Where to go in January

Wondering where you can travel in January, to extend your holiday mood or chase the sun? Whether you enjoy the full spirit of winter and looking for destinations to more embrace this season or you are the type of a person who would run away to warm destinations, read more and kick off your year with some wonderlusting.


Average temperature: 0°C
Activity: Skiing, Take Glacier Express for mesmerizing natural views of mountains between Zermatt and St. Moritz mountain resorts
Location tips: Arosa, Zermatt, Lucerne, Engadin

Switzerland is a great winter location for both skiers and non-skiers. There are many beautiful places to visit, see and do during this period of time. Don't forget to prepare yourself the warmest layers and clothes when traveling there. If you chose to stay in a city or a mountain resort, January is a great time to visit, as you will avoid tourists, as well as prices will be much cheaper after New Year and before Easter.

Where to go in January


Average temperature: 3°C
Activity: Romantic walks, Carriage rides through the city, Try out Belgian chocolate
Location tips: Markt Square, Bruges canals

Bruges is a small medieval and lovely town in Belgium. January is a low season time for visitors. Hence you will have a nice quite time in there.  It is a great place for some calm, romantic winter getaway. However, if you do get bored, it is just few hours away from major Belgian cities, like Antwerp or Brussels.

Where to go in January

Australia's Gold Coast

Average temperature: 25°C
Activity: coastline road trip, surfing, Magic Millions racing event
Location tips: Fraser Island, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Noosa Heads

Since Australia's season is shifted away then we are used to in Europe, winter season in Europe would be summer in Australia. Therefore, travel here to get some hot and sunny weather. Gold Coast line is a great for a road trip and chasing for amazing beaches and waves. Since it is summer for them there, there are plenty of events and festivals going on. Hence, expect it will be a busy season both for visitors and locals.

Thailand's islands

Average temperature: 29°C
Activity: scuba diving, yoga, island hopping, long-tail boats sightseeing
Location tips: Koh Samui, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Phanghan

Did you knew that Thailand has over 1000 islands and they are grouped together to form a larger entity. Each one of them is unique in its way and for their very own reasons. Therefore choosing which island to go can be difficult. Sometimes the islands are located nearby each other, so you may travel in between easily. Nevertheless, beautiful beaches and clear water can be found in any of the islands.

Where to go in January


Average temperature: 27°C
Activity: scuba diving, snorkeling, island visiting, stand up paddle boarding, bioluminescent phytoplankton (if you are lucky)
Location tips: Biyadhoo, Joali, Medhufaru, Gaakoshinbi, Makunufushi

Maldives is a honeymoon and couple paradise. Travel to Maldives to enjoy paradise, luxury and warm weather. Expect nothing, then just swim, sunshine, cocktail sipping and sunset watching. Take a trip to nearby islands as well, as Maldives is made up from about 2000 small islands, where all locals and communities are living. Don't forget that Maldives is a islamic country, so dress appropriately when leaving outside of your resort which is on its own private island.


Average temperature: 1°C
Activity: Get to know Mozart, gaze at stunning views from Hohensalzburg fortress, Mozart week, Open Air Museum, Ice skating, Skiing
Location tips: Hallstatt, Konigsee, Saalach, Hohensalzburg fortress, Mozart's birthplace

Salzburg is cute town in the middle of three hills in the Austria. It is also a birth place of Mozart, and on the 28th of January, there is a birthday celebration of W.A. Mozart. Therefore, expect the city to be full of concerts and events. Whether you will be visiting Salzburg for winter activities or just a getaway trip, you will find many things to do in here.

Where to go in January