We’ve got five of the best places in Europe to visit in January 2020 with a few highlights of things to do:
January is one of the best times to see Florence’s world-renowned works of art such as Botticelli’s “Spring” at the Uffizi Gallery.
This Renaissance favorite gets quite cool in January. But this is an indoor maneuver — specifically, a chance to see Florence’s renowned museums more on your terms.
Tromso is far north, even by Norwegian standards. But its winter rewards are many.
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Pack your heaviest winter gear and head for the northern Norwegian destination of Tromso where you’ll delight all your senses.
As for touch, the brisk Arctic air will leave you tingling.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
This luxurious seaside escape on the Mediterranean Sea is a beauty to behold all year, but in January, racing fans have an extra reason to visit.
And while it isn’t beach romping season in January, you won’t be beset with the truly frigid temperatures you’d find farther north in Europe.
Gstaad, Switzerland, is that picture-perfect Swiss village you’ve always wanted to visit.
This Alpine celebrity hangout has plenty of activities in January.
Canary Islands, Spain
The village of San Andres on on the Canary Island of Tenerife is good place to soak up precious January sun.
If our Switzerland and Norway suggestions sent a chill down your spine, here’s a warm weather play.
These islands are actually off the northwest coast of Africa, but because they are Spanish holdings, they slide in on technicality. And you’ll not find anything else this warm in Europe — with average highs reaching 20.5 C (69 F).