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Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on September 2, 2021 Share on

20 Best Winter Destinations in Europe – Chilling Vibes!

Europe is a great destination to explore with its charms and elegance. Even being the world’s second-smallest continent, it attracts a great number of tourists all across the globe. Europe also has some great winter destinations to explore and enjoy tours in cold, chilling and snowy weather. So, to make it easy for you, here are the 20 best winter destinations in Europe to explore. Let’s get started.

20 Best Winter Destinations in Europe

  1. Iceland – Name says it all!
  2. Madeira – Tropical weather
  3. St. Petersburg – Beauty all around
  4. Interlaken – Gem of Switzerland
  5. Sicily – Serenity all around
  6. United Kingdom – Luxury and glam
  7. Germany – Spirit of an Era
  8. Czech Republic – Czechia Holiday
  9. Venice – Love city
  10. Bologna – Heritage history
  11. Rovaniemi – Jingle Bells!
  12. Abisko – Natural Wonders
  13. Athens – Ruins, History and Elegance
  14. Transylvania – Magical
  15. Granada – Winter Mornings
  16. Lisbon – Delightful Vacay!
  17. Budapest – Sophisticated Beauty
  18. Amsterdam – Mighty and Opulent
  19. Andorra – Spend an Adventurous Time!
  20. Copenhagen – Blastic Beauty
 

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1. Iceland – Name says it all!

Iceland has a fairytale world of charm and wonders, and feels like you have entered heaven! You can visit these ravishing cities like Reykjavik, Hafnarfjörður and Akureyri, and spend your winter holidays without worries. Also, not to forget about the famous northern lights/aurora borealis. Go there to see it with your naked eyes; someplace in Iceland also experiences only nights for about 15 days! You will be amazed watching such beauty, so what are you waiting for?

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2. Madeira – Tropical Weather

To catch some sun, surf and swim, Madeira is a perfect place to visit in winters. This small island has its own weather cycle, and for people looking for some tropical weather right in the winter months, here it is. Apart from relaxing on beaches, Madeira has a great number of vineyards, gardens, monuments and so on. You can also visit Pico Ruivo, Cabo Girao, Pico Do Arieiro and more.

Also read – 10 Best Flea Markets in Europe – Wander and Explore!

3. St. Petersburg – Beauty

St. Petersburg is a great winter break in Russia. Try planning your trip in January as Russia celebrates Russian Christmas on the 7th of January, which is one of the main and biggest festivals in Russia. Besides snow, you can see the Church of the Savior on Blood, Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Palace, Winter Palace and so on.

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4. Interlaken – Gem of Switzerland

Interlaken is a small traditional town in Switzerland that shares its grounds with Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. It is a beautiful place with great mountains, dense forests, lakes, and so much more, which makes it a picturesque location. You can also participate in some great winter sports activities like snowboarding, skiing, bungee jumping and more or visit places like St. Beatus Cave & Waterfalls, Harder Kulm, Höhematte Park, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.

Also read – 10 Best Restaurants in Interlaken, Switzerland – Satisfy the hunger!

5. Sicily – Serenity all around

Sicily is the place where you would notice the influence of Arab, Byzantine, French, Spanish, and Greek cultures. It is a place where people live harmoniously and with serenity. You can visit places like Mount Etna, the Ancient theatre of Taormina, Panarea, Palermo Cathedral, and so on. Also, visit the unspoilt and gorgeous countryside.

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6. United Kingdom – Luxury & Glam

Besides London, Manchester and Birmingham, the county houses some amazing places to visit as a winter getaway like Northumberland, Derbyshire and Devon. The UK is an ideal place for solo trips, and you can explore vintage vibes, old-town charm, cobblestone streets, cosy pubs and cafes.

Also read – Top 10 Road Trips to Take in United Kingdom: Mini-Guide for Travellers

7. Germany – Spirit of an Era

Germany is a sweet place, with great mulled wine, beautiful cathedrals, and famous Christmas markets. Visit wonderful cities like Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Frankfurt. Also, Germany is very famous for its beer, bread, castles, cars and automobiles and castles.

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8. Czech Republic – Czechia Holiday

You can visit the Czech Republic for a romantic getaway in winter with your partner. Prague is one of the most popular destinations visited by travellers. Apart from the freezing temperature, you can witness less crowd, festive season, cheaper accommodation, and its snowy beauty. So, do visit the Czech Republic if planning a honeymoon trip in winter.

Also read – The Czech Republic Visa Dubai – Know The Visa Requirements!

9. Venice – Love City

Venice is a beautiful place with rich culture, history and art. Do not miss the famous Venice carnival in late – January, going on for very long (from the last 850 years). It is an annual festival that includes masquerade parades, food stalls, dances, music jams, and so much more. Every traveller visiting Venice loves being a part of the Venice Carnival.

 

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10. Bologna – Heritage History

Bologna is an Italian city with great history, and all history lovers should visit here. This place will give you medieval period vibes, grand monuments, gardens, and so much more, and you definitely should not miss the famous City Hall. Also, this place will give you a stunning nightlife experience to have. This one of the best winter destinations in Europe.

Also read – 15 Souvenirs To Bring Back From Italy-Worth The Time, Money & Efforts!

11. Rovaniemi – Jingle Bells!

One of the exciting facts of Rovaniemi, Finland, is that it is said to be the home of our beloved Santa Clause. You will experience wholesome love, Christmasy vibes, delicious cakes and friendly locals. Yes, there will be a lot of snow, and you have visited Santa, so blissful winter vacay to have!

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12. Abisko – Natural Wonders

So this is a small village in Sweden with extreme cold and no sunlight for days! Yet you will be blessed to see beautiful night lights, which will make your day (hahaha!) You can visit Abisko national park for some fun and thrill.

Also read – Things to Do in Gothenburg (Sweden)

13. Athens – Ruins, History and Elegance

Athens in winter is just perfect with less crowd, cheap accommodation, great weather and amazing food. This place has a lot of ruins from the past including Acropolis, Temple of Olympian, Plaka, Parthenon and so on. You can explore its history, culture and soak yourself into it.

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14. Transylvania – Magical

The Transylvania region in Romania will surely give you some magical and unique experiences. This place will have a lot of snow and snow! You can also visit some nearby beautiful cities like Sighișoara and Brașov. Are you still confused?

Also read – 15 Best Winter Festivals in Europe – Unleash the fun!

15. Granada – Winter Mornings

Granada is a city in southern Spain that will offer you a delightful vacation in winter. This historic city was the capital of a Moorish kingdom (13th -15th centuries), and you can explore some brilliant monuments, gardens, and more.

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16. Lisbon – Delightful Vacay!

You can head to Lisbon if you are planning a winter vacation in Europe and explore this beautiful place. Visit Pena Palace & Park, old town, and have a gourmet tour. Also, you can have some thrilling day trips from Lisbon to Sintra and Estoril.

Also read – Lisbon Love – Top places to visit in Lisbon

17. Budapest – Sophisticated Beauty

Budapest is a great destination for night lovers and explorers to explore its unique architectural designs. This place is perfect for relaxation, honeymoon or quick trips with friends. Do not miss the famous River Danube and 13th-century Matthias Church. Explore and get lost in this sophisticated and beautiful place.

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18. Amsterdam – Mighty and Opulent

One of the most happening places in Europe, it will be a perfect choice for your cosy winter vacation. It has Europe’s highest swing for all the adventure seekers, and also is known for its nightlife. Also, do not forget to visit the famous Ice Bar where you get a jacket as you enter and it includes 3 complimentary drinks too. Have a great vacay in Amsterdam!

Also read – 15 Best Things To Do In Amsterdam

19. Andorra – Spend an Adventurous Time!

If you don’t want to miss skiing and snowboarding in winter, visit Andorra to complete all your wishes related to adventurous sports. This place also provides a safe space for duty-free shopping! Amazing, isn’t it? You can visit Santa Coloma Church, Meritxell Avenue, and more to explore Andorra to the fullest.

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20. Copenhagen – Blastic Beauty

This beautiful city is just as you imagined any city to be in your dreams. Copenhagen offers you amazing cafes & restaurants to enjoy nice meals, gardens, ravishing monuments, The Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens (which is also an amusement park), Nyhavn, Amalienborg, and so much more. You won’t regret the trip to Copenhagen with your family or friends.

 

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I know how difficult it is going to be for you to choose some places from some of the best winter destinations in fascinating Europe! Get ready for your winter vacation and choose your favourite destination to visit and explore. Check out Pickyourtrail for amazing Europe Holiday Packages or customise your Europe itinerary on your own with your own choices and preferences. Travel and create memories!

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