Top ideas for December sunshine holidays

Are you craving a little sunshine and warm weather this December? Whether you've got a week to spare or a month of holidays to take, there are plenty of top options for December sunshine holidays from the UK. Here we round up our pick of the best mid-haul and long-haul destinations for December sun.

Mid-haul December sunshine holidays

If you only have a week or so to spare, you probably don't want to spend more than five or six hours on a flight.

Dubai - With average December temperatures of around 24C, Dubai is ideal is you're craving a bit of winter sun. The city is famous for its luxury hotels (including the only seven star hotel in the world).

The Canary Islands - The Canaries have been a popular choice for British holiday makers for decades. Lanzarote and Gran Canaria are the two most popular islands, and are well served with flights from the UK.

Long-haul December sunshine holidays

Kenya - December is the perfect time for a safari holiday in Kenya. Fly into Naoirbi before transferring to the amazing Masai Mara for a chance to spot the Big Five.

Australia - In December, the southern hemisphere's summer is in full swing, so it's a perfect time to head Down Under. Whether you want to camp under the stars in the outback, wine and dine in a sophisticated Melbourne eatery, or dive on the Great Barrier Reef, December is a great time to do it.

India - December is a cooler (average day time temperatures of 23C) and drier month of the year in India, making it a great time to visit the Taj Mahal, Goa's beaches or even a tiger safari.

Other top ideas for December sunshine holidays

Of course, these are not the only options for winter sun. Some other top destinations are:

  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Tunisia
  • Gambia
  • Cyprus
  • Cape Verde
  • Mexico
  • Florida
  • Barbados
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Egypt
  • Madeira
  • Turkey
  • Dominican Republic
  • Hawaii
  • Costa Rica
  • Bali
  • Mauritius
  • South Africa
  • The Bahamas
  • Jamaica

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