The world’s 10 most stunning winter places are below:

  1. Chicago is one of the most gorgeous winter locations in the United States.
  2. Estonia’s Tallinn
  3. Mongolia’s Gobi Desert
  4. Finland’s Lapland
  5. Slovenia’s Lake Bled
  6. Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains
  7. 7.Lithuania’s Trakai Castle
  8. 8.New Zealand’s Queenstown
  9. Canada’s Banff National Park
  10. Harbin is located in northeast China.

1. Chicago is one of the most gorgeous winter locations in the United States


If you visit Chicago during the winter, you might be amazed at how efficiently the windy city exchanges winds for snow during the coldest months of the year. The coldest months are January and February, and if you’re lucky and it’s a very severe winter, you can even see Lake Michigan frozen over. Remain at Warwick Allerton in Downtown to stay warm.

2.Estonia’s Tallinn

Estonia's Tallinn

Tallinn, Estonia, has an added layer of winter enchantment thanks to its snow-covered mediaeval old town. Pay special attention to the icy, fortified Toompea or Raekoja Plats, and always stop by the city’s charming town hall.Consider staying at Rija Old Town Hotel if you wish to experience Tallin’s winter charm firsthand.

3. Mongolia’s Gobi Desert 

Mongolia's Gobi Desert 

In your search for winter beauty, visit Mongolia’s Gobi Desert on the 6th and 7th of March for the 1000 Camel Festival in Dalanzadgad. This yearly event is notable for camel polo matches and races, but its Camel beauty pageants are possibly the most well-known. Take a semi-Gobi desert camel excursion with local guides to get an inside view at this less-traveled area.

4. Finland’s Lapland

Finland's Lapland

If you want to see the Northern Lights in Finland, head to Lapland, where the long, dark winters make this eerily beautiful corner of Europe a hotspot for the Aurora Borealis. Visit between January and March for the greatest views, or stay in Rovaniemi and go Northern Light searching with a guide.

5. Slovenia’s Lake Bled

Slovenia's Lake Bled

During the winter, see lovely Lake Bled in the Upper Carniolan region of Northwest Slovenia, which is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. You may take a nice round walk around the lake to get a great glimpse of Bled Island and its charming church tower. If you want to do more exploring, Arman House is a great spot to stay.

6.Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains

Tajikistan's Pamir Mountains

In Tajikistan, Central Asia, the spectacular Pamir Mountains are at their most beautiful in the winter. They’re snow-covered, rugged, and only explored by the most daring tourists during the coldest months of the year, but they’re still gorgeous to look at, and a private day tour to Karakul Lake doesn’t disappoint.

7.Lithuania’s Trakai Castle

Lithuania's Trakai Castle

In the winter, visit Trakai Castle, which sits on an islet encircled by a frozen lake just west of Vilnius. The castle was built in the 1400s and features spectacular turrets and a drawbridge, making it even more magical. Stay at Old Town Trio in Vilnius if you’re considering a winter getaway in Lithuania.

8.New Zealand’s Queenstown

New Zealand's Queenstown

From May to September, visit New Zealand and Queenstown in particular. This is a fun spot to visit all year, but it really shines in the winter, with breathtaking vistas of The Remarkables mountain range. The adjacent Coronet Peak range also has some of the best views in New Zealand.Consider staying at Coronet Peak’s Swiss-Bel Resort if you want to ski and explore Queenstown.

9. Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park

Croatia's Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice is Croatia’s most visited national park, with 16 interconnected lakes, stunning cascades, and swarms of summer visitors. If you go in the winter, you’ll not only be able to view the waterfalls frozen in time, but you’ll also have the park virtually entirely to yourself. Why not join a Plitvice Lakes excursion from Split if you want some company?

10.Harbin is located in northeast China

Harbin is a city in northeast China

Travel to Harbin, China, in January for the world’s largest ice and snow sculpture festival, where winter temperatures of -20°C inspire incredible art. The massive ice patterns are nothing short of magnificent, and this annual event now attracts people from all around the world. See for yourself, then book a personalised tour to learn more.