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Where to travel in January 2023

Where to travel in January
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A new year is coming. What are your plans for 2023? Here are the best places to visit in January 2023.

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions for 2023? Try to avoid spending too much money in a gym or spending too much time on a meaningless diet. Don’t you think traveling more this year would be a great thing? You need not look further for a great place to travel in January.

The best time to start improving your travel habits is in January. As the holiday season winds down, you can explore a vast array of affordable (and warm) destinations.

It might be time to cross that tropical vacation off your bucket list. It might be time for you to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Southeast Asia. January is a great time to fulfill all your travel fantasies.

Think about visiting one of these memorable places if you’re looking forward to kicking off the new year, right

The Warm Beaches of Maui, Hawaii

A tropical Maui vacation will give you swaying palm trees and clear blue waters. Hawaii is a beach lover’s paradise. Despite the harsh winter weather, Maui is a great escape.

Hawaii Beach
Photo by Asad Photo

Western beaches have the best beaches. Kihei, Lahaina, and Kaanapali are usually very sunny when autumn rolls around. It means you can spend the day tanning and playing in the ocean’s waves.

Additionally, the best time to see humpback whales is in January. During this time, whales migrate to Maui from Alaska in large numbers. You can view the boats from land or a boat at Papawai Point or the top of Pu’u Ola’s.

Tamarindo, Costa Rica, during the dry season

The best time to visit Costa Rica is in January. Located on the west coast, the city of Tamarindo receives less than 15 centimeters of rain per month. Therefore, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean breeze.

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Photo by Jake Marsee

Those who enjoy the outdoors will love Tamarindo. Take part in beach activities like kayaking, swimming, and fishing. Explore Rincon de La Vieja or look for leatherback turtles in Las Baulas National Marine Park in the afternoon.

In Tamarindo, surfing is one of the most popular activities. As the dry season guarantees blue skies and light winds, January is an ideal time for beginning surfers. There are plenty of surf shops and schools willing to teach you how to ride the waves.

Sri Lanka for wildlife viewing

Elephants, leopards, and crocodiles. Book a trip to Sri Lanka in January to get up close and personal with these animals. A safari holiday in Sri Lanka is one of the best, as the country has 26 national parks.

Sri Lanka for wildlife
Photo by Rachel Claire

With the temperature reaching 85 degrees Fahrenheit along the southern and western coasts, you can enjoy endless hours of sunshine. The driest month of the year, January, also means that wildlife congregates in abundance at the ponds of national parks.

Yala National Park is a great place to see wildlife. Leopards, elephants, and water buffalo are frequently sighted in this region. Wildlife safaris are also popular at the national parks of Wilpattu and Udawalawe.

Tonga for peace

Sitting on a secluded beach and not seeing a soul would be lovely. If you’d like to realize your dream, fly to Tonga, one of the Polynesian islands. It is a low season in January, so prices are lower, and there are fewer tourists.

Polynesian islands
Polynesian islands

Tongans are home to more than 170 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. Even Tongatapu, the main island, remains relatively untouched compared to nearby Fiji and Vanuatu.

However, if you want to spend a few lazy days in paradise, Tonga is your place.

Even though January is in the middle of the rainy season, you will be able to enjoy a few sunny days during your trip. Be prepared for poor public transportation and lack of internet access in Tonga: one of the South Pacific’s least developed countries.

Guatemala to visit Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan is one of Guatemala’s most breathtaking sights, surrounded by picturesque towns and volcanic mountains. As a bonus, if you visit in January, you will arrive during the dry season, which means you can enjoy all the activities on and around the lake.

Guatemala to visit Lake Atitlan
Guatemala to visit Lake Atitlan

A breathtaking view of the lake is available from Indian Nose Trailhead. The walk to the top may be a steep 30-minute hike, but the views from the top make it worth every step.

Cool off in the cool waters if you’re feeling sweltering in the Guatemalan summer. A day spent paddling through the waves can also be enjoyed by renting kayaks and SUP boards.

The Lantern Festival in Hoi An, Vietnam

Join us in celebrating the full moon in Hoi An, Vietnam. Hundreds of colorful lanterns are released into the Hoai River after the sun goes down. The warm glow of the lanterns and the festive atmosphere in the old town is so magical that you have to see them and believe them.

Lantern Festival in Hoi An
Photo by Min An

Additionally, live music, board games, and poetry readings will be available during the festival. You’ll find dozens of tasty street food stalls on both sides of the river.

The Lantern Festival takes place during the full moon; it takes place every month. However, January is one of the best times for tourists. There is plenty of sunshine during the day, and the nighttime temperature is warm without being excessively humid.

You deserve to start the year as you should

The best time to travel for the New Year is in January. It doesn’t matter if you’re hiking the lush volcanoes of Guatemala or diving off the sandy shores of Tonga.

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