When the winter months roll around, it’s the perfect time for teenage adventurers to embark on the trip of a lifetime. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best destinations that promise to make your winter break a memorable one. Whether you’re seeking tropical adventures, a winter wonderland, or unique cultural experiences, we’ve got you covered.


Costa Rica Sunset

Costa Rica

Are you hoping to escape the cold and gloomy days of winter for a tropical paradise? If so, Costa Rica is one of the best destinations for winter travel. With its idyllic climate during the winter months, it’s the perfect time to explore the land of Pura Vida. Join TFT on a winter adventure to Costa Rica, where you can spend your days ziplining through lush jungles, discovering hidden waterfalls, and catching some waves at gorgeous beaches. While you’re there, give back to the community and earn up to 20 hours of community service. If you’re seeking a truly unique experience, Costa Rica is a must-visit destination that promises memories like no other.

Vienna in Winter

Vienna & Budapest

If you’re looking to experience a true winter wonderland, look no further than Vienna and Budapest. These charming cities are brimming with holiday spirit, featuring stunning decorations, lively festival stalls, and of course the world-famous Christmas Markets. Travel with TFT this winter to get the complete European winter experience, whether it’s trying your hand at winter sports, relaxing in thermal baths, or exploring the oldest amusement park in the world. Top off a week in a winter wonderland with a spectacular fireworks show in Budapest, and you have yourself a perfect winter break trip!




Winter is one of the most incredible times to visit Iceland, especially if viewing the elusive Northern Lights is on your bucket list! Set out on an Icelandic road trip this winter and experience all this island nation has to offer. Iceland boasts some of the most unparalleled natural beauty in the world, towering waterfalls, dramatic black sand beaches, and immense glaciers. After a day full of adventure you can relax in hot springs, including the famous Blue Lagoon. By visiting outside the typical tourist season, you’ll have the privilege of experiencing Iceland in a way few others do.



For the ultimate winter adventure, set your sights on the Swiss Alps. The Alps boast some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world, all while surrounded by captivating scenery. Join Travel For Teens on an unforgettable journey where you can hit the slopes in Switzerland’s most iconic ski towns, stay in a traditional Swiss chalet, and indulge in local delicacies like raclette and fondue. When you’re not hitting the slopes, take some time to explore charming Alpine villages, go sledding or snowshoeing, and soak in natural hot springs surrounded by snow-capped mountains. To top it all off, ring in the New Year on the picturesque shores of Lake Como in Italy. It’s the ultimate ski trip of a lifetime, and we can’t think of a better way to spend winter break.




If your ideal winter break includes spending every day in a bathing suit, relaxing on the beach, and exploring some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the world, Hawaii is the destination for you! Leave the winter blues behind and spend a week in paradise where you can swim in crystal clear waters, get your adrenaline pumping on a ziplining tour through the jungle, experience a traditional luau, and give back by volunteering with a marine conservation organization. Hawaii’s rich culture and natural beauty await, providing a perfect winter escape that combines relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion.


Jackie Kluxen

Jackie grew up at the beach in New Jersey and attended the University of Delaware. During her time in college, she studied abroad in Rome which sparked her passion for travel. Since then, she has visited over 20 countries and has no plans of stopping anytime soon. Jackie has turned her love for travel into a career and manages social media and marketing for Travel For Teens. She loves experiencing new cultures, trying new restaurants, finding hidden gems, and is always chasing her next adventure!


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