We can’t say we are a fan of cold and wet winters in England. However, a hot drink, a bit of snow, some sun and culture in the winter is what we can dream of. There are numbers of destinations across the globe that can give you exactly that. The TravelUp team have picked the best 6 destinations for you to enjoy a winter wonderland holiday.


Explore stunning architecture in the Czech Republic as the city of Prague transforms into a fairytale city during winter. Not many tourists visit during this period so it is likely to be quiet and easy to get around.  There are numerous Christmas markets to see in Prague running from November to the beginning of January.


A winter holiday to Amsterdam is a perfect break away. Although there might not necessarily be snow, there is still a wonderland for you to explore in this city! Filled with museums to discover and small streets to walk down, there is always something to do in Amsterdam and it makes a perfect break away. You won’t be left bored here.  Visit Dam Square and see the beautiful architecture on the surrounding buildings or you could even take a boat trip down one of the many canals.

Washington DC

If you are visiting Washington around Christmas time, Union Station should be on your list to visit so you can see the beautifully decorated 30-foot Christmas tree.  The White House and Lincoln memorial look amazing in the snow which is expected in Washington in the winter. Over winter, the Washington Ballet puts on a performance of the Nutcracker which is a spectacular show not to be missed. There are plenty of shopping and eating opportunities as well to explore in Washington DC making it a perfect winter holiday destination.


Filled with over 60 Christmas markets to explore, the German city turns into a different place over the winter season.  The lively capital is covered in lights and you can enjoy festivities around every corner. There are plenty of food places for you to discover which is fantastic for all the foodies out there. The Potsdamer Platz transforms into a winter wonderland, with ice skating and many other activities to enjoy. For a short winter break away, Berlin is a perfect destination.


Located in Canada which is a winter wonderland in itself, Ottawa is home to one of the largest winter festivals in the globe. Ice sculptures, markets, outdoor concerts and toboggan coursers are just a few things you can discover here. The city is decked out with Christmas lights making it well lit and beautiful; you will never see Christmas lights quite like it! For something to remember, take a skate down the 4.8 mile canal which freezes over during the winter. This is the best way to commute to downtown Ottawa. You are more than likely to get snow in this Canadian city!

Long or short haul; there are plenty of destinations across the globe where you can enjoy a winter wonderland holiday. TravelUp has the perfect winter holiday for you! As well as this, if the winter cold isn’t for you, explore our winter sun destinations!