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Europe in February
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on November 15, 2022 Share on

Europe in February – Weather, What to Wear and Best Places to Visit!

Travelling to and exploring Europe is a dream of many people out there! From France’s cultural attractions to Iceland’s hot springs and geothermal pools, staggering alpine views in Switzerland to Germany’s magnificent list of stunning architectural destinations, the list is never-ending! In short, Europe is a dream destination! Visit Europe in February as it offers mind-balmy temperatures, smaller crowds, cheap accommodations and easy travelling! Read on to know about the weather, what to wear and the best place to visit in Europe in February. Some are warm; some are cold yet perfect to have a fantastic vacation!

Weather in Europe in February

In February, the climate begins to warm up a bit! In the north, temperatures gradually increase with an average high of 2°C, though the low remains a chilly -7°C. The places experience more daylight. Whereas in the west, average temperatures are around 3°C, increasing to 5°C on warmer afternoons. In Eastern Europe, it is cold and chilly. The Mediterranean region is also quite cool, the average high is up to 14°C but still, it’s much warmer than many other areas of Europe.

Also read – 10 Amazing Things To Do In Europe In Summer

 

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What to wear in Europe in February

Europe is all about comfortability and mix-matching our fashion sense! For northern countries, cotton and wool are always best. It helps the body regulate itself better under all those layers and makes you stay warm. In southern countries, you can wear thin jackets and style up your dresses! You will also need sunglasses. Sea temperatures averaging 15°C, So, you definitely won’t want to swim! Soak up the sun and enjoy the mild weather by exploring many historical sites, monuments, gardens, cafes, etc!

What to wear in Europe in February
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Places to Visit in Europe in February

  1. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2. Reykjavik, Iceland
  3. Monte Carlo, Monaco
  4. Barcelona, Spain
  5. Nice, France
  6. Algarve, Portugal

1. Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Average High Temperature: 6°C | Average Low Temperature: 0°C

The capital city is one of the ideal destinations for those who want to snuggle in cold, chilly winter. The weather temperature ranges between -1 to 5°C. You can also celebrate events/festivals such as Valentine’s Day, De Koninck Blues Festival, Wonderland Festival and many more. Visit tons of night markets, wonderful cafes, monuments and explore the fun city, Amsterdam to the fullest! It is absolutely the perfect time for people who want to get the most out of winter. Cold weather + falling snow + dark nights + twinkling lights = Perfect Vacation!

Also read – 10 Best Restaurants In Amsterdam To Visit For Great Food

Amsterdam, Europe in February
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2. Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Average High Temperature: 3°C | Average Low Temperature: -3°C

The coldest and world’s northernmost capital, Reykjavik is one of the best destinations to explore! The cold temperature gives you the perfect opportunity to bask in and witness the beauty of the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights). This time of year also offers various activities such as ice carving, lava caving, glacier hiking and even whale watching. Enjoy a dip in the hot springs and geothermal pools with your partner and have some amazing moments!

Also read – 10 Best Day Trips From Reykjavik That You Should Not Miss At All!

Reykjavik, Iceland
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3. Monte Carlo, Monaco

  • Average High Temperature: 12°C | Average Low Temperature: 7°C

Monte Carlo is often referred to as the ‘Billionaires Playground’. The weather is not too hot nor too cold which makes it perfect to explore the city. This is the place to complete all your fantasies. Visit Monte-Carlo Casino, a world-famous casino and try your luck or stroll around the streets! The place has some Michelin star restaurants, where you can have delicious cuisines!

Also read – Top 10 National Parks to Visit in Europe

Monte Carlo, Europe in February
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4. Barcelona, Spain

  • Average High Temperature: 15°C | Average Low Temperature: 8°C

Barcelona is a top tourist destination! Don’t let the cold weather stop you as the city has a lot to offer. At this time of year, you can indulge in a number of events and celebrations such as Barcelona Carnival, Celebration the Llum BCN – Festival Llum, Santa Eulàlia Festival and Chinese New Year. Go sightseeing mind-boggling architecture, beautiful gardens and wondrous landscape. The nightlife of Barcelona is thrilling and you cannot miss it!

Also read – 8 Amazing Reasons to Visit Barcelona – The Architectural City of Spain

5. Nice, France

  • Average High Temperature: 13°C | Average Low Temperature: 6°C

Nice is a picturesque coastal town and far away from cold weather even in February. It is located on the French Riviera, at the foothills of the Alps (yes that is how this city got its charm). This city attracts artists and aesthetes as the city has a rich cultural history! You can have comfortable strolls in the city; explore the famous Promenade des Anglais, Parc du Château. Visit cafes and restaurants and relish the taste of French cuisine. Nice also has festivals and celebrations in February such as the Nice Carnival!

Also read – 10 Best Reasons to visit France: History, Beauty And Beyond

 

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6. Algarve, Portugal

  • Average High Temperature: 17°C | Average Low Temperature: 9°C

Algarve is situated in the southernmost region of Portugal. It is known for its mild weather as you can soak up Vitamin D even in February. Mostly the temperature ranges between 12 – 17 °C with no rainfall. It has a rich culture, huge and beautiful landscapes and scrumptious cuisines. In this month, you will have – lesser crowds, open beaches and cheaper accommodation. You can also participate and celebrate festivals such as the famous Semana de Chocolate (chocolate week) and the annual Loulé Carnival in February!

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This small-sized continent has a lot on its plate! From ancient cities to modern technologies, Europe does it all well! Get your backpacks ready because it is time for you to get on a plane and visit Europe. Check out Pickyourtrail, as it offers fantastic prices on Europe tour packages. You can also customise your Europe itinerary on your own and cast everything according to your pace! Keep your passports handy because you will need them very soon!

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