Europe in November

posted 9 months ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I was in Paris in early November and it rained the whole time. It was also freezing cold, I am used to the US South east. I have been to Italy in November as well and it was cool but much more bearable than Paris! Go with Italy if I were you!

Post # 3
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Helper bee

Paris in November is cold, windy and wet. And not much less crowded than usual. I’d go somewhere else

Post # 4
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Helper bee

The weather in certain parts of Spain will probably be some of the best you’re going to get in Europe that time of year (better than Italy)- I would go there. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

We were in Paris in mid March and the first thing I saw when coming up from the train was snow! It was beautiful but obviously very cold. It didn’t inhibit us much, but it would quickly squash day dreams of leisurely reading outside. If you are really wanting something warm for your honeymoon I’d reconsider and maybe save that trip for later, especially since you’ll be spending the rest of your lives together! 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

It won’t be hot anywhere in Europe in November, might still be mild and pleasant in some parts of Spain, Cyprus or Greece, but not necessarily warm enough for sunbathing or using an outdoor pool. There’s also a high chance of rain pretty much everywhere. If you’re set on Europe, especially Paris, then I’d wait till it’s at least Spring, otherwise I’d go somewhere else tbh. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

I’d recommend literally nowhere in Europe in November for honeymoon. It’s not December, if it was maybe Christmas markets would be interesting. If you were going for a ski holiday around January, then there’s plenty of options in Switzerland, Austria, Germany. Italy is not bad I suppose, but I’ve never been in there around that time of the year.

In South Turkey you might be lucky enough to enjoy the beach. (I had a beach holiday once mid October, it was the best)

I’d actually recommend going to the Far East, like Indonesia, Thailand etc. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I’ve spent January in Paris, so colder than November but only by 5-10 degrees F on average and equally rainy. Compared to the Northeast or Midwest of the US it’s very bearable. My husband and I bundled up in our winter clothes but still managed to do lots of sightseeing and wandering. It was cold and gray but still beautiful. While sitting outside to read or relax isn’t really an option, you can certainly laze around with a warm beverage or a glass of wine in a cafe. I can’t speak to the other areas in France, but if you’re set on Paris I think it’s still enjoyable in the winter. That said, it will certainly be a different experience than in the warmer months, and a big factor in your enjoyment will be having proper clothes and realistic expectations. 

If you want something warm and beachy, I just googled places that are warm in January and Madeira comes up as an option that’s in the high 60s on average in January. It looks gorgeous. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

What about a quick getaway to a Caribbean island? You can find an all inclusive trip (or cruise?) for relatively cheap and still save for your European vacation. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: Chesapeake, VA

I plan to visit Rome at November and visit Paris at December. 🙂

Post # 14
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Worker bee

I was in Paris in November and it was indeed freezing. We didn’t want to go out much spent most of our time in nice hotels. What about considering Nice or Cannes, if you want to do France? It would still be lovely then.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Cyprus, Greece and Turkey are warmer than the other countries in Europe.  I was in Istanbul some time in October last year and enjoyed the weather. The architecture is also breathtaking. 

 

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