Chasing the sun – winter vacation in the sun

The days are getting shorter and the radiators are running on full blast. Winter is just around the corner and temperatures will soon drop into the minus range again. But the end of summertime by no means has to mean that you can't take a wonderful trip during the winter months as well. On the contrary! While your hands and feet are freezing in Germany and the shivering cold is making its way into the country, numerous sunny destinations are just waiting to pamper you with warm rays of sunshine and summer temperatures.

So don't pack your suitcase and sunscreen in the last corner just yet, get to know the most beautiful and extraordinary winter destinations.

In this article you will learn how to escape the freezing cold. Here come the top 5 destinations for a winter vacation in the sun, for which there are also always cheap vacation offers.

Canary Islands

Why fly far away when warm temperatures are just around the corner?? Only a few hours flight from Germany, the Canary Islands are waiting for you with numerous hours of sunshine.

Whether you're a beach lover or an active vacationer, the Canary Islands have something for all vacation types! With an average temperature of around 19 degrees in winter, the sun-drenched islands are a great place to spend a winter holiday. So pack your swimwear and let the sun shine on your belly at the beach of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura or Tenerife!


Thanks to the Mediterranean climate, you will also encounter sun all year round in Turkey. Although the water temperature of about 17 degrees is not really inviting for a bathing vacation, it's time for a swim. But Turkey also has a lot to offer in terms of culture. Since the daytime temperatures are always between twelve and 15 degrees even in December and January, winter is ideal for a city trip to the capital Istanbul. Or how about a discovery tour along the Turkish coast?

Caribbean Islands

Exotic flair and sun full you get at winter time on the more than 20 breathtaking Caribbean islands. White powder sugar beaches and paradisiacal temperatures of over 30 degrees in December and January attract many winter refugees to the islands. Jump into the turquoise waters, sunbathe on palm-fringed beaches or take the day for a hike through the colorful nature of the islands.

United Arab Emirates

You want to experience fairy tales like from 1001 nights? Then you should also consider the United Arab Emirates for your winter vacation. The best time to visit cities like Abu Dhabi or Dubai is from October to April. The "blazing heat" of the summer has subsided and pleasant temperatures of about 24 degrees are settling in the country. Discover the impressive architecture of modern mega-cities, go on the shopping tour of your life or take advantage of the fantastic bathing weather for a relaxing beach holiday.


Summer, sun, sunshine… This is also available on the mainland and the beautiful islands of Thailand during the winter time. All year round perfect conditions for sunbathing, splashing and exploring. The thermometer rarely falls below the 30 degree mark and offers optimal travel conditions to say goodbye to the cold winter in Germany.

With its colorful underwater world, breathtaking nature and snow-white dream beaches, Thailand is a true dream destination. This country definitely belongs on your bucket list!