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Things to Do in January


Best Places To Visit In January: Where To Travel This New Year

January is an excellent month for new beginnings and cheap travel deals. Here you'll find the best places to travel in January as well as, all of our deals on cheap flights, vacations, hotels, and cruises that will have you traveling over dates in January. Whether you're looking for a winter vacation in New York City or warm places to travel to in January with cheap flights to the Caribbean, or discounts on hotel stays in Europe in January, this is the page for you.

Looking to travel during another month of the year? Or during a public holiday?

City Trips in January

Looking for the best escape for the start of the new year? These city trips are perfect for visiting in January. Offering decent weather and great experiences.

Miami: Off to Eternal Summer

The best time to travel to Miami is from November to April. These months bring moderate temperatures, little rainfall, and lower humidity. It gets warmest in Miami between March and the end of August, when you can expect temperatures of up to 91°F.

The main attractions of Miami are, of course, the numerous breathtaking beaches in the vicinity: Lummus Park Beach on Ocean Drive, the nude beach Haulover or Pelican Island. The mangrove swamp of the Everglades begins just inland from Miami. The Everglades are classified as a national park and are strictly protected. Various providers offer day trips from Miami.

City Trip to Barcelona: ¡Viva España!

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. A city trip to Barcelona is always a good idea. Enjoy the first warm rays of sunshine of the year with an average of pleasant 55°F on your skin and explore the city without breaking a sweat. Barcelona is world famous for its art and architecture. Add delicious tapas and you're done!

Fancy a tour through a labyrinth? Visit the Parc del Laberint d'Horta, a historical park in the Horta-Guinardó district and wander through the maze in the romantic garden designed in 19th-century style. Where is the best view of Barcelona? The answer is: on the Turó de la Rovira. This is a remnant of the Spanish Civil War, namely a bunker which served to protect against air raids. You can shoot a lot of Instagram-worthy photo material from up here. Anyone who considers a market visit to be part of a city trip should not miss the Mercat Santa Caterina. Last but not least, we have a tip for the chocolate lovers among you, the Chök.

Rome: Off to the Eternal City

January is a great time to travel to Rome. The average temperature is 57 to 64°F. When the sun is out, the temperature is a little higher. The biggest advantage of this time, however, is that it is much emptier than in summer.

If you have enough time, you can go on wonderful excursions from Rome: to the Renaissance gardens of Villa D'Este in Tivoli, to the villages of the Alban Hills (Castelli Romani) or to the beautiful beaches of southern Lazio between Sabaudia and Gaeta. Lake Bracciano, 18 miles north of Rome, is also a popular excursion destination for the Romans.

Athens: Experience Ancient Greece

Athens has mild temperatures and a Mediterranean climate all year round. The ideal travel time is the temperate fall and spring months. But the winter time from November to March is also recommended for city trips to Athens, because the thermometer can climb to a pleasant 64 degrees.

With Piraeus, Athens has the largest seaport in Greece. From there you start day trips by ferry to the offshore Saronic Islands, where you can chill on the beach. You can experience a contrasting program to your sightseeing tours in the Allou Fun Park. Adrenaline junkies will get their money's worth with roller coasters, a wild water ride, and a free-fall tower.

Beach Vacations in January

Escape the cold and snowy weather and catch some rays on a warm and sunny beach. Below we've compiled a few beach spots that offer the best water and air temperatures during the month of January.


(ex: Koh Phangan)

🌡 89°F air temperature

🌊 80°F water temperature

☀️ 8 hours a day

🌦 6 rainy days


🌡 86°F air temperature

🌊 80°F water temperature

☀️ 8 hours a day

🌦 3 rainy days

Dominican Republic

🌡 82°F air temperature

🌊 78°F water temperature

☀️ 8 hours a day

🌦 9 rainy days


(ex: Tulum)

🌡 82°F air temperature

🌊 80°F water temperature

☀️ 8 hours a day

🌦 6 rainy days


🌡 86°F air temperature

🌊 80°F water temperature

☀️ 7 hours a day

🌦 8 rainy days

Cape Verde

🌡 75°F air temperature

🌊 73°F water temperature

☀️ 6 hours a day

🌦 1 rainy days

Ski Vacations in January

Check out the best place to hit the slopes in January. Enjoy skiing in the northern hemisphere. Hit the slopes on the Rockies in the midwest, or the Appalachian Mountain trail on the east coast. Or venture overseas and hit the Alps in Europe or the Himalayas in Asia.

Chamonix, France

For some truly upscale skiing, head straight to the world-famous Chamonix, a top French getaway for those looking to hit the slopes this winter.

Even if skiing isn’t really your thing, you can always try your hand at other winter activities like hiking or snowshoeing to better immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Mont Blanc mountains. After your day out in the cold, unwind and warm up with some traditional winter French fare like raclette or pot-au-feu.

The White Mountains of New Hampshire

Explore the highest peak on the east coast, in the Presidentials. Located in the northern part of the Appalachian Mountain Trail. Mount Washington is the highest mountain on the east coast is known for its unpredictable and extreme weather. The windiest place on earth. In New Hampshire, snow in the mountains starts falling from mid-October and lasts through mid-May. Making for a long and snowy winter.

Take the Cog Railway train up Mount Washington. Ski down slopes at Wildcat or Attitash. Stay in the touristy town of North Conway with plenty of hotel, restaurants, and shopping options. A personal favorite hotel, is Adventure Suites with uniquely-themed rooms.

Other Top Destinations to Visit in January

What better way to kick start the new year then heading off on an exciting adventure somewhere new? Whether you want to get out of your winter funk with a trip somewhere warm and sunny or face the cold head-on in beautiful snowy locales like Jackson Hole or Chamonix, we’ve got plenty of choices for you. If your New Year’s resolution was to travel more and save money while you do it, you’ve come to the right place.

Death Valley, California

Death Valley’s infamously high summer temperatures (it will reach up to 120°F at its peak) make for mild and hike-able weather in the winter (generally between 40-60°F on average). Walk through the Martian landscape and admire the gradually shifting colors of the peaks and valleys of this California gem. For a unique experience, book a multi-day guided hiking tour that takes you deep into the park, letting you sleep under an ultra-bright canopy of stars.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

January in Argentina is peak summer, so shed your winter coat and break out the shorts for a wander through this ever-changing city. The neighborhoods of Buenos Aires are perfect for exploration–duck into open-air cafes to sip mate and snack on empanadas, or stroll through the sprawling Bosques de Palermo park. For a morbid but fascinating excursion, check out the Recoleta cemetery with its towering mausoleums and tombs to notable Argentines like Eva Perón.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodia’s most well-known attraction, Angkor Wat, can be found on a trip to Siem Reap. As Cambodia’s driest month of the year, January is a particularly nice time to visit the temples, which tend to be overrun in peak summer when the weather is hot and muggy. After exploring the temples, take a walk through the streets of the city to sample traditional Cambodian street food like a num-pang sandwich or sweet sticky rice.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Gorgeous at any time of the year, Jackson Hole sits astride the National Elk Refuge and just south of the gorgeous Grand Tetons National Park. It has long been a popular ski area, but it’s ideal for groups with mixed interests, as relaxing spas, hike-able parks, wildlife spotting, and much more are just a stone’s throw away. For a fun group outing, grab a pair of skates and head for an afternoon of ice skating.


Looking to book the trip of a lifetime? Australia is such a vast place that temperatures in January range from warm and pleasant on the coast to scorching hot in the interior. That makes January a peak time to experience all that Australia has to offer.

You could take a road trip along the country's famous east coast from Sydney to Cairns; you’ll never be far from the ocean and you can make stops at mesmerizing spots like the Blue Mountains, Fraser Island and, of course, the famous Whitehaven Beach.


How about a visit to Colombia’s Caribbean coast this January? This month is part of the country’s dry season and, with glorious highs of 88°F, the historical seaside city of Cartagena is an ideal vacation destination for those looking for somewhere different to visit.

To truly experience a tropical paradise, why not visit the nearby Rosario Islands with their crystal-clear water, Caribbean food and laidback island lifestyle?

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