Best Places to Visit in February

With the holiday rush over, February is the perfect month for planning a quick vacation and while this may be the shortest month of the year, it shouldn’t mean there is a shortage of places to visit! Crowds are less, prices are lower and there are so many wonderful things happening at this time of the year that you simply can’t not travel (or at least dream about travelling)! So for some travel inspiration this February, I’ve compiled a list of places that are ideal for a February vacation.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu has some pretty beautiful weather in February and the conditions are perfect for surfing! It’s also a great time for whale watching so be sure to look out for humpback whales (also known as kohola).

people on beach during sunset

Dubai, Middle East

The Middle East can get pretty hot so January / February is perfect for a visit as temperatures are much cooler at this time of the year. Known for its beautiful malls and stunning beaches, a trip here would make a perfect vacation getaway.

burj khalifa dubai united arab emirates

Singapore City, Singapore

February is the perfect time to visit Singapore as the weather is great and the hotel prices are less expensive at this time of year. Singapore is also known for its grand Chinese New Year celebrations which start around February 15th so be sure to stay for this.

merlion singapore


The warm Mediterranean climate in February makes Oman perfect for a visit. More than that, February is the month of one of the biggest festivals in Oman, better known as the Muscat Festival. The event starts in late January and runs until mid-February. The festival is a cultural and musical one filled with Omani and global musical performances, talk shows, competitions and plays.

landscape nature sky sunset

 Athens, Greece

While most people are on their way to Santorini or Mykonos, the mild winter climate of Athens, archaeological wonders and lower hotel rates makes this one of the better Greek cities to visit.

santorini greece

 Sicily, Italy

February is the perfect time to visit the west coast of Italy as this is when oranges and lemons come into full bloom! You’ll be in awe at the beautiful fruit groves and what better time of year to go limoncello tasting! Be sure to visit the Almond Blossom Festival and Carnival of Sciacca

green trees and brown and white buildings


Filled with beautiful beaches, Cyprus is a must visit at this time of year. Even if February is in the middle of their winter and it could very well be one of the coldest months of the year, this is the time when almond trees start blooming and fields and meadows start getting green.  Be sure to visit the Yioulou Valley near Paphos or visit some of the historical mountain villages.

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 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

If you like to party then February is the perfect time to visit Rio! Over 1 million tourists head to Rio at this time of year for the all-famous Carnival celebrations complete with samba parades, buzzing music and street parties!

photo of wooden boat on seashore

 Interlaken, Switzerland

If you’re unsure of when to visit Switzerland, then wander over in February to city of Interlaken. Here you’ll have some of the best views of the Alps especially during this time of the year. The city is well known for its charming ambiance and the Schilthorn observation deck.

scenic view of lake during daytime

 Boracay, Philippines

With almost every hotel being situated within a minutes’ walk of a beach, Boracay is the perfect destination to get that warm summer relaxed feeling. There are tons of water sporting activities and endless beaches to lie on so if you’re looking for a break away from the busy working life, then this is perfect.

photo of a turtle underwater

 The British Virgin Islands

With warm temperatures and glossy beaches, The British Virgin Islands form the perfect island getaway especially in February! Be sure to visit Brewers Bay, Sage Mountain and Cane Garden Bay.

aerial view of sand

 Buenos Aires, Argentina

February is pretty hot and humid at this time of year but if you manage the heat, then you wouldn’t want to miss the Fiesta de las Murgas. At this time of year, the city becomes lively with parades, parties and street dancing!

people standing on road beside market and high rise buildings

 Tanzania, Africa

February is a great month to visit Tanzania as it coincides with the dry season. Visiting at this time of year means you may be lucky enough to see the migration of wildebeest, zebras and other animals of the Serengeti.

five zebra grazing on grass field

Chiang Mai, Thailand

If you’re an outdoorsy person, then Chiang Mai is the perfect place to visit in February. This is one of the drier months which is perfect for outdoor hikes and exploring. Be sure to experience the Chiang Mai Flower Festival at this time of year.

peron praying at buddha for good luck

 New York

New York is one of the most magical places on Earth at any time of year but February is certainly one of the best times to visit! The month of love brings this city to life together with Fashion Week and the all-famous New York wine festival.

photo of new york city cityscape

 What are some of your favourite places to visit in February? Let me know in the comments below!

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I'm Shalinee - a Geminian scientist who loves to travel, write, draw and eat chocolate. I've visited over twenty countries, published a Environmental Science encyclopaedia and somewhere along the way started a science communication company to help students and corporates translate that hard-to-read data generated in a lab. Other than that, I'm just searching for the magic still hidden in the world.

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