How is your plan to travel in the new year? January is truly the perfect time to start your journey with so many interesting places to visit with things to experience. For example, you can enjoy the white sand beaches of the Maldives, explore the wine country in the Hunter Valley, admire the million-dollar mansion in Los Angeles, and participate in snow-related activities in Austria, etc. Let’s follow The Broad Life to explore the best places to travel in January 2023 and get ready for your journey in the new year!

Sydney, Australia

Sydney Habor Bridge and Opera House are one of the best places to celebrate New Year's Eve in the world
Sydney Habor Bridge and Opera House are one of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the world.

For those who love the sea and warm weather, Sydney is the ideal place for a January holiday. You can experience many exciting activities such as paragliding, sailing, scuba diving, and surfing here. In addition, there are many adventurous activities on land such as hiking, wildlife watching, or exploring the wine country in the Hunter Valley.

Austria

Austria January with many things to do in Hallstatt winter
Austria January with many things to do in Hallstatt winter.

The country of Austria is surely a beautiful destination to visit in January. You can experience many fun snow-related activities such as skiing, sledding, snow walking,… Also, you can visit some villages on the edge of the Alps, and soak up the breathtaking natural scenery and festivals. Winter is so special here.

Bali, Indonesia

gate in bali, indonesia
Bali is one of the best places to travel in January 2023.

Dubbed the “Island of the Gods”, Bali is a destination that attracts a large number of tourists regardless of the time of year. Indeed, this is a peaceful paradise, promising to bring visitors a wonderful experience. Traveling off-season in January in Bali gives visitors the opportunity to experience a quiet and cost-effective beautiful beach vacation.

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Maldives

Maldives weather in January is always good for a new year trip
Maldives weather in January is always good for a new year trip.

This is the ideal destination to start the new year with fine white sand and the brightest green sea in the world. Coming to the Maldives, you can enjoy the feeling of separation from life such as lounging on deserted beaches or relaxing swimming in the clear water. Furthermore, you could experience a variety of water sports, and watch coral reefs when coming to this island.

Morocco

central market marrakesh morocco
The central market in Marrakesh, Morocco in January.

The early spring climate of Morocco’s “wonderland” is ideal. Therefore, you can easily explore the Sahara or go hiking in the High Atlas Mountains here. With little rainfall, clear blue skies, and a refreshing breeze from the Atlantic Ocean, January is the perfect time to visit Morocco.

Read more: Playing Alice in Morocco Land

Cape Town, South Africa

The capital city of South Africa is one of the best places to travel in January 2023
The capital city of South Africa is one of the best places to travel in January 2023.

Cape Town is the most beautiful city in South Africa, possessing many majestic natural landscapes. Here, you can admire Table Mountain with its flat top, clear blue waters of Table Bay,… Moreover, Cape Town is a multicultural city with unique arts and cuisine and many interesting street activities. This is definitely an interesting place you can visit in January.

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Switzerland

kandersteg in winter
Kandersteg in the winter of January with many leisure activities.

Switzerland is a must-see in January for those who love winter and cold-weather leisure activities. Here, you can admire the snow-covered space and the Alps. You can also experience unique cuisine such as cheese hotpot, legendary chocolate,… or cozy nights by the flickering fire.

Phuket, Thailand

phi phi islands in january weather
The beautiful Phi Phi Islands in January weather.

January is the best time to visit Phuket. As the largest and most famous island in Thailand, Phuket is famous for some of the most beautiful beaches in the world such as Kata Noi, Nai Harn… You can visit the famous archipelago, watch the sunset, and learn about Thai culture and history when coming here.

Read more: Phang Nga Bay, Phuket – Sea Wind Through Your Vein

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands is one of the best places to travel in January 2023
Turks and Caicos Islands is one of the best places to travel in January 2023.

One of the best places to visit in January is the Turks and Caicos Islands. You can enjoy your time on the island, lounging on white sand beaches and playing in its endless turquoise waters. Besides that, you can visit the magnificent historical sites here such as Cockburn town, Cheshire Hall plantation, etc.

Los Angeles, California, The USA

beautiful los angeles january weather
The Los Angeles January weather is beautiful for a new year trip.

Los Angeles is a unique destination in January. The place is famous as a bustling, diverse, and culturally rich city. You can admire the million-dollar mansion, redwood trees, and many natural wonders of the world when coming here.

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20 COMMENTS

  1. Shut the front door!!! All of these are amazing best places to visit in January 2023. We usually take a winter vacation but we might have to cancel this year due to our old dog. But I definitely want to go to all of these locations, especially Thailand.

  2. Travel blogs are something to that I love to read. It’s not possible to go every places physically but these post give us the chance to have a virtual tour of some amazing places in the world. From your above list I think I am fortunate enough to see two places. Hope one day I can see more.

  3. Thankfully I have been to some of these places that you listed. Bali is sheer love. Adding Kolkata in India to this list.

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