Where are the best places you’ve visited in October/November

Hey folks, I’m in the early stages of planning an international trip this fall. I’ve just started a new job and I get 8 PTO days for the year and I’m intent on using all of them. I’m looking at using 5, no more than 6, days for this trip. That’s going to be a 10/11 day trip, factoring in a max of two weekends if I book it smart.

I’ve been to Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Mexico, and am looking for a new experience, probably South America or Africa. My budget is $2,000 USD or less but I could be convinced to add a bit more of its really worth it. Flying from USA, Cincinnati, Ohio specifically.

Some early favorites for this are Colombia, Argentina and South Africa, but I am open to all suggestions! Looking for good food and nature spots. A good balance between urban experiences and more nature based things would be great. A beach would be fun but it’s not necessary.