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

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

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202 96
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Austria Vienna

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196 93
Finland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Finland Helsinki

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196 99
Canada is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Canada Ottawa

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179 96
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Germany Berlin

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156 85
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Netherlands Amsterdam

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154 84
Greece is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Greece Athens

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107 51
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
JoséValente added New Zealand Wellington

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151 85
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Denmark Copenhagen

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151 86
Italy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Italy Rome

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132 72
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belgium City of Brussels

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154 89
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Sweden Stockholm

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150 87
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Scotland Edinburgh

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153 92
Spain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Spain Madrid

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Portugal Lisbon

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

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138 86
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

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France is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
France Paris

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Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
PeterPetrov added Bulgaria Sofia

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132 98
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Slovakia Bratislava

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

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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added United States of America Washington, D.C.

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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
vestmann added Iceland Reykjavik

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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Hungary Budapest

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Russia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
DavidKhezri added Russia Moscow

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Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
stpavel added Slovenia Ljubljana

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

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72 64
Japan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Japan Tokyo

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

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91 86
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Brazil Brasília

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102 102
Albania is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
AndiLamlli added Albania Tirana

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

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Colombia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Colombia Bogotá

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55 53
Papua New Guinea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Papua New Guinea Port Moresby

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53 51
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Nicaragua Managua

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70 69
India is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
rohit-das added India New Delhi

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65 64
New Caledonia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added New Caledonia Nouméa, France.

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56 55
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Senegal Dakar

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55 55
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Bhutan Thimphu

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68 69
French Polynesia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added French Polynesia Papeete, France

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81 83
St. Lucia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added St. Lucia

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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added Mexico Mexico City

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Algeria is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Algeria Algiers

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Belize is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belize Belmopan

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99 104
China is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
China Beijing

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82 87
Cayman Islands is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Cayman Islands George Town, Cayman Islands

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Nepal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
kuyt-stha added Nepal Kathmandu

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Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
helloXwords added Jamaica Kingston