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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189 77
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Pboy81 added Switzerland Bern

2
221 100
Finland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Finland Helsinki

3
229 106
Norway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Norway Oslo

4
214 107
Canada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Canada Ottawa

5
216 111
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Austria Vienna

6
198 105
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Germany Berlin

7
163 94
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Denmark Copenhagen

8
164 96
Greece is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Greece Athens

9
166 98
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Netherlands Amsterdam

10
163 96
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Sweden Stockholm

11
119 62
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
JoséValente added New Zealand Wellington

12
154 95
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Scotland Edinburgh

13
133 80
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belgium City of Brussels

14
158 101
Spain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Spain Madrid

The Best Asian Countries to Visit

15
154 99
Italy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Italy Rome

16
144 92
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

17
138 88
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Portugal Lisbon

18
147 98
England is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
England London

19
42 12
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
vestmann added Iceland Reykjavik

20
144 103
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

21
133 99
France is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
France Paris

The Best Cheap Travel Destinations

22
42 20
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
1479950040059 added Estonia Tallinn

23
135 106
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Slovakia Bratislava

24
93 68
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
PeterPetrov added Bulgaria Sofia

25
125 101
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Hungary Budapest

26
110 87
Russia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
DavidKhezri added Russia Moscow

27
61 42
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
stpavel added Slovenia Ljubljana

28
141 119
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added United States of America Washington, D.C.

The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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81 68
Japan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Japan Tokyo

30
116 106
Romania is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Romania Bucharest

31
10 3
Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
helloXwords added Jamaica Kingston

32
94 90
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Brazil Brasília

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103 102
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
RahulNarke added Ukraine Kiev

34
66 64
Algeria is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Algeria Algiers

35
62 61
Chile is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Chile Santiago

30+ Famous People Born in Countries That Don't Exist Anymore

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61 60
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Colombia Bogotá

37
56 55
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Nicaragua Managua

38
89 90
Cayman Islands is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Cayman Islands George Town, Cayman Islands

39
72 72
French Polynesia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added French Polynesia Papeete, France

40
85 86
St. Lucia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added St. Lucia

41
68 68
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Morocco Rabat

42
67 67
New Caledonia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added New Caledonia Nouméa, France.

The Best European Countries to Visit

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83 84
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
kuyt-stha added Nepal Kathmandu

44
81 82
Kuwait is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Kuwait Kuwait City

45
59 59
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Bhutan Thimphu

46
58 58
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Senegal Dakar

47
104 107
Albania is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
AndiLamlli added Albania Tirana

48
88 90
Belize is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belize Belmopan

49
56 56
Papua New Guinea is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Papua New Guinea Port Moresby

50
99 102
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added Mexico Mexico City