A-Z Travel Destinations for 2019

Perhaps one of the reasons you would like to travel during January is actually to escape harsh winter temperatures and not to embrace them. If you consider yourself a “snowbird” of sorts, then this article is for you.

We have devised a list of destinations that have good climate during January and are cheaper to visit that other places.

A: Aguas Calientes, Peru

Picture Also known as Machupicchu Pueblo, located in the Cusco Region of Peru. It has a tundra climate with temperatures in January averaging 81°F / 27°C.
Places to visit:
Aguas calientes is a place with a rich geography to enjoy. There are many places to visit. Among them we suggest:
1:Machu Picchu
2:Los Jardines de Mandor

B: Byron Bay

Picture Are you in the mood for a relaxing vacation of beachgoing? Byron Bay is perfect for you then! It has a humid subtropical climate with temperatures in January averaging 82°F / 28°C.
Places to visit:
Besides the beaches we recommend you go to:
1: Mt. Warning
2:Nightcap National Park

C: Chiang Mai

Picture This is the largest city in northern Thailand. It carries the title of UNESCO Creative City, which are cities that prioritize creativity in their urban development. It also made TripAdvisor’s list of “25 Best Destinations in the World” in 2014. It has a tropical savanna climate with temperatures in January averaging 86°F / 30°C.
Places to visit:
1: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep: one of northern Thailand's most sacred temples
2: Chiang Mai’s market: You will be dazzled with the myriad of local crafts and herbs offered.

D: Da Nang

Picture This city is Vietnam’s fifth largest city. It has a tropical climate with temperatures in January averaging 81°F / 25°C.

Places to visit:

1: Marble Mountains
2: Golden Bridge

E: Edinburgh

Picture Capital city of Scotland. It has a temperate, maritime climate which is relatively mild despite its northerly latitude.7.0. It has averaging temperatures of 44°F / 8°C in January.
Places to visit:
1: Edinburgh Castle
2: Loch Ness

F: Florence

Picture Capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. It has been ranked as one of the top world fashion capitals. It has a humid subtropical climate with temperatures in January averaging 52°F / 11°C.
Places to visit:
1: Explore the city and its squares
2: Go beyond the city walls to explore the town of Fiesole

G: Gran Canaria

Picture This is the second most populous of the Canary Islands. It is known for its beautiful beaches and landscapes from different biospheres (the island is considered a small continent). It has a humid subtropical oceanic climate with temperatures in January averaging 65°F / 18°C.
Places to visit:
1: Cueva Pintada Museum & Archaeological Park
2: Archaeological Site in Gáldar

H: Hawaii

Picture It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean. It has four types of climate:tropical, arid, temperate and polar. During January, the temperature average is 80°F / 27°C.
Places to visit:
Hawaii is an amazing place full of natural beauty. It was difficult to pick just two activities for article purposes but we leave you with this mindblowing list Atlas Obscura made.

I: Istanbul

Picture Historically known as Byzantium and before 1924 as Constantinople, Istanbul is the most populous city in Turkey. It has a transitional mediterranean climate with temperatures in January averaging 48°F / 38°C.
Places to visit:
Markets: Grand Bazaar, Spice Market
Hagia Sophia: Church, mosque and now museum, the Hagia Sophia host tours so visitors can experience for themselves why this building is regarded among the most beautiful buildings of earth.

J: Jaipur (India)

Picture Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It has a semi-arid climate with temperatures in January averaging 73°F / 47°C.
Places to visit:
Amer Fort
Hawa Mahal Palace
We recommend reading this article about Jaipur which explains how it has become artsy destination to visit and other suggestions.

K: Key West

Picture Key West is an island located in the straits of Florida, USA. It has a warm, subtropical climate and the temperature in January averages 75°F / 23 °C.
Places to visit:
1: Spend the day at the beach
2: Go to the Ernest Hemingway Museum ​

L: Lisbon

Picture Lisbon is the capital of Portugal. It has a mediterranean climate which is characterized by rainy winters and dry summers.The temperature in January averages 59°F / 15°C.
Places to visit:
Alafama: the old part of the city. Quintessential Lisbon at its best.
Museums: Lisbon has lots of interesting museums with beautiful architecture. Choose one that displays something of your interest and go!

M: Munich

Picture The capital of the German state of Bavaria. It has two climates: humid continental climate and the oceanic climate. Its coolest month is January with temperatures averaging from 38°F / 3°C
​Places to visit:
Marienplatz: Central square
Hofbräuhaus am Platzl: state owned city hall.

O: Oslo

Picture Oslo is Norway’s capital and its located to its southern coast. It’s considered a “global city” which means it is key to international commerce and economy. It has a humid continental climate with temperatures in January averaging 32°F / 0°C.

Places to visit:
Vigeland Sculpture Park
Viking Ship Museum

P: Prague

Picture “Mother of cities” also nicknamed “the city of a hundred spires”, the capital of Czech Republic is a city full of amazing (and spikey) architectonic landmarks that have stood through history. It has a moderate continental climate with temperatures in January averaging 36°F / 2°C.

Places to visit:
Old City Square
Astronomical Clock:Oldest working astronomical clock in the world
Prague is regarded as one of the top ten vegan friendly cities of the world so be sure to indulge in some yummy vegan food!

Q: Quito (Ecuador)

Picture Capital city of Ecuador with a subtropical highland climate and temperatures in January averaging 66°F / 18°C.
​Places to visit:
Capilla del hombre: A monument /museum dedicated to mankind.
TeleferiQo: Watch the city from above and be amazed by its beauty!

R: Rwanda

Picture Officially the Republic of Rwanda, this country sits in between Central and Eastern Africa in a highly elevated region with a geography surrounded by mountains, savannahs and lakes. It has a tropical highland climate with temperatures in January averaging 68°F / 29°C.
Places to visit:
Nyungwe National Park
Lake Ihema
For a personalized experience, tailored for vegans and the vegan curious, book a trip to Rwanda with us!

S: Seville

Picture Capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia, this city has the charm of its history showing at every corner. In mythology, Hercules is its founder so you may say that this is a place of herculean wonder. It has a tropical highland climate with temperatures in January averaging 61°F / 16°C.
Places to visit:
Alcazar: Landmark moorish palace
Catedral de Sevilla and Giralda: Largest gothic cathedral in the world

T: Tofino

Picture Small district located on Vancouver Island, Canada. It has a temperate climate with temperatures in January averaging 46°F / 7°C. A place to retreat.
Places to visit:
Tofino is know as a surfing destination but there are other activities to do!
Rainforest Train in Pacific Rim National Park
Tofino Botanical Gardens

U: Uruguay

Picture Located in the southeastern region of South America this country ranks high in Latin America and South America for peace, democracy, low perception of corruption, global measures of personal rights and it is also regarded as one of the most socially advanced countries hence The Economist dubbed it “Country of the Year” in 2013. It has a mild and fairly uniform climate nationwide with temperatures in January averaging 82°F / 28°C.
Places to visit:
Montevideo: Explore the capital city where you will find a blend o interesting art, architecture, history and good wine.
Casapueblo: A completely stunning building made by artist Carlos Páez Vilaró without blueprint, just following his creative muse.
Go hot-spring hopping

V: Venice

Picture Being a mecca of commerce during the Middle Ages, an art and culture hub, this archipelago is worth visiting if you want to immerse yourself in this humanistic space. It has a humid subtropical climate with temperatures in January averaging 45°F / 7°C.
Places to visit:
Architectural landmarks such as Piazza San Marco and St. Mark’s Basilica
Go and visit Museums

W: Wellington, New Zealand

Picture Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, has sandy beaches, colorful timber houses and an iconic red cable car. Strong winds give it the nickname of "Windy Wellington".
Places to visit:
Wellington Botanical Garden: With over 26 hectares' of landscapes, exotic plants and floral displays, you might need to make this an all-day visit.
Zealandia: Go see the worlds first urban eco sanctuary which hosts many of New Zealand's most rare wildlife.

X: Xi’an

Picture One of the oldest cities in China with history dating back to the 1369 which name means “Western Peace”. Since the 1990 it has had an important revival becoming a center for space exploration, culture and industry. It has a continental monsoon climate with temperatures in January averaging 45 °F / 7°C.

Places to visit:
Terracotta Warriors: An army built for the afterlife.
Huashan Mountain: One of the five sacred Taoist mountains in China.
Xianglu Temple: Nestled at the cliff bank of the Yellow River it hosts religious sites and a phenomenal view of the aforementioned river.

Y: Yogyakarta

Picture Regarded as an important center of arts, education and culture this city, located in the islan of Java has a lot to offer. It has a tropical wet and dry climate with temperatures in January averaging 88 °F / 31°C.
Places to visit:
Go temple hopping
Kalibiru National Park

Z: Zagreb

Picture Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia known for its rich history. It has an oceanic climate closely bordering on a humid continental climate with temperatures in January averaging 37 °F / 3°C. This fact makes it the coldest destination on our list.
Places to visit:
1: Stroll around the “Upper Town”
2: Museum of Broken Relationships: Looking for something peculiar to do? Go to this quirky museum. It is “a museum about you, about us, about the ways we love and lose”.

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