Below are the best locations for a trip from January 1st to January 7th. We’ve taken into account rain, temperature, travel advisories for safety, and number of tourists in the area. In early January each of these places are the perfect balance between temperate weather and smaller crowds, which also translates into better deals for tourists.
Because we’ve located areas and times where there is a greater chance for hotels/flights to be under capacity and weather is likely to be temperate and dry, the best time to book these 10 trips is usually within 1-4 weeks before travel.
1. Hengchun, Taiwan
Hengchun has perfect weather from January 1st to January 7th. The weather is also perfect in the weeks before and ideal in the weeks after. Tourism in the area is slow during this time. Choosing Hengchun this week is a great choice for anyone looking for nice weather and lower prices.
The graph below shows how temperatures feel given humidity (heat index) and wind chill. Tourist demand is usually the opposite of price: where demand is low prices are too. For Celsius: click the “best time to visit” link below the graphs.
Hengchun Perceived Temperature (F)
Hengchun Tourism Demand
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2. Kowloon, Hong Kong
The weather in Kowloon is excellent during this week with nice temperatures and low chances of rain. The month before is equally nice and the month after is just as perfectly temperate. Crowds are below average in size. Go here in early January if you want absolutely perfect weather and generally lower prices.
Kowloon Perceived Temperature (F)
Kowloon Tourism Demand
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3. Christchurch, New Zealand
Due to the average number of tourists, a trip to Christchurch in early January tends to be neither the least nor the most expensive, but the weather couldn’t be better. This period of ideal weather comes after some similarly enjoyable weather. If booking a longer trip, you’ll want to know that the weather will be almost as enjoyable for the next 30 days. Note that it can get busy here in other seasons.
Christchurch Perceived Temperature (F)
Christchurch Tourism Demand
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4. Honolulu, HI, US
As with every place on this list, temperatures in Honolulu feel excellent, rain is infrequent, and there are no travel advisories at the moment. Tourists looking for hotels and flights are somewhat common during this time, so prices may be about average. The many hotels here can fill up, but probably won’t during this period. We might not recommend visiting earlier than this, and the weeks following have weather that is as good as early January.
Honolulu Perceived Temperature (F)
Honolulu Tourism Demand
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5. McAllen, TX, US
With far fewer travelers booking during this time compared to the busiest months, hotels and airlines will probably offer some incentives to stay during this period. This is a good time to visit, but the weeks beforehand are also very nice. If you’re planning to stay for more than a week, you’ll likely find enjoyable weather the whole time.
McAllen Perceived Temperature (F)
McAllen Tourism Demand
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6. Valparaiso, Chile
The perfect weather in Valparaiso, Chile during this time falls between some extremely pleasant weather earlier in the year and ideal weather later. Compared to the rest of the year we expect prices to be cheaper due to lower demand.
Valparaiso Perceived Temperature (F)
Valparaiso Tourism Demand
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7. Titusville, FL, US
Around early January is the best to visit Titusville because prices are lower for the things tourists spend the most on, and the weather is temperate. The weather is wonderful before this, has a perfect season, and then remains almost as pleasant.
Titusville Perceived Temperature (F)
Titusville Tourism Demand
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8. Coronado, CA, US
Coronado would already be less expensive, and this time of year should be even less expensive. Weather in the 4 weeks prior is usually better than most places, this week is among the best you can choose for both low crowds and weather, then the weather stays nice for a few more weeks.
Coronado Perceived Temperature (F)
Coronado Tourism Demand
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9. Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Puerto Madryn is also nice to visit earlier in the year, but early January should be nice each year. Costs during this time should be lower based on the number of visitors. If weather is a major concern, you can expect the weather to be good for a month.
Puerto Madryn Perceived Temperature (F)
Puerto Madryn Tourism Demand
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10. Lord Howe Island, NW, Australia
Though maybe the least-well-known location on this list, the weather is also very nice and there are plenty of things to do. For Lord Howe Island, this nice period falls between times that have good weather and weeks that have nice enough weather. Hotels and flights should cost less during early January compared to the average, especially if booking less than a month out.
Lord Howe Island Perceived Temperature (F)
Lord Howe Island Tourism Demand
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All of the locations above tend to offer great last-minute deals with hotels and airlines trying to fill what they couldn’t sell at full price. But if you just want to browse last-minute deals, click the link below.