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December Travel in Europe

Nothing is more magical than wintertime in Europe. Travelers can enjoy the famous Christmas markets of Germany and Austria, go skiing in the majestic French Alps, relish in the Christmas atmosphere strolling around Finland, and most importantly, taste all the seasonal cuisine and traditional drinks that winter brings. Whether travelers decide to visit with family, friends or on their own, they will surely find somewhere perfect to go to during their December Travel in Europe.

December Getaways in Europe: Top Accommodations

House Trappeto
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Trappeto, Province of Palermo, Italy
from $57
e-domizil
4.9/5.0
"Excellent"
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Apartment Torre Dell'Orso
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Torre Dell'Orso, Melendugno, Italy
from $76
CaseSalento s.r.ls.
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Apartment Porto Cesareo
Apartment ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Porto Cesareo, Province of Lecce, Italy
from $49
CaseSalento s.r.ls.
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House Northeastern Region
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Northeastern Region, Iceland
from $107
Bungalo
4.5/5.0
"Outstanding"
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House Blato
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Blato, Općina Blato, Croatia
from $121
Cintro
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House Iceland
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Iceland
from $99
Bungalo
4.5/5.0
"Outstanding"
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House Knarrvik
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Knarrvik, Hordaland, Norway
from $82
Novasol
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House Torre Vado
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Torre Vado, Morciano di Leuca, Italy
from $102
CaseSalento s.r.ls.
5.0/5.0
"Excellent"
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House Vela Luka
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Vela Luka, Općina Vela Luka, Croatia
from $182
Cintro
5.0/5.0
"Excellent"
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Top Five Winter Towns to Visit in Europe

Although there are plenty of cities that travelers may choose to visit during their December trip to Europe, there are several noteworthy towns which will make your trip one of a kind.

  • 1. Rovaniemi

    Every Christmas lover will want to visit this town in Finland. Rovaniemi is known to be the "official" residence of Santa Claus, filled with snow and reindeers that add to the holiday spirit.

  • 2. Cologne

    It has become a long tradition that during December, many Christmas markets in Germany open up with stalls filled with various Christmas goods and wintery food.

  • 3. Vienna

    The capital of Austria is beautiful year round, but nothing beats the mesmerizing allure of its architecture under the December snow. The city also offers many Christmas stalls to enjoy.

  • 4. Copenhagen

    Travelers that wish to experience a fairy-tale winter must go to Copenhagen. Visitors will enjoy spending time in the cozy atmosphere of this city, from cafes and bars to the colorful decorations at the Tivoli amusement park.

  • 5. Athens

    A pro tip for travelers that enjoy seeing world-famous monuments without crowds, visit in the winter season. The capital of Greece is just as splendid in the winter, and travelers get to enjoy the weather while visiting the Parthenon and other monuments without the usual summer crowd.

Best Places to Stay for December Getaways in Europe

Apartment Seelbach
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Seelbach, Ortenaukreis, Germany
from $67
e-domizil
5.0/5.0
"Excellent"
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Apartment Sanremo
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Sanremo, Province of Imperia, Italy
from $111
Inter Chalet
5.0/5.0
"Excellent"
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House Santa Maria del Focallo
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Santa Maria del Focallo, Ispica, Italy
from $499
DiCasaInSicilia
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