Europe November Festivals
UK: Belfast Festival at Queens, North Ireland (large, varied arts fest. ), 3 weeks in November.
Festival of Music and Arts, Swansea, Wales (theater/music/opera/dance) 3 weeks, September-November
Italy: Venice, La Salute – a religious festival at the beautiful Basilica Santa Maria della Salute. November 21st.
Germany: Berlin and other cities, Christmas markets start late November and continue to late December.
Also see European Festivals or Arts Festivals for suggestions, information and dates.
Best West European cities November for sightseeing in good weather
Spain: with the exception of Madrid (cold) and the north (very grey and wet), southern Spain is generally a warm and pleasant 15C (59F) in November but also one of the wettest months of the year though you may also expect 5 or 6 hours of sunshine daily, so it doesn’t rain for very long.
The best bet for a dry-ish cultural experience in November is in Andalusia in the south, visiting the magical Moorish cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, where the days are warm and the nights coolish, as well as Malaga and Cadiz cities that don’t depend on beaches for tourism.
Barcelona too is a lively, fascinating city – spiced up by weird Gaudi architecture, though it may well be chilly and/or wet in November.