It’s almost November, which means it’s almost the end of the year! Where did the time go?

With 2019 coming to a close, have you traveled as much as you wanted to? If not, you still have time to cross some dream destinations off your bucket list. November is a great time to experience cheaper flights and fewer crowds. So, check out the list below, and book an early winter vacation!


Rome, Italy

With lower hotel rates and mild temperatures, November is a great time to visit this ancient city. November is also a very festive month for Rome, starting with All Saints Day on November 1st. Keep in mind, some museums and shops may be closed, since All Saints Day is a national holiday. If traveling during that time, make sure you plan accordingly.

However, the fun doesn’t end with All Saints Day! The Rome Jazz Festival takes place throughout the entire month of November. At the festival, you’ll be able to attend concerts of famous performers from around the world. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the local culture by attending an opera at Teatro dell’Opera, which is conveniently located near the famous Trevi Fountain. However you decide to spend your time in Rome, make sure you eat lots of pasta!


Berlin, Germany

November is a very historic time for Berlin. November 9th is the 30-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. While the wall didn’t actually get demolished until 1990, November 9th marks the day citizens were able to freely travel between the western and eastern parts of Berlin.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this historic day, Berlin is hosting many events ranging from tours to film screenings. Later in the month, visit the Green Market Winter Festival, which takes place from November 22-23. At the festival, start celebrating Christmas early by eating festive dishes and purchasing handmade gifts.


Las Vegas, Nevada

Although room rates and temperatures are typically lower in November, Las Vegas doesn’t lose any of its excitement! Famous performers, like Penn and Teller and Aerosmith, have shows all month long. However, November is the last month you’ll be able to see Donny and Marie Osmond perform on their Vegas stage! The famous couple will perform for the last time on November 16th.

If you’d rather avoid the Las Vegas strip and want to experience the great outdoors instead, try taking a tour of the Hoover Dam. This is a great opportunity to learn more about history, visit exhibits, and watch informative films.


Cairo, Egypt

If you’re a history buff, Cairo is the place for you! With lower temperatures and less crowds, November is a great time to visit this historic city.

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is a great place to start diving into the history of the area. At the museum, you’ll be able to see ancient jewelry and artifacts recovered from the tombs of pharaohs. The museum also holds the Royal Mummies Hall, which is the final resting place of the mummies of former Egyptian kings and queens. After visiting the museums, don’t forget to see the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the oldest Seven Wonders of the World.


New York City

Although New York may be a bit colder in November, the city is a great place to visit for the holidays. (Just don’t forget to pack your jacket and scarf!) New York is known for its Broadway shows, and November has some great show openings. The famous A Christmas Carol, for example, starts on November 7th.

If in the city during the holidays, make sure you don’t miss the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! The parade is full of exciting and over-the-top floats and balloons.


In Conclusion

Wherever you decide to travel this month, whether it’s Italy or New York, we hope you have a great holiday season! With cheaper prices and less crowds, your travel opportunities are endless. If you end up taking a fun trip this month, let us know! We’d love to hear about your adventures.

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