So many key dates to consider in what is a pretty bleak British month. Valentine’s weekends (and proposals) are increasingly popular and if that all goes according to plan, a few years later you’ll be considering February half term as well.

Holidaying in February is the time to get some much needed winter sun, be that in the Caribbean, Australasia or South Africa. In Thailand, the Christmas throng has long since departed and the temperature has yet to reach the sticky heights of March and April, so the beaches of the mainland and islands such as Phuket combine perfectly with an adventurous few days in the mountainous Chiang Mai region in the north.

Back in Europe, the Northern Lights are best during February in Sweden and Norway, and the Canaries and Madeira offer short haul sun solutions. Speaking of the Canaries, February sees the bonkers Santa Cruz Carnival in Tenerife, the second largest carnival in the world after that in Rio.

The month that contains the quadrennial leap year is also an extremely good month to leap onto a plane and get as far away from the UK as possible. Holidays in Central and South America fit the bill nicely at this time of year.

Saskia, Original Traveller

Our favourites for February

Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland

The Northern Lights, dog-sledding and ice-driving are just snippets of what is on offer in Swedish Lapland.

Swedish Lapland
Thailand

Thailand

Thailand is a vibrant blend of cultures and breathtaking natural scenery and, understandably, the most popular destination in South East Asia.

Thailand
Windmill

Canary Islands

Yes, that's right. The Canary Islands. Cast aside those preconceptions and head to one of Europe's most pleasant surprises.

Canary Islands
Madeira

Madeira

Great for walking and hiking and catching some late autumn or early spring sunshine within easy reach of the UK.

Madeira

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