| 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
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.
B: Byron Bay
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.
C: Chiang Mai
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.
D: Da Nang
This city is Vietnam’s fifth largest city. It has a tropical climate with temperatures in January averaging 81°F / 25°C.
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.
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.
G: Gran Canaria
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.
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.
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.
J: Jaipur (India)
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.
K: Key West
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.
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.
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
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.
“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.
Q: Quito (Ecuador)
Capital city of Ecuador with a subtropical highland climate and temperatures in January averaging 66°F / 18°C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
W: Wellington, New Zealand
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".
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.
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.
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.
The journey, not the arrival matters – Unknown