From one Fall-Winter enthusiast to another, here's a list of the most accessible (read: visa-free!) cold-climate countries to explore during the holidays! Start packing your cozy coats and favorite pairs of boots ~ASAP~.
You read that right: Vietnam has a winter season. No, really! The capital city Hanoi is privy to dramatic temperature drops in December, with numbers ranging from an average of 18-19 °C. The air this time of year is crisp and dry, so you'll really have to layer up. It's the perfect time to enjoy an epic Vietnamese coffee crawl!
A crowd favorite, and with good reason! Hong Kong is the perfect stop for a quick, much-needed getaway (inclusive of fantastic shopping and A+ food, natch). December's climate is cool and clear—average low and high temperatures clock at 16 °C and 20 °C, respectively.
Here's a new and very welcome addition to the visa-free list. The main metropolis Taipei boasts quite the mild winter: think a low and high of 13 °C and 18 °C, respectively. Expect a bit of rain though, seeing as damp days with occasional showers are typical. Don't forget that umbrella!
Venture a little further and land in majestic Marrakech for the holidays! The middle ground on any given day this month hovers around 14 °C. Take into account though that the desert is a drastic place, so expect both sunshiny 19 °C days and a potential low of 8 °C in the evenings. Brrr...
Historic, beautiful Tel Aviv's average winter temperature is 14 °C, with a high of 18 °C and a low of 9 °C. Things might get wet n' wild though—heavy rain is common during cold season! Weatherproof parkas and water-resistant shoes are a good idea.