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Where to go on holiday in December 2018

Published on: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Where to go on holiday in December 2018 - Lapland, Finland

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If you’re planning a December getaway, check out these three destinations for some holiday inspiration

December is the perfect time to escape for a pre-Christmas break. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, searching for a beach to escape a colder climate, or looking to cross a few adventures off of your list before the New Year, we have the best places to visit this December.

Best for families: Toronto, Canada

Toronto transforms into a magical winter wonderland and makes for a perfect place to holiday with your family. Visit Toronto’s Christmas Market for locally-made gifts, sample maple leaf fudge and enjoy delicious eggnog. Skate at Nathan Philips Square, check out 5,000 animals at the Toronto Zoo, catch a hockey game, experience Handel’s Messiah at the Roy Thomson Hall, visit a quirky shoe museum, go shopping at the PATH (the world’s largest underground shopping complex), the list of things to see and do in Toronto is almost endless.

Travelling to Toronto, Canada

Search for your flights on Skyscanner where you can look through multiple flight options at the same time and are guaranteed to find the best and cheapest.

Assuming you’re departing on December 10 and returning on 17, a check on November 7 reveals the cheapest flights are:

  • London to Toronto from £521 with Air Canada. This direct flight takes 7 hours 55 minutes.
  • New York to Toronto from US$165 with Air Canada. This direct flight takes 1 hour 40 minutes.
  • Singapore to Toronto from S$1,741 with Cathay Pacific. This flight has one stopover and takes 20 hours 25 minutes.

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Best for a beach break: Goa, India

For those of you experiencing colder temperatures and longing for a sun and fun break, Goa’s balmy weather and stunning beaches are ready to recharge your chakra and let you tap into your spiritual side.

Bambolim, Calangute, Candolim, Cavelossim, Dona Paula, Vainguinim – these exotic seaside towns and villages in Goa are home to a string of sandy beaches and quiet coves. For something more exuberant, head to Baga and join a younger, more hedonistic crowd. Spend days lounging on the beach, enjoy some water sports, party till the sun rises, or escape to meditate on a moonlit beach, whatever you want, there is always a corner in Goa for you.

Beyond the beach, Dudhsagar Falls is well worth a trip. You can also combine Dudhsagar Falls with the nearby Mollem National Park for a relaxing day trip.

Travelling to Goa, India

Search for your flights on Skyscanner where you can look through multiple flight options at the same time and are guaranteed to find the best and cheapest.

Assuming you’re departing on December 10 and returning on 17, a check on Nov 7 reveals the cheapest flights are:

  • London to Goa from £576 with Jet Airways. This flight has one stopover and takes 12 hours.
  • New York to Goa from US$1,846 with Qatar Airways. This flight has one stopover and takes 19 hours.
  • Singapore to Goa from S$684 with IndiGo and Air India. This flight has one stopover and takes 8 hours 40 minutes.

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Best for adventure: Lapland, Finland

Lapland offers much more than a family trip to see Santa. From skiing, sledding, and tobogganing dogsledding, reindeer safaris to ice swimming, you can indulge your adventurous streak this winter in the perfect winter wonderland.

With 63 slopes, the Ylläs ski resort is the biggest ski resort in Lapland and perfect for thrill seekers. Whether you’re a beginning or seasoned pro on the slopes, Ylläs provides everything a winter adventurer could ever want and all the things they didn’t know they needed.

If you’re looking for a bit more of a relaxing Lapland holiday then check out Levin Lapinkylä. This place offers reindeer safari tours of varying lengths and the opportunity to see them up-close. You can also opt to sleep under the Northern Lights in a glass hut or relax in one of the smoke saunas.

Travelling to Lapland, Finland

Search for your flights on Skyscanner where you can look through multiple flight options at the same time and are guaranteed to find the best and cheapest.

Assuming you’re departing on December 10 and returning on 17, a check on Nov 7 reveals the cheapest flights to Rovaniemi (RVN) are:

  • London to Lapland from £317 with Norwegian. This is a direct flight and takes only 3 hours 20 minutes.
  • New York to Lapland from US$706 with Finnair. This flight has one stopover and takes 11 hours.
  • Singapore to Lapland from S$1,732 with Finnair. This flight has two stopovers and takes 22 hours 30 minutes.

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