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10 Place to visit in Europe in January
Written by Namiya Samnani on July 16, 2021 Share on

Top 10 Places to Visit in Europe in January: A Complete Guide

Geographically located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere, The continent- Europe in January is bound to have a bone-chilling climate during the winters. The winter season usually spans through December to mid-March in the European countries. The temperature easily drops to 0oC in places such as Russia. This makes Europe the best destination for tourists looking out for less crowded places, that too at great deals. So, if you are one of those people who likes exploring the city amid the silence and getting yourself clicked anywhere you wish without having the stress of editing out the crowd, here are the top 10 places you would love to visit in Europe in January.

Top 10 places to visit in Europe in the month of January
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Top 10 Places to Visit in Europe in January

Below we have the top 10 places for you to visit in Europe in January that have moderate temperate and soul-feeding experience for you.

  • Portugal
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Greece
  • Switzerland

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1. Portugal

Portugal, Places to Visit in Europe in January
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Portugal is a country located in the Southern European region. It is home to the legendary footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, and many more amazing things. This country is also famous for its renowned dessert- Belem cakes and the Portuguese Codfish. The Belem cake is the traditional dessert of the country. ‘Casa Pasteis de Belem’ is the place where people stand in queue for hours to have a bite of this delicacy. And to compliment this all, their very famous Port Wine, ensuring you of that perfect vacation glow. Apart from this, Portugal stands tall for its two world heritage sites by UNESCO, that’s the Quinta De Regaleira and the Pena Palace, giving Portugal a perfect historical edge. Plan your perfect trip with this ready-made itinerary and, thank us later. 😀

2. Italy

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One of my personal favourites, Italy is a paradise for foodies. Pizza is an absolute blessing to the world. The authentic loaves of bread, the best-fermented cheese, and a splash of that extra virgin olive oil, paired with the locally produced wine, Ahh! I would call that a day. Southern Italy holds the temperature at around 10o-16oC during January. Citta di Castello (castle town) is a town in the Umbria region. This town is the perfect escape from the busy hustle of life. And provides that much-needed ‘ME TIME’ in those amazing small towns of Italy combined with its historical features of Palaces, Churches, and Artistic craftsmanship, and a whole day engaging museum.


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3. Spain

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Spain is a country lying in the Southwestern part of Europe. Among the many other reasons, Spain is Famous for its very renowned son, Pablo Picasso. So now there’s no doubt that this country holds a lot of glorified history, stunning architecture, and cultural authenticity. Malaga usually holds a temperature of 8o-17o C during January. Located on the borders of Spain, Malaga is blessed with beaches. Famous for its beaches, yachts, and nightlife culture. It is a very ideal holiday destination during the winters and is very pocket-friendly. Spain is also famous for its Orange Wine, which is a must-try.


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Also, read: Top 8 beautiful beaches in Malaga

4. Austria

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Salzburg is a city in Austria near the German border. The city is divided into the Altstadt (old city) and the Neustadt (new city) by the Salzach River. Home to the world-famous music composer, Mozart, this city has a museum dedicated all to this famous artist. Not just this, but the city also celebrates a week-long fest since 1956 every year, called the Mozart Week. With winter wind being freezing at this side of the country, the city is also famous for Ice Skating. So take out those ice skates and glide all the way on Mozart’s symphony.


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Also, read: 7 best restaurants in Salzburg

5. Czech Republic

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With Prague as the capital, Czech Republic is an absolute list checker for all history lovers. No doubt that the winter here is bone-chilling, but the cuisine here is perfect for keeping you warm. Wander around the cobbled streets and embrace the history that it holds. Prague also has a reputation for great architecture, which is admirable by visiting the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, St.Vitus Cathedral, The Bohemian Paradise, etc. The annual Christmas Market held at the Wenceslas Square lasts till the 6th of January. Also, the city celebrates its ‘3 king’s Procession’, adding another charm to the to-do list.


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Also, read Best places to visit in Prague for more insights.

6. Hungary

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Hungary is worldwide famous for its Thermal Baths, located in Szechenyi and Gellert. Budapest, the capital of Hungary, showcases its architectural beauty through the great St.Stephen’s Basilica, The Hungarian Parliament, Buda castle, and many more. Palinka is a locally produced brandy made out of Hungarian fruits. They are also producers of some great wines and beers. Another popular drink is ‘Unicum”. It is a herbal liqueur, also known as the national beverage of Hungary. Fun fact, it is considered rude to clink beer glasses in Hungary. Well, Hungary wins many tourist’s hearts by being the perfect balance of architecture, beverage, and shopping at the Central Market Hall.

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7. France

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Nice, a city in France has the reputation of being the warmest city during January. Located on the pebbly shores of Baie des Anges making it a proud owner of several beaches. It is famous for its mesmerizing beaches, commendable architecture, and serenity. Contradictory to this is the French Alps and the Pyrenees. Bestowed with exaggerated cold, making it the one absolute stop for all the skiing lovers out there. And not to forget the winter sales and the gourmet cuisine.


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8. Belgium

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Belgium is the ultimate heaven for any chocolate lover. As one of the leading producers of chocolate in the world, Belgium is a paradise for anyone with a sweet tooth. The air here not only consists of the gases but a tint of freshly prepared waffles along with the gently roasted coffee beans, giving the tourists an aromatic relaxation. Apart from this, the country also holds its architectural significance forecasted by the Bouillon castle, Bellewaerde Park, Notre Dame Du Sablon.

Also, read Places to visit in Belgium for more insights.

9. Greece

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Greece holds a glorified heritage. With a significant architectural touch, Acropolis is on the most appreciated World heritage site. Being surrounded by many hills makes this country famous among hikers. The Temple of Olympian Zeus and its vandalism speaks aloud about its historical significance. The history of Greece is no less than a finely aged wine. Sip in some and you won’t regret it.


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Also, read Greece in January for more details.

10. Switzerland

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Switzerland is a well-known destination and also a package of complete happiness. Adventures skiing, breathe taking sceneries, historical edge, ravishing nightlife, you name it, and Switzerland has got it all. Switzerland has a wide range of its locally produced beverage to beat the cold. It has a diversified cultural influence which is evident in the language as well as their cuisine.


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Winter in Europe is an experience worth every penny for. So what are you waiting for? Check out the Europe Tour Packages offered at Pickyourtrail. Choose the one that suits you best and start with your planning. You can also customise your own European itinerary. So what’s the wait for? This winter, head to Europe!

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