Winter Holiday Destinations

Winter Holiday Destinations: 20 ideas how to spend your winter time

The winter separates the minds: Some people look forward to snow, freezing cold and icy temperatures, while others think of nothing but sunny beaches, bathing suits, and balmy breezes at summer destinations. Luckily, the world offers enough opportunities so that everybody can find the right spot. The question is: Do you want to go where many other are? Or are you looking for a holiday that is quite from what you have experienced before? Here are some suggestions for one  or the other.

Winter holiday destinations with a frosty flair

  • Skiing in Austria or in Switzerland
  • Cross-country skiing in southern Germany
  • Wellness holiday in the Black Forest
  • Short break and visit the famous Christkindel Market in Nuremberg
  • Christmas shopping in New York

Winter holiday destinations with a summer feeling

  • Sunbathing in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia
  • Taking a break in southern Spain
  • Wintering in Florida or Mexico
  • Vacationing on the beach in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, or Costa Rica
  • Going on a safari in South Africa or Kenya

Unusual winter holiday destinations with special winter magic

  • Skiing in Bulgaria or Norway
  • Cross-country skiing in Finland
  • Winter hiking in the Saxon Switzerland
  • Planning a wellness holiday in the Czech Republic or at the North Sea / Baltic Sea
  • Enjyoing walks, sauna and evenings by the log fire in a Swiss chalet or cottage

Unusual winter holiday destinations with a sense of a sunny summer feeling

  • Short trip to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
  • Cultural holidays in Morocco or Tunisia
  • Beach holiday on Cape Verde
  • Sailing in Senegal
  • Exploring Myanmar (former Burma)

There are countless possibilities for travel destinations in winter. If you’re flying into warm and sunny regions, then it would be great to think about the CO2 offset for a moment.

Aircrafts produce more CO2 than we are sometimes aware of. Here are some figures* as a guide for one person in economy class on a direct flight without a stopover.

  • Frankfurt – Tenerife: 1.191 kg CO2, i.e. at least 3 trees for compensation
  • Frankfurt – Bangkok, Thailand: 5.245 kg CO2, i.e. at least 9 trees for compensation
  • Frankfurt – Santo Domingo, Dom. Republic: 3,973 kg CO2, i.e. at least 6 trees for compensation
  • London – Bali: 7,680 kg CO2, i.e. at least 12 trees for compensation
  • London – Sydney (including a stop-over in Bangkok or Singapore): 10,473 kg of CO2, i.e. at least 15 trees for compensation
  • London – Cape Town: 5,848 kg of CO2, i.e. at least 9 trees for compensation

*Source: atmosfair emission calculator

Of course, it would be better to avoid any CO2 emissions or to compensate for more of your activities, not just one flight. Everything we do and everything we consume causes CO2 emissions.