Who says that Christmas break hangover can’t be cured with a little holiday hair of the dog?
From winter beach escapes to ski and snowboard adventures to classic city breaks you’ll be spoilt for choice with January holiday options.
The best part of all: especially toward the end of the month that’s when the deals start, so let’s get some ideas cooking and see where we can go shall we?
Here’s a list of where to travel in January.
Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa’s most beautiful city really comes alive as temperatures peak to a daytime high of 26˚C.
With the warm waters this is the perfect time for a beach holiday and the vibrant nightlife that comes with the crowds makes it a great escape for party-goers.
With a minuscule amount of rainfall on the month, this Central American country doesn’t get enough attention for its empty sprawling beaches and stunning tropical rain forests. A stop here is an eco-traveller’s dream.
Europe’s northern-most holiday destination is perfect for ‘Aurora hunters’ seeking out the Northern Lights: there are few better places than Abisko and its micro-climate of prevailing winds and surrounding mountains which serve to break up the cloud and expose one of nature’s greatest spectacles.
Ko Samui, Thailand
Thailand’s third largest island soaks in a warm tropical sea that reaches 26°C and never ceases in giving a beach holiday to remember. Being at the tail end of the rainy season means you’ll get better travel deals and stretch out your money like no other month.
To call the weather here ‘incredible’ is a bit much considering you won’t be able to go swimming, but as far as Europe goes the best you’ll be able to do in January is this Spanish archipelago off the coast of Africa.
With temperatures in the low 20’s the beaches might not be optimal but the stargazing and hiking options are abundant.
This Austrian city of 130,000 has hosted not just one but two Winter Olympics and is generally known as the ski and snowboard capital of the world.
Winter sport lovers will enjoy the world class facilities here and architecture buffs will love the contrast between the city’s Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings and the majestic mountain backdrop.
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Being the closest sun option to chilly Europe makes Egypt’s Red Sea resort town a popular January destination, even if it’s actually the coldest month of the year with a 22˚C daytime high.
Don’t let that stop you from dipping a toe in the water though, there’s swimming pool weather all year round.