December: 5 last minute travel destinations

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Have you already chosen your destination for the month of December? Winter has arrived and with it came the cold and the rain. On one hand there are those who love it, on the other hand there are those who hate it. I, Mariana, am not a fan! The best of all is that the world is there for you to explore and there are destinations for all tastes. In this post, we suggest you 5 destinations for last minute trips in December, of which two are warmer and three are cooler. Whether for a weekend getaway, to enjoy the holidays or to celebrate the entrance of the new year, book your trip now!

Read also: The best destinations to visit for Christmas

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5 last minute destinations to travel in December


Do you have a passport? If so, our first suggestion is Mexico. Board a plane to warmer lands and enjoy Mexican beaches with warm water. Enjoy the flavours of Mexican food and do lots of tequila tasting. Can you imagine swapping your cap for slippers? Enjoy a week’s rest and count the twelve chimes with your feet in the sand.

December last minute travels

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The Spanish capital, Madrid, is our second suggestion. With one of the most famous Christmas markets in Europe, the city is an excellent option for a weekend getaway in December. Flight tickets are affordable and there is a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes. During the month of December there are many activities taking place in Madrid, the hardest thing is to choose!

Read also: Madrid: 15 places to visit

Madrid-last minute travel ideas for december


If you want to spend a long weekend of rest in Portugal, we suggest you visit the Alentejo. From the interior to the coast, there are many, many options. Make Évora your “base” for a visit to the beaches on the coast, the wine farms in the region or the various towns and villages. Of course, you can’t leave Alentejo without dining in a restaurant to the sound of Cante Alentejano (Alentejo singing).

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Spain again joins this list with the island of Fuerteventura. It is the closest Canary Island to Africa, located just 100 km off the north coast. In December, the average maximum temperature is around 24ºC. I wonder if you can take a dip? If so, catch some waves in Corralejo, go on a hike by the volcanoes or relax in the sun.

Fuerteventura-last minute travels in december
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Our latest suggestion for last minute travel destinations in December takes you back to the cold. Wear warm jackets, snow boots, hats, scarves and gloves and travel to Norway’s capital city. Once you’ve arrived in Oslo, set off on an adventure to Svalbard, Hammerfest or the Lofoten Islands. These places are top spots to see the Aurora Borealis. Norway has a good transport network. Whether by train, boat or even plane, you can easily move around the country. This is your chance to cross off the list of things you have to do at least once in your life – see the Aurora Borealis.

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