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Visit Europe In February

The 7 Best Places To Visit In Europe In February

As the weather begins to change all over the world, many travellers are starting to search for the best places to visit in Europe in February. It’s still often one of the coldest months for many countries, so a quick getaway and some sun is usually much needed. It’s also a nice time to snuggle up in front of the fire over a cosy city break.

Looking for the best European city to travel to in February? We’ve got you covered.

Best Places To Visit In Europe In February

1. Arctic Circle, Sweden

September marks the beginning of the “Northern Lights season,” as you can begin to see them from around September to the end of March or April, depending on where you’re viewing them from.

In recent years, one of the hottest winter travel trends is to head out to the Arctic Circle to stay in the famous bubble hotels. You know, those cute little bubbles you see on Instagram that look as if they’re transparent little igloos?

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2. Madrid, Spain

Madrid is the capital of Spain and its most populous city. With culture and history flowing through this city’s veins with its many plazas, palaces and parks, there’s heaps of things to do in Madrid.

The sunniest city in Europe, Madrid has over 300 sunshine-filled days a year, so it’s perfect year-round.

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3. Paris, France

The city of lights offers you an almost unlimited array of things to do. Whether you enjoy museums, old architecture, or grand, iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, you will find lots of things to do in on your honeymoon. It’s not known as the Love City for no reason; wandering through this beautiful city really is romantic.

4. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, the hilly capital of Portugal, is postcard perfect with its cobbled streets, pristine waters and local Atlantic beaches.

Throw in the gorgeous old town and lively bars serving wonderful food and you’ll soon see the need to visit Lisbon as soon as you possibly can. It’s a great option for a weekend getaway in February.

5. Bilbao, Spain

Last year, Bilbao won the title of the European City of the Year. And, it’s not hard to see why. From the iconic Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum to the numerous restaurants serving Basque-inspired cuisine, it’s recently evolved into one of the most culturally intriguing cities in Europe.

6. Athens, Greece

The super-sunny capital city is one of the most culturally-impressive and well-preserved cities in the entire world, making it one of the top European destinations for travellers looking to enjoy the perfect mixture of great nightlife, spectacular food, and rich history.

Best part about visiting Athens in February? You’ll have the top sights pretty much all to yourself.

7. Mallorca, Spain

The Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca has always been one of the most popular places in the Mediterranean. It’s also one of the top spots in Europe that perfectly mixes fun and relaxation.

It has everything you could ever wish, for including pristine beaches, gorgeous hotels and resorts as well as plenty of great nightlife in the main city of Palma. Plus, the weather in February is balmy.

Visit Europe In February

Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder and global head of content of Big 7 Travel, 26-year-old Sarah created the company through her passion for discovering the world's best food and travel experiences. Formerly based in Dublin, Ireland, she now travels the world sharing her finds with our readers - a community that loves travel just as much as we do.

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