Where to go on holiday in February in Europe

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Martí Micolau

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February is the cheapest month to travel, especially with regard to Europe! So why not take advantage of the moment to leave? Whatever the theme of the trip (snow, family, romantic or fun) our dear Europe is so rich in places that it has something for every need and will surprise you. Furthermore, let's not forget that February is the month of Valentine's Day and Carnival so, whatever your intention, choose to spend one of the two parties in an alternative way with a nice trip.
To help you choose, here our ranking for going on holiday in February in Europe!


  1. Holidays On The Snow
  2. Family holidays
  3. Holidays for couples
  4. Holidays for young people
  5. User questions and comments

Post COVID19 travel advice
If you are planning a trip, make sure you are in line with safety measures. Follow government guidelines and only return to travel when the green light is given. Prefer natural and perhaps non-mass destinations, and in general promote local tourism: discover the wonders of your city, your region and your state. Try to avoid long-haul travel and at most choose destinations reachable with a few hours of flight.

Holidays On The Snow

1 - Sankt Moritz, Switzerland

Switzerland in general is a great place to spend your holidays in the snow, but Sankt Moritz is the place par excellence if the intention is to ski and skate as well as relax.

It is located in the Engadine valley in the beautiful setting of the Swiss Alps which make it a truly picturesque and evocative place, where competitions and games are held every year throughout the cold season, for example twice it was the site of the Winter Olympic Games.
In February you can attend various events such as Cricket on Ice and White Turf, culinary events such as The Tasting, Chocolate Cult and Gourmet Festival: Wine & Cheese.
As for sports facilities, the town boasts a frozen lake on which to skate, a natural ice bobsleigh run and many ski and snowboard slopes including Corviglia, Diavolezza and Corvatsch.

  • Climate and temperatures: continental climate, average temperatures -16 / 0 ° C
  • starting from € 69,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 122,00 per room -
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 1.120,00 per person -

2 - Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria

This location cannot help but mention it when it comes to holidays in the snow!
It is the most famous ski resort in Austria, located in the Kitzbühel Alps together with Leogang and Fieberbrunn with which they form a single and immense ski area.
200 km of slopes, 55 ski lifts and 10 cross-country ski runs!
Numerous world cups are organized every year, in addition to the fact that there are many clubs that offer apres-ski every day until late at night. There is also no shortage of hotels and resorts complete with spa and relaxation packages.

  • Climate and temperatures: continental climate, average temperatures -2 / 4 ° C
  • starting from € 70,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 138,00 per room -
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 2.620,00 per person -

3 - Val Thorens, France

It is a ski resort in the Les Trois Vallees area, one of the largest in the world, located at 2.300 meters high and with well 600 km of slopes including toboggan runs, ice motoring, snow parks and all types of skiing (downhill, mountaineering, cross-country skiing, etc.).

In addition, in addition to wide offer for winter sports, Val Thorens also offers snowmobile rides and a good choice between bars, pubs and discos where every evening live music is offered with renowned DJs and local bands, therefore also ideal for those interested in other things than sports.

Specifically, in February we point out the Belgian Week, a festival that lasts 7 days and offers Belgian-themed music and food, while the Ski Competition is held on 9 February, open to all ages!

  • Climate and temperatures: continental climate, average temperatures -2 / -12 ° C
  • starting from € 35,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 65,00 per room -
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 2.555,00 per person -

4 - Borovets, Bulgaria

Not everyone knows it, it is in fact one less well-known ski resort in Bulgaria, in the Rila mountain range, 70 km from the capital Sofia.

The area is not that big yet but it is nonetheless well equipped for cross-country skiing, Nordic and Alpine skiing.
In 1993 it also hosted the biathlon world championships while in 2002 the orientation ski championships, as well as various stages of the alpine ski world cup on its 20 slopes. In addition, the annual "cross-country Samokov" race is held in February, a sort of running race but on the snow, with skis on, going up the slopes.

  • Climate and temperatures: continental climate, average temperatures -4 / 2 ° C
  • starting from € 35,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 139,00 per room -
  • Snowmobile Adventure 2 Hour Snowboard Session With Instructor From Borovets: Thermal Pool Escape
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 346,00 per person -

5 - Zermatt, Switzerland

This ski resort is famous for being located at the foot of the Matterhorn, the famous pyramid-shaped mountain located between Italy and southern Switzerland, in fact the ski slopes of the area connect it to the Italian resorts of Valtournenche and Breuil-Cervinia. Precisely Zermatt is located in the canton of Valais at an altitude of 1.600 meters.

It is a place that developed already in the 20s, today it offers not only ski slopes but also a series of skating rinks and in more a street full of clubs, boutiques, shops, hotels, restaurants and bars where lively après-ski are held every day. The beauty of Zermatt, however, is his perfect preservation of the typical Swiss atmosphere!

  • Climate and temperatures: alpine climate, average temperatures -7 / 2 ° C
  • starting from € 35,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 62,00 per room -
  • priority ticket for the Gornergrat train
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 980,00 per person -

Family holidays

6 - Lisbon, Portugal

This city is very famous for its nightlife, in fact Lisbon is ideal for a family trip, as there are many attractions for children, especially when it comes to nature. The first attraction to visit is without a doubt the Oceanarium, one of the largest sea museums in the world. This explains the strong link of the city with the Atlantic Ocean through huge tanks that house as many as 15.000 specimens of plants and fish. Furthermore, the Oceanarium is located in the Parque das Nações, a large park where it is nice to walk among tree-lined avenues and various Mediterranean species.
From here it is also close to Pavilhão Do Conhecimento, an interactive center dedicated to dinosaurs and molecules where your little ones can learn more about the beginning of life on earth through exhibits and hands-on activities.

Let's not forget the zoo! Historical activity of Lisbon with 120 years of work behind it and a variety of animals of 2.000 specimens belonging to 400 different species. Finally, nearby are also the The Animax amusement park and the Adventure Park with paths and bridges in the trees.

  • Climate and temperatures: Mediterranean climate, average temperatures 9/16 ° C
  • starting from € 25,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 35,00 per room -
  • Lisbon Card: 24-, 48- and 72-hour pass Lisbon Oceanarium entrance ticket 1 or 2-hour Tagus cruise
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 311,00 per person -

7 - London, UK

It is one of those cities that can satisfy everyone and that it adapts very well to any type of trip with its history, culture, architecture and entertainment, in fact also for a family trip London ranks among the top choices!

Harry Potter Studios, Wax Museum, London Zoo, M & M's World, Lego Shop and so on and so forth, these are just some of the fantastic attractions that will conquer the interest and curiosity of your children, whatever their age!
Also this city is always partying and full of events of all kinds. Do not forget a ride on the great London Eye to discover its wonders from above, a walk in the immense Hyde Park to get in touch with nature even in a metropolis of this size, and finally a suggestive boat trip on the Thames. The icing on the cake are the sweet and savory delicacies such as pancakes, waffles and fish & chips, generally much loved by kids and teens!

  • Climate and temperatures: oceanic climate, average temperatures 5/9 ° C
  • starting from € 10,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 31,00 per room -
  • Warner Bros. Studio tour with transfer including Thames boat ride and ghost tour London: Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Platform 9 ¾
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 390,00 per person -

8 - Munich, Germany

Visited especially for Oktoberfest, a renowned event dedicated to beer, Munich will actually amaze you with its elegant buildings, legends, mysteries and interesting scientific museums, which make it also perfect for a family vacation!

It is an excellent starting point for visiting the castles of Bavaria, like the famous Neuschwanstein, certainly interesting for all ages. In the city, the Deutsches Museum and the Natur Museen talk about the birth and progress of humanity with interactive sections and practical examples dedicated to young visitors. You will have many interesting stories to discover, such as that linked to the footprint of the devil in the Cathedral of Our Lady and that of the great dragon that populates the main square which is said to have spread the plague. Finally, the colorful Allianz Arena that especially soccer-loving boys will love!

  • Climate and temperatures: continental climate, average temperatures -2 / 5 ° C
  • starting from € 61,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 30,00 per room -
  • Segway tour in the history of the city Allianz Arena: Bayern Munich FC discovery tour hop-on hop-off bus ticket for 1 or 2 days
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 490,00 per person -

9 - Berlin, Germany

The German capital it has many museums that are ideal for families among which we mention the most famous such as the Wax Museum, the Video Game Museum and the Little Big City. In particular, the Legoland Discovery Center is the most engaging for children who will be able to keep them busy and focused with its path on the construction of colored bricks, the laboratory to build and a small roller coaster.
Aquadom & Sea Life Berlin is placed immediately after for the discovery of all, absolutely all, the marine fauna. Do not miss a ride on the MS Moby Dick, a whale-shaped tourist boat that travels on the waters of the Havel and the Wannsee that will surely make your children fall in love just for the design!

  • Climate and temperatures: continental climate, average temperatures -1 / 4 ° C
  • starting from € 13,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 42,00 per room -
  • admission to Madame Tussauds WelcomeCard with discounts and transport in ABC zones 24 or 48 hour bus tour ticket
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 289,00 per person -

10 - Copenhagen, Denmark

The capital of Denmark is famous for the statue of the little mermaid, which has become its undisputed symbol. This attraction is usually the first stop in town, and also the first in a long line of that manages to intrigue younger travelers.
Unmissable, for those traveling with the family, are the zoo, the aquarium, the Viking Ship Museum to learn about the world of the Vikings, the Experimentarium with 300 interactive stations including that of the human body and that of soap bubbles, and TiFlights Gardens to stroll in a large green area.

It is also a boat ride is a must between the canals of the historic center and then be dropped off in one of the main squares populated by street artists including mimes, singers and puppeteers ready to entertain families. More in February the canals will be fully illuminated from the lights of the characteristic Light Festival, designed to cheer up the city in the period of the year with fewer hours of sunshine, during which light sculptures are installed, projections made and laser games staged.

  • Climate and temperatures: oceanic continental climate, average temperatures -1 / 3 ° C
  • starting from € 25,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 80,00 per room -
  • old town walking tour sightseeing bus tour and cruise 3 hour bike tour
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 440,00 per person -

Holidays for couples

11 - Paris, France

In the first place among the ideal destinations for a romantic stay there can only be the city of love par excellence that knows no age or season!
Also known as the ville lumière (city of lights), Paris will captivate you from the first moment with its suggestiveness that you will encounter while walking in the parks, along the tree-lined avenues and among the outdoor tables of cafes and bistros. The first thing that should be mentioned is the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, which will make you fall in love at first sight, followed by important museums such as the Louvre, the Orsay Museum and ancient churches such as Notre-Dame, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica located on the Montmartre hill which offers amazing views.
Do not forget a panoramic cruise on the Seine, often offered in combination with a romantic dinner, and an evening at the Moulin Rouge with a show and champagne, a famous vintage cabaret, both excellent ideas to surprise your or your partner on St. Valentino.
Paris always has a great offer of exhibitions and shows at any time of the year. It will not disappoint you!

  • Climate and temperatures: temperate climate, average temperatures 3/9 ° C
  • starting from € 13,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 80,00 per room -
  • 3-course lunch cruise on the Seine bus tour, cruise and lunch on the Eiffel Tower Eiffel Tower, dinner, cruise and champagne at the Moulin Rouge
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 490,00 per person -

12 - Vienna, Austria

Home of artists and intellectuals such as Mozart, Beethoven and Freud, summer residence of the Habsburg royal family of which we remember the love story of Princess Sissi, Vienna it is a city surrounded by art, history and music.
How can it not be mentioned among the romantic destinations for a couple's stay? There are many elegant imperial buildings which helped to have the entire center of Vienna declared a World Heritage Site including for example the Imperial Palace of Schönbrunn, the Hofburg Palace and the Belvedere Castle, without forgetting the area of ​​the MuseumsQuartier, a museum complex where they are kept the works of Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other historical artists.

Do not miss the most proposed activities, all suggestive and romantic, such as the cruise on the Danube, the vintage carriage ride and the Ferris wheel of the Prater amusement park, without forgetting the fact that Vienna also always has concerts and ballets scheduled so you can find the right event for you!

  • Climate and temperatures: continental climate, average temperatures 1/6 ° C
  • starting from € 13,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -
  • 1 day sightseeing bus tour and free Wi-Fi
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 300,00 per person -

13 - Granada, Spain

An ideal destination for those who love culture, good food and lively cities! The Moorish architecture, coming from the Arab population, exudes a sense of the exotic that will make you forget you are in February.
You will be fascinated by structures with soft shapes and warm colors: fortresses, cathedrals and royal palaces, from the Alhambra to the Nasrid palaces up to the Generalife with its immense gardens.
After visiting the main attractions, launch yourself along the characteristic streets of the historic center where you will appreciate the locals, i markets and the scents of tea and spices coming from the historic shops, as well as of course Spanish food and vitality until late at night.
In this regard, there are many proposals for food and wine tours that lead you to discover the culinary and wine specialties of the area for a truly interesting couple experience!

  • Climate and temperatures: Mediterranean climate, average temperatures 3/13 ° C
  • starting from € 60,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 47,00 per room -
  • ticket for the Alhambra and the Nasrid Palaces Alhambra and city center: skip-the-line guided tour Alhambra and Generalife: priority entrance and tour
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 450,00 per person -

14 - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Slovenia in general is one destination surrounded by greenery rich in meadows, forests and lakes, and Ljubljana in particular promotes eco-friendly travel style so much so that in 2016 it was declared the European Capital of the Environment, so if you are a couple who loves nature and sustainability you should definitely visit it! The city is characterized by art nouveau buildings and baroque buildings with an architecture with alternative shapes and bright colors, without forgetting the particular creations of the Triple Bridge with the enormous statues of dragons, the Ljubljana Castle, the huge TiFlights Park and a series of museums, all ideal attractions to visit as a couple !

Furthermore the city enjoys a strategic position, in the middle of the country, which allows you to use it as a base and also explore several nearby attractions such as Lake Bled and Postojna Cave.
In February there are usually two musical events, the Winter Festival and the Ment Ljubljana, and the unmissable Carnival of the Dragon!

  • Climate and temperatures: continental climate, average temperatures -2 / 6 ° C
  • starting from € 82,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per room -
  • Postojna Caves and Lueghi Castle: tour from Ljubljana Private trip to Lake Bled and Radovljica with lunch city and castle tour
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 477,00 per person -

15 - Bruges, Belgium

It is called the most romantic city in Flanders, it is ideal for a couple's stay.
You can get lost among the houses with colored bricks, take carriage rides in the historic center, stroll in the parks among the swans, among the tree-lined avenues, take boat trips on the canals, a visit to the Lake of Love and a romantic photo on the Bridge of Love! This town is truly suggestive, it will touch your heart!

Don't forget to admire the architectural beauties of a historic center declared a World Heritage Site full of corners to be immortalized.
Furthermore, Bruges, like all Belgium, is a destination for chocolate and craft beer, which can be interesting to exploit as a couple's experience, for example by giving your or your partner a tour focused on the production and tasting of these products. In particular, in February you will be lucky enough to find the Beer Festival in the city with over 70 guest breweries!

  • Climate and temperatures: oceanic climate, average temperatures 2/7 ° C
  • starting from € 10,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -
  • Belgian chocolate workshop Guided rickshaw tour Private 3 hour tour with beer and chocolate
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 540,00 per person -

Holidays for young people

16 - Dublin, Ireland

The Irish capital, in addition to being a beautiful city to visit among castles and museums, offers a varied proposal for those in search of nightlife. It is in fact a city that is always young and sparkling, the undisputed capital of pubs, clubs, Guinness beer and Jameson whiskey, where the most popular activity is the pub tour!
The area that best represents this side of Dublin is Temple Bar, a long street full of clubs of all kinds to eat, drink and party until late at night accompanied by live music, mostly Irish folk, and street performers on every corner.
Camden Street and Leeson Street are full of nightclubs: here are the most famous of the city! Also in February, to vary a little from unbridled fun, you will find in the city the Jameson International Film Festival, a cultural event dedicated to cinema with auteur films and others in preview.

  • Climate and temperatures: oceanic climate, average temperatures 2/8 ° C
  • starting from € 19,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 41,00 per room -
  • DoDublin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Guinness Storehouse: Skip-the-Line Ticket & Free Pint Pub Crawl
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 446,00 per person -

17 - Barcelona, ​​Spain

Spain is one of the most youthful European countries and suitable for fun.
A city that you will appreciate a lot during the day for its pleasant climate all year round and for beauty of its cultural attractions, from the majestic Sagrada Familia, the particular Casa Batllò, to the colorful Parc Güell, but which you will also love at night for the nightlife that characterizes it. The most popular neighborhood for entertainment is Barceloneta, the most lively and animated of all, also made suggestive by its particular position close to the sea, even if you choose to travel in February. Here are the most famous discos in the city where world-famous DJs play, but also many pubs and night clubs (based on everyone's interests).
Another landmark in the city is the Eixample district, new and elegant, located at the gates of the ancient area, with many shops, restaurants and bars. Finally the Gothic Quarter characterized by numerous Gothic monuments, winding streets and a whole series of clubs of various kinds with lower than average prices.

  • Climate and temperatures: Mediterranean climate, average temperatures 15/18 ° C
  • starting from € 17,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 55,00 per room -
  • Port Aventura amusement park and Costa Brava Port Vell half day shuttle tour: Afternoon Merienda Sailing Cruise
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 550,00 per person -

18 - Prague, Czech Republic

A city of mixed fun that is divided between strip clubs for adults, huge discos and pubs serving pints of craft beer, a characteristic product of the Czech Republic. The so-called "Pub Crawls" have even been invented which consist of real alcoholic tours to the inside the city! Not for nothing, Prague is the party capital of Europe, where getting bored is impossible and most of the tourists come for its nightlife.
Fairy tale by day with ancient streets full of history and fascinating monuments, sparkling at night among the thousands of clubs of all kinds in Wenceslas Square.
In February then it is animated even more by the carnival, called Masopust, with fireworks, concerts, dances and parades, but also by the San Matteo Festival in an immense funfair with roller coasters and other rides including a suggestive ferris wheel.

  • Climate and temperatures: moderate continental climate, average temperatures -1 / 5 ° C
  • starting from € 21,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 32,00 per room -
  • walking tour of the Castle and the Old Town Segway tour in the Castle district
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 350,00 per person -

19 - Budapest

This city it can be visited in every season and there is no lack of fun! You will be spoiled for choice between discos, night clubs, pubs and characteristic night parties in the open-air spas.
It consists of two large neighborhoods: Buda which is the old city and Pest the new. It is precisely in the latter that the nightlife of the Hungarian capital is concentrated where both citizens and tourists find themselves, finding a vast choice of large discos with over 5 rooms (each with a different musical genre), red light clubs, pubs in Irish style and kert bar, particular garden bars made from ruined buildings and decorated in an artistic way.
In February, on the second weekend, you can also participate in the Mangalica Festival, a typical Hungarian pig, held in Szabadság Square with food, beer and popular music!

  • Climate and temperatures: continental climate, average temperatures 0/6 ° C
  • starting from € 13,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 40,00 per room -
  • 3 hour guided city tour craft beer tasting pub crawl
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 390,00 per person -

20 - Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands it is among the best fun cities in Europe with a frenetic nightlife, even if it is perfectly suited to any type of holiday such as romantic stays or with family and children.
The coffee shops and the famous red light districts attract thousands of tourists every year in search of wild nights and lots of fun!

The main district where the greatest concentration of such clubs is found is De Wallen, followed by the Joordan and the Dam, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein squares full of pubs and clubs to be spoiled for choice. We suggest the Nightlife Ticket, a card that includes free admission to over 30 clubs.
In February you will find the Chocoa Festival dedicated to chocolate in the city and the ICE Amsterdam, a large skating rink at Museumplein.

  • Climate and temperatures: sub-oceanic climate, average temperatures 0/6 ° C
  • starting from € 38,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 36,00 per room -
  • Heineken Experiencee and Canal Cruise Red Light District: Coffee Shop and Marijuana Walking Tour Walking Tour
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 507,00 per person -

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