As we move towards the end of the year, many are looking for that end-of-year getaway before we settle in under the blanket with a hot chocolate, watching Home Alone 1 and 2. There are many options around the world that offer a great getaway before we accept the end of the year is upon us. LWOS Life is here to bring you the 5 Best Holiday Destinations for the end of the year.
5 Best Holiday Destinations for the End of Year
5 Best Holiday Destinations: The Greek Islands
No matter the time of year, the Greek Islands remain a top holiday destination, with beautiful sunshine, great food, and photo opportunities. The islands offer a truly mesmerizing beauty that will captivate you during your visit. All the islands naturally experience a decrease in tourists this time of year – providing a less hectic environment with temperatures still in the 20°Cs.
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As we hurtle towards the end of the year, the Aegean Sea still offers a tempting destination to explore the wonderous beaches on offer. The mild weather will attract travellers – from many colder countries, such as the United Kingdom, and many throughout Europe. With the drop in temperatures, there is a great opportunity to enjoy many outdoor activities, such as hiking. When visiting the Greek Islands, you are spoilt for choice, with Santorini and Mykonos topping many people’s must-visit list.
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Despite a drop in temperature, Grand Canaria offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy warm seas and sunshine, with temperatures still in the mid-20s – regularly towards the end of the year. The sunshine and great deals make it a popular destination throughout the year, but if you’re looking for a getaway before the Christmas spirit takes over, look no further than Gran Canaria.
The Maspalomas sand dunes is a must-visit protected nature reserve that stretches over 1000 acres of Gran Canaria. The Golf courses, beautiful beaches and great food offer something for everyone. It’s a great destination for families but equally suitable for couples and single travellers.
If you’re reading this and looking for a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list holiday, look no further than Cambodia. It’s a mesmerizing country that offers blue skies and stunning landscapes. The ancient temples at Angkor Wat are breathtaking, especially at sunrise and sunset. The backdrop of lush vegetation creates an awe-inspiring mystique that stays with you. The temperature towards the end of the year will drop but will still be a welcome getaway for many visitors.
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The Tuk Tuks are an experience but not for the faint-hearted. There is a plethora of hotels available – stunning and affordable, with many offering 5-star luxury. Aside from Angkor Watt and the Archaeological Park, the Bayon Temple is also a must-see for anyone planning to visit Cambodia.
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As we hurtle towards Christmas, many of you will be looking to capture the essence of Christmas, and one thing synonymous with all our favourite festive films is the presence of snow. The town of Inari is a captivating and magical place which surrounds Lake Inari, the third-largest lake in Finland. It offers the chance to create ever-lasting memories, whether it’s a bit of luxury or immersing yourself in the heritage of the indigenous people of Finland.
There is so much on offer for tourists in Inari, whether snowmobiling around the historical sights of Frozen Lake Inari or getting into the Christmas spirit with a traditional reindeer sleigh ride – Inari has you covered. You can also immerse yourself in the local life by booking an Inari home visit, where you will experience the everyday life of a local family.
Porto is a city that offers grace, style and beauty in abundance. Despite being a city, the charming locals make it a relaxing getaway. Temperatures will be lower than much of Portugal, but it can be mild despite entering into winter months. You can cruise along the Douro River, which captures the vibrancy of this picturesque city. The Dom Luis I Bridge is a beautiful landmark in Porto, with plenty of restaurants nearby while viewing the beautiful bridge.
Porto is known for its port wine and seafood, and it excels in both, but it offers beauty in abundance, with a feeling of comfort among the friendly locals. There are plenty of biking tours available throughout the city, where you can enjoy the winding streets and stunning views. Porto truly is a must-visit for anyone looking for an end-of-year trip and to experience a taste of Portugal‘s infectious spirit.
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