10 Best Places to Travel in the Winters

Winters are the best time to pack your bags and set off to travel to destinations around the world. You don’t sweat and fret, you can travel around at ease and have a wonderful time. So, here are the best destinations you can travel to during the winter:

1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Palms and Two Brothers Mountain on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
Palms and Two Brothers Mountain on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.

Did you not include Rio De Janerio during your winter vacation? Your December plans are not complete if you are not visiting Rio De Janerio.

You must go to the Copacabana and Reveillon Beach for the biggest New Year parties in the world. In the months of December and January, it’s summer in Rio and you can party hard under the palm trees on the sandy beaches.

2. Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy, Christmas Tree in Colosseum square, Rome Italy
Christmas Tree in Colosseum square, Rome Italy

Far from the madding crowd, you can get an amazing holiday experience if you are in Rome in December-January. You can get a feel of the chill prevailing in the air, the prices are highly attractive and the tourist spots would be least crowded.

Put on your winter wear and go around the city to the main streets to experience the decorations, colorful lights, and native scenes, and eat pizzas and fresh bake. There is a Christmas market and everybody is in a festive mood, the evening is marvelous.

December is the most favorable time to visit spots like St.Peter’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, and Colosseum. A Roman holiday during the winter is worth it.

3. Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand Winter
Christmas tree of tinsel on the seacoast with white sand, blue water, yachts, and mountains background on Phuket island, Thailand – travel X-mas and New Year holidays and vacation in the tropics

Phuket is a very popular island floating in the tranquil Andaman Sea boasting silver sands, azure waters, mountains, rainforests, and luxurious hotels. In the winter, Phuket is entirely decked up for Christmas and everyone is in the mood to party.

For the best restaurants, music, cafes, and pubs, head to Bangla Road. December weather is the best to explore more than 30 stunning beaches. You can indulge in water sports; go for a boat ride to see the coral reefs, the white marble huge Buddha statue, and colorful fishes.

4. Goa, India

Goa, India Winter
Goa, India, Beautiful Goa province beach in India with fishing boats and stones in the sea

Goa is an amazing sea beach place in India, you can probably call it the party capital. Winter is the best time to be there because the sandy beaches, Christmas parties, and New Year events are tempting. Goa is also a heritage site with so many Churches and Portuguese structures that are worth visiting.

Round the year, Goa attracts tourists from across the world but sunbathing is the best in winter. Goan cuisine can be best relished in cooler weather because you can enjoy ample seafood delicacies along with some Fenny.

5. Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan Winter, Boatman punting the boat at a river. Arashiyama in autumn season along the river in Kyoto, Japan.
Boatman punted the boat at the river. Arashiyama in the autumn season along the river in Kyoto, Japan.

The New Year is the best time to visit Japan; you can participate in fun festivals and explore the markets. If you wish to shop for handicrafts and traditional kinds of stuff, shop at Shimai Kobo and Shimai Tenjin, you get the best ceramics and other handicrafts.

Try to be in Japan from December 8 to December 17 so that you can see the adornment of lanterns around the Arashiyama which includes the captivating bamboo forest. You can experience bell-ringing occasions in Kyoto’s biggest temple named Chion-in.

6. New York City

New York City Winter
Happy couples enjoy the view of the famous ice rink, in New York City in Winter

If you are planning a trip in the winter vacation, a Manhattan holiday can be the best. New York is not very cold in December but you can experience a little snowfall sometimes in some areas. Enjoy the huge Christmas tree, the festive spirit, the lights, the carols, the decorations, and the gifts at the Rockefeller Center rink this place is ideal for shopping.

7. Hawaii

Hawaii Winter, Hawaii can give you a warm breeze and a nice temperature of 70 degrees, the islands are perfect holiday destinations
Hawaii Winter, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii view from sea sunset cruise tour. Nature coastline landscape in Kauai Island, Hawaii, USA. Hawaii travel.

Hawaii can give you a warm breeze and a nice temperature of 70 degrees, the islands are perfect holiday destinations. The main attractions during this time are the tree lighting occasion at Outrigger and tree decorating at Mauna Kea. You can see all residents making an effort to build snowmen before it melts.

8. Iceland

Northern lights Reykjavik Iceland
Northern Lights Reykjavik Iceland

Those planning for an adventurous trip, head to the north pole, yes to Iceland to celebrate Christmas and New Year. Visit Reykjavik to take a grand view of the giant Christmas tree standing tall in Ingolfstorg Square.

YOU have definitely dreamt of seeing the northern lights, you might be lucky enough to see that. The craziest thing this time is 13 official Santas roaming about the town. Do visit Hafnarfjordur which is known as the Christmas Village.

9. Egypt

Luxor on The River Nile, Egypt
Luxor on The River Nile, Egypt

Explore the land of Pharaos, the weather remains dry, sunny bright because it’s a fascinating desert. You can take part in adventurous sports, and water sports, watch the curves of the Nile, and explore the Pyramids.

10. Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa is majestic, it is naturally beautiful, the weather is warm in December but you can enjoy the rains. Spot the big cats and other wilds and connect with Mother Nature at the Cape of Good Hope.

Final words

In the month of December, the streets and stores all over the world are decorated and everyone is in a holiday and party mood. This is a reason why you get the best deals on hotels and airlines; this adds strength to your travel plan. If you are looking for places to visit get suggestions.


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