Below are the best locations for a trip from December 3rd to December 9th. We’ve taken into account rain, temperature, travel advisories for safety, and number of tourists in the area. In early December each of these places are the perfect balance between temperate weather and smaller crowds, which also translates into better deals for tourists.

Because we’ve located areas and times where there is a greater chance for hotels/flights to be under capacity and weather is likely to be temperate and dry, the best time to book these 10 trips is usually within 1-4 weeks before travel.

1. Houston, TX, US

Houston has perfect weather from December 3rd to December 9th. The weather is somewhat nice in the weeks before and good in the weeks after. Tourism in the area is slow during this time. Choosing Houston this week is a great choice for anyone looking for nice weather and lower prices.

The graph below shows how temperatures feel given humidity (heat index) and wind chill. Tourist demand is usually the opposite of price: where demand is low prices are too. For Celsius: click the “best time to visit” link below the graphs.

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2. Hualien, Taiwan

The weather in Hualien is excellent during this week with nice temperatures and low chances of rain. The month before is nearly as nice and the month after is slightly less temperate. Crowds are smallest in size. Go here in early December if you want absolutely perfect weather and generally lower prices.

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3. San Diego, CA, US

Due to the lower number of tourists, a trip to San Diego in early December tends to be much less expensive, and the weather couldn’t be better. This period of ideal weather comes after a long stretch of similarly-wonderful weather. If booking a longer trip, you’ll want to know that the weather will be slightly less enjoyable towards the end of 30 days. Note that it can get busy here in other seasons.

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4. Kos, Greece

As with every place on this list, temperatures in Kos feel excellent, rain is infrequent, and there are no travel advisories at the moment. Tourists looking for hotels and flights are uncommon during this time, so prices may be lower. The many hotels here can fill up, but probably won’t during this period. We could also strongly recommend visiting earlier than this, and the weeks following have weather that is not quite as good as early December.

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5. Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Because Hong Kong can get busy, this is an excellent time to avoid crowds.With far fewer travelers booking during this time compared to the busiest months, hotels and airlines will probably offer some incentives to stay during this period. This is a good time to visit, and the weeks beforehand are somewhat nice. If you’re planning to stay for more than a week, you’ll likely find enjoyable weather the whole time.

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6. Ragusa, Italy

The perfect weather in Ragusa, Italy during this time falls between some reasonably pleasant weather earlier in the year and fairly good weather later. Compared to the rest of the year we expect prices to be much cheaper due to much lower demand.

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7. Tarifa, Spain

Around early December is the best to visit Tarifa because prices are significantly lower for the things tourists spend the most on, and the weather is temperate. The weather is wonderful before this, has a perfect season, and then remains almost as pleasant.

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8. Gainesville, FL, US

Gainesville would already be less expensive, and this time of year should be even less expensive. Weather in the 4 weeks prior is usually amazing, this week is among the best you can choose for both low crowds and weather, then the weather gets much worse for a few more weeks.

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9. Polis, Cyprus

Polis is also nice to visit earlier in the year, but early December should be nice each year. Costs during this time should be lower based on the number of visitors. If weather is a major concern, you can expect the weather to be good for a month.

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10. Coolum Beach, QL, Australia

Though maybe the least-well-known location on this list, the weather is also very nice and there are plenty of things to do. For Coolum Beach, this nice period falls between times that have excellent weather and weeks that have nice enough weather. Hotels and flights should cost significantly less during early December compared to the average, especially if booking less than a month out.

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All of the locations above tend to offer great last-minute deals with hotels and airlines trying to fill what they couldn’t sell at full price. But if you just want to browse last-minute deals, click the link below.

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