If your ideal vacation looks more like freshly fallen snow and mittens and less like a sunny beach and palm trees… this one is for you! After all, there is no reason why the change of seasons should stop you from planning your ultimate winter vacation.

From the famous Christmas Markets in Europe to penguin watching in Antarctica, AAA has incredible winter vacation options available to suit all thrills and chills. So put on your favorite ugly sweater, grab a hot cocoa, and let’s take a look at some of some of the vacation ideas AAA has for maximum fun in minimal temperatures.

AAA’s Winter Vacation Ideas

Winter Wonderland – Classic Group, Winter 2021 2022

Duration: 9 days | Destinations: Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland

Witness a stunning view of Lucerne from the summit of Mount Pilatus, as you experience Europe’s best Christmas markets and festive treats on this whimsical winter escapade.

Yellowstone in Winter

Duration: 7 days | Destinations: United States

The world’s first national park inspires awe any time of the year, as Yellowstone winter tours would attest. But as you’ll discover visiting the national park during the winter – when bison, elk, wolves and bighorn sheep wander across snow-covered valleys, and Yellowstone’s amazing geologic features are even more spectacular in the frigid air.

Magical Switzerland – Classic Group Tour, Winter 2021 2022

Duration: 7 days | Destinations: Switzerland

Experience Christmas like never before, as you admire snow-laden Alpine peaks, traditional markets and sparkling lakes with a highlight experience aboard the famous Glacier Express.

Antarctica Peninsula Cruise – Land of Penguins and Icebergs

Duration: 12 days | Destinations: Argentina

Slice through the icy waters of Drakes Passage to a vast wilderness that lies beyond the realm of man-an epic journey through the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow

Duration: 7 days | Destinations: Russia

Walk in the footsteps of Peter the Great along the winter-white carpets of St. Petersburg and Moscow in a discovery of Russia’s vibrant, modern culture, haunting history, grand palaces and the imposing Red Square.

Christmas Markets Along the Danube – Westbound River Cruise

Duration: 7 days | Destinations: Europe, Austria, Germany

This Danube river cruise from Nürnberg to Vienna aboard ms Savor or ms Joy offers a new approach to discovering the magic of the Christmas Markets in Germany and Austria… a 700-year holiday tradition!

Spectacular Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise

Duration: 16 days | Destinations: Canada, Alaska

Your exhilarating encounter with western Canada will have you enjoying breakfast in floral splendor, riding on glaciers and meeting a retired Mountie on your journey into the heart of the Rockies. Travel via cruise ship through the calm, protected waters of the Inside Passage, through glacier-carved fjords, snowcapped mountains and lush forests of Sitka spruce and the western hemlock.

Winter Vacation European River Cruise

Christmas Markets of Austria & Bavaria – Classic Group Tour, Winter 2021 2022

Duration: 8 days | Destinations: Austria, Germany

Journey through the Bavarian Alps with their snow-capped mountains, musical Salzburg, the magical castle in Neuschwanstein, and on to heart-warming Munich.

Scenic Iceland & the Northern Lights – Small Group Tour, Winter 2021 2022

Duration: 7 days | Destinations: Iceland

Experience a world of natural phenomena; by day marvel at waterfalls, volcanoes and incredible landscapes and by night, seek out the dancing lights that fill cloudless skies.

Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague – Classic Group Tour, Winter 2021 2022

Duration: 10 days | Destinations: Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic

These three capitals, lush with magnificent cathedrals, imperial palaces and majestic castles, stand at the geographical heart of mainland Europe. Their history and culture are majestically intertwined by the powerful Habsburg dynasty.

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