach paradise honeymoon and the rainfall levels drop in November.
Book an overwater villa with a water slide or 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.
Check out our handy honeymoon guide if you want to do a deep dive into planning a Maldives honeymoon.
Don’t forget to take a look at the best Maldives honeymoon resorts. There are so many to choose from, from cute four-star boltholes in paradise to the most ultra lux resorts in the world, where your every need is taken care of in this slice of heaven on earth.
Want a side-by-side overview of Mauritius, Seychelles and the Maldives? Unravel the differences between them.
Best November Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Brazil | Argentina | Chile | Ecuador
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.
Argentina opens up, making it one of our favourite November honeymoon destinations.
This vast, beautiful country is perfect for a honeymoon adventure. See a tango show in Buenos Aires, cycle around the vineyards of Mendoza, hike the stunning scenery of Patagonia.
Want to use your honeymoon to tick off your bucket list? Antarctic cruises begin in November and depart from the south of the country in Ushuaia.
Intrepid November honeymoon couples could also tag on a journey from Salta up through the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia or head over the Andes to Chile to explore this magnificent, narrow, off the beaten track country.
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). With gems like Arequipa and Lake Titicaca, if you don’t mind some showers, and like leaner crowds, you can definitely add Peru to your November honeymoon shortlist.
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
Best November Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Southern 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 only ideal if you’re seeking winter sports or aurora hunting to see the Northern Lights.
While the northern states of the USA are colder, it’s usually sunny and 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.
Couples flock to Hawaii all year round, although for a November honeymoon, you can expect a little more rain.
It’s a one of the best times for surfing – either taking part or as a spectator! Unlock everything you need to know about Hawaii or read more about heavenly Maui, laid back adventure haven Kauai and iconic Oahu, home to Waikiki Beach.
Although the peak of hurricane season is from late August to October, hurricanes have occurred in November.
Florida and the southern states around the Gulf of Mexico are a relatively safe bet, particularly if you wait until the end of the month.
Visit Orlando for epic theme parks like Universal’s Islands of Adventure or Disney Hollywood Studios.
Explore the sights and sounds of Miami’s South Beach. Hire a car and explore the beaches of the Florida Keys.
Similarly, the Caribbean islands are coming into their dry seasons later in the month, so if you can wait, add Jamaica, Barbados, Cuba, Aruba, the Bahamas, Antigua and Saint Lucia (to name a few!) to your wish list.
If you’re planning a November honeymoon for later in the month, you can definitely add these to your where to honeymoon in November wish list.
We’re obsessed with Secrets Resorts in Mexico. Plus, it’s the Day of the Dead at the beginning of the month, one of the most fun times to visit. Mexico is very affordable with a range of accommodation to suit all budgets, particularly along the Riviera Maya.
We also love the honeymoon boltholes available in Costa Rica. In fact, we’ve got a guide to help you navigate planning the perfect Costa Rica honeymoon itinerary.
Best November Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Canary Islands | Lapland | Iceland
Wintery weather has arrived in Europe and temperatures are cool and colder at the beginning of the low season for the continent.
If you don’t need searing temperatures, you’ll have a more local experience with excellent deals in European cities which are perfect for a minimoon, too.
Whether it’s spending time in romantic bistro in Paris, strolling through London’s incredible museums, eating tapas in Madrid or touring Rome’s historic sights, for couples who don’t mind that it’s not hot, this is great time to travel to avoid heaving crowds of summer.
If you’re seeking a winter sports honeymoon, ski resorts begin to open later in the month through to December.
Cyprus or the beaches of Turkey will have mild, pleasant weather earlier in the month but a lot of hotels and restaurants close by October.
You may seek sunny and dry destinations as you research where to honeymoon in November, and admittedly, there are better continents and regions to visit for a warm November honeymoon.
However, you could consider something different.
How about a stay in a cosy, romantic winter honeymoon hotel like an igloo or log cabin.
Witness the Aurora Borealis aka the Northern Lights in Iceland. Go on a husky ride, reindeer sledding, snowshoeing and go snowmobiling in Finland or Sweden. Winter wonderland magic.
Asia & Middle East
Best November Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Thailand | The Philippines | Vietnam | Cambodia | Nepal | Bhutan | UAE & Dubai | Oman | Jordan
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.
Thailand should be on your November honeymoon wish list if you haven’t been.
Explore bustling Bangkok, the temples and elephant sanctuaries of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, and the magical island scenery.
Stay on the west coast beaches as the east coast is still a little rainy. We love Khao Lak, Koh Yao Noi, Koh Lipe and Koh Lanta to add on to a Phuket or Krabi stay.
Dive deeper into planning with our Ultimate Thailand Honeymoon Guide.
It’s one of the best months to visit Vietnam – take a tour from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh in this endlessly fascinating country.
History, beaches, hiking, food and islands – Vietnam has everything you need for an Asian adventure.
It’s a great time for Laos and Cambodia, too. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site like the beautiful town of Luang Prabang and the jungle temples of Angkor Wat.
It can be a bit rainy in Malaysia in November, so we’d recommend choosing a different time of year.
While it’s colder in Beijing, it’s a fantastic time to visit the southern part of China. Ideal for couples seeking a foodie or adventure November honeymoon.
It’s the last month of wet weather in Sri Lanka, considered a shoulder month so it’s worth considering this beautiful country.
Sri Lanka is easily combined with the Maldives for a mix of culture, adventure, and beaches.
If you’re a couple seeking adventure who are already well travelled and you’re racking your brains thinking about where to honeymoon in November. Discover unique cultures and beautiful hike in Bhutan or Nepal might be a good option for something different.
November is one of the best months to visit the Middle East.
There are a ton of things to do, from the best water parks in the world, innovative dining scene, museums and other unique things to do.
We love Oman for a honeymoon with a difference. Explore Muscat, hike the Al-Hajar mountains and take a refreshing dip in the emerald wadis.
If you’re seeking unique landscapes and ancient culture, then consider Jordan. Tick off your bucket list and visit one of the wonders of the world, Petra.
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!
We endeavour to provide accurate climate information about the best honeymoon destinations in November. However, as the weather around the world becomes more erratic and unpredictable because of the climate catastrophe, The Honeymoon Guide is not responsible for disappointment regarding your trip because of adverse weather.