Where to Travel In Europe For February

Where to Travel In Europe For February 2024? Top Destinations for Families, Couples, and Solo Travelers

Did you want to skip your winter travel next year because you had no idea Where to travel In Europe for February? 

Luckily, I have a last-minute solution for you. This month offers an extraordinary opportunity for unforgettable moments in the delightful European capitals. Although you may have visited some of these cities in the summer, they look completely different in winter!

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Where to go in Europe in February

The best places to go in February in Europe come with vast Christmas markets, vibrant carnivals, or the amazing chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day or organise a family mini-trip.

Let’s take a look at what Europe has to offer in February.

1. Prague, Czech Republic

Do you know why Prague is called the “heart of Europe”? This charming city occupies a central location on the continent and carries a baggage full of history. Here is also the oldest astronomical clock still in operation, which was an advanced discovery for all humanity and older civilizations.

What should not surprise you if you come here is the snow. Believe me, Charles Bridge is even more beautiful when it’s covered in snow and beautifully illuminated.

Our Guide to One Week in Prague

Things to do in Prague

  • Explore Prague Castle
  • Stroll Across Charles Bridge
  • Czech Cuisine
  • Vltava River Cruises
  • Winter Festivals
Book 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle here

Prague Castle

How to get to Prague

If Prague is your answer to where to travel in Europe in winter, the simplest option is to book a direct flight to Vaclav Havel Airport. `moreover, you can also get there by train and bus from Vienna, Berlin, Budapest or Munich.

On the other hand, if you come by car, keep in mind booking a parking lot online because it is difficult to find a free parking space in the city, and the fines for improper parking are sky-high.

Where to stay in Prague

The most sought-after location is Lesser Town, i.e. the left bay of the Vltava River. Families, older adults or groups usually stay here because everything is within reach. This easily makes Prague one of the best destinations if you’re wondering where to travel in Europe for February!

Regarding families, Wallenstein Garden is nearby; your kids will want to see it. But you can always go to Petrin Hill, as well, and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views and mirror maze this park offers.

Now, take a look at the hotels in the offered neighbourhoods:

Hotel Residence Green Lobster, Lesser Town

Hotel Residence Green Lobster is a beautiful Baroque-style hotel located next to the Castle in Lesser Town. Within walking distance to many attractions, this location will reduce your transportation time or add to your vacation time. The apartment has a city view and offers amenities for all types of travellers.

Book Hotel Residence Green Lobster here

Relax and unwind at Hotel Residence Green Lobster

Have a great time at Hotel Residence Green Lobster

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2. Vienna, Austria

The question of “Where to go in February in Europe” will take you to the capital of classical music art and the homeland of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. You already know that Vienna has the best opera house in the world. What you may not know is that the food is just as good, especially the famous Mozartkugeln. These are some of those sweets that you won’t be able to stop munching on.

Are you worried about the cold? Relax; the city offers many indoor activities, such as world-class museums and cosy coffeehouses. Here, you will warm up and enjoy the art of the city, which is what makes Vienna one of the best places to go in February in Europe.

Our Guide to One Week in Vienna

Things to do in Vienna

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Vienna's Ringstrasse

How to get to Vienna

Vienna is one of the most accessible European destinations by plane, which is why it should be one of your first choices for where to travel in Europe for February. It also has one of the largest airports on the entire continent. You can get from the airport to the centre with the Vienna Airport Line bus.

Where to stay in Vienna

Inner Stadt or Inner Town refers to where everything is a step away from you. However, for the same reason, you need to be prepared to face crowds. But if you are a solo traveller wondering where to go in February in Europe, this is an excellent opportunity to find company.

Neubau is the 7th district with many shopping streets, art galleries and upscale dining famous for luxury. The luxury apartments are well isolated from the crowds to ensure maximum enjoyment for the guests.

Leopoldstadt stretches near the river and is the 2nd district. Here are the most budget-friendly accommodations and the Naschmarkt, a market where you can buy food from different cuisines at reasonable prices.

Ruby Lissi Hotel Vienna, Innere stadt

Ruby Lissi Hotel Vienna is painted white in an 18th-century historic building. The interior is enriched with cherry wood panelling and other beautiful ornaments. The metro station is only 170 m from the hotel.

Book Ruby Lissi Hotel Vienna here

Private room at Ruby Lissi Hotel Vienna

Have a pleasant stay at Ruby Lissi Hotel Vienna

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3. Copenhagen, Denmark

Still, debating Where to Travel In Europe For February? I invite you to visit Copenhagen, the city of Viking history!

Copenhagen is also known as “The Mermaid City” in honour of the city’s mermaid statue. This attraction is quite popular for children, although it will also interest adults.

How do you imagine Copenhagen in February? If you imagine a quiet and cosy winter charm, then you guessed it. You will enjoy the Scandinavian charm and the countless indoor attractions in February.

Although getting on a wheel is a bit cold, you can use a bus for driving. And if you are a food lover, make sure to attend the Cooking Food Festival.

Our Guide to One Week in Copenhagen

Things to do in Copenhagen

  • Admire Tivoli Gardens
  • Visit Nyhavn neighbourhood
  • Explore Rosenborg Castle
  • Christiansborg Palace
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Copenhagen - Where to Stay for first time travelers

How to get to Copenhagen

Air tickets for February are much cheaper compared to springtime. The airport is one of the busiest in Northern Europe. It is located on the island of Amager, and you only need a short car or metro ride to get to the centre.

Where to stay in Copenhagen

If Copenhagen is your answer to where to travel in Europe for February, I recommend staying in the Inner City. It offers waterfront views and hotels ideal for groups or couples.

The Meatpacking Quarter is an amazingly trendy district in the city’s heart, better known for street art and unique shops.

The place has a much more relaxed pace that suits families. There are many schools and parks for children nearby, and the Little Mermaid statue is also located here.

And what about hotels? Check them now!

Manon Les Suites Guldsmeden, Indre By

Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Copenhagen? Choose this accommodation decorated in Bali style. Manon Les Suites Guldsmeden is ideal for couples, and as an additional luxury, it offers a steam room, sauna, fitness centre and an excellent restaurant. If you’re coming with your significant other, ensure to reserve the deluxe suite!

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Make yourself at home at Manon Les Suites Guldsmeden

Enjoy your time at Manon Les Suites Guldsmeden

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4. Lapland, Finland

Live a unique experience of arctic winter and the opportunity to visit the village of Santa Claus, Rovaniemi. This is the ideal place to come in winter if you are still deciding where to Travel In Europe For February. There are many outdoor activities here in the middle of the winter season. The whole place is inhabited by Sami people who will explain how to get close to the reindeer and even experience a reindeer sleigh ride.

Things to do in Lapland

  • Cruise on an icebreaker
  • Watch the Northern Lights
  • Join on a husky safari
  • Sleep in an Igloo
Book Northern Lights Wilderness Tour here

Book Northern Lights Wilderness Tour

How to get to Lapland

If you choose Rovaniemi as the answer to where to go in February in Europe, you need to know how to get there. The city has its airport, but there is also one nearby, in Ivalo. If you want to reach other parts of Lapland, you must land in Sweden, Norway or Russia.

Where to stay in Lapland

If you are asking where to stay, I already have the answer- Santa’s Village.

Nova Skyland Hotel, Rovaniemi

In addition to feeling the accurate winter fairy tale, you can enjoy how Finns are doing in the sauna. Nova Skyland Hotel is spacious, and the walls are full of windows, so you can wake up and go to bed with a beautiful view. There are also family rooms if you are travelling with your loved ones.

Book Nova Skyland Hotel here

Experience comfort at Nova Skyland Hotel

Have a wonderful stay at Nova Skyland Hotel

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5. Venice, Italy

Wondering where to Travel In Europe For February, but not freeze? Venice awaits you, with temperatures reaching up to 10 degrees Celsius during winter. The Queen of the Adriatic always brings sunshine, but also many historical stories. Surprise your partner with a trip to the city of love for Valentine’s Day and secure a fantastic vacation!

Our Guide to One Week in Venice

Things to do in Venice

  • Go to St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco)
  • Learn more about the amazing history of Rialto Bridge
  • Take a Gondola Ride
  • Immerse in the delightful Venetian Cuisine
  • Go on a Grand Canal Cruise
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Go on a Grand Canal Cruise

How to get to Venice

Treviso Airport is only a 45-minute bus ride from the centre or the Mestre district. Land here if you are planning a vacation on a budget.

For those who value proximity and are okay with the higher price, Marco Polo Airport is 8 km from the city.

Where to stay in Venice

If you plan your trip to Venice to be on a budget, find a place in Mestre or Cannaregio. Search Airbnb or local Facebook groups and forums for accommodation.

Dorsoduro is a district with picturesque canals that you will enjoy. It makes for an excellent option for family walks.

If you are in the San Marco quarter, step away from the gondolas and the beautiful Sight Bridge. Here is the right place for romantic walks and sighs.

CA GRIMANI Double Apartment: private terrace and stunning view, Dorsoduro

CA GRIMANI Double Apartment is next to the canal, and the rooms offer a city and canal view. At your disposal is a 150 m2 apartment with 1 living room, 5 beds and a balcony. Great for your group trip.

Book CA GRIMANI Double Apartment here

Enjoy your stay at CA GRIMANI Double Apartment

Have fun at CA GRIMANI Double Apartment

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6. Reykjavik, Iceland

Still wondering where to travel in Europe for February, come with me to Smoky Bay – Reykjavik. The epithet smoky refers to the natural wonder of the land of fire and ice. Here, you will have the opportunity to see glaciers and volcanoes. Although the natural beauty is the highlight, this city also has historical and cultural value. If you are ready to explore it all, here are some activity suggestions for you!

Our Guide to One Week in Iceland

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Perlan Museum Wonders of Iceland

How to get to Reykjavik

Keflavik Airport is 45 minutes from the centre, and you can get there by airport shuttle service.

Where to stay in Reykjavik

The city centre has lively streets and offers family-friendly activities. The church Hallgrimskirkja is also located here.

The West End is a place for couples because it offers intimacy and beautiful waterfront walks.

If you like nightlife, head downtown to Laungardalur.


ODDSSON Hotel is located 1.5 km from Laugardalur Family Park. It has beautiful modern rooms but also offers family suites. Another advantage is that it is only 5 km from the airport.

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Relax and unwind at ODDSSON Hotel

Have a great time at ODDSSON Hotel

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7. Santorini, Greece

Welcome to the white-blue island, captivated by the most beautiful sunsets. The most striking are the white-painted buildings with blue domes as an embodiment of their local culture. While there, you must also try the local Assyrtiko wine and visit Red Beach and Perissa Beach. This was a place for couples only and unsuitable for families or group travel. Let me dissuade you.

Our Guide to One Week in Greece

Things to do in Santorini

  • Enjoy the Sunset
  • Explore the small village of Oia
  • Visit the island’s capital Fira
  • Akrotiri Archaeological Site
  • Do some wine-tasting
  • Visit the Prehistoric Museum of Thera
Book Sightseeing Bus Tour with Oia Sunset here

Where to Stay in Santorini

How to get to Santorini

The nearest airport is Thira Airport (JTR), connected to almost all European cities.

Another option available is arriving by sea, with ferries from the islands of Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, and more.

Where to stay in Santorini

Oia is the part of the island that hides the most beautiful sunsets, excellent restaurants and luxury apartments. It is an ideal place for your honeymoon.

Fira never sleeps and adds a unique energy to your entire trip. You can find the best cliffside bars and enjoy the night hours here.

And we reached the perfect place for a family vacation, Kamari. Although more relaxed, it offers quick access to Fira and all the local attractions. Welcoming locals and small taverns for a family lunch adds value to the whole picture.

Amphitheater Cave Houses

Amphitheater Cave Houses is in typical Santorini style- perfect to feel the local vibe if you choose that here is where you want to go in February in Europe. It offers city and sea views. It is located in Fira, the part that brings fun and good times. But this apartment is made for couples, and previous visitors confirm that.

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Private room at Amphitheater Cave Houses

Have a pleasant stay at Amphitheater Cave Houses

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8. Oslo, Norway

Oslo is a perfect answer to where to travel in Europe for February. This city is called “Tiger City” because it has intense energy and dynamics. Even in February, you have many activities, especially winter sports and restaurants with a cosy atmosphere.

Visit the Oslofjord or the Viking Museum to learn more about their history. The Opera House is one of the most impressive buildings in the whole city, and I hope you will have the opportunity to visit it. For an authentic local experience, head to the Mathallen Oslo market.

Our Guide to One Week in Norway

Things to do in Oslo

  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Winter Festivals
  • Local Markets
Book Panoramic Sightseeing Tour here

Oslo - Where to Stay for first time travelers

How to get to Oslo

Gardermoen Airport is 35 km from the centre.
If you prefer to sail, then choose to come on a separate ferry line from Denmark but still take weather conditions into account. If there is snow, this option will not be available to you.
And if you come by car, you will most likely drive on the E6 highway.

Where to stay in Oslo

The centre has the most meeting spaces and offers easy exploration, so this part should be your choice if you come in a group.

If you have decided to travel on a budget, find accommodation in Grunerlokka. For hotels, check below. This part of the city is quite artistic; you must see a wonderful Graffiti Street. Also, there are street shops with excellent Norwegian Street food.

Finally, you will find the luxury you are looking for in Aker Brygge, a waterfront district with highly luxurious hotels, boutiques and art galleries.

For hotels, check here:

Lysebu Hotel

Lysebu Hotel is located on the top of the hill above the city, in the place of Nordmarka. From here, you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view and a 5-course menu that changes weekly. Nearby, you have skiing, hiking and biking trails.

Book Lysebu Hotel here

Make yourself at home at Lysebu Hotel

Enjoy your time at Lysebu Hotel

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9. Amsterdam, Netherlands

And finally, we talk about the “Venice of the North” or Amsterdam, the city of liberal values and beautiful canals that carry stories about the struggle for freedom, the Red Light District or valuable historical events.

If you decide that Amsterdam is the answer to where to travel in Europe for February and enjoy it without too many crowds, Come again in spring to marvel at the beautiful tulips.

Our Guide to One Week in Amsterdam

Things to do in Amsterdam

Book City Centre Canal Cruise here

Where to Stay in Amsterdam for a First Time Visit? An Insider's Guide

How to get to Amsterdam

Although there is an airport near the city, I recommend that if you choose a direct flight, you decide to land in Eindhoven. You can spend the money you save on sweet treats in Amsterdam, although you need to be prepared for high prices.

Where to stay in Amsterdam

In addition to everything else, I know you expect the nightlife to be up to par. If you want to get that impression, spend more time in Leidseplein.

If you’ve learned to travel solo, find accommodation in De Pijp, a safe place with plenty of options to hang out and meet friends.

If you have come as a group that wants to have a canal cruise, be close to attractions and enjoy live music performances.

Amsterdam Canal Guest Apartment

The apartment is located on the border of the centre and the Jordaan neighbourhood. You get a whole studio apartment with a kitchen, a larger bright living room, a bedroom, and a bathroom. The location is excellent because it is only 12 km from the airport.

Book Amsterdam Canal Guest Apartment here

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Why should I consider traveling to Europe in February?

Traveling to Europe in February offers several advantages. Firstly, many popular tourist destinations are less crowded during this time, allowing for a more relaxed and authentic experience. Additionally, February often brings unique cultural events, such as winter festivals and carnivals, providing travelers with memorable experiences. Moreover, accommodations and flights tend to be more affordable compared to peak tourist seasons, making it an excellent time for budget-conscious travelers to explore Europe.

Which European cities are recommended in the 'Where to travel in Europe for February' guide?

The 'Where to travel in Europe for February' guide recommends several European cities, each offering distinct experiences for travelers. Some recommended cities include Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; Copenhagen, Denmark; Lapland, Finland; Venice, Italy; Reykjavik, Iceland; Santorini, Greece; Oslo, Norway; and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Each city boasts its own unique attractions, cultural experiences, and activities suitable for February travel.

What travel tips are provided for February in Europe?

The 'Where to travel in Europe for February' guide offers several travel tips to enhance your European experience during this month. Some tips include booking accommodations in advance, as well as considering alternative transportation options such as trains or buses for cost-effective travel. Additionally, the guide recommends packing appropriate clothing for winter weather, exploring indoor attractions and cultural events, and taking advantage of off-peak tourist times for a more enjoyable travel experience.

Why is Prague, Czech Republic, recommended for February travel?

Prague, Czech Republic, is recommended for February travel due to its enchanting winter charm and abundance of cultural attractions. The city's historic landmarks, such as Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, are even more captivating when dusted with snow. Additionally, Prague offers various winter festivals and activities, providing visitors with memorable experiences. Travelers can explore the city's rich history, indulge in Czech cuisine, and enjoy scenic views along the Vltava River, making Prague an ideal destination for February travel in Europe.


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Summary: Where to Travel In Europe For February?

There are various options for every traveller. Discover the magic of February in Europe with a trip tailored to your needs. Dive into the romantic allure of Venice, experience the elegant mediaeval era in Vienna, or visit the natural wonders of Iceland for the first time. After this blog, your question where to travel In Europe for February has been resolved.

Are you planning a trip in February? Read more in our next blog.

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