The winter months are fast approaching, which means reluctantly welcoming back the shorter evenings and chillier temperatures. The colder months can get you down at the best of times, so why not book yourself a holiday to escape the grey reality, even just for a little while? Knowing that you’ll have something to look forward to will work wonders in boosting your motivation and should work to make those dreaded dark mornings a little bit easier.
There are so many great locations that are perfect for a winter visit, whether it be to catch some winter sun or to soak up the festive atmosphere somewhere far from home, you’re bound to find something that appeals to your desires. In a bid to help you narrow down your decision, we’ve listed down some of the very best winter holiday locations in the world.
Lanzarote, located in the Canary Islands, is one of the closest places to the UK that you’ll be able to find some welcomed sun during the winter months. If you’re in need of somewhere not too far away from home for a little winter warm-up, Lanzarote is the perfect place to be. The temperatures here range from around 18-24 degrees celsius during winter, and there’s certainly no need for hot water bottles or electric blankets at night, as the lowest temperatures tend to stay around 14 degrees Celsius.
Cape Verde is truly one of the most underrated winter sun destinations, and that could be because many people simply don’t know very much about what it has to offer. With ten stunning islands in the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Verde is suitable for people of all ages all year round, including winter, when other popular holiday destinations tend to close up shop.
Winter comes gently to Cape Verde, there’s no snow storms and there’s certainly no need for thermals, as you’ll be welcomed here with daytime weather of around 25 degrees celsius. Cape Verde remains warm during the winter due to the hot winds blowing from Africa.
Many people from all over the world dream of visiting Florida, and rightly so. It’s just one of those places that everyone needs to see and experience for themselves. During summer, Florida’s weather can be intimidating, what with soaring temperatures of upwards of 26 degrees celsius. If the unbearably hot weather is a deal breaker for you, visiting during the winter months could be ideal.
Winter weather in Florida usually ranges between 15 to 25 degrees depending on where you visit, which is slightly more realistic for those of us less accustomed to hot weather. Not only that, but Florida truly has so much to offer, even during winter. With Walt Disney World, Legoland, Universal Studios and much, much more, there’s plenty to see and do to entertain the whole family.
If theme parks perhaps aren’t your cup of tea, there’s always the stunning beaches of Miami, or of course, the Christmas shopping.
Maybe your ideal winter holiday is actually more of a chance to embrace the colder months, to make the most out of wearing lots of comfortable layers, to pop your feet up by the fire at the end of a long day. Finland is the perfect location for those who want to embrace everything that winter has to offer.
If you’re traveling with young children, you could visit Lapland to ignite the magic of childhood. Or, you could enjoy the endless winter activities Finland has to offer, such as skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, kick sledding and so much more. With so much to see, do and explore, you’ll never have a dull moment in Finland.
Morocco is situated in North Africa, with temperatures during the winter months sitting around 12 degrees celsius. The climate isn’t overwhelmingly hot, but likely to be much more enjoyable and a nice break away from the chill back home. Morocco is a stunning destination, defined by its tall mountains, mediterranean coastal spots and historical background. If you’re heading from the UK, Morocco is only a short distance by plane.
Written by Stuart Cooke, a blog writer at UniBaggage.com.