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Where to go in February? These are the 5 best destinations for a trip

In this country, gray drizzly weather, no holiday in sight, the sun does not show up either. There's only one thing that helps: a change of scenery. But where to go in February?

13 January 2022


February is one of the most unpopular months in the world. No wonder, spring is still a long way off, there are no public holidays far and wide and the weather is usually not exactly on its best behavior either. While many people console themselves with the fact that February is at least short, others take measures against the gray in gray. Because they simply plan some time off. But where to go in February? 

Sri Lanka, Asia

Nature experiences and beach vacations go hand in hand in Sri Lanka. © Unsplash

Average temperature in February: 25 to 31 degrees
Sunshine hours: 9 h/day
Entry requirements for vaccinated persons:

Why?
The island in the middle of the Indian Ocean scores with a varied landscape. It ranges from rainforests to dry plains, sandy beaches and the highlands. The entry for fully vaccinated persons is relatively uncomplicated. On Sri Lanka, you can soak up the sun in February.

To do
Definitely worth a visit are the ancient Buddhist ruins such as the 5th century Sigiriya fortress with its palace and frescoes. There are especially many remains of buildings that are more than 2,000 years old in Anuradhapura, the former capital of Sri Lanka. Click here for the Best of Sri Lanka.

Hotel tip

Amanwella
Boddhi Mawatha, Wella Wathuara, Godellawela, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 47 224 1333
Web: aman.com.
Price: from about € 940,-/night

 

Verona, Italy

Verona in February - for the sake of romance. © Unsplash

Average temperature in February: 0 to 9 degrees
Sunshine hours: 8 h/day
Entry requirements for vaccinated persons:

Why?
February is the month of love, thanks to Valentine's Day. Since Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet has Verona as its setting and Italy is always a good idea anyway - why not come in February? Then the crowds are less, too. And you might even have the stone balcony that is said to have inspired Shakespeare to yourself.

To do
Visit the "Casa di Giulietta". Here is the above-mentioned stone balcony and also a museum from the 14th century. The imposing Roman amphitheater from the 1st century should also be on the bucket list, as well as Castelvecchio Castle and the heart of Verona: Piazza delle Erbe.

Hotel tip

Corte Realdi Suites Piazza Erbe
via Mazzanti, 3/a, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
Tel.: +39045 497 0804
Web: corterealdi.com
Price: from € 110,-/night

 

Bahamas, Caribbean

February falls in the dry season in the Bahamas. © Pixabay

Average temperature in February: 17 to 25 degrees
Sunshine hours: 9 h/day
Entry requirements for vaccinated persons:

  • negative PCR or antigen test not older than 5 days

Why?
February is the dry season in the Bahamas. In addition to many hours of sunshine to fill up on vitamin D, the ideal conditions for a beach vacation, snorkeling or diving. Plus: the entry is very easy. 

To do
The wonderful Cable Beach invites you to let your soul dangle. Around Blue Lagoon Island, whose official name is Salt Cay, you can marvel at dolphins and sea lions. In the island's capital, numerous buildings from the British colonial era have been preserved. With their pastel colors they remind a little of Cuba or Miami Beach. By the way, you will also find many James Bond filming locations. 007 was in action in Casino Royale, Fireball and Never Say Never in Nassau, for example.

Hotel tip

Coral Sands Hotel
Chapel Street, Bahamas
Tel: +1 242-333-2320
Web: coralsands.com
Price: from € 407,-/night

 

Aspen, USA

Snowmass is the largest and best known of Aspen's four ski areas. © Jeremy Swanson

Average temperature in February: -11 degrees to 4 degrees
Sunshine hours: 5.4 h/day
Entry requirements for vaccinated persons:

  • negative PCR or antigen test, not older than 24 hours

Why?
There are plenty of excellent ski resorts in Europe. So why go to Colorado for winter sports? Because the Aspen ski resort Snowmass has numerous slopes that lead through the aspen forests. And that in itself is a special experience. There is the typical powder snow for the region, the Champagne Powder. In addition, you have a good chance of spotting a celebrity or two here. 

To do
Winter sports in all its facets! Aspen also has a remarkably high density of luxury boutiques. So shopping is the order of the day. A visit to Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro is just as recommendable as wellness in Glenwood Springs.

Hotel tip

The Little Nell
E. Durant Avenue 675, Aspen, 81611 Colorado, USA
Tel: +1 855 920 4600
Web: thelittlenell.com
Price: from € 588,-/person in double room

 

Mendoza, Argentina

Summer is in full swing in Argentina. © Unsplash

Average temperature in February: 17 to 31 degrees
Sunshine hours: 8.1 h/day
Entry requirements for vaccinated persons:

  • Online declaration, filled 48 h before entry
  • negative PCR test, not older than 72 hours
  • Travel insurance that covers COVID-19 diseases.

Why?
Summer and sunshine galore - that's what February in Argentina offers. And what more could you want in February? The country beckons with glacier lakes, the Andes and vast pastures. The city of Mendoza is located in the center of the wine-growing region. It is known for its Malbec, its wide avenues, modern art deco buildings and many bodegas. Of course with wine tastings.

To do
Enjoy wine tastings, stroll around, discover the smaller squares around Plaza Independencia. You should definitely take time for that. And then stop by the Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno. It exhibits contemporary and modern art. It is also located underground. 

Hotel tip

Cavas Wine Lodge
Costaflores, Cobos s/n, M5507 Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Tel: +54 9 261 533-5205
Web: cavaswinelodge.com
Price: from approx. 580,-/night

 

A note: The entry requirements mentioned reflect the current status at the time of publication of this article. Information without guarantee.

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