Last Updated on January 7, 2021
December is usually a frenetic month. Santa Claus is coming and the New Year is just around the corner. And there are a lot of things to do between these events.
A lot of preparations but some people like to take advantage of these holidays and schedule a trip to enjoy themselves and recharge batteries.
The options are endless: from cozy weekends in a place surrounded by snow-capped mountains to gateways on a southern beach to escape the cold that plagues northern America and Europe.
There are options for every taste and every wallet. We’ll show you a few of the best places to travel in December to whet your traveling appetite.
#1 – Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is one of those European cities that is worth a visit at any time. But it is especially beautiful during the winter when snow covers the roof of every building making their color palettes stand out.
And you can see it all from the picturesque Charles Bridge above the Vltava river or the top of the Prague Castle. If you like the work of Franz Kafka, you should really wonder the streets of Prague during winter, and see for yourself why he liked Prague at this time of the year so much.
It is also one of the best places to travel on a budget because the cost of living is below most countries’ average. Fun fact: the cost of living index is calculated in comparison to the cost of living in Prague (the central reference city).
#2 – Hallstatt, Austria
Not many people have heard about this small Austrian town. But I promise you’ll fall in love with it the minute you see some pictures of its fabulous landscape during the winter.
It is located in the district of Gmunden, in Upper Austria, on the banks of the lake Hallstatter See and surrounded by wonderful mountains. Many experienced travelers recommend spending a night in this peaceful village. Check a few photos and see for yourself.