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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229 102
Finland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Finland Helsinki

2
236 108
Norway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Norway Oslo

3
197 83
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Pboy81 added Switzerland Bern

4
219 110
Canada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Canada Ottawa

5
219 114
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Austria Vienna

6
204 106
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Germany Berlin

7
169 96
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Sweden Stockholm

8
168 96
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Denmark Copenhagen

9
167 97
Greece is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Greece Athens

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

11
122 63
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
JoséValente added New Zealand Wellington

12
157 96
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Scotland Edinburgh

13
161 101
Spain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Spain Madrid

14
158 99
Italy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Italy Rome

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15
135 81
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belgium City of Brussels

16
147 92
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

17
152 98
England is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
England London

18
140 89
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Portugal Lisbon

19
44 12
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
vestmann added Iceland Reykjavik

20
146 103
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

21
137 99
France is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
France Paris

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22
45 20
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
1479950040059 added Estonia Tallinn

23
95 69
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
PeterPetrov added Bulgaria Sofia

24
136 107
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Slovakia Bratislava

25
112 87
Russia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
DavidKhezri added Russia Moscow

26
63 42
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
stpavel added Slovenia Ljubljana

27
126 102
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Hungary Budapest

28
143 119
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.

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83 69
Japan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Japan Tokyo

30
118 106
Romania is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Romania Bucharest

31
11 4
Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
helloXwords added Jamaica Kingston

32
95 91
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Brazil Brasília

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105 102
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
RahulNarke added Ukraine Kiev

34
79 76
India is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
rohit-das added India New Delhi

35
86 85
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
kuyt-stha added Nepal Kathmandu

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63 61
Chile is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Chile Santiago

37
66 65
Algeria is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Algeria Algiers

38
89 91
Belize is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belize Belmopan

39
89 91
Cayman Islands is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Cayman Islands George Town, Cayman Islands

40
85 87
St. Lucia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added St. Lucia

41
81 83
Kuwait is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Kuwait Kuwait City

42
104 108
Albania is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
AndiLamlli added Albania Tirana

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61 62
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Colombia Bogotá

44
60 61
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Bhutan Thimphu

45
72 74
French Polynesia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added French Polynesia Papeete, France

46
58 59
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Senegal Dakar

47
99 103
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added Mexico Mexico City

48
56 57
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Nicaragua Managua

49
56 57
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
68 70
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Morocco Rabat