The wettest month of the year, November is a quiet time with not a whole lot going on. On the plus side, accommodation is cheap and there are few tourists around.

International Jazz Festival, Bosnia & Hercegovina

One of the few events in November, Sarajevo's week-long jazz fest has a strong international reputation. Well-known musicians from around the world perform to enthusiastic crowds across the Bosnian capital. Get program details on www.jazzfest.ba.

Tirana Film Festival

Held in late November/early December, Albania's main film festival showcases features, shorts and works by local directors with prizes for best short fiction, animation, documentary and experimental. Get details at www.tiranafilmfest.com.