Top 10 winter sun holiday destinations in November 2023

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

Sandwiched between the October half-term and Christmas festivities, November can be a great time to get away for some winter sun before the crowds. The tricky part is deciding where to go based on your budget and interests.

Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE © Sam Valadi - Flickr Creative Commons
Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE © Sam Valadi - Flickr Creative Commons

Whether you're into city breaks and culture, hankering for a beach holiday or eager to get outdoors, we've got something for everyone in our pick of the top 10 destinations for winter sun in November.

Destination Temperature Daily sunshine Flight time
Max Min
1. Dubai, UAE 31°C 18°C 9 hours 7 hours
2. Cuba 28°C 18°C 7 hours 10 hours
3. Cape Verde 28°C 22°C 7 hours 6 hours
4. Gambia 33°C 19°C 9 hours 6.5 hours
5. Oman 30°C 20°C 10 hours 7.5 hours
6. Luxor, Egypt 28°C 11°C 10 hours 5.5 hours
7. Lanzarote, Canaries 23°C 16°C 7 hours 4 hours
8. Cairns, Queensland 30°C 22°C 8 hours 20.5 hours
9. Cyprus 21°C 12°C 7 hours 4.5 hours
10. Dominican Republic 30°C 22°C 8 hours 9.5 hours

Below you'll find our choice destinations for a seasonal holiday, designed to help you find your dreamy November getaway based on the things that matter most to you.

Top 10 winter sun holiday destinations in November infographic ©
Top 10 winter sun holiday destinations in November infographic ©

Top 10 sunny destinations in November

  1. Dubai, UAE
  2. Cuba
  3. Cape Verde
  4. Gambia
  5. Oman
  6. Luxor, Egypt
  7. Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
  8. Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  9. Cyprus
  10. Dominican Republic

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Sunny holiday destinations by month

Check out our top 10 sunny holiday destinations for each month of the year, whether you're after summer breaks or winter sun escapes. We'll tell you where to get the best weather, expected flight time and what each destination is best known for.

Looking for more? Don't miss our complete guide to the weather in November and see our pick of the best places to go for a holiday, be it near or far, that month.

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton is's editor. Kirsten writes, commissions and edits our travel features, liaising with our contributors and ensuring copy is spick-and-span. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Kirsten also freelances writing articles on travel, history and the outdoors for titles such as Scotland Magazine and BBC Travel.

Article updated on Thursday 1st December 2022 in: Africa Caribbean Europe Middle East Oceania Season Winter sun

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