Best Winter City Breaks in Europe

Cities, Charming Towns, and More!

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The most popular time to visit Europe is during the summer months, from June to August.  Even the shoulder seasons, from April-May and September-October, have become super popular times to visit Europe.

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Why Visit Winter City Breaks in Europe?

Contributed by  Jessica from Uprooted Traveler

Visiting some of these most popular European cities and attractions during winter can allow you the luxury of visiting them with smaller crowds and often at cheaper prices.

Lisbon, Portugal

Contributed by  Claire Sturzaker from Tales of a Backpacker

Lisbon is an attractive city, and there are several viewpoints dotted around the city where you can take in the view of Lisbon and the River Tagus beyond.

Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz is a fantastic city for a European winter city break in the sun. The city receives over 300 days of sunshine every year, and even in winter, there is very little rainfall.

Contributed by  Joanna from Andalusia in My Pocket

Valletta, Malta

Contributed by  Moumita & Sankha from Chasing the Long Road

Malta is a small island country in Europe, famous for stunning pristine beaches, warm Mediterranean climate, prehistoric sites, and delicious regional delicacies.

Malaga, Spain

Contributed by  Cristina from My Little World of  Travelling

Malaga, located in the south of Spain, is a fantastic city to visit during winter. Despite being a popular destination in the summer, Malaga has plenty to offer all year round.

Alicante, Spain

Alicante is the capital of the Costa Blanca, an area located in the Southeast of Spain. It’s an extremely popular destination through the summer months.

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