Best countries to visit in December

Best countries to visit in December

Best countries to visit in December

It is also the coldest and gloomiest month of the year, so the festivals and celebrations that happen during this time contribute to make it happier even with all the cold and darkness. December is the perfect month for those who love these celebrations and for those who want to run away from it all and sip a mojito under the sun. In our selection of favourite destinations to travel in December you will find options for both!

Where are the best places to travel in December?

December is a really good month for traveling. Since time immemorial, it has always been a month of celebration even before the birth of Christ, as it marks the winter solstice or the shortest day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and longest in the Southern.

Maldives, the ideal paradise to spend the month of December

For those who want to escape from the cold winter and dream of long, chilled, sunny beach days, Maldives is one of the best countries to visit in December. This collection of ring-shaped atolls and islands is absolutely breath-taking and its overwater bungalows overlooking the Ocean are the closet thing to paradise that many of us can think of.

The first half of December you will still see some rain here but on the second half you will have dry, cool sunny days granted with Christmas and New Year parties on the horizon. With an average temperature of 27°C in December, Maldives is the perfect choice of December destination.

What is the best warm place to go in December?.

New Zealand, the island country of kiwis, is a stunning paradise in the southwest Pacific Ocean, filled with volcanoes and glaciers. Being in the southern hemisphere, New Zealand is warm during December, as it is the beginning of the summer there, with temperatures anywhere between 20-30°C.

The country gets merrier in December with Christmas around the corner, and sunny days that are perfect for beach lovers and adrenaline seekers. New Zealand is blessed with diversity in topography and culture, so it has something to cater everybody’s taste. Mighty peaks or skyscrapers, the landscape here is contrasting and heart-stealing.

December is also characterised by ‘Santa Parades’ in almost all towns starting way back in November, that along with carols and fairy-lights bring the Christmas spirit to the country despite the warm temperatures.

Sri Lanka, uneven landscape to enjoy the last mont of year

Thanks to its uneven landscape and unique positioning, Sri Lanka observes four different seasons due to changes in the intensity of rain. It may sound cliched, but Sri Lanka is genuinely a year-round holiday destination, although the best time to go is between December and mid-April, which is considered to be the peak season.

December sees relatively low rainfall, with a 30ºC average high and 22ºC average low. Also 12 hours of daylight will give you plenty of opportunities for sightseeing.

Climb the Siriguiya, admire the elephants in Udawalawe National Park, visit a tea empire in Nuwara Eliya, discover the fabled golden city of Raavan and relax on the beaches of Arugam Bay. Sri Lanka, is, undoubtedly, one of the best countries to visit in December.

Where can I go cheap for Christmas?

Czech Republic is one of the cheapest countries to visit in December. Not everybody is dreaming of palm trees and cocktails under the sun in December. Some prefer indeed a winter wonderland with a Christmassy spirit. For those, Czech Republic is one of the best countries to visit in December. With its cobbled paths and beautiful bridges over rivers, it is also one of the most beautiful countries in Europe.

It is undeniable that December in Czech Republic is pretty cold, with maximum day temperatures of 3°C, and nights going below freezing point. But if this doesn´t put you off, you will be able to enjoy the magic of Prague’s Christmas markets that compares to no other.

The Grenadines, mid-December at the Caribbean area

This chain of small islands lies on a line between the larger islands of Saint Vincent and Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. Nine of them are inhabited and open to the public. The northern two-thirds of the chain, including about 32 islands and cays, are part of the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The southern third of the chain belongs to the country of Grenada.

But if are looking for a truly off the radar destination, Canouan is the place for you. Maybe it is its nearly empty airport, or maybe it is the vast verdant land and miles of white sand beaches set against crystal-clear water, but landing on Canouan will make you feel a bit like you’re the first tourist ever to visit this small island in the Caribbean country.

What is the best country to visit in winter?

The best country destination is Germany. Another great destination for those craving some Christmassy atmosphere. Many British and North American Christmas traditions originated in Germany, so coming here in December is something really special .

No matter where in Germany you are, in a big city or in a small town, there will always be a Christmas market nearby. Cities like Cologne, Hamburg, Munich and Berlin have a market practically in every square and some people make it their goal to collect a glühwein mug from each one. They are also the perfect place to buy that very special and unique ornament for your Christmas tree.

Among all these Christmas markets, the one in Cologne is probably the most popular because its twinkling lights set against the impressive Kölner Dom to make for a great photograph. Oh, and you can even go skating!

Where can I find great accommodation deals for December?

You can find it in Malta. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, this country is famous for its stunning coastlines, its impressive concentration of monuments and for being international diving hotspot. Traditionally, visitors flock to Malta every summer to soak in some sunshine and enjoy the warm, clear waters surrounding the archipelago. But, if you decide to visit Malta in winter, especially in December, you will discover that the country has so much more to offer than sunshine and sea (although of course, you will be able to enjoy that too).

During this month, Malta still boasts pretty nice temperatures, while offering great accommodation deals and way less tourists. It is the perfect time to enjoy peaceful walks around its medieval streets or powerful nature walks as well as and getting tables in best restaurants without having to book two weeks in advance. Surely, one the best countries to visit in December!