places to visit in february

Last week we shared the best places to visit in North American in February. For those travelers who don’t give a second thought to jumping on a long haul flight, here are our favorite destinations for international travel in February. 

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1. Sri Lanka

So much more than blue skies and white-sand beaches, this teardrop isle has a lot to offer travelers. Colonized by the English, Dutch, and Portuguese, Sri Lanka is an intriguing melting pot of different cultural influences. Dual monsoon seasons make it tricky to navigate, but while the ‘maha’ monsoon hits the northeastern coast in February, the western beaches stay blissfully sunny. Begin in the historic capital Colombo and travel down the coast to the colonial town of Galle, sampling some mouth-watering seafood along the way.

2. Brazil

In February, a ripple of party fever spreads throughout Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, Brazil’s largest celebration and the world’s biggest festival. It draws in people from all over the globe, connected by the unifying beats of the steel bass drums. Take part in the renowned parades, street parties and balls that Carnival has to offer. When you can’t party anymore, visit Brazil’s golden beaches, lush mountains, or take in a football match.

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3. Singapore

Not only is Singapore at its least rainy, least humid and mostly sunny in February, but it also marks the celebration of Chinese (Lunar) New Year. Marina Bay becomes filled with stilt-walkers and lion dancers, and the streets are lined with brightly coloured paper lanterns. 

4. Oman

Oman is full of culture, out-of-this-world scenery and curious locals. February marks the end of winter in Oman and the chance to enjoy the abundance of natural beauty. From spectacular mountains, wind-blown deserts and a pristine coastline, Oman is a great choice for those seeking out the modern face of Arabia while still getting a sense of its ancient soul. 

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5. Zanzibar, Tanzania 

If you’re looking for sun, sea and relaxation, head to Zanzibar. In February, the days are warm and the water is at its clearest, making it the perfect spot for keen scuba divers and snorkelers. 

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6. Myanmar

From the bustling streets of Yangon to the serenity of Inle Lake – it’s easy to see why diverse Myanmar is fast becoming one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations. February is the coolest month of the year —and one of the drier ones as well—making it a delightful time to explore this tropical country.

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7. Israel

In February, Israel is virtually empty of tourists, so you have unfettered access to almost all of the sites without waiting in lines. If you are looking for the best rooms in the best hotels and the best tour guides—all at fabulous prices—this is the time to go. 

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8. Philippines

The Philippines is in the middle of its dry season in February. With more than 7,000 tropical islands to choose from, it’s the ultimate beach destination. Home to stunning white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, lush rice terraces, world-class surfing, and diving, the Philippines is becoming a must-visit destination.

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