Already tired of the grey and cold days of winter? I feel you!
If you’re planning a getaway to escape from winter, you’re in the right place.
There are plenty of possibilities in every single continent (including Europe!), so start looking for flights to your favorite destination… and get ready to defrost!
Where to travel in winter to escape the cold
The best time of the year to visit Mexico is from December to April.
Mexico has to be one of my favorite destinations on the list: it’s full of wonders!
Literally, it’s home for a World Wonder, Chichen Itzá, that worths a trip itself. But it also has beautiful beaches, great hospitality, the only cuisine ever considered World Heritage, the nicest people, colorful streets, cenotes, ancient culture… well, the list goes on and on, and as you can imagine: yes, the weather is lovely during our winter time!
The best time of the year to visit Cuba is especially from December to May.
Some places are so different that it loos like you’ve stepping into another world. The same happens with Cuba, where it looks like you’re time-traveling!
Havana and Cayo Coco are waiting for you with its lovely weather and a coconut for you to sip, so think no more and hop on that flight!
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The best time of the year to travel to India is from October to March.
During our winter, the weather is perfect to travel in India. Our winter is the best time to travel this incredible country avoiding the intense heat – I can’t think about a better moment to visit a World Wonder like Taj Mahal.
So far I’ve visited Rajasthan, Agra, Kerala, Goa and Mumbai. I really hope I can visit a new state every single winter!
Dubai & Abu Dhabi
The best time of the year to visit UAE is from October to March.
I personally love UAE: massive and futuristic cities built in the middle of the desert? It feels like you were inside a sci-fi movie!
Traveling in UAE is quite different depending on the time of the year you’re visiting. In summer, temperatures can easily get to 50 Celsius / 80 Fahrenheit.
Our winter is the perfect time to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The weather then is literally perfect!
The best time of the year to visit Vietnam is from November to April.
After visiting a few countries in Southeast Asia I have to say that Vietnam is one of my favorites!
However, make sure to visit at the right time. I visited it in June and it was scorching hot. And that, when you’re planning to explore and hike is far from ideal. We basically relaxed at our hotels and went out for sunrise and sunset when temperatures were more bearable.
If you visit Vietnam from November to April, weather is mild and it’s possible to enjoy Vietnam to the fullest.
The best time of the year to visit Thailand is from November to April.
Let’s be honest.
Thailand is always a good idea. From November to April, the weather in Thailand is just perfect. But anyways, I would recommend visiting even during the monsoon season, too.
Thailand is perfect to escape the cold, to feel like in you’re in another world but at the same time, totally safe. Everything’s nice and easy, the beaches are insane, Bangkok is a city like no other and the temples and culture are completely mesmerizing. And I haven’t mentioned food, shopping, massages, hotels, or parties yet. Yes, those are awesome too!
Plus, Thailand is perfect to travel solo, with friends, or as a couple. You see? There are no downsides!
The best time of the year to visit Egypt is from October to April.
Egypt has something for every type of traveler: cultural heritage, World Wonders and the Red Sea, which is one of the best places in the world to practice scuba diving. If you opt for the latter, you will be surprised by deserted islands and pink sunsets onboard!
The best time of the year to visit Canary Islands is… anytime!
If you don’t want to spend a fortune and not spend long hours on a flight, there’s something for you: the beautiful Canary Islands.
And good news, there are 8 islands to choose from depending on what you want to do. Options vary between hiking volcanoes, surfing, scuba diving, trekking and sunbathing. The landscapes are superb and it’s perfect for every budget. You have no excuses!
Fuerteventura is my absolute favorite so far and it’s warm all year round!