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Where to go in February for a fabulous holiday experience!

So, New Year celebrations are over and you are slowly easing into the New Year with lots of hope, aspirations, and positive energy. Wait, you also have your travel resolutions ready right. And what’s a better month than February to get working on your travel bucket list? With falling prices, fewer crowds, and plentiful festivities, February is for fabulous holiday experiences!

1. Canada

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Decorated by towering mountains, scintillating glaciers, and unspoilt beaches, Canada – the land of an endless variety of landscapes is a great place to be if you are a nature lover. But for some reason, Canada is often skipped and is one of the underrated destinations ever. But come winter, you will be instantly floored by the beauty of the place. Festivals of Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race and Winterlude in Ottawa during the month of February are a plus.

Things to do

  • Explore the untamed and untouched national park of Banff National Park.
  • Go on a family picnic to Stanley Park bestowed with hiking trails and beautiful scenery.
  • Gaze at the breathtaking views from the CN Tower.
  • Be amazed by the abundant marine organisms in place at the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.
  • Visit the Gothic Revival style house of Casa Loma.

Festivals: Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, Winterlude in Ottawa
Average Temperature: -3 – degree Celsius
Season: Low

2. Brazil

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Synonym with beaches, soccer, and otherworldly structures, Brazil is one of the most captivating destinations in the world and February is a great time to visit given it is the warmest month of the year. What’s more, you ask? With the Brazilian carnival in full swing, the capital city of Rio de Janeiro will be dazzling with colours, samba, and contagious parties. Enough said!

Things to do

  • Soak in the cultural scene of Brazil at Ibirapuera Park.
  • Ride on a funicular to the top of the mountaintop Christ statue and stare at the unparalleled views of Christ the Redeemer.
  • Enjoy the thrill rides, and live cabaret shows at the theme park of Beto Carrero world.
  • Take a romantic walk across the sensational, French-style Botanical Garden of Curitiba.
  • Shop for fresh local produce at the Municipal market of São Paulo.

Festivals: Brazilian Carnival
Average Temperature: 27 – degree Celsius
Season: High

3. New Zealand

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Inviting with its agricultural fields, glacial fjords, and tranquil lakes, New Zealand offers the ultimate escape from the everyday humdrum of life. And if you think, you have to pay a huge price to enjoy the tranquillity of life in New Zealand, then you are wrong. New Zealand is so budget-friendly that it is a popular travel destination for backpackers and budget travellers. February being a wonderful time to visit the country, packed with interesting festivals as well, New Zealand is surely on the cards.

Interesting read: Top 10 offbeat things to do on a New Zealand vacation

Things to do

  • Catch the 360-degree views of Auckland from the Sky Tower.
  • Learn the interesting history and the culture of New Zealand by getting close to the comprehensive exhibits at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
  • Take a tour of the picturesque attraction of Hobbiton Movie set.
  • Be astonished at the sight of the surreal Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
  • Say hello to the penguins and dolphins at Milford Sound.

Festivals: Marlborough Wine & Food Festival, Art Deco Festival Napier, New Zealand Sevens, Evandale Village Fair and National penny farthing championship
Average Temperature: 20 – degree Celsius
Season: High

4. Australia

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Laden with azure coral reefs, rainforests, and white sand beaches, the land down under is a burst of colours. While the Aussies are known for their aggressive nature of playing cricket, they can also get really competitive when it comes to offering the best experience. From backpacking to camping to road trips, Australia has a special something for every traveller. The warm February weather is a great time to explore Australia for yourself.

Interesting read: 7 Holiday Destinations in Australia that you MUST visit

Things to do

  • Catch a live concert at the performing arts centre of Sydney Opera House.
  • Take a scenic walk across the dazzling Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • Go on an underwater exploration of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • People-watch at the iconic Bondi beach.
  • Visit the naturally splendid attraction of the Twelve Apostles.

Festivals: National Multicultural Festival, Perth International Arts Festival
Average Temperature: 23 – degree Celsius
Season: High

5. Japan

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February is that time of the year where it snows almost everywhere but when it snows in Japan it looks timeless. Overflowing with ancient traditions intertwined with the modernity of today, the most beautiful and one of the friendly countries in the world invokes a special feeling every time you visit it. To lose yourselves in the magic of Japan visit it during the time of Sapporo Snow Festival taking place in the month of February.

Interesting read: 7 Days in Japan – What can You do?

Things to do

  • Go gala over the themed roller coaster rides at the Universal Studios Japan.
  • Wander around the revered, historic castle of Osaka.
  • Gaze at the magnificent views of Tokyo at the broadcasting tower of Tokyo Skytree.
  • Visit the popular shrines of Kinkaku-ji, Fushimi Inari-taisha, and Kiyomizu-dera.
  • Unwind at the diverse garden expanse of Shinjuku Gyoen.

Festivals: Sapporo Snow Festival
Average Temperature: 6 – degree Celsius
Season: Low

6. New Orleans

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There aren’t many destinations around the world that celebrate their history as much as New Orleans does. The different blend of cultures, each inviting and intriguing as the other and the culinary aesthetic on offer are all otherworldly. Not to forget the epic Mardi Gras parade in February. Pack your party clothes, get a mask, and then hurry over to New Orleans to revel in the rhythm of life.

Things to do

  • Be intoxicated by the artistic vibe on offer at the Jackson Square.
  • Get closer to the interactive submarine exhibit, 4-D theatre, and the planes on showcase at the National WWII Museum.
  • Tour the Aquarium of the Americas carrying a 400,000-gallon tank filled with sharks, rays, and coral reef.
  • Party all night in the liveliest quarter of Bourbon Street.
  • Revel in the company of the exotic mix of animals at Audubon Zoo.

Festivals: Mardi Gras, New Orleans Loving Festival
Average Temperature: 14 – degree Celsius
Season: Shoulder

7. Bahamas

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A playground for the Americans to relax and indulge in Ocean adventures, the subtropical islands of the Bahamas decorated with enchanting corals is a dream destination for many. The experience here ranges from cultural to historical to exploring natural destinations. And the favourable February weather is a great time to visit.

Things to do

  • Have unlimited fun at the Atlantis Paradise Island.
  • Cruise away to the wonderful island of Castaway Cay.
  • Escape from the humdrum of life and head to the tranquil Ardastra Gardens.
  • Stay transfixed at the splendid views from the Fort Fincastle.
  • Take a self-guided exploration of the museum of Pirates of Nassau.

Festivals: Farmer’s Cay Festival
Average Temperature: 21 – degree Celsius
Season: High

8. Malaysia

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Whenever I hear or read ‘Malaysia’, I by default add ‘Truly Asia’ to it. As nostalgic as that saying is, it is also true. Highlighted by buzzing cityscapes, idyllic beaches, and dense rainforests, Malaysia is a mix of Asian cultures. And to get the best out of the country, you have to explore it at a slow pace. Packed with festivals all-year-round, February makes a good time to visit the country. Love is in the air as well. So yay!

Interesting read: How to spend the perfect weekend in Malaysia?

Things to do

  • Climb to the top of the landmark skyscraper of Petronas Towers for magnificent views of Kuala Lumpur.
  • Go on a spiritual visit to the impressive natural site of Batu Caves.
  • Be entertained as a family by spending a whole day at the Legoland Malaysia.
  • Soak in the authentic vibe of Malaysia at the Merdeka Square.
  • Have an amazing time at the KLCC Park.

Festivals: Chinese New Year, Chinese Valentine’s day
Average Temperature: 28 – degree Celsius
Season: High

9. Egypt

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If you are a Mummy fan, then visiting Egypt would be one of your top priorities. But, if you are not, Egypt for some reason doesn’t make it to your bucket list. How unfair for a destination with so much ancient history to get rejected. Time to reconsider your stance on Egypt. The closer you look into Egypt and the deeper you will fall in love with it. Visiting Egypt in February will give you the chance to experience one of the greatest real-life happenings of Abu Simbel Sun Festival in real.

Interesting read: A date with the mummies: A week-long itinerary to discover Egypt’s secrets

Things to do

  • Glance through the extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities at the Egyptian Museum.
  • Feel the rich history of Egypt come alive at the Luxor Temple.
  • Wander around the impressive fortress of Cairo Citadel.
  • Check out the preserved ancient ruins in place at the temple complex of Karnak.
  • Cruise on the Nile on a traditional Egyptian felucca.

Festivals: Abu Simbel Sun Festival
Average Temperature: 19 – degree Celsius
Season: High

10. Seychelles

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Rightly referred to as the ‘Honeymooners Paradise’, the tropical destination of Seychelles landscaped with its talcum-powdered beaches, verdant hills, and topaz waters is for the dreamers who wish to enjoy the splash of luxury. What about Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria? It is for anyone. So dive in. It’s worth every penny.

Interesting read: Top 20 Romantic things to do in Seychelles

Things to do

  • Indulge in snorkelling and hiking at the Sainte Anne Marine National Park.
  • Take a leisurely stroll across the clean white sands of Anse Lazio beach.
  • Hike the Morne Seychellois National Park and enjoy the amazing views of the whole island of Seychelles.
  • Go on island hopping and soak in the pristine beauty of Seychelles as you go.
  • Get in harmony with nature at Victoria Botanical Gardens.

Festivals: Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria
Average Temperature: 28 – degree Celsius
Season: High

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