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Best Winter Sun Destinations to Visit around the World

Eager for a splash of winter sun? We don’t blame you. Escape grey skies and woolly jumpers for warmer weather in some of the world’s most exotic destinations in 2021. If you’ve been wondering where is hot in January, we’ve handpicked a list of some of the best places for year-round sun so you can start packing your suitcase for 2021.

1- The Maldives

Maldives

Say goodbye to the gloomy dark skies and welcome the bright sunshine in the unmatched beauty of the Maldives. With over 1190 islands in the Maldives archipelago (185 uninhabited), there’s an abundance of paradise isles to unwind on. Stay in a luxurious Water Villa, get active with watersports, pamper yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments and indulge in world-class food from the finest restaurants. Wherever you stay, you’ll have an unforgettable time in the Maldives.

Best time to visit: November – April

Average Temperature: 29.9°C

Top Attractions: Meeru island, Maafushi, Ari Atoll.

2- Malaysia

Full of luxurious hotels and resorts, Malaysia offers an enchanting escape in Southeast Asia. Whether you want to explore the incredible wildlife, admire skyscrapers in the bustling city, or relax on a white-sand beach, no two days are the same in this gorgeous destination. With almost 900 islands, water adventures, beach resorts and innovative cities, there really is something for everybody in this corner of the world.

Best time to visit: December – April

Average Temperature: 27°C

Top Attractions: Batu caves, Mount Kinabalu, Perhentian islands.

3- South Africa

South Africa makes for a perfect coastal escape in the winter months, with the best beaches, wildlife and adventure sports available to lap up. If you like to surf, you’ll be in for a treat as this part of the Atlantic experiences fantastic waves all year round. Or, if national parks and wildlife is your thing, head to Kruger National Park for an iconic safari experience or admires famous Table Mountain National Park. South Africa is one of the best winter holiday destinations for its diversity.

Best time to visit: December – February

Average Temperature: 28°C

Top Attractions: Cape of good hope, Robben Island, Boulders beach.

4- Thailand

Verdant forests, stunning islands, and paradise-worthy beaches, Thailand is one of the most popular places to spend your January holidays. Hop from island to island and discover all this incredible destination has to offer, from its beautiful animal sanctuary to lush forests, eclectic nightlife, drool-worthy street food and much more. Go rock climbing, discover hidden lagoons, scuba dive or spend a day with the elephants all while soaking up the toasty whether – the list is endless.

Best time to visit: December – February

Average Temperature: 31 – 34°C

Top Attractions: The grand palace, Railay beach, Similan islands.

5- Barbados

A tropical climate blesses Barbados throughout the year, making it a perfect destination for any month or season. However, if you wish to experience the dry season of Barbados then January is the best month to do so. Mouth-watering dishes, swimming with the turtles and lots of well-earned lazy afternoons can be spent here with your loved ones.

Best time to visit: December – April

Average Temperature: 29°C

Top Attractions: Harrison’s cave, Carlisle bay, Animal flower cave.

6- Dubai

If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, Dubai certainly has the wow-factor. Perfect to visit in January, you’ll be met by an abundance of things to see and do here – from shopping in city-sized malls to attending cultural events, taking part in adventure sports and wandering exotic souks – there really is no end to the entertainment. This world-class destination isn’t short of luxurious resorts either, so you’ll be sure to stay in style while you’re here. The summer warmth is quite unbearable in Dubai, but the winter months are the most pleasant times to explore the place.

Best time to visit: November – April

Average Temperature: 26°C

Top Attractions: The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai safari.

7- Sri Lanka

Golden beaches and blue skies calls are what you can expect on holidays to Sri Lanka, a perfect winter escapade this season. Aside from picture-perfect beaches, history lovers can also spot some amazing UNESCO world heritage sites with olde-worlde ruins to discover. With amazing views from different cliffs, enchanting fortresses and breathtaking temples, this Sri Lankan holiday might be all that you have been waiting for.

Best time to visit: November – February

Average Temperature: 27°C

Top Attractions: Sigiriya fortress, Yala national park, Galle Dutch fort.

8- Cyprus

Cyprus may not be far-flung or exotic as our other featured destinations, but it certainly brings the heat. The sun shines for almost the entire year here, (approximately 340 days) and it’s one of the warmest places to visit in the Mediterranean. Whisk the family away to a landscape of beautiful beaches, rich history and lush forests, each of which sure to help you forget about the drizzly weather back home. Cyprus can offer you both unspoiled natural beauty and atmospheric streets, so you can have a holiday that’s as laid-back or lively as you wish.

Best time to visit: November – February

Average Temperature: 23°C

Top Attractions: Tombs of the kings, Nissi beach, Coral bay.

9- Laos

Laos serves up spiritual and cultural vibes to visitors that wish to explore this corner of Southeast Asia. You’ll discover intricate ancient temples, cascading waterfalls, verdant jungles brimming with Gibbons and plenty of adventure sports – from kayaking to white-water rafting, zip line experiences and more.

If you like to shop, there’s plenty of market stalls oozing spilling with handmade arts and crafts for those all-important keepsakes.

Best time to visit: December – March

Average Temperature: 27°C – 29°C

Top Attractions: Phousi hill, Kuang Si waterfall, Wat Xiengthong.

10- Morocco

You are going to the right place if cultural beauty, bustling street markets, opulent buildings and intricately handcrafted ceramics is what you’re after. Morocco has a mild temperature in the winter months making it a perfect sunshine destination to beat the chills. There’s plenty for you to see within its cobbled streets, from colourful belly dancers and snake charmers to intimate shops selling unique souvenirs. One of the best destinations to put on your bucket list.

Best time to visit: November – March

Average Temperature: 20°C

Top Attractions: Bahia palace, Ouzoud falls, Koutoubia.

11- Egypt

The winter months in Egypt are certainly toastier than in the UK, with average highs of 19°C in Cairo and 22°C in a popular tourist resort, Sharm El Sheikh. Prepare to be enchanted by your visits to Cairo, Giza, Sphinx, Luxor, Aswan and more amazing places the country holds. You’ll notice ancient buildings, monuments and pastimes in abundance when you visit this interesting destination, with ornate carvings, statues and sculptures around every corner. Prefer a little R&R while you’re away? The luxury hotel resorts lining the Red Sea are sure to satisfy sun-seekers…

Best time to visit: December – February

Average Temperature: 19°C – 22°C

Top Attractions: Great Sphinx of Giza, Karnak, The Egyptian museum.

12. Vietnam

Vietnam experiences warm weather in January, with average temperatures of 26°C in the south, 23°C in the central regions and a cooler (and more comfortable) 18°C in the north. Discover the vibrant cities including Hoi An, Hue and Ho Chin Minh City, with their rich history and bustling atmosphere – or, go more rural and visit Halong Bay with its turquoise waters or verdant Cat Ba Island and you’ll feel a million miles from home.

Best time to visit: November – February

Average Temperature: 25°C

Top Attractions: Chu chi tunnel, Temple of literature, Ha Long bay.

13- Mexico

The perfect destination for exploring white-sand beaches, ancient Mayan architecture and an underwater world of exotic marine life – Mexico holidays are a fantastic option if you want an all-round sunshine escape in January. This sunny winter holiday destination is well-suited to those who enjoy being close to nature, love to adventure and lap up their fair share of buzzing nightlife and tasty food. Whether it’s cenote swimming, scuba diving, or simply lounging on Cancun beach that you’re looking forward to most, your Mexico holiday won’t disappoint.

Best time to visit: November – April

Average Temperature: 25°C – 27°C

Top Attractions: Tulum, Xcaret park, Pyramid of the sun.

14- Myanmar

Myanmar is generally a humid destination, but during the winter months, the climate becomes dry and a little cooler, making it a perfect stop for you. Typically there are fewer visitors around this time, so you won’t be overwhelmed by large crowds. You can admire the spectacular ancient sights, temples and amazing natural wonders at your leisure – ahh bliss.

Best time to visit: November – February

Average Temperature: 21°C – 24°C

Top Attractions: Inle Lake, Sule Pagoda, Ananda temple.

15- Oman

Oman’s diverse landscapes can be best experienced when the summer desert heat gets over-shadowed by pleasant winter temperatures. A scintillating sea breeze is going to embrace you when you’re exploring what this Middle Eastern gem has to offer, from its valleys and ravines to swaying palm trees and clear waters…

Best time to visit: October – April

Average Temperature: 26°C

Top Attractions: Jebel Shams, Wadi Ash Shab, Nizwa fort

So, there we have it, our list of the best places to visit in winter around the world. Call our experts at Crystal Travel and let us help you plan your trip this upcoming January 2021, for less.

10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in January around the World

There’s no better time than January to beat the winter chills and start the New Year with a bang, in some of the worlds far-flung destinations. Why wait any longer for blue skies, sandy beaches and pockets full of sunshine? Dive into our list of the most beautiful places to visit in January around the world.

1- Norway

If you don’t mind the cold, why not wrap up and experience a proper winter wonderland in Norway. January is the coldest month in Norway, which is one of the obvious reasons why it attracts fewer tourists, allowing you to explore the place at your own pace (and with plenty of space). Indulge in exciting snow sports or get lost in the dreamy landscape with frosty nights and lazy sunrises.

Top Attractions: Pulpit rock, seven sisters waterfall, Kjosfossen falls, Fonna glacier.

Average Temperature: High -1.8°C (28.8°F)

2- Bali

One of the best places to travel in January if you’re a sun-seeker, is Bali. This exotic Indonesian Island destination boasts fantastic sunshine ideal to warm things up when the winter chills hit the UK. It’s worth bringing your umbrella though since January is the wettest month with unpredictable rain spells – often a welcome cool-down from the heat!

Top Attractions: Mount Batur, Sacred monkey forest sanctuary, Bingin beach, Sanur.

Average Temperature: 26°C (78°F).

3- New Zealand

You can’t visit this amazing destination without soaking up an aerial view of the glaciers – a stunning experience. January is the warmest month in New Zealand with average temperatures of 24°C in the north and 19°C in the south, making it one of the most popular times for visitors to explore this island country.

The place is divided into North and South Island and it all depends on your curiosity where you land, as both the areas have attractive exploration options. From rooftop bars, beaches, erupting geysers and more, New Zealand makes for the perfect place to visit in January.

Top Attractions: Lake Tekapo, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Fox glacier, Abel Tasman National park.

Average Temperature: 25°C (77°F)

4- South Africa

South Africa blooms the best in January, boasting a mix of moderate temperatures and no rainfall. It’s a great stop to explore everything this beautiful destination has to offer, from exotic wildlife to quirky party locations and dozens of natural attractions. Wander comfortably in the South African sun with a glass of wine in hand, touring the country’s renowned vineyards.

Top Attractions: Maclear’s Beacon, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach, Robben Island.

Average Temperature: 18°C (64.4°F)

5- Dubai

This man-made wonder nestled in the heart of a golden desert attracts tourists from all over the world. Dubai is renowned for its sheer luxury, world-class experiences, grandeur and record-breaking architecture – with exciting attractions sure to make for a memorable trip. The temperature in January is a comfortable 24°C, making it the perfect option if you’re seeking a splash of winter sun. Explore the bustling city or spend time relaxing on Jumeirah beach – Dubai can be as lively or laid-back as you wish.

Top Attractions: Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Creek, Jumeirah Beach.

Average Temperature: 24°C (75.2°F)

6- Maldives

No list is complete without a mention of the Maldives. Crowned as one of the best January holiday destinations, these paradise islands are a haven for those who want to lap up the luxury in style, with fun-loving watersports, rejuvenating spa treatments, first-class restaurants and state-of-the-art water villas to match. What better way to unwind after the festivities?

Top Attractions: Ari Atoll, Hukuru Miskiy, Fuvahmulah, Kuda Rah.

Average Temperature: 27°C (80.6°F)

7- Vietnam

Dry and sunny weather awaits you in Vietnam, a country that has natural beauty in abundance. There’s so much to discover here, from the world’s largest caves to beautiful Halong Bay, or take a hike up Cat Ba Island. Catch the enchanting Lantern Festival in Hoi An for the perfect way to see in the New Year. The early months serve up an eclectic blend of lively and serenity in Vietnam, making it one of the best holiday destinations in January.

Top Attractions: Cu Chi tunnel, Temple of Literature, The marble mountains, Ben Thanh market.

Average Temperature: 24°C (75.2°F)

8- Sri Lanka

The best time to visit Sri Lanka is from December to March, perfect if you wish to escape the winter chills. Mix beautiful mountain backdrops and natural attractions with fast-paced urban life, and you’ve got the perfect balance for your Sri Lanka holidays. The landscapes, greenery, tea plantations, blue skies, Buddhist temples and golden beaches will make you fall in love with this corner of South Asia.

Top Attractions: Sigiriya Fortress, Adam’s Peak, Galle Dutch Fort, Elephant orphanage.

Average Temperature: 27°C (80.6°F)

9- Australia

Where better to find the sunshine than by travelling halfway across the world? If you want to see in the New Year before everybody on the planet, then Australia is the place to do it. With an average and super toasty temperature of 28°C, it’s no wonder it’s classed as one of the top January holiday destinations. Celebrate In style and watch the epic fireworks display in Sydney and Melbourne.

Top Attractions: Honeymoon Bay, Cumberland River, Cedar Creek, Coorong Beach.

Average Temperature: 28°C (82 °F)

10- Thailand

Thailand is known to show it all in only one trip, right from amazing cities to rainforests, the place has it all and in full glory. The days in Thailand in January are sunny and dry, making it one of the best places to go in January. Drive the Great Ocean Road, have a BBQ on the beach or wander Darling Harbour.

Top Attractions: The Grand Palace, Railay Beach, Khaosan Road, Ko Samet.

Average Temperature: 27°C (80.6 °F)

So there you have it, our compilation of some of the best places to visit in January – just in time for2021! Did you found your dream winter escape? Call us now to book a tailor-made holiday this January, for less.

15 Warm Places to Visit in Europe in February

In February, entire Europe is not under a white blanket of snow. While a part of the continent is bone-chilling cold with a grey sky, the other side of Europe has pleasant weather with a warm climate. And for those who want to fly to warm cities for a winter break in Europe, there are several options to select from. The best thing about these destinations is their short distance from London, which makes the holiday more budget-friendly. Here, we bring you the 15 best warm places to visit in Europe in February.

1. Algarve, Portugal

The sun-kissed beaches of Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, is the ideal place to bask under the winter sun. With the temperature hovering between 13 to 17 degrees, it is a perfect short-haul escape from the UK. Despite having a diverse terrain, overwhelming culture and rich culinary scene, this place somehow manages to dodge the holidaymakers. With around 6 hours of sunshine every day in February, it is warm enough to wear a t-shirt and take a stroll along the beaches during the middle of the day.

In February, Algarve hosts Volta ao Algarve, the region’s biggest bicycle race, where participants cover more than 690 kilometres on bicycles. The annual Loulé Carnival and the famous Semana de Chocolate (chocolate week) are also held in the second month of the year.

Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 17 °C, while the average minimum drops down to 13 °C. 

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Algarve: 2 hour 55 minutes

Popular Attractions: Ponta da Piedade, Cape St. Vincent, Praia da Rocha, Ria Formosa and Praia da Marinha

Read Also: Top 10 Warm Places to Visit in February Around the World

2. Madrid, Spain

Madrid, the capital of Spain is another European city to pack your bags in this February. With beautiful architectural landmarks such as Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Royal Theater, the third-largest city in the European Union is one of the best warm places to visit in February. While in Madrid, visit the city’s famous museums like Museo del Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. The evenings can be made vibrant at one of the many clubs and lounges in the city. In February, Madrid also hosts the annual Carnival featuring live performances, fun activities and theatrical parades. If you are in this city for a winter break in February, be a part of Festival de Arte Sacro, the cultural festival that includes choirs, dance, plays and poetry recitals along with film screenings.

Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 12 °C, while the average minimum drops down to 4 °C.

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Madrid2 hours 30 minutes

Popular attractions: Plaza Mayor, Royal Palace of Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, El Retiro Park, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Puerta del Sol

Read Also: Where to Go For Beach Holiday in September Across Europe

3. Kyrenia, Cyprus

Grine or Kyrenia is a picture-perfect destination on the northern coast of Cyprus. The city is hailed for its bewitching landscape coupled with white sandy beaches and cobblestone streets. The city witnesses a modest temperature in February, which is not too hot or cold, making Kyrenia fun to explore. Enjoy the day-long sunshine strolling at the waterfront cobblestone and markets. Don’t forget to visit the Kyrenia Castle and Shipwreck Museum. Alagadi Beach is a perfect place to bask under the warm winter sun. With plenty of shopping spots and casinos, the destination will keep you engaged for the entire February.

Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 17 °C, while the average minimum drops down to 9°C. 

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Kyrenia: 4 hours 40 minutes

Popular attractions: Kyrenia Castle, Shipwreck Museum, Vela Yachting Kyrenia Boat Trips, Icon Museum and Aphrodite Boat Trips

Read Also: Top 20 Romantic Destinations to visit in Valentine’s Day 

4. Barcelona, Spain

Europe’s most sought-after destination, Barcelona is touched by the Mediterranean Sea and peppered by spectacular beaches like Nova Icaria Beach, Bogatell Beach, Mar Bella Beach and Ocata Beach. The weather in February is relatively cold, but again manageable as sunshine during the day covers up for the chill. The Catalan capital is a cultural hub offering awe-striking architecture, mind-boggling beaches and gorgeous landscape. The culinary scene and nightlife will propel you to explore the city till wee hours. The cherry on the cake is the range of festivals and events organised in February like Barcelona Carnival, Santa Eulàlia Festival, Chinese New Year Celebration and the Llum BCN – Festival Llum.

Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 15 °C, while the average minimum drops down to 9°C. 

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Barcelona2 hours 05 minutes

Popular attractions: La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Milà, Gaudi masterpiece housing arts venue, Casa Batlló and La Rambla, Barcelona

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5. Canary Islands, Spain

A Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, the Canary Islands is the tropics of Spain in winters due to warm temperature and greenery. Situated in the southernmost tip of the country, it receives over 11 hours of sunshine in February. For tourists in search of warm winter sun, the Canary Islands is the ideal destination with copious sunshine. Apart from the sunshine, the sea here is ideal to engage in a range of activities like cliff diving, swimming, snorkelling and more. With plentiful white sandy beaches, it is undoubtedly the best place to travel in Europe in winter.

Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 21°C, while the average minimum drops down to 15°C. 

Approximate Flight Duration from London to the Canary Islands: 4 hours 15 minutes

Popular Attractions: Gran Canaria, Mount Teide, Timanfaya National Park, Siam Park and Teide National Park

Read Also: Top 15 Stunning Fairy-tale Villages around the World

6. Nice, France

In February, while the whole of France is under the white blanket of snow, Nice stands out with its daytime temperature touching 13°C. Located on French Riviera, on the south-east coast of the Mediterranean coast and at the foothills of the Alps, this city is nicknamed ‘Nice la Belle’ (Nice is beautiful) for the spectacular beauty it offers. In February, the city hosts the annual Nice Carnival, which is at par with the Brazilian and Venetian Carnival. At Nice, a tourist should never miss the Colline du Chateau overlooking the Baie des Anges and harbour. The temperature in February might not be suitable for a sea bath but is ideal for a stroll on the beach. You should also not miss an opportunity to take a walk along the popular Promenade des Anglais or enjoy a picnic at the Parc du Chateau.

Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 13°C, while the average minimum drops down to 6°C. 

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Nice2 hours 05 minutes

Popular Attractions: Promenade des Anglais, Musée Matisse, French Riviera, Castle of Nice and Marc Chagall National Museum

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7. Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo, a tiny city in Monaco is known as the playground for rich and famous. Situated on a prominent escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera, Monte Carlo is famous for Place du Casino, the gambling centre, where millionaires fly down for the extravagant display and reckless dispersal of wealth. In Monte Carlo, take a walk along the coastal Avenue Saint-Martin, featuring some beautiful cliff-side gardens or visit the 19-th century Monaco Cathedral. The Palais du Prince located in old Monaco-Ville and the exclusive Hotel d’Paris are other tourist attractions in the city. With the February day time maximum climate of 12°C, you can also comfortably cycle along the serpentine roads of Col de Braus and enjoy the sunshine.

Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 12°C, while the average minimum drops down to 7°C. 

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Monte Carlo: 2 hours 05 minutes

Popular Attractions: Palais du Prince, Musée Oceanographique, Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and Monaco Harbor

Read Also: Top 20 Smallest Countries in the World

8. Rome, Italy

Rome, the capital of Italy, also popularly known as ‘The Eternal City’ is a year-round destination. Located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, along the shores of the Tiber, Rome experiences a warm climate in February, where the maximum day temperature touches 15°C. This makes the city one of the popular places to travel in Europe in February. Rome homes several ancient monuments and museums like Colosseum, Palatine hill, the Baths of Caracalla and Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. While in the city, make sure not to miss Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Galleria d’Arte Antica and Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna.

Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 15°C, while the average minimum drops down to 10°C. 

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Rome2 hours 35 minutes

Popular AttractionsColosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum and Pantheon.

Read Also: 20 Most Popular Tourist Places to Visit in Rome

9. Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Santa Cruz in February is outstanding with temperature floating around 20 °C. The port city is the capital of Tenerife Island and is hailed for its medieval-era buildings such as 1700’s Palacio de Carta and Immaculate Conception. During this month, Santa Cruz turns into a gorgeous city with the sun out. The entire city turns into a party destination as the beaches are full and streets are laden with tourists exploring the city’s rich culture and heritage. Plaza de España is the famous square in the city and a must-visit along with Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, which exhibits local artwork and photography.

Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 20°C, while the average minimum drops down to 15°C. 

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Santa Cruz: 7 hours 20 minutes

Popular Attractions: Playa de Las Teresitas, Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín, Plaza de España, Museum of Nature and Man and Rural de Anaga Park

Read Also: Where to Go on Holiday in October around the World

10. Valletta, Malta

Valletta is a small city and the capital of Malta. Established on the orders of Knights of St. John in 1500s, Valletta is known for its palaces, churches and museums. The city was named as the European Capital of Culture 2018. In February, Valentine’s Day celebrations make Valletta a romantic escape. The temperature hovers around 16 degrees, making it one of the warmest cities in Europe in February. Stroll around the city’s alleyways and explore monuments like St. John’s Co-Cathedral, The Upper Barrakka Gardens, Fort St. Elmo, The National Library, The Casa Rocca Piccola and St. James Cavalier

Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 15°C, while the average minimum drops down to 10°C. 

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Valletta: 3 hours and 15 minutes

Popular Attractions: St. John’s Co-Cathedral, Grandmaster’s Palace, Upper Barrakka Gardens, National War Museum – Fort St Elmo and National Museum of Archaeology

Read Also: Where to Go For Beach Holiday in September Across Europe

11. Palermo, Italy

Palermo, the beautiful coastal city and capital of Sicily Island is noted for its history, architecture, culture and gastronomy. With good Mediterranean weather, this Italian city is one of the best warm places in Europe to travel in winter. The city houses ancient and medieval era monuments like 12th-century Palermo Cathedral, Teatro Massimo, Palazzo dei Normanni and Cappella Palatina exhibiting the regions glorious past. Palermo is considered as Sicily’s economic, cultural and tourism capital. Peppered with white sandy beaches like Mondello Beach, Spiaggia dell’Arenella and Capo Gallo Reserve, Palermo is perfect to bask under the sun and even swim in the shallow blue seawater.

Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 15°C, while the average minimum drops down to 10°C.

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Palermo: 2 hour and 55 minutes

Popular Attractions: Norman Palace, Cattedrale di Palermo, Cattedrale di Monreale, Quattro Canti and Massimo Theater.

Read Also: 15 Most Amazing Secret Beaches in the World

12. Santorini, Greece

An island in the southern Aegean Sea, southeast of Greece’s mainland, Santorini is renowned for its whitewashed houses and beaches consisting of red, white and black lava pebbles. In February, the temperature is just perfect with the maximum touching 15 °C. During the day, tourists can enjoy the copious sunshine and explore the town’s rich heritage and history. If you are beach bump, Santorini is full of the spectacular white sandy seashore. Other outdoor venture includes numerous small quaint villages and towns speckled throughout Santorini.

Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 15°C, while the average minimum drops down to 12°C.

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Santorini: 7 hours

Popular Attractions:  Akrotiri, Santorini caldera, Santo Wines, Ancient Thera and Red beach.

Read Also: 20 Best Places to Visit in Europe for Summer 2020

13. Florence, Italy

Florence in Italy to many is the abode of Renaissance period art and architecture. Every corner of Florence is filled with artistic masterpiece and monuments that changed the course of history during the Renaissance period in Europe. In February, the city experiences cold but is not that extreme and has 5 to 6 hours of regular sunshine. The city is known to cross the 17-degree marks in February and gives relief from bone chill winters of Northern European cities. Tourists can visit the State Museum in Florence and revel in the celebration during St. Valentine’s Day. While in Florence, a tourist should not miss the Historic Center of Florence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city also has museums and art galleries, such as Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, which attracts thousands of art lovers every year.

Temperature:  The average maximum temperature is 11°C, while the average minimum drops down to 3°C.

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Florence: 7 hours and 5 minute

Popular AttractionsCathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio and Pitti Palace

Read Also: 20 Most Incredible Places to Visit in Florence

14. Naples, Italy

This February, fly to Naples, one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban areas in the world. In February, with the average high temperature hovering around 16°C, Naples experiences abundant sunshine, making it an ideal destination for outdoor activities. Located in Southern Italy, the city boasts numerous ancient architecture and buildings like the Duomo di San Gennaro, Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo. Every corner of this city has something for tourists to explore. Certosa di San Martino, a Carthusian monastery at the top of a hill near the city centre, Napoli Sotterranea, the ancient Neapolitan aqueduct and Teatro San Carlo, the famous opera house are places that you should miss to visit in Naples. Don’t miss out the fabulous culinary delights and fantastic wine. Quartieri Spagnoli, Piazza Vittoria and Antignano are famous shopping spots to explore in Naples.

Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 16°C, while the average minimum drops down to 5°C.

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Vienna: 2 hours and 55 minutes

Popular Attractions: Mount Vesuvius, Naples National Archaeological Museum, Royal Palace of Naples, Ovo Castle and Castel Nuovo

15. Majorca, Spain

Majorca or Mallorca, the largest island in the Balearic Islands is one of the best warm places in Europe to travel in winter. In February, the day temperature will go up to 15°C and with days getting longer and regular sunshine, it is a treat to be in Majorca at this time of the year. The spring vibes start to flow in the air with the blossoming of almond trees. Key sporting events like Powerman Mallorca Duathlon and local carnivals and festive events such as Sa Rua and Sa Rueta set the stage for a month-long holiday in Majorca.

 Temperature: The average maximum temperature is 15°C, while the average minimum drops down to 8°C.

Approximate Flight Duration from London to Majorca: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Popular Attractions: Schönbrunn Palace, The Hofburg, Belvedere Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Prater

In February, Europe is not a frozen land but it also has different destinations with sunshine and warm temperature. With these 15 amazing destinations in Europe, why not pack your bag to spend a few days in this February, away from thick blankets and woollen cloths.

Top 10 Warm Places to Visit in February Around the World

In February, most of Europe will be frozen land. So why not take a break to venture to destinations where the weather is warm and welcoming. Fortunately, the world has several warm and budget-friendly places that are waiting for your visit in this month. The merits of packing your bags in February also include low airfare, less crowd and more entertainment.

If you’re undecided about your getaway, we’ve listed out some of the best and warm destinations you can visit in February around the world. Go on, take your family or your beloved or even yourself on a solo trip and explore a new place – from peaceful beaches to tropical escapes and romantic Valentine’s breaks. February is a great month for soaking up the winter sun. Here’s your guide for where to travel in February.

1. Dubai, UAE

Europeans prefer Dubai as a February destination for its warm weather in the month. The temperature in February lurks around a comfortable 20°C, with lows of 15°C and highs of 24°C, making it convenient to hang around shopping avenues, markets and stroll at beaches. In February, Dubai witnesses 8 hours of sunshine, which promises a pleasant climate, different from Europe. And in comparison to Abu Dhabi, the neighbouring city, Dubai has more accommodation options, making it convenient to find a pocket-friendly stay. The city has the presence of several large chain hotels in its premium locations but the rooms can be expensive. With numerous apartment and independent hotels in neighbourhoods, it will be easy to find a budget-friendly room.

A popular holiday destination with a wide range of entertainment options, Dubai is one of the best warm cities for a winter break. The business hub of Middle East, the capital of Emirate of Dubai is home to hundreds of skyscrapers and modern architectural wonders which include Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and Dubai Opera. The Dubai Fountain on the 12-hectare manmade Burj Khalifa Lake and 780,000 square feet-Dubai Miracle Garden embrace travellers who fly down to the most populous city of the UAE. Being an international shopping hub, Dubai also homes numerous shopping streets, malls and gold souks for you to explore. Travellers arriving in Dubai do not leave without experimenting with the wide range of gastronomical options available here.

Temperature: In February, the minimum temperature can go down to 15°C while the maximum will touch 24°C.

Time to reach from London: It will take approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes to reach Dubai from London

Popular attractions: Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Dubai Museum, Bastakia (Old Dubai), Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House, Dubai Creek & Al Seef District, Jumeirah Mosque, Deira, Dubai Frame, Dubai Aquarium, Burj al-Arab and Jumeirah Beach

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2. Marrakesh, Morocco

With the rest of the Northern Hemisphere gripped in the bitter cold, Marrakesh (Marrakech in French) is one of the best warm cities for a February break. Located in the Kingdom of Morocco, North Africa, at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is the fourth largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco and the capital of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi. With an average high temperature of 22°C and lows of 18°C, February is one of the cheapest months to travel to Marrakesh. A cultural, trading and religious centre for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa, Marrakesh is nicknamed as the ‘Red City’ or ‘Ochre City’ for its red walls built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122–1123 and various buildings constructed in red sandstone during this period.

This February, fly down to Marrakesh to explore the historically significant medina quarter, an old fortified city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 16th-century El Badi Palace, 19th century- Bahia Palace, Ben Youssef Mosque and 16th-century Saadian Tombs. One of the sought-after warm tourist places to travel in winter, Marrakesh has over 400 hotels, including several budget ones for accommodation. To make your Valentine’s Day more special, pick one of the many roof-top cafes and bars that offer gorgeous views of the city while serving authentic Moroccan cuisines like briouat, khlea, Moroccan cigars, pastilla and tanjia. To make your holiday more memorable, take a trip to the Sahara Desert, located 220 miles away from the city. Adventure loving travellers can hire a bike and a guide and set out on a 168-mile ride to Tiznit to witness some of the most astounding views.

Temperature: The minimum temperature in February will be 18°C while the maximum will touch up to 22°C making it a comfortable climate to enjoy a holiday.

Time to reach from London: It will take an approximate 3 hours 20 minutes to fly to Marrakesh from London.

Popular attractions: The Medina, Jemaa el-Fnaa, Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Mellah, André Heller’s ANIMA, Moroccan Hammam, Spice souks and artisanal markets, The Bahia and Badii Palaces, The Majorelle, Agdal and Menara Gardens and Oasiria Amusement Park

3. Bali, Indonesia

A province of Indonesia, located east of Java and west of Lombok, Bali is the most visited destination of the country. A part of the Coral Triangle, Bali has the highest biodiversity of marine species especially fish and turtles and in this area alone, over 500 reef-building coral species can be found. Subak irrigation system, the 9th-century water management system covering 20,000 hectares of Bali is a UNESCO Worl Heritage Site since 2012 and is one of the best warm places to visit this February, while in Bali. The climate here in February rests at an average low of 22°C, while the average high comes in at 30°C. Since February is not the peak season in Bali, travellers can comfortably avail hotel rooms at lower rates.

A centre for history, arts, culture and cuisines, Bali has numerous tourist attractions in store for you. Kandapat Sari statue, Tirta Empul Temple, Pura Taman Ayun and Ulun Danu Temple are some of the architectural wonders waiting for you in Bali. While in Bali in February, visit the nearby places like Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur and Ubud to explore the authentic culture and cuisines. Also, never miss the water sports and adventures, which make Bali the tourism capital of Indonesia.

Temperature: In Bali, the climate in February is pleasant with the average low of 22°C and a high of 30°C.

Time to reach from London: The flying time from London to Bali is approximately 12 hours.

Popular attractions: Ulu Watu, Tanah Lot, Mount Batur, Kuta Beach, Nusa Penida Island, Sacred Monkey Forest, Bali Bird and Reptile Park, Sekumpul Waterfalls and Nusa Dua Beach

4. Nassau, The Bahamas

In February, exchange your snowy front yard for the warm watered white beach in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. Those with cold feet head towards the tropics. As the year-end holiday crowds have disappeared and before the spring travellers descend in March, have the entire island to yourself. Take in the pristine sands at Cable Beach and Paradise Island, the peaceful lifestyle and 18th-century streets with the aroma of authentic delicacies such as Cracked Conch, Conch Salad, Rock Lobsters and more.

The season’s comfortable daytime temperature fluctuates in between 17°C and 26°C with clear skies ideal for snorkelling or diving at Stuart’s Cove, lingering on pristine beaches and exploring outdoor like Potter’s Cay and Paradise Island Bridge. Take advantage of the fairly quiet region and stroll across the popular Pink Sands beach. You can also consider a diving class after a long lunch on Harbour Island or leisure away the afternoon with a mojito and a novel – need anything more?

Temperature: The climate in Nassau in February is so welcoming with a minimum of 17°C and a maximum of 26°C.

Time to reach from London: The average flying time from London to Nassau is approximately 10 hours.

Popular attractions: Queen’s Staircase, Graycliff for Chocolate & Cigars, dive at Stuart’s Cove, browse the Straw Market, visit Rose Island, explore Pirates of Nassau Museum and play at Aquaventure Waterpark at the Atlantis Resort.

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5. Tenerife, Spain

February, with all its central-heated, drizzly, bleah-ness, is a perfect excuse to catch a flight to Tenerife. With sun, sea and sand, you are at the largest of the eight Canary Islands, not much far away from the UK. Hosting about five million tourists a year, the largest island of Spain witnesses numerous festivals in February, which include Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife in Spanish), the second most popular carnival in the world after the one held in Rio de Janeiro. Despite being a tourism season, flights are comparatively cheaper than summer and budget accommodations are also available.

At Tenerife, hike up Mount Teide or visit the UNESCO city of La Laguna or the mountain top village of Masca to explore the Spanish island to its full. With an average temperature of 17.5 ºC, 12 hours of daylight and approximately 8 hours of sunlight, February is the right time to visit Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Macizo de Anaga, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Barranco del Infierno or Hell’s Ravine is popular among hikers but needs prior booking for it. A popular cycling destination, you will witness cyclists throughout the island. Tenerife, with water around, is also a centre of water sports and activities which include surfing, jet skiing, canoeing, speed boating and fishing. A Tenerife holiday is incomplete without tasting the traditional ‘barraquito’, a hot drink made out of vanilla and coffee

Temperature: The average February temperature in Tenerife is ideal for an outdoor holiday with the lowest reaching 15°C and higher touching 21°C.

Time to reach from London: The flying time between Tenerife and London is approximately 4 hours

Popular attractions: Mount Teide National Park, Siam Park, Playa de las Teresitas Beach, Whale and Dolphin Watching, Loro Parque, Aqualand, Museum of Science and the Cosmos, Caving in Cueva del Viento and Masca Village

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6. Algarve, Portugal

Indeed, the magic of Algarve is better experienced in ‘out of the season’ months like February. Less crowd, pleasant climate and several cultural events – A trip to Algarve in February are worthy. The southernmost region of Portugal covering 4997 km2 with a vast coastline notable for picturesque limestone caves and grottoes is a three-hour fly away from London. Though the day temperatures average around 17°C, it feels like mid 20’s when the sun is out, making it convenient to sunbathe or stroll over the beach in t-shirts. With few tourists touching down Algarve in this season, there will be ample space for water sports and adventures. Also while in Algarve in February, be a part of ‘Volta ao Algarve’ – aka the Portuguese tour de France, the cycling race through its landscapes, in which 25 world’s best cycling teams participate.

To make the city break in February the best, opt for a Rodrigues seaside walk or take a ride to Albufeira, the party spot in Algarve. For history lovers, a visit to Silves, the Redstone castle and Lagos, the old inner city inside the remnants of a protective wall are highly recommended.

Temperature: In February, the temperature in Algarve comes down to 8°C, which will reach 17°C in daylight that will feel like the mid-20s.

Time to reach from London: Algarve is just nearby London and can be reached in 3 hours by air.

Popular attractions: The Strip, Cataplana, The Ponta da Piedade, The Bone Chapel in Faro, Anchor cemetery and Praia do Barril (beach), Silves castle and town walls, Cabo de Sao Vicente (coastline), Praia da Marinha (beach) and The Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (hiking trail)

7. Colombo, Sri Lanka

February is the best time to explore the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo. It falls right between two rainy seasons and the warm temperatures and low rainfall make it an ideal tourist destination. The usual temperature during February in Colombo is 27°C daily, which can touch 31°C or drop to 23°C. Be sure to visit Beira Lake, where you can experience adventure, pilgrimage spots and picnic at a single place. To soak up the greenery of the country, a 2-hour train ride is all you need from Colombo to Kandy. You’ll cross rain forests, large fields, spot elephants, ancient sites and temples as well.

While in Colombo in this February, get a taste of the busy city life, go shopping at Paradise Road or Good Market, explore traditional restaurants and cafes such as Dilmah T-Lounge, Kemara and the nightlife district at Alfred House Ave or Galle Rd. If you’re there on the first week of February, you’ll be able to be a part of Sri Lanka’s National Day on 4th February in the capital. Witness cultural performances, parades and food fests. To enjoy the best of the countryside, Sathutu Uyana and Ella are second to none. Do not forget to explore Yala National Park for rare wildlife spotting and key UNESCO Heritage Sites, Colombo Zoologican Gardens or walk through the 12-acre Galle Face Green Promenade. For shopaholics, a visit to the Pettah Market and Paradise Road is a must during their Colombo holiday.

Temperature: The average daily temperature of Colombo is 27°C, which can touch 31°C or drop to 23°C.

Time to reach from London: The flying distance from London to Colombo via air is 10 hours

Popular attractions: Gangaramaya Temple, Galle Face Green, National Museum of Colombo, Viharamahadevi Park, Independence Memorial Hall, Beira Lake, Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Seema Malaka, Dutch Period Museum, Old Parliament Building, Pettah Floating Market and Attidiya Bird Sanctuary

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8. Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi has all the warm flavours that can be enjoyed in February. Kenya’s capital city offers amazing wildlife, from big beasts to the tall green grasses of Savannah. Safaris and nature trails are particularly famous in the capital city, especially for the wildebeest, cheetahs and zebras abound in the area. February is the peak of summer here with temperature touching up to 28°C and hence, the high season that makes the city one of the best warm places to visit in February. While in Nairobi, take a 6.5-hour drive to Masai Mara National Park, spread over 580 sq. mi. In this time of the year, Masai Mara sees the least precipitation and due to less water, the animals are lured out to watering holes. This leads to better, more frequent sightings and hence more crowd.

The countryside of Laikipia, 118 miles away from Nairobi, is also a better option for safari lovers to spot elephants in their natural habitat. If you’re adventurous, February is the right time to explore water adventures in Nairobi as the seawater quite clear. With an hour plane ride from Nairobi to Mombasa, you can be at Copacabana Beach, Mombasa. Diani Beach is another good option to take in the sea, sun and sand. Enjoy snorkelling, diving and other water-based activities here.

Temperature: In February, the average temperature in Nairobi will be 21ºC, which can reach up to 28º C and can drop down to 13º C.

Time to reach from London: The approximate flying time from London to Nairobi is 8 hours.

Popular attractions: Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi National Museum, Railway Museum and Ngong Hills.

9. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok needs no introduction. Be it about beaches, islands, nightlife, shopping or Thai food, it truly redefines the phrase ‘Asian Paradise’. In Bankok, the most visited tourist destination in the world, the average temperature in February is 28°C and rains are almost over. With such a pleasant climate, travellers will find it convenient to explore its street life, cultural landmarks as well as red-light districts.

Apart from being the economic centre of Thailand, the capital city is also a hub of entertainment, fashion, arts and culture. Tourists fly down to Bangkok to explore the city’s tourist attractions like the Grand Palace, Buddist temples like Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Wat Suthat and Golden Mount. The city also homes several museums such as the National Museum, Museum of Siam and the King Prajadhipok Museum, which speaks about the cultural glorious past of the country. While in Bangkok, you also should not miss the 18th-century Phra Sumen Fort, Queen Saovabha Institute Snake Farm and Siam Ocean World. To witness the happening life in Bangkok, you need to be at Sukhumvit Road Bangkok, Silom Road Bangkok, Khao San Bangkok, Soi Cowboy Bangkok or Nana Plaza Bangkok.

You’re not far from some of the best beaches in Bangkok. The Gulf of Thailand is just a 2-hour drive from Bangkok and Koh Samet and Koh Lan are 2.5 hours away respectively. Go shopping in famous markets like Chatuchak, MBK Mall, Siam and Terminal 21. Explore Elephant Nature Park, limestone rocks of Phang Nga Bay and the tribes of North, namely Akha, Lisu and Karen. For festivals in February, Chinese Lunar New Year is a grand spectacle in the China Town area of Bangkok and Valentine’s Day, a revered day of love all over.

Temperature: The average day temperature in February in Bangkok is 28°C, with the maximum reaching 33°C and the minimum dropping down to 24°C.

Time to reach from London: The approximate flying time from London to Bangkok is 11 hours.

Popular attractions: Chao Phraya River, Wat Pho Bangkok, Chatuchak Market, Chinatown, Soi Cowboy, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Siam Paragon, Muang Boran, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat and Wat Suthat

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10. Cape Town, South Africa

Fondly known as the Mother City, the South African port city of Cape Town is another place you should visit this February. Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town is famous for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region and landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. February marks the end of summer and the city is blessed with hot and sunny days that often push temperatures over 30°C. Since this is the dry season and rain is uncommon, most days have clear blue skies. Evenings are generally mild and pleasant, which is good for exploring beautiful sceneries, age-old architecture, lively nightlife and relish African cuisine.

The scenic town also boasts a couple of festivals that take place in February. Cocktails, music and art are a few of them. While in Capetown, watch the Sun Met horseback racing in February. Take part in Summer Wine Feast, Nederburg Harvest Festival, Wolfie Familie Festival, Robertson Wine Valley Fest and SA Cocktail Week to explore the wide range of gastronomical options offered. The ‘With You’ Festival is one of the best places in the world for techno music lovers. The Cape Town Tens is another event that mixes casual sports with drinking dining and dancing and is very popular among the locals. Lastly, The Wolfie Family Festival is the one that will truly acquaint you to the city’s spirit.

Temperature: Cape Town has a warm climate in February with a high of 29° C and low of 17°C.

Time to reach from London: It will take approximately 11 hours to reach Cape Town from London via air.

Popular attractions: Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Robben Island, Sea Point Promenade, Clifton Beach, Cape Winelands, Old Biscuit Mill, Camps Bay and African penguin colony

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So, we assume you’ve finally selected your destination. A place you can get soaked in the sun, explore new excitements and get rid of those frosty winters. Pack your bags and kick-start your journey right away to a new destination to make this February a special one.

Go Where is Hot in February to Escape the Wintry Blues

Christmas and New Year are over for another year but the million dollars burning question stands tall: where to go on holiday in February to get some warmth from the wintry blues? Well, that’s one of the thoughts you might be struggling with when the British winter never seems to go away. The fireplace and the warm mulled wine isn’t doing much good and ‘fly away’ is the word – to a place where it’s sunny with warm beach waters, tropical ambience, exotic food, music and heart-melting smiles. So, is it the Maldives, the Caribbean or Thailand? Here are some of our adorable winter-sun getaway cities and islands that make up for hot holidays in February.

List of Top Places where is Hot in February:

1. BALI

Bali

The first name that triggers every traveller’s mind – Bali is ‘touching heaven on earth’. Filled to the brim with satisfying retreats, warm spa therapies, lush forests, endless access to world-class beaches and hot piping cuisine, Bali has a charm of its own that everyone flocks to experience. With your Bermudas, flip-flops, shades and sunscreens you can have the entire paradise to yourself. Apart from the sound of the splashing waves and sizzling BBQ, experience a new kind of cave parties, full-moon gaiety, glamping, jungle treks and hot springs. Whether you escape to Ubud hills or surround yourself with serenity – that’s classic Bali for you.

Best time to go: November to April

Weather Pattern: The weather in Bali fluctuates at 26°C (79°F), while the average low is 22°C (72°F), and the average high comes in at 30°C (86°F).

Things to do: Get a spa treatment, explore the hills of Ubud, go hiking up the Bali hills, explore beaches like Seminyak beach, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran Beach, Padang Padang Beach, Kuta beach.

2. THE MALDIVES

Maldives

Sitting majestically in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is an open playground in the lap of the Indian Ocean and…there is no bad time to go to the Maldives. Just 15 hours from London, the small cosy little islands and dreamy resorts offer a perfect castaway from those chilly winters. It is one of the best places to travel in February. Even if you think you’ll get bored in the Maldives, you will end up loving it. The islands and the environment are quite family-friendly and hard to resist. Whether you choose a beach villa, water bungalows, underwater hotel or a chic resort, you do not have to worry about hospitality and activities.

Best time to visit: December to April

Weather Pattern: The average daytime temperature for the Maldives in February is 28°C, with only very slight dips at night time.

Things to do: Go for whale shark sightseeing, day-time adventure at Guraidhoo islands, surfing and boat tours in the southern atolls, windsurfing in Cokes Surf Camp, explore Sandbank and enjoy snorkelling.

3. MAURITIUS

MAURITIUS

Maldives‘ neighbour Mauritius is a stunner and it alone has the power, charm and freshness to warm your heart, mind and soul. This isolated natural beauty is mostly explored by honeymoon holidaymakers, celebrities and families. The beaches are spotless tropical delights and you can easily hire a car and hike up towards the verdant forests and explore primitive fishing villages. Adventure lovers can take a boat out and explore underwater life and admire the species below. The speckled islands offer some of the world’s finest resorts, wooden water villas, stylish boutiques and secluded water-homes. However, Mauritius is much more than sipping coconut cocktails and beach activities. With so much in these islands, it is one of the popular hot places to go in February.

Best time to visit: May-December

Weather Pattern: The warm period in Mauritius normally lasts from December 5th until April 9th, with typical high temperatures daily attaining as high as 29°C in February – not bad for ocean activities and leisure under the sun.

Things to do: Enjoy day tours with Dolphins in Medine, kite surfing at Belle Mare, big game Fishing Tours, explore the sea with 35-metre Submarine Tour, go for Tandem Skydive in Mauritius, quad biking in la Vallee Des Couleurs.

4. DUBAI

Dubai

What can be more inspiring than an escape to one of the desert gems in the Middle East and no one does it better than Dubai itself. A year-round destination for everyone, the City of Gold offers the perfect sunshine if you’ve been facing chattering teeth and shivering winters. Being a short hop away, you are not far from spotless beaches, excellent services and a futuristic city to yourself. Hey, who said Dubai is all about glass and flamboyance. The Old Souk, the tranquil Dubai creek, dining in the air and shopping are the elements that will keep you on your toes along with several other warm vacation spots in February. If you wish to see the city best dressed, November is the best time to explore Dubai on a 10-hour flight journey from London. The climate is not very humid and touring the city gets more enjoyable.

Best time to visit: November to March

Weather Pattern: Dubai has a scorching desert climate, with an average temperature of 20°C, the month of February is categorised by progressively steady temperatures, where it is very possible to tour the city easily.

Things to do: Dubai Desert safari, Dhow dinner cruise, Dubai city sightseeing, Burj Khalifa tour, explore Atlantis Aquaventure, overnight Desert Safari, trip to IMG Worlds of Adventure, Ski Dubai in Emirates Mall, Gold Souk tours, visit Dubai Aquarium.

5. THAILAND

Thailand

If you are looking for alternative hot holiday destinations in February, Thailand tops the list. With school half-term holidays falling in the middle of the month, parents have the opportunity to whisk their children to a destination where the sun shines in earnest and Thailand tops the list for many British and European visitors. The countries top places – Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi and Pattaya sizzle with a mix of captivating white-sand beaches, exotic islands with stylish beach shacks and oceanic tours under the brilliant sun. There are scores to select from and each offers a celestial experience. Right from first-class spas of Koh Samui to barefoot activities in Koh Lipe and luxury beach stays at Koh Lanta, you can easily get a slice of warm haven with affordable rates.

The best time to visit: November to March

Weather Pattern: Average temperature is 28°C between the average high/lows of 33°C and 23°C. The hot period only has a normal temperature of 1°C advanced than February.

Things to do: Take a Ferry Ride to James Bond Island, visit Safari World Zoo, enjoy Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, visit The Tiger Kingdom, get a Thai Massage in Phuket, enjoy a Bangkok River Cruise, explore Bangkok Floating Markets, go Boating in River Kwai, discover Wat Arun in Bangkok

6. THE CARIBBEAN

CARIBBEAN

February and the Caribbean have a fantastic bonding with endless warm holiday destinations to visit in February. With scanty crowd and temperatures in the 20s, you can anticipate a wonderful holiday unlike any. Head to Cancun towards Maya Riviera where you can enjoy basking on one of the beaches and spend your time exploring the intriguing Mayan monuments. Consider the Jamaican city of Montego Bay and cherish a stroll with your partner. Watch your family get tanned and you can try it too! Alternatively, other scintillating destinations include Cuba, Barbados and Antigua that offer ecstatic moments with jaw-dropping scenery and endless things to see, do and experience.

Best time to visit:  November to April

Weather Pattern: At all the Caribbean’s cities and beaches, February is enjoyable. At Havana, Cuba, Nassau, Bahamas, the temperature stays cooler than other places. The ocean averages 79 degrees Fahrenheit around most islands in February – perfect tropical climate.

Things to do: go scuba diving in the British Virgin Islands, enjoy forest trekking in Guadeloupe, explore the ruins at St. Lucia, explore the town of Curacao, admire the cathedrals of U.S. Virgin Islands, discover the ancient city of Puerto Rico, taste Cuban cigars at Havana.

7. CANARY ISLANDS

CANARY ISLANDS

Settled in the Atlantic, 300 miles towards the African shoreline, experience something different in the wonders of the Canary Islands. Thanks to the enchanting panorama, spectacular landscapes, pristine beaches and bewitching resorts, with a 4-5 hour flight from the UK you can be exposed to this heavenly sanctuary. With endless hours of sunshine, volcanoes, UNESCO designated islands, this paradise is perfect for hikers, nature lovers and adventure buffs. No wonder, the Canary Islands are adored by British holidaymakers and never fail to create fabulous opportunities for a reminiscing getaway under the comforting sun rays.

Best time to visit: March to May & September to November

Weather Pattern: Tenerife and Gran Canaria are the warmest islands with temperatures in the low 70s. Lanzarote and Fuerteventura can be particularly cooler – the mid-60s with strong winds.

Things to do: Relax in the sun in Fuerteventura, explore Siam Park in Tenerife, walk on the dunes in Gran Canaria, visit Caldera de Taburiente National Park, Garajonay National Park, and explore Teide National Park.

8. FLORIDA

FLORIDA

Several people from all over the world rush to Florida for all the good reasons. It is one of the top hot places in February with everything you can imagine. You name it, it’s all there – amusement parks, beach resorts, lavish hotels, legendary attractions such as the Everglades and the Florida Keys, along with great weather for outdoor excursions and an electrifying crowd. The city draws its charm from pulsating American cities like Miami and the surrounding neighbours. Whether you wish to enjoy a spa day by the beach, enjoy thrilling water rides or a fast boat ride through the Everglades, Florida will leave you astonished.

Best time to visit: November to May

Weather Pattern: February in Orlando is branded by progressively growing daily high temperatures of 23°C, which is roughly 73°F, whereas the average minimum temperature descends down to 11°C, or 52°F – cool enough!

Things to do: explore Everglades National Park, take your kid to Walk Disney World, take a tour of Universal Studios, visit Kennedy Space Centre, spot rare wildlife at Busch Gardens Tampa, spend a day at the Miami Beach, stroll the Dry Tortugas National Park, witness Daytona 500.

9. CAPE VERDE

CAPE VERDE

Located in the Atlantic Ocean, 300 miles from the shores of Senegal, Cape Verde is the ultimate fantasy for everyone. Conjured up to 10 atolls floating in the ocean, they’ve made a quick name for themselves. The private islands are possibly the most dramatic anywhere on the globe – a honeymooner’s dream haven. Once you see the beaches, you’ll understand why. The most popular island is the moon-like island called Sal. It is dotted with vivid shops, traditional cafes & restaurants and plenty of beach activities. Boa Vista is another name for blissful holidays that sees an influx of abundant visitors escaping the colder regions.

Best time to visit: October to June

Weather Pattern: Cape Verde enjoys fantastic weather in February with an average temperature of around 22°C. The average temperature rises slightly toward the end of the month, ranging from 21-22°C during the first few days to 22-23°C.

Things to do: explore the beaches, take your kid to the marine World, take a tour of fishing villages, visit the Old Town, spot rare marine and bird species, and spend a day at the resort and relish hot coastal delicacies.

10. COLOMBO

COLOMBO

If you fancy ancient traditions, coastal emblems, lush rice and tea plantations, golden beaches, surfing, scuba diving and primitive spirituality, Colombo in Sri Lanka is the best place to enjoy warm holidays in February. Unbelievably, there is a real buzz for Sri Lanka among British and European travellers. The temperature in the UK is seen to be hovering between 6° and -1°C. Hence, within 10 hours you can hit the coastal areas of Sri Lanka and enjoy a tropical atmosphere to the full. Fancy a warm back rub with warm coconut oil and scented herbs, you need not to go too far for it. Just look around and you can easily see therapeutic spas, massages and herbal treatments that will revive your body and senses.

Best time to visit: December to March

Weather Pattern: February is a beautiful month to visit Colombo. The average daily temperature for this month in Colombo is 27°C (81°F) which can reach highs of 31°C (88°F) or drop to 23°C (73°F).

Things to do: enjoy Blue Whale Watching Tour, go for Luxury Camp Safari, scenic tour of Colombo, excursion at Riverston Gap, elephant safari in Habarana, scuba diving, explore Galle Face Green, Tea and Herb Tour in Colombo.

Hope you’re inspired by our top picks of where is hot in February. So, what are you waiting for? Just pack and get out from the chilly weather before your feet freezes.

Where to Go on Holiday in October around the World

Holidays in October are a kind of special because the month gives you the opportunity to enjoy an uninterrupted sunshine vacation, before the onset of winters. In October, a traveller still has a wonderful chance to enjoy incredible beaches where the weather is still balmy or set on a Southeast Asian sojourn to relish the year’s best vacation, beaches and verdant tropical landscape. Then there is Africa, the continent comes with its surprises of African Safari and beautiful endemic wildlife. And not to forget South America, the region never backs off from amazing a traveller, hidden jewels such as the Rainbow Mountains of Peru and Andes snow-capped peaks set the tone for a memorable escape. It is a whole lot of fun to plan a holiday in October.

1. Tenerife, Spain – Spectacular Beach Escape

Tenerife, Spain – Spectacular Beach Escape

Tenerife on the Atlantic Ocean is Spain’s largest of Canary Islands. The island is a part of an archipelago, peppered with sun-kissed beaches, flora and fauna, and the lunar volcanic landscape of Mt. Teide National Park, Spain’s highest mountain peak. Home to the two world heritage sites of – the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna and the Teide National Park, along with 42 natural protected areas. The island’s vibrant capital Santa Craza comes alive every year in the month of February and March, with the arrival of a world-famous carnival. With so much to explore and discover, Tenerife is at the top of our list of the best destinations to visit in October.

Nearest Airport: Tenerife South Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Trek Mount Teide National Park. Enjoy Surfing and water adventure at the Playa Bollullo, Playa del Pozo, Playa El Puertito beaches.

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2. Algarve, Portugal – A beautiful Blend of Sun, Sand and Sea

Algarve, Portugal – A beautiful Blend of Sun, Sand and Sea

Hyped for spectacular sandy beaches and stunning cliffs laden seashores; Algarve’s rich history and nightlife blend together for an incredible festivity. With overwhelming attractions, the picturesque island provides great value for money. Though a traveller is bound to get glued to by its mesmerising coastline, Algarve’s interior is peppered with imposing castle, eye-catching villages, flowers and cork tree rolling down on hills and plenty of nature’s bounty. Don’t miss the Via Algarviana hiking trail for an unparalleled experience. Due to the destination’s amazing weather, the popular tourist getaway has become even more popular amongst the travellers looking for an incredible vacation in October.

Nearest Airport: Faro Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Must Visit Praia da Marinha best beach in Algarve and Benagil Cave

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3. Málaga, Spain – Beautiful Port city of Spain’s Costa del So

Málaga, Spain – Beautiful Port city of Spain’s Costa del So

Malaga the picturesque port city of Spain’s Costa del So, the cherished world over for its medieval era history and imposing ruins. Radiating with youthful vigour, there is so much to divulge and discover. Alcazaba a Moorish castle to the ruins of Roman Theater and Castillo de Gibralfaro, on every turn there is something new to unfold. Travellers would never get bored here, as the city will keep on unfolding various tourist attractions. The birthplace of Picasso, the city is loaded with museums for art enthusiasts. Ravishing nightlife, sightseeing, beaches, bars and cuisines, Malaga can easily overpower any other destination when deciding where to escape for a vacation.

Nearest Airport: Málaga Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Must Visit Castillo de Gibralfaro Fort, Roman Theater, and famous Playa de La Malagueta beach.

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4. Larnaca, Cyprus – Explore the Beautiful City

Larnaca, Cyprus – Explore the Beautiful City

Larnaca a quiet port city in the south of Cyprus mostly revolves around its beaches and golden historical past. The Finikoudes beach best known for its seaside promenade lined with palm trees teeming with locals enjoying coffee or beer. The place vibrates with restaurants, bars and activities perfect for spending an electrifying nightlife. In the morning, the scene changes with cafes and shops. On trespassing the interiors of Larnaca, a different tale unfolds with a relatively quiet downtown district and the Old Turkish quarter of Skala with ramshackle whitewashed houses. While sauntering you will surely stumble upon on the Byzantine church of Agios Lazaros and Larnaka’s little fort.

Nearest Airport: Larnaca International Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Enjoy a laid-back vacation at Mackenzie Beach, Larnaca Marina to enjoy the leisure time, Larnaca Medieval Castle to enjoy an amazing holiday.

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5. Alicante, Spain – A Stunning Island

Alicante, Spain – A Stunning Island

Alicante best known for its incredible beach sequences is also Spain’s top tourist destination. A beautiful cocktail of seaside fun along with historical attractions give plenty of reasons to visit this destination in October. It has everything a traveller is looking for spellbinding beaches to imposing medieval era castles, museums or sauntering in the alleyways of the Casco Antiguo. Situated on the hills, the Casco Antiguo is hailed for its breathtaking whitewashed houses and serpentines alleyways. Away from the gorgeous seashores, the town is also best known for its intoxicating nightlife scene and shopping spots. Book Alicante holiday package in October for an amazing trip.

Nearest Airport: Alicante–Elche Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Must Visit Castle of Santa Barbara, Postiguet Beach, Basilica of Santa María and more.

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6. Palma de Mallorca, Spain – A Gorgeous Resort City

Palma de Mallorca, Spain – A Gorgeous Resort City

With jaw-dropping architecture and history influenced by the Roman, Talayotic, Moors and Christians all have painted the city in a rich history featuring medieval era monuments and rich culture. Speckled with awe-inspiring historical sites, coupled with restaurants, bars, galleries, craft studios gives the impression of a conspiracy to allure tourists from all over the world. Don’t worry, at Palma you do not need any map or itinerary planning. A walk in alleyways and the town will unfold the treasures in front of you. Streets laden with aristocratic houses, teeming public places, imposing baroque churches, lively people and markets brimming with sea bounty catch make the destination irresistible.

Nearest Airport: Palma de Mallorca Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Visit Palma Cathedral, Bellver Castle or explore the stunning beaches.

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7. Dalaman, Turkey – A Charming Getaway

Dalaman, Turkey – A Charming Getaway

A small quaint town in Turkey, Dalaman offers a laid-back vacation for those sole looking for solitude. But, on landing at the Dalaman airport, this gives you a chance to explore the Mugla, an upscale resort town, in southwestern Turkey. In Mugala get ready for a blasting holiday, divulging the scenic landscape of Ölüdeniz’s famous Blue Lagoon, placid Lake Köyceğiz and Marmaris an upscale resort town. Unravel the rich history by visiting the imposing Bodrum Castle, and various historical sites.

Nearest Airport: Dalaman Airport
Currency: Turkish Lira
Things to do: Enjoy outdoor hiking at Saklikent Gorge, Paragliding and butterfly valley, and Blue Lagoon.

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8. Lanzarote, Spain – A Stunning Otherworldly Destination

Lanzarote, Spain – A Stunning Otherworldly Destination

Lanzarote ticks all the boxes making it a must visit tourist destinations in October. The year-round sun, matchless beaches teeming with tourists, otherworldly landscapes and a treasure trove of art and architecture, make this island intrigue and appealing. Brimming with the architectural brilliance of César Manrique. Restaurants and bars give way to electrifying nightlife. Though the beaches are incredible, it is the volcanic landscape, which lends the destination an otherworldly lunar landscape. For this, you must visit Timanfaya National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Nearest Airport: Lanzarote Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Explore Timanfaya National Park, Discover the Cueva de Los Verdes and Charco de los Clicos (Green Lagoon) for an amazing vacation.

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9. Paphos, Cyprus – A Mesmerising Landscape

Paphos, Cyprus – A Mesmerising Landscape

Paphos is a city of contrast. And this is tangible when a tourist will visit the two parts of the town Kato Pafos (Lower Pafos) and Ktima (Upper Pafos). The Kato Pafos has been bestowed joint European Capital of Culture in 2017. Bars, restaurants, and shops lined perfectly in sync with the palm-fringed seafront, manicured to the taste of the tourists. Just change your path to the backstreet to discover the historic gems hidden behind in the form of medieval baths, catacombs, and a fishermen’s church. The must visit here is the Pafos Archaeological Site. In contrast, Kitna still enjoys the quaint and laid-back atmosphere. The neighbourhood is overwhelming with colonial-era buildings and museums.

Nearest Airport: Paphos International Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Must visit are Kato Paphos Archaeology Park, Paphos Zoo, Troodos Mountains and more.

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10. Malta, Europe – Glorious Small Archipelago

Malta, Europe – Glorious Small Archipelago

Malta an archipelago packs a punch for tourists to explore and get surprised. Literally, the destination has it all ranging from the prehistoric sites, fossil decked cliffs, concealed coves to world-famous sites for scuba diving and bragging an extraordinary medieval history. Malta is a mix of different cultures, which can be easily tangible in cuisines and daily lifestyle. Being at the pivotal of the Mediterranean, Malta was a much sought overprize in the past. The capital Valletta was built by the Knights of St. John is in contrast with Mdina and Victoria, they were built to keep a check on the enemies.

Nearest Airport: Malta International Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Exploring the old city, fun at the beaches, relishing cuisines and exploring ancient ruins.

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11. Gran Canaria, Spain – Beautiful Mountain Passes

Gran Canaria, Spain – Beautiful Mountain Passes

Gran Canaria’s diverse landscape ranges from the lush verdant foliage of the north to heavily laden mountains in the interiors and desert to the south. The variations in the island get more distinct with a rugged coastline consisting of scattered sandy beaches. Beyond all these travellers looking for fun can enjoy the nightlife and explore the rich cosmopolitan culture of the Las Palmas. The contrast in the landscape and perfect weather all around the year makes the Gran Canaria the popular destination to visit in October.

Nearest Airport: Gran Canaria Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Scuba in Gran Canaria, Surfing at Pozo Izquierdo and trekking at Roque Nublo.

12. Fuerteventura, Spain – A Holiday Paradise

Fuerteventura, Spain – A Holiday Paradise

Fuerteventura, the second largest of the Canary Islands gives tough competition to its neighbored Lanzarote. With year-round sunshine exuding various colours through its volcanic sand. But, those who come here for holidays are mostly interested in exploring the otherworldly landscape, which majorly consists of volcanoes and cliff protruding beaches and hidden coves. Corralejo to the North allure Brits and Morro Jable in South appease German making the Island a top holiday destination in October amongst the Europeans.

Nearest Airport: Fuerteventura Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: For an incredible holiday visit Corralejo Natural Reserve, The Salt Museum and escape to Isla de Lobos for an amazing vacation.

13. Antalya, Turkey – Perfect for a Selfie

Antalya, Turkey – Perfect for a Selfie

Antalya, nestled on the Gulf of Antalya is a city carrying its own charm. Beautifully preserving its old heritage but not shy in embracing modernity is a town of different hues. Incredible white sand beaches, shallow seawater will constantly allure you to spend your whole day enjoying the sun, sand and sea. The town also has an ancient Roman harbour and a beautifully preserved city of Kaleiçi. Here, you can savour the architecture and ambiance of ancient restored Ottoman Quarters. Antalya is a destination that will leave you craving for more that makes it a perfect holiday to plan in October.

Nearest Airport: Antalya International Airport
Currency: Turkish liras
Things to do: Explore Kaleiçi, Güllük Dagi National park, Hike Mount Tahtali and more.

14. Ibiza, Spain – A Beach Party Destination

Ibiza, Spain – A Beach Party Destination

If you like to cocktail party and beach than Ibiza is for you. The gorgeous archipelago not only attracts revellers and loyal beach lovers but also embraces culture-vulture and laid-back vacationers. But if you are thinking that all the fun is limited to the seashores – then we advise you to toss the cliché image. Away from the off beaten track explore the interior parts of the island, characterized by a quaint village, medieval-era church and stroll on the ramparts of Dalt Vila, a world heritage listed tourist attraction.

Nearest Airport: Ibiza Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Explore historical heritages and stroll on the beaches while enjoying various water activities like surfing, boating and diving.

15. Marrakesh, Morocco – A Perfect Blend of Culture

Marrakesh, Morocco – A Perfect Blend of Culture

Marrakesh has everything to dazzle a traveller, no matter how experienced he is. From traditional souks to medina’s intrigue serpentine streets showcasing breathtaking glimpses of the ancient era. Don’t miss shopping in souqs, a treasure trove for people looking to spice up their Moroccan holidays. The Souq Semmarine and Souq El Kebir are the main market streets, showcasing a tapestry of lively colours and vibrancy. A glorious past that is visible in the daily life of the locals, along with colonial influence has changed the way Moroccan lives. Find a range of best holiday destinations in October and get yourself ready for a roller coaster ride.

Nearest Airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport
Currency: Moroccan Dirhams
Things to do: Explore Kaleiçi, Güllük Dagi National park, Hike Mount Tahtali and more.