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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202 89
Norway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Norway Oslo

3
199 94
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Austria Vienna

4
192 92
Finland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Finland Helsinki

5
194 97
Canada is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Canada Ottawa

6
178 94
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Germany Berlin

7
154 82
Greece is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Greece Athens

8
155 84
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Netherlands Amsterdam

9
106 49
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
JoséValente added New Zealand Wellington

10
151 84
Italy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Italy Rome

11
132 70
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belgium City of Brussels

12
150 84
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Denmark Copenhagen

13
151 88
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Sweden Stockholm

14
146 86
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Scotland Edinburgh

15
151 90
Spain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Spain Madrid

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134 79
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Portugal Lisbon

17
139 86
England is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
England London

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137 85
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

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

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132 96
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Slovakia Bratislava

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92 62
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
PeterPetrov added Bulgaria Sofia

22
127 93
France is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
France Paris

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133 101
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added United States of America Washington, D.C.

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36 15
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
1479950040059 added Estonia Tallinn

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26 7
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
vestmann added Iceland Reykjavik

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98 76
Russia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
DavidKhezri added Russia Moscow

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117 94
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Hungary Budapest

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54 37
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
stpavel added Slovenia Ljubljana

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111 101
Romania is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Romania Bucharest

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71 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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101 96
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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60 58
Chile is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Chile Santiago

35
59 57
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Colombia Bogotá

36
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

37
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

39
56 55
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Senegal Dakar

40
64 64
New Caledonia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added New Caledonia Nouméa, France.

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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

42
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

43
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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60 61
Algeria is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Adder added Algeria Algiers

45
84 87
Belize is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Belize Belmopan

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82 86
Cayman Islands is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Cayman Islands George Town, Cayman Islands

47
93 98
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
jschro1861 added Mexico Mexico City

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96 102
China is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
China Beijing

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73 79
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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63 71
Poland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
julian-matthias added Poland Warsaw