February might be bleak in the top half of the world, but it’s summertime down south and New Zealand and southern Australia are basking in the life outdoors. Walking trails are open and you can stretch out on the beaches while they're at their best. In Hong Kong, 15-day-long festivities kick off in February, when ancient Chinese traditions combine with true multicultural modernity. Relive New Year’s there before spring boarding to dry and sunny Cambodia to extend your journey in Southeast Asia.
Popular countries we recommend in February
Seasonal inspiration from our specialists on where to visit in February for the best weather, festivals and wildlife-spotting opportunities.
Itineraries we recommend in February
Trip suggestions that we know capture a route at its best if you’re planning to travel in February.
Browse the Salamanca Markets in Hobart for local arts and crafts, surrounded by the historical harbour buildings.
Cruise the Gordon River and take in the local flora, fauna and convict history.
Get up close to the elusive Tasmanian Devils at Cradle Mountain National Park.
Walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout in Freycinet National Park and take your own pictures of one of Australia's most photographed beaches.
Navigate through the huge metropolis of Bangkok.
Enjoy an immersive Thai cooking experience in Chiang Mai.
Explore Sukhothai Historical Park.
Take in the colonial remnants of Mawlamyine (Moulmein).
Trek through beautiful Hpa An.
End your trip with a highlight tour of Yangon.
Panama City - explore the three parts of the city and take a partial transit of the famous canal.
Arenal Volcano - Costa Rica's most famous volcano, and great activity hub.
Caribbean beaches - beautiful archipelagos in Panama and stretches of coastline in Costa Rica that provide fantastic opportunities for a range of activities.