Europe offers many fantastic honeymoon destinations. Whether you wish to explore romantic small towns with stunning architecture, large cities with a thriving nightlife and fascinating museums, or beautiful beaches or national parks, there is easily a perfect place for every couple. Furthermore, November is one of the best times to go. You get to choose from warm or cool places, some with fall foliage or even the first days of snowfall. It is low season, so expect great deals on flights and hotels, and fewer crowds. So, where are the best places to visit? Where are the best honeymoon destinations in Europe in November?
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One of the many advantages of taking a honeymoon in November is that many places start to put up their Christmas decorations towards the end of the month. In addition, some Christmas markets are opened and other special events may start. If you would love to combine your honeymoon with these type of Christmas activities, then take a look at 24 Best Places To Visit In Europe For Christmas.
If you are curious about other fantastic destinations to visit in Europe in November, please see 24 Best Places To Visit In Europe In November. Alternatively, if you might want to start your trip in October, please see 23 Best Places To Visit In Europe In October.
For those of you who haven’t made a final decision about going to Europe for your honeymoon in November, please see:
- 22 Best Places To Visit In The USA In October;
- 20 Best Places To Visit In The USA In November; and
- 23 Best Places To Visit In The USA For Christmas.
If you are looking for a warm winter getaway, take a look at the 50 best Beach Destinations In The USA For A Warm Winter Getaway. However, if snow and winter sports is more your thing, please see 24 Best Snowy Winter Wonderlands In the USA.
Best Honeymoon Destinations In Europe In November
Here are 20 of the best honeymoon destinations in November in Europe. I have asked some of the top travel bloggers and industry experts to recommend great places to visit. They highlight the best things to do with your partner and the most romantic places to explore. In addition, fun and adventurous activities are included for those couples looking for a laugh or heart stopping excitement. The expected weather in November is highlighted as well as the best ways to reach the destination. Finally, if anyone has stayed at a remarkable hotel that would be the perfect place to enjoy a romantic honeymoon, it is included as well.
Carvoeiro, Portugal (The Algarve)
By Alya from Stingy Nomads
The small town of Carvoeiro in the Algarve region of Portugal is a perfect honeymoon destination in Europe in November. Carvoeiro has a charming centre, a fantastic beach, and plenty of bars and restaurants. The views from the cliffs around the town are spectacular. In addition, the Algarve is famous for its great sunny weather all year round. Even at the end of autumn, it’s still sunny and warm.
November is outside the busy season which means there will be fewer tourists. You can enjoy the beauty of the region including the famous beaches without jostling for space. Moreover, accommodation prices in November are significantly lower than during the summer. Accordingly, renting a private villa or staying in a spa hotel will be more affordable.
There are many adventurous things to do around Carvoeiro for a couple. Renting a double kayak at the Bengali Beach and visiting the famous Benagil Cave is a thrilling activity. The stunning sandy beaches inside the cave are a perfect place for taking romantic photos.
Walk along the rugged limestone cliffs following the Seven Hanging Valleys Trail is another amazing adventure for couples. The route takes hikers past beautiful white sand beaches, breathtaking lookout points, dramatic cliffs, and hidden caves. A sunset boat tour along the coast is a great way to finish the day.
Weather And Directions
Average daily temperatures in the Algarve in November are between 62°F and 66°F.
The closest International Airport is 46 mi away in Faro. Renting a car at the airport is the best way to explore the hidden gems of the region.
Alya says, “There are many wonderful places for newlyweds to stay in Carvoeiro. Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa is a perfect hotel for a romantic stay. The resort is on a large piece of land with a swimming pool, spa, lush garden, restaurants, and bar.”
By Laura from Travelers Universe
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is an incredibly romantic city and one of the best honeymoon destinations to visit in Europe in November. Packed with museums and fun attractions, Madrid can be the ideal place to explore for couples that cherish arts, culture, and food.
Then, take a private tour of Sex, Love, And War at the Prado Museum, the National Art Museum of Spain. It is considered the most important museum in Spain and one of the most important museums in the world. As you walk through the exhibits, you will be delighted and amazed at the hidden symbols, elusive pictures, and historical meanings that you discover.
Madrid is also an amazing city when it comes to food. With so many tapas bars and food markets to explore, your trip can quickly change focus from romance to food. If you want to do something really special, stop by Sobrino de Botin, a restaurant located in the heart of the city. It is famous for being the oldest restaurant in the world that has never closed.
Last but not least, one of the most romantic things you can do in Madrid is to enjoy a cocktail on one of the dozens of rooftop terraces. Holding hands while watching the sunset will leave you awestruck and dazzled by this beautiful city.
Weather And Directions
Madrid is known for its warm and dry summers and cold and dry winters. Occasionally, it can snow, but that’s not common in November. However, you can expect temperatures around 10ºC (50ºF) with little fluctuation between night and day.
To fly to Madrid, it’s best to use the Madrid Barajas Airport. This is the closes airport to the city and the busiest airport in Spain. This airport is serviced by both domestic and international flights. From the airport simply hop on a train and get off at Atocha station in the city center where most hotels in Madrid are located.
Luberon Villages of Provence, France
By Shobha from Road Trips In France
When people think of Provence, it’s the Luberon villages that immediately spring to mind. Peter Mayle made the area famous with his book, A Year in Provence. He spent his time in the village of Menerbes. However, the Luberon is filled with other impossibly romantic villages perched on hilltops overlooking vineyards and olive groves. The quality of the light in Provence is soft and filtered making it a favourite with artists like Van Gogh and Picasso. It also creates stunning photos.
In the Luberon, there are villages and markets to explore together on foot or as part of hiking or cycling routes. Enthusiastic cyclists will appreciate that a part of the Tour de France usually goes through this area. For a different perspective of the area, see it from a kayak as you paddle down the crystal clear waters of the Sorgue River.
In the villages, couples can browse markets, check out antique stores and get lost in medieval back streets together. Every village has a castle that would protect it in olden times. Some of these castles are now open to the pulbic, such as, Lacoste Castle, the home of the infamous Marquis de Sade.
There are fabulous restaurants that serve local fare straight from the local markets and vineyards. Better yet, there’s no need to spend a lot of money for fresh, beautifully prepared food.
Weather And Directions
Temperatures in the Luberon in November will be in the 50’s F with lows in the 40’s F making it perfect for outdoor adventure activity. The days are usually sunny.
The nearest airports to Provence are either Marseille or Nice International, either 60 or 155 miles away.
Shobha says, “A great place for couples to stay is the Petit Palais de Algae. It is a small boutique hotel with a pool set on a hillside overlooking the colored village of Roussillon. They serve dinner on the terrace which is beautiful for sunset views. It is located in the outskirts of the villages of Gordes making it convenient also for the famous Abbey de Senanque nearby.”
Rhodes, Greece (Greek Islands)
By Zoe from Together In Transit
If you are looking for a beautiful, romantic and relaxing Greek island for your honeymoon, Rhodes should be highly considered. As one of the bigger Greek islands in the Mediterranean Sea, there is lots to see and do.
For activities, snorkelling and swimming together on the East side of the Island will make you feel like you are in paradise. Two beaches to highlight are Kallithea Beach and Lindos Beach. At these, you can relax in the sun, swim with the fish and enjoy some Greek snacks from the local cafes. They are small and romantic too!
When not swimming, drive together to the beautiful city of Lindos where you can walk up to the Lindos Acropolis to relish in some Greek history. You can easily spend all day in Lindos exploring the narrow alleyways. Lindos is also a popular spot for its’ beauty, good food and cute boutiques. Make sure you budget for some honeymoon shopping and good local food.
For a gorgeous sunset location while on the island, head to Paralia Ixia for a walk along the stoney beach. It’s also a perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat or drink at a local restaurant while enjoying the sunset view.
Weather And Directions
The temperature on Rhodes in November is around max 20c / 68f. It’s a pleasant temperature for exploring with lots of sunshine. Just make sure to pack a light jacket for the evenings.
Renting a car is most suitable for this stay, so you can enjoy all the activities at different locations on the Island. However, getting to Rhodes is best via plane. There are many direct flights from Europe. Alternatively, you can easily reach Rhodes by boat from many other Greek islands, including from Athens.
Zoe says, “For a place to dream the night away, book yourself into the Esperos Village Blue & Spa hotel. This adults-only hotel is ideal for couples. Dining here is romantic and suitable for all, with a buffet breakfast and delicious options for dinner. If not relaxing in your spacious room, you can chill by one of the two outside pools with the sun and a refreshing drink.”
By Jolene from Wanderlust Storytellers
Your honeymoon is probably one of the most special and memorable holidays you will ever take so you want to make sure that it delivers on romance. This is why visiting Venice on your honeymoon will not disappoint. It is one of the most romantic cities in the world – think gorgeous rustic canals and romantic little cafes scattered along stunning lanes.
There’s so much to see and explore, and all of it is only made better with your loved one.
Take a romantic gondola ride for two. Although this is Venice’s most popular tourist activity and the canals can get a little overcrowded, it’s still a worthwhile and romantic thing to do.
The trick is to make sure you get a gondola in lower-traffic areas. You will find gondola traffic jams by the Bridge of Sighs, so try to avoid that area. Ask your Gondolier to take you to quieter areas.
When there are fewer people around, a Gondola ride is serene, and magically romantic. Snuggle up together and gaze out at the beauty all around you. If you want to up the romance, you can pay a little more for a serenaded gondola ride.
Afterwards, stroll along the canals to find your own hidden treasures. Roam the winding and cobbled stone streets and walkways hand in hand, getting lost, exploring and soaking it all in.
Make sure you find your way back to the The Bridge of Sighs. It’s such an important, mesmerizing thing to see, you simply can’t miss it. The best time to go is early in the morning so that you avoid the crowds. Afterwards, stop at a cafe and have a morning coffee and pastry with your partner.
At night, for a truly romantic and once in a lifetime experience, try and see an opera in La Fenice Theatre. This is a space that will make you tear up, it’s so beautiful and that’s before the spectacle of the opera even hits you!
The world’s best performers put on shows here and the costumes are gorgeous. In fact, the quality of everything will be beyond what you’ve ever seen before. The tickets for the theatre are pricey, but it’s truly a once in a lifetime experience that just oozes romance. If you can, you should.
Another romantic thing to do in Venice is to indulge in the fantastic local food. Venice has some of the world’s most sublime seafood dishes. Enjoy delicious seafood and pasta dishes in the cozy and friendly family-run restaurant, Trattoria Antiche Carampane. The atmosphere is great, and the food and wine is fantastic.
This gorgeous little city ‘forces’ you to relax as the only means of exploration is by foot or boat. It also encourages you to slow down as you meander along the cobbled stone paths and stop to admire the beauty of this place. It is truly one of the best places to visit with your partner.
Weather And Directions
The average high in November is 53F. July is the hottest month in Venice with an average temperature of 23°C (73°F) and the coldest is January at 3°C (37°F).
You will more than likely fly into the Venice Marco Polo (VCE) main airport. It is only six kilometers (four miles) north of the city on the edge of the lagoon. Make sure to book your seats on the right-hand side of the plane as the views are simply out of this world. It will definitely ignite the romance even before landing in Venice.
Jolene says, “If you are looking for a romantic hotel, then look no further than the Palazzo Veneziano. The rooms are gorgeous and set out for a decadently romantic holiday with an incredibly luxurious spa bath in your room.
The hotel is the perfect base for couples, with lovely amenities and a canal-side location with views of the canals from your room. Take full advantage of the delicious buffet breakfast together before you set out on your day.”
Lake Bled, Slovenia
By Dhara from Not About The Miles
If you are looking for a charming and romantic honeymoon destination in Europe, you can’t go wrong with Lake Bled. Located in scenic Slovenia, Lake Bled is an impossibly beautiful alpine lake nestled amidst mountains. There is a little island in the middle of the lake, making it the perfect picture postcard.
One of the most romantic things to do in Lake Bled is to simply walk its shore, taking in the beautiful views along the way. There is even a photo station with a heart for that perfect honeymoon photo. If walking the entire length of the shore is too much, you can walk a part of the way. The important thing is to enjoy the superbly scenic setting together.
Take a pletna boat out to the small island, or if you enjoy doing active things as a couple, you can rent your own boat and row to the island as well. The pletna boat is shared, but you can also pay more and take a boat for two as well. On the island, visit the little church, pull the bell rope, and make a wish for a life of marital bliss!
After a romantic dinner overlooking the lake, be sure to share a slice of Bled cream cake. It is made of puff pastry, with layers of vanilla cream and custard.
If you are more of the adventurous types, take day trip to nearby Postojna Cave. You have 24 km of underground paths to explore and a thrilling 3.7 km train ride into the depths of the mountain.
Weather And Directions
Bled is a four-season destination. In the summer months, highs are in the high 70s or low 80s. In November, daytime highs are in the mid 40s. Spring and fall are beautiful times to visit Lake Bled, with pleasant weather and fewer crowds.
Fly into Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, and then take a bus to Bled, or rent a car and drive. It’s about 54 km, and you can do the drive in about 40 minutes. If you have time, spend a few days exploring Ljubljana, a gorgeous medieval town with an imposing castle overlooking the Old Town.
Dhara says, “The Gran Hotel Toplice is a romantic place to stay. It is located right on the lakeshore, so be sure to book a room with a view of the lake!”
By Joanna from Andalucia In My Pocket
Taking a road trip around Andalucia is a wonderful way to spend a honeymoon. The autonomous region in the South of Spain offers many romantic activities, from enjoying a glass of champagne at sunset on a catamaran, exploring the wildlife in the Sierra Nevada mountains, to hiking along a remote trail leading to the heart of one of the most beautiful national parks in Europe.
To properly explore Andalucia at a leisurely pace, you should stay at least two weeks. Each of the beautiful cities are different and offers special romantic activities. If you only have a few days, you will be happily overwhelmed with options.
For example, in Granada, you can enjoy a couple experience at Hammam Al-Andalus, a Moorish-style spa with dim lights, hot and cold pools, and traditional relaxing Kessa massages. After, you can have a candlelit dinner with a view of the Alhambra, at the Mirador de Morayma Restaurant. The Alhambra is a Unesco World Heritage site and an ancient complex of Islamic architecture with some Spanish Renaissance architecture.
Cadiz is a vibrant city, full of life, where you can enjoy romantic walks along the promenade separating the ocean from the city. This iconic place is best experienced at sunset, when the warm light descends behind the Cathedral overlooking the ocean.
In Jerez de la Frontera, you can attend an authentic flamenco show inside a pena and feel the passion of this unique art form. While Granada and Seville are more famous for flamenco, in Jerez de la Frontera you will find authentic performances at reasonable prices.
Andalucia is a perfect destination for newlyweds because of all the amazing things it offers: sunshine and warm weather, interesting history, beautiful landscapes, beaches and mountains, incredible architecture, and delicious food and wine.
Weather And Directions
In November, the average temperatures in Andalucia are between 57°F – 64°F. The hottest area of the region in November is around Sevilla. Sometimes it does rain, but mostly towards the end of the month.
The easiest way to get to Andalucia from Europe, North Africa and North America is Malaga. The international airport in Malaga receives flights all year round. It is the most popular point of arrival in the region.
By Soujanya from The Spicy Journey
Paris, France is the perfect place for a fairytale honeymoon. Apart from being known as the city of love, it is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with many options for things to do. There are lovely gardens to explore, spectacular architecture to see and amazing food to eat, all of which are the perfect combination for a European honeymoon.
Some of the most romantic things to do in Paris include taking a sunset river cruise on the River Seine, and sampling French cheeses and wine. The banks of the River Seine is a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is where you will find Paris’ iconic landmarks and most popular destinations, such as Notre Dame and the Louvre. The distance between these two sites is roughly 1.4 km (just under a mile) by foot. After your cruise, walk along the Seine, one of the most romantic things to do in Paris.
Of course, the Eiffel Tower is the eternal symbol of love and romance in Paris and there are many things to do around it to celebrate your nuptials. Weather permitting, have a picnic at the Champ de Mars in front of the Eiffel Tower or a nice dinner at a fancy restaurant overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Alternatively, hire a photographer to get some memorable pictures of your special trip at one of the many incredible Eiffel Tower viewpoints.
Although Paris has many picturesque areas, Montmartre, in particular, is a neighbourhood that you should not miss, especially for honeymooners. The cobblestone steps, art galleries, bright Parisian cafés and a breathtaking view of all of Paris from the Sacre Coeur are all truly unforgettable experiences.
Practice being locals and find a picturesque café with a pretty outdoor patio to people watch and eat delicious food. Some of the best places to eat in Montmartre include La Maison Rose – an iconic pink café, Le Consulat, Le Vrai and Pink Mamma.
Weather And Directions
The average high temperature in November is 51 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s the best time to snuggle together after spending the whole morning exploring the city.
Paris offers two airports – Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. The train RER B goes directly into Paris from Charles de Gaulle in 20 minutes.
It is recommended to book a hotel with a view of the Eiffel Tower to make the most of the honeymoon.
By Janelle from Make The Trip Matter
Kenmare, Ireland is a small, coastal Irish country town located in County Kerry that is known for being “the jewel in the Ring of Kerry.” It’s famous for gourmet food, superb accommodations, and incredible scenery. Kenmare is also known for its pubs and vibrantly colored and characterful buildings. It’s one of the best places for couples looking for a quaint, unique Irish honeymoon destination.
There are plenty of activities for you and your partner to experience in Kenmare from exploring the town itself to diving into the beautiful landscapes throughout the Ring of Kerry. One of the top activities for couples in Kenmare is to play a round of golf together at one of the two world-class golf courses (Kenmare Golf Club or the Ring of Kerry Golf Club) that have incredible views throughout the course.
Couples visiting Kenmare also often enjoy taking a tour together. One of the more romantic tours is a “Seafari” around Kenmare Bay with live Irish music. The tour goes about 6 to 10 miles around the bay and showcases breathtaking panoramic scenery of Cork and the Kerry Mountains while often spotting wildlife such as seals, dolphins, and eagles.
Weather And Directions
The weather in Kenmare is mild and cool all year round. It might be a bit rainy in November, but it doesn’t snow and the temperature hardly drops below 35°F. The average temperature in November ranges from a low of 42°F to a high of 54°F.
The Cork and Shannon airports are the closest international airports to Kenmare. Most likely, you will fly into the Cork airport (more routes available) at which point it’s about an hour and a half drive to Kenmare.
Janelle says, “The accommodation options are incredible for newlyweds. Kenmare is popular for having adorable, quaint BnB style options with stunning views of the Irish countryside and superb hospitality. Or a stay such as the Sheen Falls Country Club might be more your style, they include a complimentary welcome pack of a bottle of wine and box of chocolates for their guests.”
By Vidyut from Triplyzer
Kiruna, a gem of the Arctic Circle, is one of the top travel destinations in Sweden. It is the country’s northernmost town and a perfect base for exploring the Swedish Lapland region. Some of the essential things to do in Swedish Lapland that couples would enjoy include viewing the Northern Lights, getting a taste of the local Saami culture, and hiking Luossavaara Mountain.
The romantic experience of witnessing the magic of the Northern Lights is the prime reason that draws couples to the Arctic Circle. While you can do it on your own, it is recommended to take one of the tours. The locals know the best locations and will drive you to multiple spots in your hunt to see the Aurora Borealis. In fact, the high probability of cloud-free nights in the Kiruna region means you have a good chance to spot the Northern Lights on your trip.
There are multiple opportunities to get a closer feel of the Sami culture, but the open-air museum at Jukkasjärvi is the best place. The cute reindeers, Saami crafts, and food will easily keep you engaged for hours.
Luossavaara mountain is located just 20 minutes’ walk from the city center. A gentle hike up will take you to the peak where an old iron mine is located. At the top, you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the city and the surrounding landscape. In addition, couples can add a little adventure to their trip with a tour of the underground mines.
Weather And Directions
November is when the region transitions from fall to winter, with temperatures ranging from 22°F to 9°F.
Located 10 km from the center is the Kiruna airport. An airport bus connects it to the train station and the city center.
Vidyut says, “Made each year from the ice blocks from the Torne River, staying in the world’s original Ice Hotel is an experience the newlyweds will cherish forever. The hotel is open to visitors as well who can see art exhibitions as well as enjoy a cocktail in the IceBar.”
By Paulina from UK Everyday
If you would like to visit a beautiful Greek island for your honeymoon, Kefalonia is a great choice. The island, famous from the romantic movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is one of the largest in Greece and offers many amazing activities that you can do together.
One of the best things to do in Kefalonia during a honeymoon is take a romantic boat tour visit Melissani Cave. Legend has it that the nymph called Melissani fell into the lake and died because god Pan rejected her love. Its’ two chambers offer very different romantic experiences.
The first is all about the mystical blues created by the opening in the cave, formed when the roof collapsed centuries ago. The second closed chamber is reached through a very narrow passageway. There are 20,000-year-old stalagmites here and a small island in the middle
Another beautiful place to visit together is Drogarati Cave. There is something magical about exploring stalactites and stalagmites deep below the ground. This place offers amazing honeymoon photography opportunities in one of the most beautiful caves in Europe.
Weather And Directions
A honeymoon in November on this Greek island is for those who are looking for unique experiences rather than a beach break. The average temperatures in November are 57°F with highest of 63°F and lowest of 48°F. You might also see some rain so make sure you bring a packable rain jacket.
Kefalonia International Airport Anna Pollatou is less than one hour drive from Melisanni Cave or Drogarati Cave. The island is easy to explore with a car as it is not too big and offers scenic drives along the coast.
Paulina says, “One of the best places to stay is ODYSSEY Boutique Hotel where you can watch beautiful sunsets together or visit the hotel’s spa. This adult only hotel has fantastic views of the Ionian Sea and offers a true Odyssey experience. Indulge together with its delicious food and amazing cocktails during your honeymoon in one of the best Greek islands.”
By Jessie from Pocket Wonderings
The vibrant capital of Italy is perfect for food and culture loving newlyweds. From the romantic cobbled streets of Trastevere to candlelit restaurants and iconic Rome landmarks, it is sure to be a memorable honeymoon destination.
For couples who adore art and architecture, Rome provides ample opportunity to discover an impressive collection of masterpieces, particularly in Vatican City. Tick off a bucket list item together and marvel at Michelangelo’s infamous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.
For a break away from the hustle and bustle of the city, couples should head to Villa Borghese Gardens located near the Spanish Steps. Take a romantic stroll through these beautiful landscaped gardens and take a moment to steal a kiss in the Temple of Aesculapius.
Rome is renowned for its mouthwatering cuisine. Seek out one of the many romantic restaurants in Rome for a candlelit dinner of indulgent pasta, pizza and wine. For something truly special, head to three Michelin star La Pergola for an unforgettable meal to mark your honeymoon. Make sure you book reservations months in advance to avoid disappointment. Afterwards, settle at a cosy wine bar to soak up that dolce vita lifestyle.
Weather And Directions
Rome boasts wonderful weather from spring through autumn, with temperatures reaching average highs of 88° F in July and August. In the fall months, the temperature is lower at this time of year but still mild, with highs averaging 56° F. Rain is more likely in the cooler months, but crowds are noticeably less.
The nearest international airport to the city is Rome-Fiumicino, which is around a 40 minute drive from the city centre. Or there is Rome Ciampino airport, which is only a 20 minute drive but is more limited in terms of flights and destinations. Avoid renting a car and driving yourself in Rome. It is expensive and chaotic.
Jessie says, “A Rome honeymoon deserves a stay at one of the luxury hotels. Stay in a stunning suite at the five-star Hotel de Russie. The outside terrace is perfect for romantic balmy evenings in Italy’s capital.”
Tenerife, Spain (Canary Islands)
By Paulina from Paulina On The Road
Tenerife is an excellent destination for a honeymoon in November. Located just 100 km off of North Africa’s western coast, Tenerife is one of the largest of the Canary islands and offers moderate temperatures throughout the year. In fact, it is recognized as the “island of eternal spring” across the world. It has all the natural beauty that you need and age-old traditions that will fascinate and enthral you.
It is a good time to visit Tenerife in November if you wish to have a romantic honeymoon. There are many reasons why this place is worth visiting.
Begin with visiting the light and music fountain, located in the Plaza de las Americas. Witness the beauty of the fountain in the evening while enjoying a delicious ice cream with your partner.
Up next, take the hiking trail of Mount Teide to reach its summit and enjoy the breathtaking view of the island.
Finally, surprise your partner with a mini-golf game after you eat. While this may not sound like the most romantic activity, a little competition and a lot of laughs will make this a worthwhile activity.
Weather And Directions
The average temperatures in the Canary Islands in November ranges from 78°F to 74°F. You can expect rain on about 2 1/2 days.
You can reach these beautiful isalnds by plane. There are two major airports- Tenerife South Airport and Tenerife North Airport. You can rent a car or take a taxi to explore local attractions.
Paulina says, “If you are wondering where to stay in Tenerife, consider Gran Melia Palacio de Isora as it is peaceful and provides the right atmosphere for couples.”
By Mark from Wyld Family Travel
Strasbourg is a romantic destination in Europe in November. The city is located in North-Eastern France near the borders of Germany and Switzerland. Over the years, Strasbourg has belonged to both Germany and France. Notably, the influence of both countries runs deep in the capital of the Alsace Region of France.
The amazing food and wine of the region make for many romantic dinners in traditional restaurants around the city. Dine on the Alsacian specialties such as knuckle of pork with sauerkraut, Flamkussen, choucroute or cordon bleu and wash it down with a glass of the regional Gewurztraminer wine.
A hand in hand walk through the old town and to La Petite France district is a must with its old-world timber houses shining in their bright colours. The old-world charm of Strasbourg is on show with a visit to the many museums such as the Palace Rohan.
Day trips from Strasbourg include the hiking or cross country ski trails in the nearby mountains and the picture-perfect Chateau Haut Konigsburg. Day trips through the region along the Alsace wine trail is also a must as you see fairytale towns and vineyards dating back to the middle ages.
Weather And Directions
The colors of the leaves in Vosges mountains in November are an amazing color of red and yellows as the season starts to change into winter. Average high temperature in Strasbourg is 47 degrees Fahrenheit with around 8 days of rain.
Strasbourg is easily reached from Paris by the TGV in under 2 hours. Alternatively, Strasbourg has its own international airport for visitors.
By Dan from Honeymoon Always
If you are looking to honeymoon in November in Europe, Madeira makes for a perfect destination. Located off the coast of Africa, this Portuguese island is often considered the Hawaii of Europe.
The landscape formed by volcanic eruptions is simply breathtaking. Take a hike together to see the amazing views. You can choose a strenuous hike or you can drive around the island, with short hikes that will take you to views you will not believe.
At one of the popular hikes, Vereda dos Balcões, the birds will even eat out of your hands. Some other amazing locations are Ponta de São Lourenço and Ponta do Rosto and Pico do Arieiro.
Plan to splurge at least one night at a restaurant overlooking the ocean. There are several, but consider Avista Restaurant.
Some of the best things to do for a romantic honeymoon in Madiera are the simplest. At night, relax together enjoying the sound of the waves crashing or drive away from the town and go stargazing at the Sao Lourenco parking lot at Pico do Arieiro.
Weather And Directions
In November, Madeira is sunny and temperatures are mild. Average temperature is 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius).
The island has an international airport with flights changing seasonally. However, you can always find a flight to the Island from the UK or Portugal, with direct flights from New York City from time to time.
Dan says, “The Cliff Bay Hotel is a perfect hotel for a romantic getaway. The hotel sits on a cliff and the rooms have balconies that look onto the surrounding blue waters and beyond. A delicious breakfast is served every morning from the restaurant. It has floor-to-ceiling windows providing even more incredible views. Go for a swim in the heated indoor pool, enjoy the hot tub and sauna and get a couple’s massage together.
For a more budget-friendly accommodation try one of the other Portobay hotels like Porto Santa Maria.
By Paula from Paula Pins The Planet
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and is known for its scenery, culture, and tasty Icelandic seafood. Located on Faxa Bay and surrounded by striking mountain peaks, this city is the perfect start for any Iceland Itinerary. This place has so much to offer, especially for couples on their honeymoon.
There are plenty of fantastic activities to do together during your stay in this incredible city. Going on a whale-watching trip is one of the most popular things to do, and is a great activity for couples. In addition, Reykjavik is in the perfect location if you want to visit one of the nearby geothermal springs for some relaxation after all that wedding planning.
If you are there in early November, you can also go to the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival where you can enjoy live music and dance the night away together.
At night, one of the best things to do in Reykavik is to watch for the beautiful Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. It’s a bucket list experience for sure, and will leave you with memories to last a lifetime – what better way to spend a honeymoon?
Reykavik is the perfect way to start your marriage, as adventure is awaiting the two of you at every corner. Not only are there plenty of activities you can do together, but you’ll also find lots of great restaurants for a romantic meal.
Weather And Directions
During November, the average temperature in Reykavik ranges between 30ºF and 41ºF. Expect to see plenty of rain and a bit of snow during your stay. However, don’t forget there is a HUGE bonus to visiting the city in November as you’ve got a great chance of spotting the Northern lights!
To get to the city, you’ll fly into Keflavik International airport which is a 45-minute drive from Reykjavik. You have a couple of options when it comes to this journey including the Flybus, a taxi, or public transport. Alternatively, you can rent a car from the airport if you’re planning to do a road trip around Iceland.
Paulina says, ” If you’re looking for a luxury romantic getaway then the Reykjavik Edition and the Black Pearl Apartment Hotel are great choices. However, if you’d prefer something a bit more budget-friendly, then take a look at Exeter Hotel or Icelandair Hotel Reykavik Marina.”
Santorini, Greece (Greek Islands)
By Roxanne from Faraway Worlds
Santorini is widely considered one of the most romantic places in the world and it’s a lovely honeymoon destination in November. While the weather has cooled down a bit, it’s still a pleasant time to visit. Some might even prefer the temperature to the blistering summer heat. As a bonus, the summer crowds have disappeared, giving you the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful island in relative solitude – perfect for newlyweds.
November may not be the best time to visit the beach, but Santorini’s beaches aren’t as spectacular as those on some of the other Greek Islands. Instead, the island is known for its gorgeous views and sunsets so make the most of them during your honeymoon.
Pick a sunny day and walk between the main town of Fira and the village of Oia at the top of the island. It’s a stunning and very romantic walk with panoramic views over the famous caldera. Time your walk for the late afternoon and watch the sunset with the twinkling lights of the town in the distance.
Otherwise, spend a couple of hours strolling around the charming streets of Fira, or take a wine tour and visit a few of the local wineries. November is also a great time to explore some of the ancient sites on the island. If you want to venture further afield, take a sailing trip to the small volcanic islands, and then walk up the volcano’s caldera. It’s a beautiful spot and the climb is much more enjoyable in November than in the heat of summer.
Weather And Directions
Temperatures hover around 60 degrees Fahrenheit in November. There is the odd rainy day towards the end of the month.
You can fly directly to Santorini from a number of international locations, otherwise there are frequent ferries from Athens.
By Merry Allison from Virginia Vacation Guide
Florence is a gorgeous Italian city filled with romance, history, and beauty. It is the perfect honeymoon destination for art lovers as the city is home to some of the greatest artistic achievements of the Renaissance period.
There are many major art galleries throughout the city, including Accademia Gallery, where visitors can find Michelangelo’s famous statue of David. The Uffizi Gallery includes famous works by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Titian, and many more.
No trip to Tuscany would be complete without indulging in the best wine that the region has to offer. Couples can book a private or small group wine tasting tour to one of the many neighboring vineyards.
If the November weather is favorable, you can take a romantic stroll in one of the many picturesque gardens in Florence. Boboli Gardens at the Pitti Palace and Bardini Gardens are essential garden destinations.
For a little romance, you can take a private boat ride along the Arno River. It operates year-round, weather permitting, and features unique views of the bridges and architecture along the river, including the famous Ponte Vecchio.
For stunning views of the city of Florence, head to Piazzale Michelangelo. This is the perfect backdrop for taking pictures together to mark the occasion.
For couples looking to explore other facets of the city, the charming and romantic Parco Delle Cascine is a lovely setting to take a stroll or enjoy a bike ride. The park is lined with towering elms, oaks, and maple trees, and it is surrounded by hills on one side and the Arno River on the other side.
Florence, as with many Italian cities, features an abundance of fine Italian restaurants where couples can enjoy a romantic meal. Il Palagio features inventive Tuscan cuisine and a romantic setting in either the fine dining room or on the garden terrace. La Buchetta is another great option for a romantic Italian dinner in a cozy bistro setting.
Weather And Directions
The average temperature can be on the brisk side, with temperatures ranging from 43 to 59 F.
Florence is accessible by plane, train, or car. The nearest airport is Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola, which is approximately a 20-minute drive to the city center. Firenze Santa Maria Novella is the main train station for Florence and is located in the city center.
Merry says, “There is an abundance of romantic boutique hotels throughout Florence. Ville Sull’Arno is an excellent choice located right along the Arno River. It features many five-star amenities, including a full-service spa, heated swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, beautiful views of the river, and a picturesque garden. The hotel also offers romantic packages that include champagne and candlelit dinners.
The Four Seasons is an even more opulent accommodation for couples. The resort is located in two Renaissance buildings and features a full-service spa, sauna, whirlpool, and steam rooms. In addition, it offers special experiences like a private dinner on the Ponte Vecchio and a hot air balloon ride to Chianti.”
By Claire from Why Visit Barcelona
Barcelona is one of the most popular cities to visit in Europe and for good reason. It offers incredible architecture, food and beautiful beaches. It is a perfect place to celebrate your European honeymoon in November.
A popular date spot for locals is the Turro de Rovira, more commonly known as the Bunkers at Carmel. It has incredible views of the city and the Mediterranean beyond. On a clear day, there’s no better place to gaze down at the city and contemplate your new lives together.
Forget about future arguments over cooking duties as you learn how to make paella together. Alternatively, if you prefer to just eat, then a private food tour is an excellent way to sample the best food in Barcelona.
You can’t visit Barcelona without seeing the iconic sites such as La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, but how about booking a photographer to capture your romantic moments together? Or hire bikes so you can cycle around the city exploring. There are tandem bikes if you feel brave enough to share, or go the traditional route with one each.
Buy some food at La Boqueria Market on Las Ramblas then go to the beach and have a picnic. Alternatively, find a spot in La Ciutadella Park to eat, take a rest and enjoy the sunshine.
Weather And Directions
One of the best things about Barcelona is the warm climate. Winter temperatures stay around the mid-50s, with 300 days of sunshine per year. If you happen to have a rainy day, then there is no shortage of incredible museums in Barcelona to enjoy. This includes Picasso to Chocolate, Modern Art to Egyptian history.
Barcelona El Prat is the main international airport in Barcelona and is well connected by rail (30 minutes to Sants Station), bus (30-40 minutes to Plaça de Catalunya) and metro services into the city which take a while longer.
There’s little point renting a car in Barcelona unless you intend to explore more of Catalonia. Parking in Barcelona can be a pain so stick to public transport or taxis. A taxi ride from the airport can whizz you into the city in 20 minutes if there’s no traffic.
Claire says, “As for accommodation, Hotel Neri is a chic, exclusive hotel hidden away in a quiet square in the Gothic Quarter, close to the cathedral. It has gorgeous décor with a blend of period charm and sophisticated design. It also has a lovely rooftop garden perfect for couples to enjoy during a romantic stay on their honeymoon.
If you prefer an apartment, check out Sensation Sagrada Familia for bright and modern apartments. They offer a shared sun terrace, small outdoor swimming pool and views of the famous Sagrada Familia.”
By Camille from Everything Yoga Retreat
Located in the plain of the Aude, Carcassonne is a city that looks straight out of a fairytale. It is mostly famous for its impressive medieval fortress, which was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.
Carcassonne is simply a wonder to walk around. From exploring the City Walls to admiring the stunning Château Comtal and even visiting the Basilica of Saints Nazarius, there is no shortage of ways to spend a day in Carcassonne. Even just walking the cobbled stone streets, finding passageways and winding alleys are enough to fill a romantic day with your partner in this city.
For even more romance, take a river cruise on the Canal du Midi as you will get to admire some of Carcassonne’s major tourist sites from a different vantage point.
If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, Carcassonne is actually one of the best places to go on a yoga retreat in France. Located only 45 minutes south of the medieval city, Santosha Yoga offers the perfect setting for a retreat with your partner. Together you’ll learn to relax, meditate and practice yoga in a natural environment, surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields.
Weather And Directions
Carcassonne enjoys warm and dry summers with quite mild winters. In November, expect average high temperature of 56 degrees Fahrenheit and some rain around 7 days.
Getting to Carcassonne is quite easy. The closest international airport is Carcassonne Airport. It is located only four kilometers away from the city center. You can fly there from several European countries including the United Kingdom, Belgium or Ireland.
Camille says, “You’ll find an array of accommodation in Carcassonne. But if you’re looking for a luxurious and timeless experience, check out the Hotel De La Cité Carcassonne MGallery. It’s a historic hotel located in the heart of the Medieval City that is simply perfect for honeymooners. It has sophisticated rooms, a chic spa and a renowned restaurant where you can have a romantic dinner in front of the beautiful Chateau Comtal.”
The best honeymoon destinations in Europe in November offer beautiful hotels and amazing things to do together. They include lots of romance but also adventure, the outdoors, and fascinating cities and towns to explore. Food is delicious and the weather is often perfect for walking and enjoying your surroundings.