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List Rules Vote up any country you would like to vacation to during cold weather

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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Norway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Norway Oslo

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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

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

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

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

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

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Greece Athens

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Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Netherlands Amsterdam

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Italy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Italy Rome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Poland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Poland Warsaw

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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Hungary Budapest

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Russia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Russia Moscow

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Estonia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Estonia Tallinn

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Romania is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Romania Bucharest

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Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Slovenia Ljubljana

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Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Ukraine Kiev

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Brazil Brasília

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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Iceland Reykjavik

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Albania is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Albania Tirana

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Japan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Japan Tokyo

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India is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
India New Delhi

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St. Lucia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
St. Lucia

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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Mexico Mexico City

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China is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
China Beijing

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Belize is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belize Belmopan

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Colombia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Colombia Bogotá

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Chile is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Chile Santiago

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Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Nicaragua Managua

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French Polynesia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
French Polynesia Papeete, France

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Cayman Islands is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Cayman Islands George Town, Cayman Islands

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Papua New Guinea is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby

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New Caledonia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
New Caledonia Nouméa, France.

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Senegal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Senegal Dakar

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Algeria is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Algeria Algiers

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Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Bhutan Thimphu

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Nepal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Nepal Kathmandu