Winter travel ideas for 2023

Winter travel ideas for 2023

Last Updated on January 29, 2023 by Maria Kennedy

Winter holidays are underrated. You can actually have the same amount of fun as you do in summers. With travelers all around the world, comes different preferences, like going on a trip to somewhere tropical or having adventures in snowy wonderlands. 

Sometimes there is uncertainty as to where to go for a vacation in winters. It can be a getaway trip as well. Here are destinations from all around the world to consider for your next trip. They are categorized as warm and cold destinations according to your preference. These destinations are usually cheap as winters is most off-season for most cities.

Warm Destinations

San José, Costa Rica

 

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The largest and capital city of Costa Rica, San José attracts many tourists throughout the year. The city is loved because of the lush green jungles and serene beaches. The temperature in the winter months averages at a high of 31⁰C and a low of 18⁰C. San José is also well-known for its magnificent museums, theaters, parks and plazas. Overall, a fun coastal city for a getaway under the warm sun.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

 

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A very famous costal destination to visit for its pristine waters and luxury resorts. The average temperature from November to January is 25⁰C to 30⁰C approximately. From snorkeling in the turquoise blue water to soaking the sun on the quiet beaches, it is a mini-heaven. The Tahiti Pearl Market is always an intriguing place with unique Pearl jewelry. Tourists love a good water sport in the calm waters of Bora Bora and hikes up the green hills.

Bangkok, Thailand

 

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If you’re in the mood to explore a city rather than relax on an island, then fly to Bangkok for winters. The city is well-known for its tourism throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 22⁰C to 32⁰C from November to January. Bangkok always amazes the tourists with its buzzing streets, amazing seafood and street food, largest Chinatown in the World and so much more. 

Belize City, Belize


The largest city in Belize with Caribbean waters at the coast. The warm coastal weather makes it ideal to explore throughout the year. With endless water sports opportunities from snorkeling to scuba diving, you can get adventurous with your loved ones. The city as fascinating on land as it is under the water. You can explore the historical ruins and monuments that make up the history of the island. You can hike up the mountains, explore the forests and caves too.

Cold Destinations

Whistler Blackcomb

 

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This ski and snowboarding resort in Canada is a family-friendly destination for a sporty and adventurous winter. Whistler Blackcomb is the largest ski resort in North America. It receives more than a million visitors each year. It hosted the alpine skiing events at the Winter Olympics 2010. A one destination trip, perfect for family vacation on a budget with cheap flights and low-cost activities. 

You can explore the resorts facilities like dining, guest services, nightlife, shopping and more. They also offer package deals according to your requirements. 

Iceland


The most sparsely populated country is like heaven on earth, especially during winters. Iceland isn’t just about ‘The Blue Lagoon’, however it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the country but you can also explore so much more. From lakes to the nightlife, waterfalls to the northern lights, the magic never fades. If you have enough time or fancy an adventure full of adrenaline rush then go on glacier hiking and ice caving.

Dolomites


This UNESCO World Heritage Site is well-known for skiing, mountain climbing, hiking, cycling and more in the winter months. Located in the northeastern part of Italy, the mountain range extends through various regions. The family-friendly trails and activities are a must to experience at least once in your lifetime. Make memories while having fun adventures. Don’t miss the Christmas markets in Dolomites, if you happen to be there during the holidays. The mountain range also has lakes and a national park to explore. 

Hokkaido

 

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Japan’s second-largest island is sometimes overlooked by tourists, but it is worth every second spent in Hokkaido. Furano Lavender Fields are an eye-pleasing spot to take Instagram worthy pictures and enjoy the views. Visit the Bie-cho which is The Blue Pond with the prettiest shade of blue with the white snow covering the surroundings. One of the most popular festivals of Hokkaido is the Sapporo Snow Festival which attracts spectators for the ice statues. You must have been on a roller coaster ride before but never on a roller coaster road, check that off your bucket list in Hokkaido.  

Lake Bled, Slovenia

 

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Slovenia is another beautiful and mesmerizing destination to go to. The Lake Bled in the northwestern part of the country is one of the most visited destinations of the country. the clear blue shade of the lake takes your breath away. The lake is surrounded by trees and medieval buildings along with the Bled Castle made specially to overlook the lake and a church on the Bled Island. While you’re there in the country, make sure to visit other attractions like the Vintgar Gorge, Ljubljana and more. 

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About Maria Kennedy

Maria Kennedy is the managing editor at Travel for Food Hub. Maria is on a full-tilt mission to share local food and travel inspiration. When she is not writing about food and travel, startups or social media, she is enjoying her time with her boys in sunny Spain.

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