12 Best Countries To Visit In Winter


There’s no end to explore around the earth and discover new places around. Picking up your next travel destination is not an easy thing if, you are planning to tour around in winter. But yes, for all the winter lovers, this is indeed the best time to travel across and witness some mesmerizing winter views and temperature across the world. Winters are indeed very special across the globe as the world marks it with the festive vibes and New Year Eve.  So what are you waiting for, dust off your passport and pack your bags? Here’s a guide to spin your travel globe and discover the next best place to visit this winter.

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Countries To Visit In Winter

1. Germany

Countries To Visit In Winter: Germany
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Christmas in Europe is the best thing to witness and enjoy. From old age traditions to vibrant decors, every corner sparkles around in its beautiful way. Germany takes a chill romantic turn with its weather in every way possible. You can enjoy shopping along with the snow-dusted shops which sell the winter specials and unique handcrafted things around. There are different markets in different corners of Germany which are well known in Europe for their charm and beauty. The country welcomes winters with bright happy festive vibes and enjoys the whole romantic theme until the New Year begins.

2. Iceland

Countries To Visit In Winter: Iceland
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If you are an extreme winter enthusiast and love feeling the cold in your breath, then step up and make plans to witness the live nature’s winter wonderland. Sow dusted forests, rushing waterfalls, cool breeze and much more. Iceland is the ideal destination to experience the winter fully like nowhere else. You can witness the spectacular northern lights, visit the Gullfoss waterfall, enjoy whale watching and also go snorkeling in a dry suit. The place has endless possibilities to enjoy the snow-filled surroundings and have some peaceful quality vacations.


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3. Austria

Countries To Visit In Winter: Austria
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Austria is another classical destination in Europe not to be missed on winter vacations. Every hook and corner of the place has a different surprise for you to enjoy and discover during the winters. From fairytale villages to rugged mountains, rugged mountains to snow wrapped lakes and forests, nature has a pleasant welcome to the winter. Apart from nature’s winter gifts, you’ll also find the people living around with some extra festive vibes following their culture and traditional practices. They make special winter sweets called Kaiserschmarrn which is a winter special in Austria. 

4. Italy

Countries To Visit In Winter: Italy
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Winters are the best time to visit Italy. There are many resorts and mountains around with some beautiful views and sceneries. Italy is also well known for its winter markets where you can find a variety of handcrafted materials, ornaments, and culinary treats.  The country also celebrates winter with different light festivals. Christmas parades and tributes to the festive holiday season of the year. Apart from enjoying the winter vibes, you can also visit other popular tourist destinations as they are less crowded in winter months.

5. Japan

Countries To Visit In Winter: Japan
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Japan has always something special to enjoy in a different season of the year. From cherry blossom to sakura falls and autumn leaves, Japan is great to stop by if you want to discover and enjoy the hidden beauty if winters. You can also enjoy here different sporting activities like skiing and snowboarding in winter. Don’t forget to check on the cute snow monkeys in Jigokudani. 


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6. Switzerland

Countries To Visit In Winter: Switzerland
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With a rich culture and lovely people around, Switzerland is another favourite destination to plan your winter trips.  There are plenty of outdoor activities to experience and enjoy. Activities like skiing, tobogganing and much more, are extremely famous here. Switzerland is home to one of the best Christmas celebrations as well. Winters here are no less than a feast with different types of chocolates and fondue dishes in the market. There’s a sparkling fusion of bright lights and classical music in different corners of Switzerland. Chilly winds and picturesque corners, everything is just like a living dream here.

7. Maldives

Countries To Visit In Winter: Maldives
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With blowing sand and soft water ripples, Maldives is a perfect destination for a beach holiday. The Maldives sees rainy days as well as cool winter breeze in December. You can party across the shores or even enjoy water sports in this country. The initial month of December sees 13 rainy days and later enjoys pleasant weather around 27°C. going on a cruise is another popular winter activity here. The nightlife in the Maldives is a must experience to live and feel the refreshing vibes. 

8. Sweden

Countries To Visit In Winter: Sweden
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Europe has the best places to travel across in Winters.  And as far as the eyes can see, Sweden is another destination not to miss during the winter season. Especially the Abisko in Lapland, which is a must-visit for the lovers. The place has fresh orchids and mountain valleys surrounding it.  Winters here are cold, moisturizing and romantic. The sun doesn’t rise for many weeks yet still, the night holds one of the most majestic views to witness on this planet. You can also enjoy other activities here such as skiing, husky mushing and much more.

9. Dominican Republic

Countries To Visit In Winter: Dominican Republic
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Another popular beach destination to visit in winters in the Dominican Republic. This Caribbean country has one of the best affordable beaches with a mild temperature to enjoy in winter. It is one of the ideal spots for couples looking for a destination to spend their winter vacations privately. The temperature neither remains too cold nor too hot. Santo Domingo is the oldest city here and is one of the best places to visit here.  The place has a true essence of art with different museums showcasing fine and modern arts. From shopping to winter views, you can stop by here to enjoy peacefully without many hustles.

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10. Mauritius

Countries To Visit In Winter: Mauritius
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A beautiful country in South Africa with lush green land and breathtaking mountains and beaches that will leave you mesmerizing in its charm and beauty. Apart from being the best place to visit in winter, Mauritius is also one of the most visited tourist places in the world. The winter weather here is neither too extreme nor too humid. The early December sees a good amount of rainfall and then the weather becomes pleasant with 20-25 degrees. There are different peace and tranquility in this place. The lord Shiva temple located 1800 above the sea level in Grand Baie is a must-visit for all the followers of Shiva. 

11. Laos

Countries To Visit In Winter: Laos
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Not sure of how well you’ve heard about this country but trust us, it is no less than nature’s treasure to visit at least once. Laos has pleasant smooth weather in December which makes it perfect to explore and discover this scenic beauty. Pakse and Phonsavan where you can enjoy the same quality time with nature and waterfalls. The nightlife is quite loud here and has many socializing spots that will keep you fresh and energetic. Embedded with French architectural buildings and beautiful sightseeing spots, the place is a beautiful country to explore in winters.

12. Thailand

Countries To Visit In Winter: Thailand
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This place needs no introduction to the magnifying beauty that it holds. There’s a perfect balance in Thailand for everything that you can enjoy in winter. The winters here in December are never extreme and stays from 20-30 degrees. From classic history to natural goodness and some scenic views, everything’s just perfect in Thailand. You can enjoy the beautiful beaches of Ko Samui and Phuket which are mostly less crowded from Nov- Dec. or maybe climb up to the Phang Nga Bay valley which has quite pleasant weather in winter and discover the ancient history of the place. There’s a lot that you can do in this country. From electrifying nightlife to clam serene corners, there’s everything for everyone.

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