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List of the best countries to visit in winter, as ranked by avid travelers. Winter is one of the magical times of the year, when the weather may by cold but the atmosphere is cozy and festive. If you are planning to travel during the winter months, you need to select a country that will be welcoming to a hopeful traveler who is looking for the best winter vacation the world has to offer. Many countries have winter sports like skiing and snowboarding,so you can indulge in your favorite physical activity while getting to see the gorgeous sights. Other countries have winter celebrations, including Christmas markets, like the ones in Germany, and outdoor festivals that are the perfect adventure for a tourist.

This list includes countries with breathtaking architecture,world-famous museums, and unbelievable views to be explored. There are countries with well-known celebrations like the Harbin Ice Festival in China and fairytale-like atmospheres like in Austria. If you’re interested in a winter vacation to a warmer location, countries like Belize and Brazil have welcoming beaches for everyone to enjoy.

What places are perfect for winter vacations? Depending on your interests, there are countries on this list that offer every winter activity you could ever dream up.

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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Pboy81 added Switzerland Bern

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198 89
Norway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Norway Oslo

3
198 92
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Austria Vienna

4
191 91
Finland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Finland Helsinki

5
192 95
Canada is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Canada Ottawa

6
176 92
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Germany Berlin

7
155 82
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Netherlands Amsterdam

8
150 80
Italy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Italy Rome

9
151 81
Greece is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Greece Athens

10
132 67
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belgium City of Brussels

11
149 81
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Denmark Copenhagen

12
105 48
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
JoséValente added New Zealand Wellington

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151 86
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Sweden Stockholm

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146 84
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Scotland Edinburgh

15
150 88
Spain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Spain Madrid

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133 77
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Portugal Lisbon

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137 82
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

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136 84
England is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
England London

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139 93
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

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127 90
France is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
France Paris

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132 95
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Slovakia Bratislava

22
92 60
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
PeterPetrov added Bulgaria Sofia

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133 100
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added United States of America Washington, D.C.

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35 13
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
1479950040059 added Estonia Tallinn

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98 74
Russia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
DavidKhezri added Russia Moscow

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117 92
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Hungary Budapest

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23 6
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
vestmann added Iceland Reykjavik

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53 35
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
stpavel added Slovenia Ljubljana

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110 99
Romania is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Romania Bucharest

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63 55
Poland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
julian-matthias added Poland Warsaw

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98 94
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
RahulNarke added Ukraine Kiev

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88 84
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Brazil Brasília

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65 63
Japan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Japan Tokyo

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95 100
Albania is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
AndiLamlli added Albania Tirana

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52 55
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Colombia Bogotá

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48 51
Papua New Guinea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Papua New Guinea Port Moresby

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62 67
India is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
rohit-das added India New Delhi

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46 50
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Nicaragua Managua

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52 57
Chile is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Chile Santiago

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48 54
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Senegal Dakar

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47 54
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Bhutan Thimphu

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59 68
French Polynesia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added French Polynesia Papeete, France

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71 82
St. Lucia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added St. Lucia

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54 63
New Caledonia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added New Caledonia Nouméa, France.

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73 86
Belize is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belize Belmopan

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71 85
Cayman Islands is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Cayman Islands George Town, Cayman Islands

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81 97
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added Mexico Mexico City

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83 100
China is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
China Beijing

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49 60
Algeria is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Algeria Algiers

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58 78
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
kuyt-stha added Nepal Kathmandu