Below are the best locations for a trip from December 17th to December 23rd. We’ve taken into account rain, temperature, travel advisories for safety, and number of tourists in the area. In mid December each of these places are the perfect balance between temperate weather and smaller crowds, which also translates into better deals for tourists.
Because we’ve located areas and times where there is a greater chance for hotels/flights to be under capacity and weather is likely to be temperate and dry, the best time to book these 10 trips is usually within 1-4 weeks before travel.
1. Hualien, Taiwan
Hualien has perfect weather from December 17th to December 23rd. The weather is also perfect in the weeks before and great in the weeks after. Tourism in the area is at its slowest during this time. Choosing Hualien this week is a great choice for anyone looking for nice weather and lower prices.
The graph below shows how temperatures feel given humidity (heat index) and wind chill. Tourist demand is usually the opposite of price: where demand is low prices are too. For Celsius: click the “best time to visit” link below the graphs.
Hualien Perceived Temperature (F)
Hualien Tourism Demand
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2. San Bartolome de Tirajana, Spain
The weather in San Bartolome de Tirajana is excellent during this week with nice temperatures and low chances of rain. The month before is equally nice and the month after is just as perfectly temperate. Crowds are far below average in size. Go here in mid December if you want absolutely perfect weather and generally lower prices.
San Bartolome de Tirajana Perceived Temperature (F)
San Bartolome de Tirajana Tourism Demand
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3. Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Due to the lower number of tourists, a trip to Hong Kong in mid December tends to be much less expensive, and the weather couldn’t be better. This period of ideal weather comes after a long stretch of similarly-wonderful weather. If booking a longer trip, you’ll want to know that the weather remains nice for the next 30 days. Note that it can get busy here in other seasons.
Hong Kong Perceived Temperature (F)
Hong Kong Tourism Demand
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4. Corpus Christi, TX, US
As with every place on this list, temperatures in Corpus Christi feel excellent, rain is infrequent, and there are no travel advisories at the moment. Tourists looking for hotels and flights are uncommon during this time, so prices may be lower. Because it’s a little less common of a destination, massive crowds aren’t likely. We could also recommend visiting earlier than this, and the weeks following have weather that is not quite as good as mid December.
Corpus Christi Perceived Temperature (F)
Corpus Christi Tourism Demand
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5. Sitia, Greece
With far fewer travelers booking during this time compared to the busiest months, hotels and airlines will probably offer some incentives to stay during this period. This is a good time to visit, but the weeks beforehand are also very nice. If you’re planning to stay for more than a week, you can expect slightly less-pleasant weather.
Sitia Perceived Temperature (F)
Sitia Tourism Demand
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6. Blenheim, New Zealand
The perfect weather in Blenheim, New Zealand during this time falls between some extremely pleasant weather earlier in the year and ideal weather later. Compared to the rest of the year we expect prices to be much cheaper due to much lower demand.
Blenheim Perceived Temperature (F)
Blenheim Tourism Demand
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7. Muravera, Italy
Around mid December is the best to visit Muravera because prices are significantly lower for the things tourists spend the most on, and the weather is temperate. The weather is wonderful before this, has a perfect season, and then remains nice for a while.
Muravera Perceived Temperature (F)
Muravera Tourism Demand
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8. Coolum Beach, QL, Australia
Coolum Beach would already be less expensive, and this time of year should be even less expensive. Weather in the 4 weeks prior is usually amazing, this week is among the best you can choose for both low crowds and weather, then the weather gets much worse for a few more weeks.
Coolum Beach Perceived Temperature (F)
Coolum Beach Tourism Demand
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9. Morgan City, LA, US
Morgan City is also nice to visit earlier in the year, but mid December should be nice each year. Costs during this time should be lower based on the number of visitors. If weather is a major concern, you can expect worse weather over the next month.
Morgan City Perceived Temperature (F)
Morgan City Tourism Demand
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10. Palatka, FL, US
Though maybe the least-well-known location on this list, the weather is also very nice and there are plenty of things to do. For Palatka, this nice period falls between times that have excellent weather and weeks that have tolerable weather. Hotels and flights should cost significantly less during mid December compared to the average, especially if booking less than a month out.
Palatka Perceived Temperature (F)
Palatka Tourism Demand
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All of the locations above tend to offer great last-minute deals with hotels and airlines trying to fill what they couldn’t sell at full price. But if you just want to browse last-minute deals, click the link below.