Home to the Great Barrier Reef and iconic beaches and surf spots, Australia is the perfect destination for adventure seekers and lovers of beach getaways. January is the summer month in Australia with temperatures ranging between 35 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius depending on the state and territory. The hottest (dry heat) is about 38 degrees Celsius at Uluru in the peak of summer in January. Although the weather can be slightly on the higher side, it is nearly perfect as the days are long. January is also great to stroll in the cities like Sydney or Melbourne to catch the beautiful sunrise, get some shopping done, or stroll through the parks.
Known For : Stay in an Overwater Bungalow Diving in Maldives Snorkelling in Maldives
A tropical haven of white sand beaches, the Maldives is located in the south of Sri Lanka and is ideal for an adventure, honeymoon, or leisure holiday. January is one of the most popular months to visit Maldives. January falls in the middle of the dry season, which means, you can enjoy a wonderfully mild climate with blue skies and sea, with very little chance of rainfall or humidity. Days tend to get a bit warm during the day, but a cooling ocean breeze will be there throughout the day. The temperature rises to 29ºC during the day and falls up to 25ºC after sundown.
Best Time: Mid December to April
One can find everything in Thailand from pristine beaches to dense forests, ancient monasteries to coral reefs, from Buddhist monks to floating markets and finally the fragrant and rich food to treat your taste buds. January is a peak month for Thailand, with the temperatures range between 18 degrees to 28 degrees Celsius. With ample sunshine, underwater visibility attracts travellers from all around the world during January. Not only the islands but north and central Thailand are also famous among people during January.
Known For : Anse Lazio Snorkeling in Seychelles Sunbathing in Seychelles
Popular as the island of love, Seychelles’ surreal beauty makes it a popular luxurious honeymoon destination. Seychelles has its major period of monsoon season during December and January making January one of the wettest months of the year. Although it is the season of monsoon, the temperature lingers around the average temperature of 27 degrees Celcius, thus sustaining the amazing weather. January is also considered peak tourist season since this time coincides with holiday season across most of the world.
Best Time: April to May, September to October
Argentina, the second largest country in Latin America is blessed with vast and varied landscapes that range from rugged peaks of the Andes to the glaciers in Patagonia and grasslands of the Pampas, making it a scenic retreat for all kinds of travellers. January is the peak of summer in Argentina, providing an excellent opportunity to explore its diverse landscapes. Discover the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, marvel at the stunning Iguazu Falls, or venture to Patagonia for breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities.
Costa Rica is known for a variety of wildlife, distinct culture and plethora of adventure activities. You will find yourself lost in the national parks surrounded by unique flora and fauna. January is part of the dry season in Costa Rica, making it an ideal time to visit. Discover the country's incredible biodiversity through rainforest hikes, zip-lining adventures, and relaxing on pristine beaches.
Egypt is a country that brings to mind the exotic. Beautiful pyramids, mysterious mummies and lots of gold. That is what everybody perceives Egypt as. But it is so much more. January provides comfortable temperatures for exploring the ancient wonders of Egypt. It is one of the peak seasons in Egypt and the famous places like the Temples of Luxor, the Pyramids of Giza, and Abu Simbel remains the most crowded.
South Africa is a country that is as well known for its wildlife and safaris as it is for its beaches and Winelands. It has been given the name of 'Rainbow Country', as it is very culturally diverse. January falls in the summer season in South Africa, offering warm temperatures and longer days. Embark on a safari adventure in Kruger National Park, explore the beautiful Cape Town and its surroundings, or visit the stunning Winelands region.
Rooted in its deep imperial culture, the country offers much more beyond the scenic beauty including neo-classical architecture, the craze for music, popular cafes, and the thrill of sports like skiing. January is the coldest month in the country, but it is the best time to visit the Alpine region for skiing and other snow activities. The mesmerising Hahnenkamm race also takes place during mid-January, which contains some nail-biting skiing activities.
Sri Lanka is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean known for its spectacular beaches, thousand-year-old Buddhist temples, an abundance of wildlife, and rich archaeological history. Sri Lanka basks under ample sunshine and is relatively warm during January. At this time of the year, Hill Country is more relaxed than the other parts of the country. Beaches towards the South and Western coasts are hot, dry, and sunny. The average temperature fluctuates between 30-32℃.