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Published Jan 18, 2023

Anyone remember the sun? It might seem like a distant memory, such is the way with the Scottish winter, so we'd wager a sunshine break would go down a treat right now.

Whether you're looking for a last minute trip to brighten up the cold, dark early months of 2023, or you're planning ahead to take a bigger trip next winter, we've got plenty of choice for you from Edinburgh Airport.

Fly direct to the Canaries, Cyprus, Morocco - and a host of other warm weather destinations - or connect onwards to South America or Asia.

Find some of our top picks below.

Canary Islands, Spain

Featured Image - Gran Canaria

There are few better places to enjoy the sun than in the Canaries - and with direct flights from Edinburgh to Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote through the winter we've got you covered.

Fuerteventura often features among the top of winter 'book it' lists given its year-round sunshine, idyllic resorts, and outdoor activities; while Tenerife is a firm favourite for many reasons - not least the 12,000ft El Teide volcano - and Gran Canaria is loaded with world class beaches and lush green mountains.

Lanzarote is another top destination with its landscape, fantastic food and great weather.

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Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh delivers the buzz of many cities rolled into one.

From the labyrinth of souks selling spices, pottery and textiles, to rooftop restaurants, riads and museums, this centuries old trading city is full of life and energy. Explore the public garden - Jardin Majorelle - which is one of the most visited places in Morocco; head to the stunning 19th century Bahia Palace; and spend some time in the Djeema El Fna, the legendary main square.

Find out more about Marrakesh - here.

Paphos, Cyprus

This city on the Cypriot coast is packed with beaches, historical sites and lively nightspots. Visitors flock to Old Paphos, or Palaepaphos - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for its museums, galleries and ancient theatres, villas and tombs.

Among the highlights are the stunning Aphrodite's Rock, Paphos Archaelogical Park, one of the country's most important archaeological sites, and the Akamas Peninsula National Park which contains a lagoon, natural spring pools, nature trails and a gorgeous beach.

Find out more about Paphos - here.

Bangkok, Thailand

One of the world's top city destinations for good reason. Thailand, as a whole, is home to the most sensational beaches and islands, the liveliest cities, the best food, and brilliant nightlife.

Sample the buzz of the capital Bangkok or kick-back and immerse yourself in the island lifestyle on Ko Samui, Phuket or Koh Phi-Phi.

With connectivity via Doha, Instanbul and Paris, Thailand is well within reach.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

You can't deny the buzz of Buenos Aires - a buzz that's only intensified in recent months thanks to a certain sporting triumph.

The Argentinian capital is a huge city filled with energy and excitement. Its culinary scene is arguably the most celebrated in Latin America, the parks and greenspaces are great for exploring on foot, and its rich cultural and architectural heritage makes this a must see. It's also a city that lives and breathes football - you'll see that for yourself when you get there!

Connect to Buenos Aires via Atlanta, Madrid and Amsterdam.

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