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Discover the best international destinations for Thanksgiving and start planning your next vacations during the holiday.

In America, when November arrives and the air is filled with an undeniable warmth, the comforting aroma of roasted turkey drifts through homes, and families gather around laden tables adorned with delicious delicacies – it’s the magic of Thanksgiving. While this American holiday is supposed to be all about gratitude and togetherness, the secret is that is one of the best periods in the year to travel abroad. Join us as we embark on a journey to discover the Best International Destinations for Thanksgiving, where maybe you won’t find Turkey, but will spend those days off exploring some of the best spots in the world.

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How to Get Cheap Thanksgiving Flights

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Finding affordable flights during this season might feel like searching for a needle in a haystack, but the truth is not. Embrace flexibility, set fare alerts, and consider nearby airports. Sometimes, the road less traveled is the one that leads to a budget-friendly adventure. It’s all about looking for that destination you would like to visit, setting an alarm for the best price, and buying it when you feel it is a good price. I recommend setting fare alarms in different flight search engines and online travel agencies such as:

When is the Best Time To Buy Thanksgiving Flights?

The best time to buy Thanksgiving Flights is mid-Summer which lasts until the last week of August. Trust me, during those dates I have seen some of the best offers to fly all around Europe during the month of November and especially, on our Thanksgiving week and weekend.

Which are the Best International Destinations for Thanksgiving?

Here you will find some of my personal best international destinations for Thanksgiving. I have been lucky enough to visit some of them during the season and, the truth is I think that it is one of the best seasons to travel internationally since in most places, it is still low season. This is my personal list of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving.

Paris, France: Best International Destinations for Thanksgiving

Amid the cobblestone streets and romantic allure of Paris, an unconventional Thanksgiving awaits. Eiffel Tower’s silhouette against the autumn sky sets the stage for a feast that blends French finesse with classic American favorites. Picture yourself changing Turkey and Cranberry Sauce for delicious crepes in Champs Elysée and the Seine River. Spending a weekend in Paris does not have to be expensive and you will be able to see the city way more relaxed than if you visit in other seasons. Definitely, Paris is a great destination always but it is one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving.

BEST HOTEL

Paris Opera makes Paris one of

Mercure Paris Opera Garnier Hôtel & Spa
✔️ Great location
✔️ An amazing deal

BEST TOUR

The Seine River makes Paris one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving

Seine River Cruise with Optional Eiffel Tower Visit
✔️ Pass through the most famous buildings in Paris and admire beautiful bridges on this cruise through the River Seine.
✔️ Visit Eiffel Tower before or after your cruise.

Find packages to visit Paris on Thanksgiving on Expedia and CheapOAir

Rome, Italy: Best International Destinations for Thanksgiving

Fontana di Trevi - Rome, Italy - Traveleira.com

Stop in Rome, and take a selfie like this one…

In the heart of the Eternal City, Thanksgiving takes on a sumptuous Renaissance flair. Get lost in the Colosseum and the Vatican history joining some of the most unique tours in Rome. As you indulge in pasta al forno while discovering some of the best places to stay in Rome, you will realize that eating pizza and pasta instead of turkey is not that bad. Rome has much history and magic to offer, making it one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving.

BEST HOTEL

NH Collection Roma Fori Imperiali, best place to stay in Rome


NH Collection Roma Fori Imperiali

✔️ A hotel with a stunning view

BEST TOUR

Best of Rome Sightseeing Pass: Vatican and Colosseum with Hosted Entry

✔️ Rome and Vatican City skip-the-line sightseeing pass
✔️ Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, Roman Forum

Find packages to visit Rome on Thanksgiving on Expedia and CheapOAir

Barcelona, Spain: Best International Destinations for Thanksgiving

Brenda frente al Arco de Triunfo, una de las cosas que ver en Barcelona

The streets of Barcelona come alive with a tapestry of colors, and Thanksgiving becomes a fusion of tradition and vibrant festivities. Gaudi’s architectural wonders cast a whimsical spell, while tapas harmonize on plates. We recommend joining one of the food tours in Barcelona to indulge in some of the local dishes. Visit the Sagrada Familia and find some guided tours in Barcelona that help you to understand better the city’s secrets exploring one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving

BEST HOTEL

The Park Hotel in Barcelona, one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving

Park Hotel
✔️ Perfect location
✔️ Stunning Views

BEST TOUR

Tipsy Tour in Barcelona is one of the options in the best international destinations for Thanksgiving

Barcelona Tipsy Tapas Guided Food Tour with Dinner

✔️ Indulge local tapas
✔️ Try classic drinks from Barcelona like Cava

Find packages to visit Barcelona on Thanksgiving on Expedia and CheapOAir

Bogota, Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia - Traveleira.com

Con un Colombian Buddy tendrás algo mejor que este mugroso selfie.

Thanksgiving ventures to South America, landing in Bogota’s high-altitude embrace. Here, Thanksgiving gets a Latin twist, accompanied by arepas and plantains. As the notes of salsa fill the air, gratitude takes on a rhythmic fervor.

Explore and discover how to travel solo to Bogota and explore one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving.

BEST HOTEL

Tequendama Suites and Hotel

✔️ A great location
✔️ Amazing views to Monserrate

BEST TOUR

Andres Carne de Res is a great option in Bogota, one of the best international destinations for thanksgiving

Combined tour to Zipaquira and Andres Carne de Res in Chia
✔️ Experience two diverse attractions outside of Bogotá in one day
✔️ Explore the salt mines and local food.

Find packages to visit Bogota on Thanksgiving on Expedia and CheapOAir

Oslo, Norway

National Library - Oslo - Traveleira.com

In the serene embrace of Norway, Thanksgiving assumes a cozy and snug ambiance. The northern lights may dance across the skies, but the warmth of gratitude shines brightest. There are many things to do in Oslo and so many other cities in Norway, that even though sunset is early in the season, its mysticism makes it one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving.

BEST HOTEL

Scandic Karl Johan
✔️ Amazing location
✔️ Breakfast included

BEST TOUR

Oslo Alternative Culture and Street Food Tour
✔️ Discover Oslo’s Alternative Scene
✔️ Indulge some of the best local food.

Find packages to visit Oslo on Thanksgiving on Expedia and CheapOAir

Stockholm, Sweden

Gamla Stan - Stockholm, Sweden - Traveleira.com

Thanksgiving finds its way to the heart of Scandinavia, where Stockholm’s waterways and historical charm set the scene. Explore amazing cafes like Chokladkoppen and all the beautiful buildings you can find in Gamla Stan. The ABBA spirit of togetherness resonates everywhere in the city and even more in ABBA the Museum. Stockholm is clearly one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving.

BEST HOTEL

Generator Stockholm
✔️ Great Location
✔️ Amazing vibe

BEST TOUR

Tapas from Urban Deli - Sodermam, Stockholm - Sodermalm Food Tour - Traveleira.com
Urban Deli

Stockholm Food Tour
✔️ Learn about Sweden’s culinary culture and history
✔️ 7 stops in local bars, restaurants, farmers markets and specialty shops
? 2 Miles Walk, not the best for non walkers

Find packages to visit Stockholm on Thanksgiving on Expedia and CheapOAir

Tirana, Albania

Brenda in Bunkart 2, one of the things to do in Tirana

In the lesser-traveled corners of Europe, Tirana offers a unique Thanksgiving experience. The city’s Ottoman and Soviet influences provide many things to do in Tirana. Albanian cuisine, rich in flavors, adds a touch of authenticity to the festive table. All of this makes Tirana one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving.

BEST HOTEL

Tirana International makes Tirana one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving.

Tirana International Hotel & Conference Center
✔️ Located right in the Center
✔️ Beautiful spaces

BEST TOUR

Tirana Food Tour makes Tirana one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving

City & Food Tour of Tirana in One Day
✔️ Include breakfast, lunch and snacks
✔️ Visit architectural and cultural landmarks

Find packages to visit Tirana on Thanksgiving on Expedia and CheapOAir

Belgrade, Serbia

Brenda walking around, exploring reasons why is Belgrade worth visiting. Brenda is walking down Knez Mihailova in Belgrade wering a green dress

Thanksgiving embraces the Balkans as Belgrade becomes a mosaic of culture and tradition. The Kalemegdan Fortress stands as a sentinel, guarding over many things to do in Belgrade. As rakija toasts echo visiting some of the best restaurants in Belgrade, the confluence of history and gratitude is palpable. Discover some of the best hotels in Belgrade if you’re planning to spend your Thanksgiving there and if you’re asking yourself if is Belgrade worth visiting, the answer is that indeed, Belgrade is one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving.

BEST HOTEL

Hostel Moskva - Best hotels in Belgrade - Traveleira.com
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Hotel Moskva
✔️ Historic and luxurious hotel
✔️ Located in the center

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BEST TOUR

To je to, one of the best restaurants in Belgrade

Food and culture tour in Belgrade
✔️ Experience local traditions and culture
✔️ Taste a variety of local food and Serbian rakija

Find packages to visit Belgrade on Thanksgiving on Expedia and CheapOAir

Guatemala

Brenda in front of the Cathedral in Guatemala City

Venturing into the heart of Central America, Guatemala transforms Thanksgiving into a colorful fiesta. Ancient Mayan ruins bear witness to a feast that combines indigenous flavors. Amid vibrant textiles and bustling markets, gratitude takes on a vivacious hue. The flavors and colors make Guatemala one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving.

BEST HOTEL

Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo makes Guatemala one of the best international destinations for Thanksgiving

Hotel Museo Spa Casa Santo Domingo
✔️ Relaxing spot in the middle of Antigua Guatemala
✔️ Having a museum and spa and amazing interiors

BEST TOUR

ChocoMuseum in Antigua Guatemala

Chocolate Workshop in ChocoMuseo Antigua
✔️ Learn to make chocolate from scratch
✔️ Taste different chocolate drinks

Find packages to visit Guatemala on Thanksgiving on Expedia and CheapOAir

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Be Live Punta Cana

Thanksgiving takes a tropical twist in Punta Cana’s sun-soaked paradise. Amid swaying palm trees and crystalline waters, a beachfront feast awaits. Picture yourself indulging in mojito in one of the best hotels in Punta Cana while the Caribbean breeze carries the aroma of Dominican spices.

BEST HOTEL

Chic by Royalton is one of the best hotels in Punta Cana

CHIC by Royalton
✔️ All Inclusive Adults Hotel
✔️ 5 Restaurants and 6 Bars

BEST TOUR

white and blue boat on sea
Photo by Jess Loiterton on Pexels.com

Cruising and Snorkeling Catamaran Tour
✔️ Snorkel and swim in tropical waters
✔️ Enjoy drinks at a floating bar

Find packages to visit Punta Cana on Thanksgiving on Expedia and CheapOAir

Best International Destinations for Thanksgiving: Final Thoughts

The spirit of Thanksgiving knows no borders and you will be thankful and celebrating no matter where you are at. From the romantic streets of Paris to the shores of Punta Cana, you will find amazing locations and activities to celebrate on your way. Start planning your next trip and make the best international destinations for Thanksgiving your bucket list to travel on one of the best holidays in the year.

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Discover the best international destinations for Thanksgiving and start planning your next vacations during the holiday.

Brenda: + 34 years old + Puerto Rican + Viajera Boricua + Master in Cultural Tourism + Foreign Language Major + Hispanic Studies Minor + Portuguese + Italian + Russian + Literature Freak + ♥’s Indie Music + Volleyball Enthusiast + Tricolor do Morumbi(SPFC) + San Antonio Spurs +

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