Where to go in January
Wondering where to go on holiday in January? We’ve got some fantastic tours that’ll whisk you away to sunnier shores. Escape the grey skies and post-Christmas blues and spend your January discovering sun-soaked cities, lush tropical landscapes or powder-soft beaches. And if you’d rather explore a snowy winter wonderland? We’ve got a little something for you, too – scroll down to find out our recommendations for where to travel in January.
Our pick: the best places to visit in January
Head Down Under and you can enjoy a dose of sunshine in the depths of winter. While everyone back home is wrapped up, you’ll be snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, strolling Sydney’s sunny streets and photographing the red rock of Uluru against a cornflower-blue sky.
Australia and New Zealand
2. Southern India
Another great place to escape the cold of our winter is southern India. In January, the average temperatures around Tamil Nadu and Kerala are in the mid to high 20s – ideal for exploring temples and tea plantations.
“The southern region of Kerala is a particularly lovely place to travel in January. The scenery is incredibly green and lush at this time of year, from the hilly tea plantations to the backwaters lined with palm groves.”
- Phil Ellis, Product Manager
Balmy temperatures and minimal rain make January a great time of year to visit Cuba. It’s still warm enough to relax on the beaches (average highs for January are around 26 degrees), but not too hot to make exploring uncomfortable.
Think Japan and you’ll likely think of cherry blossoms or autumn foliage. But January is actually a beautiful time to visit the Land of the Rising Sun. Our winter tour of Japan reveals snow-dusted landscapes and steaming onsen (hot springs) home to cheeky snow monkeys, and includes an evening at the amazing Sapporo Snow Festival.