Most of us cannot decide when is the best time to travel to a certain destination, so that is why I have prepared a list of the best places to travel in January. This will help you decide when is the best time to visit your favorite travel destination.
Best places to travel in January
If you are like me and live in the Northern hemisphere, then it is most likely that January is a cold month for you too. This is why most of us are looking for warm places to travel to during the winter. But not all places that seem to be a good choice are actually good.
There are a lot of places that you can visit all year round, but I have decided to share with you my favorite destinations to check out at the beginning of the year.
This is why I decided to create a list of all the best places to travel in January considering the temperature, weather, and continent. So, scroll down and check if your destination is the right choice for you during January.
The first destination on our list of the best places to travel in January is Dubai. When you say Dubai, you instinctively think of an expensive city, luxury, and grandeur. Lately, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates has become an increasingly accessible destination for tourists.
Dubai is a great place to travel to in January as the weather is balanced with the average lowest temperature being 22°C and the highest 25°C. The water is also great, with an average temperature of 23.5°C. Another great thing is that you will hardly see any rain during this period. The average number of rainy days in January is 2 and the UV Index is 6.
Miami is the third most visited city in the United States and is the most important city in Florida. Due to the low degree of pollution, it is also considered the cleanest city. It is known for its scenic skyscrapers in the center of the city, the Latin neighborhoods such as Little Havana, and the well-known South Beach.
The average temperature in Miami during this month is 22°C and the water temperature is 23.4°C, making it the perfect weather to sunbathe and swim. The number of rainy days is 6 and the UV Index is 6. Don’t forget to use sunblock cream and to stay hydrated while in the sun.
When you say Hong Kong, you immediately think of skyscrapers and tall buildings that seem to pierce the sky. Millions of people work daily in Hong Kong, a complex city full of options. The English heritage is felt everywhere, differing from the rest of China. This is one of the main reasons why Hong Kong is featured in my list of the best places to travel in January.
Hong Kong is a very popular destination for people that want to get a taste o Asia. January is a good month to visit Hong Kong as the average temperature is 18°C, the average number of rainy days is 8. This means that January is a great day to walk around and explore the streets of Hong Kong.
The capital of Thailand is fascinating in a totally special way compared to other places you have seen. On the one hand, the crowds and agitation make it look like a metropolis that has nothing to offer tourists but nightlife, but on the other hand, the parks, temples, and quiet places will surprise you in a pleasant way.
If you are planning a holiday in Bangkok, don’t forget to check out our list of things to do in Bangkok. It will surely help you decide on which tourist attractions to check out and when it’s the best time to visit them.
Bangkok is another great place to visit at the beginning of the year. In January, the average temperature is 29°C and on average it only rains 4 days. The humidity level is at 67% making the heat more bearable, considering that January is a sunny month in Thailand.
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife. It is part of the North African region, and politically it is part of Spain. Since 2019, the island has been declared a nature reserve by Unesco.
The island is a suitable destination in January, although the water may be a little colder. The average temperature, both outside and outside, is 20°C. With an average of 2 days of rainfall this month, it is the perfect location for the beach and walks.
Another famous entry on my list of the best places to travel in January is Orlando. It is famous worldwide for its theme parks. The area began to develop with the increased flow of tourists attracted by Disney World. Disney opened the Magic Kingdom in 1971 and in the following decades opened 3 more theme parks, two water parks, hotels, and golf courses. It can be said that Disney’s “empire” put Orlando on the tourist map.
If you want to find out more about the tourist attractions by checking out our list of things to do in Orlando. It will surely help you decide on what to do when you get there.
If you want to visit the theme parks, the beginning of the year is a good time. The average temperature in Orlando is 17°C – 18°C, and during the month there are on average 6 days of rainfall. For this reason, if you want to enjoy all the tourist attractions offered by Orlando, do not hesitate to book a ticket for January.
Cancun is a perfect destination for most tourists. For young people, it means a non-stop party. Newlyweds can find the perfect romantic destination in Cancun to spend their honeymoon. Sports enthusiasts can dive in the clear ocean and have perfect waves for surfing.
The weather is perfect in January giving you a perfect temperature of 27°C. The seawater has a temperature of 25.6°C and is suitable for diving, surfing, or swimming. Although there are on average 14 rainy days this month, the beginning of the year is a good time to visit the Mexican city. The UV index is 6 so you have to be careful to protect yourself from the sun using protective creams.
You can read more about Cancun on their official website, Visit Mexico.
An entry that is different than any other destination on my list of best places to travel in January, is Marrakesh. It is the capital of the southeastern region of Morocco called Marrakesh-Safi. Located about 150 km from the Atlantic Ocean, the city has about 1 million inhabitants. Marrakesh is an important tourist center in North Africa, being famous for the gardens and architectural monuments of Medina, the old part of the city.
At the beginning of the year, Marrakesh enjoys good weather for tourists. If you want to visit this destination, you must know that the average temperature during this period is 18°C. The UV index is 5, so you should try to protect yourself from the sun’s rays. January does not have many rainy days in this area, with an average of 4 rainy days throughout the month.
Honolulu (Oahu) is one of the most famous islands in Hawaii. Although it is not possible to say exactly when the first inhabitants settled here, it is speculated that the first settlements date from the twelfth century. Its name means “protected bay” due to the deep but calm waters of the port.
James Cook was the first Westerner to discover Hawaii in 1778. He sailed around the island at night, missing the gulf and small fishing villages.
January has an average temperature of 24°C in the air, and the water temperature is 24.7°C. These temperatures are perfect for tourists who want to enjoy the water and the beach. The whole month has about 6 rainy days and with a low amount of precipitation. The UV index is 6 meaning that it would be a good idea to use sunscreen.
The Maldives, or the Republic of the Maldives, is a country of islands located in southwestern India, in the Laccadives Sea of the Indian Ocean. The archipelago consists of 26 atolls, containing 1192 islands. Of these islands, only 250 are inhabited.
The weather is great all year round, but you should avoid the rainy season from May to December. This is why January is a great time to visit the Maldives. The air temperature is around 29°C and the water is warm having a temperature of 28.2°C. Because of the sunny days, the UV Index is 7, so you should take care of your skin and keep it hydrated and protected from the sun.
Last but not least on our list of the best places to travel in January is Havana. the capital of Cuba, has over 2 million inhabitants. It is the fourth largest city in the Caribbean, after Caracas, Santo Domingo, and Maracaibo. The old region of the city is, since 1982, on the list of places in the world heritage.
Cuba has great weather all year round, but if you choose to visit in January, the average temperature is 25°C. The water temperature is also perfect at 24.6°C. There are about 7 rainy days in the first month of the year, but it is overall a sunny month.
These are the best places to travel in January in my opinion. The weather is perfect for tourist activities such as taking walks, sunbathing, swimming, visiting, and relaxing at restaurants, cafes, and pubs.
There are lots of other places worth visiting that are fabulous, but I have selected the ones that I think are the most interesting and fun to explore after the end of the year. What better way to start off the new year if not with a vacation 🙂
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