For some of us, winter is a time to stay home with family and friends, whereas for others, it’s the time to pack a bag and embark on a new journey, be it for a few days or even a week. Whether it’s to Asia or South America for the warmth, or Europe for the breathtaking snow and holiday spirit, the cold season can be the perfect time to take off into a far away land away from home. 

So to help you plan your trip, we recommend the following destinations for this year’s winter getaway.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap Cambodia

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Winter means dry weather, sun and perfect temperatures in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It’s the ideal time to visit the famous Angkor Wat, enjoy the small city by tuk-tuk, and explore the city streets by foot. Since the weather is the best as it can get in this part of the world, tourism tends to increase in this part of the world, so make sure to book your tickets soon! Siem Reap has wonderful hotels and resorts that offer you gorgeous villas, and any spa service you can ever imagine for much cheaper than what you’re used to back home.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Czech Republic -Christmas-Market

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Have you ever experienced a true winter wonderland? If not, then Prague is the city you need to make your way to this season. From the Gothic architecture, fine dining and historic streets, to markets, performances at the Lobkowicz Palace, and endless decorations wherever you roam—Prague has it all to make the holiday extra special. But make sure to bundle up because the snow and wind isn’t always so friendly!

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland

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Another gorgeous destination for a winter getaway is Edinburgh, Scotland—a medieval city where you can find a mix of old and new. From Scottish whiskies and high-end restaurants, to museums, castles and breathtaking sites like Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh is rich with history and culture just waiting to be seen by those who have yet to step foot on its land.

If you’re there in December, make sure to catch a huge New Years celebration, known as Hogmanay, that goes on for three full days. You can enjoy endless music and performances, food, fireworks, dancing, drinking and so much more.

Belize

Belize

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Winter months mean amazing tropical weather in places like Belize, which also means ideal beach weather that many flock to. This small country on the north-west coast of Central America is full of marine life for scuba divers and snorkelers to explore, beach streets to spend afternoons wandering through, sites such as the famous Great Blue Hole, and historic Mayan temples. Although there’s always Belize City, we recommend you explore other parts of Belize by island hopping, to get the most out of what the country can offer.

Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart Tasmania

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Rather than heading to Sydney or Melbourne, Australia, book this year’s winter getaway to Hobart, Tasmania. Since it’s summer here during this time, you can enjoy warm weather all night and day. Hobart has everything for everyone—from hiking Mount Wellington, shopping and eating in Salamanca Place, stepping back in time in Battery Point with its old churches and 19th century homes, and enjoying the night out at The Glass House, a 1970s themed waterfront restaurant and bar.

Ready for a winter getaway? If these or any other destinations speak to you, we’d love to help you get there in comfort and put some savings in your pocket. Submit a flight request or contact your agent and we’ll find the best dates to travel there!