Top 10 Destinations In Europe To Visit In February

After all the Christmas and the New year celebrations with your friends and family at home, there might be an urge to go someplace new, to re-discover yourself. How bout you travel to Europe this February? Yes, make the most of the off-season in Europe where the prices of the stay and travel will be half the price, trust me on this and moreover, you can enjoy the best of every experience and appreciate the beauty as much as you want. After telling you about the places to go in Europe in January, here are places where you can celebrate Valentine's day in a way, you have not celebrated before, there is chill in the air but warmth in the vibes. Plan your holidays well in advance and get ready to experience the top 10 places to visit in Europe in February.

1. Florence, Italy - Artistic Destination in Europe

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Elegant and beautiful in all senses, Florence in Italy is one of the best places to spend your Valentine's day with your loved one. Get on a bike and wander through the artistic neighborhood of Arcetri, take a romantic stroll across the less crowded non-touristy cobbled streets of Florence, and binge on the traditional Italian cuisine that will stick with you forever! Decorated with galleries and an appealing Italian style architecture, Florence is an amazing destination to visit in February. And don't forget to treat yourself with the mind-blowing Italian wine.

What to see: Ponte Vecchio, Florence Cathedral, Uffizi Gallery, David.
Important tip: Don't count on your navigation, seek the help of the locals to get you faster to where you want to go and keep cash in hand.

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2. Paris, France - Best Place to Visit in February

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Looking for a destination in Europe where you could spend your Valentines day to perfection? Then, Paris is for you! The city of lights lit up in its charming colors looks strikingly glamorous and makes up for a wonderful destination to visit in the month of February. Shop in the bustling alleys of Champs-Élysées, walk hand-in-hand with your special someone over the shimmering bridge of River Seine and try perfecting the French culture, starting with the famous French kiss. Enough said time to stop!

What to see: Eiffel tower, The Louvre, Notre Dame de Paris, Palais Garnier.
Important tip: Book tickets for accommodation well in advance and get your tickets for attractions online, this will save a lot of time and help you to skip queues.
 
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3. Amsterdam, Netherlands - Party Destination in Europe

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Are you a loner and what to travel to Europe with your friends, head over to Amsterdam. Following one of the most liberal structures in the whole of Europe and the world-famous weed culture, Amsterdam is a paradise for single people, not to forget its ever vibrating music scene. Hop on one of the beer bikes, visit the ever beckoning coffee shops, let go of your worries by drifting along the canal, ride on bicycles and explore the city to its fullest. Also, the prices during the month of February drop significantly in Amsterdam, making it one of the ideal reasons to visit. 

What to see: Keukenhof Garden, Vondelpark, Eye Film Institute, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House.
Important tip: If you are renting a bicycle, follow the rules properly. Amsterdammers are passionate about riding their bikes.
 
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4. Oslo, Norway - Magical February Destination in Europe

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You might think I am kidding when I say Oslo in Norway is one of the best destinations to visit in Europe during February. But I am not. Despite the fact that I am a little nutcase, Oslo is an excellent destination to visit during February. Immerse yourself in the captivating natural setting of Scandinavian flair, hike the vast landscapes of the Norway that brims with panoramic views, take a moment to marvel at the incredible fjords, get competitive at the ski resorts and surrender yourself completely to the unmatchable sight of the northern lights that fills the sky with magic. 

What to see: Oslofjord, Viking Ship Museum, Holmenkollen Ski Museum, Norwegian Museum of Cultural History.
Important tip: It can really be cold in Norway during the month of February so be prepared for it well in advance.
 
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5. Lucerne, Switzerland - Alpine Destination in Europe

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How can anyone miss Switzerland during the month of Love! Blanketed with fluffy white snow and surrounded by the majestic Swiss Alps, Lucerne offers a wonderful setting for a fairytale style valentines day celebration. Romance in the quaint village of Sorenberg, admire the beautiful Chapel Bridge, get adventurous at Mt. Rigi, hike along the Swiss Alps that has more than 30,000 marked trails, cruise along Lake Lucerne and go cable-car riding at Mount Pilatus. If you are newly married and looking for a honeymoon destination in Europe, go to Switzerland. It will double your honeymoon experience for sure. 

What to see: Swiss Alps, Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne, Mount Pilatus, Mt. Rigi.
Important tip: Get some Swiss Francs with you, Switzerland is not so familiar with Euros. And keep some extra cash, the chocolates and watches here are absolutely amazing.
 
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6. La Palma, Canary Islands - Warmest Place to go in February

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If you are not accustomed to cold and want a warmer place to visit in Europe during February while the continent is still recovering from the never ending winter, then the Canary Islands is the place to go. Boasting of a diverse landscape and a perfect climate all-year-around, Canary Islands is one of the warmest you could visit in Europe during the month of February. Awe at the amazing view of the sunset over the bay, engage in enthralling water activities, relax on the shores of the beach, escape to one of the charming small seaside villages and don't miss out on the fiesta that takes place in streets of La Palma.

What to see: Caldera de Taburiente National Park, Roque de los Muchachos, Los Cancajos. 
Important tip: The Canary Islands use the Spanish currency of the Euro so check the exchange rates before visiting and try to limit the inter-island plane and ferries travel, they cost a lot!
 
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7. Reykjavik, Iceland - Colorful Destination in Europe

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Vibrating with colorful houses and silvery seas, Reykjavik sparkles full of life and is one of the increasingly popular tourist destinations in the world. Go on an all extensive farm tour, swim in the perfectly comfortable thermal pools, dine at the futuristic glass-domed fine dining restaurant of Perlan, hike the snowcapped Icelandic mountains, ride along the breathtaking landscapes of the city, capture the picturesque landscape and go fishing. And before visiting Reykjavik in Iceland, be ready with a good camera. You will be needing it a lot!

What to see: Hallgrímskirkja, Harpa, The Sun Voyager, Golden Circle, Perlan. 
Important tip: Try staying in one of the family-run guesthouses or farm stays. They bring you closer to the true Icelandic lifestyle. And watch out for the weather in Iceland, it is really unpredictable.
 
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8. Santorini, Greece - For Perfect Island Vacation  in Europe

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Highlighted by its oceanic landscapes, historic attractions, and a distinct architecture, Santorini in Greece is one of the incredibly affordable destinations in Europe. But visiting Greece during the month of February is extra special, for the prices of the accommodation and travel become really cheaper than ever with the added advantage of a lesser crowd. Get an inside look at the past civilization of Greece by visiting the historic attractions, soak yourself in the spectacular Santorini caldera, munch on the delicious Greece food, and just relax on the white sands.

What to see: Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Santorini caldera, Therasia.
Important tip: If you are planning to travel more within Greece, book in overnight ferries they are comparatively cheaper.
 
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9. Budapest, Hungary - Hot Spring(y) Spot in Europe

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Despite the cold weather, February in Budapest is the Carnival season during which the famous gastronomical festival of Mangalica is held. And when it comes to love, it is always there in the air in Budapest. Enjoy the unparalleled view from chain bridge brightly lit during the nights and go cruising along the waters to proclaim your love. Take a bathe publicly in one of the many hot springs, engage in a deep conversation over a coffee, pay a visit to the distinctly attractive ruin pubs, dine like a butcher at the sight of some heartening food, taste the local tipple and take in as much of Budapest as you can.  

What to see: Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, St. Stephen's Basilica, Fisherman's Bastion. 
Important tip: Carry your swimsuits along with you when you head over to Budapest, it has a lot of hot springs.
 
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10. Transylvania, Romania - Medieval Destination in Europe

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Famous worldwide for its mysterious bloodthirsty vampire and howling wolf story, Transylvania in Romania is a medieval region that is painted with a vivid landscape of mountains and splendid castles perched on the hill tops. Those who feel tired of exploring the bustling cities of Europe, Transylvania is definitely a good change. Bask in the unspoiled nature, unwind at the thermal springs, take a walk across the picturesque farmlands, befriend a bear and show how much you love them by giving a tight hug! 

What to see: Bran Castle, Turda Gorge, Corvin Castle, Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania. 
Important tip: Try renting a car while in Transylvania and go on a road trip on what is considered as one of the world's greatest roads, including the famous Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear.
 
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All set with finalizing your destination for February? Grab your travel bags and catch the freaking plane!
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DEEPAK KANNAN DEEPAK KANNAN

- Writer. Oldsoul. Batman fan. Deepak is an Engineering graduate, currently working as a Content Strategist in TripHobo.

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