February is the coldest month in Europe, no matter where you decide to travel to. The temperatures range between bone-chilling in the North and above freezing in the South.
Snow and winter sports lovers rejoice at the idea of visiting winter wonderlands, while the rest of us are left with exploring cities. And yes, everyone is looking for a romantic destination to spend Valentine’s Day.
With that in mind, let’s look at our pics of European Destinations to visit in February.
February average temps: 1 C / 34 F
Average accommodation price: from 22 USD per night (book your acommodation in Transylvania now )
We’ve spent Valentine’s Day in Cluj-Napoca in 2016 and it was lovely. We were even blessed with the unexpected warm weather so we do could explore the outdoor museum. Aside from going to a restaurant, if the weather is cold, you can plan a day trip to Turda Salt Mine or just spend time at the Botanical Garden .
February average temps: -2.1 C / 28.22 F
Average accommodation price: from 60 USD per night (book your accommodation in Venice now)
February is the month when the Carnival takes place in Venice. So, if you don’t mind the high prices and busy streets, you can enjoy the colorful costumes and the very lively celebrations. If you need to get away from the crowds, plan a day trip to the nearby colorful islands of Murano or Burano.
February average temps: 8.2 C / 46.80 F
Average accommodation price: from 121 USD per night (book your accommodation in Tromso now )
The weather in the far north can be brutal in February, but there’s one good reason why travelers face it: Northern Lights. If the beautiful lights aren’t to be seen, then you are left with skiing and riding reindeer-drawn sleighs.
February average temps: 4 C / 39 F
Average accommodation price: from 80 USD per night (book your accommodation in Innsbruck now )
Innsbruck is known to be one of the great ski and snowboard resorts in the world. If you don’t fancy skiing or touring the famous Olympic facilities, then you can check out the historical sites in the city.
February average temps: 12.7C / 54.8 F
Average accommodation price: from 37 USD per night (book your accommodation in Bari now )
If you want to escape the cold Europe, Southern Europe is a good option. Bari, the capital of Apulia (Ita: Puglia), is a great city to explore on foot. Spend time walking the tiny streets of the Old Town, get some food or gelato in the New Town, and just relax and enjoy the milder climate.
Don’t forget to plan a day trip to Alberobello. You can also visit the lovely cities of Ostuni or Otranto.
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