Below are the best locations for a trip from January 8th to January 14th. We’ve taken into account rain, temperature, travel advisories for safety, and number of tourists in the area. In early to mid 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 8th to January 14th. 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 to mid January if you want absolutely perfect weather and generally lower prices.
Kowloon Perceived Temperature (F)
Kowloon Tourism Demand
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3. San Diego, CA, US
Due to the lower number of tourists, a trip to San Diego in early to mid January tends to be much less expensive, and the weather couldn’t be better. This period of ideal weather comes after some less enjoyable seasonal weathe. 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.
San Diego Perceived Temperature (F)
San Diego Tourism Demand
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4. Sliema, Malta
As with every place on this list, temperatures in Sliema 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. Because it’s a little less common of a destination, massive crowds aren’t likely. We might not recommend visiting earlier than this, and the weeks following have weather that is not nearly as good as early to mid January.
Sliema Perceived Temperature (F)
Sliema 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. Barbate, Spain
The perfect weather in Barbate, Spain during this time falls between some reasonably pleasant weather earlier in the year and moderate weather later. Compared to the rest of the year we expect prices to be much cheaper due to much lower demand.
Barbate Perceived Temperature (F)
Barbate Tourism Demand
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7. Cocoa Beach, FL, US
Around early to mid January is the best to visit Cocoa Beach because prices are lower for the things tourists spend the most on, and the weather is temperate. The weather is good before this, has a perfect season, and then remains nice for a while.
Cocoa Beach Perceived Temperature (F)
Cocoa Beach Tourism Demand
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8. Valparaiso, Chile
Valparaiso would already be less expensive, and this time of year should be no exception. Weather in the 4 weeks prior is usually amazing, 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.
Valparaiso Perceived Temperature (F)
Valparaiso Tourism Demand
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9. Stanthorpe, QL, Australia
Stanthorpe is almost as pleasant to visit earlier in the year, but early to mid 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.
Stanthorpe Perceived Temperature (F)
Stanthorpe Tourism Demand
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10. Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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 Puerto Madryn, this nice period falls between times that have excellent weather and weeks that have nice enough weather. Hotels and flights should cost significantly less during early to mid January compared to the average, especially if booking less than a month out.
Puerto Madryn Perceived Temperature (F)
Puerto Madryn 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.