Traveller in El Chalten Mountains
Argentina

Argentina

Argentina’s seasons are the opposite to our own here in the UK. Although January sees more tourists you can bank on toasty temperatures and it’s by far one of the best months to visit Patagonia weather-wise. Strap on your hiking boots and you can expect sunshine, clear skies and dry days.

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Staff member Jennifer sitting on a rock in Puerto Varas, Chile
Chile

Chile

Chile’s three climate zones mean it can be visited almost any time of year, but if you’re heading to Torres del Paine or want to spot Penguins without the winter chill, the Chilean summer months are the perfect time. While on holiday in January, you’ll experience blazing summer days in the Lake District, making those volcanic lakes all the more tempting.

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Amber fort palace with reflection on river in Jaipur, India
India

India

If you’re looking to escape the the dark winter days and want to know where to go on holiday in January, India makes for the perfect choice. A lot of the country is warm, but not sweltering and January is the best time to visit the temples and beaches of Tamil Nadu. In the north, avoiding the chillier mountain areas, it’s a great time to fall in love with grand Rajasthani palaces and Jodhpur’s Mughal fort.

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Green and gold Laotian temple surrounded by palm trees and blue sky
Laos

Laos

A great time to visit Luang Prabang and Vientiane, January sits just before the scorching summer days set-in, making it the ideal time for sight-seeing. Mid January sees the celebration of Boun Khun Khao, a harvest festival, in some of the more remote areas and villages, so it can be an interesting time for low altitude trekking.

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Humming Bird next to Pink Flower in Boquete
Panama

Panama

Panama is hot and humid throughout the year, but you should head here in January if you’re planning to visit the town of Boquete in the west. Mid-January sees the Chiriqui Highlands Flower and Coffee Festival in and around the town. For ten days you’ll be engulfed by an explosion of colour. It’s popular, so book well in advance.

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people in turquoise water at ko phi phi beach in thailand
Thailand

Thailand

Thailand has a complicated set-up when it comes to weather, but January gives you the best chance for great weather across the country. Temperatures are a little cooler, but its going to be dry, making it ideal for a beach getaway during the UK’s dark, cold winter days. When looking for a bit of adventure with milder temperatures in January, head north to discover the rivers, hills and villages of Chiang Mai.

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