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The best places to travel in February aren’t necessarily those with the best weather, but they do provide access to some incredible landscapes and natural phenomena, such as wildlife migrations. Whatever your reasons are for travelling this February, we hope to inspire you with the incredible tour destinations below. Tanzania, Ecuador, Vietnam, and the Italian Alps are all at the top of this year’s list of best places to travel in February!
February can be a bit of a long month in the Northern Hemisphere, with cold winter temperatures unwilling to fade away and the promise of spring right around the corner. But while many adventure enthusiasts love strapping on their skis or snowshoes to pass the time and enjoy the season with outdoor activities, some others might feel the need to escape and experience something new.
To help you get out of that mid-winter rut, we’ve put together a list of the best places to travel in February with the hopes that those who are looking for a travel escape will find a few of the destinations appealing. Whether you want to scale imposing mountain peaks, explore dense jungles, or pack up the car for a road trip, here are some of the best places to travel in February 2023.
The Best Places to Travel in February Ranked
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
#1 in Best Places to Travel in February
Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro is arguably one of the most sought after adventures in the world, and February provides some of the best weather conditions to do so, but the area around Kilimanjaro offers so much more than the chance to scale the tallest peak in Africa. From the slopes of nearby Mount Meru to cycling adventures through the stunning African landscape, a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro is easily one of the best adventures you can experience in February, even if you aren’t keen on climbing to the “roof of Africa”!
There is a good chance you will experience some rainfall when visiting Ecuador in February; however, trekking through the Andes Mountains during this time of year is a truly magical experience. When most people head to the sunny (and dry!) coastal region, you will have the rugged terrain of the highlands almost to yourself. From impressive volcanoes to peaceful river valleys, there is an incredible amount of breathtaking scenery to experience when visiting Ecuador in February – just try to do so toward the start of the month!
The whole of Vietnam experiences some incredible weather conditions in February, making it the ideal month to travel if you are looking to spend time enjoying the outdoors. While many people will opt to take in the hustle and bustle of the big cities or travel along the coast, we suggest getting off the beaten path with the incredible tour below.
Everyone loves heading into the French and Swiss Alps during the winter months to hit the ski slopes or cozy up by the fire in a chalet, but they certainly shouldn’t sleep on the Italian Alps! While it doesn't get the same love as its neighbours, the Italian Alps and its many ski resorts are a picture-perfect destination if you want to fully embrace the winter season. Trust us!
For those looking to experience something a little different, the Golan Heights in Israel is a fabulous destination to explore in February. During the early parts of the year this region will certainly experience some cool weather (and snow at higher elevations); however, with the right clothing it is perfectly suited for exploring the outdoors. Whether you want to hit the slopes at Israel’s only ski resort or set out on a trekking adventure in the mountains, the Golan Heights are a great choice if you want to get away this February.
Much of the Southwestern United States experiences crippling heat for a good portion of the year, making winter the ideal time to set out on a road trip! From the dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park in Utah to the deserts and Grand Canyon of Arizona, America’s Southwestern states beg to be explored in cooler February weather.
February is a great time to travel for those who are looking to kick their mid-winter blues to the curb with a thrilling adventure, but it can also be a tricky time to get away with Valentine’s day right in the middle of the month and the holiday season fresh on everyone’s mind. 10Adventures offers a wide range of adventure tours that will perfectly match your travel style no matter the time of year, allowing you to plan and execute the trip of a lifetime.
Not planning on travelling this February? Keep an eye out for next month’s list of the best places to travel in March, or check out our articles from previous months to get some inspiration: