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10 Best Places To Visit In December In The World 2022-23

By Nikita Karia on Aug 8, 2022

You may want to forget about the summer and plan your travel for December. Without a doubt, December is a magical month. Whether you are looking for a cold or warm place, the beach or holiday cheer, Africa or Europe.In December, cities, and countries all over the world dress up for the festive season. It is why it is best to travel in December.

Skiing and alpine fun can be found in Colorado and Canada’s Rocky Mountains, while London and New York have dazzling Christmas lights and festive cheer. Get some sun on Australian beaches, and indulge in stylish Brazilian parties if you need to escape the cold.

Though most travel fanatics would be traveling in December. You will surely face crowds at the most international venue. Still, we vouch that December is a magnificent time for travel.We have recommendations for you with the best places to visit in December, whether you are planning a longer-term trip or a short weekend getaway.

Best Places to Visit in December outside India

1. Cancun, Mexico

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Cancun is a Mexican city with a colorful history that is still evident in the Mayan ruins and the culture present throughout the entire city. It also offers stunning views of clear waters magnificent beaches, and other natural features.

Go snorkeling, scuba diving, or surfing the waves to explore the depths of the Caribbean. December is the best time to visit Cancun.And if you are one of those who find ancient history fascinating, you are in for a real treat because you will be right where the Mayan civilization began.  Explore Cancun with our Mexico Tour Packages.

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How to reach Cancun?

The Cancun International Airport is one of Mexico’s busiest and most well-known airports. The Cancun international airport’s main feature is that it offers service to most major air carriers and is well connected to the world’s major nations.

Places to Visit in Cancun

  • Chichen Itza
  • Playa Delfines
  • Xel-Ha Park
  • Isla Mujeres
  • Cancun Underwater Museum
  • Xcaret Park
  • Mayan World Museum

Things to do in Cancun

  • Swim in an underground river
  • Beach hopping
  • ATV rides
  • Zip-lining
  • Beach hopping

2. Langkawi, Malaysia

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A group of 104 islands in Malaysia called Langkawi is comparable to Macau and Las Vegas. It is one of the best countries to travel to in the winter.The scenic island of Langkawi is well-known for its vibrant nightlife, gorgeous scenery, mystical legends, impressive parks, important landmarks, and impeccable golden beaches.

Langkawi Tourism presents ancient sites, delicious cuisines, exciting nightlife, and affordable shopping. This place is full of beauty, exotic flora and fauna, and exciting adventures, and they are beyond compare.So, what are you waiting for? Book our Magical Malaysia with Lush Green Langkawi Tour Package.

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How to reach Langkawi?

Air travel is the most popular mode of transportation to Langkawi. Most visitors arrive at Langkawi International Airport and then take a private transfer to their hotel.Malindo Air, Jet Airways, Silkair, and Air India, are among the airlines that fly from major Indian cities to Langkawi International Airport.

Places to Visit in Langkawi

  • Underwater World
  • Langkawi Sky Bridge
  • Paradise 3D Museum
  • Pulau Payar Marine Park
  • Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise
  • Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
  • Taman Lagenda

Things to do in Langkawi

  • Parasailing
  • Enjoy Some Time at the Beach
  • Jet Ski Tour
  • Experience the renowned Langkawi SkyCab
  • Catch the Sunset While Cruising
  • Island Hopping

3. Mauritius

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Mauritius, one of the best romantic destinations, is renowned for its impeccable seashores. Mauritius, an island country in East Africa, is the picture of beauty and makes for the perfect getaway.Mauritius Tourism is famous for its powder-white beaches. It has 160 kilometers of gleaming beaches surrounded by coral reefs.

The country is a haven for history buffs, thrill seekers, and nature lovers. In Mauritius, summer officially starts in December. The days are exceptionally long. It is one of the best places to visit in December since the nights are colder and the days are balmy with a gentle breeze blowing all day.

Book one of our Mauritius Tour Packages to spend festivities in Mauritius. It will be a memorable celebration to watch the fireworks, spend time at the beautiful beaches, and attend feasts and night parties.

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How to reach Mauritius?

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport has good flight connections with India. All of the major Indian airports provide both connecting and non-stop flights. Waterways are another option for traveling to Mauritius. The ports of Mumbai and Chennai are the departure points for a posh cruise to Mauritius.

Places to Visit in Mauritius.

  • Chamarel Sand Dunes
  • Caudan Waterfront
  • Port Louis
  • Grand Baie
  • Casela Park
  • Ganga Talao
  • Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens

Things to do in Mauritius

  • Underwater Sea Walk
  • Skydiving
  • Zip Lining
  • Walk with the Lions
  • Parasailing
  • Quad Biking
  • Hike through the Black River Gorges
  • Scuba Diving
  • Discover Local Culture in Mahebourg

4. Cambodia & Vietnam

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Cambodia, well-known for its stunning architecture, vibrant culture, and royal palaces, is two of the best places in the world to visit in December.Most people are familiar with Cambodia because of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled the country in the 1970s and the civil war that followed.

The most popular reason for tourists to come here is for the history, but longer stays in this Southeast Asian country will reveal more than just temples. On a memorable trip, discover two of South East Asia’s lively and distinctive cultures.

In Vietnam, take a boat ride through the stunning karst scenery of Halong Bay, enjoy Hoi An’s old-world charm, and be amazed by Ho Chi Minh City’s boundless energy.Southeast Asia travels to Cambodia and Vietnam go beyond temples, which manage to charm all who visit. With our Vietnam and Cambodia Tour Packages, you can plan sightseeing in these fascinating countries.

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How to reach Cambodia?

The main airports in Cambodia that link the nation to the rest of the world are Siem Reap and Phnom Penh International Airport. India and Cambodia have numerous direct flights as well as connections. You can take a flight from Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, and then travel on to India.

Places to Visit in Cambodia

  • Ratanakiri
  • Mekong Delta
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Koh Rang
  • Siem Reap
  • Kratie
  • Hoi An
  • Hanoi
  • Phnom Penh
  • Halong Bay
  • Angkor Wat
  • Cu Chi Tunnels

Things to do in Cambodia and Vietnam

  • Shop at Vietnam’s floating markets on the Mekong River.
  • Take a cruise across Ha Long Bay
  • Discover the Cu Chi tunnel
  • Visit Preah Vihear Temple
  • Observe the sunrise over Angkor Wat’s ancient walls.
  • Go on a Cardamom Mountains safari.
  • Haggle over souvenir prices in Phnom Penh.

5. Cusco, Peru

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Traveling to Cusco is like going on a time machine to Peru’s past. The historical influence of two worlds—the Inca and the Spanish—has uniquely shaped their cultural identity, and this effect is still felt today.The city of Cusco is the top attraction in Peru. It serves as the cultural center of Peru, the entrance to Machu Picchu, and the site of the Inca Empire’s old capital.

Cusco is a city full of experiences, whether it’s history, food, architecture, or modern culture. If you choose one of our Peru 6 Nights Tour Packages, you can be sure that you won’t run out of sites to see in this amazing country.

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How to reach Cusco?

International flights are the most convenient way to get to Cusco, Peru, from India. Unfortunately, nonstop flights between India and Peru are not possible. Most flights, however, have connections in North America or Europe. You can fly from the international airports of Bengaluru, Delhi, or Mumbai.

A few of the airlines that travel to Peru include KLM, Iberia, LATAM, and United Airlines. They are all connected to Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport. The distance between India and Peru is more than sixteen thousand kilometers, so travel time could take more than twenty four hours depending on the stops and route.

Places to Visit in Cusco

  • The Coricancha
  • The San Blas neighborhood
  • Inca Museum
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Qurikancha/Convento de Santo Domingo

Things to do in Cusco

  • Click pictures with Alpacas and Quechua Ladies
  • Visit Inca Museum
  • Stroll through the San Pedro Market
  • Check out the 12-angled stone on Calle Hatun Rumiyoc
  • Check the panoramic view from the San Cristobal Belfry
  • Shop Alpaca products
  • Try Inca Massage

6. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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South America is at its best in December.Even if it is the height of summer with lovely, bright days and moderate temperatures, you may still take part in the celebrations of holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Rio De Janeiro in Brazil is one of the best places to visit in December outside IndiaIt’s a fiesta every day in Rio de Janeiro. Rio, as it is commonly known, is a location unlike any other in the entire globe.

However, you don’t have to be a thong-clad party animal to enjoy Rio’s mountains highs. Reputable art museums and well-known locations like the Christ the Redeemer statue may be found in this breathtakingly gorgeous city. All that you require to begin planning an outstanding trip is included in our Brazil Tour Packages.

How to reach Rio de Janeiro?

A flight is a quickest and most efficient way to get from India to Brazil. Alas, there are no nonstop flights from India to Brazil, as there are for other South American nations. You will need to take a connecting aircraft out of India, stop in Abu Dhabi, and then continue to Sao Paulo, where the largest airport in the nation is located.

Some of the largest cities in India, provide these connecting flights. GOL Linhas Aereas, LATAM Carriers Brazil, and Etihad Airways are among the airlines that do offer flights to Brazil.

Places to Visit in Rio De Janeiro

  • Sugarloaf
  • Christ the Redeemer
  • Copacabana
  • Tijuca National Park
  • Santa Tereza
  • Quinta da Boa Vista
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Ipanema

Things to do in Rio De Janeiro

  • Check out the Selarón Steps
  • Take the gondola to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Learn more about Tijuca National Park
  • Take up hang gliding
  • Stroll through the botanical garden
  • Click the famous picture at Pedra do Telégrafo.
  • Watch Samba at Pedra do Sal
  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer

7. Miami, USA

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It may not be as true as most people believe, but Miami is much more than just the beach. Contrary to popular belief, this Florida city has a wide range of sights. Miami tops many lists for beach getaways, but this world-class city offers so much more than ideal white-sand beaches and T-shirt weather.

The tourist season will begin in January, so you can get to see the city’s best bits with fewer people while also saving a few thousand. However, it is Miami’s packed calendar of events and attractions that makes it one of the best places to visit in December in the United States.

You expect to find Sand, sun, and surf in Miami, and you will, but those attractions are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the Magic City has to offer.Miami is a beautiful region of the USA. If you come, you might have a wonderful time that you won’t soon forget. Choose one of our Miami SIC Tour Packages if you have been struggling to arrange your itinerary so you won’t miss the best places on your upcoming vacation to the USA!

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How to reach Miami?

One of the most significant airports in the USA is Miami International Airport. As a result, it is connected to all of the main cities worldwide. Miami may be reached from any place in the world. Miami may be reached in anywhere between 18 and 24 hours on average. United Airlines, Qatar Airways, Vistara, and other airlines among others run the services.

A different option is to fly to New York or Washington, D.C., then take the Amtrak train to Miami.

Places to Visit in Miami

  • Santa’s Enchanted Forest
  • Zoo Miami
  • Jungle Island
  • Miami Beach Botanical Garden
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  • Miami Gardens
  • Bayside Marketplace
  • Bayfront Park
  • Deering Estate
  • Coral Castle

Things to do in Miami

  • Cruise around Miami
  • Attend a concert or a sports event
  • Go for the Art Deco Walking tour
  • Relax on South Beach
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Ancient Spanish Monastery
  • Lincoln Road Mall

8. Dubai, UAE

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Dubai has a tropical climate that makes it an ideal place for summer lovers. It’s a great place to get away from the cold winters, making it one of the best places to visit with family in December. During New Year and Christmas, Dubai offers the perfect blend of a modern and traditional ways to celebrate. Among the well-known events that take place around this time are the Dubai International Film Festival, the UAE National Day Festival, and the Dubai Shopping Festival.

Enjoy its culinary gems, take sunbathe along the Persian Gulf, and schedule time for the mind-blowing sites that consistently rank at the top of visitor lists worldwide. With a trip to the indoor hill at Ski Dubai, you can even enjoy the ski season.

Dubai maintains its roots as an old-world port town, complete with traditional wooden boats, gold and spice souks, and traditional cooks offering centuries-old cuisine. Check our Dubai Tour Packages!

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How to reach Dubai?

The most efficient way to travel from India to Dubai is by air. The enormous and busiest airport in the United Arab Emirates is the Dubai International Airport. The airport welcomes flights from all over the world and provides travelers with a wide range of services.

Dubai is a famous destination; hence there are many direct flights from Indian cities to Dubai. Some of the airlines that frequently fly to Dubai include Air India, Emirates, Spicejet, Fly Dubai, IndiGo, and Etihad.

Places to Visit in Dubai

  • Ferrari World
  • Palm Island
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Dubai Museum
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House
  • Dubai Mall

Things to do in Dubai

  • Desert safari
  • Hop on Dhow Cruise
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Sky diving in Palm Jumeirah
  • Skiing in Ski Dubai
  • Enjoy dolphins at Dubai Dolphinarium

9. Sydney, Australia

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Sydney is one of the best places to visit outside of India if you’re searching for a not colder trip. If you are looking for a holiday season full of sun and surf, there is nothing like Christmas in Australia.Across Australia, December marks the start of summer with highs of 25 degrees Celsius.

Due to its well-known tourist attractions, Sydney tourism has upsurged in recent years.But what’s the ideal excuse to travel to Sydney in December? to usher in a new year? A stunning fireworks display, set against the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge, celebrates the start of the New Year. Select the Sydney Short Breaks Tour Package to celebrate the New Year in style.

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How to reach Sydney?

One of the best methods to get to Sydney from India is via plane. Sydney International Airport is the busiest airport in Australia and one of the oldest commercial airports in the world.

There are numerous flights to Sydney departing from all the main Indian cities. The travel from New Delhi to Sydney takes about 13 to 14 hours, and Air India, which operates five flights per week, is the only airline that flies nonstop between the two cities. Many additional airlines, including Thai, Cathay, and Australia’s own Qantas Airlines, offer connecting flights.

Places to Visit in Sydney

  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Sydney Opera House
  • The Rocks
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Hyde Park
  • Darling Harbor
  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • Bondi Beach
  • Sea Life Sydney
  • Luna Park

Things to do in Sydney

  • Harbor Cruise at Circular Quay
  • Zoom up the Sydney Tower Eye
  • Beach-bumming on Sydney’s shores
  • Go berserk in Taronga Zoo
  • Picnic in Hyde Park and have fun
  • Try Yum Cha in Chinatown
  • Cross the Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • Visit the Royal Botanic Garden and go on an Aboriginal Heritage Tour.

10. Madrid, Spain

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The capital of passionate Spain, Madrid attracts many tourists with its diverse culture. Spain ranks in the top countries to visit in December.Madrid is a contemporary city that captures the essence of Spain.  Madrid’s tourist attractions are always bustling with activity and have so much to watch out for and explore that visitors are spoiled for choice.

The Spanish capital boasts an impressive range of public squares and gardens, as well as historic monuments and art museums.Explore a fusion of rich cultural heritage and urban glamour with our Splendid Spain Tour Packages.

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How to reach Madrid?

Taking a flight from India to Madrid is the most convenient and quickest way to get to this country.

There are numerous flights from major Indian cities to Madrid International Airport. Regular flights connect Madrid to India. Major airlines include Air France, Blue Air, Air India, and IndiGo.

There is no railway connection between India and Spain. However, Eurail can be used in other European countries.

Places to Visit in Madrid

  • Market Of San Miguel
  • La Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Temple of Debod
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Gran Via
  • Puerta de Alcala
  • Mercado San Miguel

Things to do in Madrid

  • Visit the Royal Palace of Madrid to witness the changing of the guard.
  • Watch a flamenco show
  • Check out an Egyptian temple
  • Visit renowned soccer grounds
  • Ride the Teleférico
  • Visit the Golden Triangle of Art
  • Have fun in El Retiro Park
  • See the best views fromThe Círculo de Bellas Artes
  • Freak out your brains at the Museum of Illusions

In the End:

Around the world, there is a lot more to discover and take in the month of December. December draws the most number of visitors per year due to it being the busiest season. Why are you holding out? For your December vacation, get in touch with the professionals at Flamingo Transworld and book a flight to the place of your choice.

FAQs Regarding the best places to visit in November in the world

1. Which place in the world is the best to travel to in December?

December is the right time to travel to a foreign country. There are several best places to travel to, such as Miami, Sydney, Rio De Janeiro, Cambodia, Vietnam, and many more.

2. Which country is best at Christmas?

New York, Sydney, Bondi Beach, Lapland, Dublin, Vienna, etc.

3. How do I organize a trip for December?

Planning a December trip is as easy as it can get. Just get in touch with Flamingo Transworld travel consultant and share your dreams and preferences. We will guide you with complete details.

4. Where can you find the warmest beaches in December?

Mexico, Australia, Mauritius, Miami, Cuba, Langkawi, etc.

5. Where is the best tropical place to go in December?

Langkawi, Dubai, Mauritius, Bentota, Cambodia, Maldives, Vietnam, etc.

6. How is Dubai in December?

Although it is warm and hot in Dubai, it is not as hot as it is in the summer. Additionally, numerous events and festivals are hosted at this time of year.

7. Which country has the best weather in December?

Not just one country, but many have excellent weather in December. A few are – Mauritius, Australia, Maldives, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Dubai, Brazil, etc.

About Author

Nikita Karia
Nikita Karia

Nikita Karia has eleven years of experience working in the B2B travel trade, focusing on international destinations. Thus, writing tourism content comes naturally to her. She has traveled across countries- like Singapore, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and South Africa.

Additionally, she has a flair for writing about healthcare, technology, mental health, education, and e-commerce. Her purpose of the write-up is to simplify the contents in a way that resonates with the reader. When she is not writing, she enjoys tweaking her gardening skills

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