To keep your spirits up in the heart of winter, there's nothing like a little trip! Where to go in February? Here are a few ideas for getaways that should give you a boost.
Where to go in February to get some color in the sun?
If you're in the mood for sun and warmth, you'll have to fly to other latitudes in February
A few hours flight from Paris, Lanzarote in the Canaries offers warmer temperatures than in France in February! Of a rare and attractive beauty, the island of volcanic formation has very beautiful beaches of blond sand which contrast with sites where the vegetation grows as if by enchantment. Beyond its seaside attractions, it is difficult not to fall under the charm of this island composed of volcanic caves, lava lakes and pink soils, lit by a permanent sun that offers a beautiful luminosity to the whole. Your sunglasses and your sun cream will be essential allies
For more change of scenery, head to Asia for a vacation in the paradisiacal Bali. The temperatures are ideal in February for a relaxing stay in the sun and at low prices. Its volcanic beaches offer an idyllic setting for sunbathing, and its rollers one of the best surfing spots in the world. The rice terraces of Bali and its many temples will dazzle you. By going to the Gili Islands, you will be able to enjoy uninterrupted fiestas, but especially the paradisiacal beaches suitable for scuba diving to escape during your stay. No doubt, the island of Bali will bewitch you and has everything of an ideal destination!
If you are dreaming of the Caribbean, Guadeloupe is the place to be at this time of the year! And the good news is that you will stay in France. No formalities to fill, your identity card is enough. The hilly island of Grande-Terre has long dreamy beaches with turquoise waters like those of Sainte-Anne. On the island of Basse-Terre, nature lovers will enjoy visiting the Guadeloupe National Park with its Carbet Falls and the Grande Soufrière volcano. Then there are the small islands of Marie-Galante, Désirade and Saintes. Guadeloupe invites you to enjoy the seaside but also to discover the natural land and sea treasures such as the Cousteau reserve. All this with summer temperatures of course!
Where to go in February to discover wide open spaces?
For a winter with a beautiful snowy coat, head to Lapland in Finland, to Rovaniemi, where the famous "Santa Claus" lives. His magical village is located at the Arctic Circle and you can meet him directly at his home if you are already nostalgic for the end-of-year celebrations! But Lapland is also the kingdom of wide open spaces and winter sports with many activities to practice on the spot: snowshoeing, snowmobile outings at night in search of the northern lights, dog sledding... It is true that it is on average -30°C at this period, but the change of scenery is such that you will not regret having braved the cold..
Where to go in February for winter sports vacations?
For a breath of fresh air on the ski slopes, the numerous French ski resorts in the Alps and Pyrenees remain the best choice. However, you could also go to Croatia in February! Indeed, this small country only 3 hours flight from Paris is not only a summer destination where it is good to swim, it is also a good plan for winter sports. North of Zagreb, and only 45 minutes from the city center, Mount Sliem is home to a superb ski resort on the Medvednica massif, at an altitude of 1,033 meters. And since the resort is easily accessible by streetcar and then cable car from Zagreb, you can also take advantage of it to visit the city and enjoy its restaurants and nightlife.
Where to go in February for a nature getaway?
If you're in the mood for nature, but warmer temperatures, take a trip to the island of Dominica! Located a few hours by ferry from Guadeloupe and Martinique, this small country is rich with green mountains perfect for hiking but also with splendid and refreshing waterfalls. Don't miss the boat ride on the Indian River! A famous scene from the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean" was filmed here and the little cabin seen in the movie is still there!
Where to go in February for a cultural city trip?
How about a few days in the South to discover the pink city? Former stronghold of the Visigoths, Toulouse is today a university, research and industrial city, specialized in aeronautical and space constructions. On the way to Santiago de Compostela, the brick and stone Saint-Sernin Basilica, one of the most gigantic Romanesque buildings, rivals in splendor the Jacobin Convent, a jewel of medieval Gothic art, or the Renaissance-style Hôtel d'Assézat. Toulouse also invites travelers to enjoy the seductive atmosphere of the banks of the Garonne and the beautiful Canal du Midi, built in the 17th century to connect the Garonne to the Mediterranean Sea. Add to that Toulouse's generally sunny weather, even in the middle of February, and Toulouse is truly a destination to discover.
Where to go in February for a festive vacation?
February is the shortest month of the year, but it remains one of the most festive, because it is the month of carnival celebrations
And because it's the season, Düsseldorf is the perfect place for a carnival escape. Although not as well known as the Cologne Carnival, the Düsseldorf Carnival is one of the most beautiful and colorful inGermany with its costume parades on the Königsallee and its numerous balls
A return trip to Italy is also an opportunity to experience the Venice Carnival. This is a very famous and unmissable event, and you will have to make arrangements well in advance for a colorful vacation. Once you arrive in Venice, all you have to do is strut through the streets of the city center to watch the daily costume parades that enliven the city with its shimmering colors.
February is the month that also celebrates Valentine's Day, the holiday for lovers. If you want to enjoy your couple in a more romantic setting, discover in our article the best destinations to go to for Valentine's Day.
Finally, if you want to stay in France in February, we recommend you to go to Mandelieu, in the PACA region, for the mimosa festival which is held there every year at this time. After an inaugural evening at the chapel "Notre-Dame des Mimosas" and the election of the Queen of the Mimosa, shows and especially corsos decorated with mimosas take place throughout the city. What a pleasure to leave with a little sprig of mimosa at the end of the parade!
Where to go in February for a family vacation?
We recommend Costa Rica to make memories with your family. You will have the chance to discover all the biodiversity of a country that is a pioneer in ecotourism. Between beach, sun and river, an average temperature of 25°C, go with your family to discover the volcanoes of Costa Rica. The land of volcanoes is the country with the largest number of active craters in the world.
Don't miss the ascent of Irazú volcano, ranked among the 10 most impressive volcanoes in the world. Located 30 kilometers from the capital city of San Jose, this natural phenomenon will amaze every member of the family through its ascent and its brilliant colors. No doubt, Costa Rica promises you beautiful escapades!
Enjoy your vacation with a magnificent cruise
If cruises are popular with millions of people every year, it's because they offer a unique and particularly interesting service: from the luxury of a magnificent boat that contains many activities, you can discover several countries in a few days and learn about their culture, customs and habits. It is possible to find cruise packages on the internet that will make you want to go, especially with the offers that are very interesting
If you are interested in the Mediterranean or, on the contrary, in the polar regions, you will find the cruise that will answer your desires and that will make you fall in love. In just a few clicks on the internet, you can discover all the offers available to you and choose the one that will convince you. For a relaxing and original vacation, but also rich in novelties, a cruise is undoubtedly ideal
You will be able to discover the world, while making the most of your days of rest thanks to the many activities available on the ship. What a way to relax while traveling. Don't hesitate and ask: your dream vacation is only a few clicks away.
If you couldn't go on vacation in February, find out where to go in March.
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