Sun and beach: Winter trips with short flight time is written by The editorial staff RejsRejsRejs.
Where is there sun and beach?
The winter weather in Denmark often prepares to travel to southern skies. Here is the editors' offer for winter travel with a short flight time and sun guarantee.
Is the Mediterranean warm enough? The short answer is: No. First of all, the eastern part of the Mediterranean does not work for winter travel if you are mostly into sun and heat. It snows occasionally in Greece in winter and the rest of the Mediterranean is not really hot at that time of year.
Madeira Island in the Atlantic Ocean is probably the warmest place with up to 18-20 degrees, but there is not necessarily sun guarantee in our winter months.
But there are plenty of other good places to travel to during the winter months, where there is both a sun guarantee and a short flight time from Denmark.
Agadir, Morocco - winter trips to the heat
Marrakech i Morocco, is an exciting city that attracts many tourists. However, the city may seem a little overwhelming. Instead, we recommend going to the coast, where you will find the cozy town of Agadir.
Here there are wide beaches, great food and a peaceful bazaar with mint tea, Argan oil and spices ad libitum. From here you can then go on an excursion to the Atlas Mountains, Essaouira - known from the series Game of Thrones - or the divinely beautiful place Paradise Valley, which is mostly visited by the locals.
You can fly directly to Agadir from both Billund and Copenhagen.
Sun and beach in Aqaba, Jordan
Aqaba er Jordans response to Eilat, which is just across the border and Sharm El-Sheik. They all share the dry climate and warm waters of the Red Sea, and Aqaba is both a classic seaside resort and a port city in one.
The advantage of Aqaba is that there are some excellent excursion options to both the desert of Wadi Rum and to the ancient city of Petra. Jordan, by the way, appears quite untouched by what is happening in the Middle East. Aqaba in Jordan is thus a perfect destination for winter travel.
Sometimes there is direct and cheap scheduled flights to Aqaba, and otherwise there are charter flights and package tours. For example, check the journeys at TUI, Apollo, Atlantis or Bravo Tours. Alternatively, you can search for flights to Amman and Eilat, both of which are close by, and where there are also direct flights from Denmark and thus shorter flight times.
Winter trips to Gambia
The little West African country Gambia was selected by Simon Spies in the 70s to be where Danish charter tourism and African zest for life were to meet. This means that there is a really nice infrastructure and it is easy and relatively cheap to get there. In addition, most of the population speaks English, so it is easy to order the delicious food at the beach restaurant.
You can stay by the wide beaches of the capital or take excursions from there, for example to the "Crocodile pool". Or combine with a few days in a hotel in the middle of it all, for example Lemon Creek by the peaceful part of the beach, and take a few days down south - away from the city and the many tourists - eg for the simple Nemasu Eco lodgelocated directly on the beach.
Sometimes there are direct flights to Gambia with charter flights, otherwise there are flights with stopovers in Brussels. Check out our great guide to airline tickets and hotels here.
Short flight time to Luxor & Hurghada, Egypt
Many Danish charter agencies offer winter travel Egypt, and it is most often the two Red Sea cities of Sharm El-Sheik and Hurghada that are the destination of the trip. Both offer the possibility of sun and beach, and the weather is nice and warm most of the year.
At first glance, it looks like exclusively resort areas consisting of hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops as far as the eye can see, but there is also something else to see in the area. If you go to Hurghada, you will come close to the ancient city of Luxor with the Valley of the Kings and the impressive temples of the ancient Egypt.
There are both organized tours from Hurghada that you can hop on and you can also arrange yourself. It is world history of the very highest carat almost just around the corner.
Luxor is located on the Nile, so of course there are also cruises and 'felucca' boat trips of various kinds if you want to experience life from the water side. You can also choose to stay in Luxor and go on excursions from there or possibly combine with a cruise up the Nile, which is a great experience.
The desert around the cities also offers many opportunities for development, whether you are into adrenaline sports or something more relaxing. A stroll in Hurghada can also be recommended to experience the life that is lived a bit away from the tourist areas.
Cape Verde - guaranteed sun and heat
Cape Verde is right on the edge in terms of travel time. On the other hand, you can be lucky to fly directly, and then the real travel time still makes sense with just over 6 hours from Copenhagen to the island of Sal. Cape Verde is made up of volcanic islands, so there is something for everyone, whether you are into gorgeous sandy beaches or trekking in lush mountain areas.
There is primarily tourism on Salt and in part Boa Vista, where the long beaches can be enjoyed. Be aware, however, that bathing is often discouraged due to strong currents or waves. So check out the pool options if you are a beach animal.
Are you more into the original Cape Verde with the fascinating cultural mix of Africa og Portugal so sail or fly a few days to the islands Are Vicente and especially Santo Antão. Then you will experience the best of both worlds.
There are regular good offers to Cape Verde from a number of Danish charter agencies, with or without hotel included.
More ideas for winter travel with sun and beach:
- Closer to spring, more opportunities open up on the Mediterranean. Here it is worth checking out Tunisia and even Algeria out. Here there is good infrastructure, beautiful beaches and exciting culture.
- If you are to them The Canary Islands are Tenerife a great place to start. You may be lucky enough to hit the good weather, but there is no guarantee in January or February.
- The month of March is Cyprus an interesting destination. Here is both the highly touristy southern part, and the more overlooked northern part.
- If you have the courage for another type of holiday, then look to the east. Here's another trip Dubai combined with the peaceful and exciting travel country Oman obvious. However, be aware that it can be expensive to stay overnight in Dubai and the flight time is 6,5 hours. Oman is an overlooked travel country and here you get more for your money.
- If you are looking west, and maybe even have francophile tendencies, then is Senegal an enriching travel country where you get a lot for your money. Here you can also find nice tourist places on the coast close by Gambia.
- If it's ok to fly a little further, there's very little time difference to a bead of destinations in Africa, eg Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, South Africa og Namibia, which are all worth experiencing, e.g. safari.
Have a good trip, no matter where you choose to go.
Here you will find sun and beach with a short flight time from Denmark
- Agadir, Morocco
- Aqaba, Jordan
- Hurghada, Egypt
- Gambia, west Africa
- Senegal, West Africa
- Cape Verde, West Africa
- Tunisia, North Africa
- Algeria, North Africa
- Tenerife, The Canary Islands
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