The Best Destinations in February

Tips for your holiday destinations in February

While winter in Ireland is on its last legs, the temperatures in other countries will be starting to rise. Some reach about 30°. Here’s my guide to the best destinations for February. There’s a holiday for every taste possible in this month. You can choose from a city break, beach holidays, wellness getaways or ski holidays. I’ll also let you know what festivals are on in February. From traditional festivals to the hottest musical festivals, you’ll know exactly where to go in February. I’ll give you important information for each destination that’s worth a holiday. I’ll show you a short overview of the climate, the average hours of sunshine a day, the water temperature, and the number of rainy days a month. As well, I’ll link to some valuable tips to the destinations and show you the best deals to get you there. If you’re interested, all you need to do is click the mouse! Choose one of these destinations in February and you’ll have a wonderful time. [Read more]

Top destinations: Most popular destinations in February

Destination Climate in February
1. Thailand 33°C, 9 h sunshine, 27°C water temp., 1 rainy day
2. Maldives 31°C, 9 h sunshine, 28°C water temp., 3 rainy days
3. Mexico 29°C, 6 h sunshine, 25°C water temp., 2 rainy days


Best destinations for your beach holiday in February




Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai

  • 22-33 °C
  • 9h Sun
  • 27 °C water degree
  • 1 Rainday



The Maldives

Malé, Baa Atoll, Ari Atoll

  • 24-31 °C
  • 9h Sun
  • 28 °C water degree
  • 3 Raindays


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Sri Lanka

Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Negombo, Koggala, Kalutara

  • 18-30 °C
  • 9h Sun
  • 27 °C water degree
  • 5 Raindays



Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Sosua, Playa Dorada

  • 19-28 °C
  • 6h Sun
  • 26 °C water degree
  • 6 Raindays




Holguin, Guardalavaca, Varadero

  • 19-30 °C
  • 7h Sun
  • 24 °C water degree
  • 4 Raindays




Cancun, Tulum, Akumal, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel

  • 17-29 °C
  • 6h Sun
  • 25 °C water degree
  • 2 Raindays




Hawaii, O'ahu, Maui, Kaua'i, Moloka'i, Lana'i

  • 19-27 °C
  • 7h Sun
  • 24 °C water degree
  • 9 Raindays




Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Whitsunday Islands, Byron Bay

  • 19-27 °C
  • 7h Sun
  • 23 °C water degree
  • 10 Raindays




Marsa Alam, Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada

  • 14-25 °C
  • 8h Sun
  • 22 °C water degree
  • no Raindays



Canary Islands

Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote

  • 14-22 °C
  • 7h Sun
  • 18 °C water degree
  • 5 Raindays


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South Africa

Cape Town, Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, Beaufort West

  • 16-27 °C
  • 10h Sun
  • 19 °C water degree
  • 3 Raindays



Warm Destinations for city trips in February

Far destinations such as Rio de Janerio, Sydney, Bangkok, and Miami are the best option for city break destinations in February. In these cities you’ll find the most beautiful sights and enjoy a wonderful climate with warm temperatures.


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Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana, Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Ipanema, Santa Teresa

  • 24-31 °C
  • 12 Raindays




Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Bondi Beach

  • 19-27 °C
  • 10 Raindays




The Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaeo, CentralWorld

  • 23-33 °C
  • 1 Rainday




Bayfront Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Freedom Tower

  • 16-25 °C
  • 5 Raindays




Burj Khalifa, Palm Islands, Dubai Mall, Jumeirah Beach

  • 14-25 °C
  • 1 Rainday




Colosseum, Roman Forum, St Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel

  • 4-13 °C
  • 9 Raindays


The best places to go skiing in February


Destinations February_Ski_Holidays_Germany


Bavarian Alps, Sauerland

Allgäu, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Winterberg, Willingen


Destinations February_Ski_Holidays_Germany


Tyrol, Salzburger Land, Steiermark

Zillertal, Ischgl, Fügen, Kitzbühel, Großarltal, Kaprun, Schladming


Destinations February_Ski_Holidays_Italy


Dolomites, South Tyrol, Trentino, Piemont, Aosta Valley, Lombardy

Gröden, Alta Badia, Kronplatz, Latemar, Breuil - Cervinia, Livigno


Destinations February_Ski_Holidays_Switzerland


Swiss Alps, Graubünden

Saas Fee, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Verbier, Davos, Films


Destinations February_Ski_Holidays_France


Mont Blanc in Haute-Savoie, Savoy

Chamonix, La Clusaz, Portes du Soleil, Aiguille du Midi, Trois Vallées



Worldwide Events & Festivals in February



53rd Super Bowl

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA


The biggest event in American Football!



Magha Puja

Locations: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia


Buddhist holiday on the first full moon of the third lunar month



Nothern Lights

Locations: Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark

Tromsø, Svalbard, Reykjavík, Kiruna, Finnish Lapland, Faroe Islands


Reiseziele Februar_Festivals_Events_Karneval


Places: Cologne, Düsseldorf, Mainz


Colourful parades in many major cities in the west of Germany



Chinese New Year

Places: China, Korea, Mongolia, Okinawa, Taiwan, Vietnam & China Towns across the world



Popular destinations in February: Asia, the Carribean or Europe?

What are the perfect destinations in February? That depends on your tastes. There are numerous countries that attract tourists with sunny seaside resorts in February. Particularly popular are Thailand (for example Koh Samui), the Maldives, and Sri Lanka. The tourist hot spots of the Indian Ocean tempt you in February with temperatures of between 20 and 33 degrees. Another great destination in February is the Caribbean. In the Dominican Republic, in Cuba and in Mexico you can expect pure sunshine above 20 degrees. Australia, Hawaii, the Cape Verde Islands and South Africa are also recommendations for your February holiday. Spend your winter holidays on the island of your dreams and enjoy the magnificent views of the sea. To combine a beach holiday with some sightseeing, you can visit the United Arab Emirates in south west Asia. Here, the temperature can reach 25 degrees in February. Above all, the fascinating metropolis of Dubai is like no other for a city break. It’s the largest city in the Emirates, and countless tourists visit every year. Spectacular sights such as the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and the Palm Islands await you. About 120km north of Dubai city is the popular resort of Ras Al Khaimah. 
Also worth seeing in the Emirates, and equally impressive, is the capital and second largest city –Abu Dhabi. The city has many attractions, as well as amazing beaches. Since there are only two seasons in the United Arab Emirates – summer and winter – it makes sense to travel here during the winter months between November and April. In the summer here it can reach up to 45 degrees.Other hot destinations for your city breaks in February are Rio de Janeiro, Miami or Rome. You can also go sightseeing in Mallorca or Italy. Your trip to Rio de Janeiro will be an unforgettable one, with the famous Brazilian Carneval season in February. Carneval is also on in Germany in February. From the Thursday before Ash Wednesday, you can experience the parades in the Rhine metropolis of Cologne and Düsseldorf, as well as some of the neighbouring cities. Another great option for your February holiday is a wellness trip. In February, a visit to a spa makes a big difference. Body and soul can relax in the pleasantly warm surroundings, and you leave all your worries aside. Treat yourself to a full programme as well as a relaxing massage. Are you interested in further travel months? Then take a look at the complete travel calendar. I wish you an exciting and unforgettable time on your travels.

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