Last month we wrote an article about the warmest destinations in October. This time is tougher, as finding places with mild temperatures in November is not easy, especially if we want to stay within Europe. Don’t expect to find places with temperatures above 30° C or even 25° C… For that you’ll have to travel a little further. However, countries in southern Europe such as Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Greece can be a good compromise. Keep reading… We’ll bring you to 10 European destinations where you can still enjoy nice weather and pretty warm temperatures even in November!
1. Palermo, Italy
Palermo is the capital of Sicily, Italy. This amazing city full of cultural value is situated close to where Europe ends and Africa begins. The buildings and architectures of the city reflect centuries of domination of different populations: Roman, Byzantine, Arab, and Norman. In November the highest temperature is around 22° C: still warm enough to grab a fresh pistachio “granita.”
2. Crete, Greece
Crete, the island of Zeus, is the largest island of Greece and the fifth biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus and Corsica). In Crete you can discover ancient treasures left by past civilizations and taste the rich Greek gastronomic culture. The island is also full of natural beauties, including mountainous landscapes, rugged canyons and, most of all, amazing beaches. The temperature in November can go up to 21° C.
3. Faro, Portugal
Faro is a charming Portuguese city and the capital of the Algarve, located an hour away from the Spanish border. The city boasts a beautiful marina, many parks and squares, a picturesque old town surrounded by medieval walls, and many yummy seafood restaurants. Average November temperatures fluctuate between 13° and 19° C.
4. Nice, France
Nice is probably the most famous city of the Côte d’Azur’s, the French Riviera. Nice is internationally renowned for its stunning seaside scenery and its promenade, called Promenade des Anglais or simply Le Prom. The city boasts 300 days of sun a year, with a maximum November temperature of 20° C.
5. Ostuni, Italy
Ostuni is a vibrant city located in Puglia, a region in the south of Italy. This picturesque town is built on the top of a hill overlooking the Adriatic Sea and is characterized by white buildings, arches, alleys and staircases. Thanks to its architecture and Old Town, it is considered one of the most breathtaking destinations in Italy. The maximum temperature in November can be as high as 19° C.
6. Seville, Spain
Seville is the administrative capital of Andalucía, a region situated in the south of Spain. The city has plenty of tourist attractions, including the bell tower La Giralda, an enormous Cathedral, the Real Alcázar, the Fine Arts Museum, the Town Hall, the Archive of the Indies and much more! The average maximum temperature in November lies around 20° C: warm enough to enjoy some tapas in an outdoor bar.
7. Gibraltar, United Kingdom
Gibraltar is a British overseas territory situated on the edge of Europe, at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It is considered the southernmost point of Europe, and one of the ancient Pillars of Hercules. The climate of Gibraltar is affected by the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. During winter the temperatures range between 10 and 18° C. In November they can go up to 19/20 °C.
8. Corsica, France
Corsica is a French island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, located around 200 km away from mainland France. Corsica is a true natural paradise, endowed with golden beaches, clear water and mountain lakes. One of its strong points is its pleasant climate: in November average daily temperatures are around 17° C.
9. Madeira, Portugal
Together with Porto Santo, Madeira is one of the two inhabited islands of the Portuguese Madeira archipelago. Madeira island has a surface of 741 km2 and is located on the African Plate, in the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to its strategic geographical location, the island has a mild weather, with pleasant winter average temperatures of 17° C. In November, temperatures can still go up to 21° C.
10. Athens, Greece
Athens is the capital of modern Greece and the historical capital of Europe, boasting 3,000 years of history. It’s the perfect destination for cultural tourists who want to immerse themselves into ancient archeological sites, monuments and museums which capture the great cultural value and power of the ancient Greeks. The Mediterranean weather offers mild temperatures, which in November lie around 20° C.5