Check out the best places for travelling in January

Top 10 best places to go in January

The first month of the year is one of the best months to travel abroad, when the crowded places slowly fade. You can go to a sunny place and enjoy beautiful weather, or go for a wintersport holiday.

The weather is near perfect in spots like Dubai or Bali. In Adelaide, mild temperatures are ideal for days spent idly exploring. If you prefer to take advantage of the uncrowded places and don't mind the colder temperatures, go to Osaka, Madrid or Bruges.

# 1 Dubai, UAE

Dubai offers a variety of attractions and experiences that are unique only to this desert oasis and some are even free activities! Go shopping for a day at The Dubai Mall, take a dive at Aquaventure Waterpark or sky dive at 13,000 feet above the ground over the Palm Jumeirah. But what are the must-see’s and must-do’s?

Practical info:

  • It takes approximately 7 hours to fly from Singapore to Dubai.
  • The average temperature ranges from 24˚C to 35˚C in January.
  • The official language is Arabic, and English is widely used.

Highlights:

  • Explore the desert safari and try to sand-board across the dunes, ride on camels and enjoy a traditional meal.
  • It’s a must to visit the famous Jumeirah Mosque and Dubai Museum, an 18th-century fort that has been restored to its former glory.
  • Visit the record-breaking architecture like the Burj Khalifa and the world's only 7-star hotel Burj Al Arab.

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# 2 Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar is great to visit in January, there's little rain, lots of sunshine and the heat is pleasant. The misty mountains offer beautiful sights with pagodas and temples. Yangon is one of the most exciting places to be in, with colonial architecture and wandering monks on the streets.

Practical info:

  • It takes approximately 3 hours to fly from Singapore to Yangon.
  • The average temperature ranges from 20°C to 30°C in January.
  • The official language is Burmese.

Highlights:

  • In Yangon you can find Shwedagon Paya, a huge, shimmering pagoda and Chauk-htat-gyi Buddha Temple.
  • Another city worth visiting is Bagan, known for the Bagan Archaeological Area, with 12th century Buddhist temple Ananda.
  • Inle Lake offers serene views, floating gardens and Buddhist temples.

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# 3 Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide combines exceptional food and wine, art, shopping, a vibrant bar scene and world class events.

Practical info:

  • It takes approximately 7 hours to fly from Singapore to Adelaide.
  • The average temperature ranges from 15°C to 30°C in January.
  • It's suitable for families, with many activities for children.

Highlights:

  • Adelaide Oval is a sports arena, hosting many events.
  • Adelaide Zoo and Adelaide Botanic Garden offer exotic plants and animals.
  • South Australian Museum exhibits Australia's natural heritage.
  • High-end, award-winning restaurants like Orana and Africola.

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# 4 Madrid, Spain

Madrid, the capital city of Spain, has a colourful history and a rich and vibrant culture.

Practical info:

  • It takes approximately 16 hours to fly from Singapore to Madrid.
  • The average temperature ranges from 1°C to 10°C in January.
  • The official language is Spanish.

Highlights:

  • Madrid's art museums are considered some of the best in the world. There are many fantastic pieces of art in the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia National Art Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
  • See how the Monarchy lived in the Royal Palace, the biggest in Europe.
  • Great traditional food in the La Latina neighbourhood.

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# 5 Osaka, Japan

When it comes to the cutting edge in style, cultural attractions and mind-blowing technological wonders, Osaka is one of the premier destinations in the country, second only to Tokyo.

Practical info:

  • It takes approximately 6 hours to fly from Singapore to Osaka.
  • The average temperature ranges from 3°C to 10°C in January.

Highlights:

  • Toka Ebise Festival is taking place, where visitors will head to Imamiya Ebisu-jinja Shrine and get bamboo branch to pray for a good year ahead.
  • Osaka Castle is a renowned historic castle with a museum, built in the 16th century.
  • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka Science Museum, Osaka Museum of history.

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