Best Winter City Breaks in Europe:

Cities, Charming Towns, and More!

Contributed by Katerina from It’s All Trip To Me

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.

Contributed by Moumita  & Sankha from Chasing the Long Road

The winter season in Europe is typically defined as the beginning of November to the end of March. There are many incredible destinations in Europe to visit that are great during winter, all for different reasons.

Contributed by  Jessica from Uprooted Traveler

Athens, Greece

The state-owned archeological sites are free to visit each Sunday from early November to the end of March.

Contributed by  Cristina from LooknWalk Greece

Barcelona, Spain

Contributed by  Claire from Why Visit Barcelona

Barcelona has something for everyone to enjoy, but it gets extremely busy during the summer months, so coming to Barcelona in the winter is a chance to experience quieter streets and cheaper prices.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Contributed by  Penny at Globe Trove

Amsterdam is a foodie’s paradise and you can catch a bite to eat at one of the numerous cafes and restaurants in the city.

Vienna, Austria

Contributed by PlacesofJuma

This fairytale castle is surrounded by a magnificent park, which is a great place to visit during the winter season.

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

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Contributed by  Esther from The Adventurous Feet