Below are the best locations for a trip from January 15th to January 21st. We’ve taken into account rain, temperature, travel advisories for safety, and number of tourists in the area. In 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. Santorini, Greece
Santorini has perfect weather from January 15th to January 21st. The weather is somewhat nice in the weeks before and poor in the weeks after. Tourism in the area is somewhat slow during this time. Choosing Santorini 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.
Santorini Perceived Temperature (F)
Santorini Tourism Demand
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2. Hengchun, Taiwan
The weather in Hengchun 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 far below average in size. Go here in mid January if you want absolutely perfect weather and generally lower prices.
Hengchun Perceived Temperature (F)
Hengchun Tourism Demand
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3. Kowloon, Hong Kong
Due to the average number of tourists, a trip to Kowloon in mid 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 a long stretch of similarly-wonderful weather. If booking a longer trip, you’ll want to know that the weather remains nice for the next 30 days. Note that it can get busy here in other seasons.
Kowloon Perceived Temperature (F)
Kowloon Tourism Demand
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4. Christchurch, New Zealand
As with every place on this list, temperatures in Christchurch 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 could also recommend visiting earlier than this, and the weeks following have weather that is as good as mid January.
Christchurch Perceived Temperature (F)
Christchurch 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. Cocoa Beach, FL, US
The perfect weather in Cocoa Beach, FL, US during this time falls between some extremely pleasant weather earlier in the year and fairly good weather later. Compared to the rest of the year we expect prices to be cheaper due to lower demand.
Cocoa Beach Perceived Temperature (F)
Cocoa Beach Tourism Demand
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7. Valparaiso, Chile
Around mid January is the best to visit Valparaiso 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 nice for a while.
Valparaiso Perceived Temperature (F)
Valparaiso Tourism Demand
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8. Stanthorpe, QL, Australia
Stanthorpe would already be less expensive, and this time of year should be even less expensive. 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 gets a little worse for a few more weeks.
Stanthorpe Perceived Temperature (F)
Stanthorpe Tourism Demand
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9. Avalon, CA, US
Avalon is not very pleasant to visit earlier in the year, but 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 worse weather over the next month.
Avalon Perceived Temperature (F)
Avalon Tourism Demand
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10. Tenterfield, 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 Tenterfield, this nice period falls between times that have excellent weather and weeks that have nice enough weather. Hotels and flights should cost less during mid January compared to the average, especially if booking less than a month out.
Tenterfield Perceived Temperature (F)
Tenterfield 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.