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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275 119
Norway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Oslo

2
260 111
Finland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Helsinki

3
217 93
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Pboy81 added Bern

4
236 112
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Berlin

5
243 118
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Vienna

6
240 123
Canada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Ottawa

7
192 101
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Stockholm

8
190 101
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Copenhagen

9
68 13
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
vestmann added Reykjavik

10
188 103
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Amsterdam

11
174 103
Greece is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Athens

12
129 69
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
JoséValente added Wellington

13
162 95
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

14
168 104
Spain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Madrid

15
159 98
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Edinburgh

16
163 103
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

17
136 85
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
City of Brussels

18
61 23
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
22sofmarigliano added Tallinn

19
140 96
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Lisbon

20
76 42
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
stpavel added Ljubljana

21
151 108
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Bratislava

22
162 118
Italy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Rome

23
157 115
England is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
London

24
142 102
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Budapest

25
144 105
France is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Paris

26
121 87
Russia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
DavidKhezri added Moscow

27
100 71
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
PeterPetrov added Sofia

28
94 70
Japan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Tokyo

29
125 109
Romania is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Bucharest

30
144 134
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added Washington, D.C.

31
112 104
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
RahulNarke added Kiev

32
13 6
Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
helloXwords added Kingston

33
97 93
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Brasília

34
65 62
Chile is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Santiago

35
85 83
India is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
rohit-das added New Delhi

36
88 87
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
kuyt-stha added Kathmandu

37
105 108
Albania is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
AndiLamlli added Tirana

38
67 68
Algeria is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Algiers

39
90 93
Cayman Islands is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
George Town, Cayman Islands

40
60 61
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Thimphu

41
59 60
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Dakar

42
72 74
French Polynesia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Papeete, France

43
85 88
St. Lucia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added St. Lucia

44
84 87
Kuwait is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Kuwait City

45
70 72
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Rabat

46
56 57
Papua New Guinea is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Port Moresby

47
56 57
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Managua

48
67 69
New Caledonia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Nouméa, France.

49
90 94
Belize is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belmopan

50
100 105
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added Mexico City