5 December getaways
If you are one of the lucky ones who has a few days off in December you can prepare the last getaway of the year before the Christmas holidays. If you can’t think of where to go, today we give you 5 ideas for a December getaway.
London is a very affordable destination to visit from Spain: in about 2 hours or 2 and a half hours you are there from any Spanish airport and the prices of flights are usually quite cheap (around 70 Euros per flight). People say that if you sit on the stairs of the Picadilly Circus statue for a couple of hours, you meet someone you know. Because London is still one of the favourite cities for tourists from around the world.
Essential for 4 days in London: take a picture with Big Ben, go through Buckingham Palace (if you wait for the changing of the guard ceremony, better), see Westminster Abbey, a tour of the London Eye, visit the Tower of London, a walk through Hyde Park and the Camden Market, visit Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Chinatown and, at least, the British Museum.
Denmark has been considered for several years the happiest country in the world. And it is something that is transmitted and enjoyed during a vacation. Copenhagen is a perfect city for a getaway. It is not very big and its main tourist attractions can be seen in a few days. In addition you will get a relaxed lifestyle and you will like more than ever to sit in the sun on the terrace of a café, cover yourself with the blanket (yes there are blankets in the bars so you can sit in the winter) and enjoy a coffee or a warm chocolate.
Essential for 4 days in Copenhagen: a view of the Tivoli gardens, contemplate the Little Mermaid, go through the Nyhavn canal, an immersion in the hippie lifestyle in Freetown Christiania, climb the tower of the Vor Frelsers Kirke church, enjoy the Nørrebro modern neighborhood, visit the Rosenborg Castle and the Amalienborg Palace, have a drink in a café in Strøget and, of course, visit the Christmas markets.
Some people are in love with Norway because of its fjords, its natural landscapes, the Northern Lights, ... but Oslo is a European capital that is also worthwhile. It is a city with a large area, but with few inhabitants compared to other European cities. This contributes to create a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere, perfect for quietly enjoying a few days of relaxation (and probably snow).
Essential for 4 days in Oslo: visit to the Viking Ship Museum and the Fram Museum (boat used by the explorer Roald Amundsen), tour the roof of the Oslo Opera, walk through the Vigeland Sculpture Park, enter the fortress and old prison Akershus, see the Royal Palace (from outside, for visits only open during the summer months) and the Museum of Cultural History where you will see how people lived in Norway centuries ago.
Budapest is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In it you will discover the charm of a city that enjoyed its maximum splendor at the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and you can relax enjoying its thermal waters.
Essential for 4 days in Budapest: visit the Buda Castle, contemplate the Parliament building from the other side of the Danube, visit the Fishermen's Bastion and the Matthias Church, stroll through the Heroes' Square, cross the Bridge of the Chains (the oldest in the city that had to be rebuilt after the Second World War) and take a bath outdoors or covered in the Spa Széchenyi.
Known as the City of Phoenix because of the enormous reconstruction work that took place after the Second World War, Warsaw is a perfect city to visit in a few days. In Warsaw you will find classic buildings next to buildings of the communist era and you can enjoy a young city, with a cool atmosphere.
Essential for 4 days in Warsaw: stroll through the Old Town and the Market Square, visit the Royal Castle, walk through the Lazienki Park, climb the viewpoint of the Palace of Culture and Science, visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum and discover the lives and works of the two most famous Varsovians: Marie Curie and Frédéric Chopin.
If you have already decided on one of these destinations (or any other) remember to check the temperatures and plan your trip to make the most of your vacation time. Also, remember to make your currency exchange before your trip so you do not have to worry about doing it during the holidays.
Enjoy your trip!
November 26, 2018