Winter The Best Countries to Visit in Winter  

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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
Oslo

2
235 107
Finland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Helsinki

3
205 89
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Pboy81 added Bern

4
232 117
Canada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Ottawa

5
215 107
Germany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Berlin

6
223 115
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Vienna

7
174 98
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Stockholm

8
171 99
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Copenhagen

9
171 100
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Amsterdam

10
170 100
Greece is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Athens

11
122 64
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
JoséValente added Wellington

12
158 98
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Edinburgh

13
160 100
Italy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Rome

14
136 81
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
City of Brussels

15
162 102
Spain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Madrid

16
155 98
England is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
London

17
147 93
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

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47 12
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
vestmann added Reykjavik

19
140 90
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Lisbon

20
149 103
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

21
138 103
France is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Paris

22
46 22
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
1479950040059 added Tallinn

23
138 107
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Bratislava

24
96 70
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
PeterPetrov added Sofia

25
65 42
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
stpavel added Ljubljana

26
113 87
Russia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
DavidKhezri added Moscow

27
128 102
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Budapest

28
143 120
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added Washington, D.C.

29
85 69
Japan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Tokyo

30
119 107
Romania is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Bucharest

31
95 92
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Brasília

32
11 5
Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
helloXwords added Kingston

33
105 103
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
RahulNarke added Kiev

34
64 61
Chile is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Santiago

35
81 80
India is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
rohit-das added New Delhi

36
86 86
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
kuyt-stha added Kathmandu

37
67 66
Algeria is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Algiers

38
83 84
Kuwait is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Kuwait City

39
70 71
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Rabat

40
104 108
Albania is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
AndiLamlli added Tirana

41
61 62
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Bogotá

42
89 92
Belize is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belmopan

43
89 92
Cayman Islands is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
George Town, Cayman Islands

44
4 1
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Malik Zayn added Islamabad - Pakistan Country in South Asia Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the fifth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212,742,631 people. In area, it is the ...

45
60 61
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Thimphu

46
100 104
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added Mexico City

47
72 74
French Polynesia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Papeete, France

48
58 59
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Dakar

49
85 88
St. Lucia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added St. Lucia

50
56 57
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Managua