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
249 110
Finland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Helsinki

3
214 91
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Pboy81 added Bern

4
228 109
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Berlin

5
237 116
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Vienna

6
234 122
Canada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Ottawa

7
187 99
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Stockholm

8
184 100
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Copenhagen

9
182 101
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Amsterdam

10
60 12
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
vestmann added Reykjavik

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171 101
Greece is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Athens

12
127 68
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
JoséValente added Wellington

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158 95
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

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166 103
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
159 103
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

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

18
140 92
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Lisbon

19
162 113
Italy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Rome

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56 23
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
1479950040059 added Tallinn

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156 111
England is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
London

22
75 42
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
stpavel added Ljubljana

23
148 107
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Bratislava

24
143 104
France is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Paris

25
138 102
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Budapest

26
120 87
Russia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
DavidKhezri added Moscow

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99 70
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
PeterPetrov added Sofia

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91 69
Japan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Tokyo

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124 107
Romania is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Bucharest

30
143 130
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added Washington, D.C.

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112 103
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
RahulNarke added Kiev

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13 5
Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
helloXwords added Kingston

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97 92
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Brasília

34
85 81
India is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
rohit-das added New Delhi

35
65 61
Chile is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Santiago

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88 86
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
kuyt-stha added Kathmandu

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

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5 1
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 38 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 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. Wikipedia

Capital: Islamabad

Dialing code: +92

Prime minister: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Population: 193.2 million (2016) World Bank

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83 84
Kuwait is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Kuwait City

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90 92
Belize is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belmopan

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90 92
Cayman Islands is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
George Town, Cayman Islands

42
59 59
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Dakar

43
70 71
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Rabat

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104 108
Albania is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
AndiLamlli added Tirana

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61 62
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Bogotá

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60 61
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Thimphu

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100 104
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added Mexico City

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72 74
French Polynesia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Papeete, France

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

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